- May 11, 2019 at 7:53 am #405139
Photos that have been inspired by ….
other photographers, interesting posts here, or elsewhere, famous paintings, a new style,
… or a new lens, or …..?
https://www.lightstalking.us/photographs-of-radios/ by Federico Alegria
- May 11, 2019 at 8:06 am #405140
Inspired by the stylized Japanese and Korean paintings, called sansuiga, I fashioned this image of my backyard to look like a painting on textured paper. Michael
- May 11, 2019 at 8:31 am #405141
The processing totally fits with the scene. You’ve created a beautiful image Michael.
- May 11, 2019 at 10:26 am #405150
Michael, you absolutely caught a sansuiga effect and composition. You have “inspired” me to go out and give it a try as well. Thank you
- May 11, 2019 at 3:05 pm #405173
Thank you Gray.
- May 11, 2019 at 8:43 pm #405240
Lovely. Very soothing. Beautiful effect. I want your back yard. 🙂
- May 12, 2019 at 6:56 am #405272
Haha Dorothy, you are welcome to visit any time.
- May 12, 2019 at 3:13 pm #405304
Beautiful Micheael, it’s worked really well, love it!
- May 12, 2019 at 4:58 pm #405328
Wow. fantastic Michael.
- May 13, 2019 at 9:19 pm #405494
Terrific image Michael. Would suit some Japanese writing on it somewhere.
- May 14, 2019 at 5:33 am #405607
I don’t know any Japanese, so I probably would end up like Ariana Grande and write “small Japanese Barbecue Grill” on the image.
- May 14, 2019 at 8:13 am #405639
Wonderful image Michael !
- May 11, 2019 at 8:50 am #405143
- May 11, 2019 at 10:33 am #405151
Inspired by people’s stories
During a conference in England two friends and I decided to walk over to an old church in the area (parts of the church date back to the 12th century). Nearing the church we met a woman with a watering can in her hand. I stopped to talk to her and learned that her family has lived in the area for generations and most of them, including her husband, are buried in the church cemetery. We talked for about 15 minutes and she went off on her weekly visit to tend the graves and visit her loved ones.
- May 12, 2019 at 3:14 pm #405311
Thoughtful shot Bobbie.
- May 13, 2019 at 12:13 pm #405444
Thanks for your comment Diane
- May 13, 2019 at 9:21 pm #405497
Nice spot for a resting place. What part of the UK was it Bobbie?
- May 15, 2019 at 5:28 am #405787
It’s a small place called Herstmonceux in East Sussex. Even the border official at the airport had never heard of it 🙂
- May 11, 2019 at 4:21 pm #405177
- May 13, 2019 at 9:23 pm #405498
Interesting effect Diane. Is this purely as a result of the lens or was there movement involved as well?
- May 14, 2019 at 3:52 pm #405675
Thanks Graham, no movement involved, just the lens plus heart-shaped aperture plate and a bit of basic processing in LR.
- May 17, 2019 at 3:22 am #406211
Beautiful – like this effect – is the new lens as tricky to use as the one you had before ?
- May 17, 2019 at 3:50 pm #406319
Hi Elin, this is the Petzval Achromat, and, yes, I do find it easier to use than the other one. It’s easier to focus, as you can zoom on or out, just a little, to focus.
- May 11, 2019 at 4:53 pm #405180
Inspired By staff and Members of Lightstalking.com , to get out and take more photos.
- May 12, 2019 at 4:42 am #405269
P71 – Your inspiration paid off. The low angle and dof you chose is perfect for the image of this very determined looking duck. He made me smile.
- May 12, 2019 at 8:33 am #405275
Thank you Bobbie , i very much appreciate your words and will use them to keep pushing onwards , thank you.
Tersha , thanks again for the challenge you set us .. i love them and they allow me to see some fantastic photography from all you guys.
Have a great weekend , i will first cut my lawn and my neighbours , get my dog and camera and head to the hills for a few hours.
- May 12, 2019 at 3:15 pm #405312
Sweet shot P71, you’ve caught the duck really well!
- May 12, 2019 at 3:55 pm #405322
Thank you for your kind words.
