Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 12

Simply a fantastic week!

The 12th week of the challenge saw a fantastic turnout with wonderful posts and very colorful images!  I kind of figured that the them of Colorful would strike a very summery chord with lots of folks (including those in the Southern hemisphere 🙂 ).

Here’s another bit of something colorful from a couple of years ago that I shot with a zone-plate lens.  (If there’s interest, I’ll be happy to do a post about zone-plate lens photography).  This is a Black-Eyed Susan during the height of Summer.

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Zone Plate Yellow

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

  • On The Girl That Dreams Awake, Marisa presented a very colorful and tasty shot of candy to start things off!
  • Nadia’s entry this week on Becoming Roots provided some fantastic colors in nature that were very enjoyable.
  • Kim  provided a great post on his blog Do You See What I See?; Sydney lit up with lots of color, particularly the Opera House, looked amazing and other-worldy.
  • Sunshine, who writes the Daily Blabber, provided some gorgeous, colorful sunrise images.
  • Miriam of the Out an’ About blog, captured the variety of color that are part of the earth, sky and sea; just beautiful!
  • Brigid’s post on Watching the Daisies showed us how colorful a person she is… no spoiler, so go take a look.
  • Steve’s post in Meandering Maverick provided photos that ranged from nature to candy; quite tasty!
  • Debbie, whose blog is Forgiving Journal, wrote a lovely post about seeing the beauty right in front of her with great images.
  • Nikki’s post in her blog, A Kinder Way, was fantastic in her getting very creative to provide a colorful palette…

Another fantastic week with amazing posts.  I’m very much looking forward to what next week brings!

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!

4 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 12”

  1. Great thank you Frank! I got in right under the wire. 🙂
    Love the Black Eyed Susan, very interesting lighting…
    I’m really looking forward to checking out these posts, what a lovely group of contributors. Blessings your way Frank!

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