Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 69

Golden tones, opportunities and faucets!

Welcome to the 69th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! This week gave you a golden opportunity to photograph something shiny and bright!

First of all, let me apologize for not doing a full set of comments in this week’s links; it’s been a rather hectic week at work, as I needed to finish up a proposal over the weekend, so I hope you can forgive me this one time.

Now, your entries have once again been wonderful, ranging from the sublime cat on the faucet (made me smile) to the great skies that you captured and that rather tasty looking beer!  I did stop by each and every one of your entries and enjoyed them!  Thank you for making me smile and giving me the chance to enjoy the golden thread that was woven through your posts!

Here’s a bit more gold, as it comes around every day…

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Smoldering Sunrise

Those of you who have been following this blog for a while, will recognize the yoga tree in her Autumn trim.  The golden sunrise, a harbinger of a great day ahead!

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

Hope that you enjoy each of these entries as much as I did!!

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!

8 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 69”

  1. Great photo, Frank! And I LOVE that your post is getting so popular that you need to simply do our blog name at this point. 🙂 (or at least for this week) Sending you and your wife much loving. I had a great retreat. Blessings, Debbie

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