Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 47

Beauty is all around!

The 47th episode of our weekly challenge dared you to explore the theme of Bloom. Again, there has been lots of creativity on display in your entries this week.

While most went very much the floral route with great success, as there were stunning images, poetry and prose, there were some interesting exceptions!

One of the early blooms in the Spring is the daffodil, which is even available along roads and ponds…

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Daffodil Time!

What struck me immediately about this leaf were the orthogonal lines working throughout; the color bands against the veins contrast one another.  The function and form come together in simple beauty.

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

This is another great set of images, posts and participation!  Thanks to each of you for taking the time and being creative!  Tomorrow we’re on to another week…

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!

16 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 47”

  1. Love the beautiful daffodils! Thank you Frank for a wonderful challenge and just in time for spring! Thanks also for putting everything together and getting everyone’s blog up too. 🙂

  2. Frank, what a beautiful line up!! Very interesting focus for this week – can take so many directions with it. I like that. 🙂 Great photo of daffodils. Have you heard of the Wordsworth poem, Daffodils? It’s one of my favorites. Looking forward to reading these gorgeous contributions. Many blessings – Debbie

    1. Thank you very much, Debbie! Yes, curve comes into play in many places and ways, which makes it fun for our little challene!

      Have a wonderful week and greetings from the Holy Land!

      Frank

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