Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 52

Much was broken, but all’s well!

Welcome to the 52nd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  The variety of your responses to this week’s theme of Broken was quite surprising, as you found some directions that I hadn’t considered!  Certainly made my week to read all these great posts!

I expected that most of you would find broken objects that are still beautiful despite their dilapidation, but I was truly astounded by some of the angles that you found that were not only creative, but also very insightful!  Some of you found the seashore, whereas others looked into urban landscapes, and much of Nature was included.  Thanks to all of you for making this week a wonderful one again!

This was another of my images that came to mind, when I thought of this week’s theme…

Connecticut River Flow

This is among my older images that came from my wandering around on the banks of the Connecticut River in the town of Deep River; I had arrived very early (with the intent to wander) for a presentation that I had prepared for a Camera Club in Deep River, and I very much enjoyed exploring the Winter landscape that was full of stunning vignettes.

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

  • Ru’s Rue explores the tendency of the human mind to find beauty in what is broken; a very interesting view!
  • Ladyleemanilla brings variety with her post, as she ranges her images from broken things to breakfast and her mom’s broken arm.
  • iBallRTW brings the Shwemawdaw Pagoda to us, which has been broken in earthquakes numerous times, but thrives with a graceful connection to its past!
  • Pensivity101‘s shares a great poem about the will’s resistance to breaking despite intense pressure.
  • Cee’s post in Cee’s Photography brings us in touch with a broken teacup…
  • Ron’s post in his blog Progressing into Solitude shares a great view of rust, as he captured the broken hinge.
  • Charles’ image in charlesewaugh gives us a stunning view of trees on a hill, broken as if they were match sticks.
  • Candace provides us with a wonderful photo of broken pottery in Greece in her post in Netdancer’s Musings.
  • Leola’s post in her blog Spiritually and Emotionally Connected shares a wonderful image of Sea Glass and poem to go with the image.
  • that little voice brings forth an amazing post on the so-called terra-cotta army, which was discovered in China and is one of the sights on my bucket list.
  • Leaking Ink has a stunning wood-carved objet d’art that awaits restoration and is in need of a gong, or should it be a mirror?
  • Broken pieces of a textured sea are found in Whistle while you wait during her travels on the beach.
  • Miriam’s post in the Showers of Blessing takes us for a trip to the Florida keys to find the broken highway.
  • Susan take a different approach in Musin’ with Susan as she shares a ‘broken’ image with us that is quite interesting!
  • Debbie’s post is in her series of Forgiving Fridays in her wonderful blog ForgivingConnects.  In this post, she not only shares a great old photo of her, but also talks about the importance of forgiving in broken relationships.
  • Steve’s post in a Bum without a Beach shows a great photo of a repurposed, broken bicycle and a great sentiments about humans!
  • The Alchemist of the Woods is a fantastic blog that many of you will enjoy!  The first contribution this week is about the power of the beaver’s teeth, and the second entry in The Alchemist of the Woods gives a bike tire view with surprise!  Go check it out!
  • Sonya shares a great photo in Middleton Road, which brings us face to face with the decay of yesteryear’s mill building.
  • Khürt’s post in his outstanding blog Island in the Net details how he broke himself in search of the perfect image this past weekend.  Heal soon, Khürt!

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 starting on the first anniversary post!  I’ll have to come up with something special….

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!

6 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 52”

  1. God, Frank, I am moved and impressed with the creativity of these contributions. Thank you!! I’m about to go off and do a creative project on an online forgiveness program – and can’t think of a better way to get motivated than by the power of the creative heart. Lots of love — Debbie

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