Welcome to week 150 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.
It’s hard to believe that we’re closing in on 3 years of this challenge! After a tremendous week of layered goodness and creativity, this week’s theme came to me pretty quickly. I have to admit that I was surprised that I hadn’t used Round as a theme before, as it seems to be a natural! Of course, now you can make the rounds with great posts, of all shapes! Just think what a great Round up your contributions will make! (yes, that was punny).
Have a lot of fun with this theme and let your creative minds kindle the fires of your imagination!
Here’s a bit of roundness to get you in shape for the challenge…
These barrels and wheel were outside the Herring Era Museum in the picturesque town of Siglufjörður on the Northeren coast of Iceland. The towns in this area were booming during the great days of the herring catch. Siglufjörður and the towns surrounding it are filled with charm from that era and are truly amazing to visit. It also doesn’t hurt that this area is stunning and a dream for landscape photography!
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)!!
Looking forward to see what comes round the bend this week!
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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110 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round”
I love your photo challenges… I may not get around to doing them each week but I love the challenges when I do 🌺
Thank you! Glad that you enjoy them.
Your brief description of Siglufjörður made me want to hop in a plane to Iceland. But then the cold outside (it’s -9ºC in Princeton this morning) reminded me why I haven’t. Someday I’ll get ’round to it. 🙂
Iceland is a photography dream; I went there during June, when the days are long, and reasonably warm.
A blue sky in Iceland is a gift !
Probably not very exciting, but here’s mine Frank
Ha! Love it! Someone got a round tuit!!
You know, I’ve never seen one recently to buy, but when I do……………
LOL – I can’t believe you hadn’t used Round before either!? Every week you do a round-up, but this is different! I love the color contrasts in your photo and the different sizes and angles of round throughout. Great photo, Frank!!
Thank you very kindly, Shelley!
Love the rustic barrel!Here’s mine – https://myheart2heart.blog/2019/03/05/round-all-around/
Nice bit of Vegas style!
Thank you 😊
I love this photo, Frank. I’ll see what I can come up with for it.
Looking forward to it, Penny!
True story, I finished the edit of this photo this morning and wrote a draft post. Then a bit later I saw your prompt and was thinking, I don’t have anything for that. Yes, except for what I was just working on: https://wp.me/p2owKx-179
Clearly, I need another coffee. Have a nice week, Cheers, Amy
Ah, serendipity! It’s great when everything aligns. Awesome post and I like what you’re doing with creating a customer workspace.
A beautiful combination of the barrels and the wheel Frank! Our contribution for this week is here: https://tranature.com/2019/03/05/haiku-spring-of-life/
Wonderful contribution, Xenia! Now, I expect to see Spring around the corner…kind of hard with the foot of snow we got on Monday 🙂
Thank you Frank, hopefully Spring will be around the corner soon! 🙂🌱🍀
Beautiful old barrels. Love the greying wood and the rusty rings.
Thank you kindly!
Round and round – lovely shots all around, yes!Love your colourful barrels. Here’s my entry https://wp.me/p1hCI2-aBI
Fantastic post! Although it’s almost sacrilege to frame Persistence of Memory in an oval 🙂
This was fun.
Here is mine.https://isaiah46ministries.com/2019/03/05/angels-in-the-round-tuesday-photo-challenge-round/
I just had to do this about this … 😉
Only that I did myself some self-inflected cravings … 😉
I finally got round to do my round Frank. Love your round
A well-rounded post, Brian!
Thank you Frank 😀 a round of applause for everyone
I had a hard time with the word Round. But the photo did inspire anyway. It reminded me of a lovely summer day. Here’s my take on your photo, Frank. https://pennywilsonwrites.com/2019/03/06/summer-memories/
Thanks for the inspiration. ❤
That’s a lovely take on the theme!
Thanks, Frank! 🙂
Great topic for this week, Frank! Here’s my entry to round out the list: https://outofmywritemind.com/2019/03/06/round-abounds/
Thank you, Frank.
A good theme, as always. Took me back to my visit to Shanghai last year: https://travelwithintent.com/2019/03/06/shamghai-pudong-jin-mao-tower-atrium-hyatt-lucky-eights-spiral/
That is a stunning view!
Great photo and topic, as always. 😀 😀
Here is my entry
Fantastic post, Cee! I particularly like the lawn ornament.
Round round get around, I get around… https://photographyocd.com/2019/02/26/the-mirror-of-your-mind/
That’s a really interesting photo! Well done!
hi frank a wonderful picture for the week theme here is my entry for the challenge,https://wp.me/p2AvI7-33f.
Thank you, Robert! I love your entry; that ferris wheel really stands out against the cloud!
I admire beautiful photos from challenges, it brings wonderful ideas to other people to be more creative.
Thank you! People do great work!
My response for this week is
A fantastic, and important, round object!
Such a soothing, nerve calming snap this is, Frank. Very lovely 🙂
Thank you, Hammad!
Fun prompt. I have 64 examples 🙂
Hi Frank! I just did my contribution for this week’s prompt. Hope it’s not too late. I used some creative liberty this week. 🙂 Sending you blessings—have a great week for you and your wife! Debbie
it’s not a problem, as I’m recovering from a cold and will finish the round up on Tuesday morning.
This one looks amazing. Back to writing after a forced break due to illness and you gave the perfect theme to restart. Here’s my entry
Great to have you back, Sonia. I hope that you’re feeling better.