Tuesday Photo Challenge – RGB

The good primaries!

Welcome to Week 54 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  As we’re into the second year of the Tuesday Photo Challenge, the pressure is on to keep raising the game, both mine and, by challenging each of you, yours!

So, you’re probably looked at the title of this post and wondered where I’m going with this week’s challenge…  If you guessed it, your mind is as full of twisty passages as mine!  My challenge to you this week is to use RGB: Red, Green and Blue.  In your photo have each of the colors red, green and blue be represented.  This may seem a bit tricky, but I think that by looking around, you’ll quickly see how often these colors occur in the world around you.

What will be interesting to me, is how you will use these colors in your photography to express their primal existence within our world.  I’m very much looking forward to your entries!  As always, you have free rein with your interpretation and direction of creative outlet, so color your world with fun imagination!

Even though, I had a very specific image of mine in mind, when I thought of this challenge, I’m leading off with another image…

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Just Paperclips…

These paperclips came from an experiment I performed during a product photography course, when I wanted to show the humble paperclip in a different light.  Using light and arrangement to add a bit of pop and drama, and a macro lens to get extreme size, I created this image just over 3 years ago.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • 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)!!

Very much looking forward to all of your great images!  Should be a fun week!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 53

Life’s mysteries abound!

Welcome to the 53rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Together we have crossed a milestone in completing our first year’s worth of Tuesday Photo Challenges!  A heartfelt thank you to all of you who have contributed, read, commented and kept this series going across the first 52 weeks!  Let’s see what the 2nd year brings us!

With a theme like Mystery, I intentionally left the door wide open for your creative horses to gallop through and blaze new trails!  You found mystery and wonder in the world around us, the sky above and even the symbols that we summon to represent us.  You have once again managed to surprise and amaze me!  Thank you!!

Thinking of the theme Mystery, this was one image that also came to my mind…

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Resisting Escape

This image is from my series of surreal images, each of which has a touch of mystery within it.  In this image, we might wonder what is drawing the woman into the sky, or what lies behind this sky?  Why would she resist escape from this dismal bathroom?

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

  • Xenia posted first this week with a great haiku and photos in her blog Whippetwisdom.
  • Rheka’s post in wHakAahUa is filled with the mystery of flowers, which is enhanced by technique and beauty.
  • Charles’ image in charlesewaugh is truly mysterious in that, while recognizable as metal, it is not easy to figure out what it really is.
  • Ladyleemanilla combines the mysterious in both some of the unusual items that she captured and the beautiful text that accompanies it.
  • The only deadhead in the hameau provides a stunning, mysterious image in theonlyD800inthehameau; go check it out…
  • iBallRTW brings us to the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India, for some very unusual animal tracks.  Can you tell what animal made these tracks?
  • Candace juxtaposes the old and new in her post in Netdancer’s Musings; a mysterious blend results.
  • Leola’s brings us a mystery in Spiritually and Emotionally Connected with a photo that asks the viewer to identify what might be happening.
  • Ron brings us a touch of mystery in his post in Progressing into Solitude, and adds a touch of Elmo to it!
  • Amy brings us the mystery of horses in her blog The World is a Book…; what might these horses be hiding?
  • Marie’s post in The New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect is a bit mysterious, as Jupiter was crying…
  • George, who writes the blog The Alchemist of the Woods may not have enjoyed flying (for all the right reasons), but did bring some mountain mystery with photos and poetry!
  • Miriam went all out in her post in the Showers of Blessing, as she peeled back some of the layers of mystery of our favorite planet!
  • Leaking Ink has a cat with a nose for mysteries, who solves them without any encouragement of humans!
  • Steve celebrates Earth Day with us in a Bum without a Beach and brings along some Muscovy ducks for good measure!
  • Judith shares a mysterious look from her cat in Nature Knows Best with a little touch of Macavity!
  • Debbie brings us another Forgiving Fridays post in ForgivingConnects, examining the mystery of love with a little encouragement of Meister Eckhart!
  • Khürt brings us the mystery of looking into a house in his blog, Island in the Net, as we wonder what might be going on in this house…
  • Miriam shares mystery and wonder in her post in Out an’ About, as she brings us the moon, the flowers of the earth, the road ahead and many other images!

This is another great set of images, posts and participation!  Thanks to each of you for taking the time and being creative!  You have truly made this first anniversary very special!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Mystery

Mysteries of the universe!

Welcome to Week 53 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  Exactly 364 days ago, I kicked off a new series on my blog without any idea where it might lead with this post: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Around the House.  While the post got a reasonable number of views and likes, it didn’t achieve what it set out to do, as there were no responses to that week’s challenge.  Undeterred, I followed it up with a second post the following week, which received a single pingback.

Things have grown tremendously since then due to the unflagging support from all of you!  Your responses to each week’s challenge are the lifeblood of this challenge and I’m excited to take it into its second year of existence!

