Weekly Photography Challenge #493 High-Key

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    • #449780
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      The last part of our ‘Understanding Light’ month. …. High-Key.
      High-key is mostly light, eliminating most of the shadows and dark tones. Flowers and minimalist photos work very well in high-key.

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      Creating Beautifully Executed High-Key Photography

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    • #449805
      Click
      Participant

      Pas de deux

      High Key

      • #450517
        davidc
        Participant

        Nice one Click. Is it from an exhibition?

    • #449808
      Joanne Van Praag
      Participant

      Jorgie

      • #449857
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Lovely shot Joanne! ๐Ÿ‘Œ

      • #450114
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Those eyes of wonderment. Just beautiful, soft and tender.

      • #450518
        davidc
        Participant

        Super shot Joanne!

    • #449813
      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      Etherial Dandelion

      • #450519
        davidc
        Participant

        Looks like its flying high. Very nice Charmaine.

    • #449817
      JD
      Participant

      Tiger Lily

    • #449818
      JD
      Participant

      Apple Blossoms

      • #450115
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        JD, love the detail on the apple blossoms.

      • #450520
        davidc
        Participant

        Good ones JD.

    • #449819
      Joseph M
      Participant

      Snowmen high key

      My snowmen.

      • #450521
        davidc
        Participant

        Could make a tv show about the characters in this shot. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #449820
      Preston
      Participant

      Boo Radley in high key

      • #449877
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Cool.ย  Preston did you darken the eyes after taking the image? Or lighten in pp?

        • #449909
          Preston
          Participant

          Thanks Anne.ย  I lightened the eyes in pp.ย  The original image had a heck of a shadow on the left side to the point where the eye was almost black.ย  I worked this one pretty heavy to get the high-key look, but it wasn’t hard since it’s a light grey/white cat.

      • #450522
        davidc
        Participant

        Looks a bit grumpy there Preston. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #449828
      Elaine Schmitt
      Participant

      Never got this weeks challenge?

    • #449832
      Patrick
      Participant

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      • #450523
        davidc
        Participant

        Landing or taking off? Well caught Patrick.

        • #450546
          Patrick
          Participant

          Landing here mate , thanks David.

    • #449838
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      • #450524
        davidc
        Participant

        Cool looking insect. Nice one Dave.

        • #450576
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks David. I found this bumble bee on a thistle in eastern Oregon on a cold morning. The low temp allowed me to get up close without it flying off.

    • #449841
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      • #449858
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Beautiful James!

      • #449871
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Wonderful Graham. @diripicsย  ย Really captures the feel of canoeing in a quiet mist.

        • #449924
          Graham Hart
          Participant

          Thanks Anne. Judging by your Avatar, you’d know too ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #449910
        Preston
        Participant

        Fantastic eye Graham! The serenity in this image is marvelous!

      • #450525
        davidc
        Participant

        Well deserved picture of the week!

    • #449847

      P6140367

       

    • #449848

      Eastern Water Dragon (Male)

      P6140083

      • #449860
        Tobie
        Moderator

        I like it David!

      • #449876
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        @dchester1001ย  ย  Wow.ย  High-key really works with this fellow.ย  ย I wish I’d thought to try it when shooting marine iguanas.

      • #450526
        davidc
        Participant

        Very nice high-key dragon. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #449853
      ElinL
      Participant

      Wait for me daddy !
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      • #450527
        davidc
        Participant

        It is like the baby bird is camouflaged. Nice catch.

    • #449854
      Andre P.
      Participant

    • #449859
      Tobie
      Moderator

      A lot of great shots above!

      An oldie, but still one of my fav’s:

      oryxes

      • #450528
        davidc
        Participant

        Very good shot Tobie. The action is superb.

    • #449861
      Tobie
      Moderator

      Taken in the same area as the oryxes above. The dynamic range demanded by the super bright desert sun was just way to wide for any camera to handle. The chicks in mom’s shade and mom’s gaping mouth says it all.

      ostrich

       

      • #449873
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        @tobiepsgย  Wow, the desert is perfect for high-key, eh?ย  ย I especially love the ostrich feather umbrella and the little ones.

        • #449940
          Tobie
          Moderator

          Yep, it is merciless Anne. It takes no casualties! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #449863

      Cross Polarisation in High Key

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      • #449875
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        @dchester1001ย  Cool.ย  David, what is cross-polarization?

        • #449913

          Hi Anne. Cross polarisation is where you have a polarised light source – using a polariser filter on a lamp as an example, and a polariser filter on your camera lens. It creates psychedelic patterns in clear plastics. Different effects are created by turning the polariser on the camera.

          • #449922
            Anne Hornsby
            Participant

            Thanks, David.ย  ย Polarizing is another frontier for me…..

      • #450075
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Interesting phenomenon and beautiful David ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #449868
      ElinL
      Participant

      Fancy a bite ?
      Fancy a bite ?

      • #449874
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        @elaxย  ย  Elin, the bit of color on Mom,, especially the electric red eye is perfect with the other muted, almost B&W hues.

        • #449904
          ElinL
          Participant

          Thank you Anne ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #449885
        Holly K
        Participant

        Elin (the duck shot):ย  Such a pretty shot!ย  I like the way the branches and their reflection frame mom and baby.

        • #449905
          ElinL
          Participant

          Thank you Holly. Itยดs a horned grebe, podiceps auritus (not a duck ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • #449900
        Patrick
        Participant

        Such a lovely moment you caught here Elin , lovely photo ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • #449906
          ElinL
          Participant

          Thank you Patrick ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #450126
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Lovely capture Elin. Tells a nice story. It’s probably my overactive imagination but the waves and branches in the form of an arrow seem to add movement to the image too.

