Yoga Tree Exhibit – vol. 4

Final batch of Yoga!

Here’s the fourth and final installment of the selection of Yoga Tree images, from which I will put together the exhibit at my place of employment. ย For this installment, I’m giving you six images, from which to select your favorites; you’re allowed to select more than one, if you like them ๐Ÿ™‚

There are no real absolute must-haves in this grouping, although I do lean towards one or two of them. ย If youโ€™d like another look at the first or second installment of images, the can be found inย Yoga Tree Exhibit โ€“ vol. 1,ย Yoga Tree Exhibit โ€“ vol.2ย andย ย Yoga Tree Exhibit – vol. 3.

As always, I am very much looking forward to hearing your thouhgts on these images.

Thank you for your help!

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!

16 thoughts on “Yoga Tree Exhibit – vol. 4”

  1. I agree – it’s tough picking just a few, Frank. OK if I had to choose, I’d select the first one – there’s something about the ray of cloud that is mysterious and original for me. I’d also select the one with the setting sun, the colors are brilliant. Good luck, and blessings!

      1. You know I’m a little obsessed with your Yoga Tree! I have convinced myself you should have a whole blog dedicated to the tree, its seasons, visitors, moods, thoughts, impressions, favorite quotes, books, animals, images….visions from the tree….it’s beauty is inspiring!

      2. You’re so obsessed ๐Ÿ™‚ If she were still in my daily commute, I’d consider doing something like a daily Yoga Tree image…

        That said, when I get some time available (it’s a bit tricky right now, but winter might give me more time), I will put together some kind of monotome on this wonderful tree.

      3. Ah! I will be happy to see the process emerge! I think about all the work you put on your blog and I have no idea where you find the time to share all of your talent, but I’m so glad you do! ๐Ÿ™‚

      4. Amen! I can’t say that I don’t have it on in the background when I’m writing or reading through blogs, but I know less is more when it comes to the tube {or do we just call them the black holes of time-suck abyss these days? ๐Ÿ˜‰ } — I’m working on the streamlining myself! It’s all about getting my planner going!

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