Welcome to Week 75 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.
Many of you joined the dark side of the challenge last week with great entries that had creativity to spare! For the 75th installment of the Tuesday photo challenge, I noticed that it’s getting harder to come up with fresh, new themes. But fear not, looking through my image directory, one caught my eye pretty quickly and gave me the theme of Stones!
As always, go wild and let your creative light guide you along a path of stones, or you can use the figurative stones, or even those that gather no moss! Lots of directions to go, just be careful not to push one uphill like Sysiphus. Have some fun with the challenge and don’t let them stone you!
These are some stones that crossed my path…
This shot came about during a walk along the beach with my wife; I noticed the pattern of the light and how it created a nice contrast across these pebbles. Just couldn’t resist photographing them!
The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:
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)!!
Let’s play safe with water during this week and try to surprise me!
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.
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!
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99 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Stones”
I still loving your posts! keep up the good work!
Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.
A few pictures from the Yosemite valley for this weeks challenge.
If the weather is good I may be able to hike the Sourland Mountain Range or visit the Rock Brook.If …
Nice work…Keep the fire burning
Thank you, Aderemi.
Little cuties these stones are. Another lovely capture, Frank.
Thank you most kindly!
Done….thanks for the challenge. I followed your clear instructions, in addition, here is my post link
Wonderful post! Love how you captured each component of the landscape.
Hi Frank, To think that I come across these stones and never really capture them. Well, I got something here… via the link. My entry for this week. 🙂
Love your collection of stones in another great post, Stella!
Many thanks for the inspiration. Love the challenge and how it’s helping me search my archives. 🙂
Thank you! It’s always great to look back through what you have captured over the years!
True that. It’s an interesting experience that brings back fond memories. 🙂
Excellent example of stoning people and property 🙂 Nice choice!
Thank you! I always wonder how they got it so round!
A variety of Stones
Mount Lemmon, AZ is my Stones theme: https://leannscaptures.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/tuesday-photo-challenge-stones/
Hi Frank, thank you for another lovely challenge! I have created a haibun and my link for this week’s contribution is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/09/19/haibun-writing-the-stones/
Xenia, thank you! Love your haibun and the fun that Einor and Pearl have on the stone paths.
Thank you Frank! ☺🐕
I’ve always been a fan of stones.
Your appreciation for stones definitely comes through in a wonderful post!
Memories from my childhood Frank!
Well done work bro.
On Sep 19, 2017 11:06 AM, “Dutch goes the Photo!” wrote:
> jansenphoto posted: “Welcome to Week 75 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. > Many of you joined the dark side of the challenge last week with great > entries that had creativity to spare! For the 75th installment of the > Tuesday photo challenge, I noticed that it’s getting harder t” >
Hello from Sarajevo,
This is my contribution for this week Photo Challenge: magicandbeauty.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/tuesday-photo-challenge-stones/,
Thank you and best regards,
Well the water topic was really very nice, but the subject stones is even much better and inspiring. I will get back with something in a double-sense lateron this week. Have a nice day!
I love the mix of colours in you stones Frank
Here are my stones. A bit different but still are stones.
A great theme .. I love stones!
Greetings from Germany! Petra
Stones are awesome! Have fun.
Hello Frank, I had originally planned something else for this challenge, now it is a bit more minimalistic. Bye, bye Ulli
hi frank, great picture for this challenge week theme, here is my entry http://wp.me/p2AvI7-2uL.
Hi Frank, here’s my entry for the week.
Thank you, Miriam! Great post!
As usual, I love this post Frank!! Great photo (I like the fact you were walking with your wife … adds a nice dimension to the photo for me).
Just posted: https://forgivingconnects.com/2017/09/22/todays-forgiving-fridays-a-forgiving-vacation-and-a-blessing/
I’ll be on vacation so taking a break from contributing for a few weeks. See you when I get back. So many blessings to you and to your wife, and may you have wonderful walks in nature! Love, Debbie
Thank you very much, Debbie! Have a wonderful vacation! I will be on vacation as well, visiting my mother in the Netherlands.
Oh Frank, I hope you had a wonderful trip and that your mom is well. 😊
Trip was ok; didn’t do anything overly exciting 🙂 Mom is doing ok. Thank you!
🙂 Bless your mom. Sounds like the guitar retreat was good though! Have a good rest of your week, Frank.
Colorful tiny stones and a nice shot! Find some more stones at https://travel387.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/rolling-stones/
Nicely done! I like where you found those stones!
that’s the kind of beach I love (as opposed to sand ones).
I like it!
I am glad to be able to link up again – https://alipatoblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/23/trail-sign-tuesday-photo-challenge-stones/
Hi Frank … some stepping stones … https://snapthatbug.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/tuesday-photo-challenge-stones/