Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hill

Atop the hill…

Welcome to week 169 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

As I am traveling for work this week, I have been pretty much out of touch due to long work days and little time between meetings. My apologies for the resultant delay. As I will have this evening to myself, I will get last week’s round up done then. Also, I should get the chance for some personal time on Friday to get a bit of photography in as well…

As I did get the chance to look out of my hotel room at night, there was a bit of inspiration that led to this week’s theme of Hill. In the town of Brno, there is a spectacular view of Spilberk Castle, which has stood atop the hill for over seven centuries. Therefore, your challenge is to share your favorite hills and/or what you find atop them.

I’m looking forward to seeing what hills you climb and capture!

Here’s the castle on the hill…

Spilberk Castle

This view is from my 12th floor hotel room; this room has the feature that windows open all the way, so that I could get a good view. I’ve also taken a couple of EOS R shots that I will process in the near future.

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)!!

Hope you have fun with this week’s (day late) theme and conquer the hills!

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!

70 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hill”

  1. Pingback: Hill – By Sarah
      1. Thanks, I was thinking about some of the local chain saw carvings and that made me think of the wood piles sticking out of the water and they made me think of the eroded rock.

  2. This should be an easier one for me to capture. I live in a hilly area. Weather is very high this weekend (36ºC), ​but I am hoping I get out in the early morning to capture some images.

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