Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 22

Paths are wonderful!

With a philosophically oriented theme, such as Path, it is not surprising that even some of the literal interpretations provided food for deeper thought!  The responses showed both some great photography and interesting interpretations of this week’s theme.

The addition of poems and great quotes made this week’s collection of responses an absolute pleasure for me to look over.  I would encourage everyone to follow the links and discover the paths that abound!

In a slightly more ethereal approach to the concept of path, I present you with one of my abstract works, Transitions, which leads us along the eternal path…


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

  • Michelle’s post in Southern by Design shows us a wonderful photo of the path and recognizes the beauty in the journey, which is worth remembering.
  • iballrtw‘s post remembered a visit to Shimla in India with both its path and flowers; another location to add to my wishlist!
  • Judith’s post in Nature Knows Best provides some amazing paths, but I’m not sure why the sheep used them to get to her cabbage…
  • James’ post in James McEwan used the image as the inspiration for a fantastic poem titled ‘The Spirits in the Forest’.
  • Kim’s blog Do You See What I See? is full of interesting visual stimuli, and his post in response to the challenge is among the finest of them!
  • Xenia’s post in WhippetWisdom.com focuses on the companions on her path; her choice of companions is excellent!
  • Debbie, in Forgiving Journal, focused on paving our path with Love, which definitely is a great way to enjoy our path to happiness!

I hope that I got everyone’s posts!  These were definitely very impressive, both in their beauty and wisdom.

Now to think of something new for tomorrow…

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!

2 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 22”

  1. Oh Frank, what a fantastic line up, and wonderful contributors. Blessings to all!
    I really learned a lot in this challenge.
    The photo you posted is stunning and a creative take on your own challenge 🙂

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