Tuesday Photo Challenge – Progress

Move over, progress is here!

Welcome to Week 84 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

As I’m running a bit behind on the Round Up post for last week’s theme of Bridge, you haven’t had the opportunity to see all of the entries in one place; they are truly amazing!

This week’s theme is a bit of an indirect approach, as in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving this week; my original leaning was toward the area of gratitude, which made me think of one of the things, for which I am thankful: Progress!

There are many ways to look at progress, and all the areas in our lives and the world, upon which it has a positive, or sometimes not so positive, impact. Go out there and find your creative take on this theme how you relate to it!  Have fun and make progress!!

Here’s a sign of progress that caught my eye last year…

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Old Style!

I remember the days, when you always made sure to have enough change on you to make a phone call, in case you were stuck somewhere.  Gone are those days, as our phones travel with us, allowing us to stay in touch wherever we are.

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)!!

I’m looking forward to seeing what catches your eye 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!

57 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Progress”

    1. I definitely miss my black rotary phone. I thought of it as a combo communication device and potential weapon for an intruder! Those things were heavy!! I also liked the satisfaction of slamming down the receiver instead of just “clicking off.”

      1. Oh good, got it Frank. Sorry about that – I thought I missed it (sometimes I don’t get the notification for some reason). You may need to get an assistant soon, just to go through all the contributions!!! Fun part-time position for a young person, maybe? 🙂
        Love and Light to you. Looking forward to this week’s challenge. Debbie

  1. I love it! The kids and I enjoy spending free time geocaching. If you stumble upon a pay phone (yes we still have them in Hawaii) you are 99% guaranteed to find a geocache hiding on it some how! You should’ve seen the blank stare the kids gave me when I explained to them the history of the pay phone! What a concept! haha

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