Tuesday Photo Challenge – Art

Artful dodgers?

Welcome to episode 25 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Last week’s theme of Shadow got amazing posts, as can be seen in the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 24; if you haven’t seen them yet, please go check it out.

As I was scratching my head for this week’s topic, I went over some of my images from the past week and saw a theme emerging: I photographed a significant amount of art that is installed in the lovely city of Brno!  Therefore, this week’s theme is Art!

Photographing art is more than a mere snapshot of someone else’s creative work.  Use your creative eye to put a spin on it that either enhances the artwork or puts it in a position that amplifies the intent of the original artist.  If you look at the example photo in this post, you notice that I focused on isolating the sculpture from a low enough angle to emphasis what is found under the cube.

I challenge each of you to go out there and embrace your local art, and capture it in a manner that is uniquely you!

Heavy Lifting!

Lift a cube and find that it was holding back the water!

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 (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Find your local art and capture it in your way! I’m looking forward to your creations!

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Fuji X-T1 using a Fujifilm 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 XF R LM OIS WR lens.  Exposure settings were f/13 at 1/34 second and 400 ISO

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!

29 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Art”

  1. Loving this sculpture and your capture of it 😉 Excellent! Art around town is one of my many favorite subjects when out and about…Can’t wait to post!

      1. I know what you mean — that’s the last 3 months (20 years?) of my life 😉 I may go back and participate in more. Thank you for your graciousness in hosting and allowing an untrained photography enthusiast like myself feel like I can add value to the challenge 🙂 Thanks for always putting so much positivity into the world!

      1. Never a problem, Brenda! It’s Frank Jansen 🙂

        The important part is the really excellent photograph you posted for this week’s challenge! It’s lovely!


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