Welcome to Week 41 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. Last week’s challenge was extremely popular, as the world is filled with animal lovers of all kinds who love sharing images of those animals. You were simply magnificent in your contributions!
This week’s challenge is a little different, but I figure that you may have come to expect that. It gives a chance to do some story telling through your images, as your photo should relate the concept of Abandoned. There are many directions, in which you can take this challenge, ranging from abandoned buildings to objects, or any other sense of abandonment that crosses your creative minds.
As usual feel free to stretch this week’s theme in any direction that you might want, as there are no boundaries and no goals other than to have fun!
Here’s a bit of a quirky take on the theme…
This shot came about, as I walked across a frosty parking lot after having lunch at a pizzeria; I figured that this onion may have found out that it was on the menu and decided to make a roll for it.
The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:
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)!!
Looking forward to seeing the animals in your lives and what they do for their entertainment (and ours). Be creative, have fun, and always be kind to animals!
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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69 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Abandoned”
Strangely, no image showing here!! Maybe it’s taken the topic to heart and left !!!! 🙂
Just checked from my browser and it does show the lonely onion
Judith, it appears to show up for others; can you see it at this point?
Ha ha – it has reappeared ….. – and a very fine onion it is too !!! (It’s obviously had a very refreshing walk off screen in the meantime!!!) 🙂
It probably went for a walk to get a breath mint 🙂
A lonely onion, forgotten and discarded like a lost relationship. The more you peel back the layers looking for the truths and wrongs of love, the more intense become the emotions – the eyes sting and the tears flow. When you reach the centre all that is left is a small onion piece to remind you of the ring you’ll never have. Still, this is a very clear picture a challenge to my imagination.
Love the onion photo Frank, definitely quirky. This should be an interesting theme, if I can get home from my camping trip in time to post something!
Thank you, Miriam! Enjoy your camping trip; no pressure to get anything in, as relaxation is key!
Spot on Frank, thanks!
I think this will be much easier for than last week’s challenge. I am sure I can find abandoned vehicles, buildings or even just some inconsiderate trash in the woods.
With your excellent photography, I am really looking forward to what you come up with for this one! Have fun!
Another really enjoyable one. Thank you Frank.
Glad you like it; I’m very much looking forward to what you create for this one!
Charles provided a great post on his blog:
Thank you for an interesting challenge and your beautiful abandoned onion Frank! My contribution for this week is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/01/24/tanka-a-dream-rests/
It’s another great post, Xenia; but then I have come to expect that from you!
Thank you Frank, I am still learning :o)
Your onion photo is very cool. I like it.
Here is my entry for this week.
Absolutely love your images for this one! Thank you for participating,
https://becswindmill.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/tuesdays-photo-challenge-abandoned/ Great theme, offers a wide scope to choose from!
Thank you! Those are fantastic photos!!
that’s a great photo for this theme! Thank you for participating,
Thank you! Loved the topic for the challenge this week!
Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.
Hi Frank, Loved this Onion Photo the first time you posted it and even more now. 🙂 This challenge wasn’t an easy one for me. It dawned on me that I didn’t actually have photos of abandoned properties or objects – Now I have a task to look around for those incase of future photo themes, lol. Well, I hope that the ruins of an old Castle is good enough entry for this challenge. Kindly take a peek. 🙂
It’s an awesome post! Love it.
Feels good to hear and glad it’s okay. Thank you. 🙂
Love the onion. Here is my entry: https://pamsnapsphotos.com/2017/01/24/abandoned/
Thank you! And thank you for participating.
Great topic! For my entry, please visit https://travel387.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/tuesday-photo-challenge-abandoned/
Thank you kindly. Great post for this theme!
Oh, Frank, this is a good one! I love the opportunity to interpret what “Abandoned” means to me, and also to tell a story through the photo. Great take on the onion too. I’m in.
Many blessings, Debbie ps – enjoy your week
Thank you, Debbie! Looking forward to your contribution. Have a wonderful week,
Love your onion.
Here is my take on your prompt this week, including a bit of local history.
Hi, Frank, the owner of the onion didn’t know how much he/she has lost. It looks so fresh and takes the imagination to a nice dish. I thought I didn’t have any photos to meet the challenge, so I took some new photos. As I browsed through my photos for another post, I found a theme of photos. Here is my contribution:
Miriam, I agree…it just goes to show that even an onion will only take so much abuse before escaping 🙂
Your post is fantastic with some really interesting photos!
Thank you, I took more than those, but some have darker backgrounds!
abandoned house 🙂
Very cool post! Thank you for sharing your Grandmother’s nipa hut with us.
Done!!! Frank what a blessing, as usual. Thank you so much for this awesome challenge. Have a great Sunday. (I’m about to go to a spiritual meeting – perfect timing after my blog) Love
Thank you, Debbie! And thank you very much for participating, as it is through all the people like you that I get inspiration!
Looks like the WordPress pingback did not work: https://islandinthenet.com/tuesday-photo-challenge-abandoned/
Way too late I know Frank, but I’ve only just stumbled across your blog with this theme. Anyway, I thought I would still send you my own humble if tardy contribution: https://discoveringbelgium.com/2016/11/27/where-tractors-go-to-die/
Never too late! I publish the challenge on Tuesday, and I welcome entries any time! Love these tractors and their abandonment!!
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