Colorful Slice

What flavor would you like?

The WordPress Daily Post Prompt has the word Carve

There are many ways to take this prompt, but one image spring to mind immediately!

Sometimes, you get the opportunity to see something in a slightly different way, as the eye surveys what lies in front of it.  This was one of those occasions…

A Slice of Color

As we were sitting around the dinner table for dessert, this slice of life presented itself to me, so I took the opportunity and the photo.  In particular, the color palette on the knife struck me, as it reminded me of a painter at work.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 54

Colorific beauty!

Welcome to the 54th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

I went in a completely different direction with the RGB theme, and, given your record thus far, I wasn’t surprised to see a great set of posts with these cool colors!  Not only were your images colorful, but they were also highly creative!  As a result, I had a lot of fun looking at all of your posts (there were many!), for which I thank you!

This week also included some unusual images that were the result of really clever planning and understanding the ins and outs of long exposure photography.  I encourage you to check out all of this week’s entries!

There was a particular image that I captured in the Netherlands that I had in mind when this week’s theme crossed my mind…

Volendam Fishers

Serendipity is my friend on many occasions, such as this one, when I found these fishing boats moored in their colorful best! The town of Volendam is one of the old fishing villages on the Ijsselmeer, which was the Zuiderzee before it was closed off at its Northern side by the Afsluitdijk (literally: Closing off dike).  If you find yourself in the Netherlands, definitely check out the towns around the Ijsselmeer, as they are both picturesque and filled with history.

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

  • Xenia posted first this week with a great quadrille and photos in her blog Whippetwisdom.  Later in the week she followed it up with a bit of Wanderlust too: Whippetwisdom.
  • Charles’ trip to Copenhagen generated some great images for this week’s theme in charlesewaugh.
  • iBallRTW provided a great study in light for this week’s theme with a truly imaginative photo!
  • In Danny’s Photographs, we catch a beautiful moment on the shore of Lake Willoughby in Vermont.
  • Ru’s Rue brings us a great moment from an early morning with all our colors represented fantastically!
  • Candace takes us along to Greece  in her post in Netdancer’s Musings with a colorful moment in a local shop.
  • Leaking Ink goes down memory lane and takes us along… definitely worth a visit!
  • Miriam invites us all on a roadtrip in the Showers of Blessing, and yes, we find all the colors we want!
  • The only deadhead in the hameau captures a rather colorful windsock in theonlyD800inthehameau.
  • Marie’s show of a great ceiling in her post The New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect  with sacred abstract colors.
  • We enter the world of Bushboy’s Blog and find ourselves facing gorgeous images with colorful subjects everywhere!
  • Bullyboy brings a wonderful set of images to the challenge in Travel387, his excellent blog!
  • Judith brings a wonderful set of views in her post in Nature Knows Best that shows of great colors!
  • Brenda posts a really interesting image in her blog A meditative journey with Saldage, which you need to check out!
  • Cee has some very colorful shots in her post in Cee’s Photography, one of my favorite blogs!
  • Une Photo, un poéme is an elegant, beautiful blog with a great post for this week’s entry!
  • Amy not only has a great blog, The World is a Book…, but her entry this week gets top marks for creative execution and vision!
  • Mac presents us with a wonderful entry in Southern by Design, where color is just wonderful!
  • Rekha’s attacks the colors individually in her blog wHakAahUa with a gorgeous set of photos!.
  • Debbie brings us another Forgiving Fridays post in ForgivingConnects, looking at the colors of love; a great read!
  • Steve presents us with another fantastic photo in his wonderful blog Bum without a Beach!
  • Khürt’s images in Island in the Net are filled with color and joy, as he not only captures great blossoms, but also his son and his friends have a blast before their high school prom.

This is another great set of images, posts and participation!  Thanks to each of you for taking the time and being creative!  Now I have to think of another theme!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 44

Love’s daily nourishment

In this 44th installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge round up, we are treated to views of a subject that is important to all of us, the world over. Your thoughtful posts about the Color of Love are quite simply fantastic!

This subject matter allow for a variety of interpretations, of which you took advantage, in the most creative ways imaginable.  Your colors of love vary tremendously and are all magnificent!

Here’s another image that came to mind when I thought of the color of love…

Rising Fire

On an early morning, there’s nothing like the Sun rising in all its glory to remind us of the love that permeates the entire universe.  Let the loving rays of the Sun embrace us and fill us with warmth to ourselves and one another!

