Tuesday Photo Challenge – Vista

Welcome to week 161 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

As we’re spending quite a bit of our vacation time away from WiFi, I’m running a bit behind on last week’s round up, but will try to finish it by Wednesday. I hope you don’t mind too much. The travels did inspire this week’s theme, as my wife and I encountered a number of stunning Vistas! Your challenge is to share those vistas that inspired you or simply left you breathless!

I’m looking forward to seeing your favorite vistas during this week!

Here’s one of those vistas…

The Kerry Cliffs

This view is off the top of the Kerry Cliffs, which rise as much as 300 meters above the Atlantic Ocean. The views here are simply breathtaking and well worth the hike up to the cliff’s edge…

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)!!

Can’t wait to see your vistas appear!

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!

105 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Vista”

  1. Pingback: Vista – By Sarah
  2. Frank – wow, that is a gorgeous vista! I love the contrasting colors and as always your ability to capture beautiful leading lines!

  3. Well … darn. I live in a valley.

    Perhaps I can use the alternative definition of vista.

    vista noun
    vis·​ta | \ ˈvi-stə
    Definition of vista

    (Entry 1 of 3)
    1 : *a distant view through or along an avenue or opening : prospect
    2 : an extensive mental view (as over a stretch of time or a series of events)

      1. I spend a few hours last night using Google Maps and Flickr to search for vistas in New Jersey. It seems I will have to drive a few hours north to be able to hike high enough to see any. If I was in Manhattan today I would shoot out the window of the skyscraper where my client is located but I’m at 61 meters (~ 203 ft) above sea level in this part of New Jersey.

        Further south of Princeton is even closer to sea level. In fact, that part of the state used to be under water.


        The northern part of the state, near High Point, is where I can find some mountains high enough to see out over the valley. I may have to take a long drive this weekend.


  4. c

    On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 1:53 AM Dutch goes the Photo! wrote:

    > jansenphoto posted: ” Welcome to week 161 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! > As we’re spending quite a bit of our vacation time away from WiFi, I’m > running a bit behind on last week’s round up, but will try to finish it by > Wednesday. I hope you don’t mind too much. The travel” >

  5. Exquisite photo, Frank! So happy for you and your wife that you’re on vacation. 🙂

    I probably won’t do another post until the beginning of June. Just a note to say hi and wish you both well.

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