Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 99

Powerful forces at work!

Welcome to the 99th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! ¬†Again, my apologies for the delayed posting of this round up; work gets in the way of life ūüôā

Your posts show a great amount of creativity with varied interpretations of force, whether expressed through the power of Nature or the Universe to the force of love and forgiveness.  Each of your posts was truly special and an absolute pleasure to read.

Thank you very much for your participation!

Here’s another bit of force….

Crashing Waves

This photo was taken on a January day, when there was snow upon the beaches and a stiff breeze played with the waves!  It was an epic day for photography!

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

  • Ron captures both the forces of water and wind in his post in Progressing into Solitude! ¬†Living in a lighthouse has its disadvantages!
  • This week’s contribution in¬†theonlyD800inthehameau¬†gives us a view of the forces of good and evil battling one another in a tapestry.
  • In Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery‘s contribution, we get to enjoy the awesome force of the wind, as it should be enjoyed!
  • Xenia’s entry in whippetwisdom¬†shows the strong force of the whippet, particularly when they rest!
  • This week, pensivity101¬†relates the force within that has kept her growing strong despite the creeping ice!
  • Denise’s post in Bilocalalia shares the force of resilience that lies within even the tenderest of flowers.
  • Frank’s post in Poetry, Short Prose and Walking relates that value can be in the eye of the beholder.
  • Wise words by Susan in her post in¬†Musin’ with Susan! ¬†That swan is definitely a force to be reckoned with!
  • Nicole’s post in Une Photo, Un Po√©me¬†transfixes us with a beautiful photograph of an unusual tree, radiant with the force within!
  • In Ostendnomadography, we get treated to the force of the sea on the shores of Portugal!
  • Miriam’s post in Shower of Blessings showcases a set of photos of Mount St. Helens, before during and after the eruption!
  • Brian documents a bridge in his post in Bushboy’s World; the force of water was taken into account in its design…
  • Ed shows examples of the force of wind and fire in his images in In My Mind’s Eye; truly impressive trees!
  • This week’s entry from¬†Land of Images¬†showcases the force of water in one of its more interesting phases!
  • In this week’s contribution from This is Another Story, we get to see the impact of Nature’s forces on trees!
  • In a deep post in Woolly Muses, we see the impact of opposing forces during wars: massive casualties and human suffering!
  • CitySonnet‘s entry for this week’s theme is filled with stunning photos that document water’s forces.
  • In this week’s entry from ForgivingConnects, Debbie shows true beauty in some of the most powerful forces: love and forgiving!
  • Another great entry from Hyper Child Chill Mom, with some fantastically powerful waves!
  • In a wonderful photo, Sgeoil shows the awesome power of fire in its ability to be harness to create truly beautiful art!
  • Sonya documents one of the most primal forces of our planet in Middleton Road; the true power of the earth to reshape our home!
  • In Sonia’s Musings, we get a wonderful post about the forces of the almighty universe as she is reconnecting through the birth of her son.
  • By Sarah¬†brings us ta truly stunning photograph that shows off the enormous strength of the force of water, as it hits the shore!

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!

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