Tuesday Photo Challenge – Clouds

Clouds are for more than just storage

Welcome to the sixth installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  This week’s challenge is inspired by a comment made on last week’s TPC, which made me decide to use it now. The challenge is Clouds.

This might sound like a rather straightforward challenge, but, if you have tried to get photos with clouds in them, you have probably noticed that they are not as easy to capture with a camera, as they are seen with the eye.  The reason is that the dynamic range of the eye is much broader than either film or a digital sensor.  Those beautiful fluffy clouds that we all like to admire tend to blow out your camera’s sensor, so that detail is often lost.

One way of getting around this problem is to use HDR, High Dynamic Range, imaging techniques, which are available in a lot of cameras and smartphones.  This allows you to get the cloud and the rest of your subject in a pleasing fashion.

The other part to keep in mind with this challenge is that clouds can really add to good composition, but they can also detract; as such, a photo of just clouds without any other subject may not be as compelling, as it could be with a great subject.  Also, think about lines, and how they work in your image.

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Persistence

For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please use the tag #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
  • Have fun creating something new!!

I’m looking forward to seeing your creative efforts!

Technical Details

This photo was created with a Canon EOS 5D Mk II using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  It was a series of 5 images with exposure values of -2, -1, 0, +1 and +2 EV with respect to the measured ‘correct’ value.  The images were processed using Photomatix Pro.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round-Up 4

Great participation and posts!

The theme of this week’s photo challenge was Green, and I can tell from the creative entries that this is a color that really spoke to people.  Plus it was gret to welcome some new participants to the challenge.

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Study in Green

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge:

  • Miriam of the excellent Out an’ About blog, showed lots of variety of green in Nature, of which the frog struck a chord with just about everyone.
  • Debbie, whose blog ForgivingJournal is always interesting, not only found green around the house, but also included it in her wardrobe.
  • Steve of Meandering Maverick, a blog with lots of fantastic photography, found the green of the kiwifruit irresistible for this challenge.
  • Nikki’s blog A Kinder Way included the green very cleverly in her post, among all the kindness that she spreads through this blog; well done!!  Nikki also added a second entry with today’s post: Tuesday Photo Challenge: Green; well done, as it touches on two meanings of the word Green.
  • Sonya, whose blog Middleton Road is filled with stunning photography, contributed a  beautifully composed photo of a fenced meadow.
  • As promised, I captured a fresh image for this category this week at Oxbow Wildlife Refuge not to far off my commute.

Thank you for all these great posts; I hope that you had fun participating this week, and please check out everyone’s posts and let them know how well they did!

I have a theme in mind already for this coming Tuesday, and I’ll likely queue up the following Tuesday as well, as I will be on a business trip from Thursday through Thursday and won’t have as much internet access all the time.  The good part is that I will be taking my camera with me on the trip, as it is my first time in Israel.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Green

Let’s make Kermit proud!

In this fourth installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge, I’d like to shift our focus to a color: Green!

In taking a closer look at green, I’d like to challenge you and see you challenge yourself to explore the nuances that can be provided by this color that speaks to us of growth, renewal and the season that helps us survive Winter.

Hopefully, the image that I’m including provides you with a bit of inspiration to push your boundaries, as far as you can.  Over the next couple of days, I will also be looking for some more green magic to capture and will be sharing that with you later this week.

Let’s prove Kermit wrong: “It’s easy being green!”

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Study in Green

For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please use the tag #fpj-photo-challenge
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
  • Have fun creating something new!!

I’m looking forward to seeing your creative efforts!

Technical Details

This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using a EF 24-105 f/4L lens.  Exposure was at f/5 and 1/320 second at 400 ISO.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Different View

Which angle works for you?

In the third installment of this series, let’s take yet another look at the world around us and see, if we can find a ‘Different View’; something that we may not notice in our daily wandering on this little, blue planet.

This past weekend, I decided to accompany my wife for herding practice with our youngest dog, and brought my camera with me for some exploring, which led to this view for inspiration…

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Fence Tunnel

For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please use the tag #fpj-photo-challenge
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
  • Have fun creating something new!!

I’m looking forward to seeing your creative efforts!

Technical Details

This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using a EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens.  Exposure was at f/11 and 1/60 second at 640 ISO.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Around the House

This doesn’t hold water

I’d like to kick off something new this week: a photo challenge, in which I’m asking you to participate, if you like.

Part of my reason for this new feature is that I want to work some new photography, some new excitement into my more routine work of landscape photography.  My inspiration for this comes from some of the recent posts by Instamatic Gratification and the discussion I have had with Caryn about her recent posts.  She mentioned that she was photographing some items around the house just to break out of a rut.

Therefore, I am starting this new series off with the topic ‘Around the House’.  Here’s my first image:

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Storage Facility

For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please use the tag #fpj-photo-challenge
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
  • Have fun creating something new!!

Let’s see where we can take this.

Technical Details

This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using a EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens.  Exposure was at f/9 and 1/60 second at 1600 ISO.