Here comes a seventh mystery slide post of this year….
I expect that this week’s slide is an easy one to figure out, as it’s eminently google-able (is that even a word?). My challenge to you is to try and figure this out from the clues in the image without the aid of any search tool…
I look across the harbor, as I go out to the sea in my ship…
For extra bonus…try to pinpoint the year that this slide was taken! I’m looking to see how the car aficionados do with this!
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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11 thoughts on “Friday Mystery Slide – 2019 #07”
Frank this is really quite easy to find. So I just say, the same city name name exists in the South-West of England. But this monument more in your neighbourhood ….
it certainly is more in my neighborhood. did you find it without using a search engine?
Google knows this place very well. Do you buy your fish from time to time at Gloucester, Massachusetts?
Yes, Google knows 🙂 Of course, there is the secondary question that might be much harder to google…
Frank – Gloucester Ma 1956
I think that date is pretty close.
I let this one pass because it’s just up the road from me. I’m from the other fishing port. New Bedford.
You are very close indeed. It’s a great area of the state.
No clue about the location but 1957 .
Excellent choice of year! You are on the mark.