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)…
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:
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…
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.
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!
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125 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Sky”
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Leaving a link just in case …pingback gremlins are plaguing me at the moment!
You were prepared for this one 🙂
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”
LMAO!! Great answer!!
Same here. My post never appeared on the roundup.
Khürt, never saw your link; let me search your blog and I will add you. Sorry about that!
Fixed. That is an awesome post!!
Hi Frank. I thought the issue was technical. Thanks for taking care of that.
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.
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.
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!
A few items for this weeks challenge =
I love the reflection in the water Frank and thank you for another lovely prompt. I posted quite a few images of dramatic skies last week and I am linking one of them here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/10/16/tanka-enigma/
Dramatic indeed! Love them!
Thank you Frank! :o)
Here is another contribution: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/10/17/haiku-sacred-sanctuary/
and I will leave it at that for now – I have so many skies featuring in our posts!:o)
Thank you Frank, the skies were changing every second in the strong winds ;o)
love the reflection, Frank 🙂
Wonderful array of skies in your post!
Hi Frank, Here is my entry for this week. Loved the theme. 🙂
Thank you, love your post!
You’re welcome. 🙂
Exquisite! Looks like the sky is “upside down”.
I was tempted to rotate by 180 degrees, but liked the reflected image better
Yes it’s beautiful the way it is.
There are times when I miss the boat!
Lovely; I like that boat! And great skies too!
We miss the boat and the simplicity of the life, but know we’ve done the right things selling up. We’ve got some fabulous memories.
Hi I am back😃 with my sky entries
so sorry.. no pigeons today 😉
My pingbacks don’t always work so adding it here in case. 5 sky pics within 15 minutes from a walk; last pic I redid in black&white for fun
Worked perfectly, but I’m with you that I don’t always get the results I expect from a pingback 🙂 Great post!
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.)
Awesome reflections, Frank. The colors look so alive in this lovely snap.
Thank you, Hammad! Yes, a polarizing filter works wonders for popping colors.
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Frank, you have such a great landscape reflection.
Here is my entry for this week.
Thank you, Cee! Wonderful skies in your post!
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That is a beautiful shot!
hi frank great picture what you have chosen for this theme, here is my contribution to the challenge week, http://wp.me/p2AvI7-2wO.
Thank you, Robert! Love your sky shot!
Dear Mr. Frenk, please find belowe my contribution for the photo challenge:
Thanks a lot and have a great rest of the week.
Thank you for joining our fun! Have a wonderful week!
Hi Frank, thank you for another wonderful theme for the challenge. Here’s my entry!
Thank you, Miriam. Glad you had fun with this theme!
Yes, Frank, I have a separate folder for clouds…!
Beautiful skies, Miriam!
Thank you so much, Frank!
The sky is always hard to resist, and I loved your different angle on the theme, Frank. A calm sky and such wonderful colours.
My shot has taken a more traditional approach: https://travelwithintent.com/2017/10/25/sapa-vietnam-sky-sunset-cloud-cafe/
Thank you, Debbie! Love the view that your post presents!
This one I can do . Trying to capture pigeons was a big fail for me lol
LOL! I figure that you may have some sky 🙂
Skyward is always a nice way to look, very generous topic, and nice autumn sky and foliage, beautifully mirrored onto the smooth surface. Cute little leaves there, too, looking a bit lost… almost makes one wonder, floating on air or water?! 🙂 My entry this week takes this theme back to September blue: https://doarnicol.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/albastrul-aproape-cerulean-closeness/
Thank you! Glad that you like the theme, for which you created a wonderful post.
Here’s a link to mine, in case the pingback doesn’t work https://musinwithsusan.com/2017/10/25/solar-eclipse-revisited/
Wonderful view of the sky!
Great photo, Frank! I love this week’s focus – I’m in. 🙂 Much love and blessings to you and your wife. More soon, Debbie
Fantastic image Frank.
Here is my contribution to Sky
Thank you! Love that cloud and blue sky! It’s good to be an eagle!
a world upside down. 🙂 lovely colours.yes, I also love that nice blue shade.
My pingbacks usually work fine & a skyey one to follow soon (only a little bit far from the civilized world). Now its time for final lift-off. Best wishes @ Ulli @
Looking forward to seeing your sky!
Frank, the pingback now visible under your reply! 😉
Beautiful reflection of the sky on photo! There are some parts of the sky at https://travel387.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/sky-is-not-the-limit/
Have one more at https://travel387.wordpress.com/2017/03/16/atop/
Never too many!
I just LOVE your photo! I am so late but didn’t want to pass up one of my most favorite things to photograph…the sky! here’s mine https://dailymusing57.com/2017/10/29/tuesday-photo-challenge-sky/
Thank you! Wonderful photos of the sky!
thanks so much! 🙂
In case ping fails: https://islandinthenet.com/sky-2/
Hi Khürt, I’ll update in a little bit. Stuck in meeting at the moment 🙂
Hi Frank, no rush.
Entry up! (also have a pingback, but better safe than sorry) https://rjbailey.wordpress.com/2017/10/30/tpc-sky/
I’ll add you to the round up momentarily 🙂