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…

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!

Two Faces of Spring

There’s nothing like Spring…

In recognition of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge that proves that it’s Easy Being Green and a nod to the Tuesday Photo Challenge of Spring, I thought that I’d share you two different aspects of this wonderful season…

Under normal circumstances one would expect Spring to bring in green and color after a Winter bereft of those very features; after months of white (and gray) and much more darkness than we really want to have, we experience the rebirth of Nature!

That would be something along these lines…

Verdant Beauty

There should be green, light and an altogether expansive sense of beauty!

Then again, there’s New England weather to deal with over here…

Corgis Playing in Spring Snow
Much enjoyed by the dogs, but not quite as much by the humans 🙂

Warped Wednesday – pt. 11

Green is a way of life!

I can tell you that the new job (the reason for my trip to Israel) is still more than a plateful of work, as I’m slowly getting my arms around more and more aspects of it.  Given that there are also a couple of moving targets in this, I can tell you that I have my hands full and am putting in a bit of extra effort at this time 🙂  It feels somewhat like the proverb “Be careful what you ask for, as you might get it”; of course, this could end up not being a proverb at all…

As a result, I’m taking a bit of a shortcut on this Warped Wednesday and am tying it back to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge of It IS Easy Being Green!


This cavalcade of green is also brought to you by the concept of Spring!

Have a wonderful day!

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.

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).

Wednesday Wonderment – pt 6

Leaf power

Today, I am going back to Nature for this installment of Wednesday Wonderment, as she is a source of immeasurable variety, beauty and amazement.

Structural Integrity

This amazing leaf was in a tropical greenhouse at the Botanical Garden of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.  This botanical garden is both a fantastic exhibit to visit and see plants from a variety of biomes, and a research facility for the students of the University of Technology.  During our visit, a group of students was working with a professor to study soil characteristics, which was interesting to watch.

One of the aspects of Nature that continually grabs my attention are the structures that make up plants, leaves and trees; the distribution of strength in support of the energy production machinery is sheer perfection.  Even today, when I look at this image, there are little details such as the feathering of the lamina between the lateral veins; it might be indicative of the flow of energy and fluid through the leaf.

Each of these details have evolved over the ages, as successful function edged out other variants by the thinnest of margins.  It would be amazing to see the entire book of variations over the ages, as that would provide insight beyond anything that we have ever possessed.

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III and a 24-105 f/4L lens.  Settings were  f/5.6 at 1/320 second with ISO 1000.  The image was processed using the camera’s HDR capability.

Hope you enjoy this leaf, as much as I do.

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