Welcome to week 189 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
Thank you all for the incredible amount of Peace that flowed throughout last week’s posts! This week, I’ve selected another theme that has been inspired by one of the images I captured in Liverpool just over a month ago. While doing some additional editing, I played around with one of the night-time shots to get it to speak a bit more. This led to an image with a rather warm Glow, which is pushed very much by the wonderful street lighting they have around the Albert Docks.
I think that the interesting part of this challenge will be your choice of direction with the theme of Glow…will you opt for the glow of an ember, a firefly, or the glowing praise that is heaped on a great performance? There are many choices, so feel free to push the boundaries and shoot for that glowing review!
This is definitely one theme that has me curious to see what you might create!! Have fun and go wild!
Here’s the image that inspired the theme…
The Albert Docks are a lovely area to explore during the evening hours with great restaurants and entertainment. A couple of notes about the creation of this image, as it’s a bit non-standard for me; the shot was captured on an iPhone 11 Pro Max using the NeuralCam app. This app is great for night photography, such as this. I then processed the image using Aurora HDR and used a toned down Misty Landscape preset (at 59%), which also added a bit of grain to the clouds. I cleaned that image up in PhotoShop with a bit of sharpening, a little soft light overlay and popped the contrast somewhat. I cropped it to adjust the aspect ratio to get this result.
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)!!
May your creative energy glow and light the path to a wonderful image!
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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123 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Glow”
A great challenge this week Frank and I love your image of the Albert Dock! Our contribution for this week is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2019/12/03/tanka-morning-glow/
Awesome post, Xenia!!
Thank you Frank! 🙂
Gorgeous shot, been a few years since I was there.
That is simply a stunning photo!!
this is spooky but great
Brilliant picture Frank.
Here’s my effort this week
Fabulous picture of The Albert Dock I do love the night lights of Liverpool although it is a long time since I have been into Liverpool city centre in the evening but will definitely be going soon for the Christmas market and to see the Christmas lights that are at the Albert dock. Here is my contribution to this weeks challenge.
Beautiful photo! Love the clouded sky as well as the colourful reflections.
What a photo, Frank!!!
I love glowy scenes! 🙂
Absolutely stunning post, Na’ama!
I give your shot a glowing review, Frank!
Thank you, Sandy!
Hi Frank, you’re really pushing the limits of my skills with challenges like this… Hope you like this one as much as the peace-photo
Fantastic post and amazing image!!
Thank you Frank!
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.Beautiful glowing night colors in your capture! I have a faint glow of the sun on the turkeys:)https://wp.me/p9EWyp-1rZ
Thanksgiving was good! Hope you enjoyed yours as well. Wonderful turkeys 🙂
nice result, Frank.
here is mine: https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.com/2019/12/glow.html
Absolutely love it!
This is a magnificent shot.
That’s a lovely shot. I like the reflection of the city’s glow from the clouds.
Here is my addition to city lights: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2019/11/25/chu-river-han-street/
Love the glow and the Chu river!
Here’s my misty contribution:
Stunning glow across the hayfield!
Love the glow Frank.
Here is my contribution
Those mushrooms are magical!
Thank you Frank 🙂
Your tweaked photo is gorgeous – I’m so impressed that a phone can capture the glows so well at night!
Love that elf, Shelley!!
Thank you, Frank!!!
Hello again Frank, we’ve found a different kind of glow in autumn geraniums for our second contribution: https://tranature.com/2019/12/04/wordless-wednesday-a-late-flower/
Another lovely glow!!
Thank you Frank! 🙂
A great shot to get us all glowing, Frank. And thanks for the “how done” – I must play more.
I’ve gone festive, with the creative glow of some of the Kew christmas light designers: https://travelwithintent.com/2019/12/05/festive-glow/
Debbie those photos of Kew are stunning!!
Wow, great shot of the docks, Frank 😁
Thank, Jez! Your post is awesome as always!!
Thanks, Frank 😊
Frank, what a fantastic capture!!! So clear and the colors.
Awesome capture! Love the gleaming water…Here’s mine – https://myheart2heart.blog/2019/12/05/a-glowing-tree/
Thank you! Love the glow on the tree!
I have to thank you Frank for this subject! It finally gave me the inspiration for my overly past due post about Fremont Street Experience on my VegasGreatAttractions website 🙂
Those photos are stunning!! That is a fantastic post!
Thank you Frank!
Beautiful Frank and enjoyed your explanations regarding post processing. Not into post processing that much myself but glad to know the steps. Was there about two and a half years back but not in the evening.
Wonderful photos of Paris!
Thank you! Your post is stunning!
Thank you SO much!
This is certainly a wonderful capture, Frank 🙂
Thank you Hammad! Love your post!
I really enjoyed reading about your process to get that amazing glowing photo. If
you ever decide to give lessons on these techniques, I’m in! It looks like fun to do as well.
I took your advice – not exactly going wild, but going a bit off the beaten track.
Thank you! One of these years, I’ll organize my process and teach. I always feel that I don’t know enough to teach about editing. Need to work on that
You’re welcome! I think you are already a teacher – the editing ideas in this post caught my attention 🙂
A beautiful picture with the theme of glow
It’s a very glowing and attractive capture the lightening in the pic are stunning
Such a dramatic glow in your photo. Lovely! https://odaciuk.wordpress.com/2019/12/08/glowing-moment/
Great post, Olga!!
Thank-you, Frank. ❤ Glad I could join in again.