Welcome to Week 130 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
The inspiration for this week’s theme comes from a photo that I took yesterday during a break in training at my work’s company headquarters in Raleigh, NC. So I took a look to find out, if I used this theme before, and, much to my surprise, Reflection is a fresh theme!! I don’t have to tell you that this is a theme that creates many an interpretation, ranging from the actual physical Reflection to the metaphysical and deep thoughts!
Therefore, take your creative license, polish it up and let your thoughts and lenses wander wherever they may take you; have fun! I look forward to seeing your creations!
Here’s the view toward the sky from the 8th floor patio…
It was a wonderful, balmy day in Raleigh, NC, as you can see from the cloud pattern above; the reflection is in the windows of the Red Hat Tower.
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 see your reflections upon this week!
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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132 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Reflection”
Wow! Gorgeous photo! The clouds reflections in the glass are stunning! Beautiful building!
Thank you very much!
Love the clouds and windows
Thought I’d get in first for a change Frank
Thank you, Brian! Love your post!
You’re welcome Frank and thanks 🙂
Beautiful! I have taken some photos of the buildings in NY reflecting the clouds- they always make me stop and look!
Thank you kindly!
Wonderful snap this is indeed, Frank. For this week’s theme, I’m sharing an old post of mine:
Have a nice week 🙂
Awesome post, Hammad!
Thank you very for liking this, Frank 🙂
The sky looks more beautiful in those coloured glasses. It’s amazing!
Awesome capture! just loved it! Here’s my reflection – https://heartoheart2017.wordpress.com/2018/10/16/reflections/
Fantastic post! Great bonding!
Thanks a ton! Your words mean a lot 😃
I’m always looking for reflections! Love yours.
They are among my favorites too. Great collection of photos!
Lovely picture Frank. I remembered I had a few reflective ones from the boat.
What an amazing unique photo! Beautiful – it looks like you had perfect timing with the light.
WOW! That’s pure gold! I find that being in tune with one’s surroundings makes for great serendipitous photos.
Thank you!! I agree – as that is one of my very favorite places to visit.
Greetings! Here is My Entry: https://roamingurbangypsy.com/2018/10/16/tuesday-photo-challenge-reflection/
Lovely collection! The bicycle one is very intriguing!
Thank you for hosting another great challenge Frank, I love the reflection of the clouds in the windows. Our contribution for this week is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2018/10/16/haibun-reflections/
Lovely post, Xenia. That’s a very reflective pose too!
Thank you Frank! 🙂🐾🐾
I love the sky reflected in the mirrored building! It is lovely!
(Alas, these are also often deadly to birds–we just today had a segment in the local news about the number of migratory birds who fly directly into such buildings and are killed 😦 Some buildings are taking steps to remedy that, though I’m not sure exactly how).
On a duckier note, here’s my reflecting contribution:
Great post! At flight levels, a number of buildings have put the shadow of raptors on windows to reduce bird strike. It appears to work well.
Yes, I wonder if this is what they’ve been trying to do in NYC, too. Some buildings–like the Javits Center, had taken measures to reduce bird-deaths and it has been successful. Perhaps that’s one thing they’d done.
Wonderful photo Frank. I’m sure you’ll get many inspiring entries with this very evocative theme.
Thank you, Miriam. Yes, they are pouring in already.
Wonderful regular grid of clouds; just the thing to match the regular grid of windows.
This week I’m off on a tangent, with my reflections on an old temple: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2018/10/15/meenakshi-temple-gripes/
Hello again Frank, here is a feathered reflection in the river: https://tranature.com/2018/10/17/tanka-redshank/
Fantastic post, Xenia!
Thank you Frank! 🙂🙋♀️
hi frank, Wonderful and interesting postfor this week, here is my contribution, https://wp.me/p2AvI7-2Tk.
Awesome reflection, Robert!
thank so much frank for your comment.
Awesome click of the reflective building!! Here is my entry –
Hi Frank, me again.
I’ve just remembered this post from a couple of years ago, and the reflection on the water is amazing! Can I submit two entries this week?
That is a wonderful post! Of course, I’m happy to have two entries from you!
Thanks! Have a good weekend.
Your clouds are awesome, Frank! My entry takes us to a mountain lake:https://outofmywritemind.com/2018/10/18/reflection-recollection/
Gorgeous photo and poem!
Hi Frank. https://odaciuk.wordpress.com/2018/10/18/autumn-reflection/
Fantastic photo, Olga!
Thank-you, Frank. 🙂
Frank, your reflection of the cloudy sky is dramatic. Wonderfully captured.
Here is my entry for the week. Enjoy!
Love your series of photos, Cee!
Stunning capture! Love it!
This was in my queue to edit this week, and the reflection in the water really was an element that I liked in this photo: https://wp.me/p2owKx-130
I love the brilliant sky in your photo, both the real and reflected.
That is a lovely photo!
Thank you very much, it’s a popular spot.
I’m back, Frank! So glad to contribute again to your challenge. Sending you blessings – hope you and your wife are doing great. Debbie
Great to have you back in country! Hope you had a great time!
That’s a great photo. Here’s mine
I hope it is not too late to give this a try! https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2018/10/20/tuesday-photo-challenge-reflection/
Certainly not too late! Lovely post!
Thanks – an irresistable topic!
I’m late too… I really like reflections, and your reflected clouds are very nice!
Here is my contribution from Las Vegas: Reflections and things to reflect about…:)
No problem! Great post!
Since I missed two past challenges, I’m posting two times for reflections 🙂
Another lovely post!
This is a nice challenge. I’ve got a picture of the river bank:
Here is my contribution to this weeks challenge. I edited an old post and the pingback doesn’t seem to be working.
Thank you, Frank!
Thank you, Frank!
My apologies for being late but here is my post 😊
Not a problem; I will add yours to the round up momentarily!
Thank you so much! 😊
Posting a link: https://islandinthenet.com/reflection/
Great blog I enjoyeed reading