Tuesday Photo Challenge – Scene

Crushed hopes…

Welcome to Week 123 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Lots of fun Toys were shared last week in your awesome posts!

This week, I decided to try a different route and provide you with a theme that can happen anywhere in the world at any location.  The challenge for you is to share a Scene with every one of the readers.  Please take liberties with this theme and let your Scene be anything that catches your eye and imagination!  The challenge is not so much about high drama, as it is about those little moments that make us look twice by being just a bit outside the norm.  Of course, should you capture a scene from a play that works too.

Have some fun with this challenge and don’t overthink it!  Take that first idea and run with it!

And, yes, this little scene fizzled…

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Scene of the Crime

This was one of those parking lot hit and run incidents.  I didn’t catch the perpetrator, who crushed and ran; note that one of the cans is a ‘Loved One’…

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)!!

I’m looking forward to seeing what winds up filling your posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Unusual

She’s so unusual

Welcome to episode 21 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  As we jus thad another great week of contributions, I thought it might be time for another curve ball with this week’s theme.

I’d like to challenge you to produce photos with the following theme: Unusual!  Capture something or someone, clearly at odds with its environment or looks rather strange all by its lone self.  This challenge is very much about observing your environment, and noticing what is out of place, which is a great exercise for the mind.

This also will give you an opportunity to hone your photography skills, because you’ll have the opportunity to capture the reason for why your subject is at odds with the world around it.

As an example of what I’m looking for, here’s a little vista that I uncovered when looking to photograph a beautiful sunset during a trip to Chincoteague…

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Unusual Vista.

You can see what I was thinking, as seeing the dumpster and port-a-potty right on this beautiful beach made me chuckle; it gave me something to contrast the beauty of what Nature presented against what humanity contributed.

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 have every confidence that each of you will be able to highlight the unusual in the world!  This should be a lot of fun to see all the results of your creative endeavors!!

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon 5D MkII using an EF 24-105mm f/4 lens.  The exposure settings were 1/160 second, at f/8 and 400 ISO.

TTT – Looking down

Always look in every direction..

This week’s tip is a rather simple one, but one that has resulted in some interesting photographs for me and, I hope, may result in some cool shots for you as well:

Look Down.

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During those moments when we look for the grand landscape to capture, it may lie at our feet.

How often have you run into this scenario: you are all set to come up with a fantastic landscape shot, but nothing you see through your viewfinder strikes you as ‘the shot’.  What you do next will determine whether you come up with an interesting image from this location or nothing at all.

You could shake your head and walk off to find another great vista, or… you could look down and examine what lies around you and, possibly, find something rather nifty to photograph.

The choice is yours!  Each of the images on this page is the result of my looking down and noticing something that is worth photographing.

Your mission, should you accept it, is to find something to photograph over the next week by looking down.  Feel free to link it to this post, so that I can see what you came up with, as I’m very much looking forward to seeing your creations!