Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 50

Blasting forward!

Welcome to the 50th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  We’re closing in on the first anniversary! This week’s theme was a continuation of the prior week’s Spring in that we move Forward!  Thanks to everyone for the great contributions to this week’s theme!

Your posts were very creative and took a number of views on the theme, which ranged from forward motion to forward looking and even putting one’s best foot forward.  I really enjoyed reading each and every one of your posts.

Here’s another take on forward…

 

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Blasting Forward!

This image came from a day photographing an agility trial filled with rain, cold, and wind.  The dogs were far less worried about this than their human companions, as they had a blast!

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!

13 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 50”

  1. LOVE it Frank – what a wonderful set of contributions, with such creative takes on the challenge for this week. Sorry for the delay in responding, it was my birthday on Tuesday. So I’m currently catching up on things. Sending blessings your way — Debbie 🙂

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