        • #450180
          ElinL
          Participant

          Thank you Graham. I agree with you on the branches – tried to clone them out – felt the image better with them.

      • #450529
        davidc
        Participant

        I can see them now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #449878
      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      • #449907
        ElinL
        Participant

        Great shot Anne. Looks familiar, where is it taken ?

        • #449921
          Anne Hornsby
          Participant

          @elaxย  ย Elin, it’s in Arctic Svalbard – can’t recall which island.

    • #449881
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      High Key Cosmos.

    • #449884
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      High Key Epiphyllum…

      hi-key epi

    • #449891
      ElinL
      Participant

      Not properly nested – how I hate this.

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    • #449892
      ElinL
      Participant

      Another failed attempt to reply to Anne and Holly. Can this bug not be fixed ?

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    • #449895
      ElinL
      Participant

      test test

      I give up

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      • #449902
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        @elaxย  ย  I agree this is a bug that really undermines LS.ย  ย You have to hit Reply to the entry to which you want to reply, wait for it to spin to the bottom, then return to the entry to which you want to reply — again —ย  and hit reply, and you should land at the right spot.


        @admin

        • #449903
          ElinL
          Participant

          Ah Anne – thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

        • #450124
          Graham Hart
          Participant

          And I thought it was just me. This bug is one of the reasons why I comment a lot less now. It’s just so bothersome and time consuming to do the actions as described by you Anne.

    • #449901
      Patrick
      Participant

      • #449908
        ElinL
        Participant

        Great shot Patrick, perfect colours and sharpness. The oystercatcher is a lovely bird but does not like my drone..

        • #449974
          Patrick
          Participant

          Thank you so much Elin , the Drone comment made me laugh ๐Ÿ˜‰ , i was lucky to get to the coast ( a first in years ) and was determined to photograph one of these lovely Birds so i was very chuffed to come home with one or two i could keep , i enjoyed the coast so much but it was over all too fast ;).

      • #450076
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        This is outstanding Patrick. Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

        • #450140
          Patrick
          Participant

          Thanks very much Dahlia i am really happy you like this , they are such a nice bird but fairly easy spooked it wasย  good to get a few keepers that day thanks again for your lovely comments ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

      • #450125
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Having just failed miserably at my first serious attempt at bird photography, I have to say that this shot is great Patrick. The treatment you’ve given (borderless and white BG) it makes it seem like it flew in from the right of my screen and is heading out of the left side.

        • #450142
          Patrick
          Participant

          Thank you Graham for your kind words very much appreciated mate , i love long, bright orange beak on these birds the look amazing when flying in group formation.

          Back to the coast soon with so much variety it’s very addicting ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • #450530
        davidc
        Participant

        Super shot Patrick.

        • #450547
          Patrick
          Participant

          Thanks very much David.

    • #449920
      Eric Schweitzer
      Participant

      Center of a Day Lilly

      • #449973
        Patrick
        Participant

        Super photo Eric , so pleasing to look at great colour combo the softness in the yellow really sets those stamens off great , lovely work.

      • #450077
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Beautiful and love the subtle colours ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #450289
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Terrific! Love that soft glow of yellow. Has the look of a cozy campfire. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #450531
        davidc
        Participant

        Great colors Eric.

    • #449969
      Elaine Schmitt
      Participant

      Purple Passion Flower with a bee.

    • #450015
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Epic shot Graham!

    • #450016
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Nicely done Eric!

    • #450017
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Nice catch Patrick! Heโ€™s looking at you, as well!

      • #450143
        Patrick
        Participant

        Thanks a million Bruce ๐Ÿ˜‰ much appreciate your kind words mate.

    • #450079
      E. Q. de Souza
      Participant

      Rhododendron and bamboo bee.

      Rhododendron and bamboo bee.

       

    • #450090
      davidc
      Participant

      I see.

      i see_

      • #450137
        Jasenka G
        Participant

        I love the composition and softness of this shot! Great portrait.

        • #450532
          davidc
          Participant

          Thank you Jasenka. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #450144
        Patrick
        Participant

        I love this David really great framing and same as Jasenka mentioned great softness , smashing work mate.

        • #450533
          davidc
          Participant

          Many thanks Patrick.

    • #450091
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      hi-key Fender Jazz Bass

    • #450108
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      • #450182
        Holly K
        Participant

        I think this goat is smiling!ย  What a great shot.

        • #450218
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks Holly. This doe was one of our favorites from our time in the business of breeding and selling goats. Year after year she was a great mom and gave us many great kids. She is one of just a few we kept after retiring from the farm. And I agree. I think she’s smiling. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #450684
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Interesting one – lovit!

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        • #450715
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks Tobie. She’s a sweetheart. Her name is #27. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #450118
      Holly K
      Participant

    • #450122
      Holly K
      Participant

    • #450138
      E. Q. de Souza
      Participant

      Hydrangea start blooming.

      Hydrangea Start Blooming

    • #450166
      Laura G
      Participant

      Protea

      • #450240
        JasenkaG
        Keymaster

        That’s a perfect example of a high key photograph!

    • #450167
      Laura G
      Participant

      Beautiful shot davidc. So special..

      • #450534
        davidc
        Participant

        Thank you Laura.

    • #450168
      Laura G
      Participant

      ElinL high key beauty – the whole scene is serene, crystal clear and lovely

    • #450170
      Laura G
      Participant

      Tobie I can almost feel the hot desert sun burning down on these oryx and the ostrich family. Wonderful.

    • #450214
      Nancyka
      Participant

      DSC_6999-Edit-1-2

    • #450308
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      just sheep …

      just sheep

    • #450434
      Leesa
      Participant

      My son’s dinosaur creation made in his school art class. He was 9 years at the time.

      A Mother's Treasure<script async src=”//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

    • #450586
      Patrick
      Participant

      House martin

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