Weekend Photography Challenge #412 White

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  • #379030

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Anything white, or white with a hint …..
    Snow is an easy one for some, hi-key, still life, product photography or just a white subject …. remembering white balance.

    https://www.lightstalking.us/into-the-light/ by Dahlia Ambrose

    https://www.lightstalking.us/how-to-create-mood-in-your-images-just-by-adjusting-white-balance/ by Federico Alegria

    https://www.lightstalking.us/7-snowy-destinations-for-photographers/ by JasenkaG

    https://www.lightstalking.us/15-examples-of-product-photography/ by JasenkaG

  • #379034

    Michael
    Participant

    I chose an image of a swan that visited our pond for a few days. They are such beautiful birds. It was gently raining as I captured this image. You can see the raindrops on the water. Mike

    • #379109

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Nice Michael. The ripples and the shadows put her right in the focus of the image.

  • #379044

    Click
    Participant

    Botanical

    Lace

    • #379110

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Interesting processing Click. It looks like a piece of old wallpaper or upholstery.

    • #379240

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Intriguing Click, very ethereal.   I’d be interested in hearing what your processing was.

      • #379340

        Click
        Participant

        It’s just a negative, or color invert, of sunlit plants against a dark background.

    • #379313

      Pamela Winter
      Participant

      I really like this, Click.  The processing gives the image a metallic look.  Very nice!

  • #379054

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    snow orchid

    snow orchid

    • #379111

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Beautiful Diane. One the one hand it looks very delicate and on the other, it reminds me of o Chinese lion’s head statue (which I’ve seen only in pictures).

      • #379803

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Bobbie!

    • #379117

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Lovely shot & flower @tersha! I just love all kinds of orchids!

      • #379804

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Tobie, I love all sorts of orchids too, I have quite a few different ones, though none of them particularly special, except for the snow orchid. 🙂

    • #379139

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Lovely Diane!

      • #379805

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Rob!

    • #379242

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Gorgeous, Diane.   And you captured the way in which orchids often look like other creatures.

      • #379806

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Anne, and although it wasn’t intentional, I can see why you mean!

    • #379261

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Beautiful Diane and it also looks like a flower from Jurassic Park.

      • #379807

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Erik!

    • #379314

      Pamela Winter
      Participant

      Just beautiful, Diane!  And there is just enough shadow so there is a nice separation of subject from background.  Lovely!

      • #379808

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Pamela!

  • #379057

    Michael
    Participant

    Beautiful image, Tersha. It reminds me of a Georgia O’Keeffe flower painting.

    • #379809

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Thanks Mike, that’s quite a compliment!

  • #379060

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Still waiting for the white (technically clear) stuff to fall where we are. Here are two photos of some frost flowers from last winter. Conditions have to be just right for these beauties to form…

    Winter Bloom

    On Ice

    I should add that each ‘flower’ is about the size of my fist. They covered a large area of the lake where we were. A rare and interesting sight!

    • #379069

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      How amazingly delicate Leanne!

    • #379071

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      These are amazing Leanne! I really Love the second image!

    • #379083

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Beautiful Leanne.

    • #379138

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Both are beautiful Leanne!

    • #379158

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Very cool. Don’t think I’ve ever seen those. And like Bruce said they look so delicate. Nice shots Leanne.

    • #379243

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Wow, Leane.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen these.   Lovely.

    • #379290

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Thank you! Here is a close-up of a fractal. They are fragile and sharp! Conditions have to be very calm. There is a better description of how they form with the photo on Flickr (and some other images too)
      Ice Flower Designs II

      • #379316

        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        Beautiful!

        I once read a discussion of pre-destination, where the writer pointed out that, while water may be predestined to freeze, The individual expressions of such a destiny contained an infinite number of possibilities….

        I think you have captured that idea here.

         

        • #379358

          LeanneC
          Participant

          I love that, Bruce. You see it with snowflakes. The smallest change in temperature or humidity levels create a completely different crystal. The possibilities are infinite and exciting!

      • #379544

        Tom M
        Participant

        You’ve posted things like this before I think, and I still am amazed your captures of these…

         

      • #380141

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        The detail in those crystals is amazing.

    • #379315

      Pamela Winter
      Participant

      Wow, Leanne!  Incredible images! I’ve never seen anything like this.

    • #379810

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Simply beautiful Leanne, lovely detail! I’ve never seen these before, either.

  • #379061

    Jim Hollis
    Participant

    A Great Blue Heron. Image captured at Webster Lake in Northglenn, Colorado. I intentionally over-exposed to get a different effect.

    • #379143

      Tom M
      Participant

      Like this a lot Jim…

       

    • #379292

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Nice high key image, Jim. What is it standing on? I know they will go fishing in people’s ponds!

    • #379317

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Very nice Jim!

