Welcome to Week 81 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.
You proved that even the sky is not the limit in last week’s responses, as you brought out the WOW-factor in terms of creativity and photography skills! So, for this week’s theme I wanted to go in a very different direction. The image that inspired this week’s theme is one that I have come back to for years, and still like; thus you get the theme of Broken!
Your challenge is to find that around you, which is broken, yet still beautiful. Of course, you can take broken into many directions, such as physical or emotional, or a sequence… You will figure out exactly what strikes a chord with you! Have fun with this!
Here’s the image that I mentioned…
I think this image is from around 2004, as I just had bought my EOS 10D; as my wife and I were checking out a herding event on a farm, I noticed this broken wheel just off the path. It just had to be photographed!
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)!!
I’m looking forward to seeing what catches your eye this week…
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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67 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Broken”
This is what I love about photography, turning something simple and often discarded things into objects of fascination.
Amazing capture, Frank 🙂
Thank you, Hammad. Have fun with this week’s challenge!
I’m waiting to post mine, this is wonderful
Looking forward to seeing your entry!
😉 Oh yes .. there are still leftovers .. so who is hungry is invited!
A very healthy meal!! Nice one!
hi frank, great photo what you have found on the weekly topic, here is my contribution to the challenge theme broken, https://wp.me/p2AvI7-2xm.
Thank you, Robert! Love the subtle approach to your photo!
Hi Frank, thank you for hosting another great challenge! My contribution is a haibun I posted last week about foaming breakers which features broken driftwood too: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/10/26/haibun-water-of-life/
Thank you, Xenia! Love your entry, as it’s always wonderful to see Eivor and Pearl having fun!
I couldn’t find a photo of a broken heart, so these will have to do: https://judydykstrabrown.com/2017/10/31/tuesday-photo-challenge-broken/
a sombre thought from me this week Frank
hi mine is a broken tree representing me….
here I m posting once again as its giving me some problem
Love the colour of the broken wheel Frank.
I have a broken wheel in my slideshow too
It’s gracefully broken. I’ve got a puzzle here at https://travel387.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/who-broke-it-down/
Thanks! The follow came as a pleasant surprise.
I didn’t realize that I hadn’t followed you yet 🙂 I like your blog, so it makes sense to follow 🙂
🙂 🙂 🙂
Lovely photo, the colors are so fine, luminous, they somehow emphasize the textures nicely making the wheel look… not broken. 🙂 Challenging theme, too, I can’t wait to put together my entry for this week.
Thank you very much, Nicole! I look forward to seeing what your entry will be this week.
Beautiful photo, Frank, and excellent focus. Relates very much to forgiveness. ❤ I am in.
Blessings to you and your wife — Debbie
Thank you kindly, Debbie!
Hi Frank, although summer is really not far away and still somehow in my mind, season’s change can not be ignored. So my broken contribution is taking place in the Ore Mountains where there is right now already a bit winter with a little bit snow. But I show an elusive winter idyll here:
Best wishes from Berlin! Ulli
Really love you approach on this one, Ulli! Thank you!
Here is my submission for this week –
Great broken wheel.
Here is my entry for this week.
Hi Frank, Here is my ‘late’ entry for this week. Hope you are having a great weekend. Cheers. 🙂
Excellent entry! Have a great weekend!
Thank you. 🙂
A fun theme this week – here is my broken offering: https://travelwithintent.com/2017/11/04/vietnam-balut-broken-eggs/
Interesting post, as I have always wondered about the taste of those eggs. Thank you!
Sigh. Trackbacks and pingbacks not working.
This works for me 🙂