Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 170

Sculpture everywhere…

Welcome to the 170th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

What an amazing set of sculptures were featured in your posts! It was especially wonderful to see some of the rather unusual sculptures that you captured in your adventures. It would be interesting to map all of your photos across the globe, as you covered a wide variety of locations; also, I noticed that some of your paths intersected across time, which gives that small planet feeling!

Thank you for a tremendous set of posts, which were a joy to read and peruse. I hope you had fun with them as well!

Here’s another piece of sculpture…

Sacrifice

One of the wonderful discoveries during our trip to Italy, was the archaeological park ‘Gli Scavi di Ostia Antica’, which is a must visit, as it gives a great sense of what the ancient port city of Rome was like. During our wanderings through these excavations, we came upon this piece of sculpture below ground; it was worth getting there and finding this example of the cult of Mithras…

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Maria kicks things off in Reykjavik, Iceland, as she captures the Sun Voyager in her blog Kamerapromenader! Her approach is wonderful in these images!
  2. Sarah brings sculpture into perspective in her post in By Sarah; the photo looks amazing!
  3. This week’s incredible post in Don’t Hold Your Breath has us visiting the library of Celsus with some stunning sculptures!
  4. Brian features a couple of truly interesting sculptures in Bushboy’s World, both of which contrast one another nicely!
  5. This week’s post for the theme in pensivity101 goes very literary with a Midsummer Night’s Dream…fantastic!
  6. Na’ama takes us to a nice quiet break in Na’ama Yehuda, as we get wrapped up in a story during reading time…
  7. Sometimes a statue can look down on the passing crowds with a bit of disdain, as we see in theOnlyD800intheHameau! Great shot and sculpture!
  8. Indira brings us some amazing sculptures in her post in Sharing Thoughts; which is your favorite?
  9. Ken brings us a more ephemeral type of sculpture in his blog Pictures without Film; it’s stunning and looks right at home!
  10. In a wonderful post in the blog The Jesh Studio, we get to see a good variety of sculpture, some of which looks familiar…
  11. With another fantastic image, Chateaux des Fleurs brings us an amazing sculpture that makes me want to stop by and meet them!
  12. A very cool post in the59Club bids us all to come together with a great sculpture in Eschenbach and song to inspire us!
  13. Jackie may have shared only a single piece of sculpture in her post in Junk Boat Travels, but it’s filled with wonderful figures that made my mind fill with joy!
  14. Jase takes us to a significant memorial in Proscenium, as we visit the World Trade Center site.
  15. David finds sculpture in interesting places in his post in David M’s Photoblog; his photos are simply stunning!
  16. Teresa has us join her on a visit to Bilbao in her post in Travel with Tech, where we visit the Guggenheim Museum and can’t help but hang with Puppy!
  17. Marie’s wonderful post in the New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect features a wonderful set of sculptures in Lisbon, which appear imprisoned…
  18. Ann-Christine gives us another view of the Sun Voyager in her post in To See a World in a Grain of Sand…; she managed to find a moment without a ton of people…
  19. Xenia takes us to a wonderful location in her blog, Tranature, as we encounter great sculpture in Knockan Crag Nature Reserve. Xenia and her whippets provides us a more detailed view of these great sculptures in WhippetWisdom; a really awesome post!
  20. Debbie shares a fantastic image in her post Travel with Intent, which features the sculptures of Plensa; these sculptures are certainly intriguing! Another post in Travel with Intent has us visiting Moldova!
  21. Robert’s photo in Photo Roberts Blog highlights an interesting piece of sculpture, which he captured perfectly!
  22. Cee features some unusual sculptures in her post in Cee’s Photography; they have a very organic quality to them!
  23. Sandy takes to Nature in her post in Out of My Write Mind; the sculpture is something amazing!
  24. Woolly gets technical on us in a great post in Woolly Muses, and differentiates between sculpture and statue; his photos highlight both wonderfully and look fantastic!
  25. Lots of amazing sculpture in a wonderful post in Life Amazing, which has a couple that really make me smile!
  26. iball round the world gives us the opportunity to consider whether or not we would spend close to a million dollars on a rat…it’s a rather cool rat!
  27. Quincy has a great view of a some amazing sculptures in Q’s Place, which are definitely classics!
  28. That’s a very interesting piece of sculpture in For the Love of…; it brings a message with it!
  29. We get a gentle reminder in a very cool post in Heart 2 Heart, which is not to screw up! Of course, the reminder is in the form of sculpture!
  30. There is certainly something special about a bridge being protected by a monkey, as we see in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery! Fantastic image!
  31. Jez takes their camera for a walk and the results are in the post in Jez Braithwaite, which is some fantastic images of cool sculpture!
  32. This week, we go Take a Walk and Discover... to encounter a truly stunning Buddha!
  33. Carol’s wonderful post in The Apples in my Orchard just makes me want to break out into a song and create some letters! Very cool sculpture!
  34. Kristina’s blog is looking for enchantment…, and judging from the post for this week’s theme, we should not disenchant her. Wonderful post and Gorgon!
  35. Eliza introduces us to some amazing sculpture in Silkeborg, Denmark, in her post in Albatz Adventures; I particularly like ‘Busting to pee’!
  36. Sonya shares a wonderful photo in her post in Middleton Road, which is very apt on the eve of a rugby match!
  37. Deb finds a really interesting piece of sculpture for her post in Twenty-Four; I’m just waiting for the horse to step forward!
  38. Sculpture can sometimes be extremely lifelike, as we see in A Day in the Life; what are your thoughts on these?
  39. There’s nothing light about the sculpture that we see in Land of Images; or maybe there is….
  40. In another great photo in OneMillionPhotographs, we get up close and personal with a lovely piece at the Art Institute of Chicago.
  41. A wonderful post in XingFuMama shows off some of the great sculpture at Seattle’s waterfront.
  42. Irene finds a watchful owl in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine, which is in Frederik Meijer Gardens; it’s stunning!
  43. A magnificent post in Len Journeys examines sculptures made of a variety of materials. I am very impressed with this array of images!
  44. A very interesting photo in Musin’ with Susan has us relaxing at the plaza, which is a great thing to do! Also, take a look at the challenges that Susan entered in this post in Musin’ with Susan!
  45. The circus is the focus of a magnificent post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0; those are a lovely set of sculptures!

Please let all of these great bloggers know your thoughts about their posts!

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!

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