Welcome to Week 121 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! After another week of wonderful responses from all of you to the theme of Field, my challenge was to select another new theme.
As the quantify of these challenges grows, it becomes ever harder to come up with unique themes that fit with my idea of providing multiple directions for responses to the challenge. This week’s theme of Row has a number of possibilities, as it can denote a line of people or items, a street, propelling a boat with oar(s), a quarrel, and I’m sure there are others that haven’t come to my mind yet.
Open your creative minds to row through the waters of ideas! I’m excited to see what fantastic posts you’ll generate in response to this week’s theme!
Here are a bunch of posts, standing in a row…
This image is from near the end of a day of photography on snow-covered beaches. It was a very cold day, which produced many memorable photos, as the combination of snow and deserted beaches is not something that is very common, even in New England.
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 winds up filling 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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122 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Row”
My favourite kind of row
Hi Sarah, is your site private. While i clicked your link it says it is protected.
Nice one, Sarah!
Love your beach photo Frank. I’m recycling one of my favourites this week
Beaches and snow!
This is quite unique for me 🙂
Even here it’s a rare occurrence 🙂
A great theme .. my photos are from this morning.
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this challenge, I feel lucky to have found your challenge from Donna at WindKisses! Your photo of the rows is a great shot!
Thank you very much! I hope you enjoy the challenge.
You’re welcome, and YES, so far I’m enjoying getting to play along!
I love Franks challenge. And I have met a bunch of nice bloggers though here too.
Thank you!! This is the fun of blogging!
Thanks for the prompt. here is my take,
Thank u so much. Glad u liked
Frank, I really enjoy the creative posts and photos your prompts inspire. Thank you for hosting this opportunity to share with everyone! Jordy xx
Here’s my submission in case the pingback doesn’t work.
Glad you’re enjoying the challenge. Love your post!
Thank you, Frank!
Great take on the theme!
Ihave similar beach pictures, so I go for the beads: https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/rows-of-beads/
Hi Frank, thank you again for a lovely challenge and a beautiful photograph! I have gone with a beach-theme too: https://whippetwisdom.com/2018/08/07/haibun-a-sense-of-peace/
Wonderful post, Xenia!
Thank you Frank! 🙂
I love your snow-covered beach and the row. Great shot, Frank. Here’s my entry.
Wonderful post, Miriam!
Thank you, Frank. I love bamboos!
The ice on the posts makes it feel even colder!
Here are my rows:https://outofmywritemind.com/2018/08/07/row-upon-row/
That’s quite an assortment!
That it is! My husband enjoys fly fishing. He ties a good number of his own flies.
Hi Frank… Here is our entry…
Love the pictures in your post!
Hi Frank, A fun prompt as always! My contribution:
That’s definitely a row that I would enjoy playing!
Awesome and inspiring post!
Fabulous photo of the beach in snow!
I’m adding my contribution of a somber reality of rows.
Wonderful photo; such lovely sunlight!
Hi Frank, Here is my entry for this week.
Wonderful post, Stella!
Thank you. 🙂
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love your image Frank.I haven’t seen a sand beach covered in snow yet.https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.com/2018/08/row.html
They are pretty rare. Love your photo! India is on my wishlist to visit.
Just love your photo, Frank. The shadows are stunning. Here’s mine. https://odaciuk.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/off-season-vineyards/
Thank you! Love the photos that you use in your post!
Thank-you, Frank. ❤
Wonderful. I try to avoid beaches in winter, now you show me that’s a mistake!
Pingback and comments did not work yesterday, so I’m trying again today.
Birds all lined up in a row always make me smile… https://dailymusing57.com/2018/08/07/tuesday-photo-challenge-row/
A row of lights for this week -https://edtphotoblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/row/
Hi Frank, I have gone on a journey through the seasons inside a row of blackcurrant bushes for my second contribution: https://tranature.com/2018/08/08/haiku-fruits-of-love/
That’s a beautiful set of photos!
Thank you Frank! 🙂
I actually really like your photograph, very interesting.
Thank you very kindly!
I had an almost similar picture clicked of the sea in Pondicherry. Don’t they look so amazing? But I thought of doing something different on this theme. Let me know what you think of this –
Wonderful post, Sonia! I agree that there’s something special about those beach scenes.
hi frank a wonderful picture to the challenge theme, here is my contribution for this week, https://wp.me/p2AvI7-2P5.
Thank you, Robert! Love your harbor photo!
I love your icy beach shot. I had to look a couple of times as my mind was ignoring the icy bit!
I’ve gone with a selection of rows from Madrid: https://travelwithintent.com/2018/08/10/all-in-a-row/
Thank you, Debbie! Your post is a reminder that I need to visit Spain! Looks wonderful!
Hi Frank. sorry to be so late with this challenge
Here is my Rows
No problem, Brian. Those beans are really impressive!
Thank you Frank 🙂
A row from my recent road trip: https://3rsofretirement.com/2018/08/11/backroads-america-grotto-of-the-redemption/
I went with a row of boats waiting for the workday to start: https://wp.me/p2owKx-10H To me it was a quiet, crisp scene. I really like the textures of the image that you used for this week’s challenge.
Thank you! Great post!
Almost missed this…although there are some wonderful images here!
Here is my entry – A rowboat resting in peace in Newfoundland: http://www.travelartpix.com/rodney-in-the-silent-mode/