Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 98

The hills were alive!

Welcome to the 98th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  This week’s theme found many of you shaping up for some great posts all about Shape!

First of all thank you for the incredible volume of responses; I put this post together on Saturday night, before leaving for the airport to fly to Vienna over Istanbul. I will take a look for entries after this time depending how late I get in on Sunday night in Brno.

Your entries were just fantastic with lots of different hills, each with their own interesting aspect!  It’s great to see this many creative eyes looking upon our world!

Here’s another set of hills….

Textures of the Quiraing

You might recognize these hills in Skye, as they are among my favorite places to photograph; I hope to be back there within the next couple of years!

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

  • This week, pensivity101 kicked things off with some hills that are very much alive, as they are adorned with bluebells!
  • This week’s contribution in theonlyD800inthehameau has has climbing the steep streets of the town of Sarlat in the Dordogne; great photo and there’s pizza!
  • ladyleemanilla brings us the Sound of Music, as the hills are very much alive in her post!
  • Chateaux des Fleurs shared another great photo of a stunning pagoda hill in Myanmar! Really makes me want to visit this site!
  • Ron might need a dune buggy to ascend the hill in his image in Progressing into Solitude!
  • Xenia’s first entry in whippetwisdom shows us her optimistic side, as she proclaims a prophecy of Spring, which many of us in the Northern Hemisphere might enjoy seeing!  Her second post in whippetwisdom brings a bit more realism, as there’s snow on the ground!
  • In a great post by iballrtw, we get to see the view of Dambulla Rock, which is simply stunning!
  • By Sarah brings us to the edge of impending doom, as she takes us to Frying Pan lake, the temperature of which might suit cannibals!
  • With an awesome post, Fleeting Muse shares the image that adorns the top of her blog, as well as some other great hill images!
  • In a lovely post, Sgeoil shares vistas that are truly stunning; I particularly like Lac Pelletier!
  • Candace’s post in Netdancer’s Musings is truly appropriate, as it features the Hill of the Muses in Greece!
  • Victoria’s Light is a gorgeous blog, and the contribution to our theme this week clearly demonstrates that!
  • The wonderful entry from Cee’s Photography features a couple of great photos that show off her skill!
  • Margo features a great hill in her post in That Little Voice, with lovely texture!
  • Brian features the changing aspect of hills in his post in Bushboy’s World; which image do you like best?
  • George’s contribution in the Alchemist of the Woods takes us into woods with a trusty companion!
  • This week’s entry from Land of Images takes us into the hills, as we follow the stone wall!
  • Debbie’s blog Travel with Intent is always amazing, as she captures the hills going into the clouds!
  • Another great entry from Hyper Child Chill Mom, as we get into the frozen hill with a beautiful photo!
  • Sonya takes us to a view of the Eastern Hills in her post in Middleton Road; a stunning photo!
  • Tammy uses her distraction to manage pain with a truly wonderful photo in her blog Empowering Your Partner in Chronic Pain!
  • Linda provides a wonderful photo of the hills in her post in Living with my Ancestors!
  • A gorgeous hill photo is part of the contribution to our theme in Layue’s Everyday Photo Blog.
  • I think we might be a little envious of the location of Susan in Musin’ with Susan!  That is a rather stunning vista!
  • In this week’s entry from ForgivingConnects, Debbie talks of the endless possibilities, which happen when we take things one step at a time!
  • Nicole’s post in Une Photo, Un Poéme takes us to Cerisy Mount, where there is a beautiful ruin; looks like a great place to visit!
  • In a beautiful post in Woolly Muses, we get to see Mt. Elephant, another one of Australia’s natural wonders!
  • Miriam’s post in Shower of Blessings shows us that she’s surrounded by hills and that many of them are beautiful!

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!

8 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 98”

  1. Oh, Frank, I really enjoyed these posts – and your additional photo of Skye is gorgeous. The colors are magnificent. Love that you do this photo challenge. I bet it’s a blessing for you to read these too! Have a wonderful time in Vienna — Debbie

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