Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 10

Veggies abound!

This week it was all about the veggies!  Yes, vegetables were the theme and we got some interesting posts including finding out who does not like to eat his veggies 🙂

The challenge was to not just present an image of vegetables, but to do something creative, keeping an eye on composition, colors, lines and all the pieces that make for a great photo.  I’m happy to say that the entries were worthy!!

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Superfoods!

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

  • Marie writes the New 3 R’s: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect, an wonderful blog that is an inspiration to all; her post shows us asparagus in Venice, Italy!
  • Miriam of the Out an’ About blog, showed us the current state of her vegetable garden and some shots preceding the harvest!
  • Steve, who writes Meandering Maverick, clearly eats his veggies under protest and entertained us with his interpretation of how he goes for his recommended daily veggie intake 🙂
  • Debbie, whose blog is Forgiving Journal, showed the connection between touching the soil and forgiveness using a friend’s vegetable garden.
  • Nikki, who writes A Kinder Way, took us into the produce section at her local grocery store to show us her love for veggies.
  • Kim just posted another great shot on his blog Do You See What I See?, highlighting the beauty of vegetables exquisitely!

These were all fantastic entries and I enjoyed reading them very much; hope that you looked at each other’s posts and enjoyed them.

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 – Vegetables

Orange you glad about carrots?

Last week’s challenge was of a more abstract nature in asking you to share your visual concept of the Human Spirit.  This week, in the tenth installment of TPC, I am going back to a more concrete concept in calling on you to share your best image(s) of Vegetables.

Of course, you may think that this will be an easy challenge, and you can make it that by taking a quick Instagram photo, but I’m counting on you to do much more than that!  In this challenge, I’m looking forward to seeing some of your creativity at work in putting together an image that is worthy of display.  Creativity in portraying your vegetables might involve color choices, composition, light angle and whatever else you may think to include!

A simple example is this organic carrots image that I did a couple of years ago.

This image is a simple approach to setting up a shot using a bit of lines to lead the eye, color repetition (that’s just orange paper) and a cutting board to provide contrast.  I used reasonably soft light to eliminate any harsh shadows, which would take away from the carrots.

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)!!

I am confident that there is going to be some serious creativity this week!  And don’t forget to invite your friends to the party and remember to have fun!!

Technical Details

This image was captured using a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  Exposure settings were 1/100 second at f/8 at 1o0 ISO.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 9

The spirit lifts us!

This week’s entries were very impressive, which is even more impressive, as this week’s challenge was difficult, as I asked people to express an abstract concept, the Human Spirit.

I was inspired by recent events to select the human spirit, as it is what will pull us through and, most importantly, pull together, as humanity should and will prevail.

A warm thanks to all who participated, as the response was heartwarming!

 

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

  • Steve, who writes Meandering Maverick, showed us a great memorial for local Police, Fire and EMS, who often put their lives on the line to help others.
  • Miriam of the Out an’ About blog, documented the incredible drive and determination of the people of Marysville, a village that was wiped out by bushfiers only to make a strong comeback!
  • Nadia, who writes blog Becoming Roots, shows us that many things, even little ones, help us maintain and sometimes rebuild our human spirit.
  • Debbie, whose blog is Forgiving Journal, provided a truly uplifting report of a wonderful person giving hugs against LGBTQ violence!
  • Nikki, who writes A Kinder Way, provided a report on her Life is Good shirt that was released to support victims recovering from the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • Kim may have been late, but his entry on Do You See What I See?, serves as a great reminder that we should not take our planet for granted and that it takes human spirit to stand up for the environment!
  • A late entry by Bikurgurl, whose Just a gurl in the world tagline belies the depth of her blog (great writing!), touched on the little details of the human spirit!

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 – Human Spirit

Celebrate humanity!

This is already the ninth installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Participation in last week’s challenge with the them of Lines was rock solid with some amazing photography and even haikus to join in with the fun!

While I was thinking about what to select for this week’s theme, I decided to go in yet another different direction, partially to offset the horrific event of this past weekend in Orlando.  I want to go for something that is positive in humanity in that I am challenging you to capture the Human Spirit.

The Human Spirit is around us everywhere in lots of positive expressions, so go out there and capture some of that positivity and share it with the world!

My image for this week comes from an event that I have been lucky enough to photograph over the past couple of years; the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress‘s Buddy Walk is a hugely successful fund raiser for them, but it’s something even bigger.  This event is a true celebration of the human spirit, as it is a combination of acceptance, inclusion, perseverance and pure joy that leaves me uplifted every year that I am lucky enough to photograph the walk.

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Pure Joy!

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)!!

I fully expect to see some great examples of the human spirit in this week’s photography, and hope that all of you celebrate this challenge!

Technical Details

This image was captured using a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  Exposure settings were 1/500 second at f/8 at 640 ISO.

This image is also a nod to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Pure, as nothing is more pure than the joy of a child.

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 🙂