Welcome to week 178 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! As last week, I’m still wrapping up the round up and will finish it on Tuesday night.
After your highly Focused approach of wonderful and amazing posts, I figured we go in the opposite direction for this week. How about going for something a bit Fuzzy for this week’s theme? Of course, there are lots of fuzzy objects that we enjoy in our lives, such as that teddy bear, plush animal or peach, as well as some that we might not enjoy… That fuzzy growth on bread might not be a good indication of its fitness for consumption.
There are numerous directions that you can take for this challenge, and all’s fair, as long as you have fun with whatever Fuzzy creativity strikes you’re fancy. Can’t wait to see what will be appearing from you!
Here’s something rather fuzzy from a number of years back…
This image was shot with a bit of an unusual lens: a zone plate lens. What makes this lens different is that it uses diffraction rather than refraction or reflection to focus the image. The wave nature of light facilitates a soft focusing characteristic to be created with this type of lens.
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)!!
Apply some fuzzy logic and bring out those amazingly creative ideas and posts!!
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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117 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fuzzy”
WOW I’m first!
Wonderful post!! Love it!!
A beautiful fuzzy photo. 😊
Interesting shot, Frank 😁 Here’s mine: https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2019/09/17/tuesday-photo-challenge-fuzzy/
Great fuzzies! Especially the ducklings.
Thanks, Frank 😁
A beautiful fuzzy flower Frank! Our contribution for this week is here: https://tranature.com/2019/09/17/tuesday-photo-challenge-fuzzy-blue/
Lovely fuzzy, Xenia.
Thank you Frank! 😁🙋♀️
As I looked at your photo, it made me think that you took your camera that was in the air-conditioned house outside into the hot sun and then the heat on the flower steamed up onto the lens? Cool effect for fuzzy. Here’s my take on your prompt for the week – https://www.quaintrevival.com/summer-dew-kisses-to-welcome-first-signs-of-fall/
Awesome post, Shelley! Love the photos of Copper.
Thank you, Frank!!!
another fab theme….https://cathscamera.wordpress.com/2019/09/17/fuzzy-wuzzy/
Here’s mine Frank. Hope it’s OK as I got a bit sidetracked.
Love your take on the theme, Diane
Again I get to show off my love of insects. http://ecstaticeclectica.com/2019/09/17/dutch-goes-the-photo-challenge-fuzzy/
Thank you! 🙂
Hello again Frank, Eivor and Pearl’s contribution for this lovely challenge is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2019/09/17/haiku-hazy-blue/
Interesting topic. I think I’ll go with a couple of photos of very fuzzy thinking: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/thar-she-blows/
Some of my grand-nieces and nephews are EXPERTS in fuzzy photos … 😉 And I have to say I took my share last night at a concert, where my phone-camera skills (or lack thereof) were on full display (especially without a flash and with trying to zoom onto the performer against the stage lights … I’ll keep my day job … ;)). HOWEVER, I still wanted to address this prompt, perhaps in not the focus, but the … well … focus. 😉
Love the fuzzy look of the flower!
Love the lens fuzz! happen to have two in my weekly post that would apply, but I think I’ll choose, the misty kind of reflection of the fountain with flowers in Huntington Library Gardens in Pasadena.https://wp.me/p9EWyp-1dJ
That is a lovely effect. Almost like a double exposure.
What kind of camera do you use? Now that so much is digital do you still develop film or have you gone all digital? Just curious. I love to take pictures.
Over the years, I’ve switched to a 100% digital workflow; I use a variety of cameras, mostly Canon (5D MkIII and EOS R), as well as Fuji and my iPhone (now an 11Pro, which I enjoy very much thus far!).
All my cameras are great tools and I’ll select the one that I think will work best for the particular application.
Have fun taking photos!!
My whole article “To Focus or Not to Focus” is actually on “Fuzzy” photos:
But I will also make a new one 🙂
Great article, Tatiana!
The subdued yellow makes it more interesting…Here’s mine – https://myheart2heart.blog/2019/09/18/my-hair-turns-frizzy-my-lens-foggy/
Thank you 😊
Fun to go fuzzy after being in focus last week, Frank.
Here’s my take: https://outofmywritemind.com/2019/09/18/awakened/
Hi Frank, I like your fuzzy blurry flower taken probably through a kind of a screen (?).
Here is my new contribution to the challenge:
It complements my previous post:
Hi Tatiana, nothing like some fuzzy snow in camera.
The flower photo in the theme was taken using a zone plate lens; it’s a lens that uses the interference patterns of the fresnel effect to create a seemingly out of focus effect.
A beautiful fuzz from you – hope this one fits in? https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/tuesday-photo-challenge-fuzzy/
That is a wonderful fit!!
My fuzzies are from my recent trip to my Dear Departed Dad’s home province in the Philippines.
Thank you for sharing them!
Fuzzy Wuzzy is also a sleeping Alpaca practicing awareness: https://photographyocd.com/2019/09/18/al-and-zen/
Nothing like Alpacas for fuzzy sweet tenderness!
Here’s my fuzzy contribution:
Those are fantastic shots!
I like your fuzzy Frank and was going in that direction but I met someone who made me change my mind
Great direction you went into, Brian!
Thanks Frank 🙂
I went with one of nature’s fuzzballs. odaciuk.wordpress.com/2019/09/19/time-to-let-go/
Great, wonderful fuzz ball!
Thanks, Frank. 🙂
I have a new contribution: http://www.giftsmart.com/the-ghost-rider/
Great prompt – had to stop thinking about bears first LOL!
My contribution (more fun with macro):
Another great challenge! Thank-you for the inspiration.
Thank you for the awesome post!
Fuzzy accurately describes the view from my left eye.
Not good news; I hope that in combination with your right eye, you can still get a clear picture
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Great approach to this theme, Khürt!
hi frank interesting photo for the theme, here is my post for the week challenge, https://wp.me/p2AvI7-3fo.
Fantastic shots, Robert!!