Welcome to week 199 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! I’m still wrapping up last week’s round up in between meetings, so it will be later tonight that it appears.
After all this rest, I thought it might be a good idea to get everything moving again, which led me to this week’s theme of Action! There’s always plenty of action around us, so your challenge is to share some of your best captures of that action with all your blogging friends. Of course, as is so often the case with the English language, there are multiple interpretations available to you, so feel free to represent the action of your choosing.
Have fun with this theme! I look forward to seeing your creative output.
Here’s one of my favorite action photos…
Darwin was our first Cardigan Welsh Corgi, and he loved running through water and mud whenever he got the chance. As we were participating in an agility trial next to a small stream, I thought it would be interesting to get a shot of him running through the water. It took a couple of tries to get him lined up just right, which got the above result!
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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89 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Action”
This is a tough one!
I love what you captured!
WoOoOOoow … this a brilliant image. Action … I doubt I have any for that … I’m too slow to get any action shots.
Wow, what a beautiful photo!
What a precious face on that dog. He’s having fun.
Here is my entry. I hope you enjoy it.
Those are some stunning photos, Cee!
Great pic of Darwin.
Here’s my contribution Frank
Love these Maggie photos!
Thanks Frank. She still has her moments, bless her.
Beautiful photo.. what a lovely dog… Here is my entry to this week’s challenge. https://brashley.photography/2020/02/11/rough-seas/
This is very intelligent dog,he face saying he searching life partner. Because of avalentine’s day coming soon….
My contribution to this great theme is about the endless activity on Fremont Street Las Vegas 🙂
You have a fertile hunting ground for action in your shots from Vegas; love what you did in putting this post together!
Thank you Frank! 🙂
Yay, another fun one! 🙂
Love the splashing pooch!
Here’s mine –
Scary action at a height! Love it!
Me thinks a walk indicates action:) https://wp.me/p9EWyp-1HK
Especially, if the walk has the reward of gelato!
I concur- gelato walks are worth it:)
That’s a lovely shot. I like the expression on the face of the dog, and the water droplets around it.
I have two potentially flying objects for this week: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2019/12/28/shikra/
Thank you for a great post on the wonderful shikra!
That dog is so cute and having so much fun. Here is my fun and action packed experience. https://travel-with-tech.blog/2020/02/12/the-sand-dunes-of-ilocos-norte/
He was a wonderful dog and he taught us a lot; your sand dune fun is definitely something that I’ll have to try!
Thanks. Yup try it one of these day!
Here’s my contribution to the challenge although some of the photos are more activity than action:
Those are just stunning shots! I love the nestlings reaching out, as one can almost hear them call for food!
I love this image of Darwin Frank, great to see it again. Our contribution this week is an active and well-camouflaged little beach bird: https://tranature.com/2020/02/12/haiku-pied-wagtail/
That pied wagtail is definitely the epitome of action!
Thank you Frank, it’s lovely to see them running across the sands 😀
Hello again Frank, Eivor and Pearl’s contribution for this week’s lovely challenge is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2020/02/12/wordless-wednesday-making-a-splash/
Wonderful action shots, Xenia!
Thank you kindly Frank! 🙂
Lovely shot of a very pretty dog!
Thank you, Maria; love your photos!
Happy to join with my candids of people/places!
All the weather action, available in my post! https://wp.me/p2owKx-1v5
I love Darwin’s ears in this shot.
Love what you did with this image!
Great photo of Darwin in action… Here’s mine for this week
Love the idea of using Aktie!
Great action shot and sweet pup!!
I very much appreciate your approach to the theme! Right up my alley!
Thank you! Glad you like it 😊
Great shot, Frank 😁 Looks like you’re about to get shoogled on 😂 Here’s mine: https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2020/02/15/fur-flying-tuesday-photo-challenge/
That’s fur flying in the best sense of the words!
Seems that my pingback did not show up so here is a link. https://irenetron.net/approach-to-landing/