Tuesday Photo Challenge – Surprise

Color me surprised!

Welcome to Week 131 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

I have to admit that it does get more difficult to come up with new themes, as I check for what I’ve used before…  This week is not too bad, as I looked at photos over the past couple of weeks and found one that I remember from one of the conference parties!  It should come as no Surprise that I was amused enough to look for an interesting angle to photograph this rather docile giraffe!  Much to my Surprise, I found an unusual feature about this giraffe, other than the obvious necklace…  Whence the theme of Surprise came forth!

So…go out there and find those surprising views, things, people or whatsoever caught you by surprise, capture it with your trained eye and share it with the rest of us!  I know that you’ll have fun with this theme and I am looking forward to chuckles and laughs!

Here’s looking up at a rather tall creature…

Looking up!

This giraffe was standing guard at the entrance of a lovely bar, named unBarlievable!, on Rainey Street in Austin, TX. Go out there and find this friend of all who love a drink from time to time!

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 definitely looking forward to see your surprises!

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!

97 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Surprise”

      1. I do the same thing…glad I’m not alone in discovering little things in my photos after I take them! PS – I appreciate you taking the time to check out the zinnia photos!

  1. It is really surprising to see the necklace around this fake giraffe and also see this at the entrance of a bar – I like your photo and POV and the surprising great theme! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Debbie; it’s been a couple of rather busy days to help people over quite a shock. I hope that with my help many can see the positive future that we all have.

      Your post was wonderful as always!

      Many blessings, Frank

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