Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 61

You’re all unusual!!

Welcome to the 61st round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  In picking the theme of Unusual, I knew that I’d open the doors wide for your creative brains…

It was an absolute joy to read your posts, some of which made me think, chuckle and snort and some of which made me laugh out loud!  Your eye for the unusual was combined with a great view of how to present that unusual in the best light.  Please read each others’ posts and be as amused and tickled as I was!!

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

Here’s something rather unusual (it’s one of a kind!)…


Graffiti Anatomy

As many of you are aware, I collect unusual, custom toys/collectibles, some of which are rather frightening or disturbing.  This Graffiti Anatomy was a very limited edition cast made by Chris Alexander; what makes each one unique is that the purchaser was allowed to select the color scheme to be used by Chris.

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

  • pensivity101 went full tilt with a series of winners to the caption contest that was implied with the image that I provided; punster indeed!
  • I have to say that the image in Bushboy’s World was one that truly surprised me, although it is clear that Nature has plenty of surprises for us!
  • Ladyleemanilla alwys has a wealth of images to share for these challenges, and this week’s unusual set of contributions were, as always, wonderful!
  • Raj’s images in his blog XDrive provided some unusual images, which, as he said, can only happen in India!
  • Nicole’s post  in Une Photo, un poéme tells us about Bréhat Island off the coast of Brittany, which is rather unusual… go find out why!
  • Charles takes us to the unusual geography of Yellowstone in his post in charlesewaugh!
  • Sliku svoju ljubim II provides us with the most unusual cross between a mustache and a beard!!
  • Gwen of the wonderful blog Field Notes from over the Hill has a bunch of unusual occurrences in her post this week!
  • Stella’s images in Giggles & Tales have some wonderfully odd views; she proves that sometimes the way you look at something can have quite the effect.
  • As Cee is well known for her odd ball challenge, I was not surprised that her entry in Cee’s Photography was truly unusual!
  • Photo Robert’s Blog is filled with amazing photography and his entry in this week’s challenge was quite apt!
  • A Fiery Spirit is a cool blog and what unusual images in the post for this challenge!
  • Candace’s photo series in Netdancer’s Musings .truly has one of the most unusual occurrences that I have ever seen…you’d better go see for yourself!
  • Miriam’s post in Showers of Blessing has wonderful photos of one of the more unusual geese: the Egyptian goose!
  • By Sarah is a beautiful blog and her entry proves that two heads are better than one!
  • Xenia goes wordless in whippetwisdom.com this week; it must have been the stunned silence by Eivor staring at the castle that caused this.
  • Marie found a total screamer in her unusual post in The New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect!
  • What is so unusual about a white horse, you say?  Go to theonlyD800inthehameau, and find out for yourself!
  • Judith has found some really nice fruit in Nature Knows Best; there’s something unusual about it ….
  • Cookies & Moo entertains us with a rather unique view!
  • Let me know, if you can view Miriam’s post in  Out an’ About without laughing!
  • Marga’s post in The Photographer Smiled… may be a bit unusual, unless you cut your apples with scissors every day!
  • Lacy’s photos in Adventures of a Busy Mom capture some rather unique formations, but leave me wondering: how do trees feel about this?
  • Debbie’s post in ForgivingConnects presents a most unusual being: the forgiving person!
  • Bullyboy’s post in Travel387 shows us an image that I find hard to explain, as it presents so much unusualness!
  • Sonya allows us to relate in her post in Middleton Road, as we’re all likely to have found ourselves in that position…
  • Khürt extols the unusual powers of Hüll Melon hop in his post in Island in the Net; Troon Brewing knows just what to do with this hop!

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!

13 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 61”

      1. Not at all …. all the best people are weird (I’ve been called that many a time) and it’s good to have a few quirky things around !! 🙂

  1. Love this, Frank! Your photo is amazing. And this focus inspired one of my deepest and most neutral forgiving blogs yet. I am grateful. Have a wonderful weekend, and give my blessings to your wife too. Debbie

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