Welcome to week 180 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
After rocking those stone photos for the past week, I have worked up an appetite! As I was browsing through images, I came across this one from my travels, which made me wonder: everyone in the world gets their Groceries somewhere, but where might that be? So, for this week’s challenge, share where groceries are acquired, either where you live or somewhere along your travels. I think it will be interesting to get a global view of groceries!
I look forward to seeing all your fun contributions to this week!
There’s some variety of items here…
This shot goes back to a February day in Rotterdam, when we visited the market to get some wares for the week; this market is pretty good size, even during Winter. As the Netherlands is a significant producer of fruits and vegetables, the variety is always pretty good. Utilizing greenhouses for growing, the season becomes nearly year-round for many produce items.
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)!!
Let’s get something to eat and take a photo or two!
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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85 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Groceries”
Great post 😊
Nice light in that photo: the wintry blue light outside and the warm light in the stall.
Thank you! Those lightbulbs do throw some rather warm light.
Oh, this is fun!!! I had several ideas in mind, but then this one took the … um … salad? 😉
That’s an awesome take on the theme!
Hey, it even says so in the photo!! 😉
Not one of my best Frank!
I like it! Particularly, the solution of getting fresh produce from your backyard.
Thanks Frank. You’re very kind!
Very nice and interesting theme Frank, plus an awesome night shot of the market stand! I know those street markets in Europe are just fantastic! 🙂
Thank you kindly!
Has been a long time ago that I’ve been to the open air market! Since the light is already on, you are lucky you’re still in time! Here is my grocery stash: https://wp.me/p9EWyp-18R
Good market photo. I wish I had used some of mine now. Oh well…..the Groceries are in Frank
Great post, Brian!
Thank you Frank 🙂
I love visiting markets when travelling.
Wonderful variety, Cee!
Hi Frank, here is my entry for the week. Enjoy!
Fantastic post with lovely groceries!
I was inspired by your market idea. They are very different in this part of the world. odaciuk.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/harvest-time/
Your take on the theme is fantastic and the chanterelle is amazing!
Thank-you, Frank. I was happy that the chanterelle turned out so well. 🙂
Having no pictures of markets in my stash I had to take on the challenge to show groceries where I live in order to participate this week. Wow! What possibilities in a grocery store! Thank-you for suggesting Another LQQK at the ordinary.
Teressa, I really appreciate your post, as you truly captured the entire shopping experience!
Thanks so much, Frank. It turned out to be a fun challenge.
A bit of a sideways look at the challenge from me this week:
This seems very appropriate for this month!
Awesome Halloween take on the theme!
It looks like Budapest is a great city to visit!
hi frank, wonder idea and photo for the week theme, her is my challenge post for this week, https://wp.me/p2AvI7-3gw.
Robert, your night photography is stunning! Amazing captures!
thank you so much for your comment frank and i glad you like it.
Love visiting the local markets,helps to know the place better… nice image! Here’s mine – https://myheart2heart.blog/2019/10/05/this-caught-my-eye/
What a fantastic display to capture!
Thank you so much 😊
My groceries view is more local than global.
The explanation of Grandma Friendly is tops!
Hi Frank, here is my last minute contribution 🙂
Hi Tatiana, you really captured the sense and experience of these Mexican markets! Amazing!
Thank you Fred 🙂
Nothing like fresh vegetables at an outdoor market!
These are very fresh! Great post!
Thanks so much glad you liked it!