Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 33

Freely flowing brilliance!

What an amazing set of responses to this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Flow!  Of course, that is just what I expected from this erudite, creative crowd!

The contributions ranged from cascades to hulahoops and oneness, all brought together with the concept of flow.  Clearly, your creativity knows no bounds, as it flows freely from your minds!  Well done!

Here’s a different bit of flow across the sky that reaches out above us…

Sunrise Streaks

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

  • Charles was first to post for the second week in a row in his excellent blog  CharlesEWaugh with awesome photography of the Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska.
  • Ladyleemanilla was not far behind with her poem and photo that went with the flow!
  • Xenia’s brought us a haibun in her post in Whippetwisdom where her lovely whippets flowed across the beach.
  • Michelle’s post in Southern By Design brings us Rainer Maria Rilke and lovely beach photographs.
  • Emily can’t let go of Summer in her post in Zombie Flamingoes, finding flow in her photos of the beach and its surroundings.
  • Marie’s post in The New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect takes us to a cascading fountain outside the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.
  • Leaking Ink provide us with a cat’s view of going with the flow, as only a true feline lover could do…
  • Debbie’s shares with us how she is learning to go with the flow of oneness in a great post in Forgiving Connects.
  • Miriam’s post in Out an’ About is just overflowing with flow!  I’m surprised that nobody was washed away by the stream hanging from the willow 🙂
  • Bikurgurl joined the party with the flow of a hulahoop!  She’s hooping it up!
  • 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!
  • In Nature Knows Best, Judith shares the cascades of Chatsworth House in Derbyshire with us.  Simply gorgeous!

I absolutely love your entries, as they were a lot of fun the peruse!  Now, what can I pull together for the next one?

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!

10 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 33”

  1. Lovely, lovely, lovely set of contributions, Frank! And your photo of the yoga tree (or is it yogi tree?) is fantastic, a blessing of flow. Thanks again for hosting this challenge, I learn a lot each time. Many blessings, Debbie

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