Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round-Up 8

Great line work by all!

This week’s entries were very impressive, which I fully expected to happen, as amazing photographers are a global phenomenon!  As a reminder, the theme for the week was Lines, with a challenge to use lines in interesting ways to draw the eye into your image(s).

Of course, this allowed for many ways to interpret the challenge and I was certainly not disappointed by any of your approaches to the theme!

There were numerous wingback issues across all of WordPress this week, so if I missed someone’s entry please put a comment in and I will update this round-up.

Here’s another image from my collection that leads the eye down a merry path…

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The Road Not Taken

 

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • Kim, who writes Do You See What I See??, provided a rather cool variety of images that made use of lines in various ways.
  • Sonya of Middleton Road, posted an image that used lines in multiple directions to give the eye plenty to examine.
  • Miriam of the Out an’ About blog, showed numerous studies of lines in images that were stunning as always!
  • Nikki, who writes A Kinder Way, showed a communications tower in various seasons, which drew a significant line in her images.
  • Steve, who writes Meandering Maverick, managed to make barbed wire look interesting in a set of images he captured.
  • Debbie, whose blog is Forgiving Journal, combined an interesting study of lines in her image with a set of Haikus related to the theme!
  • Nadia, whose blog Becoming Roots should entice a visit from you, showed a number of different approaches to using lines in her images; I particularly love the photo of the flower box under the window, which has lines going in multiple directions.

Thanks to each and every one of you, as I appreciate your taking the trouble and putting a great effort forth with these images.

Now to start preparing for Tuesday’s new topic…I’m trying to make up my mind on which one to pick:-)

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Lines

A line in the sand

Hard to believe that this is already the eighth installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Last week’s theme of Flowers certainly found a lot of fans, which means that it was a bit more of a brain twister for me to come up with something that I think might pique just as much interest.  This led me to depart from Nature’s beauty and head into the direction of geometry for this week’s theme: Lines.

Lines are all around us, to such an extent that our brains have learned to interpret them as visual cues that can both be useful and misleading.  In photography, we often use lines to lead the eye in a certain direction, as the image is not entered all at once, but rather specific clues are picked up, from which we assemble the overall image. [If there’s interest, I’ll be happy to do a post or two on how the brain processes images and its impact on effective photography].

So, this week, bring some lines to bear in your photography, and I’d love to read how you saw them come together in your image.  I think that this can provide some interesting imagery!

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The Line.

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 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
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

This topic might be a bit of a brain/visual stretch, but I have every confidence in all of you!!

Technical Details

This image was captured using an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app; Instagram was used for a bit of sharpening.  The dichotomy between the right and left sides of the image is due to the angle of the sunlight playing with the iPhone lens.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round-Up 7

Flowers were impressive!

WOW!!  we’re in the 7th week of the Tuesday Photo Challenge already, and the response to this week’s theme of Flowers has been outstanding!!

The interpretations of the theme showed some rather cool diversity in approach!!

 

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • iballrtw of the Eyeball Around the World blog, showed the impact of gravity on cherry blossoms, as they lay weeping on the path.
  • Kim, who writes Do You See What I See??, gave us a beautiful view of flowers in Australia.
  • Sonya of Middleton Road, posted a stunning capture of a rose that you must go and see.
  • Miriam of the Out an’ About blog, brought out a cornucopia of flowers, including some rather unusual ones that you have to see.
  • The mysterious Vaayadi Pennu, who writes Pins & Ashes, shows us a lovely Konnapoo in full bloom.
  • Nikki, who writes A Kinder Way brought forth a wonderful set of images depicting the life of some of the members of a bouquet of white roses.
  • Steve, who writes Meandering Maverick, had no shortage of stunning images of irises near the sidewalk at his house.
  • Monica, whose blog Look Around! Love what you do! Do it Well! is very interesting, linked back to us this week in her exploration of dandelions.  I hope we see her again in the future!
  • Debbie, of ForgivingJournal provided multiple perspectives on some lovely flowers!

Thanks to each and every one of you, as I appreciate your taking the trouble and putting a great effort forth with these images.

Now to start preparing for Tuesday’s new topic…I’m trying to make up my mind on which one to pick 🙂

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round-Up 6

Cloudy is a good forecast!

Another week with fantastic entries, which were a delight to see, as it looked like you found some inspiration in this week’s topic.  In this sixth installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge, the theme was clouds, particularly keeping in mind how they can enhance the scene that is captured in an image.

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Persistence

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

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

  • iballrtw of the Eyeball Around the World blog, posted a beautifully lit cloud image with sunlight streaming around the edges of the cloud.
  • Sonya of Middleton Road, posted a landscape image that together with the beautiful clouds made me feel like I was in a fairy tale.
  • Miriam of the Out an’ About blog, wove an entire story around the cloud photos that she posted, which were fantastic.
  • Nikki, who writes A Kinder Way showed some of the great Texas skies and provided interpretation to some of the great clouds in her images.
  • Debbie, of ForgivingJournal got some of her creative energy expressed through her cloud images, which inspired!
  • Steve, who writes Meandering Maverick, was stymied by a week of perfect, cloudless weather, so he regaled us with some fantastic cloud images from before.

Thank you to all of you who participated and everyone who supported by reading these posts.  Hope you had as much fun as I did!

Next Tuesday, it will be time for another topic…  I have something in mind already, that I hope will give you a bit of inspiration.

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.