Welcome to Week 51 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. I really enjoyed reading through your responses to last week’s theme of Forward! There is never a shortage of creativity or directions, into which you take these challenges. A lot of fun!
So I am sitting here in the cafeteria on the 9th floor of the Red Hat tower in Raleigh, North Carolina, thinking what might be a good follow up to the past couple of weeks, while also thinking ahead toward today’s work. I was a little stymied for ideas, when Nature helped out… The sun came out from behind the clouds and stared me right in the face with this week’s theme: Morning!
We may not always enjoy getting up early in the morning, as we fumble for that first cup of coffee, but for those of us who are fans, the morning light often carries beauty with it. So, I’m challenging you to capture something that is quintessential morning, and share it with us!
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!
Here’s an image that a lot of you have seen before, that was captured during that first hour of morning…
This photo kicked off an extensive series of Yoga Tree images that lasted for several years; she graces a compost farm these days, which mars the scenery, but she’s still proud!
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)!!
Very much looking forward to all of your great images! 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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62 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Morning”
Could be an incentive to get up early. I’m not a morning person !!!!!!!!!!!
You don’t know what you’re missing 🙂
I absolutely love your tree. She’s a stunning way to start the day.
Thank you kindly!!
Hi Frank. Here is my entry for this week:
Thank you, Charles! Nice post!
Wonderful image Frank. Here is my entry.
Very cool post!
Glad you like it!
Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.
You are welcome!
I love your tree photo! We are out every morning and here are some whippety insights for this week’s contribution: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/04/04/tuesday-photo-challenge-morning-musings/
Thank you, Xenia! Love that ball splash photo!
Thank you Frank :o)
Oh what a beautiful sunrise you captured. 😀
Here is my entry this week.
Thank you, Cee! Love your post!
Hmm … I have some ideas I want to try out centered around the Japanese concepts of Komorebi and Shinrinyoku. It all depends on the weather this weekend.
This sounds intriguing!
Wow, beautiful. I’ll see what I can find…Good morning!
I can’t compete with the beauty of your morning, so I choose the opposite side of the coin: https://judydykstrabrown.com/2017/04/04/quintessential-morning/
You are too kind! It’s not a competition, but if it were your entry would win!
Beautiful photo and love the theme! Also you are nearly in my neck of the woods!
Thank you! Not quite as far south as you, and stuck in a tower all day 🙂
Magnificent capture! Here is my entry: https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/tuesday-photo-challenge-morning/
Thank you, Amy!
My post with the correct title https://musinwithsusan.com/2017/04/06/good-morning/
This is beautiful Frank. Thank you! I’m in. 🙂 Perfect timing, as I’m about to do another blog post tomorrow morning. Love and blessings to you – Debbie
Thank you, Debbie!
Hi Frank, I have added a second morning walk, this time from the mountains: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/04/07/haiku-a-cairngorm-morning/
Done, Frank! Thanks so much 🙂 Love this photo challenge. You rock. Have a lovely weekend -Debbie
The clouds in your photo are wonderful
Here is my contribution
Thank you! Wonderful post!
Hi Frank, you yoga tree is my favorite photo. This is my entry for the week!
An absolutely lovely entry, Miriam!
Thank you, Frank. I’m not an early person. No too many chances taking sunrise photos. since had to get to church early. That was a perfect chance to take sunrise photos!