Weekend Photography Challenge #448 Purple

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This topic contains 195 replies, has 26 voices, and was last updated by  Kent DuFault 1 month, 3 weeks ago.

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  • #417017

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Anything purple! Maybe purple/pink sunsets, purple flowers….
    Purple is not such a commonly used colour, so I thought it would be interesting to see what you all come up with! ๐Ÿ™‚

    5 Easy Tips For Improving Your Sunset Photography by Dahlia Ambrose
    https://www.google.com/url?client=internal-uds-cse&cx=003720961867340091376:bpujkfgviau&q=https://www.lightstalking.com/sunset-photography/&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwjgp7Cb4onkAhVObBoKHQVcBVkQFjAAegQIAxAC&usg=AOvVaw0jJO6XjaqNCbz1pmZZinfN

    7 Tips For Improving Your Flower Photography by Javed Mansuri
    https://www.google.com/url?client=internal-uds-cse&cx=003720961867340091376:bpujkfgviau&q=https://www.lightstalking.com/flower-photography-tips/&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwioofCy44nkAhWnAxAIHeujC_oQFjAAegQIABAC&usg=AOvVaw0gVwhpcA1AsJGVCXXHjctC

    • This topic was modified 2 months ago by  Tersha.
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  • #417020

    Anonymous

    Chive Blooms.

    • #417131

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Never knew chives bloomed. Thanks for the post Michael, nice pic.

      • #417214

        Anonymous

        Thanks, Graham.

    • #417371

      davidc
      Participant

      Like the colors. Nice shot Michael.

      • #417400

        Anonymous

        Thanks, Davidc.

    • #417491

      Bobbie
      Participant

      I’ve never seen a chive bloom either. This forum is always a place to learn something new. Thanks

      • #417572

        Anonymous

        Bobbie, the blooms are edible too. Very tasty.

    • #417959

      Jasenka G
      Participant

      I also had no idea that chives have such a beautiful flower!

  • #417021

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Lake Tahoe just before Sunrise
    Lake Tahoe Before Sunrise

    • #417054

      Gray B
      Participant

      One of my favorite places on earth Robert. ย And you captured the beauty of it.

      Thank you

      • #417349

        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Thanks Gray, this shot was taken in late November.

    • #417103

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Wow! Wonderful colours, beautiful lake!

      • #417350

        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Thanks Diane, it was a spectacular morning.

    • #417132

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Other-wordly. Beautiful pic Robert.

    • #417372

      davidc
      Participant

      cool capture Robert.

    • #417483

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Lovely shot Robert!

  • #417023

    Click
    Participant

    Wild Pansies

    Pansies

    • #417059

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Lovely! Wonderful for a wall hanging. Very painting like.

    • #417104

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      I agree with Dorothy, lovely!

      • #417492

        Bobbie
        Participant

        I third that – definitely looks like a lovely painting

    • #417133

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      The flowers really stand out from the background. Great image Click.

    • #417373

      davidc
      Participant

      very nice Click

  • #417024

    Charmaine Joubert
    Participant

    Sitting on my purple veranda.

    • #417134

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Nice portrait Charmaine. The eyes draw you in.

    • #417326

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Wonderful image Charmaine! For me; it’s the red hat!

    • #417375

      davidc
      Participant

      Yep the red hat makes it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #417484

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      I can’t help but wonder about this woman’s thoughts. She seems very sad…

      • #417493

        Bobbie
        Participant

        She’s certainly an interesting person. I read it as either sad, like Kent think, or tired.

  • #417027

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Bearded Iris.

    • #417105

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Bearded irises are always beautiful Dave, great shot!

      • #417237

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thanks Diane. The Iris festival where I took this shot had about 10 acres of Iris and other flowers. The down side was that there were so many people and so many flowers it was difficult getting a decent composition. The up side was they had good food and adult beverages.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #417135

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Lovely pic. Makes me think of cuttlefish the way the leaves appear to be swimming through the air.

      • #417238

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        The way you describe the images you see on this forum is always imaginative and entertaining. Thanks Graham.

    • #417376

      davidc
      Participant

      Lovely shot David. Looks like a painting.

  • #417038

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    heather …

    heather at Gilfach

    • #417136

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Nice pic Diane. So that’s what Heather looks like? Didn’t know that. Must be closely related to the ‘Gloamin’ through which people go roamin’ ๐Ÿ™‚ ?

      • #417322

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Graham, I thought you might be right, but I Googled ‘gloaming’, and apparently it’s the part of the day after the sun has gone down and before the sky is completely dark …. dusk, I guess!