- May 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm #405329
Agree with Bobbie, especially re low angle. Sometimes I get lazy about getting down on my knees or stomach. You inspired me.
- May 12, 2019 at 7:39 pm #405344
My knees are feeling it today lol , thank you for your comments.
- May 13, 2019 at 9:27 pm #405501
Also agree with the low angle making for a good shot. As a rule I generally try to avoid getting too close to this planet because it’s too hard getting back up. Your shot has made me rethink my stance on this issue (pun intended) 🙂
- May 17, 2019 at 3:23 am #406212
Aw – so sweet 🙂
- May 11, 2019 at 7:44 pm #405239
This challenge pushed me to go back through some of my work and become more introspective. I think the one thing I can say is that many, if not most, of my images are inspired by others’ work. I am an experimental photographer in that I love trying out new things. If I see a technique or approach that interests me, I will try a version of it myself. Photography is a lot like teaching – you bounce ideas off of others, “steal” good ideas and make them your own – it is a collaborative endeavor and I love that. I spend good chucks of time looking at other people’s work and gaining inspiration from it. And of course, the Light Stalking community has played a huge role in that, for me.
So, thanks for the inspiration.
- May 12, 2019 at 4:46 am #405270
Striking image as usual Leanne. I’m always happy to see the effects of your experimental, experiential learning. You portrayed the graceful (dancing) flower and it’s water drops beautifully. The sharp focus is perfect in my view.
- May 17, 2019 at 2:27 am #406201
Thank you Bobbie. You are always so generous with your kind comments.
- May 12, 2019 at 3:16 pm #405313
- May 12, 2019 at 5:02 pm #405330
Well said, Leanne, about ideas move around. Your flower images are wonderful! Having a solid black background here is really interesting.
- May 17, 2019 at 2:27 am #406202
Thank you Anne 🙂
- May 13, 2019 at 9:30 pm #405505
Nice words Leanne and even nicer pic. I think this is a very moving image. Where there is light and water, life in all its glorious colour emerges.
- May 17, 2019 at 2:28 am #406203
Thanks so much, Graham.
- May 15, 2019 at 7:27 pm #405909
Stunning image Leanne!
- May 17, 2019 at 2:28 am #406204
Thanks so much Frogdaily 🙂
- May 16, 2019 at 10:13 pm #406157
- May 17, 2019 at 3:25 am #406214
Exquisite image Leanne – in spite of my acquired aversion to flower images with droplets.
- May 11, 2019 at 10:50 pm #405249
My brother-in-law is an inspiration to me. He collects Pentax camera gear (lots of it) and he gifted me a whole bunch of DSLR gear after noticing my interest in photography when I began posting images on facebook taken with my mobile. Without him, I probably never would have become completely addicted to photography. Nature provided the beach and the sunset.
- May 12, 2019 at 3:57 am #405268
Graham I was once inspired by my brother in law to tell Mrs Billy she was wrong. Not the wisest thing I have ever done. Just beware of being led astray by these inspirational relatives by marraige.
- May 12, 2019 at 1:28 pm #405287
Your a funny guy Billy! Do you mind if I ask how old you are? You sometimes refer to yourself as ol’ Billy but I have a feeling you aren’t that old lol
- May 13, 2019 at 2:07 am #405379
Billy! You told your wife she was wrong? What the hell were you thinking?!?!? Are you OK? Are you eating again? Have the nightmares stopped?
- May 12, 2019 at 5:03 pm #405331
Neat idea, Graham: a portrait of your gear!
- May 15, 2019 at 10:52 pm #405964
I like your story Graham. Reminds me of my brother-in-law sending an email with the subject “Buy This” and a link to my camera kit.
- May 17, 2019 at 3:28 am #406216
Your brother-in law is lucky to have such a receptive and talented victim to the bug.
- May 12, 2019 at 2:09 pm #405289
I am inspired by so many in this group, especially Kent,Tersha,Billyspad,Leann,Graham and on and on…
- May 12, 2019 at 3:17 pm #405314
An unusual take on a beautiful flower, and it works so well, love it Tom!
- May 12, 2019 at 5:04 pm #405332
I have no idea what flower this is, but it’s beautiful, Tom. I really like the composition.