    • #379319

      Pamela Winter
      Participant

      Beautiful high key image, Jim. It almost looks like a Japanese watercolor. Nice capture!

    • #379432

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      whoops, I accidentally put my comment under Charmaine’s photo:

      Interesting composition, Jim – the circular “disk” counterbalancing the line of the bird and cool reflection. As an abstract image, I also liked only the disk and reflection.

    • #379811

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Very nice shot Jim

  • #379063

    Lighthouses, like this one in Western Australia are painted white if the background is dark – this helps them stand out for Mariners during the day.

    Wadjemup Lighthouse, Rottnest Island

    PC072493

  • #379068

    Bruce Gordon
    Participant

    Posted before, but what the heck…

  • #379070

    Charmaine Joubert
    Participant

    Rider on the beach

    • #379072

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Love this photo Charmaine! Very elegant – superb composition

    • #379076

      Gray B
      Participant

      The prints in sand add an extra very appealing element to this beautifully composed image.  Thank you

    • #379082

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Very nice Charmaine. Like Frog said: Very elegant – superb composition.

    • #379119

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Luvit! So peaceful – I can hear the silence!

    • #379140

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Hang it on the wall Charmaine. Excellent!

    • #379159

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Agree with all previous comments. A wonderful image. 🙂

    • #379251

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Interesting composition, Jim – the circular “disk” counterbalancing the line of the bird and cool reflection.  As an abstract image, I also liked only the disk and reflection.

      • #379433

        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Correction:  re Charmaine’s photo:   very powerful image,  peaceful, dreamy.

    • #379295

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Beautiful minimalist image! Love it.

    • #379318

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Very well done!

    • #379324

      Pamela Winter
      Participant

      Just a super image, Charmaine. There’s a real romantic feel to this.

    • #379350

      Bobbie
      Participant

      It’s all been said by others. Wonderful composition that invites stories.

    • #379813

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      What everyone else said, great shot!

    • #380162

      chris pook
      Participant

      That’s just great!  Less is definitely more.  A great example of ‘Photographing One Thing’.  I wish I had taken this shot.  🙂

  • #379098

    Erik Fransman
    Participant

    Avi

    Beautiful Leanne.

    • #379160

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Both shots brought a smile to my face. Thanks for posting them.

    • #379259

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Beautiful Leanne should be under Leannes post. But you all got that.

    • #380163

      chris pook
      Participant

      That looks Sci – Fi.  🙂

  • #379099

    Erik Fransman
    Participant

    Happy Feet.

    • #379141

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Big smile Erik…nice!

    • #379255

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      I love this one, Erik.  The pink toe pads are a great “pop.”

    • #379326

      Pamela Winter
      Participant

      Oh, my goodness, Erik!  I am in love with this shot!

    • #379370

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Thank you Rob, Anne, Pamela. When I look at this shot I get a warm feeling and have to get up and stroke the cats, like I just did!

    • #379406

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Both of these cat shots are wonderful Erik. I especially like the photograph of the feet. It is a very interesting study of the anatomy with great color and an artistic sense.

  • #379120

    Tobie
    Moderator

    Sacred Ibis coming in for a landing in the early morning sun.

    ibis

    • #379257

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Tobie, the top feathers are at all sorts of angles — is that partly how they “brake” for a landing?  Fascinating shot.

    • #379321

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Very nice Tobie!

    • #379328

      Pamela Winter
      Participant

      Wonderful, Tobie.  Exquisite focus and DoF!

  • #379124

    Bobbie
    Participant

    I’m going with 2 woman

    1 – “Trio in black and white”

  • #379126

    Bobbie
    Participant

    2 – “Behind the veil”

    • #379260

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Beautiful, Bobbie.

    • #379264

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Nice and subtle Bobbie.

    • #379296

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Nice use of light, Bobbie. As Erik said, very subtle.

    • #379330

      Pamela Winter
      Participant

      Beautiful, Bobbie! The first is subtle, the second is softly mysterious.

    • #379399

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Thanks for your comments Leanne, Pamela, Erik & Anne.
      This was made a few years ago when I was taking a photography class during a session on working in the studio. It’s not accidental that I don’t often contribute studio shots – I don’t really enjoy making them.

  • #379132

    Pamela Winter
    Participant

    I chose an image from one of my very early weddings.  

    • #379142

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Unique Pamela. Just enough detail.

    • #379262

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      What a fun idea, Pam.  I really like this hue of white (if that’s the correct phrasing) – it grabs me.

    • #379297

      LeanneC
      Participant

      What a nice idea for showing those details! I really like this.

    • #380164

      chris pook
      Participant

      How many have you had?  😉  xx

  • #379154

    Tom M
    Participant

    Ground fog…

    • #379162

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      The fog adds a softness to the image. Nicely done.

