Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 18

Beautiful curves everywhere!


After last week’s colorful round up, this week gets twisted with an extravaganza of curvature found throughout Nature and the human-constructed world around us.  This week’s theme of Curves made for simply gorgeous photography.

As you explored curves throughout, you shared a wealth of views of the world around us.  There were gorgeous Nature shots and amazing structures that you found.  I was astounded by the variety and beauty that you put on display this week!  Thanks to all who participated!!

After the curves of the Yoga Tree variety, here are some curves that us humans use all the time (until we go completely paperless 🙂 )

Just Paperclips…

A product shot from a number of years ago, that has curves in all the right places.

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

  • Sayanthi, whose wonderful blog is Close to You, showed off curves in Nature in simply gorgeous images; go check them out!
  • Charles’ blog CharlesEWaugh provided a great view of curves within curves (within curves?) of a beautiful flower.
  • LadyLeeManilla is a blog with fantastic photography!  You owe it to yourself to check it out.
  • Emily’s, in her blog Zombie Flamingos, showed curvature ranging from a bowl to a cat’s nail (that could be ouch!).
  • Debbie, whose blog is Forgiving Journal, talked about the curves that life may throw us and how they relate to those she found during a walk.
  • Steve, in his blog Steve Newcomb Photography, showed various curvature on a cactus that is rumored to taste like bubble gum; I’m not sure that tried it himself 🙂
  • Nikki showed off a fantastic leaf in her blog,  A Kinder Way, from what may just be her favorite tree.
  • Judith writes Nature Knows Best, where she threw us some curves from mother Nature… beware of the spider!!

I hope that I got everyone’s posts! Go check out each other’s posts and enjoy the wonderful range of expressions that we find!

I have a topic of pulchritude in mind for the next challenge…

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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