- May 12, 2019 at 7:25 pm #405342
Fuchsias! i fell in love with them when we lived in California. Tom, this is a fantastic photo!
- May 13, 2019 at 2:11 am #405380
Wow! Amazingly crisp and clear yet silky smooth at the same time. Fantastic shot tom and the composition is perfect. A definite printer job!
- May 13, 2019 at 9:34 am #405413
Wow! that is a BEAUTIFUL flower picture, Tom!
- May 15, 2019 at 2:00 am #405766
Thank you all for the kind words. It’s amazing what one can do with a white board behind some flowers and a little LR processing. I’m blushing…
- May 17, 2019 at 3:28 am #406217
Love it Tom !
- May 12, 2019 at 2:28 pm #405293
- May 12, 2019 at 3:13 pm #405310
- May 12, 2019 at 3:19 pm #405316
Had to Google William Wegman ….. you’ve got a good model, love it!
- May 12, 2019 at 5:05 pm #405333
One of my favorites of yours, Chris!
- May 13, 2019 at 2:14 am #405381
Hope he/she got another treat for this Chris. Great pic but I’m not surprised the dog insisted on the shades so it wouldn’t be recognised on social media or in the local neighbourhood 🙂
- May 14, 2019 at 12:24 am #405551
Looks more like the inspiration came from several alcoholic beverages.
- May 17, 2019 at 3:29 am #406218
Fantastic image LOL 🙂
- May 12, 2019 at 5:18 pm #405335
LS has really inspired me to keep shooting and concentrate on building my skills. I find the Challenges topics helpful, too. And I’m especially grateful that I feel free to share my subset of odd photos that I love, inspired by other odd photos, e.g., Léo Berne “explaining” life on earth in his “For the Aliens”..
- May 12, 2019 at 7:31 pm #405343
Anne: cool. at first i thought this was in a theater, closer inspection it appears to be some type of transportation, in motion. i really like how there is movement blur and also sharp details. wow.
- May 13, 2019 at 2:18 am #405382
What a great image Anne. The blown out area actually adds to the scene and sense of movement as everything rushes into the light. Not sure if its the top deck of a tourist bus emerging from a tunnel?
- May 14, 2019 at 7:41 pm #405690
Thanks, Dorothy, Graham, P71! It’s a shot from the back of a river touring boat as we go under a bridge on a cloudy day.
- May 15, 2019 at 9:32 am #405829
I find this shot very compelling Anne. It has a real energy to it!
- May 17, 2019 at 3:29 am #406219
Great image Anne !
- May 12, 2019 at 7:41 pm #405345
It looks like a tunnel arc while sitting at the rear of a boat , lovely motion.
- May 13, 2019 at 1:16 am #405377
- May 13, 2019 at 2:19 am #405383
I ran out of superlatives a long time ago to describe these images of yours David. Magnificent as always.
- May 13, 2019 at 2:36 am #405384
Oh my goodness, David! These look like sculptured pieces of glass art work. Graham is right, how many ways to express awesomeness?
- May 13, 2019 at 8:49 pm #405491
If Corrie White is the queen sir, you are the king.
- May 17, 2019 at 3:30 am #406220
Agree with Gray
- May 15, 2019 at 7:29 pm #405910
Always love your WaterDrop photography David – you have inspired me to do them.
- May 13, 2019 at 9:33 am #405412
- May 13, 2019 at 11:35 am #405441
🙂 What a fun shot! The composition and the contrast between the feet and muted colors of the rest of the image is superb. Maybe next time add some bright red nail polish to those toes. We all know what the color red can add to an image. 🙂
- May 16, 2019 at 10:59 am #406035
- May 13, 2019 at 9:37 pm #405507
If ever there was any doubt about photography being art, this pic is an excellent example of it Kent. Strangely compelling but as you said, it’s the POV and the colour palette which keep me looking at it longer and longer……
- May 16, 2019 at 11:00 am #406036
That’s quite a compliment Graham. Thank you so much.
- May 14, 2019 at 7:46 pm #405691
I love this, Kent! The POV, the green vs grey, the linear lines vs. the irregular shapes of sand, rocks, water, and the feet peeking out and linking green and grey. Very cool. I agree with Graham, I keep looking at it.
