Tuesday Photo Challenge – Curves

Curved with beauty!

Welcome to the 18th edition of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  It was a lot of fun to see all the different views of blue in last week’s challenge, which showcased the creativity of all who participated!  Great job!

As you would expect, this week will be a completely unrelated theme, even though it may be a bit predictable.  As my exhibit went live yesterday, and it has nine different views of the Yoga Tree on display, I thought it might be interesting to do something related to that wonderful tree.  What makes her so expressive as a subject and able to be so interesting are her Curves.

Therefore, your challenge this week is to identify curves in the world around you and capture what they express.  I’m leaving this entirely up to your creative minds, as any kind of curves will do with the pressure on you to capture something of great interest!  Can’t wait to see what you will come up with!!

As a nugget of inspiration, I’m including one of the images from the exhibit…

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Sunrise Streaks

Have fun and find curves, whether they be in nature or human made!  And, if you feel like it, please include in your post what aspect of the curves drew you to capture them.

For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

I expect this challenge to provide some interesting imagery, as this is a color that is kind of important to our home world!

Technical Details

This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app.

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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