Welcome to Week 139 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
First of all, I’m running a bit behind schedule, as I am in the middle of redoing my studio space and just got the basics rewired during the past hour. There’s still the audio cabling and arranging of instruments and microphones to set up for some musical work. The end result is that I will be finishing up the weekly round up tomorrow for posting on Wednesday.
This is a perfect lead-in to this week’s theme, as the challenge is to capture Anticipation… That moment, when you know that what your heart desires is arriving soon, or maybe not… Will it or won’t it? All of us have felt the anticipation of that special day, when presents might arrive; it could be a birthday, Chanukah. Eid Al-Fitr, Sinterklaas, Christmas, or any other significant day. The look of wonder in a child’s eyes or many other possibilities.
I anticipate a truly amazing set of images, as we cross the Winter solstice in the Northern hemisphere (and Summer in the south). I’m filled with the joy of what I might get to see and read! Have fun and enjoy this season!
Here’s something we might anticipate…
Each day the Sun rises… it is something that we might take for granted, but I, for one, eagerly anticipate the beauty that the new day will bring. While it is a daily event, there is something of renewal and spiritual recharge that occurs with the birth of the Sun…
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)!!
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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80 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Anticipation”
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Frank’s challenge 🙂
Love your photo Frank and look forward to contributing this week. 😊
Thank you, Miriam!
I so love that tree Frank.
Here is my contribution
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Gorgeous lighting in the photo. It must be my mood for the day, but when I first glanced at it the tree looked a bit like the Grinch…but then I studied it longer, and it wasn’t – so WHEW! Here’s my slow take on anticipation – https://www.quaintrevival.com/oh-christmas-shopping-bills-oh-christmas-shopping-bills/
Wonderful post! It’s not unusual to see lots of different things in this tree, as she’s full of life!
I love this post Frank! Very inspiring!
I love this photo of the yoga tree Frank. It looks like she’s dancing.
Have gone with trees myself this week
Lovely post! I’m hoping for a white Christmas here…
We have no idea what the weather will be doing here on Christmas Day. Even if it’s cold and wet, we have our yellows from the boat to keep us dry when we go out to walk the dog. If it snows, guess who’ll be out making a snowman? 🙂
Sounds like a great idea to hope for snow! Best wishes for happy holidays!
You too Frank. It’s turning cold here, so you never know!
Thanks for the prompt Frank. Hope u will be eagerly anticipating the Christmas joy. Wishing you and your family merry Christmas and a blessed new year. Here is my take,
Awesome post! Have a very merry Christmas!
Thank u Frank
A beautiful sunrise Frank and a lovely challenge! Our contribution for this week is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2018/12/18/haiku-a-new-bridge/
A new bridge to explore!
Thank you Frank! 🙂🐾🐾
Fantastic photograph, light and composition!
Thank you, Tatiana!
Here’s my entry : https://wp.me/p78tWI-Gb
That’s a fantastic photo!
Great to see your progress!
A glorious shot! It is winter here, soon Christmas – but I go back to happy summer days…https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2018/12/18/tuesday-photo-challenge-anticipation/
That’s a great time to look forward to for next year as well!
Lovely click…Very sexy tree!Here’s my anticipation – https://myheart2heart.blog/2018/12/19/awaiting-santa/
Nice one for the nice kids 🙂
Thank you 🙃
What a very beautiful sunrise! here is my choice this week https://dailymusing57.com/2018/12/19/tuesday-photo-challenge-anticipation/
Love your response to the theme!
Hello again Frank, some more anticipation here: https://tranature.com/2018/12/19/wordless-wednesday-anticipation/
Beautiful photos, Xenia!
Thank you Frank! :o)
I adore this photo of yours. It is really exquisite!
Here’s my contribution to anticipation … perhaps of a bit of a different angle (you know me, I do tend to color a little outside of the lines sometimes…):
Thank you, Na’ama. I love reading the house’s perspective in your words!
🙂 Thanks, Frank! Houses have opinions … 😉
Hello Frank. I’m so glad I found your blog! I wrote something inspired by your incredible photo. While it doesn’t really fit your guidelines (I’m not a photographer), I just had to write about what I was seeing. If you care to take a look, you can find my post here: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/2018/12/19/longing-for-spring/
Thanks for the inspiration!
I’m so glad that you enjoyed the inspiration provided by my photo. It’s wonderful how the longing for Spring connects with the image.
The Yoga Tree has been one of my muses for years of photography. I’m looking forward to seeing future posts from you as well.
Very timely challenge! Great shot of the tree.
Thank you! Love your post, as it really captures the anticipation! Happy Holidays!
Lovely capture of the winter sun.
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