Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 20

Fruits of your labor

With a challenge that has as many opportunities of subjects as this week’s theme of fruit, I expected to see quite a bit of variety; I was not disappointed, as your selection went across the globe for your fruits!

Of course, I was not surprised by the quality of all the work presented here.  It’s heartwarming to see the effort that you put into this challenge, and it brings a smile to my face to see all of your creativity at work.

As I mentioned in the challenge post that tomatoes are a fruit, here’s a bowl of fruit…

Tomatoes-089-Sprinkled
Delicious tomatoes!

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

  • Michelle of Southern By Design photographed an apple tree with great beauty!
  • James, whose blog is James McEwan, shared a wonderful image of Rowan berries.
  • Emily’s Zombie Flamingos showcased some beauteous tomatoes with wondrous variety!
  • LadyLeeManilla posted a great variety of fruits, that you just have to go check out.
  • Sonya’s Middleton Road captured a sculpture, titled Fruits of the Garden, that stands by the waterfront in Wellington.
  • Judith’s post in Nature Knows Best showed off a stunning array of fruits closing with an elephant to look like it’s made up of fruit!
  • Steve’s Steve Newcomb Photography featured his favorite fruit, grapes, in a series of gorgeous images!
  • Nikki’s blog  A Kinder Way gave an excellent twist to this week’s topic by providing us with a beer and a slice of lime!  Great combination!
  • Debbie, in Forgiving Journal, shared the fruits of her labor, which includes a wonderful tomato!

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!

Who can guess what the next challenge will be?

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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