Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 30

Simple, yet wonderful!

This week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge of Simplify received a fantastic response.  Thank you all for participating and providing stunning posts!!

Simplifying our images and what we view can create some beautifully uncomplicated images, such as this one of the Yoga Tree.

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Sun’s Birth

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

  • Ann’s post in Ann J White is a beautiful capture of leaf and light across a fern.
  • ladyleemanilla‘s post featured a variety of great examples of simple views.
  • Georgie’s post in her blog Third Time Lucky! is full of beautiful images that are both simple and stunning!
  • Xenia’s Whippetwisdom post simply made me smile, as she highlighted the joys of playing ball with her whippets!
  • Leaking Ink ‘s entry this week shows us the simple pleasure of exploring a tree to find a beautiful little treasure: an insect!
  • Miriam’s post in Showers of Blessing has us visiting a crocodile farm in Australia; they look pretty fierce!  She also contributed a second post in Showers of Blessing, which takes us back to her simple wedding on a beach in Maui; it may be simple, but it’s also beautiful and romantic!
  • Miriam’s post in Out an’ About shows us that defrosting a freezer is not a great way to spend a day, and that Harry knows how to relax!
  • Debbie’s post in Forgiving Connects talks about simplifying life and the importance of self-forgiveness.
  • Marie shows a fantastic simple image in her post in The New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect, her blog about what she’s going to do with the rest of her life!

A wonderful array of entries this week!  Thanks to all your contributions, I’m getting ready for tomorrow’s theme…

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Simplify

Simple choices

Welcome to episode 30 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  The entries from this past week are still buzzing in my mind with so much great photography and creativity.  After focusing on Color Contrast, I thought it might be interesting to go in a radically different direction for this week with the theme of Simplify.

In a lot of our photography, we try to capture something that we find interesting, which often has complexity, as we try to tell a story.  This week, I’d like for you to go in the opposite direction by photographing something uncomplicated and simple.  Look around in your daily travels and keep an eye open for a straightforward subject that you will make interesting through your vision; capture it with composition in mind and the story that you are telling with minimal subject(s).

As an example, here is a leaf that caught my attention this past Sunday, so I spent a little time protecting it from the wind, so that I could catch it with a little less breeze.  What stood out for me were the way the light fell on this leaf and painted a picture with shadows.

Fallen Leaf

Sometimes, simplicity works rather well, as even this basic leaf has lots of little details; also, the leaves of grass play along too…

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 (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)!!

I’m sure that all of your creative minds will wrap themselves around this week’s challenge and produce some cool images!  Have fun and start sharing!

Technical Details

This image was captured with my Fujifilm X-T1 using a Fujifilm XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 LM OIS WR lens.  Exposure settings were at 1/150 second, f/8 at 400 ISO.

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