Of course, the question on your minds is what this week’s theme might be…  Particularly, as I set this post’s title to Mystery.

The first anniversary challenge theme is Mystery!  Your mission, should you accept it, is to provide something in your photography or poetry or other medium of expression that relates a bit of mystery.  This could be in what you don’t share with the viewer or reader, so that you leave a part of the story up to their imagination, or it could be the central theme.

As always, you have free rein with your interpretation and direction of creative outlet, and I fully encourage you to explore to the boundaries of the mysteries of the universe!

Here’s a warm-up act to your main interpretative opus…

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Mystery of the Daffodils

This image goes back 7 years to the Spring of 2010; as I drove along one of the normal detours to the office, I noticed the light playing on this cluster of daffodils.  Naturally, I had to stop and capture them, while leaving a little mystery, as to what lay beyond them.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • 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)!!

Very much looking forward to all of your great images!  Should be a fun week!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 52

Much was broken, but all’s well!

Welcome to the 52nd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  The variety of your responses to this week’s theme of Broken was quite surprising, as you found some directions that I hadn’t considered!  Certainly made my week to read all these great posts!

I expected that most of you would find broken objects that are still beautiful despite their dilapidation, but I was truly astounded by some of the angles that you found that were not only creative, but also very insightful!  Some of you found the seashore, whereas others looked into urban landscapes, and much of Nature was included.  Thanks to all of you for making this week a wonderful one again!

This was another of my images that came to mind, when I thought of this week’s theme…

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Connecticut River Flow

This is among my older images that came from my wandering around on the banks of the Connecticut River in the town of Deep River; I had arrived very early (with the intent to wander) for a presentation that I had prepared for a Camera Club in Deep River, and I very much enjoyed exploring the Winter landscape that was full of stunning vignettes.

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

  • Ru’s Rue explores the tendency of the human mind to find beauty in what is broken; a very interesting view!
  • Ladyleemanilla brings variety with her post, as she ranges her images from broken things to breakfast and her mom’s broken arm.
  • iBallRTW brings the Shwemawdaw Pagoda to us, which has been broken in earthquakes numerous times, but thrives with a graceful connection to its past!
  • Pensivity101‘s shares a great poem about the will’s resistance to breaking despite intense pressure.
  • Cee’s post in Cee’s Photography brings us in touch with a broken teacup…
  • Ron’s post in his blog Progressing into Solitude shares a great view of rust, as he captured the broken hinge.
  • Charles’ image in charlesewaugh gives us a stunning view of trees on a hill, broken as if they were match sticks.
  • Candace provides us with a wonderful photo of broken pottery in Greece in her post in Netdancer’s Musings.
  • Leola’s post in her blog Spiritually and Emotionally Connected shares a wonderful image of Sea Glass and poem to go with the image.
  • that little voice brings forth an amazing post on the so-called terra-cotta army, which was discovered in China and is one of the sights on my bucket list.
  • Leaking Ink has a stunning wood-carved objet d’art that awaits restoration and is in need of a gong, or should it be a mirror?
  • Broken pieces of a textured sea are found in Whistle while you wait during her travels on the beach.
  • Miriam’s post in the Showers of Blessing takes us for a trip to the Florida keys to find the broken highway.
  • Susan take a different approach in Musin’ with Susan as she shares a ‘broken’ image with us that is quite interesting!
  • Debbie’s post is in her series of Forgiving Fridays in her wonderful blog ForgivingConnects.  In this post, she not only shares a great old photo of her, but also talks about the importance of forgiving in broken relationships.
  • Steve’s post in a Bum without a Beach shows a great photo of a repurposed, broken bicycle and a great sentiments about humans!
  • The Alchemist of the Woods is a fantastic blog that many of you will enjoy!  The first contribution this week is about the power of the beaver’s teeth, and the second entry in The Alchemist of the Woods gives a bike tire view with surprise!  Go check it out!
  • Sonya shares a great photo in Middleton Road, which brings us face to face with the decay of yesteryear’s mill building.
  • Khürt’s post in his outstanding blog Island in the Net details how he broke himself in search of the perfect image this past weekend.  Heal soon, Khürt!

This is another great set of images, posts and participation!  Thanks to each of you for taking the time and being creative!  Tomorrow, we’re starting on the first anniversary post!  I’ll have to come up with something special….

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Broken

Not a brokend record, but…

Welcome to Week 52 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. Last week’s theme of Morning provided the impetus for lots of creative contributions, ranging from bacon and sunrises to morning face!  This week’s challenge will complete the first year of the Tuesday Photo Challenge, which means that starting next week, I’ll have to beware of the sophomore jinx!  We’ll figure some way to keep it fresh 🙂

How do I follow up last week’s theme?  Piece of cake!  After all, “Morning has broken” is how the song goes, so this week, I’m going with Broken.  Of course, broken can be interpreted in various ways, ranging from breaking a fast to breaking an egg (for breakfast…) to a bond or a wheel.  There are lots of directions, in which you can take this, so let your imagination run free and express yourselves with creativity!

