Daily Prompt – Phase

A phase of growth

In today’s Daily Prompt, the word given is Phase.  Of course, the first thought that may cross one’s mind is likely to be moon-related, as we deal with the phases of the moon on a regular basis.

Then there could be the phase that one is going through, particularly said when referring to tantrums by children; sometimes that may actually be wishful thinking 🙂  One could also be out of phase, or experience phase distortion.

Then again, when I thought of phase, this image came to mind:

Photo Jul 10, 7 38 18 AM

There are multiple stages of phases of development between grass, flowers and trees.  But if you look carefully, you also notice the dilapidation of the road surface in the right side of the image, going toward a phase of destruction.

Embrace the phases in your life and all life that surrounds you!  Breathe them in and enjoy the moment, in which you find yourself.

Technical Details

This image was created with an iPhone 5S with the standard Camera app and a bit of sharpening and additional contrast in Instagram.


In response to the Daily Prompt – Phase.


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!

15 thoughts on “Daily Prompt – Phase”

      1. Agreed….but I found that when I cut the Queen Annes Lace and brought it into my house, set them in a vase on my dining table {with food coloring, of course, we had to study transpiration!}, ants crawled out and were everywhere!

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