Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 93

Elgin has more than just marbles…

Welcome to the 93rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  It may be old news, but this was another wonderful week of posts on this theme!

The line up of contributions this week varied tremendously in subject matter, while being consistent in a high level of creativity and quality.  Seeing a wonderfully captured old man, a 3,500 year old tree, ancient cat, old buildings and much more!  Your entries were magnificent and a pleasure for me to read!

Please let all the authors know how much you appreciate their work!

And something else that is on the old side….


Elgin Cathedral, Scotland

During our vacation in Scotland in 2013, my wife and I just happened upon the wonderful town of Elgin, where I sensed that there was something interesting to see; we were not disappointed, as the magnificent remains of the Elgin Cathedral drew us in.  Walking around on the grounds, you can feel the connection to what made this location special in a spiritual sense.

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

  • By Sarah shares photographs and the story of a banyan tree in Hawaii that dates back to 1870; it’s a sight to behold!
  • Nicole’s post in Une Photo, Un Poéme tells the tale of a medieval clock in Salisbury, which is a stunning piece of time keeping!
  • In her post in VickiMD87, Vicki tells the story of Mystic Waters, the ferrie that runs between the village of Baltimore and Sherkin Island.
  • In Field Notes from over the Hill, Gwenny brings us to some interesting locations and finds great old items!
  • This week, pensivity101 tells the tale of one of her previous residences that was built in 1847 and had many interesting features!
  • In Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery‘s post, we get to see an ancient Lykian rock grave, which goes well back before we started counting years forward!
  • This week’s response by Land of Images brings us old King’s Hall of Trinity College in Cambridge.  Dating back to MCCCXXXVI!
  • This week’s contribution in theonlyD800inthehameau, takes us back to World War I with a French helmet that is a classic!
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom has us remembering the mountains, truly ancient in their grandeur as they stand above the landscape!
  • This week iballrtw has a truly phenomenal contribution with Hathsepsut’s Myrrh tree that she brought back from ancient Punt about 3500 years ago!
  • In Chateaux des Fleurs, we get to meet an old man, who is photographed beautifully  and just radiates the wisdom that comes with age!
  • Ladyleemanila‘s contribution this weeks has a great variety of old objects and a song that I really like (yes, I’m old 🙂 )
  • Ed’s entry in his cool blog In My Mind’s Eye, focuses on a couple of old items that give me the feel of the Middle Ages!
  • In this week’s entry from PtitNFit, we not only get to see some wonderful old items, but also a great poem by Nikita Gill!
  • In Bedlam & Daisies, we are treated to a fantastic post featuring trains in the snow, with some rather old boxcars!
  • In this week’s entry from ForgivingConnects, Debbie lets go of the old, while nurturing the every-renewing self in mind, body and soul!
  • Musin’ with Susan shares a treasured possession with us, which connects her family across a number of generations!
  • Mara’s post in Mara’s Artistry combines two of her loves: art and pets; the pet, in this case, is rather ancient!
  • This week, Photo Roberts Blog brings us some fantastic images exploring the beautiful lines of old cars!
  • When she goes Out an’ About, Miriam sauntered through old Chiltern to create a beautiful reportage of this town, with a spirit as old as the land that it stands on!
  • Khürt puts his best foot forward in Island in the Net with a fantastic photo that has the appearance of being from another age!
  • Ron provided a wonderful photo of an old standard in many a landscape in Progressing into Solitude; you’ll want to check it out.

I hope that you enjoy these posts and let the authors know!

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!

9 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 93”

  1. Wow, Frank – what an amazing and creative list of contributions for this week’s challenge. And I love your photo. It’ll be interesting to see how folks follow up with this week’s theme of decay. 🙂 Sending you blessings, and thanks again for the opportunity to participate. Debbie

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