Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 26

Scary or funny?

My choice of theme for this past week’s challenge may have been just a little bit early for many, as Halloween is not out in full force everywhere.  I will try to make it up to you with tomorrow’s topic.

In the United States, Halloween has become a great excuse for many adults to dress up and express their wicked selves; some of the costumes and make-up can be very elaborate, ranging from the silly to the scary.  The other staple of Halloween is the pumpkin, which is often carved, so that a candle can be put inside it to light up the face or scene that has been created; in the original Irish version, a turnip or rutabaga was carved to the same effect.

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Pumpkins Everywhere!

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

  • Judith’s post in Nature Knows Best includes both a broom and a black cat, which is a good indication that sleepy Dorking, UK may be in for some spooky fun in the weeks to come!
  • Steve put the feeling of Halloween into the image in the Steve Newcomb Photography post; the photo of the house really makes me wonder, if kids will dare to cry out ‘Trick or Treat‘ at this residence for fear of being tricked…

 

With a promise to provide something more applicable across the entire planet, I do want to thank both contributors and readers for the first 26 weeks of Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Tomorrow’s topic is in the works….

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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