We start episode 32 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! pursuant last week’s theme of Continuation, I thought we might all be ready to shake off the rust and potential cobwebs and start something Fresh!
As I sense that it is important that all of us remain focused on those aspects of the world that provide us with renewing energy, I thought it might be interesting to do share images that make us think of all things fresh. Often, something fresh leaves us feeling uplifted and ready to take on the next challenge that awaits us.
I will leave it in your capable, creative minds and hands to see in what direction you want to drive this week’s challenge. Go and have some fun with it!
There’s a certain amount of freshness in this image from a couple of years back…
This food shot was all about the color contrast between the orange and green; the orange background is simply colored paper to allow the carrots to pop that extra little bit!
For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:
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)!!
Nothing serious about this challenge, which might just open the flood gates of unbridled expression!
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D MkII using an EF24-105mm f/4L lens. Studio strobes were used for this image.
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.
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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25 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fresh”
Great one to kick off this week’s challenge!
This coconut sprout looks pretty fresh to me.
Yes, Barb and I lived in the West Indies for three years. We miss it.
Love, love, love this, Frank! Perfect segway from continuation. I’ll do my best.
Many blessings for a wonderful Thanksgiving! Peace, Debbie
Thank you for another lovely prompt Frank! It is sooo fresh and invigorating here at the moment I have added some beach photos with snow on the mountain tops in the background: https://whippetwisdom.com/2016/11/23/wordless-wednesday-anticipation/
Those are always fantastic moments during the year!
I have added a second contribution with snow!:o) https://whippetwisdom.com/2016/11/24/haiku-heather-sleeps/
Done! Happy Thanksgiving, Frank! Much love to you and your family, Debbie ❤
Thank you, Debbie! Have a Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!
Nice fresh and tantalising theme Frank.