Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hills

A gentle slope

Welcome to Week 98 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  Your contributions on last week’s theme of Shape were definitely in tip-top shape and very creative!

Last week’s theme led me to the idea of continuing with a particular shape tht we get to see all over the world, except where it’s incredibly flat: Hills!  Over the hills and far away or that hill that just begs to be climbed for a wonderful view.  Hills lend interest to the landscape and present lots of visual interest all around us.

Wherever your favorite hill may be, capture it and make it look just wonderful!  And, most importantly have fun with it!

Here is one of my favorite hills….

Photo Oct 17, 12 55 15 PM
Gentle Autumn

This hill provided just the perfect location for these wonderful trees in their Autumn livery to be framed between the green and agains the blue of the sky and gentle clouds. One of those perfect days!

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 finding out what shapes you come across!

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!

66 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hills”

  1. This is my first time posting on this site. Beautiful autumn view of trees. I am from Rhode Island originally and this reminds me of our spectacular leaf-peeping season..thanks for a fun challenge!

  2. Oh my gosh, Frank! There are already a lot of contributions. 🙂 I really enjoyed this challenge, and the creative process this time really took me on an adventure. Thank you! Blessings to you and your wife for a great weekend. Debbie
    ps – I wrote my first poem in many months. Your creative posts are a part of this for me. Thanks, Frank.

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