Welcome to Week 110 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is something different again!
You produced a wonderful set of posts for the past week’s theme of Shine! Your creativity shone through your posts and made them a lot of fun to read and appreciate. So I decided to give a completely different element to this week’s theme and select a topic that allows you to go in many directions: Ring!
Of course, a ring can be the one that binds them all, or the sound from a telephone, or have a familiar ring! Your tasks is to put your creative vision on the theme and come up with something interesting…
I can’t wait to see what you might create!
This is one version of a ring, as it stands in a circle with a ring of stones…
The Lochbuie stone circle is a location that is filled with the power of the ancients, which permeates the entire site; there are several locations in this site that produce a palpable amount of energy that one can feel coursing through your body… To say that there’s ancient mystery in this location is an understatement!
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 might ring true in your posts!
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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56 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Ring”
Hope you like my choices
They are so cute Frank!
My contribution to this weeks topic – https://edtphotoblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/ring/
I love that purple hilltop!
Hi Frank, what a beautiful image of the stone circle and lovely new prompt! My contribution for this week is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2018/05/22/haiku-ring-of-light/
What a great idea for a challenge. Your photo is wonderful.
Here is my entry.
Thank you, Cee! Lovely post!
Thanks for the lovely prompt. My entry for your photo prompthttps://syncwithdeep.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/tuesday-photo-challenge-ring/
Thank you for participating!
Very amazing snap this is, Frank 🙂
Thank you, Hammad!
Thought it was about time I got into the swing again
Here are my Ring contributions
Great to have you back, Brian!
Thank you Frank
Hi Frank, here are some swans and cygnets from my other blog: https://tranature.com/2018/05/23/wordless-wednesday-rings-of-love/
Xenia, they are beautiful!
Thank you Frank! 🙂
Wonderful combination, a bright feel in your photo, sky, clouds and the grass, the stones… a ring of the elements almost, too. 🙂 Here is my entry for this week. https://doarnicol.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/in-cerc-lumina-si-umbra-ring-of-shadow-and-shine/
Thank you very much, Nicole! Wonderful post!
I like the unconventional perspective you have shown in your entry. And besides the photograph itself is beautiful.
My entry is more textual comparatively, but here goes the link;
Mariyaah, that’s a beautiful and touching post! Thank you for sharing it with us!
Hi Frank, I found a ring for this post. Here it is,
Nice post, Miriam!
Thank you, Frank!