Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round-Up 8

Great line work by all!

This week’s entries were very impressive, which I fully expected to happen, as amazing photographers are a global phenomenon!  As a reminder, the theme for the week was Lines, with a challenge to use lines in interesting ways to draw the eye into your image(s).

Of course, this allowed for many ways to interpret the challenge and I was certainly not disappointed by any of your approaches to the theme!

There were numerous wingback issues across all of WordPress this week, so if I missed someone’s entry please put a comment in and I will update this round-up.

Here’s another image from my collection that leads the eye down a merry path…

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The Road Not Taken


The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • Kim, who writes Do You See What I See??, provided a rather cool variety of images that made use of lines in various ways.
  • Sonya of Middleton Road, posted an image that used lines in multiple directions to give the eye plenty to examine.
  • Miriam of the Out an’ About blog, showed numerous studies of lines in images that were stunning as always!
  • Nikki, who writes A Kinder Way, showed a communications tower in various seasons, which drew a significant line in her images.
  • Steve, who writes Meandering Maverick, managed to make barbed wire look interesting in a set of images he captured.
  • Debbie, whose blog is Forgiving Journal, combined an interesting study of lines in her image with a set of Haikus related to the theme!
  • Nadia, whose blog Becoming Roots should entice a visit from you, showed a number of different approaches to using lines in her images; I particularly love the photo of the flower box under the window, which has lines going in multiple directions.

Thanks to each and every one of you, as I appreciate your taking the trouble and putting a great effort forth with these images.

Now to start preparing for Tuesday’s new topic…I’m trying to make up my mind on which one to pick:-)

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!

10 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round-Up 8”

  1. Hi Frank! Beautiful photo, I love it. 💖 Definitely drew my eyes down the road. FYI I also did a post on lines. It was this past Friday called ‘Today’s Forgiving Journal: A new look at love”. Blessings.

      1. Oh thank you Frank! This is sweet. You did it so fast. 🙂 Blessings to you … and god, what wonderful contributions this week. Very creatively expressed.

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