Tuesday Photo Challenge – Three

Three scoops of ice cream?

Welcome to Week 68 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

First of all, thanks to each and every one of you for making last week’s theme another rousing success; it was a lot of fun to read your posts on the theme of Woods!

While the image to kick of this week’s theme is definitely based in Nature, the concept of the theme is very much a human product: Three.  Correct me, if I’m wrong, but I think this is the first numeric theme in the TPC thus far.  As usual, there are many ways to capture an image for this week’s theme, so open up your creative minds and go have fun with this one!!

And, yes, that image from Nature that I promised…

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Geese on the Quinapoxet

This one goes back about 11 years on a wonderful Autumn day.  I had an inkling that the afternoon light would do something special on the almost placid waters of the Quinapoxet river, and I was not disappointed.  I shot this from a rather low position, and it took what would have almost been a roll of film, 34 attempts to get these wonderful Canada geese to line up for me.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • 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)!!

So, don’t lose count of what you’re doing and see what comes in threes in your life during this week!

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!

62 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Three”

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      1. LOL…in the Netherlands there was a campaign with a character called Joris Driepinter (George 3-pinter), but that was aimed at kids drinking milk rather than beer 🙂

      1. Oh awesome. I’m nearly blind, so I have writing 1 1/2 inches high to read and when my son is available, he sets everything up for me so I just click, lol. Makes my life easier for sure. He’s pretty awesome about all that he does for me. I can usually do what is required if someone shows me the steps. I have to memorize them, then I’m good. Sometimes it can take a couple of tries so I’m beyond delighted it worked.

  3. Hi Frank — I loved this challenge, thank you. It helped me to stand in a big lesson I got this past week in a coaching retreat. Sending you love, and for your wife too! Blessings, Debbie 🙂

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