Welcome to Week 60 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.
After having absolutely perfect weather in Italia, New England has shown its true nature in providing a mixture of rain, unseasonably cold temperatures and the occasional warm day. This week is no exception thus far! But, never fear, next Monday the forecast is for 90+ degrees of steamy heat. Of course, talking about weather is part of the human condition, so I thought we might just make a theme out of the Weather!
In this challenge, feel free to approach it in any way you like, as weather can affect our lives in many ways ranging from a sunny beach to snow skiing. I’m looking forward to seeing your interpretation of this theme!
Here’s something weather related that I came across last year…
This installation of umbrellas was hanging above one of the shopping streets in Brno, Czech Republic. Brno is a wonderful city with a mixture of old architecture and modern art and great people and delicious food! (and the beer is awesome!)
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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46 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Weather”
This should be easy. It’s rained every day since Friday. Nothing but grey, grey and more grey. The theme could be “Daily Wet” and I’d have no problem finding a photo. But then again, my camera isn’t weather sealed so…
I figure there’s weather everywhere any time of year, so there may be opportunities. The ‘Daily Wet’ could be a pair of boots and rain slicker hanging next to the door… Many ways to tackle this challenge 🙂
Looking forward to your entry!
I’m hoping for a reprieve from the rain. The summer garden is doing badly. The tomato, mint and curry plants are turning yellow. Too much water, not enough sun light.
Same up here…sunshine would be welcome!
we can’t complain so far. had some nice days.(I have the impression that people in Brussels, at least ex-pats, talk/complain more about weather than the British :-).
Complaining about the weather is something that identifies us as humans. I can’t think of any people who don’t enjoy discussing the weather, no matter where I go 🙂
Thank you for a lovely prompt Frank! I did get my camera out between the showers and my contribution for this week is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/06/06/haibun-spring-me-blue/
Wonderful post, Xenia!
Thank you Frank :o)
Love the photo. Would ask for one of your brollies but not sure it wouldn’t be inside out in seconds as we have a crazy wind up at the moment !!!!!!!!!!!!
Just as good on this post 🙂
Ha ha !!
very basic entry from me Frank.
Nice one, Dana!
Hi Frank, here’s my entry for the week!
Hi Frank, here is my second contribution for this prompt, having some interesting weather here all in one day: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/06/08/tanka-celtic-wisdom/
Thank you Frank ☺
Love the umbrellas. I haven’t posted for a while but might need to see what the weather brings in the next couple of days
May the weather gods smile upon your entry!
Frank, this is an awesome challenge – I have a feeling it’ll inspire a lot of creativity 🙂 . Beautiful photo, Brno looks quite unique! (I’ve never been there.) Will do my best on the challenge for this week. Blessings to you and your wife for a beautiful weekend. Debbie
You’re right Frank, talking about the weather is definitely part of the human condition! Great photo.
Nice and colorful pic. Check out https://travel387.wordpress.com/2017/06/10/weather/
Hi Frank, I have a similar Umbrella shot but of course, yours is far better than mine. I’m just on time this week before the round up. 🙂
Really love the colors in your photo!
Thank you, Frank.