Welcome to Week 117 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! Your responses to last week’s challenge theme of Heat were awesome!
Enough of this heat, though! Time for a break in the weather, so that we can enjoy the outdoors. Those perfect days that we enjoy so much are a real Treat! Yes, there are many ways to enjoy a treat, as we each have our own favorite ones. Therefore, with this week’s challenge, feel free to go in any direction that you consider a Treat!
Let creativity flow freely, and, most of all, have fun with your entries, as that is what this challenge is all about.
Here’s a treat that tickles my fancy…
There’s something special in the wonderful structures that we find in Nature. Not only are they versatile, but they also solve complex challenges, such as finding strength across a large surface area, which is accomplished with the folds. Lots of the Sun’s rays to catch, moisture to absorb and strength against the wind: what a great solution!
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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87 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Treat”
Love the theme for Week 117.
My pingbacks don’t look like they’ve been working the last few weeks, so here’s mine… I’ve gone for a sweet treat…
Very sweet treat!
A lovely prompt and a beautiful shot Frank! After a long heatwave the rain comes as a real treat: https://tranature.com/2018/07/10/haibun-snapdragon-moon/
Thank you, Xenia! Thank you for the treat of your post!
Thank you Frank and it is a pleasure to share 🙂🌺
Thank you! I’m a fan of it myself 🙂
Hi again Frank, here is another treat from the water: https://whippetwisdom.com/2018/07/10/haiku-water-speaks-2/
Awesome post, Xenia!
Thank you Frank! 🙂🙋♀️
Have scheduled this for tomorrow.
Looking forward to seeing it tomorrow!
My additions for this weeks topic – https://edtphotoblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/10/treat/
I would like to join again:
Great photo and prompt this week Frank. I’m sure I’ll find something that resonates 🙂
Looking forward to it, Miriam!
Hi Frank. Here is a Treat I would like to share: https://outofmywritemind.com/2018/07/11/special-treat/
A wonderful treat indeed, Sandy! Thank you!
You are welcome, Frank!
Great photo challenge, Frank! Here is my Treat:
Thank you! Love your post!!
The patterns in nature are full of wonder. Lovely photo, Frank. I was treated to this capture of a tree trunk. https://odaciuk.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/organic-magic/
Thank you, Olga! Wonderful post you contributed!
Thank-you, Frank. Your image inspired me to go in a different direction. 🙂
Quite a treat, the bright green in the leaf and its pattern, such a nice photo. And a nice theme too, this week I thought of joining the challenge again, here is my post, https://doarnicol.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/tratatie-cu-trandafiri-a-treat-with-radiant-roses/
Thank you, Nicole! Your post is wonderful with those amazing roses!
Hi Frank, A bit late but here is my entry for this week. 🙂
Hi Stella, great to see your post. It looks wonderful, except that it made me hungry 🙂
Lol. I know right, 🙂 Enjoy it virtually then. Have an amazing day. 🙂
Hi Frank, I just wrote my post and scheduled it for tomorrow for #ForgivingFridays. It ties in to a memory I have of my mom right before she died. Thank you so much. Blessings to you and your wife,
I really liked this photo, so I edited it a couple different ways, as a treat to myself:https://wp.me/p2owKx-ZP
Thank you very much. I’ve gotten a lot of helpful feedback on it, so there will eventually be a related post. Thank you for allowing my link here, as I think a lot of the participants in this challenge do take the time to look at other entries.
Wonderful post!! I’m glad that you’re enjoying these challenges, as they are intended to be fun.
This week’s post is up! Hope you enjoy it and possibly enjoy the advice it offers 😉
Now, where’s my ice cream? Great post!!
love the geometry of your image, Frank.
ooooooooh! I LOVE treats! 🙂 Love the photo – nature indeed is an ongoing treat! Here’s my little contribution (pun and all) 😉
I can only imagine the surprise you were treated to!! Great post!
Ha ha! 🙂
hi frank, interesting topic and great picture this week, here is my contribution to the challenge theme,
Fantastic images, Robert!
Thank you frank.
Shot on an iPhone 7: https://islandinthenet.com/treat/
Here’s my idea of treat! https://dailymusing57.com/2018/09/08/tuesday-photo-challenge-treat/