Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 51

From sunrise to bacon!

Welcome to the 51st round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  This week’s theme of Morning provided inspiration for a great variety of responses, all of them wonderful!

There were a number of Sunrises with lots of interesting creative aspects from your eye on the world.  One post made me laugh out loud when I saw it (go figure out which one!), and all were full of great stories, interesting twists on the theme and some were also very informative!  Lots of great entries, which were a pleasure to read!

Here’s another view of a morning a year or two back…

Morning’s Fire

I captured this image on one of my daily commutes, as it was a somewhat chilly morning in early Autumn, and the Sun just caught my eye with its beauty and promise of warmth!

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

  • Charles’ provides several views of morning in his post in charlesewaugh; he also casts a substantial shadow 🙂
  • Xenia provides two entries this week, starting things first with a splash in her post in WhippetWisdom and following up with a second haiku WhippetWisdom!  Go check them out!
  • Pensivity101‘s shares a wonderful poem of the new day.
  • Leaking Ink brings together a great image with wonderful poetry!
  • Ladyleemanilla shares a wealth of great morning moments in her post.
  • Cee’s post in Cee’s Photography shows us some gorgeous sky that is lovely to behold.
  • iBallRTW takes us to Bagan in Myanmar for a great vista of balloons floating over the city!
  • Judy’s post in her blog lifelessons cracked me up…no spoilers: go check it out!
  • Mike’s post in Weakly Thoughts takes us back to a cold December morning with a lovely sunrise!
  • Mac brings us Sunrise Kisses in her blog Southern by Design; they are quite simply gorgeous!
  • Ron shares one of my favorite morning foods in his blog Progressing into Solitude: bacon!
  • On the Road Cooking is a wonderful blog, and shares my love for mornings!
  • Amy’s post in her blog The World is a Book has truly beautiful morning photography!
  • Susan has us Musin’ with Susan in a rather cool post about routine!
  • Steve maybe a Bum without a Beach, but his post on the best part of waking up is fantastic!
  • Debbie has a great series of Forgiving Fridays in her blog ForgivingConnects.  Her theme response to Morning reminds us to to all in love!  Debbie also created a second post to celebrate one year of blogging on ForgivingConnects!  Congratulations!
  • Bushboy’s World shows us some beautiful sunrises; I particularly like the photo of the bird with the sunrise.
  • Miriam’s post in Out an’ About has a wonderful set of beautiful morning photos, but none is better than the one of the breakfast that her husband was cooking!
  • Miriam’s contribution in the Showers of Blessing is about Palm Sunday and has some beautiful sunrises!
  • Khürt’s post in Island in the Net is about forest bathing; go find out what this is all about, as it might just add to your well-being!
  • Judith’s post in her blog Nature Knows Best (yes, she does) brings us out of our sleep into a lovely morning and provides something rather healthy!!
  • Sonya provides us a rushed view of the morning in her blog Middleton Road, as commuters hurry through the station.

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!

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