Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 59

Definitely old and fantastic!

Welcome to the 59th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

You put together an impressive set of posts on the theme of Old!  Many of you were influenced by some of my recent posts from my trip to Italy and shared amazing images from your travels and interaction with ancient structures and sites.  There were also some very interesting photos of old cars ranging from the pristine restorations to seemingly dropped from the air amidst the bamboo on Hawaii.  Then, of course, there is the wonderful photo of Mum!  I just loved that post!

Thank you for another great set of entries and all the hard work that you put into your posts!!

Here’s another image that takes me back to olden times…

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View across Ostia Antica

The excavations at Ostia Antica are stunning and provided me with a true sense of how people lived and interacted during those times, as we wandered through various neighborhoods and learned about what was done in each of them.

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

  • Starting this week’s entries, theonlyD800inthehameau brings us to excavations in Argentomagus in Central France to find a funerary stone with a beanie!
  • Not to be outdone, ladyleemanilla finds an impressive line up of sights from around the world that are perfect for the theme.
  • The Photo Junkie gives us a great view of the Forum in Rome; great images that show sights that are still fresh in my mind!
  • Stella’s post in Giggles & Tales takes us to a wonderful variety of locales with great images!
  • Bullyboy’s post in Travel387 has coverage of old from several eras, some of which are relatively modern.
  • Xenia’s back with both great images in whippetwisdom.com and a very well written tanka!
  • An important location for pilgrims is featured in iballrtw‘s post, which features the Dhamekh Stupa in Sarnath, alleged to be the site of the Buddha’s first teaching.
  • Justine compares the old and the new in her post in Justine Taylor Photography, where the old has a definite charm about it.
  • pensivity101 evokes tenderness with a photo of someone older than them: mum!  Wonderful post!
  • Une Photo, un poéme goes truly old in their coverage of the Dinosaur Museum in Belgium; yes, that dinosaur is not only old, but also fantastic!
  • Candace’s entry in Netdancer’s Musings connects the old with the current, as she came across an active archeological dig in Athens.
  • Judith uncovers a treasure while working her way through a cluttered garage in Nature Knows Best; a fantastic find!
  • Adventures of a Busy Mom goes trekking through the bamboo on Hawaii and uncovers an unusual find…
  • Marga shares a beautiful capture of the site of the Nasrid Palace in Granada, Spain, in her post in The Photographer Smiled…
  • Cee’s post in Cee’s Photography captures some fantastic classic cars, which truly show off their owners love for them!
  • Gwen’s post in Field Notes from over the Hill has a great photo of what looks to be a rather ancient vehicle!
  • Cookies & Moo is a great blog with a rather appropriate entry of her first car: a 1963 Chevy Corvair!
  • Raj’s post in Xdrive shows of both a wonderful temple and a magnificent tomb!  Amazing shots!
  • Debbie’s post in ForgivingConnects shares wisdom for the ages in the creation of a safe space!
  • Ron’s post in Progressing Into Solitude shares some great images of truly vintage automobiles!
  • Debbie’s post in her blog, Travel with Intent, brings us close to the Yeralti Hamam in Sheki, Azerbaijan; a magnificent structure!
  • George’s post in The Alchemist of the Woods is the second part of adventures in Greensboro, NC; nice single track!!
  • Khürt’s post in Island in the Net takes us back to Asbury Park, to the old Paramount Theatre and Convention Hall complex that was built in the 1920s!

This is another great set of images, posts and participation! Thanks to each of you for taking the time and being creative!

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 59”

  1. Frank, what an amazing line up! I so love how your Photo Challenge is growing 🙂 Thank you again for a really valuable focus for this week. I was telling my partner about you and your photo challenge (and how much I appreciate it and you). Have a wonderful rest of your week. Blessings, Debbie

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