DOGWOOD2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE WEEK 18

WEEK 18 Artistic: Purple
Your inspiration this week is purple. Purple is the color of royalty, magic, and mystery

We visited the Keukenhof some time ago, but I never took the time to work on the photos till now. Thing is when you go to a park full with flowers thinking I need purple in my photo for the photo challenge, over half of my photos had purple in it. Difficult to choose which one to use for the challenge.
I choose the one above and the one below is the runner up.

As always we had a great day at the Keukenhof, so many pretty flowers and other things to take photos of.

DOGWOOD2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE WEEK 24

WEEK 24 Artistic: Green
Your inspiration this week is green. Green is the color of life, nature, and hope.

I know I am way behind with this challenge, but I am trying to catch up when I can.
I saw this quick little fella some weeks back when we walked through the dunes. I knew he would be perfect for the green week of my photo challenge. Thing was, he didn’t like sitting still at all.
But I am very happy with the result of this photo.

 

DOGWOOD2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE WEEK 16 (exlopered on flickr)

Wow! My photo for explored on flickr! How cool is that?

WEEK 16 Story: leading Lines
Leading Lines are a very important compositional element that every photographer needs to master. Use leading lines to tell a story. No train tracks.

I know I know, there are train tracks in this photo.
But these are train tracks on a different level, to be exact the third level, since there are three levels with trains in Antwerp Central Station.

This was an amazing week, I saw leading lines everywhere. I liked that a lot.

 

DOGWOOD2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE WEEK 15

WEEK 15 Artistic: Hard
Your artistic inspiration this week is hard. Hard is both an adjective and an adverb. Interpret this how you wish.

It was hard to choose what to use for this week.
I decided to use this floating boulder photo in the end. I also made close ups of it, but I like it more with the water in front of it.
What do you think?

DOGWOOD2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE WEEK 12

Your inspiration this week is orange. Either the color orange or an actual orange. Or both.

Last week at the Caro Emerald concert the lights were so nice to turn into orange too.
Giving me the change to take this photo.
I really like it.
It was a fantastic concert too, as usual with Caro.

DOGWOOD2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE WEEK 9

Your inspiration this week is Still Life. A couple of pieces of fruit on a table won’t impress in the advanced challenge though… so really be creative.

I know I actually should take a still life photo inside.
But these flowers in Haarlem were asking to have their photo taken. Especially this white one with the sun shining through it.

 

 

DOGWOOD2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE WEEK 5

Technical: Ten Shots
Shoot 10 shots of the same subject. Each shot should be from a different angle, distance, and focal length. Share your favorite image from the set.

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Making a photo of a snowdrop is never easy I think.
So I used my ten shots for this. This is the best from the series of ten.
I like how it turned out with the snowdrop, the snow and the snow crystals on the leaves.

 

DOGWOOD2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE WEEK 6

Artistic: Candy
A throwback to one of the favorite weeks of the original challenge. Your artistic inspiration this week is candy. Since this is the advanced challenge… you can’t actually use candy in the scene.

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Healthy candy, an apple.
I have been thinking and thinking about this week challenges, what to make of candy without candy in the scene.
So I dressed up this apple as a candy with a foil around it.

DOGWOOD2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE WEEK 3

Artistic: Land
Your inspiration this week is land. This could be a landscape, or an image inspired by the land in some way.
Dale’s Hint: Keep in mind that Artistic Inspiration is a wide open category. As long as the image is inspired by land it qualifies!

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Yesterday I had a lovely walk through the winter wonderland in my village.
This wire around the land of the farmer got me inspirited for this weeks challenge.
Of course I made some more winter photos. Two more you can see on my flickr account.