Welcome to Week 42 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. Your response was overwhelimng and filled with creativity. Thank you for all those wonderful entries.
The theme this week provides you with several avenues to take… Whether you want to use Land as a noun or a verb, it’s entirely your choice. Whichever choice you make, you have plenty of options; as a verb, is it a duck landing or landing a fish? As a noun, is it my land, or the land I work. I’m looking forward to find out what your interpretation will be.
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 land that has been worked across the centuries…
On a chilly Winter day, a couple of years ago, I sauntered onto this lovely farm; in the field there were a number of straw bales, so I decided to use one of them for framing this shot. Looking over the land of the farm toward the comfort of the residence and barn.
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 you capture the lay of the land in new and exciting ways. I know that you won’t land in trouble!
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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57 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Land”
Hmm …. I live near a small airport for two-to-four person propeller planes. I wonder if they would mind me doing some photograpy.
Sounds like an opportunity!
photos of my land, the Philippines 🙂
Great post and a wonderful view of the Philippines!
Hi Frank. Here is my entry for the week. Your hay bale photo got me started in this direction: https://charlesewaugh.com/2017/01/31/tuesday-photo-challenge-land/
Love it! thank you!
Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.
Beautiful shot and lighting ………. now to find some interesting land ………… 🙂
You might be able to land something 🙂
Hello Frank. This is my effort this week, though I’ve used three photos not one, so hope that’s not considered cheating!
Definitely not cheating! Lovely post!
Thanks Frank. We loved our walks in the woods, spending any time from 30 minutes to 2 hours walking different pathways to explore and enjoy different aspects. Then TPTB gutted it.
I have some more stranded driftwood for this week’s challenge: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/01/31/haiku-forest-echoes/
Thank you Frank ☺
I love this farm house. The lighter color of the bundled haystack makes a great contrast of the distant trees and the farm house. It’s a very good shot, Frank!
Thank you very kindly, Miriam. The warm tones of the morning light really helped with this shot, as good lighting makes photography much easier.
That’s very true. With the lighting, we could go to different angles to find the shadow what want!
One of the things that I love to do in photography is using light in unusual ways.
I could see that in your photos. Thank you for giving us the delighted views.
Hi Frank, here is my contribution this week:
Thank you, Frank!
Shot early morning. My entry is at https://travel387.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/tuesday-photo-challenge-land/
Thank you very much. I’m glad you liked it.
Lovely photo Frank and great theme.
Thank you very much, Miriam!
Hi Frank, I have added a second contribution with a different interpretation of ‘land’ here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/02/01/world-galgo-day/
Thank you, Xenia! That’s awesome!!
Such a beautiful landscape.
Here is my entry for this week.
Thank you! Love the interplay of land and shadow!
Hi Frank, Here I am with my late entry – Landscapes!
Those are fantastic photos, Stella! Thank you for participating.
You’re welcome. Thanks. I love to do this challenge. It’s fun to go through archives or anticipate what’s coming next. 🙂
Thank you so much. Once again, I learned a lot. Took a little creative liberty 🙂 🙂 🙂
Many blessings Frank,