Tuesday Photo Challenge – Sky

Skyline pigeons are welcome!

Welcome to Week 80 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

After enjoying all those amazing entries for last week’s theme of birds, time came once again to pick a theme!  As I went out this past weekend to do some photography at Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, I took a look at the images from that little walk and found something that I liked.  As a result, we get the theme of Sky!

I ask you to put your creative focus skyward to capture what strikes your interest!  Whether it’s a skyline, amazing sky, a raptor circling in the sky, or any other idea you have, this week the sky’s the limit for your entries!  Have some fun with this and share some amazing shots with each other in this week’s challenge!!

Here’s that image that got me looking skyward (by looking down)…

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Reflected Foliage

This image reveals part of the fun that I have shooting with a polarizing filter, as the polarizer greatly increases the depth of the blue that is reflected in the Nashua river.

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)!!

I’m looking forward to seeing what catches your eye this week…

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!

125 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Sky”

      1. Haha… yes, I may have had a couple of sky photos up my sleeve 😊

        My husband: “Why do you take so many photos of the sky”
        Me: “because I can”

      1. It’s driving me a bit nutty actually. It’s not just happening on one site but many. So now just leaving the extra link in comments as well…seems a bit neurotic but the only way to beat the gremlins…for now. Hoping next WordPress update will sort the issues.

      2. It’s been driving me up the wall; I have had WP support look at my settings and they could find nothing that should prevent pingbacks working properly.

      3. It seems to be a problem for a few of us! I find sometimes when I delete and retry the pingback it comes up the second time, but other times, no matter if I try posting from the app, the website or my laptop they won’t work. GRRRRemlins indeed!

      1. Thank you for the lovely compliment! (and also thank you for letting me know the pingback worked.Crosses my fingers, maybe it’s all fixed now.)

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