Welcome to Week 49 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. After a week of great entries in response to the challenge theme of Curve, I’m energized to be back home for the next iteration of our fun challenge!
This week, I think it is time to celebrate Spring, as it has just arrived in the Northern Hemisphere and I think many of us are ready for the warmer days and the colors that arrive with the season. In the Southern Hemisphere, feel free to look back (or forward) to Spring and share your thoughts.
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. I’m looking forward to seeing your great posts!
A bit of Spring arrival to get you started this week…
This iphoto came from wandering around on a farm, where my wife was training one of our dogs. This little lamb had not been accepted by its mother, so it needed bottle-feeding.
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 springs to your minds and cameras! Should be a fun week!
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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58 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Spring”
Cuteness overload ALERT !!!
lovely photo, Frank 🙂
Thank you so much!
Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.
What a gorgeous wee lamb and another fun challenge! :o) My contribution for this week is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/03/21/tanka-a-new-season/
Hi Frank. Another trip down memory lane for me this time.
Hmm …. no signs of spring here in Princeton. We still have snow on the ground. I will have to stretch a bit or pull something from this time last year.
Remember that the word ‘spring’ has multiple meanings
Hi Frank, there are lots of new lives in my garden in spring! Thank you for the challenge!
Great to hear that your garden is enjoying Spring. I hope to start experiencing the same in about 3 weeks.
Yes, Frank, we have early spring here! 3 weeks goes by fast! You’ll have a nice spring garden!
Happy spring, Frank. Great theme. I will miss a up to three weeks. Off to Spain next Monday. But will be back. https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/03/22/tuesday-photo-challenge-spring/
Have fun in Spain! Looking forward to the photos.
Thanks. I am looking forward to it. My first time in Spain.
Frank, you have such an adorable photo for spring. I went another way and one photo with a twist. 😀
I hope you enjoy! http://wp.me/p3ZTqs-5XH
What a gorgeous photo, Frank. Appreciate your interpretation of the Spring theme. I’m in. Love, Debbie
Thank you so much, Debbie! Very much looking forward to your post this week!
I hope I’m not too late. Mines up now! I love that little goat in your picture. Such a sweet face!
Never too late! Thank you!
Hi Frank! Thanks for hosting! I hope to come back more often. Here is mine just now posted: https://secondwindleisure.com/2017/03/26/tuesday-photo-challenge-spring-poppies/
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed this week’s challenge.
What a precious picture of the baby lamb. I came here through Terri Webster Schrandt.I keep a list of photo challenges on my blog Always Write, so I’ll be sure to include yours on there as well. Marsha 🙂 My blog is http://www.marshajustwrites.com
oops, it was a goat.I need to go back to kindergarten! 🙂
Thank you very much, Marsha! I really appreciate it. I’ll be checking out your blog.
Thanks so much. I still haven’t gotten your link posted, but it’s on my to do list. You probably know how that goes. I’ve got the link open right now, but I’m going to hop over to your blog again so I can write something next to the link. There, I did it. If I don’t do something right away… So here is the link to my post. http://wp.me/p7tP3I-9S I also have them listed on a page as well. 🙂