Welcome to the 177th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! My apologies for the late posting; I know that the links are worth the wait to go explore them!
Wonderful focus on the theme this week!! The variety of approaches on Focus was fantastic, as we could see focus both in technique and subject. Your thoughtful contributions made reading all of your posts an absolute pleasure! Thank you for all the had work you put into them.
Please read all these lovely posts and let everyone know of your appreciation!
Here’s a bit of selective focus…
This shot came about during a Food Photography course that I took. When I designed this shot, I wanted the viewer’s eye to come to rest on the strawberry, but with a modicum of tension. The lines of the cutting board help pull one back a bit to the kale in the background (chosen for the color contrast with the strawberry). The shot is lit with a single studio light to the left behind the scene, and a white reflector to soften the shadows.
Please enjoy the following blog posts:
Sarah kicks things off this week with a stunning shot of a painted wall in her post in By Sarah! That is a great shot!!
Cath brings us a wonderful set of images in her response to the them in Cath’s Camera!
This week’s photo contribution in Land of Images is one that may cause many people to bolt from the bees!
Nicole really uses depth of field to great result in Une Photo, Un Poéme; as every detail of the leaves jumps out! Stunning image!
Xenia captures some wonderful focus in the eyes of whippets in her post in Whippetwisdom; awesome haibun as well! In a second post in Tranature, the focus is on some lovely ducklings!
The photography is always amazing in theOnlyD800intheHameau; the use of a shallower depth of field makes the image work really well!
Shelley has a request to get some answer to a set of questions in her post in Quaint Revival; if you apply the right focus, you may be able to help…
Brian brings things into focus rather nicely in bushboys world; the images are really cool, and there is a bit of Hocus Pocus as well!! Oh, and there’s a cheeky joke in a second post in bushboys world!
Another great post in RyanPhotography, which shows off a tall ship in its best light and talks about how the focus was created.
There’s more than one way to get the photo that you can use, as we can see in pensivity101; a haunting image with just the right focus for a lovely poem!
Jez takes his camera for a walk to great effect in Jez Braithwaite, where he shares a set of fantastic select focus images!
Jackie truly keeps her focus in her contributions to the theme in her blog, Junk Boat Travels; now about that tattoo…
Michelle certainly captures an amazing shot in Take a Walk… and Discover! I had to do a double take on this image, as I first thought I was looking at two elephants locking trunks!
Mike brings the focus to another age in his post in Photography OCD, both through the subject and how he photographed it!
Cee brings us stunning flower shots in her post in Cee’s Photography with delicate focus that highlights the beauty!
There’s only one things that I can say about the photos in Chateaux des Fleurs: WOW! They are simply gorgeous!
Irene captures another lovely image in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine; the deer appears to be mesmerized by the camera!
This week’s post in Don’t Hold Your Breath takes us to an amazing locale, as we have the lions looking back at us!
Na’ama shares a great photo in her post in Na’ama Yehuda, but it’s the poem’s descriptive narrative that shines above all!
Robert brings us stunning black & white images that use focus to its fullest effect in his post in Photo Roberts Blog; fantastic!
Debbie brings a lovely soft focus into her photography in another awesome post in Travel with Intent!
I’m a fan of spiderwebs, but Ann-Christine takes photographing them to another level in her post in To See A World in a Grain of Sand…; the delicate, precise focus makes them stunning!
I’ll admit that I had not heard of the inkberry, so Elizabatz’s post in Elizabatz Gallery was both informative and filled with beautiful images!
Maria brings us some seriously beautiful photographs in her post in Kamerapromenader, among which I love the muted purple tones in the last shot!
In a wonderful post in Mazeepuran, Rupali reminds us that it’s difficult to focus on more than one item at a time…
Carol takes on the theme of focus on in two different ways in her post in Light Words; both are fantastic!
Jase has some great focus in another great post in Proscenium; I do like the text on the sign…
In an interesting post in sgeoil, we get a great shot that makes me wonder where the magpie’s focus might be…
The contribution in the lovely blog, A Shared Space, focuses on a sweet little fairy wren; it’s a great shot!
In a wonderful post in lifelessons, Judy brings us a couple of great views of focus.
The subtitle of the blog MistyRoads is ‘Imagination Rocks’, which it definitely does in a fantastic photo!
Sirisha shares the wonderful result of continued focus in her post in queennandini; there’s also a wonderful feast!!
Indira’s post in her blog, Sharing Thoughts, has an interesting variety of focus, among which the cat appears focused on me…
What’s not to love about the Gruffalo, as you can see clearly in a great post in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery; great birthday party!
Sandy takes a wonderful approach to focus in her post in Out of My Write Mind, as we not only focus on the moon, but may also be its focus…
Tatiana has a wonderful post on the role of focus in photography in her blog Travelways; in a second contribution in Travelways, she focuses on the State Capitol building in Olympia, WA.
David certainly showcases some gorgeous photos with different lenses in his post in David M’s Photoblog; which one is your favorite?
Hannah has stunning photos in her post in Zebra’s Child, in which we get to watch a butterfly eat! In a second post in Zebra’s Child, she asks us the question of what we focus on first… What is your answer?
