Trio – Weekly Photo Challenge

“Three things cannot long be hidden, the sun, the moon and the truth.”




I’ve chosen to respond to this week’s TRIO challenge with an image from a photo shoot this month with visiting professionals Arnie Zann and Margo Pinkerton.Β  Arnie and Margo challenged us to “find the light” as well as our own vision. Following their presentation, we spent a few hours on a friend’s beautiful riverfront property to see where our lenses would lead us. Happily, several of my shots did feature trios πŸ˜„. Mother Nature gifted us with a glorious evening, during which I also created the shots shown below.



“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”

William Shakespeare

Professional photographers can help us to improve our technique; we can buy more and better equipment; we can even learn to “see” what others may not. What we choose to do with what we see, ah, now there’s where true creativity comes in.



“Survival can be summed up in three words -never give up.”

Bear Grylis

Arnie and Margo have an interesting feature in their lectures called Same Place/Different View. Each of them will photograph the same exact scene – yet their shots look nothing alike. They challenged the photographers in our group to visit the same place at the same time, yet make images that were ours alone. Interestingly, we succeeded admirably in the uniqueness of our images.



“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”

Lao Tzu

If I’d found THREE lines in the mud flats shot above, it would have fit perfectly with the theme. Unfortunately, there are only two. So the photo above, and those that follow, are simply favorites from the shoot. Enjoy!



“Three things in life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.”

Henry James



“To succeed in life you need three things; a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.”

Reba McEntire

I’ve chosen to close with the photograph above because I love what it represents. It’s was a beautiful evening with an amazing red sky. The light was very nearly gone – we could barely see to shoot. Yet there was a fellow photographer still working the scene, “capturing the light” (what little there was). And there I was behind her, capturing the moment. What could be better than that?!

121 thoughts on “Trio – Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Tina, what a specturlare gallery you’re showing off. You have really capture light and played around with it. Your quotes I love too … looked at them myself, but decided to go for a more naughty one. Amazing post. My favorite in “shine on”!

  2. Another brilliant set of shots and quotes, Tina. I am always amazed at how you pick such meaningful quotes that fit so well with the theme each week. My hat’s off to you. Absolutely love the wave shot. Three colours in the water due to the reflection of the sky…it must have been a gorgeous sky πŸ˜€ Really like the last shot too. You were still working the scene too that late in the day πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks so much Mabel. The quote search has become an obsession so I appreciate your comment on that score. As for the shots, it was a gorgeous evening and that last shot was definitely serendipity. One never knows what the lens will see if we keep it and our eye behind it wide open!

  3. You really do have a beautiful style of your own. It would have been very interesting to see similar shots of the same place. I, too, love the last shot – the photographer is very photogenic with her broad rimmed hat and short jacket and enough of the tripod showing to know what she its. Did you take any close ups of her in silhouette? Or would that be more my style?

    • Thanks so much for the lovely compliment Annette. The final shot is the only one I took of her as I just happened to glance up when the light was just about gone. If I’d had to move my tripod closer for a shot I’d have lost the moment. And I did like seeing her a bit “lost” in the moment surrounded by the scene around her. The clear outlines of the hat and tripod did indeed draw me in.

  4. Love your capture of liquid gold in your Three Waves Tina ! It’s the seeing eye isn’t it … until there’s movement by a natural element or by ourselves finding a different perspective we may think there is nothing :–/ The *right light is a gift and wonderful but it doesn’t always play nicely πŸ™‚
    Love your quotes , how much better life could be if more people put some into practice .

  5. Love your posts Tina. They fit well into the three. I always come away with a smile, thoughts to ponder and visuals that linger! Thanks for the tips from the professionals, this craft learning now to see differently through the lens. Beautiful serene captures.

  6. As you know the journey I am on… The waves of three colors and the quote in survival hit home… Just lovely
    Also loved the closing shot of some photographer never giving up on capturing the just right light…

    • Thanks Rusha – glad you enjoyed. Yes it’s always great fun to see everyone’s shots after a day together. And very helpful for expanding the photographic eye. Amazing how different each person’s shots were from everyone else. And I agree, it’s a wonderful exercise to see the different perspectives each photographer has!

  7. Threes, twos..doesn’t matter. You’ve captured some beautiful and intimate scenes of the landscape, Tina. Glad Barefoot Contessa was as good as they were last time. Must have been on my mind since I just posted a sunrise that I shot with them.

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