Welcome to week 184 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! For those looking for last weeks’ round up, I have started working on it, but, as I’m traveling, will be a day late getting all your great posts rounded up.
After a week of magnificent sunsets, I thought that I’d continue with a theme that was allied to last week’s theme in terms of location. When I looked for possible themes, I was surprised that it was available… So this week, your challenge is to find a Coast and share your impressions of it, or simply Coast along in your automobile and enjoy the countryside floating by.
Yes, Coast is one of those words that can be taken into several directions, so feel free to follow any of these directions and let your creative thoughts explore what lies ahead! More than anything, have some fun with the theme! Can’t wait to see your ideas!
Here’s a coastal evening…
This came from a nighttime excursion to Cape Neddick, Maine, where the lighthouse is decorated for the holiday season every year. Using a long exposure, we get a sense of peace across the scene, as the water calms down…
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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84 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Coast”
I’ve never tried the long exposure technique…I want to venture into that sometime. Your photo is gorgeous – and it inspires me to learn more about how to take photos in the dark.
It’s fun to experiment with it; as it was a pretty still night, I managed to get sharp exposures up to 3.5 minutes. Using an electronically released time really helps with it.
Impressive. I know I need to get one of those timer things – someday I will. I just love the night shots like you took!
Beautiful images… Like Shelley, I too need to venture into Long Exposure. I did a few night shots, but I want to get into more of waterfalls, seascapes and anywhere you can make the water milky looking. Here is my entry for this week. Sorry I’ve missed the last couple of weeks, it’s been rather a hectic couple of weeks in the real world. https://ryanphotography.uk/2019/10/29/tuesday-photo-challenge-coast/
Beautiful shot, Frank 😁 Here’s mine: https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2019/10/29/different-moods-at-the-coast/
Thank you, Jez! Really enjoyed your post!
Thanks, Frank 😁
Love that holiday photo! It’s marvelous!
Thank you, Maria. Really enjoyed your post!
Wonderful shot. The blue hour is such a great time to take photos of water.
My contribution for this week is a place where the coast is fluid: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/shifting-sands/
I love love LOVE the hues in your photo! Magical and warm, even though it is blue. 🙂
Here’s my photo, from a walk on the beach, where you can read what ensued …
Love how you evoked the calm of the coast!
Just out of hospital so pleased to contribute this today
Glad to have you back with the healthy!
Thanks Frank, I’m doing OK and hopefully going home to Lincolnshire tomorrow
Very nice night shot! Here is mine: Cote d’Azur – The Mediterranean Blue Coastline of France
Lovely area and amazing shots of the Cote d’Azur!
Amazing how the colours glow when reflected on the water!
Frank, just one word – WOoOOOooow!!!! What a magical image.
Thank you so much!
This is so beautiful and serene.
Beautiful shot. Love the reflecting colours.
Lovely photo Frank! No words …
Your post is amazing!
What a stunning image Frank! Here’s mine this week https://dailymusing57.com/2019/10/30/tuesday-photo-challenge-coast/
Gorgeoous shot! I never thought they would decorate a light house!It is – a light house!
Here is mine for this week, Frank. https://travel-with-tech.blog/2019/10/30/a-coastal-walk/
A beautiful image, Frank. Wonderful blue hour and a great length of exposure as you’ve kept a bit of the texture in the water.
I’ve gone to a place that has a lot of coast! https://travelwithintent.com/2019/10/30/shetland-coastline/
Stunning. Excellent shot.
A beautiful shot Frank! Here are some whippets coasting along: https://whippetwisdom.com/2019/10/30/wordless-wednesday-coasting-along/
Here’s my coastal view:
My contribution for this weeks challenge – https://edtphotoblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/coast/
Simply beautiful, Frank!
Looks like people are coasting right through this challenge with great entries!
a good initiative!
Very cool photo! Maine is a great place for coast pictures 🙂
Hi Frank. You have a gorgeous photo for your topic this week.
Here is my entry. I hope you enjoy it.
Hello everyone!! I would like to share this post with you all :
I like travel, wonderful
Hi there, with the recent decommissioning of NatGeo’s my shot, I have started really exploring the photo blog world- I really enjoy yours, please keep up the good work. Here is a shot of the coast of my own on my newly established blog: https://schlinkshots.photo.blog/2019/11/06/isle-of-skye-july-2017-572138-4n-61648-4w-ish/
Wonderful set of images! I’ll follow your blog and look forward to seeing more!