Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 25

Great art captured beautifully!

Unsurprisingly, there was a fantastic turn-out for this week’s challenge theme: Art!  Many of you found some great art in your travels and documented it in various ways.  It has been a true joy to see all of your great posts!

The challenge was to capture art creatively, which each of the responses to the challenge did in its own unique way.

This image is one that I took during the 2011 edition of the Worcester Art in the Park of a piece by sculptor Antoinette Prien Schultze, titled Temple of the Roses.  I added a bit of artistic license by using a reflector to give the sense of a sun rising behind this wonderful glass and granite sculpture.

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Temple of the Roses by Antoinette Prien Schultze

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

  • ladileemanilla clearly enjoys photographing art in many locations, as her post showed a plethora of great examples.
  • bikergurl, whose blog is a wonderful read, found a treasure within the treasure that is the art!
  • Emily’s post in her blog Zombie Flamingoes, captures art being created… we’ll have to come back for the final result!
  • Brenda’s blog, a meditative journey with saldage, featured an amazing photo that truly captured the art in a very artistic manner!
  • Charles’ post in charlesewaugh beautifully captured a tender work of art with heart.
  • Candace writes the blog Netdancer’s Musings, in which she wrote a post about artists copying famous art in the Louvre.
  • Judith provided a post in Nature Knows Best, which bridges the topics of last week and this week, as the art consisted of a mural depicting the shadows thrown by a couple dining.
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom recognized the art that is Nature; beautifully!
  • Michelle’s post in her blog, Southern By Design, provided an amazing capture of a pumpkin ice cream!
  • Miriam’s post in Out an’ About about the Artist Within is a wonderful exploration of the capability that resides within all of us to create art!

 

I found this week’s group of posts outstanding with plenty for me to enjoy and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too!

And yes, I have a plan for tomorrow’s topic!

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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