Tuesday Photo Challenge – Broken

Not a brokend record, but…

Welcome to Week 52 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. Last week’s theme of Morning provided the impetus for lots of creative contributions, ranging from bacon and sunrises to morning face!  This week’s challenge will complete the first year of the Tuesday Photo Challenge, which means that starting next week, I’ll have to beware of the sophomore jinx!  We’ll figure some way to keep it fresh 🙂

How do I follow up last week’s theme?  Piece of cake!  After all, “Morning has broken” is how the song goes, so this week, I’m going with Broken.  Of course, broken can be interpreted in various ways, ranging from breaking a fast to breaking an egg (for breakfast…) to a bond or a wheel.  There are lots of directions, in which you can take this, so let your imagination run free and express yourselves with creativity!

Feel free to explore this theme through whichever interesting passages your mind takes you; have fun with the theme and go nuts!

Here’s an image of something that is broken…

Broken Wheel

This is among my oldies, which I captured at a farm where my wife was checking out a herding trial.  It appeared in the corner of my eye and just begged to be photographed.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • 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!

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!

40 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Broken”

  1. How spooky. (Or should that be spokey?) Just thinking this morning “I wonder what Frank’s challenge will be (a common Tuesday am thought). the words Broken and mended popped into my head. The reason is that I’m meeting a friend for lunch – one who broken her wrist / arm in a recent car accident. Better take my camera !!!! I love your photo. 🙂

  2. Broken – time well served, job well done, until strength is weaken to a point of broken. That wheel in your photo must have turned countless time to produce numerous harvest. It’s time to rest. Wonderful photo, Frank!

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