Welcome to week 186 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
After all the work and personal travel, I’m running a bit behind on my blog work, so expect to see last week’s round up post tomorrow. I’ve taken a quick look at some of your Steep posts and they are amazing! As there was a certain amount of Slope to last week’s theme, I thought it might be follow up with that for this week’s theme. Whether the slope of a line, a gently flowing hill slope, or sloping down a stream, there’s plenty that can be done with this theme.
I’m looking forward to seeing what all of your creative minds will generate! Most of all, have fun with this one!
Here’s a Tuscan field…
During our vacation in Italy, my wife and I got to see quite a bit of beautiful Tuscan landscape, such as this view here. Hill slopes in the distance set a wonderful backdrop for the gently sloping fields in the foreground. As you can tell, the weather was majestic!
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)!!
Gently slope down the hill and roll up your findings!
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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87 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Slope”
Lost my heart to Tuscany, and it’s not only the great weather, it’s the whole atmosphere there. Beautiful scene here. Here is mine, on our drive to Lake Tahoe. https://thejeshstudio.wordpress.com/2019/11/05/some-autumn-finally/
Tuscany is amazing! The food, the people, the towns and the hills! Lovely post!
Love your photo! The color of the sky and they way you’ve composed it 50-50 for Blue-Grey 🙂
Took some hunting, didn’t have one photo in my archives tagged slope.
It’s amazing that we have visited some of the same locations!
Thank you! Your photo of the Faroe Islands is amazing!
Slope. Quite a challenge. Holland is quite flat. Hope you like what I cooked up. https://studiotionghan.com/2019/11/12/slope-tuesday-photo-challenge/
Great approach to this theme!! You didn’t have to go to Limburg!
Beautiful Italian country landscape and slope! Here are my slopes in Vegas: http://vegasgreatattractions.com/las-vegas-ski-and-snowboard-resort-party/
Definitely lots or slopes in those photos.
A very interesting, Vegas ski party!! Cool post!
Such an incredible, vivid photo! Thanks for sharing with us! 🙂
Thank you very much!
Beautiful rolling landscape.
love your image this week….nothing I love more than hay baling season…good job I don’t suffer from hayfever!
Beautiful image, I really wish we could photograph hay bales here in the South East of England. Our farmers wrap them in black plastic… which is such a shame. Here is my entry for the challenge.
A tree covered slope from me for this challenge:
I love the golden colors against the blue skies. The depth of the photo is stunning. Beautiful! Here’s my twisted take (Dessy appreciates your encouragement) https://www.quaintrevival.com/its-a-slippery-slope-when-whip-cracker-meets-her-match/
Thank you, Shelley; the location had caught my eye in the morning, but I really wanted the late afternoon sun for this shot, which I was lucky enough to catch.
I love your whimsical post! Those cats have some attitude 🙂
Ah, yes, the golden hour works well for that scene!! Thank you, we appreciate the opportunity to join along in your challenges.
Beautiful slopes in the landscape Frank! Our contribution for this week is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2019/11/13/wordless-wednesday-a-gentle-climb/
Gorgeous photos and fun with Eivor and Pearl; it doesn’t get any better!
Thank you so much for your kind words dear Frank! 🤗🐾💖🐾
Love the open space and the minimalist compositio. Beautiful scene. There are few smaller gently slopes areas in Somerset County that I might explore if my wife is willing to drive.
Hope you get the chance to go for a drive and explore! Thank you for your feedback!
Hello again Frank, here are some rural slopes for this lovely challenge: https://tranature.com/2019/11/13/wordless-wednesday-farm-on-the-hill/
Love those farm views, Xenia!
Thank you Frank! 🙂🙋♀️
Here’s mine Frank
Love those robot mowers! Would be fun to hack them and cause the appearance of crop circles 🙂
Ha! It was wonderful to watch. like lawn ballet!
Did my comment not go through? Sorry if this is redundant … trying again:
Frank, I really like the haystack with the rolling hills. Wonderful photo.
Here is my entry for this week. Enjoy.
Thank you, Cee! Those landscapes are just gorgeous!
I went with a large fountain on a slope, it was a challenge to photograph, so I am assuming it took quite an effort to construct: https://wp.me/p2owKx-1jP
I like your natural slope.
Great writeup on how you worked this image! Looks awesome!
Thanks very much 🙂
What a beautiful place to visit and photograph! And, a gorgeous slope included!
Mine is local and small scale:
Wonderful location!! Love the colors!
Here are some slopes this week https://dailymusing57.com/2019/11/17/tuesday-photo-challenge-slope/
Your photo is beautiful Frank!