Quest

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:

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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:

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Then we can have questions asked (who is she, where has she come from, is she safe?):

and here’s motion telling a story:

A fleeting glimpse....

A fleeting glimpse….

…and so it goes

 

More Quest here.

45 comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Love the last two Sue, they do tell a story.

  4. 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

  5. Amy

    I like the last two images especially. The last one is very poetical. 🙂

  6. Love your quest as well as your solutions, Sue. Adore that Neptune as well.

  7. I like, the quest to tell a story in an image.

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  9. Very clever, Sue. That first image isn’t disquieting at all, but the second tells a different story. 🙂

  10. 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’ 🙂

  11. A great take on ‘Quest’ Sue .. I love Neptune and your POV statue pictures … it’s nice to leave the imagination to wander !

  12. 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.

  13. You are certainly achieving your aim with these images. It looks like your quest is coming to fruition.

  14. so inspiring Sue and I so agree with your quest!

  15. These are beautiful Sue and I really like this quest you’re on 😊

  16. 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.

  17. 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….)

  18. 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.

    • Sue

      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!

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