Welcome to Week 140 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! First of all, for those of you who celebrate: Merry Christmas!
In the northern hemisphere the season has brought in some of the cold that we might expect, and, sometimes, even welcome. In the southern hemisphere, Summer heat will be on its way to make the beaches even more welcome. This made me think of this week’s theme: Cold and Warm. The challenge is to combine both elements in your photography, poetry or prose. As usual, you have plenty of artistic license to take this theme into the direction of your choosing, as long as you have fun with it!
I’m sure that you’ll warm up to this week’s challenge and not leave me in the cold here in New England! I’m very much looking forward to your creativity!
Here’s a taste of warm and cold…
This scene struck me, as the February morning was rather cold, but the Sun’s light had a warmth to it that changed the entire feel. It almost made me feel, as if I was looking at a Winter landscape through a window, while having a hot cocoa!
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)!!
Stay warm and come in out of the cold, or vice versa!
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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59 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Cold and Warm”
The warm sunrise on a cold day
Nice warm tones! Merry Christmas!
You too Frank. It was a beautiful sunrise.
What a beautiful photo! Yes, the sun turns all golden and warms the scene!
Thank you very kindly!
Here’s mine! https://dailymusing57.com/2018/12/25/tuesday-photo-challenge-cold-and-warm/
I felt the way you did about the sun!
That’s a great photo, as it really captures the warmth of the sun!
Love this photo Frank 😀
Thank you very much, Brian.
Thank you kindly, Tatiana!
Nice approach to the theme!
Incredible picture! Here’s my take on this. Thanks for the inspiration! https://pennywilsonwrites.com/2018/12/26/warm-and-cold/
Thank you; Lovely post!
I’m sitting in the Mexican warmth posting Canadian cold!
So very beautiful! Not often these golden mornings come – but we had one some years ago. Here’s my memories – and it is not sand in the header shot!https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2018/12/27/tuesday-photo-challenge-cold-and-warm/
Those look just fantastic!
that was insane brooo
nice work 🙂
Your shot is gorgeous, Frank! Here is a little snow and light show: https://outofmywritemind.com/2018/12/28/snow-glow/
Thank you, Sandy!
You are most welcome.
A beautiful image Frank and a great theme for the challenge. Most of our year has been about the cold and the warm and our summary in words and images is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2018/12/28/2018-reflections-through-the-seasons/
Thank you, Xenia! What a wonderful post to sum up the year!
Thank you so much for your kind words Frank and for hosting these beautiful challenges for us all 🙂🙋♀️
Hi Frank! I wanted to wish you and your wife an incredible New Year. 🙂 I did a contribution this week with a few takes on the theme – first are photos from my partner on the California coast with warm and cool tones & second is a photo of me with two friends on Christmas Day in the warm weather.
Much love to you Frank. I’m grateful for our connection!
Beautiful photo – capturing that ice before the sun melts it can be tricky!
My contribution: http://oneletterup.com/2018/12/28/tuesday-photo-challenge-cold-and-warm
Thank you! Lovely post!
Hi Frank. Your photo is amazing. Happy New Year to you. 🙂 https://odaciuk.wordpress.com/2018/12/30/finding-warmth-in-the-cold/
What a stunning picture! Here’s my take on cold and warm: