Weekend Photography Challenge #431 Yellow and blue

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  • #401389

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Here in the Wales, UK, the sun is shining and the sky is blue….. it’s been a while since I could say that!
    So, anything yellow or blue, brownie points for both!

    https://www.lightstalking.us/sunset-photography/ by Federico Alegria

    https://www.lightstalking.us/photographing-sunsets-sunrises/ by Jason Row

    https://www.lightstalking.us/how-to-focus-in-low-light/ by Jason Row

    https://www.lightstalking.us/19-photographs-of-the-blue-hour-to-get-you-inspired/ by Angie

    https://www.lightstalking.us/jovana-rikalo/ by Dahlia Ambrose

  • #401391

    Michael
    Participant

    This image is from Kula, Hawaii, on the island of Maui. Michael

    • #401400

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Nice one Michael. Can only imagine what it was like seeing it in person.

    • #401422

      Preston
      Participant

      Gorgeous sunburst Michael!

    • #401426

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Very nice image Michael!

    • #401433

      Gray B
      Participant

      Is that a filter you used to get the star-effect of the sun?  The details in the far clouds is beautiful.  And, makes me want to get on a plane to the Islands.

      • #401436

        Michael
        Participant

        Gray, the starburst effect is straight from my Canon 16-35 f/4 lens, no filter used. This lens is well known for its starburst effect.

    • #401457

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Breath taking.

    • #401765

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Beautiful Michael! Love the sunburst.

    • #401783

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Very Nice Michael

    • #401892

      davidc
      Participant

      Real nice Michael.

  • #401394

    ElinL
    Participant

    Heavy skies here, no blue, no sun, no flowers in sight – lucky we can buy them while waiting for better times. Happy Easter everyone !

     

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    • #401401

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      You’re not alone. Heavy overcast and rain here as well. Happy Easter.

    • #401427

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Happy Easter!

    • #401434

      Gray B
      Participant

      But a whole lot of sun in this daffodil Elin.  This should help until your sun returns ?.

    • #401496

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Love this Elin. And I relate! Store bought flowers until spring really arrives.

    • #401764

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Hope you’ve had a good Easter Elin, when does Spring start with you?
      Love your daffodil shot, was it with your Lensbaby?

      • #401880

        ElinL
        Participant

        Thank you Diane, yesterday was the first day that gave a feeling that spring is on its way. The birds disagree, they have been singing their heart out even in heavy downpour for the last four weeks or so, its probably the light that does it. The image was shot with the Lensbaby Velvet.

  • #401395

    Click
    Participant

    Living Phantasm

    Yellow and Blue

    • #401403

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      That’s a very cool image Click. There sure are some amazing creatures out there.

    • #401428

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Very cool, Click!

    • #401458

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Wow.

    • #401463

      Gray B
      Participant

      I could watch these all day long.

    • #401488

      ElinL
      Participant

      Click, I keep coming back to this shot.  Could be a UFO against a starlit sky ? Wonderful creature – splendid image !

    • #401766

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Wonderful shot Click, of a very beautiful creature!

    • #401815

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Beautiful, Click!

    • #401893

      davidc
      Participant

      Cool shot Click.

  • #401405

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    The Blue Banana. A coffee shop in Lostine Oregon. Was closed when we drove through so cannot comment on the quality of their coffee. Only their sense of humor. I like it.

    • #401423

      Preston
      Participant

      I wonder if they have much room for seating.  Looks a bit crowded with a crashed plane in there an all…

    • #401459

      Dorothy
      Participant

      LOL, This is great!

    • #401461

      Bobbie
      Participant

      They were very considerate when they decorated it in the colors of this week’s challenge Dave. Hope they also supply crash helmets at the door 🙂

      • #401508

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        That WAS nice of them. I’ll have to shoot ’em an email thanking them. Helmets might come in handy. Looks like it might be an unlucky spot to hang out.  🙂

    • #401658

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      I’d love to try their coffee 🙂 And yeah, definitely a great sense of humor!

      • #401691

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Hi Jasenka. We enjoyed visiting the northeast part of the state so much we’ll definitely be going back. We’ve also decided that stopping by the Blue Banana for coffee will be mandatory.

    • #401759

      Holly K
      Participant

      I think this business is accident prone!

      • #401965

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I think you’re right. 🙂  I think I’ll call it “Clean Up on Aisle Two!”

