Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 60

All sorts of weather everywhere!

Welcome to the 60th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  I really hope that you had some wonderful weather!

Your posts showed all sorts of variety of weather, all of which was capture creatively and with admirable skill!  There were a number of standouts that really caught my attention, among which there was one that could not be beat: Athena’s fun in the snow!  If you look at it, I suspect you might agree 🙂

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

Here’s some more weather for your entertainment…

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Heavy Weather

Sometimes, it is completely worth your while to stop during your commute, even when the weather is bad.  This view across the Nashua river valley during a heavy rainstorm was worth such a stop, as the rain let up where I was for about a minute to let me shoot this vista.

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

  • Leaking Ink started of the week’s entries with a gorgeous set of images that speak of good weather ahead!
  • Justine captured some lovely raindrops in Justine Taylor Photography, along with some impressive skies that look very threatening.
  • Une Photo, un poéme shows us images that truly evoke thoughts of wonderful weather that lies in the near future!
  • The true nature of a foggy morning comes to us in theonlyD800inthehameau, with a beautifully executed black and white!
  • Xenia entertains us with two posts; the first, a haibun, in whippetwisdom.com shows us the result of Spring flows: green everywhere!.  The second entry in whippetwisdom.com captures a lovely (harmless) bunny and wonderful weather along with a great tanka!
  • Sliku svoju ljubim II is a wonderful photo blog with lots of interesting photography; Klara’s post has us chilling out in the shade!
  • Marga takes a walk through the city centre in The Photographer Smiled… and finds a wonderful shot of a small rowboat!
  • The wonderful writer in Scroll is also a great photographer, as you can tell from their photos!
  • pensivity101 reminds us of one of the central aspects of the human condition: talking about the weather!
  • Dana’s photo blog, Dana Lane Photography, is worth checking out, including his contribution to our theme this week!
  • Candace’s photo in Netdancer’s Musings tells us a story of rain and how the leaf managed its way through the rain.
  • Emily’s images in Zombie Flamingoes provide us with a then and now comparison between two seasons…
  • Judith evokes a sense of serenity in one shot and a sense of strong winds in the second shot in Nature Knows Best; well done!
  • Marga takes a walk through the city centre in The Photographer Smiled… and finds a wonderful shot of a small rowboat!
  • Gwen’s post in Field Notes from over the Hill has an amazing view from Pike’s Peak and what looks like some approaching weather!
  • Miriam’s post in Showers of Blessing gives a variety of weather moods with some great shots!
  • George’s post in The Alchemist of the Woods put a big smile on my face, as Athena was having an incredible amount of fun in the snow! Go check it out!
  • In Out an’ About, Miriam shares a wonderful array of images of weather and includes a curious onlooker!
  • Bullyboy’s post in Travel387 shares an impressive array of photos of weather, as it can only be in his part of the planet!
  • Sonya’s post in Middleton Road takes us along on her walk, so be sure to wear rain gear!
  • Stella’s post in Giggles & Tales also features an umbrella installation and some additional great images!  I’m curious to find out, if this installation is by the same artist, as the one I captured in Brno.
  • Debbie’s post in ForgivingConnects talks about overcoming fear and reach new heights to find out that the weather is beautiful!

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!

10 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 60”

      1. Hi Frank – just making sure you didn’t forget about me! Thanks again for adding me later 🙂
        Hope it’s ok that I checked in with you on this & that your meetings went wonderfully.
        Debbie

  1. Most definitely worth that stop. What a wonderful photo. 🙂 Thanks for another great challenge. I agree Athena’s run in the snow wins hands down. I want to be a dog in my next life !!! 🙂

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