Welcome to week 176 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
After a week of living the City life, I think it’s time to go back to Nature for this week’s theme. As Autumn approaches in the Norther Hemisphere, I thought it might be interesting to go for a theme that riffs on that concept with Fall. In the American version of the English language the season of Autumn is often called Fall. What I like about this theme is that the word fall can be taken into other directions, from trip and fall to Victoria Falls and many stops in between.
So, I’m leaving the choice of direction squarely in your hands and create minds and eyes! Mostly, just go out and have fun with this one!! Can’t wait to see where you take this!
Here’s a more abstract approach to the lovely colors…
As many of you are aware, I like to experiment in my photography and, from time to time, will try something different to get more of a sense of the moment and surroundings, rather than a purely representational capture. By taking the aperture down to f/22 and going out of focus, there appears this rather soft sense of color over structure…
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)!!
Be careful not to fall and have everything fall into place for your photo!!
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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126 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fall”
I’ve gone with an easy interpretation – waterfall – but with a hint of autumnal colours.https://travelwithintent.com/2019/09/03/cascading-beauty-irarfoss-waterfall-iceland/
Wonderful location and photos!
Glad you liked it Frank.
That’s a beautiful photo! Thank you for sharing your tips on how you captured it. We’re just starting to see trees turn colors where I live, so I’ll give those tips a try soon!
Thank you, Shelley. Love your post, although I’m not convinced that you got a lot of work done 🙂
Thank you – you’re right, not a lot of work was done!!
Too early for leaves to turn here. We have a month of great weather, hopefully.
Lovely post, Jackie! Love the falling coconuts sigh 🙂
This had to be a “not” for me … 😉
Sometimes it’s most important not to fall; great post!
Yep, I’m an anti-fall kinda’ person. Well, if I can help it, at least … 😉
A lovely challenge Frank! It’s a bit early for autumn leaves here but the heather is blooming in all her mauves and purples: https://whippetwisdom.com/2019/09/03/haiku-seasons-turning/
Another lovely post, Xenia!
Thank you Frank! 🙂
In California, there is no Fall to be seen till November, so I feel strange posting a clear mid Fall image. This one portrays kind of a beginning, and this is even too early. The weather is still in the 90ties here:) still in the 90ties here!
Well…beautiful fall from you, but maybe I have stretched it a bit – which you asked us to do!
Signs of fall: https://photographyocd.com/2019/08/29/patterns/
Originally posted 2016.Updated and revised with additional image (Waterfall) https://ecstaticeclectica.com/2016/05/28/fallen-tower/
Nice and colourful. We don’t get these colours over most of India. We are now at the end of the rain-fall season. But instead of giving you a seasonal photo, I’m going for something that lasts ages: a geological fall.
That is a gorgeous post! Love the atmosphere in those photos.
Fall/Autumn … is really my season. Your image are just golden.
Frank, a hearty thank you!
This is my take on Fall https://travel-with-tech.blog/2019/09/04/falling-leaves-2018/ Great post and topic for this week, Frank.
Those are gorgeous images! love your approach to the theme!!
Fall is my favorite time of year, Frank. Here’s a glimpse of what’s to come:https://outofmywritemind.com/2019/09/04/as-the-days-grow-shorter/
And those colors will be delicious!! Great poem!
Glad you enjoyed it!
Beautiful leaves. Very few signs of fall in the trees so far, but there are signs of the approaching autumn. https://mariawijk.wordpress.com/2019/09/04/are-you-ready-to-move/
Awesome post! I always watch to see when birds migrate to get an idea of how fast the weather is changing…
What FALL means to me, this year:
That put a smile on my face!
YOur sun through Fall leaves is beautiful! Here’s mine https://dailymusing57.com/2019/09/05/tuesday-photo-challenge-fall/
Those are some stunning photos!!
Hi Frank, my first contribution is about a waterfall, and I hope I’ll have the time to make a new post on autumn 🙂 Thank you for this great subject and your gorgeous star through the “fall” leaves!
Great looking shots of the waterfall, Tatiana!
Thank you Frank 🙂
Fall is on its’ way. My response to the challenge is a photo from a previous fall. https://horseaddict.net/2019/09/04/fall/
Love the perspective!!
hi frank, Wonderful Picture for challenge theme, here is my entry for the week theme, https://wp.me/p2AvI7-3e4.
Love your use of depth of field!
thank you so much for your comment frank.
Here’s my contribution to fall:
I do like your experiment and I guess you could say I went out on a bit of a limb for my response. To me, this owl has nice fall colours that it is wearing: https://wp.me/p2owKx-1et
I also talk about making the transition to fall in terms of my work routine. Thanks for the challenge.
Thank you! Love what you did with that awesome creature! Great job!
Thanks very much.
Oh Frank, this is beautiful! Your photo has such depth. I appreciate you and how you experiment with your photography. I did a contribution – it’s actually my last blog post for a while. I’ll be taking a new tact on my writing, expressing, etc., and see where it all leads! Sending you all the best. Love, Debbie
ps – feel free to email me if you’d like to stay in touch (email@example.com)
Thank you, Debbie. Best wishes with the new direction and move to the Big Apple. Let’s stay in touch!
Hi Frank, here is my entry for your challenge this week.
Lovely set of falls, Cee!
A snap filled with nothing but lovely warmth 🙂
Thank you, Hammad!
Great theme, happy to play along, so here is my entry: https://aliveandtrekking.com/2019/09/07/falling-to-pieces/
Fantastic location and image!
Apologies for the delay Frank
No worries. Not with such a wonderful post.
Thanks Frank. You’re very kind.
Hi Frank, here is my second contribution made for silhouettes and the fall season 🙂
Great shots, Tatiana!
Thanks Frank! Gosh, do I have to bag all the time for a comment on my actual post? Is that so much for you?
Hi Tatiana, as an FYI, it is rare that I post a comment on a post when I’m doing the round up, as I’m trying to do it as quickly as possible; additionally, WP forces me to re-login regularly in order to comment on people’s posts directly.
I’m sorry that you feel offended by this.
I know that, but it looks like everybody with less than average posts gets tens of likes, while I hardly can get any. I made this post specifically for your challenge and I don’t get any recognition ☹️ May I ask why??
Tatiana, I took a quick closer look at your blog and didn’t see a way for people to follow your blog. Am I just not seeing it, or is it not there? That would make it easier for people to regularly get updates on your posts.
Hope this helps.
Hi Fred, that button is only for WP.com websites. Mine is on .org = self hosting. However, upon your advice I added a widget for people to subscribe to my blog via e-mail. I believe it’s something similar. I’ll see. Thank you for the suggestion 🙂
Hi Frank, in the last minute I manage to make a post on autumn/fall colors on my GiftSmart website Here it is:
Thank you for visiting 🙂
Thank you for sharing the beautiful photo. Fall is my favorite season.
Thank you! I really enjoy it as well, but also love Winter.