Welcome to Week 56 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.
This week I had no problem coming up with an idea for the challenge, as it came to me rather quickly. Many of you may know that I enjoy photographing water, as it is always a subject of inspiration. So for this week’s challenge I propose Falling Water! There’s nothing like the sounds and sights of water following the course laid by gravity and I’m sure that you will go with the flow!
As you well know, the only request I have is for you to have fun with the theme and just let your creativity flow like the water. There are many ways, in which water can fall, so I’m curious to find how many you will cover.
Here’s one of the images that came to mind when I thought of this week’s theme…
Chapman Falls are located in the Devil’s Hopyard in East Haddam, Connecticut; I was introduced to this picturesque location by my good friend and excellent photographer, George Fellner. The trails in this area are wonderful to explore and full of scenic views. On this particular day, I was enthralled by the beauty put in front of me.
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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Thank you, Henrietta!
You are welcome!
You are so quick! Well done!
thank you, Frank 🙂
Hi Frank, thank you for another great challenge and I love your image of the waterfall! My contribution for this week is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/05/09/haiku-loch-torridon/
Thank you kindly. Another great post!
Thank you Frank :o)
Hi Frank, That was another great shot from you. Your photos are always so alive and beautiful. 🙂
Here is my entry for this week. https://simpledimplesite.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/tuesday-photo-challenge-falling-water/
Thank you very much, Stella!
You’re welcome. 🙂
Awesome topic this week! I don’t have WP blog to post a ping-back, thus I will participate “virtually”. Here is my creative take on “Falling water” theme – https://www.flickr.com/photos/meskalito/4615591959/in/album-72157623956121849/
Thank you, Alex! Great to have you participating with such a cool shot!
Tough one. Funnily enough I’ve just come in from Manchester City centre where I took pics of a water feature – but those were jets of water so going in the wrong direction !!!! 🙂 I’m so hot from walking in the sun that I could happily dive into your picture. Looks SO inviting 🙂
Of course, water that goes up will also come down 🙂
Oh how I’d love to bathe beneath that cool water.
Thank you kindly!
Beautiful capture, Frank!
Here is my entry: https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/tuesday-photo-challenge-falling-water/
Thank you, Amy. Great to have you participating!
Hi Frank, I do have some nice waterfall photos, but I decided to try differnt thing>
I like what you did with this theme!
Thank you Frank!
Hi Frank that waterfall looks like a great place to sit and listen to the water.
Here is my contribution. Brian
Thank you! Your post looks great!
You have such beautiful falls for this week’s photo.
Here is my entry. http://wp.me/p3ZTqs-6bo
Thank you kindly! You shared some beautiful ones too!
As I had been touring the Nilgiris the last week, this week’s theme just matches with some of the photos taken during the visit. https://travel387.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/tuesday-photo-challenge-falling-water/
Serendipity is everywhere! Great capture!
Thank you so much.
Hello Frank and fellow challengers,
This is my first time here. The pingback doesn’t seem to work, because I had to change the title. Anyway, here it is https://anglogermantranslations.com/2017/05/10/12524fossar-a-islandi-falling-water-photo-challenge/
Welcome to the party. The pingback issue is entirely my fault, as I have not been able to unlock how to set pingbacks allowed on individual posts.
Sounds great, Frank. I’m in! Gorgeous place for your photo of falling water – thanks to George for introducing you to it. And thanks to YOU Frank for continuing this photo challenge. Blessings.
ps – I did my first online forgiveness women’s group session today. It was really great!! 🙂
Congratulations on your first online forgiveness group! That is a true achievement!!
Thank you so much Frank! For some reason, I wanted to share it with you. 🙂 It really moved me. Have a great rest of your conference/week. Blessings, Debbie
Wow. So many of you were quick with the entries. I’ll have to wait for the weekend when I can get out into the woods.
They are quick 🙂
Entry up! https://rjbailey.wordpress.com/2017/05/13/tuesday-photo-challenge-falling-water/
Great entry! Thank you $
Done. Wow. Frank, this one moved me greatly. Have a wonderful night. Love, Debbie
That’s just an incredibly lovely post, Debbie!! Thank you for sharing it!
Thank you so much, Frank. Your photo challenges are a true blessing for me – I really mean it!! 🙂 This was an amazing post to write. Have a great week. And hope your Conference went well. ~Debbie
Thank you, Debbie! Yes, the conference went well, making for rather long days, as there was still the expectation that I do my normal job 🙂 Plus, we had 2 days of management meetings, for which I was part of the organizing team, so it has been a busy week. Now, I have 2 days to catch up, before I go on vacation to Italy for 12 days! And that will be very relaxing!
Have a wonderful week! Much love, Frank