Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 16

Up close and personal!

This week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge appears to have brought out a lot of fun images, as all of you looked up close and found some interesting images to create!  Looking at the world in this way enabled you to share some very different

The close-ups in this past week’s posts were fantastic with some truly outstanding perspectives on the world around us.  Each of you did an amazing job, keeping your eyes peeled for those great opportunities!

Here’s another close up from my product photography collection…

Just Paperclips…

Tricky lighting made these simple paperclips look a little different and maybe a bit more interesting than the way we think about them every day.

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

  • Emily’s, in her blog Zombie Flamingos brought forth texture and beauty with her close-ups.
  • Marie, in The New 3 Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect, showed details on a railing connection that were very interesting to behold!
  • Myfavouriite showed us that a keyhole can look very different up close!
  • Kim provided some great close-ups in his blog Do You See What I See?; although I have to admit that I’m not sure what the last image is…
  • Judith writes a blog titled Nature Knows Best, in which she showed the beauty of impatiens up close and personal.
  • Steve’s new blog Steve Newcomb Photography, examined a grapevine up close and personal; very cool!!
  • Debbie, whose blog is Forgiving Journal, found the sacred space of forgiveness in her post!
  • Nikki’s post in her blog, A Kinder Way, provided an interesting array of close-up shots ranging from a nose (dog) to Harry Potter!
  • Miriam, who you know from the great blog Out an’ About, wrote about a too-close incident and showed photos of animals up close and snuggly!

I hope that I got everyone’s posts!  They were definitely a very cool set of images with lots of variety and perspective.

I have a colorful topic in mind for this week….

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 16”

  1. Hello – just a quick note – mine wasn’t about flowers being treated badly this time (thank goodness) but looking at Impatiens up close and personal ……. 🙂

  2. Awesome! This was a great topic & a fantastic line up of blogs. Looking forward to checking them out Frank 🙂 And super photo of paper clips (I actually really like colored paper clips, they make me happy & yours were particularly neat.)

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