    • #417377

      davidc
      Participant

      Makes me want to go hiking, lovely Tersha.

    • #417494

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Whenever I see heather in the movies (I’ve never seen it in real life) it always looks muted and mysterious and I think you’ve caught it that way also Diane.

      • #417574

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Bobbie! Heather is certainly very beautiful when it’s all around you, the hills turn purple!

  • #417041

    P71
    Participant

    Thanks very much Tersha ๐Ÿ˜‰ , nice photos guys.

    • #417137

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Interested to know what’s going on here? A presentation of some sort?

      • #417193

        P71
        Participant

        I was stuck at home and the only thing purple i had was 1 drinking straw , i quickly made some stylized text and Background popped it on my desktop cranked the projector up and took a photo with me pointing at said text.

        Crazy i know lol.

        I always try to make something NEW for each weeks Challenge , the image i posted below (water drop ) was an old image as still stuck at home i think it is better if the image is freshly made normally.

        • This reply was modified 2 months ago by  P71.
    • #417378

      davidc
      Participant

      ๐Ÿ™‚

  • #417043

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Water Lily

    • #417044

      P71
      Participant

      What a beautiful photo , super work Sir

    • #417055

      Gray B
      Participant

      This is a beautiful photo, simplicity and elegance all in one.

    • #417067

      Andre P.
      Participant

      Great photo !

    • #417106

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Superb Graham!

    • #417239

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Classy shot with beautiful light and superb color.

    • #417327

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Really like this Graham! The lighting is exquisite!

    • #417379

      davidc
      Participant

      Great shot Graham.

    • #417401

      Anonymous

      Beautiful image, Graham. I noticed the doughnut bokeh below the flower. Did you use a mirror lens? Michael

    • #417485

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Beautiful photograph, Graham. Your post-processing skills have really advanced!

    • #417495

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Graham!! Gorgeous image. I don’t remember you posting many other flowers so it’s even more special (but I’m so busy these past few months it’s lucky I sometimes remember my name).

  • #417053

    Gray B
    Participant

    โ€œFun in the Cityโ€, her love of purple, one of the countless reasons why I love this woman.

    โ€œFun in the Cityโ€

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by  Gray B.
    • #417142

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Great colours Gray. The blue jacket sits really well between the bright yellow and purple colours. The pose and smile is icing on the cake.

    • #417159

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Such a lovely shot, this yellow/purple combo looks so vibrant, almost electric!

    • #417167

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Love it!

    • #417240

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Simply put it’s a very fun color combination. Would be really difficult for anyone to look at this image and not smile.

    • #417380

      davidc
      Participant

      This is a fun shot. Well caught.

    • #417496

      Bobbie
      Participant

      She looks like she’s having a lot of fun here which means she’s probably having a lot of fun with you!

    • #417575

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Love this shot Gray, the colours are great, and it makes me smile every time I look at it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • #417060

    The dark witch.

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    • #417071

      P71
      Participant

      Extremely well made photo David , nice one mate.

    • #417143

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Great subject matter for light painting like this David. Something witchy about the ethereal light you create.

    • #417153

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Cool.

    • #417168

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Wonderful!

    • #417243

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Your light painting images are so far beyond my capabilities I’ll just say this once to keep from being redundant. That’s one helluva image David.

    • #417381

      davidc
      Participant

      Very cool shot.

  • #417065

    Andre P.
    Participant

    Clematis

    • #417144

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Nice pic Andre. Another flower I don’t think I’ve seen before!

      • #417197

        Tom M
        Participant

        Yes, here’s another one Graham…

    • #417330

      Preston
      Participant

      Reminds me of the Clematis my grandma had all over her front porch.ย  Thanks for the memory!

      • This reply was modified 2 months ago by  Preston.
    • #417382

      davidc
      Participant

      That isย  different. old and dying flower. Has it been eaten by bugs. Good shot and idea.

      • #417479

        Andre P.
        Participant

        Yes, faded, withered, wilted flower. But next year, it will be here again (if all goes well).

  • #417066

    Andre P.
    Participant

    Lunaria annua (aka Honesty)

  • #417107

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    purple aster …

    purple aster

    • #417115

      P71
      Participant

      Great work yet again.

    • #417146

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Masterful Diane. Looks like it’s lit from within.

    • #417245

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Beautiful color combo and glowing light. Sort of relaxing as I look at it.

    • #417383

      davidc
      Participant

      Very good shot Diane.

  • #417108

    Tom M
    Participant

    Spring purple…

    • #417147

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Similar scenes over here Tom as Winter slowly winds down and Spring colour leaps out to assault the senses. Bloomin marvellous.

