Welcome to Week 58 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.
This week’s theme is inspired by some of what I have seen in Italy this week, in particular in the smaller towns that are here in Tuscany. As many of these towns have rather interesting street layouts due to their geography, I’m going with the theme of Street.
My challenge to you is to share something that you enjoy about a particular street or streets, which should give you plenty of latitude in providing something truly creative. I expect that there may be some unusual posts with a theme like this, as this can clearly range from beauty to the people on the street to an intergalactic highway. The choices are yours!
Here’s One of the streets that caught my eye this week…
Chiusdino is a small town close to where my wife and I are staying in Tuscany. It’s filled with streets like this, where you have to traverse stairs to get to your front door. Movers must have an interesting job in towns like this!
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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80 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Street”
Great photograph and nice topic. Not sure if I will enter this week or not yet. Enjoy Tuscany. I once holidayed there near the town of Greve. We stayed in Castello Vicchiomaggio where they produce great wine!
Today we are near Greve in the town of Panzano.
Lovely. It is such a beautiful part of the world. Your posts are making me want to return…
Always good to return to Italia!
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Cool photo. Very evocative of Italy. I have often thought whilst travelling in Italy and elsewhere just how fit everyone must be with all the hills and steps !! 🙂
I love photographs like this of the old towns in Europe. Around this area, most of the small towns are still fairly modern looking. I don’t have a particular favourite but I’ll drive around this weekend to see what catches my eye.
Lovely photograph Frank.
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new photo challenge 🙂
lovely street photo, Frank 🙂
Thank you most kindly!
Nice picture and exciting topic! Check out https://travel387.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/bends-and-slopes/
You certainly found some great streets!!
A lot of thanks to you.
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You are welcome!
Oh Frank what a good idea. I’m in!
I love the photo of the street where you and your wife are staying. Isn’t Italy beautiful? Have an amazing time, blessings to you both!!!
Thank you very much, Debbie! We’re having a great time!
Have some gelato for me, Frank! 😊
Plenty of great gelato here!
I’d like to add this:
Hice photo! Your topic got mind my swirling already. I’ll have some choices to make!
Thank you! Looking forward to seeing your choice!
Start working on it now!
Sharing a photo from my September trip which included a visit to Amsterdam https://musinwithsusan.com/2017/05/23/street-2/
Hi Frank, I may do one more post, but enter this one for now!
Thank you, Frank!
Love your images of Spain!
Thank you, I love the architecture!
Hi Frank, I guess I’m a bit late – My entry for this week! 🙂
Not late at all! You have until Monday when I post the round up.
Thank you. 🙂
So many quaint and lovely streets in Italy. Great photo Frank.
Here is my street
Wonderful photo Frank. I wonder how old that street is.
Here is my entry for the week.
Thank you, Cee! Great photo! A lot of these towns are from middle ages to early Renaissance times.
I just can’t imagine living in a place that has that much history. 😀
I checked on the age and that section of town was built during the 12th-15th century 🙂
Entry up! https://rjbailey.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/challenge-double-shot-which-way-5-26-17tuesday-photo-challenge-58-street/
I just realized I responded to an old Photo Challenge: Street. So, I’ll add my interpretation here 🙂
Great post! Looks like an inviting path to go for a walk with a gentle breeze.
Thanks! Leads to my favorite beach 🌊
This looks like a place I’d love to visit.
Here is my post about historic Alfama district in Lisbon:
Great post! There’s nothing like the old, European cities for some great views!
Thank you. I so agree. 😊