Welcome to Week 43 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. Last week’s theme of Land received wonderful responses that were a joy to read and see. Thank you all!
This week, I’m taking you on a little bit of a different route with the theme of Mirror. This is another theme that you can take into various directions, as you could use a mirror in your image, or you can mirror something. Whichever approach you take, feel free to be as creative as you like and use poetic license to your heart’s content. Have some fun with this one.
In the image that I include here, I’m mirroring the sky and trees. During the week, I’ll add a new image that uses a mirror as a key component…
On a quiet Autumn morning, I chanced upon this lovely scene of Rocky Pond in Boylston, Massachusetts. The contrast between the gray sky and the color of the trees really caught my eye. The glass-like reflection adds to the overall ambience.
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)!!
Can’t wait to see what deep reflection you’ll include in your mirror images! have fun!!
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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91 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Mirror”
Very beautiful 🙂
wow, so pretty 🙂
Thank you very much!
Hi Frank, That’s a great shot with beautiful Autumn colours! I’m excited with this week’s theme – Mirror! I need to get into my archives, which means I might be using photos I’ve posted before. Hope it doesn’t matter! 🙂
Thank you! Looking forward to your entry as they are always fun and awesome!
My pleasure! I am quite early with this one. Realised I had loads of photos and selection was difficult, lol. 🙂
And they are great photos too!
…It was a great theme too. Thank you. 🙂
Very beautiful picture… 👍
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Thank you! Great post!
…And here is my entry:
Awesome entry! Thank you!
You’re welcome! I love to be a part of this challenge. And today’s theme was handy for me. 🙂
Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.
Thank you most kindly!
Thank you, Xenia!
I love the autumn colours in your photo, absolutely stunning! My contribution for this week’s challenge is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/02/07/haiku-divine-love/
Here is my entry for the week: https://charlesewaugh.com/2017/02/07/tuesday-photo-challenge-mirror/
Another awesome one! Thank you, Charles!
Hi Frank. I think your picture is fabulous.
This is my entry to the challenge this week, more of a reflection, so I hop it’s acceptable
Thank you! Love your post; it’s awesome and great creativity in approaching the theme!
Thanks Frank. I’m glad you liked it.
Beautiful shot. Spooky – I took a picture of a mirror only yesterday whilst sitting in a cafe in Genoa …. how’s that for great timing? Only problem is – I’m in it !!! (Though not a proper selfie. No selfie sticks or mobile phones were used in the making !!!!)
Excellent timing! Good to hear that you were admiring yourself in the mirror 🙂
Not quite !!!! Ha ha !!
Great post! Thank you.
Wow! it’s so elegant. Look out for my mirrors at https://travel387.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/tuesday-photo-challenge-mirror/
Thank you!! Your photos look great!
Thank you most kindly!
Big fan of these reflections 🙂
Thank you; they are a lot of fun.
oh yes 🙂
You mirrored yourself through the lens! Very clever!
Amazing sky. I thought this was selective colouring until I read your description.
Thank you! This was an iPhone shot with very little processing.
Great shot and great challenge, as always. https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/02/07/mirror/
Excellent contribution! Thank you.
Hi Frank, your photo is stunning. The mirror image of water is crystal clear. This is one of my two entries for this challenge. The next one is coming later.
Here is my second contribution for this week: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/02/08/wordless-wednesday-mirror/
Hi Frank, this is my second entry of mirrors.
It looks wonderful, Miriam! Thank you!
Frank, did you get both entries?
I got both of them. Thank you for 2 great posts!
Oh good, thank you!
Lovely! 😍 The trees just pop! 😊
Thank you very much!
Such a beautiful shot! superb!
Thank you very much!
Your photo is absolutely gorgeous.
I decided to take “mirror” quite literally for this challenge.
And they are fantastic!
Beautiful image Frank. Look forward to this challenge.
Thank you, Miriam! Can’t wait.
Heard you needed a few more images of mirrored reality! https://judydykstrabrown.com/2017/02/11/mirrored-realityfpj-photo-challenge/
Always room for more great photography! Thank you!
Yippee!! Done – Frank, I absolutely love your challenges. Great learning for me. Blessings to you and to all contributions. ❤
Very cool! I’ll be checking it out momentarily! Have a wonderful week, Debbie!
Found you because of Miriam (Out An’ About). Great challenge, stunning picture!
Thank you very much! Miriam’s posts are always wonderful!
They are indeed!