- May 16, 2019 at 11:00 am #406037
- May 15, 2019 at 5:21 am #405781
I love your eye Kent. The contrasting color and shades, and of course the perspective, turn something “minor” into a great image.
- May 16, 2019 at 11:01 am #406038
That comment made my day. Thank you Bobbie!
- May 15, 2019 at 7:00 am #405807
This shot works great! It’s both fun and visually engaging.
- May 16, 2019 at 11:01 am #406039
- May 15, 2019 at 7:39 pm #405911
I agree with the others, the composition, the tones and colors, the shapes, the POV all work well in this image Kent!
- May 16, 2019 at 11:01 am #406040
Thank you Belinda.
- May 16, 2019 at 12:31 am #405974
- May 16, 2019 at 11:01 am #406041
- May 13, 2019 at 3:37 pm #405457
Inspired by the Science Fiction Channel
- May 13, 2019 at 9:21 pm #405496
Great shot Holly. I love cloudscapes and this is a doozy.
- May 14, 2019 at 3:25 pm #405674
Thanks, Dave and Graham. I kept hoping that the visitors were not from that Twilight Zone episode, “To Serve Man.” 🙂
- May 13, 2019 at 9:38 pm #405510
Great cloud pic. Just watched Independence Day (1 & 2) a couple of days ago on TV so that looming shape in the clouds is very topical for me.
- May 13, 2019 at 4:53 pm #405463
Inspired by Reflections…
Almost perfect until one pays attention to the land/mud on the LH side and you’ll notice that they are distinct and separate.
- May 13, 2019 at 9:47 pm #405512
Love this minimalism bucweeet. I have a similar shot of a duck on one leg reflected in the water but mine has a busy BG. Seeing this has made me want to go back and do some PP to try for a similar look. The plain grey BG really adds to the moment by placing a stronger importance on the bird’s view backwards to the dirt patch.
- May 16, 2019 at 5:17 pm #406099
Thank you Graham! I think the grey was caused by a heavy overcast sky and it was reflected in the water.
- May 15, 2019 at 7:41 pm #405912
Excellent capture bucweeet! Love all three of your images
- May 16, 2019 at 5:15 pm #406098
Thank you Frogdaily!
- May 13, 2019 at 4:55 pm #405464
Inspiration… It’s a baby Great Horned Owl. Does one need any more inspiration.
It took over a dozen shots and position changes so the branches didn’t interfere too much with its face. Unfortunately, I was not so successful in having its brother/sister (which is behind it) in the image also.
- May 15, 2019 at 5:22 am #405782
Wonderful framing of the face Paul. Unfortunately, he/she looks a lot less pleased with you than I am.
- May 16, 2019 at 5:18 pm #406101
Thank you Bobbie!… and it’s mother which was close by was even less happy with me. I did get a shot of her, but she was heavily back lit so the images were not the greatest.
- May 13, 2019 at 5:17 pm #405469
And this last one was inspired by ‘organized chaos’…
A huge flock of Snow Geese were scared and all left at once. Due to the lens I had on at the time, this is less than 1/3 of the flock.
- May 14, 2019 at 3:13 am #405599
Wonderful series Paul !
- May 16, 2019 at 5:19 pm #406102
Thank you Elin!
- May 15, 2019 at 9:30 am #405828
That is a wonderful image Paul! I love seeing nature photography in the abstract or semi-abstract!
- May 16, 2019 at 5:20 pm #406103
Thank you Kent! It was pretty amazing to see that number of birds taking off at the same time. I’m guessing this was about 1/3 of all the birds as I had a long lens on the camera and couldn’t capture them all.
- May 17, 2019 at 12:24 pm #406295
I can really feel the “chaos” that you captured here, bucweeet. Fantastic!
- May 17, 2019 at 3:52 pm #406320
All good Paul, but I find the Snow Geese fascinating, great shot!
- May 13, 2019 at 5:54 pm #405481
Excellent stuff , all 3 stunning in my eyes.
Thanks for posting these.
- May 16, 2019 at 5:21 pm #406104
Thank you P71!
- May 13, 2019 at 9:27 pm #405502
This one inspired by the volunteers at the Elkton Community Education Center in Elkton Oregon. Good people.
