Tuesday Photo Challenge – Crawl

All that crawls…

Welcome to week 147 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

After a wonderful week of enjoying all of your interpretations of Growth, it’s time for another theme. While mulling over an apt theme, I was going through some of my old photo shoots and came across one of a 5K road race; this was a JP Morgan Corporate Challenge race with about 19,000 runners. I remembered this shoot vividly, because of the reaction that I had when I started processing the photos. Unbeknownst to me, I had captured a number of runners going down in the mass start, while rounding the first corner! I thought that one of these photos would be a bit too stark for a theme image, which led me to the idea that we should Crawl before we walk or run…

Crawling is something that many of us have done as tiny humans, and that we adore seeing babies do; we may even have crawled at less conspicuous times: I remember crawling up an ice-covered bridge, so that I could get to the hand railing, when I was in elementary school. Of course, the crawl could also be a swim stroke, or lots of other things! Have fun, crawl before you run out to make this week’s photo!

Here’s a little one crawling around…

Snaking Around

I caught sight of this lovely snake almost 10 years ago, as I was looking for something to photograph that day. I felt pretty lucky, but found out that getting a decent photo of a wild snake takes a bit of slow movement, so as not to startle it…

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)!!

Have a wonderful week and I hope that you don’t have to crawl up an icy bridge!

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!

84 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Crawl”

  1. Pingback: Crawl – By Sarah
  2. I like this shot. The shadows are sharp, so this seems to be in full daylight, but the tongue has moved so fast that you got motion blur. I’m intrigued. What was your shutter speed (I can’t read it on the exif in the embedded photo)?

    1. A pub crawl is a creative solution! The ice might be crawling in your area, or traffic… there could be a place where it’s crawling with people(or insects)… There might be more possible solutions than have come to mind so far. Good luck!

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