    • #401767

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Great shot Dave, made me smile!

    • #401976

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Your Photo was recognized in the Members Picks Week of April 22 Forum  ⬅ Click Here

  • #401408

    Ed
    Participant

    lovely day

    • #401441

      Gray B
      Participant

      Any day is a good day for a Guinness ?

  • #401421

    Preston
    Participant

    Some signs of Spring have arrived. An Iris bloomed

    • #401429

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Very nice, Preston!

    • #401894

      davidc
      Participant

      Always look like aliens. Nice one Preston!

      • #401932

        Preston
        Participant

        Now that you mention it, the do.  Thanks David

  • #401424

    Gray B
    Participant

    I’m always afraid when I see my wife deep in thought like this. ?

    SFMOMA back alley

    • #401430

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Well captured moment! Totally in the spirit of the challenge!

    • #401431

      ElinL
      Participant

      Wonderful !

    • #401460

      Dorothy
      Participant

      lol, and so you should be. 🙂  great photo.

    • #401462

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Like the framing and composition showing the height of the structure.

    • #401498

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Awesome Gray!

    • #401505

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Visually a very strong image. And couldn’t ask for a better match to the challenge. Really nice work.

    • #401604

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Excellent shot, Gray!

    • #401660

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      This matches the challenge perfectly! I also like the vertical composition.

    • #401896

      davidc
      Participant

      Great shot Gray.

  • #401432

    Bruce Gordon
    Participant

    Yellow Rocks, Blue sky…

  • #401437

    beth
    Participant

    the blue yellowstone river.

    yellowstone np

    • #401439

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Very nice image, Beth!

    • #401499

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Hmmmm…seems you’ve got both colours covered, if not in the image, then the name of the river ? . Nice!

    • #401897

      davidc
      Participant

      I see what you did there Beth. Very clever.

  • #401468

    Andre P.
    Participant

    Sunset (in winter)

  • #401469

    Andre P.
    Participant

    Inflorescence

    • #401500

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Lovely.

    • #401510

      Gray B
      Participant

      The background blur immediately caught my attention and made this capture for me.

    • #401899

      davidc
      Participant

      Two very good shots Andre.

  • #401484

    billyspad
    Blocked

    OK no digging around in the archives for ol’ Billy. Blue and yellow the lady said so I made ya this.

    • #401816

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Very nice composition, Billy!

      • #401874

        billyspad
        Blocked

        I know you to be a man of impeccable taste so thank you Mistyisle. Possibly a waste of effort on my part huh. Next time just dig something out of the archives on my hard drive and collect the “good shot” and “wonderful” comments.

        • #402195

          Dorothy
          Participant

          pfttt – billyspad – your sarcasm does not fool me, this is great work and i know it took a lot of time, forethought, work and i say – Wonderful Job.   you don’t need to go archiving when you can create such things!

          i like using my archives because they start so awful and here i am learning so much on improving my work that i am not totally embarrassed to share them.

          it is nice to have a place where not only can i join a challenge and get some positive feedback (i do enjoy a pat on the back) but also get serious, critical critiquing in the Shark Tank (that has helped me develop a tough skin and learn and benefit from everyone’s knowledge).

          • #402212

            billyspad
            Blocked

            Dorothy dear heart sarcasm from moi? No never!

          • #402372

            Dorothy
            Participant

            🙂

  • #401495

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Cineraria
    Cineraria I

    • #401501

      ElinL
      Participant

      Wow ! Blue does not get more blue (can you say so in english ?) Wonderful image Leanne 🙂

      • #401741

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Yes, Elin. You can say that 🙂 Thanks so much.

    • #401509

      Gray B
      Participant

      BLUE!! with a touch of yellow.  Love it Leanne.

      • #401742

        LeanneC
        Participant

        🙂 Thanks Gray. I wish we had more colour outside. Spring is taking its time arriving. In the meantime, indoor flowers provide some much needed colour.

    • #401832

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Very nice composition, Leanne.  I particularly like the angle of the flower to the right!

    • #401901

      davidc
      Participant

      That is the bluest of blues with a splash of yellow.

      Very nice Leaanne

    • #402092

      Andre P.
      Participant

      Wow what a blue !

  • #401504

    Frank
    Participant

    What a great assignment to look for color.  Great shots by all so far!

