EBSQ Spotlight on Photography: Colour: W. Kevin Murray

This month’s featured gallery is Photography: Colour. Photography lets us briefly stop time and capture tangible moments. Whether spontaneous or crafted, what our eyes see is frozen forever. When the photograph is in colour, we will always have the blue of the sky, the flush of a cheek, and every colour the world presents us. During the month of June, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of the EBSQ photographers that enjoy capturing the world in colour.

W. Kevin Murray

Bumble's Shadow - W. Kevin Murrary

The seasons of  Spring, Summer and especially Fall scream to be captured in color. While Winter respectfully requests it’s long, contrasting shadows be photographed in monochrome. The vast majority of the year, outdoor photographers like myself yearn for at least 64 individual colors with a handy crayon sharpener built into the back. For film photographers the year started out on a sad note, the end of Kodachrome, you gave us those nice bright colors, those greens of Summer… but, new this year, along comes Kodak Ektar 100 and color film is rejuvenated. At the present I mostly shoot digital, with digital the amount of control the photographer has over the image is nothing less than inspirational! Along with that, new and improved imaging software arrives on the shelves before I have time to familiarize myself with the latest and fastest that I just downloaded six months ago. True Photography’s learning curve has never been steeper on the one hand, but on the other “point and shoot”  may have muddied the waters a bit, the difference between a picture and a photograph… as always, in the eye of the beholder? – W. Kevin Murray

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A winner in Simon Sez… Splash!

The winner of this week’s Simon Sez challenge is Lisa MillerKevin Murray wanted a “Splash” and he got one.  When explaining his choice Kevin said… “Simon sez’s Lisa captured exactly what “Simon” was looking for, the joy of the big “Splash!” Congratulations Lisa, you be the next Simon !!”

Lisa Miller
Lisa Miller

If you want keep up with Simon Sez, be sure to go to the EBSQ Forum and check Challenge Central. Challenge Central is the place to check on current and past Simon Sez challenges – complete with all the entries, as well as all other EBSQ Challenges.

Congratulations Lisa! We look forward to your turn as Simon.

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Simon Sez… Splash!

This week’s Simon is W. Kevin Murray and the theme he chose is “Splash“. He explains it this way… “It’s pretty much Summer time around here… As Alice Cooper once sang, “Schools out forever !!” Every Friday after 5:00PM there is the made rush of people headed towards the shore. Another telltale sign of Summer is that my wife made me bring down her lawn chair and floaty things from the attic and stick them in her car so she can go to her swim club on the weekends. When the temperature rises everybody is drawn towards the water be it sea, lake or favorite swimming hole. No matter if your very young or your “getting up there in years” waters attraction is timeless.

And whats the first thing you do when you reach the water… SPLASH! So Simon Sez, show me some splish, splash… the wetter the better !!
Enter as many works as you want and Simon will declare the winner next Wednesday. So go ahead and soak me !!”

W. Kevin Murray
W. Kevin Murray

All Simon Sez challenges are open to everyone. To enter Simon Sez… Splash! and to see  the all the entries,  simply go to the EBSQ Forum, find Member Groups, Challenges & General Art Discussions and then go to Challenge Central. All the challenges past and present – including Simon Sez, can be found there.

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Last week’s Simon Sez!

Last week’s Simon Sez was a call for colour made by Stephanie D’Aigle. There were a lot of entries, but the winning image was by Kevin Murry.

W. Kevin Murray
W. Kevin Murray

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Congratulations Kevin! We look forward to your turn as Simon.

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A winner announced for Simon Sez… Our Heros

This week’s Simon Sez winner is Elizabeth VanSickle. Kevin Murray asked to see something rather personal for his turn as Simon. He asked to see “your Hero, Mentor, Inspiration.” Kevin explains why he chose Elizabeth this way: “There may have only been five entries into this round of “Simon Sez” and each and everyone of those images carries a powerful emotional bond that I’m glad you could share with us. I was touched by each one, but none as strong as for the image of Beth and her son.  A truer image of love and strength would be hard to find.” To learn more about Elizabeth’s entry and to see all the entries, visit the Simon Sez… Our Hero’s thread on the EBSQ Forums.

Elizabeth Paige VanSickle
Elizabeth Paige VanSickle

If you want keep up with Simon Sez, be sure to go to the EBSQ Forum and check Challenge Central. Challenge Central is the place to check on current and past Simon Sez challenges – complete with all the entries, as well as all other EBSQ Challenges.

Congratulations Elizabeth! We look forward to your turn as Simon.

Simon Sez… Noses! winner announced

The winner of this week’s Simon Sez challenge is W. Kevin Murray with his photograph “Beautiful”. Vicky Knowles, asked to see “Noses” for her turn as Simon. Vicky’s reason for choosing Kevin… “I couldn’t resist, just loved that face!”

Beautiful - W. Kevin Murray
Beautiful - W. Kevin Murray

If you want keep up with Simon Sez, be sure to go to the EBSQ Forum and check Challenge Central. Challenge Central is the place to check on current and past Simon Sez challenges – complete with all the entries, as well as all other EBSQ Challenges.

Congratulations Kevin! We look forward to your turn as Simon.

Simon Sez: Fruit – Oh Yeah, we have a winner!

This week’s Simon Sez winner is Noelle Hunt. Everyone had fun with Simon’s – aka  Muriel Areno, choice of fruit as her theme.  Noelle’s winning photograph was a fun alteration of another photograph entered by W. Kevin Murray. Muriel said “While Kevin’s image was awesome as always (love the shadow!), it’s Noelle’s thought process that won me over.” To see Kevin’s entry, as well as all the other entries, head over to the EBSQ Forum and look for “Simon Sez: Fruit” in Challenge Central under Members Groups, Challenges & General Art Discussions.

Noelle Hunt
Noelle Hunt

If you want keep up with Simon Sez, be sure to go to the EBSQ Forum and check Challenge Central. Challenge Central is the place to check on current and past Simon Sez challenges – complete with all the entries, as well as all other EBSQ Challenges.

Congratulations Noelle! We look forward to your turn as Simon.