This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Quest.… My recent Quest has been to create photographs that elicit emotion, tell stories, ask questions. Rather than just taking images that are just records of sights I have seen.
Here are some that fit the bill, I think.
First, a couple of images that show Point of View can change the way a scene is responded to, and tell a different story:
I think you would agree that the second looks more menacing…
Next, how use of depth of field and a tiny bit of post-processing can lend a mystical look to what could have just been a statue on a plinth, here is Neptune swirling through the air:
Then we can have questions asked (who is she, where has she come from, is she safe?):
and here’s motion telling a story:
…and so it goes
More Quest here.
I like the differences in the statue shot, Sue. They illustrate how a change of perspective can alter one’s view of something.
Best wishes, Pete.
Very interesting take on the theme! Please tell me where the last picture was taken; I have a vague recollection of trying (and failing) to photograph the same background somewhere in London about 6 years ago.
Love the last two Sue, they do tell a story.
Glad you think so, Sandra!
Thanks for the mini lesson Sue – and all with your flair – I like the flow of the post too – as it seamlessly flowed from depth to the movement – I like your work
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed this post 😀
I like the last two images especially. The last one is very poetical. 🙂
Thank you, Amy…that last one is one I have always been pleased with!
Love your quest as well as your solutions, Sue. Adore that Neptune as well.
Thank you, Ann-Christine – this will be a continuing quest….
I like, the quest to tell a story in an image.
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Very clever, Sue. That first image isn’t disquieting at all, but the second tells a different story. 🙂
Glad you agree, Sylvia!
The artist at work 🙂 I do like the less menacing version very much, Sue, and the ‘whooo, I’m doing a twirl and I might disappear’ 🙂
The twirling Neptune is something else, isn’t she!
A great take on ‘Quest’ Sue .. I love Neptune and your POV statue pictures … it’s nice to leave the imagination to wander !
Many thanks, Louise….glad you like my Quest! ……is it really you, Poppytump? I had missed you, and wondered what had become of you!!
Yes ’tis I Sue 🙂
Yippee! Mega hugs!
These are excellent Sue!! I love your quest and I too should take some time to truly think of my composition. I love how dramatic these photos are and how there is a sense of mystery.
Thank you, Nicole, for your lovely comment! Glad you enjoyed these
You are certainly achieving your aim with these images. It looks like your quest is coming to fruition.
Well, I think it’s going to be an ongoing quest, Suzanne! Glad you liked these images….
All the best quests are ongoing. 🙂 Those ones you solve by lunchtime aren’t really all that fulfilling after all.
so inspiring Sue and I so agree with your quest!
These are beautiful Sue and I really like this quest you’re on 😊
Many thanks, Edith! Looking forward to creating more arty images..
I love your way of thinking about photography Sue, thanks for sharing it so well. Neptune is my favourite by far and I’m intrigued and delighted that she’s female.
Thank you, Gilly! Well, I see photography as an art form, if one spends time thinking about how to use it to create ….and I do have time!
Very nice images!
Your images always send me off on flights to other than here and stuff that needs to be done. Greatly appreciated! (And sooner or later, one of them will open the door to a path I can’t resist following and leaving a great pile of words to say what I found….)
Glad I can be an inspiration, Phil!
Excellent examples of how a photographer with intent can change the story and influence how a photo is read. My favourite of these images is the last one, for its more open interpretation.
Glad you like these Otto – the last one is one I have been very pleased with, I don’t think I have ever captured motion quite so successfully since. But I have been trying!