Challenge of the Day: Family! 😀
Challenge of the Day: Trees.
Challenge of the Day: Transportation.
Challenge of the Day: Your Weakness. 😆
Challenge of the Day: Favourite Color.
Challenge of the Day: Love.
Production Note: I had seen this kind of wedding photo before and I love how the shadow of the ring makes a heart in the spine of the book. A nice subtle touch for extra lovey-doveyness. 😛
Challenge of the Day: Landscape.
Challenge of the Day: Micro/Close Up.
This is a cactus blossom growing in our backyard I was waiting and waiting and waiting for that ant to finally crawl up the bloom. Macro Photography =
1 part lens + 9,000 parts patience. Great Lighting. 8)
Challenge of the Day: Water.
This is the spillway at the Alameda Dam. There is a metric tonne of water coming over this puppy per second. The town of Oxbow is on alert because of the flooding, as is much of the South East. It’s truly unbelievable how much water is lying around and flowing through rivers right now. And the incessant rain isn’t helping things either. . . . Time to start building an ark. 😉 . . . in all seriousness though, I truly hope the evacuation orders are just precautionary and that people don’t lose their homes to this. 😐
Challenge of the Day: Summer Time.
Challenge of the Day: Eyes.
Challenge of the Day: Bokeh.
“Bokeh” (pronounced BOH-keh, not boquet or some such jibba jabba), is the Japanese word for the stuff in the picture that is out of focus. Most of the time, the quality of a lens is judged at least partially in how well it renders these out of focus bokeh bits. If the lens produces cream cheese bokehliciousness, it’s good. Very good. If it produces course-looking harsh not-so-out-of-focus bits, its terrible bokeh. In real life portraits, it makes a big difference. You want to focus on the subject and the out of focus stuff should help the viewer’s eye go to the right place – not badly rendered out of focus stuff.
For today’s challenge, I wanted to play with the Japanese-ness of the theme. What’s more Japanese than Ninja Turtles?! Nothing. That’s what. So, I grabbed Michelangelo and turned my bokeh into turtles to further support the motif. Christmas lights work wonders all year round! 😉
Challenge of the Day: Mason Jar/Jelly Jar.
Big thanks to Cindy and the folks at the Bow Valley Villa for letting me borrow the gold fish for this shot. 🙂 No fish were harmed in the shooting of this mason jar.
Challenge of the Day: Action.
This shot is straight out of the camera, no photoshop – mainly because I don’t have photoshop… 😉 But you can create this effect simply by zooming your lens on a crazy slow shutter speed.
ISO 200 f/32 1/30 155mm
Challenge of the Day: Someone you Love.
It’s the Good Lord Jesus! And if you’re from the South, He’s the Good Lord Je-hay-uh-sus-ah! (The 5 Syllable Lord). 😉
“We love because He first loved us.” ~ 1 John 4:19
Challenge of the Day: Reminds you of Childhood.
Historic Anecdote: As kids my Gramma Schultz would keep the grandkids filled with a steady supply of popsicles. From time immemorial, popsicles have been infused with my childhood. I am glad to have passed on the tradition. 🙂
Challenge of the Day: Sun Flare. . . . Well, yes. Um. Ahem. In places where the sun shines, it is possible to get sun flare photos. But not here. So you have to make your own sun and pretend your the last airbender.
Challenge of the Day: Silhouette.
I LOVE this picture. If I analyze it in terms of light, color and gesture, I think it’s a winner. 1) it has the light, that beautiful little rim light/highlight on the hat and nose and rembrandt cheek. If I told you I had planned it, I’d be lying. It was a happy accident. 2) Silhouettes are tricky to get any nice color, unless you use the sky/sunset. I dumped the exposure on this one to get a really nice blue and still pickup some of the lilac purple. 3) As for gesture, it’s simply joyful toddlers holding up lilacs. But to me it communicates the joy of summer from a kids perspective. 🙂
Challenge of the Day: Animal.
Challenge of the Day: Fresh Fruit.
What? You didn’t know that Tomatoes were a fruit? Well, now you do! Bwahahahahaha… 😉
Challenge of the Day: Sunset. (With no sun).
Challenge of the Day: Books.