    • #417202

      Holly K
      Participant

      These colors fly off the page!ย  Beautiful photo.

    • #417231

      Gray B
      Participant

      Wow Tom, the vibrancy almost does not look real.

      • This reply was modified 2 months ago by  Gray B.
    • #417384

      davidc
      Participant

      It’s on fire. Nice one Tom.

    • #417455

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Tom, this is so bright it looks unreal! In fact, it looks quite like an infra-red photo.

    • #418033

      Tom M
      Participant

      Thanks all.I loved the colors too. I did over emphasize the saturation just a little ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • #417116

    P71
    Participant

    • #417148

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Quite serene patrick. Lovely colours.

      • #417206

        P71
        Participant

        Cheers Graham , it was an older shot i was hard pressed to find something to match the theme , this was about the best i had ๐Ÿ˜‰

        I was Overthinking a bit much i think on this purple theme.

        • This reply was modified 2 months ago by  P71.
    • #417385

      davidc
      Participant

      As Graham said very serene and relaxing to look at.

      • #417405

        P71
        Participant

        Many thanks david ๐Ÿ˜‰

         

  • #417149

    Frogdaily
    Participant

    • #417253

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Gorgeous pic Frog. My wife’s favourite flower. I will definitely have to show this one to her ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #417354

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Wow, Frog, nice! ย ย  ………. plus this being in water …

    • #417366

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Thank you so much Graham and Mistyisle for your kind words!

    • #417386

      davidc
      Participant

      Lovely Frog. Are they in a big tub with water or a thin vase.

      • #417439

        Frogdaily
        Participant

        Thank you so much David, it is a thin vase.

    • #417486

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Nice lighting Belinda!

  • #417150

    Frogdaily
    Participant

    • #417254

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      I like this a lot Frog. Reminds me of those images we see of the birth place of stars inside nebulas with the surrounding gases.

      • #417365

        Frogdaily
        Participant

        Thank you so much Graham, this is one of my favorites as it was chosen for the cover of a magazine from another photography site. ย Tulips are so photogenic

    • #418034

      Tom M
      Participant

      Very nice photo,Froggy. Well deserved for the cover photo…

       

  • #417154

    Dorothy
    Participant

    Nature offers so many purple flowers! ๐Ÿ™‚

    purple flower

    • #417255

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      So true. I remember saying to my wife once “Why are there so many purple flowers in nature?” Must be Bee’s favourite colour perhaps?

      • #417390

        davidc
        Participant

        Hi Graham. ย As to why there are a lot of purple flowers i have no idea. Think its because they are nice. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #417387

      davidc
      Participant

      Nice one Dorothy.

  • #417169

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    The Purple Lady

    Her purple jacket…

    • #417209

      P71
      Participant

      Seriously nice work Kent.

    • #417249

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      For me this is one of those images that are difficult to explain why I like it. I could try to tell you in ten seconds or ten minutes. Would make no difference. I like it. Let’s leave it at that.

      • #417286

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        The fact that you like it works perfectly for me Dave! Thanks!

    • #417256

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Well said Dave, I’m with you.

      Kent, is there some secret magic rule of photography which is only revealed to those gurus who have spent a lifetime pursuing the art that enables you to make such images? Like Dave, I like it…..a helluva lot….and I don’t know why!

      Maybe its because, along with the title, it feels like I’m holding a paperback in my hands and a story is about to unfold.

      …….yeah……..’story’…….could be something in that?

      • #417287

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Graham, that’s the nicest compliment you could have given me. Thank you so much! And yes, it was definitely the sense of story that caused me to take this picture. Seeing the woman in her brightly colored rain jacket, perhaps an image of hopefulness, but her posture, slightly hunched over, walking her beloved dog, and being surrounded by urban decay… caused me to reflect on her life.

    • #417329

      Preston
      Participant

      It’s the fuzzy, graininess that sets the mood for me.ย  The more I stare at it, the more I think something will happen.ย  I love the suspense you created Kent.

    • #417388

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      For some reason this image feels really ancient ๐Ÿ™‚ It made me nostalgic.

    • #417391

      davidc
      Participant

      Street at its best.

    • #417497

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Kent, as usual, you come up with something unique that opens up a lot of possibilities for the viewer. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    • #417576

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      I’ve come back to this shot several times Kent, and I appreciate it more very time!

      • #417580

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Thank you Diane. That makes me happy.

    • #418035

      Tom M
      Participant

      Very nice photo Kent. Tells a story, as most of your photos do…

       

  • #417204

    Holly K
    Participant

    • #417257

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Soft and delicate and beautiful Holly.

