Welcome to week 164 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
Your posts on last week’s theme of Ancient were amazing and a lot of fun! As there were some of you who didn’t have anything of sufficient age around, I thought it would be a good idea to come up with a theme that would be close to everyone. At the same time, I wanted something that allows for creativity, so I decided to use Road as a theme. There are many directions, into which you can take the Road, whether they are well-traveled or less taken!
So, tap into your creative juices and ease on down the Road filled with wonder and adventure! Have fun!
Here’s a road to consider…
This under-utilized road was a side street on one of my previous commutes. After a significant storm it look significantly less passable and made me wonder, if the ‘Do Not Enter’ sign was still needed…
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 seeing all of your roads to the future!
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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103 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Road”
My choice for Road.
Lovely and mysterious; it makes me want to explore it!
Think I attached the wrong link!
Wonderful post! Love the one goose making some noise!
Here we go Frank: floods and food!
Interesting roads you travel 🙂
Well, they were in Wales!
Just love this one – would have walked it immediately!
Thank you! It begged exploration 🙂
My road is not that exciting, but in the late evening sun, rather soft. https://wordpress.com/post/lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/41728
That road looks wonderful!
A Lovely walk in the late evening.
I wanna walk up that road ESPECIALLY since it says I’m not supposed to … 😉
(No worries, I respect the sign, but it don’t mean I don’t wanna’ go up there…)
Here’s my contribution of a different take on hitting the road …
Haha! Love the cart behind the wagon 🙂
Ain’t that a fun one!???? 🙂
I love it!
it seems more suitable for bikes and pedestrians anyway.
Escalante! I was just looking at it on the map 🙂
This is a great challenge, Frank, that took me on the road I took with my friends.And your photo of the road less travelled seems mysterious.
Thank you, Teresa! I love your post and the ‘road warriors!’
Haha, love that ‘road warriors’. See you on the next challenge. Regards, Teresa
That road looks enticing enough to walk through.
hmmm…I may have done that 🙂
Mysterious n inviting… Here’s mine – https://myheart2heart.blog/2019/06/12/trespassers-will-be/
Love it! Some interesting wanderers on your road!
Ha ha.. true Thank you 😊
Hi Frank, that looks like a very tricky road for travel! I’ve gone for a single track road too, although it’s a little wider: https://tranature.com/2019/06/12/haibun-fragrant-breeze/
It’s tricky indeed. Great roads in your post, Xenia!
Thank you Frank! 🙂🙋♀️
Greetings, Frank! Here is the road I chose for this week’s challenge: https://outofmywritemind.com/2019/06/12/take-the-high-road/
Wonderful post, Sandy! Indeed it is good to take the high road 🙂
I love taking photos of roads. Wonderful topic.
Here is my entry.
Thank you, Cee! Roads are interesting, and, like you, I have a collection that is growing 🙂
I’m in the middle of the road, literally. https://photographyocd.com/2017/04/04/middle-of-the-road/
Here’s my road trip:
Tripping the roads fantastic! Great post!
I enjoyed this challenge very much. My pingback to A Royal Road is above.
That’s an awesome post!! Thank you!
Looks like an exciting and challenging road to walk! Here is my entry from Malta.
Thank you! Lovely post with wonderful photos!
Hi Frank. This time I found something to offer. Haven’t joined in for quite awhile. odaciuk.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/detour-to-happiness/
Great to have you back! Love your take on the theme.
Thank-you, Frank. 🙂
I love this one! Here’s my entry! Thanks for hosting!
Thank you! ☺️
Hi! Tempting, mysterious road. Nice shot. My entry- https://amaltaas.wordpress.com/2019/06/14/tuesday-photo-challenge-road
Lovely entry to this challenge!
Important processions happen on this road…
They are truly significant!
It wasn’t what I wanted to do but …
Those colors are just stunning!
Thank you, Frank.