Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 64

History of the bloggers, part 1

Welcome to the 64th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! History has definitely been a fertile ground for your creativity, as your entries have been numerous and of high quality!

The greatest number of entries focused on your personal connection with history, as it has been experienced across the planet with an appreciative nod to Sarah for bring the planet itself into the picture.  There were also wonderful posts that connect us to personal histories, each unique and, yet, shared between all of us.  Of course, there’s also the Oxtail pastry, which now is history!

Thank you for being creative and sharing freely!

Here’s a bit more background on my history in images from the Netherlands…

As I was born in Rotterdam and grew up either in or just outside the city, it features prominently, with nods to great Dutch poffertjes, as well as sailing and fishing.

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

  • Xenia’s whippets were first this week, loping along the coast with pill boxes and turrets in sight in whippetwisdom.com, touching both on history and Nature’s beauty!
  • pensivity101 tells a tale of both her history teacher and some of her favorite moments in recent history.  Do you have any in common?
  • iballrtw shares a wonderful photo as a reminder of how we celebrate historic events in many locales.
  • Nicole’s post  in Une Photo, un poéme focuses on the monument to commemorate the Australian soldiers how died and went missing in battle during World War I in Villers-Bretonneux.
  • Black Body‘s post features a gorgeous photo of an Oxtail pastry; why?  Because it’s history!
  • By Sarah looks at the history of the planet, on which we reside, with beautiful images of the Champagne Pool in Waiotapu.
  • Stella put together an amazing post in her blog, Giggles & Tales; she gives a wonderful recounting of the impact of the Kola nut on Nigeria and its people.
  • Charles brings us two aspects of history in his blog, charlesewaugh; an ancient temple in Ephesus and civil war canons in Vicksburg, US.  They provide two unique views into the past.
  • Susan brings us along tracing her family roots in Musin’ with Susan, as she visits the location where her father lived, before having to escape the threat of the Nazis.
  • Raj allows us to visit another wonderful location in XDrive this week; we go to historic Fort Chitradurga in India.  A fantastic post!
  • Ladyleemanilla tells the tale of Filipino freedom fighters, their courage and persistence.  She also shares a large number of historic locales in her photos!
  • Miriam takes us on a tour of Boston along the Freedom Trail in Showers of Blessing, which is a wonderful walk filled with amazing locales!
  • Judith recently visited Manchester and shares a bit of this city’s history in Nature Knows Best; the Town Hall certainly has quite a bit of history surrounding it, that you should check out!
  • Bullyboy has a magnificent post in Travel387 that tells the story of Vivekenanda house in Chennai!
  • Justine’s images tell of the history of Gettysburg in Justine Taylor Photography; this location is imbued with power, as shown in Justine’s images.
  • Robert’s photos in his Photo Robert’s Blog bring the nostalgia of history into focus beautifully!
  • I think that Ron couldn’t make up his mind, which is just fine, as he shares some great photos that bring history to us in his post in Progressing into Solitude.
  • Debbie shares a bit of personal history in ForgivingConnects as well as some really good tips on quieting the mind!
  • Khürt’s contribution this week in his wonderful blog, Island in the Net, tells us about the Princeton battlefield with gorgeous photography.
  • Lacy’s post in Adventures of a Busy Mom is very personal, as she recounts how her perspective has changed now that she is the wife of an active duty military man; wonderful post!

I look forward to hearing your thoughts about history, as you peruse these great posts!

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 64”

  1. Wow, Frank, this is quite a line up. As usual, I so appreciate the creative perspective that different bloggers bring to your challenge. 🙂 Great focus!! Have a wonderful rest of your week – and blessings to your wife, too. Debbie

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