Welcome to week 182 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
Last week’s theme of Tourism generated an incredible number of amazing entries! I came up with an idea for this week’s theme pretty quickly, but then struggled to find just the right image for it (I will have to shoot something for this idea). As often happens, when I start going through the archives, I find something that I just might want to treat in a different manner… That led me to the theme for this week: Back Catalog.
My challenge to you is to find an image in your back catalog that still grabs your attention and share it! Of course, if you want to re-interpret the image with what you have gained over the years, feel free to do so. Any kind of image is appropriate for this challenge! Let us know why this image still gets your attention!
Here’s a new interpretation of an old image…
In 2010, I was actively looking for dilapidated subjects to photograph and came across the old farm of the Westborough State Hospital, here in Massachusetts. This was a wonderful subject, as I captured a number of interesting images. In this image, we’re in the old stables. This shot is comprised of 5 different exposures ranging from -2 EV to +2 EV. In my original treatment, I leaned the image toward the feel of the interior of a ship, such as the Flying Dutchman. In the new version, I’m going more for the mystery of this location, keeping it simple and a bit muddy…
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)!!
Looking forward to seeing what you bring out of your back catalog!
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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99 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Back Catalog”
Wonderful post, Shelley!
That’s an interesting challenge. I keep going back to my photos now and then, and I remember posting this some time back: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/spring-cleaning/
I think it fits the bill. What do you say?
Wonderful post and I can imagine the adventure of going to China.
Here are some images from our visit last year to the colossal ZipRider at Icy Strait Point, Alaska. http://bit.ly/ZipRider
Love the view of going into the fog!
Thanks… it was pretty cool!
What a wonderful idea for a prompt!!
Here’s mine –
I love the photo of the old farm/barn–it COULD indeed be a ship, or abandoned barracks, or … one of the first images I had, concentration camp block.In any of these associations the history of the place breathes and the dirt is part of the reality of it. Great job!
Thank you very much, Na’ama!
Some black and whites are more intense than a colored image! It looks compelling. Out of all the ones I could have chosen, I chose this one https://wp.me/p9EWyp-1jO
I had to ponder this topic. But then I decided on this.
Interesting theme and a chance to go down memory lane. 🙂
Great capture of the old stables. The hole in the aisle seems a bit risky.
Thank you, Maria. Those stables were certainly not safe any more, but well worth the risk.
I thought I posted a comment earlier, but apparently it didn’t go through…This is an other great idea for a challenge. I also like your photo: symmetry, textures, perspective and the mood. Great work as always.
Here i my participation with a digitally made watercolor, posted in my GiftSmart website:
Nicely done to draw that, Tatiana! It’s gorgeous.
Thank you Frank! 😀
Hi Frank, I was a little rushed and tired last night when I replied from my phone… My image is actually a digitally made watercolor 🙂
Hi Christine, not sure that the link is correct.
A very atmospheric image Frank and a lovely challenge! We’re sharing some sunny moments from earlier this year in our contribution for this week: https://whippetwisdom.com/2019/10/16/wordless-wednesday-glancing-back/
Thank you, Xenia; love your look back at sunnier days!
Hello again Frank, for this contribution we’ve gone back to the earlier stages of the apples: https://tranature.com/2019/10/16/wordless-wednesday-fruit-from-the-flower/
Wonderful photos, Xenia!
Thank you Frank! 🙂🙋♀️
Frank, thank you for this!! I am still not able to drive around my area and working from home (because I can’t drive to work) has limited my opportunities to capture new images for the challenges. I submitted nothing for the last two. My Lightroom catalogue is enormous, but I am sure I can find a picture to share “as is” or to re-interpret.
Hope you recover quickly so that you can enjoy the outdoors and photography again! Can’t wait to see what will catch your eye first when you are able to drive again.
Here’s my Back Catalog contribution:
That’s a gorgeous bird and photo!
Thank you. There’s a little secret to that particular shot. The bird is so tight in the frame I added some background in front of the bird to give it some space.
Makes it look great. Well done!
Love the atmosphere in your pic, Frank 😁
Thank you! Your shot looks fantastic!
Thanks, Frank 😁
What I really like about your photo this week is all the interesting lines in it Frank. I’m almost always working on some older files, so my response is the file that ended up being the most interesting to me:https://wp.me/p2owKx-1ic
Thank you, Amy! I like what you did with that photo of Mt. Snowdon!
Love your choice Frank. Here are mine https://dailymusing57.com/2019/10/18/tuesday-photo-challenge-back-catalog/
Fantastic set of photos!!
A delightful topic! Love your moody shot. Here’s my tree https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2019/10/18/tuesday-photo-challenge-back-catalogue/
Those apples are wonderful!
hi frank, an interesting idea and photo for this week, here is my contribution for this challenge theme, https://wp.me/p2AvI7-3hN.
Thank you, Robert. Love your post!
Nice theme Frank. Here is my entry: https://f28iso100.wordpress.com/2019/08/03/the-first-snowflake/
Love that photo!
Thanks Frank 🙂
Went to the way-back machine for this one 🙂
Way back and awesome!
Thanks. It was fun 🙂
Hi Frank, I’m late with this 1st post. Terribly late. Anyways, here’s the URL:
No worries, as I will put the round up together tomorrow. Welkom bij de groep!
Sorry for taking so long to get into gear to do what I wanted to respond to your prompt.
Great photos in the album!
Thank Frank, Sorry to take so long 🙂
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On Tue, Oct 15, 2019, 11:47 AM Dutch goes the Photo! wrote:
> jansenphoto posted: ” Welcome to week 182 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! > Last week’s theme of Tourism generated an incredible number of amazing > entries! I came up with an idea for this week’s theme pretty quickly, but > then struggled to find just the right image for it (I” >