Mini Challenge #332: Sky

LexingtonAlarmLexingtonAlarm Toby Sackton PhotographyLexington, MA 02421Registered Users Posts: 38 Big grins
edited February 21, 2022 in The Dgrin Challenges

The negative space of the sky can enhance a photo, or add drama to a scene. This mini-challenge is for photos where the sky is a key element that makes the photo work.

Here are some examples:

In this photo of Newfound Lake in NH, the expanse of grey sky sets off the snow and provides the expansiveness of the scene

In this photo of boats at Quidnet at dusk, the sky sets off the sand, so the houses and boats are sandwiched between them, providing both interest and expanse.

In this photo, the sky is the photo, as it is the mistiness of the distant mountains that makes the image work.

This is morning in Nantucket Harbor. I call this photo setting out. Here the clouds in the sky compliment the perspective and adds expanse to the photo

Here are two more examples. In the next photo, the sky is the subject, it is the color that offsets the palm trees.

And in this final example, the sky silhouettes the two witches on the beach, adding to the overall image.

All types of photos involving the sky as a prominent feature are welcome.

This Mini-challenge will run for two weeks until 12 PM March 7th (Monday night) East coast time.

Have Fun, and bear with me as this is the first time I have run a mini-challenge

Toby Sackton

https://tobysackton.smugmug.com/

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Comments

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,868 Major grins

    Lets see how this goes - I'm on a cruise right now, but I think I have some that fit.

    1. Winter tree
    2. Yorktown
    3. Smith Point Lighthouse
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,896 Major grins

    Good topic!

    Threatening sky in Colorado

    Tuolumne Meadow, Yosemite over the Tioga Pass

    Sunset in Yellowstone - while waiting for the Bison and Elk to appear in a meadow for their portraits.

  • LexingtonAlarmLexingtonAlarm Toby Sackton Photography Lexington, MA 02421Registered Users Posts: 38 Big grins

    Wow.. these are great. @grandmaR I really like your tree, especially in black and white. And @Cavalier that photo of threatening sky and lightning in Colorado is great. Thanks to you both

  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,134 Major grins

    I'm still looking for the sky photo that I think is best for this mini, but until then I'll submit these two.

    1. Sunset #1

    2. Sunset #2

    I'll try to swap these out when I have more time to look. :)

    Sherry P.

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,868 Major grins

    I really like your tree, especially in black and white

    I rarely do b&w but I was trying to find a photo where the sky (and not so much clouds) was an essential part of the picture, and that one was already pretty much black and white.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 7,857 Major grins

    Great subject B)

    1: Isle of Skye

    2: Flying through the sky

    3: Feather

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • LexingtonAlarmLexingtonAlarm Toby Sackton Photography Lexington, MA 02421Registered Users Posts: 38 Big grins

    Thanks for the submission @pegelli . Great Photos.. I like the isle of Skye. we had a trip planned there before the pandemic.. hoping to resurrect. Glad you like the topic.

  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESRegistered Users Posts: 7,998 Major grins

    Jeff W

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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESRegistered Users Posts: 7,998 Major grins

    Looking for lunch

    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESRegistered Users Posts: 7,998 Major grins

    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,439 Major grins

    I decided to leave out sunset/sunrise pictures and narrowed the choices to those with interesting clouds that shaped the view and depth of the picture.

    1) The village of La Morra, Piedmont, Italy

    2) The sky you don't want to see when you're on a bike ride like we were that day

    3) Summer sky over the fields (also during a bike ride)

  • LexingtonAlarmLexingtonAlarm Toby Sackton Photography Lexington, MA 02421Registered Users Posts: 38 Big grins

    There is one more day left for this mini-challenge. It ends Monday 12 pm East Coast US time. Thanks to @sarasphotos and @jwear for some great submissions. I will post the results and notify everyone by Tuesday evening, March 8th.

  • GSPePGSPeP Major grins Steendorp, BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 3,295 Major grins
    1. San Diego

    1. Scotland

    1. Home

  • LexingtonAlarmLexingtonAlarm Toby Sackton Photography Lexington, MA 02421Registered Users Posts: 38 Big grins

    This mini-challenge is now closed. I will be posting results in an announcement this evening. Thanks to all who submitted

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