Happy Saturday morning! Running a bit behind schedule this week, but I hope you don’t mind too much.
Last week’s Friday Mystery Place was uncovered pretty quickly, as the site of the Lochbuie Stones on the Isle of Mull in Scotland. A very mystical place, which gives one the idea that interdimensional travellers may have passed through it (I think someone wrote a series about this occurring in Scotland that is rather popular…). The Isle of Mull was one of our early stops on our trip to Scotland and I would recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone who enjoys beautiful landscape.
I think that this week’s image is pretty straightforward too…
Where is this location?
As always, extra credit for any additional detail you can provide! Best of luck!
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk II and an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. The exposure settings were at 1/250 second at f/11 and 200 ISO.
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.
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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10 thoughts on “Friday Mystery Place – vol 23”
That looks like Perth, Australia to me, although I don’t think the downtown is big enough. Certainly similar, though! Blessings Frank ❤
Hi Debbie, certainly a port city, but on a different continent! Be well,
Ha ha! I had a feeling. Thanks Frank – looking forward to seeing what it is.
Let us see …We are back in Rotterdam, in Netherlands ! After visiting the Markthal we are now looking at the Kop van Zuid with the Erasmus Bridge, Hotel New York and World Port Center.Is that a water taxi I see there?
But right now I am just enjoying a cup of tea here in Bavaria in Deutschland..Een fijne dag! 🙂
Very good with one minor adjustment: the Markthal had not been built when I took this photo 🙂 That is the Kop van Zuid, which has changed quite a bit, since I was a kid 🙂
Een gezellige dag in Bayern!!
Schoenen Tag noch. Port of Rotterdam, Travelled through a few times – ferry to UK.
Very good, as you are 100% correct. On your next visit, you might want to take a Spido harbor tour, which is very interesting, as the size of the harbor is best appreciated from the water.
Have a great day!
Thanks Frank, If only Ihad the time, I seem to be a mere transient traveler Hesse days.
Correction, these days….