Welcome to Week 93 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. There were wonderfully delicious entries that left me either hungry or smiling with satisfaction; I’m sure that a couple of us went looking for something tasty, as we were inspired by the posts.
This week, I’m thinking it is not necessarily time to go on a diet yet, but rather to take a look back in time. Let’s go out there this week and find the Old! I’m definitely not restricting your choice of subject, as there are lots of interesting subjects that have stood the test of time: buildings, landscapes, trees, people, recipes, books, music, etc.
So remove the lenscap and unleash your creative self through the lens! Have fun with this one and bring out your finest!
Here is something that has stood the test of time…
From last year’s vacation in Italy, our day in Rome had beautiful weather. It was a little tricky to avoid the crowds, but from this angle you can still see the people in the arch on the left side to give an idea of the scale of the Colosseum.
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 old catches your eye!
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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43 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Old”
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Hi Frank, thank you for another lovely challenge! My contribution for this week (featuring some old stones) is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2018/01/23/tanka-remembering-the-mountain/
Another wonderful post, Xenia!
Thank you Frank! :o)
thanks for the prompt, Frank 🙂
It’s been a while, here is my contribution for the week –
Excellent post! Many beautiful memories. I traveled to Italy with my friends in 2005. We were single, and no children. We started in The Roman Coliseum, and later the Vatican museum.
Thank you! It’s a great country for visiting!
Wow, love that amphitheater photo. Sooo envious of you in Rome — all those ruins and beautiful scenery.
Rome was nice, but there was so much more to see in Italy! When you get a chance, you should visit it.
I definitely plan to one day.
Thank you once again, Frank. I had a profound experience with this one. About letting go of old beliefs….the wisdom of old photographs….and nurturing myself. Funny thing is that I really needed these lessons over the weekend, as my partner and I may have split up. You are amazing. Blessings to you, Frank! Hope you and your wife are having a good weekend. ❤ Debbie
Debbie, while I am glad that you have been inspired by this week’s theme to focus on nurturing yourself, I am sorry to hear that you and your partner may have split up. All my best to you and I hope that you’re doing well. You inspire many of us!
Thank you, Frank
hi frank, great picture for this week, here is my pictures for this challenge theme https://wp.me/p2AvI7-2Gs.
Wonderful photos Frank. Can’t guarantee my pics will be as old but I’ll be happy to share a piece of old Chiltern in Australia this week. Cheers 🙂
The ancient spirit of Australia comes through loud and clear in old Chiltern! Wonderful post, Miriam!
Thanks so much Frank. Glad you enjoyed.
Thank you for another great entry, Ron; I just added a link to it in the round up.
I acutely went to Rome this last january!
I hope that you enjoyed it! It’s a great city
Heck yeah it is! I enjoyed it VERY much.
Glad to hear that!!