- May 13, 2019 at 9:49 pm #405513
Beautiful pic of a beautiful subject Dave.
- May 14, 2019 at 9:50 am #405647
Thanks Graham. We didn’t get as early a start as we wanted to so all my shots at Elkton’s Butterfly Pavilion were taken in harsh mid day sun. But we still had a good time on our short road trip.
- May 14, 2019 at 3:12 am #405598
- May 15, 2019 at 5:24 am #405783
Strong minimalistic portrait Elin! This inspires me to try something like it.
- May 15, 2019 at 9:08 pm #405922
Very nice work Elin. The focus is immediate and I like the way you have included some space behind him to isolate him on stage rather than bring the audience area into play. Careful, you could be roped into a fulltime job as the band’s photographer 🙂
- May 16, 2019 at 6:18 am #405996
Amazing work, Elin! I love concert photography and I find this image truly well-done.
- May 16, 2019 at 5:22 pm #406105
Excellent image Elin! So hard to capture decently in minimal lighting situations. Well done!
- May 17, 2019 at 3:32 am #406222
Thank you Bobbie, Graham, Jasenka and Paul 🙂
- May 17, 2019 at 3:53 pm #406321
Love this Elin!
- May 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm #405694
Inspired by David Chesterfield’s work with bubbles. Totally first attempt and got a very “alien” vibe that was really fun to see. have to work on getting one large bubble but liked what i got with several. be sure to click on this and see the larger version, it is creepy alien. 🙂 i am afraid to think of what i will come up with after a few more attempts!
- May 15, 2019 at 2:08 am #405773
You’re right Dorothy, it is creepy. Reminded me of one of the Alien movies, where they discover all the Alien eggs/pods before they hatched…
- May 15, 2019 at 7:14 pm #405908
Yes, A very futuristic effect. I like it, and I like the elongated ratio too.. ;))
- May 15, 2019 at 9:11 pm #405923
Love this shot Dorothy. Alien indeed! You have captured the exact hues from the movie franchise. That sort of strange blue-grey organic/metallic colour looming in and out of the dark unknown.
- May 17, 2019 at 12:27 pm #406296
There’s a delicate eeriness about this photo, Dorothy. I can’t stop looking at it!
- May 15, 2019 at 3:39 am #405777
(Colchicum autumnal). Inspired by the work of many others, and more specifically that of LeanneC.
- May 15, 2019 at 9:51 am #405838
Inspired by many still life artists.
My painting, light painted with a small flash light.
- May 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm #405884
That works really well Craig, I like it!
- May 15, 2019 at 7:06 pm #405906
Thank you Tersha, I really appreciate your response. Nice to know I’m getting something right. ;))
- May 15, 2019 at 3:47 pm #405887
I love the simplicity of this Craig!!
- May 15, 2019 at 7:09 pm #405907
Thank you much Preston. Your comment encourages me. I really enjoy doing these light painted still life’s. ;))
- May 15, 2019 at 7:50 pm #405914
Craig, I love this image! It is very captivating… you are a talented artist and photographer sir! Love the composition and the black background and the light painting is superb – well done!
- May 15, 2019 at 8:50 pm #405920
Wow, Frogdaily. Thank you for your complement. I don’t know how much of all that is true but I appreciate you saying it. ;))
- May 15, 2019 at 9:15 pm #405926
Great pic Craig. Wonderful mood lighting accentuating the artwork and I’m assuming the tubes of paint colour used in creating it? It kind of says something about ‘what the artist sees’ to me.
- May 16, 2019 at 9:13 am #406016
Thank you very much Graham. Yes, that is my standard setup for the paintings, acrylic on canvas in this case. Much appreciate your kind remark. ;))
- May 16, 2019 at 12:30 am #405972
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- May 15, 2019 at 8:32 pm #405919
This week I was inspired by the persistence of nature.
- May 16, 2019 at 4:04 pm #406086
- May 16, 2019 at 6:40 pm #406111
Inspired by T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land.
“If there were the sound of water only / Not the cicada / And dry grass singing / But sound of water over a rock / Where the hermit-thrush sings in the pine trees / Drip drop drip drop drop drop drop / But there is no water”
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