Tuesday Photo Challenge – Play

Splish, splash, Darwin plays!

Welcome to Week 118 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Your responses to last week’s challenge theme of Treat were not only voluminous, but simply fantastic in quality!

When thinking about the possible follow up to last week’s theme, I thought I’d look for a different treat!  This week’s treat is not only in the theme, but also in its flexibility!  Your challenge is to use the theme of Play in any way that you see fit!  As it can be a verb or a noun, be on the stage or in the backyard, there’s plenty of playroom with the theme!

So, play around with this theme, have some fun and let your creative minds wander about!  I’m looking forward to what you might generate!!

Here’s a bit of play from my memory banks…

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Having fun!

This is our old man, Darwin, who passed away last year.  There’s nothing that Darwin like more than playing in water.  For this photoshoot, I found a spot in the shallow stream, where it had a small cascade, so that I could stand lower than Darwin.  With Darwin running towards me, it only took a couple of tries to get this happy, splashing shot!

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • 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!

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!

83 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Play”

  1. A wonderful image of Darwin playing in the water! I understand you miss him but have many valuable memories of your lovely dog.🐾🐾🐕💕

    1. Thank you very much, Anita. Yes, we miss him, but he’s returned to us in the guise of Stuff, our 9 month old pup, who has way too many of Darwin’s traits 🙂

  2. First time doing your photo challenge, if I linked something incorrectly, just let me know and I can fix it! Great topic 🙂
    touringwithkids.com/2018/07/17/tuesday-photo-challenge-play/

  3. Pingback: Playful waves |
    1. Hi Sonia! Thank you very kindly. Yes, we have Darwin’s reincarnation in a now 9 month old little rascal, who we named Stuff. He has the same sense of humor 🙂

      Great post!

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