Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 123

Scene of history

Welcome to the 123rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Thank you all for such a wonderful array of posts, as the scenes that you shared were personal, intense, creative and very interesting!  It was a pleasure to read all of your posts, and see the care that you took in creating them.  There were more than a few that made me chuckle, but I might not go camping for a while after this batch 🙂

Thanks to all of you for the creativity and fun that you put together!  I hope that you read each other’s posts and let the authors know which ones you like!

Here’s a scene from antiquity that has quite the history…

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Looking across the Forum

The Roman Forum is one of those places that is central to much of Western European history, as it was the scene of decisions that influenced the people of Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia during the height of the Days of the Roman Empire.

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

  • Sarah’s entry in By Sarah takes a dark turn, as she documents the scene of the crime… [N.B. – blog may be set to private]
  • Petra’s  post in Photoworld vol. 3 brings interesting scenes into focus, including a mysterious looking image…
  • Kammie provides a rather interesting scene her post in The Nut House, as it tells a wonderful story!
  • Charles’ entry in charlesewaugh shares a great port scene in the view of Stockholm, which looks amazing!
  • Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival draws a wonderful scene in her kitchen (looks like a delicious meal) and the female hummingbird!
  • Tatiana’s variety of posts in Travelways, Travelways, Travelways and Travelways are filled with great scenes from interesting locale, such as Peggy’s Cove, Belize and Mexico!
  • In pensivity101‘s post, we get to enjoy the fun that comes with camping, as the adventure is detailed wonderfully!
  • A great photo in Chateaux des Fleurs sets the scene expertly, as the scene is being captured…
  • In another great post in theOnlyD800intheHameau, we get to enjoy the view from a balcony in Abu Dhabi, which is amazing!
  • In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we are treated to the beauty of the garden in a lovely set of scenes!
  • Stella provides us with another great post in Giggles & Tales, as she has scenes from various locations around the world.
  • Khürt shares a wonderful report on boardwalks in Belmar and Avon-on-the-Sea in Island in the Net; in a second post in Island in the Net, he shares a set of scenes at Bradley Beach.
  • In her blog Out of my Write Mind, Sandy tells us of three amigos who are getting ready for a road trip!
  • A fantastic post in Bend Branches takes us to a stunning scene of a log cabin, that has a past…
  • In A Pause for Nature, we get to see that love comes naturally, as it grows into an interesting shape!
  • Lee’s post in ladyleemanila is filled with a series of scenes of locations, such as India and an island of bats!
  • In a great post in MVobsession, we learn of the scene that was created with the Gingerbread Castle, in Hamburg, NJ.
  • Maria’s post in Kamerapromenader captures an amazing scene of fiery sunrise reflected in windows.
  • Jason photobombs a family reunion in his post in Proscenium: it makes for a magnificent scene!
  • Shubham’s post in Hadd Hai Yaar paints a great scene that is set by the music that is made, which moves us!
  • Olga brings a scene that we don’t see everyday in her post in Stuff and what if…; the dance of the crabs!
  • Robert expertly sets the scene in his photo in Photo Roberts Blog, which makes us wonder what exactly is happening…
  • Marie’s post in the New 3 Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect brings us in close with an eye toward uncovering whether the whisper carries truth or lies…
  • Bryan documents the happenings around the birdbath in Bushboy’s World; it’s quite the scene that is happening!
  • Debbie’s post in Travel with Intent takes us into rush hour in Shinjuku, the world’s busiest train station.
  • Yinglan’s contribution in This is another Story takes us to lovely scenes, of which I particularly like the one from her hometown!
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom shares us the joys of happy scenes with Eivor and Pearl! She also treats us to cygnets in Tranature, in another wonderful post!
  • This week’s post on the theme in One letter UP – diary 2.0 draws a wonderful scene between mother and daughter!
  • Klara provides us with a carpet of flowers in a luminous photo in Sliku Svoju Ljubim II; a lovely town!
  • Susan gives us a view into a scene in her post in Musin’ with Susan, which cannot get much more San Francisco!
  • In Fleeting Muse, we go on a hike into Quicksilver County park, to discover lovely scenes all around!
  • Ju-Lin takes us on a wonderful exploration in her post in All things bring and beautiful; there is tremendous beauty there!
  • We come upon something truly unusual in Land of Images!  I’m not sure, if we can solve this highland mystery…
  • An interesing set of scenes are presented in the post in Life Amazing; the boat coming into the beach is odd, but grafitti is even better!
  • In a truly interesting post in WoollyMuses, we journey to Austria to come upon a wonderful set of scenes, including some dancing!
  • In Sync with Deep‘s post, we get another beautiful poem that explores the scene of the crime in detail.
  • Debbie writes another wonderful post in Forgivingconnects, as she focuses on the importance of letting your inner child come forward in reaching to forgive yourself.
  • George creates a great post in the Alchemist of the Woods, as he captures the scenes of impending Autumn!
  • Sonia brings us to her wedding ceremony in Sonia’s Musings, as we get the pleasure of seeing her start on a journey of togetherness!
  • In sgeoil‘s post we go to Narrow Hills Provincial Park where the scenery is astonishing!
  • In Jordy’s Streamings, we visit LAX, where the scene is a bit surreal and filled with Shakespearean wonder!
  • In Pragun’s Panchtattwa, we get to visit the ultimate in serene scenes where there is tranquility.
  • Maria has a great post in CitySonnet, in which the lighthouse sets the scene, whether or not it works!
  • In a lovely post in Fatma Mahmoud, we see the scene in front of us, which professes love of Nature!
  • Ilka’s post in A Thousand Miles provides a wonderful scene from an improvisational play held at her children’s school.
  • In StephentothePlate Marie takes our scene and spins a wonderful tale!

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!

16 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 123”

  1. The scene of the Forum you’ve captured & created is so surreal – I love it!
    Thank you again for hosting this wonderful thought-provoking challenge which allows us to push ourselves a little out of our comfort zones!

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