Feel free to explore this theme through whichever interesting passages your mind takes you; have fun with the theme and go nuts!

Here’s an image of something that is broken…

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Broken Wheel

This is among my oldies, which I captured at a farm where my wife was checking out a herding trial.  It appeared in the corner of my eye and just begged to be photographed.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • 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)!!

Very much looking forward to all of your great images!  Should be a fun week!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 51

From sunrise to bacon!

Welcome to the 51st round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  This week’s theme of Morning provided inspiration for a great variety of responses, all of them wonderful!

There were a number of Sunrises with lots of interesting creative aspects from your eye on the world.  One post made me laugh out loud when I saw it (go figure out which one!), and all were full of great stories, interesting twists on the theme and some were also very informative!  Lots of great entries, which were a pleasure to read!

Here’s another view of a morning a year or two back…

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Morning’s Fire

I captured this image on one of my daily commutes, as it was a somewhat chilly morning in early Autumn, and the Sun just caught my eye with its beauty and promise of warmth!

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

  • Charles’ provides several views of morning in his post in charlesewaugh; he also casts a substantial shadow 🙂
  • Xenia provides two entries this week, starting things first with a splash in her post in WhippetWisdom and following up with a second haiku WhippetWisdom!  Go check them out!
  • Pensivity101‘s shares a wonderful poem of the new day.
  • Leaking Ink brings together a great image with wonderful poetry!
  • Ladyleemanilla shares a wealth of great morning moments in her post.
  • Cee’s post in Cee’s Photography shows us some gorgeous sky that is lovely to behold.
  • iBallRTW takes us to Bagan in Myanmar for a great vista of balloons floating over the city!
  • Judy’s post in her blog lifelessons cracked me up…no spoilers: go check it out!
  • Mike’s post in Weakly Thoughts takes us back to a cold December morning with a lovely sunrise!
  • Mac brings us Sunrise Kisses in her blog Southern by Design; they are quite simply gorgeous!
  • Ron shares one of my favorite morning foods in his blog Progressing into Solitude: bacon!
  • On the Road Cooking is a wonderful blog, and shares my love for mornings!
  • Amy’s post in her blog The World is a Book has truly beautiful morning photography!
  • Susan has us Musin’ with Susan in a rather cool post about routine!
  • Steve maybe a Bum without a Beach, but his post on the best part of waking up is fantastic!
  • Debbie has a great series of Forgiving Fridays in her blog ForgivingConnects.  Her theme response to Morning reminds us to to all in love!  Debbie also created a second post to celebrate one year of blogging on ForgivingConnects!  Congratulations!
  • Bushboy’s World shows us some beautiful sunrises; I particularly like the photo of the bird with the sunrise.
  • Miriam’s post in Out an’ About has a wonderful set of beautiful morning photos, but none is better than the one of the breakfast that her husband was cooking!
  • Miriam’s contribution in the Showers of Blessing is about Palm Sunday and has some beautiful sunrises!
  • Khürt’s post in Island in the Net is about forest bathing; go find out what this is all about, as it might just add to your well-being!
  • Judith’s post in her blog Nature Knows Best (yes, she does) brings us out of our sleep into a lovely morning and provides something rather healthy!!
  • Sonya provides us a rushed view of the morning in her blog Middleton Road, as commuters hurry through the station.

This is another great set of images, posts and participation!  Thanks to each of you for taking the time and being creative!  Tomorrow we’re on to another week…

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Morning

Welcome the morning!

Welcome to Week 51 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. I really enjoyed reading through your responses to last week’s theme of Forward!  There is never a shortage of creativity or directions, into which you take these challenges.  A lot of fun!

So I am sitting here in the cafeteria on the 9th floor of the Red Hat tower in Raleigh, North Carolina, thinking what might be a good follow up to the past couple of weeks, while also thinking ahead toward today’s work. I was a little stymied for ideas, when Nature helped out…  The sun came out from behind the clouds and stared me right in the face with this week’s theme: Morning!

We may not always enjoy getting up early in the morning, as we fumble for that first cup of coffee, but for those of us who are fans, the morning light often carries beauty with it.  So, I’m challenging you to capture something that is quintessential morning, and share it with us!

As always, feel free to be creative in your interpretation of the theme, and be sure to put your best effort into creating something evocative in your images.  I’m looking forward to seeing your great posts!

Here’s an image that a lot of you have seen before, that was captured during that first hour of morning…

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The Wise Tree

This photo kicked off an extensive series of Yoga Tree images that lasted for several years; she graces a compost farm these days, which mars the scenery, but she’s still proud!

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • 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)!!

Very much looking forward to all of your great images!  Should be a fun week!