Welcome to Week 55 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. Now that we’re well and true into the 2nd year, I still have to pinch myself every time I see the wonderful posts that each of you contribute to this challenge every week.
Last week’s challenge theme of RGB evoked some stunning images with unbridled creativity, for which I thank each of you!
This week, I struggled a bit to come up with a theme that I think might be worthy of all of your talents and creativity. When I get stuck, I usually resort to looking through lots of my images for a glint of inspiration, which worked again! Looking at this simple composition of a strawberry on a cutting board with some kale in the background, gave me the idea for the theme: Healthy!
As you well know, the only request I have is for you to have fun with the theme and just let your creativity flow. Use your imagination to share a great view with us of what healthy means to you. Of course, this can go in a myriad of directions, which I look forward to seeing from you!!
Here’s the image that provided me with a bit of inspiration for this week…
As I was taking a food photography course with the assignment to use light coming from the behind the subject; this has the benefit of producing some nice highlights on this lovely organic strawberry. Even though the strawberry is the hero in this shot, I wanted to connect it to the kale, for which this cutting board provided just what I needed.
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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55 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Healthy”
Reblogged this on ladyleemanila and commented:
“healthy” challenge 🙂
Happy Tuesday, Frank 🙂
Thank you very much! Great post!!
Hi Frank. Here is my healthy entry for the week:
Nice, healthy green look! Nice one, Charles!
Hi Frank, thank you for a very apt challenge this week! I love the strawberry in your image and my contribution for this week is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/05/02/tuesday-photo-challenge-healthy/
Lovely post, Xenia! Eivor will be ready for top speed in no time at all 🙂
Thank you so much Frank :o)
A touch of humour from me Frank:
I love it!
Fabulous strawberry photo …….. 🙂 This week’s topic should be right up my street (hopefully!!) 🙂
Thank you most kindly…you should have something healthy up your sleeve 🙂
Your strawberry looks delicious.
Here is my entry for the week.
Thank you, Cee! Your photos look very healthy!!
Hi Frank, It’s been a while but I’m back on WP. Here’s my entry for this week’s theme – ‘Healthy’.
Great to have you in this challenge, Stella!
It’s my pleasure to be a part of it. Thanks. 🙂
I love this, Frank! I’m a health girl, so how could I not participate? Let’s see what comes forward 😊 Have a great week – headed to the East Coast as I write this. Blessings, Debbie
Have fun on the East Coast, Debbie!!
So far we have manage to produce a single strawberry!
However, we’ve had a little more success with other stuff.-
Thanks. And thank you for the challenge.
You’re most welcome!
I swear i didn’t copy from yours. 😀
Hi Frank, this is my contribution for the week. I looked at this challenge from a different angle.
Miriam, that is a truly profound post! Thank you for sharing it.
Thank you so much, Frank! I’m glad I shared!
Hi Frank, I am delighted to say that Eivor is making a good recovery and my second contribution for the challenge is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/05/06/haibun-health-returns/
Great to hear, Xenia! Thank you for another entry!
Always a pleasure Frank :o)
Done. Frank this photo challenge really helps me to forgive the nitty gritty in my day-to-day life. ❤
Thank you, Debbie!