Welcome to Week 48 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. I had a lot of fun reading all your entries for last week’s challenge of Bloom, which was filled with beauty from all over the world.
This week, I’m going into a bit of a different direction. Since today is Pi day (3/14), I thought that something that relates to Pi might be appropriate. Hence, your challenge theme this week is Curve. Curves are everywhere in the world around us, from leading curves in a great landscape to the beautiful curves of a car.
As always, feel free to be creative in your interpretation of the theme, and be sure to put your best effort into creating something evocative in your images. There should be plenty of curves all around for you to capture and present in a novel way.
A bit of curvature to get you going….
This image came from a day at a car show, when I was struck by the hood ornament and the various shades of blue coming together. I thought it would be nice for the jet to be flying through the sky!
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’m very much looking forward to seeing all the curves that will show up this week! Have a great week and enjoy!
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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62 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Curve”
Spooky time again ….. sorting old photos over the weekend and came across one and thought – nice curve – will keep in mind for one of Frank’s challenges …………. trumpet fanfare time !!!
Nothing like great planning! Telepathic much? 🙂
Thank you for another great challenge Frank! I have gone for natural curves and my contribution is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/03/14/tanka-light-curve/
Glad you like it! Another great post, Xenia!
Thank you Frank ☺
I have some ideas I want to try this weekend. No Pi Day here in Princeton this week. Right now we are in the midst of what is expected to be a day long winter storm. Snow and hail and freezing rain are filling up my driveway and the roads are horrendous. New Jersey states offices and local schools have closed.
Typically Pi Day is a big deal in Princeton. Albert Einstein worked in Princeton and his birthday is March 14 (3.14).
Stella may come in screaming, but the curve will weaken her resolve and bring Pi to the top!
3.14. Curves. Pi. I like it. I’ll try to post on this in next couple of days.
Thank you! I look forward to your post!
Check out https://travel387.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/tuesday-photo-challenge-curve/
Thank you so much. Its an amazing theme – I really enjoyed creating the post.
Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.
Such a nice beauty. Love your car photo.
Here is my entry this week. http://wp.me/p3ZTqs-5VA
Thank you very much!
Here is my addition to the world of curves: https://judydykstrabrown.com/2017/03/14/on-the-curve/
Hi Frank, I have just the right photos for this topic. Good to make contribution:
Thank you most kindly!
You’re very welcome!
thanks for the prompt, Frank 🙂
Thank you for another wonderful entry!
Love the car ornament The photo angle is so good.
Here is my contribution
Very curvaceous! I like your car shot – took me back to my recent Cuba trip.
But for my curvy post I decided to go to New York!https://travelwithintent.com/2017/03/15/guggenheim-museum-ceiling-curvy/
While hunting in my library for photos for a different prompt, I found more curves. So, here is my second submission for the theme: https://judydykstrabrown.com/2017/03/15/more-curves/
I’ve gone with cars Frank, a bit of nostalgia for me.
Always a good choice!
Thank you, Frank! I will do my best … I’m in a class this weekend. ❤ My blessings to you on your safe journey home from Israel – and looking forward to seeing all the wonderful contributions of this latest (great) photo challenge. Love, Debbie
Another great photo and prompt Frank. Bit of introspection coming up from me I feel.
Looking forward to it, Miriam!
Hopefully you got the ping back!
I got it 🙂
Done, Frank!! I got inspired for two contributions, one on a poem at the labyrinth & one on peace and being a peace ambassador. 🙂 Hope your trip was blessed. ~Debbie