Welcome to week 196 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
Among all the themes that I haven’t done yet, I was surprised to find Trees (or Tree) among them! As I captured several interesting trees along the way, I thought there may be some possibilities here. Your challenge is to share some of your favorite trees with one another, and I’m sure there will be something of interest!
For me, trees are both symbols of permanence and also persistence against the elements. They stand the test of time and can be admired and even revered. I’m looking forward to the trees in your lives!
Here’s a magnificent banyan tree…
Trees are making a come-back in Mumbai, which is great to see. I particularly love these banyan trees, some of which are so large that the road has lanes going around them.
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 see what kind of shade your trees cast!
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 – Trees”
WOW, that is called tree … great image.
Oh tree from Mumbai! Lovely…
Hi Frank what a beautiful tree you’ve captured there. xx
It is truly magnificent.
A glorious photo Frank and what a wonderful Banyan tree! Our contribution for this week’s lovely challenge is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2020/01/21/haiku-wind-of-ice/
Here’s mine Frank…… a variety mix this week!
I had to go with our most amazing tree story!
That’s a lovely photo, and I like that bike there.
Interesting theme, my response is a list: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2018/06/20/trees-of-the-himalayas/
These are exquisite trees!
Here’s mine, from a bit of a different ‘tree-spective’…
Here is my entry. I love your tree this week 😀
Since I live in the forest, I have learned to love the bigger trees, like on your image, and the one’s on the back of the house! The one’s I have in my image are the rad bark Manzanita trees.https://wp.me/p9EWyp-43
that’s different very good photo
Oh, really? How great! I’ve been thinking about trees for about a week now and thought to make a separate category on my WP pictures on this subject 🙂 Stay tuned! 😉
Your example is wonderful…”banyan tree” never heard of it, but I have never been in Mumbai either. So many fantastic things in this world – I hope we’ll be able to keep it in peace and enjoy it’s beauty!
Beautiful. I also have lots of trees photos From Mumbai, mostly fig and Banyans. Some are very old and broad.
So love your tree photo Frank 🙂
I went for a minimalist approach
Here’s my collection of trees:
Hello again Frank, our second contribution for this lovely challenge is here: https://tranature.com/2020/01/22/haiku-lichen-light/
What a beautiful tree Frank! I chose a tree with a personal story behind it this week
For now I only have this: http://www.giftsmart.com/winter-scene-with-trees-silent-sunday/
I’ll try to make another post in the coming days 🙂
What an unusual tree! A survivor – such great detail.
The trees in my photo play a supporting role, one that may be easy to overlook, but I think is important:https://wp.me/p2owKx-1sO
I love your front and center tree!
Whenever I look at such big and old trees, I always wonder about what could they tell us if they could speak.
hi frank, a wonderful tree that you show us here, I like it, here is my post for this week, https://wp.me/p2AvI7-3nR.
We seem to spend a lot of time forest bathing at the moment, here are some more trees: https://tranature.com/2020/01/26/silent-sunday-forest-bridge/
What a fabulous tree
Love a good nature theme! Here’s mine: http://aliveandtrekking.com/2020/01/27/foliage/
That’s an impressive banyan, Frank. A tee I always marvel at when lucky enough to come across one.
I was slow finding my own tree, this week, and went back to my archives in the end, for a slightly ethereal reflection. https://travelwithintent.com/2020/01/27/a-tree-at-my-feet/