  • #401512

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Seen before but one of my favourite shots and one taken during my introduction to photography with my new mobile phone (at the time). I called this ‘The Crabbers’ because if you look closely, you can see some people on the right of the horizon line. This is at Thompson’s Beach and there is a gulf between the hazy distant hills and the yellow sand. People walk out to the water to rake for crabs at low tide then walk back with the tide as it floods in over the sand flats.

    • #401830

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Very interesting and mesmerising image, Graham.  One would not even see the crabbers if you had not pointed them out …….  and even then!!

    • #401934

      Preston
      Participant

      Love your transition of blues in this one Graham.  I guess the crabbers are those three little speckles on the right?

    • #402171

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Nice! It would be hard to paint clouds with more character; well captured!

  • #401570

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    berberis and blue sky…

    yellow and blue

    • #401626

      ElinL
      Participant

      There is summery and festive feeling in you image Diane, beautiful !

    • #401828

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      I echo what Elin has said, Diane!

  • #401590

    Anne Hornsby
    Participant

    Wonderful images in this challenge!      I often take photos of images on TV screens that grab me.    Here is an abstract image from The Crown – rotated 90 degrees.

    • #401829

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      I like abstracts, including this one, Anne.  “The Crown” – about Queen Vic or Eliz?

  • #401600

    Pamela Winter
    Participant

    How about a sunset as the sun sinks into the Gulf of Mexico over Tampa Bay?

    • #401761

      Holly K
      Participant

      Wow, beautiful shot!

    • #401771

      Elysia
      Participant

      This is gorgeous, Pamela! Doesn’t get much better than a Gulf sunset 🙂

    • #401827

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Very nice, Pamela!

    • #401903

      davidc
      Participant

      Great photo Pamela.

    • #401906

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Beautiful colors and scary sky Pam. You caught the clouds in a way that makes them look like an organized attack unit 🙂

  • #401616

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    If you look hard you will see nobody.

    • #402172

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      That made me laugh! My kind of place to visit!

  • #401617

    Light painting at Donnelly’s Castle in Queenslands Granite Belt.

    Donnelly’s Castle is a granite rock formation that you can walk between, around and over!  It was one of several hideouts used by the feared bushranger ‘Thunderbolt’ who roamed the New England Tableland.

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    • #401867

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Very cool David Chesterfield: Wonderful use of the blue and yellow light, it looks like a genie crouched in the rocks.

    • #401948

      Preston
      Participant

      Your light painting never ceases to amaze me David.  I also like the story of Thunderbolt.  He’s like our Wild West outlaws here in the US

  • #401629

    Mistyisle
    Participant

    This was taken at White Island, which houses a continuously active volcano, here in New Zealand, off the coast from Whakatane.  Judy and I went by boat and were supplied with hard hats and gas masks. Great trip!

    • #401631

      ElinL
      Participant

      Nice ! The green-yellowish colour – is it moss/lichen or layers of sulfur ?

      • #401818

        Mistyisle
        Participant

        It’s sulphur, Elin.  Thanks.

  • #401635

    samet
    Participant

     

     

    Pls, leave me alone..

    • #401864

      Dorothy
      Participant

      samet – so much blue on so many levels!  i just want to hug him.  i like how the shadows enhance the feeling.

    • #402102

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Those shadows really caught my attention here 🙂 Great job!

    • #402173

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Very nice!

  • #401637

    ElinL
    Participant

    Opening to the sun

    Blue and yellow

    Clouds lifting yesterday – occasional rays of sun. Spotless sky today, maybe too bright for shooting – packing gear and filters for a trip.

    • #401718

      Gray B
      Participant

      Have a good trip

      • #401753

        ElinL
        Participant

        Thanks Gray 🙂

    • #401826

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Just a tantalising hint of yellow there, Elin.  Hope you have a good trip.

      • #401910

        ElinL
        Participant

        Thank you Misty 🙂

    • #401907

      Bobbie
      Participant

      The color is vibrant and I love the flower’s “pose”. It looks like it’s not too sure about opening up yet – still checking out the weather.
      Enjoy the sun and your trip Elin!

      • #401911

        ElinL
        Participant

        Thank you Bobbie 🙂

    • #402174

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Beautiful Elin! I love the softness…

  • #401704

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    • #401823

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Different and imaginative, Kent!

    • #401963

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      This shot has slowly grown on me. Besides meeting the challenge of yellow and blue the placement of the different shapes in forming the composition works extremely well. A comfortable and fun image to look at.