      • #417323

        Holly K
        Participant

        Thank you, Graham!

    • #417392

      davidc
      Participant

      Funny how things can look like something else. This shot reminds me of a sea enemies. Cool shot Holly.

  • #417218

    davidc
    Participant

    Orchids ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mums orchids (1 of 1) (2)

    • #417220

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Vibrant!

      • #417369

        davidc
        Participant

        Took them outside with the sunshine at the back.

    • #417258

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Beautiful colours David.

      • #417368

        davidc
        Participant

        Thanks Graham

    • #417453

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Perfect light and orchids David!

      • #417458

        davidc
        Participant

        Thanks Tersha

  • #417230

    Gray B
    Participant

    Vibrant but soft for me, is that possible? The lighting very interesting. Which direction is the light coming from David?

    • #417370

      davidc
      Participant

      Hi Gray

      The sun was back and to the right. Shot it with macro very shallow depth of field.

  • #417259

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    An oldie…

    • #417393

      davidc
      Participant

      Very Nice Graham.

    • #417420

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Color, light, texture, comp. All boxes checked.

    • #417452

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Lovely Graham!

  • #417328

    Preston
    Participant

    Pink in a Sea of Purple

    • #417394

      davidc
      Participant

      Fireworks come to mind. Cool shot Preston.

  • #417355

    Mistyisle
    Participant

    Damn, just been to Lightroom and checked my Keywords

    • #417395

      davidc
      Participant

      Hi Misty.

      Just mix your 10 blue with 10 of your red keywords and you will have purple. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • #417360

    Holly K
    Participant

    • #417396

      davidc
      Participant

      Chaos with order. Like it.

    • #417406

      P71
      Participant

      Good seeing , very cool shot Holly.

      • #417448

        Holly K
        Participant

        Thanks, David and P71!

  • #417364

    Frogdaily
    Participant

    WaterDrops

     

    • #417389

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      This is extremely beautiful, I’d definitely print and frame this one. The milky purple tones are gorgeous!

    • #417397

      davidc
      Participant

      Could be a flower from some other planet Frog. Great shot.

    • #417408

      P71
      Participant

      Lovely work , i am with Jasenka print and frame .. Lovely share cheers.

    • #417422

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Beautiful. A really fun image to look at.

    • #417440

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Thank you so much Jasenka, David, P71 and Dave for your kind comments, you made my day!

    • #417450

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Beautiful Frog!

    • #417467

      Preston
      Participant

      Excellent Frog!! I love the milkiness

    • #417487

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      This looks unearthly. It could be anything from a microscopic biological organism all the way to an interstellar galaxy. Great shot!

    • #417549

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Thank you so much Tersha, Preston and Kent!

    • #417579

      Wow! I love the double parasol! This is gorgeous

       

      • #417668

        Frogdaily
        Participant

        Thank you so much David, your kind words mean a lot to me

    • #417949

      logos189
      Participant

      WOW! Love this water-drop!!! Amazing photo, capture and colors. Great job, Frogdaily.

      • #417950

        Frogdaily
        Participant

        Thank you so much logos189 for your kind words

    • #418036

      Tom M
      Participant

      Excellent Frog man. Well deserved POTW…

       

  • #417407

    Geisher Girl

    DSC02324

     

  • #417446

    Elysia
    Participant

    (Extra)ordinary high tops

  • #417449

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    an oldie ….

    purple brandy

    • #417459

      P71
      Participant

      Very nice Tersha

    • #417466

      Preston
      Participant

      Beautiful lighting Diane!

  • #417460

    P71
    Participant

    Forgot i had this one , another old shot from a few months ago.

  • #417465

    Preston
    Participant

    “Yes We Can!”

    A Portrait of one of my desk tchotchkes

    • #417468

      P71
      Participant

      Loving this Preston , nice one ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • #417498

    Bobbie
    Participant

    A repost

    “Not a flower (although it does seem to have flowers embroidered on it)”

    • #417514

      Elysia
      Participant

      This is beautiful,ย  Bobbie! I love the juxtaposition of the delicate umbrella and the sturdy stone wall.

      • #417545

        Bobbie
        Participant

        Thanks for your comment Elysia

    • #417577

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Lovely shot Bobbie, such a delicate umbrella!

      • #417588

        Bobbie
        Participant

        Thanks so much Diane

  • #418031

    Lynne Guenther
    Participant

  • #418037

    Tom M
    Participant

    Fireworks this summer…

     

     

    • #418064

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Very interesting! I love the subtle take on the challenge of purple. This shot is so delicate… an interesting concept as opposed to the raw energy of fireworks.

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