Welcome to Week 109 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. Yes, I had to go here after last week’s theme!
After a week of Rise, it was logical for me to come up with Shine for this week! It was just too much to resist 🙂 So, your challenge is to make your post Shine to the max, whether it is the light shining or the bright shine of a smile or something, to which you just took a shining… You’ve got the idea: there are lots of ways to interpret this theme, so let your creative vision shine through and carry you forward!
I’m looking forward to seeing all the shining beacons of creativity!!
Here’s a moment where I caught the shine of an early morning…
This view caught my eye as I was wondering around and looking for something that would catch the interest of my lens… The morning Sun shining through the leaves and showing off the variety of texture and opacity made for a special moment.
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 light shines in your wonderful, creative brains!
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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57 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Shine”
My add for this week – https://edtphotoblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/15/shine/
Nice one, Ed!
A beautiful image full of shine and soft beautiful colors on the leaves.
Thank you very much, Anita!
Thank you for a lovely prompt Frank! My contribution for this week is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2018/05/15/haiku-a-new-river/
that is lovely prompt Frank.your shine is so soft and delicate.
Hello Frank, here is a contribution from my other blog: https://tranature.com/2018/05/16/haiku-shine/
Beautiful post, Xenia!
Thank you Frank! ☺
I find shooting into the sun very chancy, but this one has come out very well.
Hi Frank. I’m playing catch up and this is scheduled for tomorrow.
I look forward to seeing it.
Hope you like my take when you do. 🙂
Again a nice challenge and topic butI can not find my pingback, so to be on the safe side I send you herewith the link
This comprises a more abstract and not such a bright shine what is truly difficzkt at night.Have a nice day!
Wonderful post! For some reason I can’t figure out how to automate approval of pingbacks , but it did make it.
When you go under settings/discussion you can allow links and pingbacks (right at the beginning 2nd option). In my blog pingbacks from other blogs are released automatically now with this choice. Hope this helps and a very nice day!
I will check it again. Thank you!
I just took another look at my settings and ‘Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks)’ is set, and when I look at the blog post itself, it is also set…
It’s a mystery to me.
You should start a small chat with WordPress support, I did it once and it turned out to be uncomplicated and helpful. Good luck !
Will do. Thank you!
A bit late with my entry this week but glad I made it. 🙂
Hi Stella, not late at all! Wonderful post!
Ah… Glad to hear that. Thank you. 🙂
Beyond bright, the beautiful image, I love the light in the leaves’ texture, the hues… 🙂 And my playful entry for this very nice theme, thank you. https://doarnicol.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/abc-ul-stralucirii-the-abc-of-shine/
Another good challenge, so many directions to go with this one, it was hard to choose!
Thank you very much! Great choice s!
Wonderful photo and theme Frank. I’ll definitely be contributing. 🙂✨
Looking forward to seeing your entry!
Hi Frank, I’m on vacation this month. I managed to make a post in my hotel room. Here it is:
Thank you, Miriam! I will add your post to the round up in a while. I like the shiny snow!
Thank you, Frank!