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

  • ladyleemanila‘s post is filled with beautiful images that express love in a number of ways, all wonderful!
  • Xenia brings us two entries this week, with the first one a Haiku of the love shining in the eyes as daylight fades in WhippetWisdom and the second is a tanka and images that captures love in the eye in WhippetWisdom!
  • pensitivity101 brings us the color of love in a number of images, including some beauties of roses!
  • This week, Miriam’s takes us to the center of her universe in The Showers of Blessing, as she brings us to the moment of meeting the love who is now her husband.
  • Pins N Ashes shows us her color of love, which is wrapped around her wrist snugly and with great beauty.
  • Ron demonstrates his colors of love in Progressing into Solitude through a collage of images filled with colors that he loves.
  • Leaking Ink‘s thoughts on the color of love are complex and deep and demonstrated magnificently in photo!
  • Stella’s interpretation of the color of love is wonderful in her post in Giggles & Tales; her images in this post capture it with great finesse!
  • Black Body brings us to the beach with a number of natural circles that also include a much-loved color!
  • Judith’s post in Nature Knows Best brings out a cavalcade of color in a manner that truly shows us the love…
  • Cee’s tender images in her post in Cee’s Photography can’t help but let each viewer know what love means!
  • George is the Alchemist of the Woods, in which he demonstrates that a MTB ride can define true love!
  • Mac has a very definite choice for the color of love in her post in Southern by Design;  let’s see if you guess correctly!
  • Emily shares her colors of love with us in Zombie Flamingoes and they are truly stunning!
  • Debbie shares the importance of asking for help by letting love show the way in her post in ForgivingConnects; it also has some great photos to go with it!
  • Khürt brings a tender post in his blog Island in the Net, which talks about love as a daily affirmation rather than reserved for Valentine’s Day.
  • Sonya’s post in her great blog Middleton Road has a wonderful capture of one of the love locks near the Wellington water front.

Definitely a lovely array of posts on this topic.  I hope you’ll have as much fun reading them, as I did!  Now on to next week’s theme…

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 29

Color the world!

This week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge of Color Contrast received a fantastic response.  Thank you all for participating and providing such amazing posts!!

The usage of color contrast has been beautifully executed by all the great respondents to this week’s challenge.  It is truly magnificent to see how much color variety and contrast exists in Nature and the world that we have created.

One of the advantages of living in New England is that we often get beautiful colors during the Autumn season, which provides a bit of color contrast/

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The Weather is Perfect!

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

  • Georgie’s post in her blog Third Time Lucky! shows us some gorgeous colors across the spectrum.
  • Michelle’s post in Southern by Design reminds us that Green Means Go!, using contrast between human-made and natural colors.
  • Xenia’s Whippetwisdom shows explorations with her wonderful Whippets, which lead her to enough beautiful Nature that she provide even a second entry in this week’s challenge: Whippetwisdom!
  • Marga writes The photographer smiled, in which she expertly used contrasting colors of two chairs to create a wonderful composition!
  • Ann’s post in Ann J White shows us beautiful colors and their contrast at the edge between sea and sky, as well as sea and land.
  • Charles’ entry in charlesewaugh provides a view of the Blue Star Spring in Yellowstone; it’s stunning!
  • Miriam’s contribution in Shower of Blessing provides us a wondrous view of a beach on Maui, which really tells me to go visit it!
  • Leaking Ink is a gorgeous blog, and this week’s entry takes us to Masai Mara in Kenya with great photos.
  • Judith’s post in  Nature Knows Best has an elegant simplicity to it, which really draws the viewer in wonderfully!
  • Miriam’s fantastic blog, Out an’ About, contributes a post that shows us the great colors of Australia; makes me want to travel!

I think that we can all agree that these are truly great posts!  Thanks to all your contributions, I’m getting ready for tomorrow’s theme…

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Color Contrast

Coloring your world!

Welcome to episode 29 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Seeing all the great entries to last week’s theme of Nature’s Beauty gave me the idea to take a look at what makes nature photography stand out, particularly color photography: Color Contrast.

A lot of what makes for a good photograph, especially when Nature is the subject, is derived from the work of Ansel Adams.  In his writings about photography, Adams talks about the zone system as a means for correlating what the photographer visualizes and the final print product.  A key aspect is the amount of contrast that exists between parts of the image.  While the system was developed for black and white photography, its principles can be applied to color photography.

In color photography, we have the additional luxury of using color to create additional contrast between the various components of the image.  This week’s challenge is to use color contrast in your photos to its best advantage.  These can be complementary colors, or subtle tonal gradations; I’ll leave the choices to you…

Reaching for the Sky

This image is from a recent trip to the Iceland where I had the opportunity explore the geothermal area in Hverir; this area has steam vents, hot water welling up from the ground and generally a great look to it.  In this shot I wanted to use the coloring of the ground and contrast it against the blue sky; additional the blue of the sky is reflected in the hot water run-off to create additional interest.

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 (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 counting on all of you to come up with some really cool choices; keep in mind that color is everywhere and not just in Nature!  Have fun and start sharing!

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D MkIII using an EF24-105mm f/4L lens. Exposure settings were at 1/400 second with f/11 and 200 ISO.