Tuesday Photo Challenge – Abandoned

Proceed with abandon!

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…

The Lonely Onion

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:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • 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!

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!

69 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Abandoned”

      1. 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!!!) 🙂

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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. 🙂


  4. 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

    1. 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!

  5. 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

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