Deb found out how hard it is to focus on bees flying between hives in her post in Twenty-Four; not as cute as meerkats, but definitely interesting!
Ken’s post on a post in Pictures without Film shows what focus on details of such a post can bring out: great photo and very interesting to examine!
Observing a squirrel to this level of detail is stunning, as we can see in Heart 2 Heart! Awesome shot!!
Some days it’s good to be focused, if you’re a seagull, which we see in A Day in the Life; on the other hand, don’t be a crab!
If you’re afraid of spiders, skip past the first 2 photos in Woolly Muses; those are great shots for the non-arachnophobe, and the last couple are stunning examples of using focus cleverly!
Teressa shares some wonderful examples of using focus in her post in Another LQQK, which is an awesome blog!
Hammad shares his struggles with getting the shot he wants in his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais. The result is interesting, though!
Welcome to the 174th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
You found the key to success, the key to happiness, and many key moments all around, as well as an incredible variety of keys of all sorts, types and sizes! Your creativity had no limits and it was an absolute joy to read all of your amazing posts! I’ll be curious to find out which ones were among your favorites.
Thank you all for such wonderful posts and sharing them with one another!
Here’s a high-key approach to something basic…
When I was taking a food photography course, part of the fun was to take different approaches to making the food stand out. Although I would shoot this very differently these days, I still like certain qualities of this image.
Please enjoy the following blog posts:
Brian is out of the blocks first this week with a couple of great set of keys in his post in Bushboy’s World!
Shelley finds the key to attracting an interesting array of wildlife in another wonderful post in Quaint Revival; which is your favorite?
Jackie brings us some keys that are islands, as well as some more traditional ones in her post in Junk Boat Travels; awesome post!
I think that many among us would love being regaled by some wonderful piano music, as described in pensivity101‘s post; those piano keys are clearly waiting for exercise!
Welcome to the 155th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
Yes, you took the cake!! Those were some amazing posts that all of you put together on this week’s theme of Cake! I knew that there would be some creativity at work and you definitely came through! There was some awesome variety of cakes, some with great memories! Also, there were some different cakes, ranging from soap cakes to suet cakes…and some great pancakes!
Thank you all for the great posts that you put together, as they were a blast to read!
Here’s some really good carrot cake…
This carrot cake was a raw carrot cake, at a restaurant that specialized in raw food. It was absolutely delicious!
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
Sarah kicks things off with a touch of class in By Sarah, where she shares a photo of her wedding cake…looks delicious!!
Welcome to Week 133 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
After a rather Slippery week of entries, I thought we’d need a bit of respite from all the slipping and sliding and settle in for a bit of Comfort! As the weather is getting colder in New England and many other places in the Northern Hemisphere, the idea of a cozy comfortable spot by the fireplace is rather inviting. This led me to this week’s theme, which I hope you will all be comfortable with handling! Think about what denotes Comfort to you and how you would capture it in your mind’s eye, or with your camera’s lens.
Be mindful and creative, and let fun and comfort collide into an expose on the finer parts of our human condition! I look forward to your creature comforts!!
Here’s some comfort food to get you going…
Macaroni and cheese is definitely one of my favorite comfort foods, as its cheesy, gooey goodness is just pleasing to the eye, nose and tongue! Add some cubed ham and bake it in the oven and I won’t be late for dinner!! I shot this image for a food photography class with the intent to create an image that would be at once inviting and give a sense of home-made comfort. I did do a bit of food styling to get the look that I wanted (yes, there was a blowtorch involved 🙂 ).
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)!!
Can’t wait to see what comforts will be highlighted this week!!
Welcome to the 117th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! The volume of your responses this week has me blown away, as it might be a record!
Of course, your responses to the theme of Treat had lots of wonderful treats, some of the edible variety, some of the experience kind. You really created a great set of posts, which show the depth of your commitment to great blogging!! There were a number of your posts that put a smile on my face; see if you can find out which ones!
I had a blast reading all your posts, and I want to thank you for your great contributions!
Here’s one of my favorite treats…
I created this image for a food photography course using very simple lighting (one studio light and a reflector to reduce the harshness of the shadow). I love strawberries and you can always give me some fresh kale!!
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
Sarah kicks things off with a rather sweet treat in By Sarah! Those look rather scrumptious!!
Lee’s post in ladyleemanila contains a couple of wonderful treats, just make sure to wait for a bit after enjoying one to enjoy the other!
Xenia’s first post is in her blog Tranature treats us to a beautiful snapdragon! Xenia’s second post is in whippetwisdom brings us the awesome treat of falling water, which is sure to be enjoyed by Eivor and Pearl!
In Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery, there is a perfect treat after last week’s heat… I bet that many of you will agree with this one!
Kammie’s post in The Nut House shares the special treat of a rather amazing collection with us!
There’s a method to getting a treat, as demonstrated in MV obsession‘s post; with the right behavior, any treat can be gained!
One of the most important treats on a hot day is shown to us in CitySonnet; I’m curious to find out how many of you enjoyed it!
Ron’s post in Progressing into Solitude highlights one of Nature’s best treats and definitely one of the best insects that I can think of!