Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 32

Fresh start, air and water!

After a light week of posting, as I took a bit of time off for the holidays, time to begin the week with round up of last week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fresh.  Between the busy time of the Thanksgiving holiday and turning 60 on that day, a little time off and general laziness wasn’t bad 🙂  Now, back to work!

Your contributions to this week’s challenge were nothing short of phenomenal, which is what I have come to expect at this point (no pressure there 🙂 ).  The range of ideas that are contributed through your entries is fantastic going from fresh starts to fresh air and everything in between.

Here’s another little bit of freshness directly from a lovely pomegranate…

 

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Pomegranate Seeds

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

  • Charles was first out of the blocks with his post in CharlesEWaugh showing off the freshness of the tomatoes picked from his garden.
  • Scott’s post in Scott’s Place came from South America, where at least one of the coconuts was extremely fresh, as it had sprouted!
  • Emily’s brings us back to Summer in Zombie Flamingoes, as she shows us some delicious looking cherries and the tree that bore them.
  • Sasha’s post in Sasha’s Writings brings us a view of stunningly fresh flowers in a lovely bowl!
  • Xenia’s doubles up again this week, with her first post in Whippetwisdom showing her fresh whippets on the beach, and her second Whippetwisdom post.
  • Leaking Ink ‘s entry is not only fresh, but also incredibly precious!
  • Debbie’s post in Forgiving Connects reminds us of the importance of fresh starts.
  • Nature Knows Best, Judith’s wonderful blog, contributes the freshness of Nature and the majesty of elephants.
  • Miriam’s post in Out an’ About brings a breath of fresh air and a drink of fresh water!

Another fantastic set of entries!  The pressure is on to come up with another good theme to bring inspiration to this magnificent crowd!

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!

18 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 32”

  1. Yay, Frank! Happy birthday 🙂 What a great age and a beautiful way to celebrate…with Thanksgiving and another fantastic photo challenge. These posts are truly touching. Thanks again for hosting this challenge. Many blessings … hope your birthday was awesome. Debbie

  2. Happy belated birthday from me as well Frank. Hope your day was wonderful and the year ahead even better. And what a great photo. Cheers till the next challenge 🍷

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