Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 21

You’re so unusual!

Of course, when you receive a challenge that asks you to photograph the Unusual, I can expect to see some really cool photographs that highlight oddities and the unexpected. The amusement factor was extremely high with some of these image, so you’ll want to check out everyone’s contributions to this week’s challenge.

Each of you found some really interesting out of place scenes, a number of which definitely made me laugh!!  Everyone excelled at finding interesting material for this challenge.  I think that some fun was had this week!

A number of years back , I chanced upon this little scene in Holyoke, Massachusetts.  It had a couple of surprises…

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Non Sequitur

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

  • LadyLeeManilla jumped on this challenge with some fantastic surprises ranging from bats growing on trees to a sleeping pilot in the cockpit.
  • Charles’ blog CharlesEWaugh has great reads and views and his post for this challenge had some very unusual trees…
  • Judith’s post in Nature Knows Best has a rather strange combination of birds!
  • Miriam’s post in Out an’ About, definitely made me laugh, from huge prawns to silly forced perspectives!
  • Debbie, in Forgiving Journal, showed some scenes where something didn’t fit in; can you find what doesn’t fit?
  • Steve’s Steve Newcomb Photography post gave us a perfect view of a shovel, on a roof!!

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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