Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 27

It’s been a sweet week!

This week’s theme of Candy was received with an admirable level of sweet-tooth by a number of you!

Staying within our seasonal drive towards kids getting way more candy than they need during any time of the year, it was no surprise that many folks across the entire planet love their sweets.  After all, who can resist some colorful, creative shaped delicacy that you know is not good for your diet?

Interesting enough, while mass quantities of sweets are consumed around this time of year in the United States, it is not the biggest candy day of the year.  That honor belongs to Valentine’s Day!

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The Sweetest Day!

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

  • Ladyleemanilla share a post with delicious candy that she professed to enjoying very much!
  • Emily’s post in her blog, Zombie Flamingoes, combined two components: candy and alcohol!  Yummie!!
  • Joanne’s post in Velissima, a fantastic travel experiences blog, is stunning in both the candy design and the colors, as she shows the candy in Mexico!
  • Marga’s blog, The Photographer Smiled…, focuses on one of my favorite candies: licorice!  I bet you can’t have just one piece!
  • Judith’s shares her love of chocolate in  Nature Knows Best.  I’m confident that she’s not the only one who is a fan!
  • Debbie is getting ready for a big move in her post for Forgiving Connects, and shares her thoughts on the sweetest sweet of them all: Love!

From reading these magnificent posts, I think that there’s many a love of all things sweet among my readers.  I’ll be challenged to find a sweeter topic for next week…

Thanks to everyone for contributing and reading!!

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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