Welcome to Week 127 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! Due to last week’s overwhelming response, I’m not quite done with its round up post, which will be done tonight.
After a week of juxtaposition of the light and dark, I thought I’d change our focus to be more on the world around us for this week’s theme. For this theme, let’s share some insights into Our World, how we see it or something that might catch your or somebody else’s eye!
Have fun with this theme and think about what you’d like the rest of the world to see about where you live. I’m looking forward to what your creative minds come up with!
Here’s a sample of what I find in the alleys of Worcester…
This shot came from my looking through a hole in a fence between two buildings, where I caught this scene! Not quite what I expected, but telling a lot about the infrastructure of these buildings!
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 definitely looking forward to seeing some more about your worlds!
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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102 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Our World”
I’ve used quite a few photos in my post ‘Lounging Around’. Hope that’s OK
That is absolutely awesome!!
I also should mention that you gave a really interesting view of your world. I’m always amazed how boats can make for great living space. Thank you for sharing this view.
Ours was only 41 feet, so we didn’t have a dining area as some of the longer narrow boats did. Wide beams are 9 to 15 feet across so bigger than our first house, and are more like floating apartments. We miss the boat sometimes, even if it was only 6′ 10″ wide. It was home, comfy, and ours. And we made a lot of friends.
I adore the leading lines in your photo this week! Here are some birds who are singing sweet songs in my world this week https://www.quaintrevival.com/dont-worry-youre-gonna-love-being-a-blogger/ Happy Tuesday!
Shelley, wonderful post! Yes, I love using lines in my photography, as the eye can be guided through an image to get to a specific end point.
Have a wonderful day and week!
Thank you, hope your week is great too!
Hello Frank, thank you for hosting this lovely prompt! We have gone a bit ‘otherworldly’ with our contribution for this week: https://whippetwisdom.com/2018/09/25/haiku-our-world/
Hi Xenia, that is another lovely response!! I love the watery interpretation!
Thank you Frank! 🙂
Yep. It was an errant plugin. I should be good for the this challenge.
Another great theme Frank! Here’s mine this week…
Thank you kindly, Sarah!
Hi Frank…I thought I’d feature some subtle seasonal changes right on our own deck: https://outofmywritemind.com/2018/09/26/fall-has-its-own-angle/
That’s a stunning photo, Sandy!
Thanks, Frank. As you have noticed by now, I am intrigued by shadows of all kinds.
Your choice of image for the week’s theme was really a bit odd and exciting. I like the straight lines and that’s bit messy but still with greenery. An exciting mix 😀
Here’s my entry: https://maltanita.com/2018/09/26/maltes-luzzu/
Hi Anita, thank you! Yes, it was intended to provide a different look and what hides between buildings. Love all the color in your post!!
Hello again Frank, here is a more conventional interpretation of our world: https://whippetwisdom.com/2018/09/26/wordless-wednesday-inspired-by-the-breeze/
The beach is their world!!
Thank you Frank, it truly is 🙂🐾🐾
…my world..this morning!
I went out to get a latte and found this cool mural nearby
Your alleys are a lot greener than some of our gardens here in the desert (Arizona, USA)
Love those murals! Yes, we get a bit more water here than you do 🙂
Sharing a part of the world close to home, close to heart. And the realities it perhaps can remind us the gates through which so many — among them many who seem to have forgotten their own origin story — have come.
Wonderfully written! It’s very true and important that we don’t forget what She stands for…
It is difficult these days, but I hold hope that decency will prevail over hate or belligerence.
We shall never let hate and intolerance win!
I like your alley photo – you never know what will turn up there!
I was inspired by this challenge, Frank and went right downtown…My contribution:
Love what you uncovered in those images!
Thank you! Glad you liked it.
Cool alley! So many pipes to follow.
Here’s a big piece of our world…touringwithkids.com/2018/09/26/worldless-wednesday-our-world-at-the-jersey-shore/
Love the examination of Nature’s structure in these photographs!
Love the lines. Interesting challenge!
Hi Frank Here is My World for Our World
Really enjoyed the planet approach in your post, Brian!
Thank you Frank
This was an interesting theme. Sharing my perfect world by an imperfect me. Hope you like it.
Great post, Sonia!
I am enjoying a glimpse into the worlds of others Frank! Great topic! https://dailymusing57.com/2018/09/28/tuesday-photo-challenge-our-world/
Lovely view of your world!
Marie-Antoinette’s world was beautiful until things got ugly, her Hamlet is lovely to walk around:https://wp.me/p2owKx-12e
Thanks for this very interesting challenge!
A very interesting post! Thank you!
My post for this week’s challenge
Hi Frank. Hope you had a wonderful trip to the Netherlands 🙂 https://odaciuk.wordpress.com/2018/09/29/my-world-city-of-lakes/
Thank you, Olga! It was a good time!
My second post is
Very cool post, but I won’t show my wife, as she’s deadly afraid of spiders 🙂
hi frank great and interesting picture for this week, here is my post for this challenge theme, https://wp.me/p2AvI7-2S1.
Thank you, Robert! Love the view of your world!
Sharing my world of 5 elements that inspire motivate live with me.
Wonderful post, Pragun!
An intriguing view of Worcester, Frank. My images take a wider view of the theme:https://travelwithintent.com/2018/09/30/world-flags-berlin-havana-hanoi-our-colourful-world/
That’s a fantastic collection of flags!
Wonderful post and waterfall!