Welcome to week 175 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
After such a great week of your key contributions, I had to do some searching to find another theme that is worthy of your creative inspirations! It took a bit of searching to find a theme that we didn’t cover yet, but I found one. For this week, the challenge is for a rather wide-ranging theme, as it is City. It can be the city of your dreams, the city of your residence or the city of your birth.
I very much look forward to seeing where your favorite cities are located around the world!
Here’s a view of the city of my birth…
Rotterdam is a wonderful city that continues to evolve over the decades. The view here is of the new Centraal Station (Central Train Station); the Netherlands has a tremendous public transportation system, that is both on schedule and convenient. As parking is at a premium, I usually use this option to go visit the cities!
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)!!
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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97 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – City”
not quite a city, but sometimes it felt like it! We did have Barclays International slap bang in the middle! I have gone a little off centre though, but I think it works!
Wonderful post! It does look like a nice little city. The yacht makes it special!
Thanks Frank. There are some stunners there, worth millions.
Hi Frank; Central Station really stands out, great pic 😁
Hi Jez, love your shots of Glasgow. It’s a great city!
Thanks, Frank 😁
There’s no place like New York City! My choice this week. My problem was choosing from the endless photos I have!
Thanks!! Glad you think so!!
Fantastic blog post!
Tough as I have so many favourite cities but I live in a great one.
Wonderful set of images!! Love them!
OOOOOOOH, that one was a hard one to decide on (No, not really … ;)) — so here’s to iconic but perhaps less often immediately thought of view … 🙂
Wow!! Stunning poem!!
Thank you, dear Frank! 🙂
Hi Frank, city means also nature for me where I live, just takes me 10 minutes with the bike to our huge municipal forest Grunewald. I have seen my pingback is already visible. Cheers @ Ulli 🙂
Hi Ulli, that probably is one of my favorite posts of you ever! Great to see all the different views of Teufelsberg over the years!!
Thanks for your kind evaluation, this will be me by last post for some time due to other obligations, so some extra efforts were inevitable. Always a pleasure sharing something here. 🙂
I know everyone will miss you; hope the other obligations go well!!
hi frank, interesting picture about the theme, here is my post for the week challenge,https://wp.me/p2AvI7-3dA.
Wonderful view of the city!!
thanks frank for the comment. yesterday i searched for a photo and then found three.
This one is the down side of living in the USA, if one does not live in a big city, but on the country side
Great set of views!!
One of my favorite cities I have visited and took photos of is Las Vegas, so here is my first contribution for this great theme:
Wonderful post, Tatiana!
Thank you Frank! 🙂
Centraal is a good starting point for walks. So that’s my entry for the week, a walk through what some people thought of as The City for a millennium.
Love how you spend five hours!!
Here’s my contribution to the challenge:
Gorgeous shot of an iconic location!
agreed – Rotterdam is nice city, I wouldn’t mind living there.
Wonderful skyscrapers and circus atmosphere!
My Cities post:
Hi Frank. Here’s my take on city: https://outofmywritemind.com/2019/08/28/gem-of-the-city/
Fantastic view of one of those special locations that we find in cities!
Thanks. It’s one of my favorite spots.
Hi Frank, here is the city of Melbourne by night https://travel-with-tech.blog/2019/08/29/city-after-dark-white-night-in-melbourne/
That’s a really fantastic view of Melbourne!
Hi Frank, I completely renovated this post on Belize City especially for this challenge, with more photos and text. Here it is: http://www.travelways.com/belize-city/
Thanks for visiting 🙂
I haven’t been to Rotterdam for about 30 years. It is on my list for revisit this year, but I’m not sure I’ll manage to fit it in. I can see I should though.
As for my city post, I couldn’t choose just one, and even choosing a few was difficult. https://travelwithintent.com/2019/08/29/city-escapes/
Love your selection of cities, Debbie! Baku just really stands out!
It has been a while… my entry for your world famous challenge… : http://www.ostendnomadography.com/thursday-doors-grandcamp-maisy/
Welcome back! Love the view of the city! World famous? 🙂
I have never been to your city – it looks great though. I chose my latest visit, Stettin. https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2019/08/30/tuesday-photo-challenge-city/
Wonderful view of Stettin!
Thanks – worth while going up that church tower!
Hi Frank, what a beautiful day you had to photograph your city. I was working with some photos of Berlin this week, so that is what I have incorporated into this challenge: https://wp.me/p2owKx-1e5
Nicely done. I like the result you achieved.
Thanks very much.
Very cool (and unusual!) shaped train station!
My favorite city…
A fantastic choice of city!