Welcome to Week 132 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! As a heads up, I will publish last week’s round up tomorrow, as a surprise announcement wreaked havoc with my schedule.
This week, I’m going with a theme that was suggested by one of our regular contributors to the challenge, Na’ama Yehuda! Thank you for the theme of Slippery! Of course, this caused me to reverse my normal process, which is to be inspired by an image to pick a theme. This week, I had to find something that might represent Slippery…
Of course, you can take the Slippery slope and unleash your creative minds and lenses to capture something to fir this week’s theme…I’m very much looking forward to seeing what you might come up with!!
Here’s a rather slippery customer…
Morgan is among my favorite models, as she always knows how to put together the facial expressions that I’m looking for in a shoot. A little bit of mystery hides behind her eyes, aided by the mystery of the wonderful snake that has wrapped its way around her…
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)!!
Can’t wait to see what comes slip-sliding into this challenge!!
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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67 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Slippery”
Have you ever touched a snake? it feels like silk…
It does indeed. Water snakes are pretty slippery…
That’s a very attractive photo. I like those scales.
Your post is stunning!!
Love those snakes!!
They were indeed ‘charming’.
Wow, this is a wonderful photo… and the model as well, of course! 🙂 Are you a pro? I tried to find more of your work but couldn’t… where is it?
Thank you, Tatiana! Only semi-pro, as I do have a full-time job in high-tech. You can see some of my work on my website: http://frankjansenphotography.com
It needs updating, but time has been in short supply.
Great! I will check them 🙂
Beautiful photo. I´ve got some snakes as well, but in their natural environment.
Love your photos! Wonderful!
Oh, yay! Thanks for the credit for the prompt. 🙂 Not necessary but smile-making. What a photo!!!! Yikes for the snake. Slippery scale sly thing indeed!
Here’s my contribution, of a place where no one wants to slip …
Credit, where it’s due! You’re the second person today who told me that credit wasn’t needed, but I’m a firm believer in recognizing everyone for their contributions.
Your entry is simply amazing!!
Yay! Well, thank you, again, then, for the credit! And as for the entry–woohoo, thank you! 🙂
Loved your slithery one! Here’s mine – https://heartoheart2017.wordpress.com/2018/10/30/catch-me-if-you-can/
Great catch both by angler and photographer!
ThankU! That’s very kind of u… nothing special in the picture though- was just a fun click by the boys. Just posted it as it fit well for the topic – slippery as I know it’s difficult to hold a wriggly 🐟
This is an amazing portrait. She is a gorgeous (brave) model! 💕 The eyes are beautiful, even without the effect (and I love the effect) Thanks for leading the way!😁 (and setting the bar 😳)
Using a ring light can produce some interesting catch lights in the eyes. Hope you enjoy the challenge!
Do you prefer one over another?
Not really; it all depends on what effect I want. For a more traditional portrait I’m likely to use Rembrandt lighting, as it allows for a very pleasing look that people tend to be happy with. I’ve also done more edgy portraits, for which I look to create a bit of a harsher, silvery light feeling.
There are many choices, which makes photography fun!
That’s an incredible photo! Love the focus for this week’s challenge, Frank.
Is the news about IBM good for you?
Blessings either way. 🙂
Thank you, Debbie! IBM will be a bit of a challenge; I think there are a large number of positive attributes, which thoughts I have shared with a large part of our organization. As with many things, the proof will be in the pudding!
Great photo, newly at blog, kinda visit my blog and give any suggestion
Got a weird message about plug-ins when I tried to link, so here’s a link to my post, just in case it didn’t ping back https://musinwithsusan.com/2018/10/31/tuesday-photo-challenge-mud-bath/
Not sure what happened. I’ll check my settings when I get home. I was asked to approve your link back. That’s an awesome mud bath!
Gorgeous shot! Now, this theme conjured up the most slippery day in my life – so far. I was glad to come back to the car in one piece. https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2018/10/31/tuesday-photo-challenge-slippery/
That’s very slippery!
That is a stunning photo – snake and all. I’ll take your word for the slippery part! 🙂
Nice clean walkway! Winter is a bit slippery 🙂
Fabulous snake and model photo Frank.
Here is my contribution. Meet Gus
Gus looks like a slippery customer! Don’t let him go walkabout!
I keep Gus safe. Given a chance he would take a walk 🙂
I’m not a big fan of snakes, but that’s quite the shot, Frank!
I’ve got a little ice to add to your slick collection:https://outofmywritemind.com/2018/11/01/slippery-slope/
Wonderful post, Sandy!
Hi Frank. https://odaciuk.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/slippery-winter-memories/
Looking pretty slippery!
Thanks, Frank. I’m happy that my photos expressed that. 🙂