It’s great to participate in Week Forty-Three of Three Line Tales run by Sonya of Only 100 Words!
photo by Sandis Helvigs via Unsplash
Maple leaf in Autumn,
Time to gather far and wide.
Grateful are we.
Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.
You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page
- Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
- Link back to this post.
- Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
- Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
- NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
- Have fun.
Happy three-lining and Happy Thanksgiving to all in the United States and beyond!
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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8 thoughts on “Three Line Tales – Thanksgiving”
I love this poem of gratitude. Simplicity in structure, beauty in the imagery your words evoke. Blessings this US Thanksgiving Day to you and yours 🙂
Thank you! Something to fit the day 🙂
Agreed 😉 Many happy returns of the day!
That was a thankful one.. Nice read… 🙂
Aptness abounds! An apt photo and a lovely twist on it to combine the season and Thanksgiving. Lovely work
Thank you most kindly, Lynn!
My pleasure 🙂