Tuesday Photo Challenge – Yellow

Tone, shade and hue

Welcome to Week 66 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

After a week of playing with bugs and their much less creepy cousins, such as bees and butterflies, I think it may be time to go back to the basics!  It’s been a while, since we’ve done a color-based theme, so I thought it might be time.

This week’s theme of Yellow was very much inspired by my checking through some of my photos that I took at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.  This is one of my go-to places for inspiration, as Nature’s shapes, colors and structure never cease to amaze me and refill my sense of wonderment.

Yellow is an interesting color to me, as it comes in many shades and tones, ranging from a warm hue when it’s close to orange to cold, almost antiseptic shades of yellow that might just start an argument.  My personal preference is toward the warmer end of the spectrum, although there is beauty to be found in all its shades.

So, go out into Nature or check around your house for that bit of yellow that catches your eye and just begs to be photographed.  Present it in its best light and form and dazzle your fellow bloggers, with your creations from mellow yellow to streaks of warm sunshine!  Looking forward to your findings and captures!

Here’s a bit of tonal range in yellow with a leafy twist…

Leaf Structure in Yellow


This image goes back 7 years to a sunny day, where the warm rays shone through the amazing structure of this leaf.  Beyond the structure, what struck me about this leaf were its sign of a rugged life, as it hosted many a visitor.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Can’t wait to see what colorful works you will share!

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

62 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Yellow”

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  2. This is awesome Frank! The photo is quite a creative color yellow. Thank you. It’s a treat to see.

    I’ll do my best. My mom used to say, “You made my day”, and at one point, I got her a mirror that said in the frame, “Good morning sunshine”. This challenge reminded me of that frame, for some reason. 🙂
    Blessings, Debbie

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