Weekly Photo Challenge – Experimental

As it’s Thursday as this is being published, this post can be considered to be another 3-D Thursday feature. I haven’t focused on creating this style of image in some time.  This week, however, Krista Stevens gave me the perfect opening to share some of  my favorites. In the photo challenge, she asks us to share our own concepts of “experimental.” Her choice of theme this week is wide-ranging and open. You can read the challenge post here. Her challenge gives me the opportunity to reprise the collection of images that I call 3-D pop-outs. I first saw the concept of a pop-out on a photo sharing site and thought it would be an interesting exercise in processing. The above image is probably my favorite example, it’s actually a blend of two separate images, the bugler is a statue inside the Arlington Cemetery visitor center and the scene is obviously one of the sections of the veteran’s cemetery. Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Temporary

This week, Ben Huberman suggests that we focus on “something you appreciate despite – or even because of – its short shelf life. ” One of the great things about photographers is that we have the ability to freeze time if only in a visual format. As he says in the post, “What we capture is just one specific moment of alignment between the world, our camera, and our eyes.” You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Peek

Moorhead, Minnesota.

This week, Michelle Weber asks us to “share a peek of something – a photo that reveals just enough of your subject to to get us interested.” You can read her entire challenge post here. This wood carving of a monk is one of many carvings that are located in an edifice that  will be featured in next week’s Travel Tuesday post here at Journeys with Johnbo. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Glow

Turtle River State Park, North Dakota.

This week, Jen H asks us to share something that glows. She references one possibility that photographers refer to as the Golden Hour. She writes, “The Golden Hour is the time of day before sunset or after sunrise, when the light is soft and glowing. It makes for absolutely beautiful photos.” You can read her entire challenge post hereContinue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Scale

This week, Erica V. asks us to reflect upon scale and a measure of relative size in a photo. She writes about the “… opportunities throughout the day to remember your place in our big, big world.” You can read the entire challenge post here. The photo above, captured at the Very Large Array (VLA) at Socorro, New Mexico features only one of the over 20 dish antennas that make up one of the world’s largest radio telescopes built to give us a glimpse, a small window of time and space in the universe. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Pedestrian

Mazatlan, Mexico.

For this week’s photo challenge, Krista Stevens asks that we consider the term “pedestrian” in all of its contexts. I chose the literal interpretation, allowing me to share a glimpse of street photography, something that I am not particularly good at.  You can read Krista’s entire challenge post, and see a beautiful view of the Red River at Winnipeg hereContinue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Windows

This week’s photo challenge from Michelle Weber is titled, “Windows” and subtitled, “What do you see through yours?” Michelle goes on to say, “When we take photos, we use all kinds of things to frame our images and get the viewer’s eye to focus where we want it.” She suggests that instead of something that looks like a window frame, to actually use a window frame. You can read her entire challenge post here. Continue reading