Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round-Up 5

Silhouettes of fancy!

It was great to see the participation this week, as it continued to grow and I have to say that all the entries were really creative and have excellent qualities!  Well done by everyone who participated.

As a reminder, the fifth installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge urged everyone to get creative in producing a silhouette.  Not something that photographers do every day, which is why I thought this may be of interest to folks.

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

  • iballrtw, the Eyeball Around the World blog, provided a great silhouette that was photographed in Cuba.  Go check there posts on Cuba, as they are really interesting.
  • Miriam of the Out an’ About blog, reminisced about her days as a daredevil with beautiful waterskiing silhouettes.
  • Debbie, of ForgivingJournal got into paying attention how light falls and came up with several silhouettes, including a silhouette selfie!
  • Steve’s Meandering Maverick featured stunning landscape silhouettes, of which the image with the birds was my favorite; which one do you like best?
  • Nikki, who writes A Kinder Way took the experimentation to heart and photographed using candlelight to create amazing silhouettes.

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!

Now, I’ll start putting together something new for this coming Tuesday, all the way from Israel!  The weather is great and the people are friendly and the food is delicious, so I’m having a good time!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Silhouette

An ancient art form

In this fifth installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge, I’d like us to go into a somewhat different direction.  This week’s challenge is to get creative in producing a silhouette.

A lot of photography courses start by teaching how to light the subject in your image, which is the opposite of what we want to do in creating a silhouette.  A couple of things that help make a great silhouette image:

  • A well-balanced background that is not blown out, so that it provides interest
  • Adequate depth-of-field to ensure that all components work together
  • Sharpness and, of course, composition

Your challenge is to go out and experiment a bit.  Note that you don’t need a fancy camera for this challenge, as you can see from the image.  One quick tip: if you’re using a smartphone or automatic camera, you can use the amount of sun peeking around your subject to control the exposure level for the background.

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Yoga Tree Sunrise

 

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 taken with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app and a couple of minor adjustments in Instagram.

 

 

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 Leaf

Finding a new leaf.

As promised for this week’s photo challenge, I have had my camera nearby and an appropriate lens attached, so this morning I went for a short walk in the Oxbow Wildlife Refuge, which is close to my normal morning commute.

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Greening in Spring

The simple leaf stands out against its background in the quiet morning, as the green is beginning to show up around us.

For details on this weeks challenge, please check out Tuesday Photo Challenge – Green.

Hope you enjoy!

Technical Data

This photo was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using an EF 100 mm f/2.8 lens.  Exposure settings were 1/100 second at f/13 and 400 ISO.  Some minor cropping was done in the OS X Photos app, as I didn’t have my own system nearby (I may just present a slightly better adjusted version later, but I do like the softness of this image).

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.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round-Up 3

Round-up time!

I really enjoyed seeing the creativity that was used in responding to this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge’s topic of ‘Different View‘.  This inspires me to come up with something creative for this week…

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This week saw great entries from:

Please go check these blogs out and let them know how you like their work.

Be on the lookout for the next challenge on Tuesday, and, maybe you’ll join the fun!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Different View

Which angle works for you?

In the third installment of this series, let’s take yet another look at the world around us and see, if we can find a ‘Different View’; something that we may not notice in our daily wandering on this little, blue planet.

This past weekend, I decided to accompany my wife for herding practice with our youngest dog, and brought my camera with me for some exploring, which led to this view for inspiration…

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Fence Tunnel

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 100mm f/2.8 macro lens.  Exposure was at f/11 and 1/60 second at 640 ISO.