Welcome to week 144 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.
Last week’s entries were wonderful and filled with breezy creativity! So, after a week of shooting the Breeze, I thought it might be time to go with the flow and walk along the Bank. This week’s theme gives me enough confidence to bank on a wonderful set of creative responses from all of you fantastic contributors!
Yes, you guessed it! This is another theme that can take into numerous directions, all of which should be a lot of fun to explore. I look forward to reading all of your approaches!
Here’s a nice bank to walk alongside…
Last year, I had the pleasure of visiting Kharkiv in the Ukraine, on a work trip. I enjoyed the hospitality of the wonderful people and was impressed by the size and beauty of the city! Well worth a visit!
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)!!
So, sit down by the bank and let creative ideas flow by!
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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116 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bank”
Had to be some more boat footage Fran
Love those boat photos!
Happy memories Frank, chaos times and all!
oops, K didn’t register. 🙂
No worries 🙂
Have to ask, did you change the theme from Flow to Bank? I could have sworn it as flow when I did my post this morning.
My error…the theme was Bank, as I had used Flow before. Unfortunately, the heading change didn’t take (and I didn’t pay attention 🙂 ). Good thing is that flow and bank work well together 🙂
I’m relieved. I am not having a well day!!!
Hope the rest of your day is much better!
Having a CRAFT moment I think
Craft is a great solution!
I took the bank of commerce route!
Love that post! I knew I could bank on you 🙂
Ukraine seems to be a really bright and saturated place! I like it.
I think I’ll just go bank bank this week
It was gorgeous weather when I was there last year (only 2 days, which is too short). Your bank is post is awesome!
So many lovely photos on this prompt! I can’t wait to see more of them.
Meanwhile, here’s my contribution of photo and verse:
Wonderful post, Na’ama!
🙂 thank you, Frank!
What a lovely place, Frank. Here’s a tried and true method you can bank on:https://outofmywritemind.com/2019/01/22/you-can-bank-on-it/
Wonderful post, Sandy!
Thank you kindly, Frank.
What a beautiful river bank for strolling Frank! There are forest banks and stream banks in our walk through Rosehall here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2019/01/22/a-walk-in-rosehall-forest/
Thank you, Xenia. Your post is just always fantastic!
Thank you Frank! 🙂
hi frank, wondeerful picture for this challenge theme, here is my post fo the week, https://wp.me/p2AvI7-30k.
Thank you, Robert! Love your post; those photos capture a great mood!
A beautiful river bank, Frank – here is my winter contribution. Not that much snow this year…yet. https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2019/01/22/tuesday-photo-challenge-bank/
Glad you like it!
That look like a lovely spot.
It certainly is!
Wow! What vibrant colors!
Thank you, Andrea!
Such a beautiful bank! I took a walk along the banks…
Your photo is wonderful. Did you do post processing? Color looks too saturated ( I loved it).
Thank you! Yes, this is a 3-shot HDR image; I pushed the saturation a bit to get additional vibrance.
Thanks for the clarification Frank.
Beautiful colors https://withjacktech.travel.blog/2019/01/23/tuesday-photo-challenge-flow/
Thank you! Great post and very powerful!
That brings back memories!
Such a vibrant picture!Lovely! I was thinking of flow all night and realized in the morning that I can’t bank on my memory any more…😐 but was relieved as I breezed through the comments, on the bank n flow dilemma of mine! 😂 Banking in my thoughts – https://myheart2heart.blog/2019/01/23/from-the-worlds-most-famous-wishing-well/
That is awesome! The Trevi fountain may not be a great investment bank, but that appears not to stop people 🙂
True! People flock there just hoping their wishes come true… banking on Lady Luck 😃
Thank you 😊
Here you go – a bank with a difference – cash flow rather than river flow! https://travelwithintent.com/2019/01/23/cash-in-the-hat/
Now there’s a great banking institution $
That is a gorgeous view! Hope you like my twisted take to the prompt – https://www.quaintrevival.com/home-brewed-kombucha-experiment/
Love it! Hope the flavors work out well for you. I love kombucha, bu usually by it from the store. My wife thinks it’s some kind of sludge that I drink 🙂
Thank you! LOL – I thought that at first, too, but it has grown on me.
Gorgeous photo, Frank! Looks like an oil painting. Here’s my take on this. Enjoy! https://pennywilsonwrites.com/2019/01/23/the-river-banks/
Thank you! Love your post!!
Thank you, Frank! 🙂
I so adore all the color in your river bank. Wonderful idea for a topic.
Here is my entry for the week.
Thank you, Cee! Your photos are wonderful, as always!
Hello again Frank, here are some gulls from our river bank: https://tranature.com/2019/01/23/wordless-wednesday-from-the-banks-of-our-river/
Nice post! Love it!
Wow, this is beautiful, Frank! The post I did this week on Self-forgiveness and Money perfectly relates…it’s about overcoming a fear of falling when I take a risk and knowing that love is a part of learning. AND going with the flow of how I express myself. Here it is: https://forgivingconnects.com/2019/01/21/its-money-mondays-topic-self-forgiveness-and-money/
Blessings to you, Frank! Great challenge.
ps – my friend (and ex-partner – we just split up) is a professional photographer and you’ll see a beautiful photo from him as part of this week’s contribution. He just finished his website!!
It’s a perfect bit of cosmic coincidence that you’re doing a group on Self-Forgiveness and Money and this week’s theme is Bank! Sorry to read about your fall while running and about the split up; great to see that you’re still friends and I agree that his photo of you is beautiful! Heal your wounds and tread lightly while running!
Best wishes to you, Debbie!
Thank you so much, Frank! On all counts.
I thought that this week’s theme is Flow. Am I missing something?
The theme is actually ‘Bank’. I didn’t originally catch that I hadn’t fixed the title 🙂
Oh how funny is that! I’ll change it in my post then. (Your photo actually can fit both themes, in a way).
Have a good night, Frank. Thanks for the clarification.
Gorgeous bank! Amazing colors.
wonderful banks! yes, the lovely snow bank 🙂
Here’s my entry: https://islandinthenet.com/bank-raritan-river/
Hi Frank, I updated the post and realised that I did not make it live. It’s live now. Please take a look.
Khürt, that’s another stunning post!
It’s a bit of a last minute entry, but I think it was the beautiful sky in your image that made me think back to this edit on my own photo that I wanted to rework a bit. The outcome is here: https://wp.me/p2owKx-14K
Great post, Amy. I will add you to the round up in a little while.
Wow! Absolutely beautiful! Now I want to pull out my camera.
Thank you! Grab that camera and have fun!
You are welcome