Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 11

Fencing at its best!

Great to see that this week’s topic didn’t have too many people sitting on the fence (there was an exception 🙂 ).  The usage of the theme of fences was definitely creative and showed some very interesting views!  Thanks to all of you who participated and provided encouragement!

The fence that I showed in this image, is used to drive sheep around, or, if there’s a second one, to drive the sheep between during herding tests.  Sheep herding is an interesting sport, as it is all about utilizing the dog’s instincts to project power and control the sheep.

The Lone Fence

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

  • Miriam of the Out an’ About blog, started us with a wonderful silhouette sitting on a fence, and showed some great fence images!
  • Debbie, whose blog is Forgiving Journal, wrote a wonderful post about getting off the fence.
  • Kim brought a variety of great fence images on his blog Do You See What I See?; the multiple uses of a fence between sea gulls, humans and ants were quite entertaining!
  • A new participant this week came from the Daily Blabber, which is a great photography blog!  Her photo made me want to be on that beach!
  • Nadia’s entry this week on Becoming Roots showed us a gorgeous Winter landscape with a fence laden with snow.
  • Brigid’s post on Watching the Daisies provided thoughts on pastures and gorgeous landscapes with fences.
  • Sonya, who writes Middleton Road, posted a stunning image of fencing with a mailbox and pasture.
  • Marie writes the New 3 R’s: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect, and posted a great image of a toque macaque who prefers not to be fenced in.
  • Steve’s post in Meandering Maverick provided a study of chainlink fence with various views and configurations including curvature.
  • Nikki’s blog is A Kinder Way, in which she created a wonderful post about the fence she likes best…no spoiler alert, so go check it out!

The turn-out this week was excellent and I was veryimpressed with the quality of all the entries!  It was a lot of fun to read and view each of your creations.

Now to start preparing for Tuesday’s new topic… Let’s see, if I can up with something inspiring.

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!

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