The morning light brings to us…
I usually check to see what the Daily Post Prompts and Weekly Photo Challenges are, just in case there’s something I like. There definitely is for the Weekly Photo Challenge, as it prompts us with Morning.
I have been known to take a sunrise photo or two, so here are a couple of the Yoga Tree…
Birth of the Sun
All of these images were taken with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app. They are part of an exhibit that will be hung this week for the next 3 months.
Have a wonderful morning and day!
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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17 thoughts on “Daily Post – WPC – Morning”
A wonderful day to you too! These photos are stunning.
Thank you so much!
Thank you very much!
Gorgeous tree, gorgeous shots 🙂
Thank you kindly!
Naked the ‘old man’ tree looks like a fainting lady. Dressed though, definitely an old man lol Beautiful mornings you have here.
Thank you! Yes, dressed, she is a fierce warrior of the fields 🙂
I am obsessed with this. Absolutely obsessed. I want that tree!!
I don’t blame you! I have about 2,000 photos of this tree 🙂
A lovely gallery, how nice that they will be on display.
Thank you! Yes, it’s a great opportunity to get some of my work in print this way and in front of people.
I always love your yoga tree photos!
Thank you! She’s pretty special.