Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round-Up 4

Great participation and posts!

The theme of this week’s photo challenge was Green, and I can tell from the creative entries that this is a color that really spoke to people.  Plus it was gret to welcome some new participants to the challenge.

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Study in Green

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge:

  • Miriam of the excellent Out an’ About blog, showed lots of variety of green in Nature, of which the frog struck a chord with just about everyone.
  • Debbie, whose blog ForgivingJournal is always interesting, not only found green around the house, but also included it in her wardrobe.
  • Steve of Meandering Maverick, a blog with lots of fantastic photography, found the green of the kiwifruit irresistible for this challenge.
  • Nikki’s blog A Kinder Way included the green very cleverly in her post, among all the kindness that she spreads through this blog; well done!!  Nikki also added a second entry with today’s post: Tuesday Photo Challenge: Green; well done, as it touches on two meanings of the word Green.
  • Sonya, whose blog Middleton Road is filled with stunning photography, contributed a  beautifully composed photo of a fenced meadow.
  • As promised, I captured a fresh image for this category this week at Oxbow Wildlife Refuge not to far off my commute.

Thank you for all these great posts; I hope that you had fun participating this week, and please check out everyone’s posts and let them know how well they did!

I have a theme in mind already for this coming Tuesday, and I’ll likely queue up the following Tuesday as well, as I will be on a business trip from Thursday through Thursday and won’t have as much internet access all the time.  The good part is that I will be taking my camera with me on the trip, as it is my first time in Israel.

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

6 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round-Up 4”

  1. Yay! Thank you for mentioning me, Frank! What a welcoming surprise after my retreat this weekend 🙂 Many blessings to you — it was fun. I’m looking forward to this Tuesday’s challenge.

  2. Ha! That is so awesome that you found my green Posts of Note! I did post another one today. I thought I had missed it when I saw this post and then saw you had added me already! Thanks Frank. I’m really enjoying this.

  3. Hi Frank, such a fun challenge and thanks so much for the mention along with all the other excellent bloggers. Have a great time in Israel and look forward to seeing what your next theme will be. Cheers.

    1. Thank you for joining in the fun, Miriam. Even though it will mostly be work, I did manage to get a day set aside for ‘acclimatization’, which will be used for exploring and some photography.

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