Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 111

Reaching new heights!

Welcome to the 110th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Your responses have reached new heights!!!

Your posts in response to this week’s theme of Height have both been creative and inspiring, as you brought height into your posts in many ways.  There were many wonderful photos in your posts, as well as fantastic prose and poetry, which made it a true pleasure to read each and every post.

Thank you for the great work and truly inspiring posts!


Here’s someone reaching for something up high…

Sense of Loss

This was an image idea that came to me within seconds of entering this room, as the light guided me to provide direction toward a searching ascent into a miasma of otherworldly souls.  Many elements came together in this image.

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

  • Sarah takes us across the longest swing bridge in New Zealand in By Sarah, which looks like it would be a little scary, to say the least!
  • In Serendipity, Encouraged, Todd tells us about what the learned in Hindi class, which happens to be ‘really, really high’.
  • In a wonderful post in Urban Liaisons, we learn that what rises high may just fall sometimes!
  • With a beautiful photo in Une Photo, Un Poeme, Nicole takes us to great heights in Galloway.
  • Stella’s post in Giggles & Tales takes us on a tour of many examples of great heights in various configurations.
  • In pensivity101‘s excellent post, we get to ponder the fate of tall pines…particle board?
  • In another great photo in theonlyD800inthehameau, we look up to the sky from what seems to be a rather tall tower…is it?
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom takes us for a Nature walk with a view of the height of a mountain.  Xenia’s second post is in her blog Tranature shares some ducks that are really making a splash!
  • In Black Body we go really high: the Himalayas, where we find shoes on the stairs leading into a house.
  • Ron’s post in Progressing into Solitude brings us height on 2 levels, as the jump adds to the already dizzying height above the lake!
  • Donna is truly up high by the Grand Canyon in her blog No-Madder Nomadder and also introduces her to three of her grandchildren, who seem to have no fear of heights either!
  • Brian’s entry in his awesome blog Bushboy’s Blog takes us to Split, Croatia, for a view from up high!
  • Wanda likes to watch and photograph birds in her blog Cookies & Moo, where she posts a wonderful shot!
  • Yinglan tests her fear of heights in her post in This is Another Story, where she walks across a glass skywalk, high up in the air!
  • This week, Nicole takes us to Santorini in her post in Doar Nicole, where she shows us its beauty from up high and includes a lesson in the sirtaki!
  • Klara brings us a great shot in her blog Sliku svoju ljubim II, unless you have fear of heights!
  • From Na’ama Yehuda, we go for great heights by soaring on high with a stork and a great poem!
  • With another great post in Land of Images, we appreciate the wonderful cliffs that one can find in England!
  • Ilka brings us along in A Thousand Miles, where her post features the design work of her children who bring her to new heights!
  • Debbie is back from a blogging break in ForgivingConnects, with a great post that features some of the heights she reached while speaking at a U.N. caucus!
  • Pranab’s post in Fleeting Muse tells the tale of how his wife saved him from rolling down Koko Head trail…plus he also posts a great photo of Capilano Suspension Bridge.
  • Donna’s post in Wind Kisses gives some great advice from Eleanor Roosevelt, along with some great photos of Marble Canyon!
  • In a very inspiring post in So Not Simple, Mariyaah tells the story of going on a hike with her cousins and how her disease limited the progress she could make.  Her courage shines through in this post!
  • Susan captures a new height in her post in Musin’ with Susan, as the caps go up in the air during her grandson’s graduation!
  • Marie has us looking up to heaven in her post in the New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect, as she shows us the amazing architecture of St. Jeronimos Monastery.

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 111”

  1. Frank, what an incredible line up of posts! I love the creativity of these contributions, thank you so much for doing this prompt. I look forward to the next one, and boy it’s nice to be back, Frank.

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