Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 109

Shining stars!

Welcome to the 109th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  You definitely took a shining to this past week’s theme!

I like the variety of approaches that you took this week in tackling the idea of Shine! With lots of beautiful images and thoughtful prose, you created a stunning set of posts that were a joy for me to read.  Thank you!!!

Please let each other know how much you appreciate all these great entries!

Here’s the setting Sun working on its last moments to shine on this day…

A Shining Light Setting

On a very cold Winter’s day, as I was wrapping up from shooting lots of snow and other beach scenes, the Sun started to set and I was presented with this lovely landscape!

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

  • Ed kicked things off this week in his blog, In My Mind’s Eye, with a wonderful shine that is generated by the brilliant white of the swan!
  • Sarah captured a beautiful shine this week in By Sarah, both off the road and ocean in Haleakala National Park.
  • Nicole caught a wonderful shine in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme, as she captured the playful interaction between light and water!
  • With another great photo in theonlyD800inthehameau, we get to see what can be achieved with simple tools that are at one’s disposal…
  • Gwenny’s post in Field Notes from over the Hill garners a wonderful tableau on Ma & Dad’s farm off an old rusted truck!
  • Ron’s entry in Progressing into Solitude catches a wonderful shine, as the arch arcs into the sky!
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom highlights the shine both in the stream and the eye of a whippet.  Xenia’s second post is in her blog Tranature showcases the wonderful shine that we get off the water!
  • In a lovely post in Sliku Svoju Ljubim II, Klara captures the shine of a magnificent light art installation.
  • Donna captures another wonderful shot in her blog No-Madder Nomadder when she photographed her father and step-mother on Mt. Lemmon!
  • Candace’s post in Netdancer’s Musings has me wanting to go visit Cabo Cape, as the light dances magically across the water!
  • With a wonderful photo of the sun shining across the water in All the Shoes I Wear, we start a great reading post filled with adventure!
  • With another great photograph in Land of Images, it might well be Heaven on Earth to see such beauty!
  • Hammad’s post in The Blog of Hammad Rais not only features a great photo, but als asks a deep question!
  • Yinglan tells us the tale of a disastrous hike in her blog This is Another Story, filled with falls and rolls down the mountain, and also a beautiful photograph!
  • In a lovely post in Heaven’s Sunshine, we get to enjoy the quiet beauty of a sunrise across a pond.
  • In another great post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we see the Purple Sapphire, whose iridescence shines with grace and beauty!
  • In pensivity101, the lovely tale of shine is what is present when best friends, hubby and her, are together.
  • In Urban Liaison‘s post, we get a view of an incredibly cool illuminated fountain that creates some spooky imagery!
  • Stella’s great post in Giggles & Tales takes a shining to a number of scenes that veritably shine!  Which one do you like best?
  • This week, Nicole takes us into nature in Doar Nicole, as she focuses on the ABC’s of shine; great post!
  • Miriam puts up another great post in her blog Out an’ About, as it is your time to shine!
  • In Showers of Blessing, Miriam gives us a wonderful view of Denali Park with shine coming off the brilliant snow!

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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