    • #379256

      Holly K
      Participant

      A beautiful, peaceful image.

    • #379263

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      I’ve had difficulties capturing ground fog.   Beautiful, Tom.

    • #379327

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Very nice Tom! I miss the TN fog. We don’t get that much here. too dry…

    • #379335

      Pamela Winter
      Participant

      Really nice, Tom.  I’ve had difficulties in capturing ground fog so this is just wonderful!

    • #379349

      Bobbie
      Participant

      I’m still waiting for the barn book Tom. You know i love these images!

  • #379163

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    If the rain ever lightens up I’ll go look for some white. In the mean time this is the only mostly white image I have that’s not a flower. I’ve posted so many flowers already. 🙂

    I’m not a car guy but car shows do offer some photo ops.

     

  • #379266

    Anne Hornsby
    Participant

    This is an old one (since I’ve been busy in recent months transitioning out of a job); from inside the National Museum of the American Indian (Wash. D.C.)

    • #379274

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Nice lines.

    • #379336

      Pamela Winter
      Participant

      I really like this, Anne.  The lines and circles are very intriguing. And now I have a new destination on my bucket list!

  • #379278

    Preston
    Participant

    One of the perks of living in coal country, we get stands of Paper Birch thanks to the acidic soil.   

  • #379310

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Opera House

    • #379322

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      I really like that composition Graham! Very nice!

    • #379337

      Pamela Winter
      Participant

      Beautiful composition! I just love it!

    • #379369

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      I would call it “Sharks”! Very nice Graham.

  • #379325

    Bruce Gordon
    Participant

    White building

    • #379338

      Pamela Winter
      Participant

      The local Masonic lodge?  I really like how the white creates such a contrast to the rest of the image.  Very stark!  Nicely done.

      • #379455

        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        Thanks Pamela!

        It’s actually a Masonic graveyard. Lol

  • #379346

    Pencil Pine falls, Southwest Tasmania.

    The brown colour of the water is caused by tannins from the root system of the button grass plant. It leaches into the water table leaving the water the colour of black tea.

    PB221301

    • #379356

      Tom M
      Participant

      I really like the color accent in the water, David. I hope you got some even closer shots of those falls. If so, post one please…

       

      • #379361

        Thank-you Tom. Here is a view from the other side. No tripod so these are hand-held shots.

        PB221343

         

        • #379545

          Tom M
          Participant

          Beautiful- I’m amazed, it looks like this would have had to have been on a tripod by the apparent speed shot-less than 1/60th?

           

          • #379603

            Thanks Tom – the top one was a 1 second exposure. The bottom one 0.4 sec.

  • #379357

    Tom M
    Participant

    An old farm during a snow storm…

    • #380143

      Preston
      Participant

      Nice photo Tom. I thought you blurred this photo until I realized it’s snowing sideways!

  • #379407

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    Saintly City Cat Show

     

    Saintly City Cat Show…

    • #379436

      Holly K
      Participant

      They are saying, “Enough of this… when’s lunch?”

    • #379542

      Bobbie
      Participant

      They’re very pointedly ignoring each other.
      Be warned: Never come between Kent and the cats!

    • #379546

      Tom M
      Participant

      Very cool Kent…

       

      • #379730

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Thanks Tom. I like your black and white of the winter scene as well. It looks like an image shot with film and printed in the darkroom. I’m not sure if that was your intent… but it really resonates with me.

    • #380142

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      For me their expressions and how they’re ignoring each other adds humor to the image. I’m also wondering what happened to #’s 80 and 81? 🙂

  • #379454

    William Morack
    Participant

    No shortage of white in upstate ny this time of year...

    • #379499

      Tom M
      Participant

      Like the way the snow coated all the trees. Nicely captured. Looks like you got about 4 inches? Ahhh- New York,you either love it or you leave it. 🙂

       

  • #379496

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    • #379543

      Bobbie
      Participant

      You caught a good moment Robert. It’s definitely not “follow the leader” here.

  • #379547

    Tom M
    Participant

    NY Snow Storm…

  • #379584

    Holly K
    Participant

    Feather design

  • #379601

    NYC Wedding Photography

  • #379830

    rtw
    Participant

    Snowy path on lake

    • #380064

      Holly K
      Participant

      I like the way my eye travels diagonally through the composition.

  • #379831

    rtw
    Participant

     

  • #380114

    Bobbie
    Participant

    “Knock Knock”

  • #380161

    Holly K
    Participant

    Pale Florals

  • #380172

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Bella Orchid Mantis…

    Bella, Orchid Mantis

  • #381433

    Ann Braun Wheatley
    Participant

    Mangatini Falls, Ngakawau River, NZ

  • #381556

    John Thompson
    Moderator

    Ok I have one.

    High key stone (high key sounds like the plural of Haiku to me or is it the other way around???).

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