Welcome to week 201 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
Thank you for a great set of responses to last week’s theme of Numbers! It was great to read all of your creative posts. For this week, I thought I’d keep along the lines of measurements and take on the theme of Yard for this week. Of course, this gives you plenty of opportunity to take this into many directions, as it can be a length, the yard, in which children play, or the train yard… and many more meanings! Let your minds take it into the direction that you want and share your ideas.
Have a lot of fun with this and I can’t wait to see what you create!
Here’s a yard, that I visited this weekend…
In New Salem, Massachusetts, stands this great barn in a snowy yard; we were there, as my wife was getting a barn hunt lesson with our 6-year old Cardigan, Bean. Bean had a lot of fun! With the sun coming across the remainder of the snow, I had to capture this view!
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)!!
Go out into the yard, whichever kind it may be, and share what you find!
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 – Yard”
Beautiful sun. That weathered wood and the snow looks so good. I can imagine a crisp winter’s day.
It’s not very often that I sit in a yard, but luckily I had a post ready: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2019/12/26/unwrap-this/
Awesome backyard sighting!
sorry for out yard comments!
Warm and weathered wood, and the snow slowly melting – so many childhood memories! Beautiful!
It’s a great time of year!
It is – so longed for too.
Ah, that lovely barn! What a great shot!
Here’s my contribution from an unexpected highlight of a family trip … 🙂
Great yardage in that yard!
🙂 I know …
Two lovely yards found last year – but maybe a bit too much of everything to live in! https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2020/02/25/tuesday-photo-challenge-yard/
Those are wonderful yards!
Glad you like them, Frank
No snow here!
I’ll take the yard of ale!!
Here;s mine Frank
Looks a bit odd at the moment, but once the greenhouse is assembled, it will look more interesting!
(link helps of course…… doh)
Beautiful photo in a crisp winter sunny day!
My post happens to be full of yards. The yard of the museum, and the one of Hortus, in Groningen, Netherlands.Yard is such an American word. Every time I say it, my friends there have that puzzled look in their face, then offer, “Garden?”
Wonderful set of yards!!
Hi Frank, I hope you’ll find my submission not sinister. Personally I find graveyards places of interest. As well as places of peace and quiet. But walking along those graves and reading how the ‘left-behinds’ have summed up someone’s life often leaves you with the impression they’re not very ‘creative’ with words. Or didn’t dare capture the true nature of the diseased.
Definitely not a sinister entry, as I’m a big fan of photographing interesting cemeteries! Awesome post!
Wow! Such a beautiful picture.
It reminds me of my grandparents’place.
Here’s a year in the yard, sort of:
Well caught yard Frank 🙂
Thank you, Brian! Great yard in your post!
Thanks Frank 🙂
I always enjoy your photo challenges! Thanks for offering them! Barns are always interesting!
Thank you, Carol! Lovely post!
Hi Frank, wonderful topic and your photo is so pretty.
Here is my entry for this week. Enjoy!
Thanks, Cee. Really love the photos that you have in your post!
Such a perfect scene, Frank!
You captured some great ones, Sandy!
Fantastic shot, Frank 😃 Here’s mine: https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2020/02/27/boatyard-tuesday-photo-challenge/
That boatyard is a lot of fun!
Thanks, Frank 😊
Here’s mine this week Frank. Yours is lovely!https://dailymusing57.com/2020/02/27/tuesday-photo-challenge-yard/
Barn in the Yard – very nice 🙂
Wonderful Harvard Yard!
I love your barn shot. BRRRR it looks cold where you are.
Thank you; love the phases of your yard!
You found a beautiful yard, Frank. You certainly set the standard high and I had to think hard to find a yard! But here we go at last: https://travelwithintent.com/2020/03/01/a-view-from-slateford-aqueduct/
Thank you, Debbie! Love the views from the Aqueduct!