Tuesday Photo Challenge – Travel

Where have you been!?

Welcome to Week 57 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

This week’s theme is another one that is easy as pie for me, as later today my wife and I will board a plane to fly to Rome for 12 days of exploration and relaxation in Italy.  So, I thought it might be apt to use the theme of Travel for this weeks challenge!

Of course, travel does not require it to be far or exotic, but simply any trip to where you do not live.  Yes, that includes commuting to work (unless you live at work).  So, let your photos show something interesting about the place(s) where you travel, and, as usual, do not hesitate to be as creative as you like!

Here’s a collage of images from some of my travels…

As I hit Italy and particularly the lovely region of Tuscany, there will be numerous opportunities for photography, so I’m fairly confident that I will add a couple of images to this list.

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!

60 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Travel”

  1. Have a great time in Italy! I just came back from a short holiday in Granada (Spain), so I will see what I can come up with for your challenge (among other things, I tried to make not-so-obvious-photos in the Alhambra).

      1. Nearly impossible. Not only because of the trillions of photos already taken there, but also because of all those people standing in the way wanting to make selfies. Patience! No wonder I spent six hours there.

  2. Oh Frank, what a great challenge! Just contributed. You have the best inspirations. Much love to you and have a wonderful weekend. Happy Forgiving Fridays, Frank!!! ❤ Blessings, Debbie

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