Welcome to Week 44 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. After such a great set of contributions for last week’s theme of Mirror, I definitely felt the pressure to come up with another worthy theme…
But then, I do have a little help today, as it is Valentine’s Day, which for many of us is a reminder of love! That’s why this week’s theme is the Color of Love.
Note that I’m not telling you which color to use for this challenge, as it’s not the same color for each of us; what I do challenge you to accomplish in your image(s) is that you portray something about love in it (them). Plenty of freedom to be creative, which I think each of you is highly capable of accomplishing!
When I think about what color represents love for me, I tend to go towards the warmth that we feel with love; warm tones that feel like an embrace from someone really special, an embrace that you would like to have last for time eternal…
As you can tell in this image, Autumn colors were in full regalia; it is a season that I truly love, especially with a bit of Sun playing through the foliage, drawing that soft focus out of me. Soft, warm, loving…
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)!!
I know that I am going to love all of your contributions to this week’s challenge. Let love be your guide, and may you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
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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48 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Color of Love”
Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂
Thank you! And a very Happy Valentines Day to you!
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This will be an interesting challenge.
My wife and I do not celebrate Valentine’s Day. From our perspective, it’s a “holiday” invented (no different thatn “craft beer day”) for commercial purposes and has basis in historical fact. We also think it’s silly to set aside ONE day in an entire year to express our love. What about the other 364 days?
I think I have the preamble to my post on “Color of Love”. 🙂
Now, what shall I shoot ….?
Interesting, as my wife and I really don’t celebrate it either. No need to give each other a card for something that we already express during the entire year 🙂
Plus, I always found the concept rather macabre, as it celebrates a priest who was beheaded for performing marriage ceremonies…
Have a wonderful day!
Happy Valentine’s Day! I too associate warmth with love and my contribution for this challenge is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/02/14/haiku-colour-of-love/
Great minds think alike 🙂
For the Dads this time.
This is beautiful, Frank! Very worthy for one of your photo challenges. Will do my best – I’m in a coaching class this weekend (stepping into forgiveness consulting!) Happy Valentine’s Day to you too. 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day, Debbie! I am confident that you’ll come up with a great post!
Hi Frank, here is my entry. We did get any gifts for each other. We used to do that, but not any more. I did write a poem of something my husband and I talked about a lot, and conformed each other that we’re meant to be together. Interestly, we just went to the gym, like we always do.
That’s just a wonderful poem and post! Clearly, there’s much love and serendipity may have been fate…
Yes, we’ll never forget how we met on that particular day… a day that changed the rest of our lives together!!
Lovely photo and another wonderful theme Frank.
Thank you, Miriam! Looking forward to yet another stunning post from you!
Hi Frank, Here’s my entry for this week – The colour of love, such a great theme for the season of love. 🙂
Hi Stella, thank you very much! I figured that an appropriate theme was in order for this week 🙂
btw. your post is magnificent!
Thank you! And indeed, you chose just the appropriate theme for a Love Day (Valentine). Looking forward to next week’s surprise, lol. 🙂
Hi Frank, here is my second contribution for this week: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/02/17/tanka-fresh-water/
Thank you! another great post!
Thank you Frank :o)
Your photo is beautiful.
As always I have a little different twist.
Thank you most kindly! And your twist is lovely!!
Thank you for participating.
Excellent post!! Love it!
Done Frank!!! As always, I loved this. Very insightful. I am touched, and I love you.
Not a problem, Sonya. I’ll update the post in a little while, as I wrote it last night.