  • #401705

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    Tom Co in Blue

  • #401769

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Bluebells

    bluebells

    • #401824

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Takes me back, Diane, we had lots of bluebells in Scotland.  Can’t remember seeing any here in New Zealand in the past 53 years.

    • #401964

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      I like the soft focus treatment and bokeh here. Great “diamond” shaped highlights in the BG.  Bluebells are one of my wife’s favorites. We had lots on the farm but none where we are now.  We’re going to a plant sale this week-end. Will have to keep an eye out for some.

  • #401772

    P71
    Participant

    Really lovely photographs everyone , i must keep an eye on these topics.

    A little swamped with so much info as i’m new to photography but i am getting there bit by bit and enjoying which is the point i guess , nice pictures guys.

  • #401780

    Michael
    Participant

    You just have to jump in and post your photos. The water’s fine!

  • #401786

    Elysia
    Participant

    Caught this great blue heron grabbing some lunch

     

    https://lightstalking-forums.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/401786/jxaglvyze19c45ojz8wr3e2c4s3ng0qq.jpg

    • #401909

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Good eye Elysia! You showed me that a blue heron is really blue and also managed to catch him perched on the yellow (I’m not sure what …). Diane will definitely give you bonus points!

  • #401819

    Mistyisle
    Participant

    Nice catch, Elysia (both you and the heron!).

  • #401821

    Mistyisle
    Participant

    Young lady at Diwali

  • #401822

    Mistyisle
    Participant

    Another lady at Diwali

  • #401825

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Christmas Fireworks

  • #401836

    Mistyisle
    Participant

    A good minimalist approach, Robert.  Next time we have a minimalist challenge, then you can enter again!

  • #401862

    Dorothy
    Participant

    Ok, Happy Monday (oops now Tuesday) so weekend done but did want to share a little yellow and a little blue.  Every year there is a local kite festival and i try to attend.  It is a fun day, always in April so spring is beginning and everyone is happy to be outside. Honest, this is from last year. 🙂

    Dragon Flies Overhead

  • #401875

    Bubble.

    PA060445

    • #401881

      ElinL
      Participant

      Wow ! Fantastic image, David.

    • #401904

      davidc
      Participant

      Looks like a planet. Cool shot David.

    • #401967

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      VERY cool David!!

  • #401926

    Bobbie
    Participant

    Doors

    • #401954

      Preston
      Participant

      Interesting picture Bobbie.  For the repetition here, I wonder why some of the doors are different sizes…

      • #402109

        Bobbie
        Participant

        Thanks Preston. As you can see, the building itself is a lot older than the doors which were obviously designed much later to give the street a fairly uniform look for visitors. I assume the size of the individual doors is dependent on structural demands and the size of the openings.

    • #402076

      ElinL
      Participant

      Nice ! Love the turquoise colour of the doors and the asymmetry in size.

      • #402110

        Bobbie
        Participant

        Thanks for you comments Elin.

  • #402022

    Holly K
    Participant

    Mosaic BenchBench

  • #402029

    Ed
    Participant

    I pined and moped… I had no yellow and blue to add to this collection of great photography and then I got up to let my dog out amd discovered that spring had sprung and the forsythia was forsooth and there was a young male cardinal sitting at the top so I grabbed my Flickr clickr and got out on my back deck where that was lots of yellow and a patch of sky (the necessary blue) but the bird had flown. I am still playing at learning and so the post-production was an exercise in strengthening color. and ignoring for the most part the automatic straightening tool inside “crop”.

     

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    https://flic.kr/p/RSYV7p

  • #402066

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Blue Bearded Iris.

  • #402123

    Tobie
    Moderator

    Suggested by @robertapple that I add this Little Bee-eater here. Sorry to those who have seen it elsewhere… 😉

    bee eater

    • #402236

      ElinL
      Participant

      Good that you accepted Mr Apples suggestion  – I have not seen those images before and they are great. Wonderful creatures – display a very special colour palette.

  • #402124

    Tobie
    Moderator

    White-fronted Bee-eater (not a suitable name in my opinion) in late daylight. Snapped in the same time slot as the one above.

    bee eater

     

  • #402149

    Nancyka
    Participant

    Here, the weather is pretty much still white and grey, but with kids, there’s no shortage of primary colors in my life 😉

     

    DSC_2941-1-2

  • #402191

    Holly K
    Participant

    Spring BouquetBlue flowers

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