Tuesday Photo Challenge – Continuation

We shall persevere!

Welcome to episode 31 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  After a week of simplifying our photography, which saw wonderful, stunning images, I think it is time to take a different look at life for this week’s challenge.

A lot of things have changed over the past week in the world, as we know it.  Despite all this change, the planet continues to rotate and day follows night.  With that in mind, this week’s challenge is to capture Continuation.  This can be expressed in many ways, so I want to encourage you to use your imagination to find what speaks to you of continuation, the process of moving forward toward a future that may be uncertain.

Here is an example of how this might be expressed…

The Line.

The juxtaposition between the vibrant color on the right and the washed aspect of the left, leads us to wonder whether this line will lead us to the promised future or is simply a road to nowhere.

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)!!

This might be a bit more serious than the past couple of weeks, but I’m confident that your creative minds will be fertile ground for germinating magnificent images.  I can’t wait to see what this will be!

Technical Details

This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app and some adjustments using the Instagram app.

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!

33 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Continuation”

  1. I did it Frank! Took a little creative spin with it this morning. 🙂 Thank you for doing these challenges, I get so much out of them. Blessings to you and all the contributors! Happy Sunday.

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