Welcome to week 203 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
I figured that after all that rather fine Junk of the past week, it might be time to get on the Scale (for me, at least). Thank you to Robert for inspiring this theme, as the junk scale left a guiding trace within my mind… Of course, we can do more than weigh with this theme, as we might use it to indicate the scale of things, or maybe some HO or N scale for model train fans… Even an occasional fish scale! It’s your choice and your imagination that will guide you along a path of fun and exciting imagery!
So, don’t scale back and go big to have a lot of fun with this one! I’m very much looking forward to what you might generate this week!
Here’s a bit of an indication of scale…
This image of the Old Stone Church in West Boylston goes back to 2004 and my first Canon digital camera, the EOS 10D; digital camera technology has come a long way since then, but it was a lot of fun to re-edit this image using Luminar 4 and finishing touches in Photoshop. As I did this quick edit on my laptop, I want to take a closer look on my desktop system and will likely redo it… it’s just not 100% what I want yet…
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)!!
May the scales of fortune tip in your favor this week and inspire you to create something extraordinary!
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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78 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Scale”
Thinking outside the box Frank
Got to practice those scales! Great post, Diane.
Great pic, Frank 😃
Thank you, Jez
Apart from the scale and the colours, I like the shape of the church. Must be quite amazing inside too.
I give you the other end of the scale: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2020/03/04/watching-the-walls-of-mumbai/
Awesome moths! They are great to see!
Cool post! I know Madurodam very well 🙂
Beautiful shot and the colors of the forest in the afternoon or early evening sun I guess. Stunning.
Thank you so much!
Great idea for a theme and beautiful photography with stunning colors and “scale” !
Thank you so much!
Reblogged this on Ausca’s blog.
Beautiful shot. Love the colours of the trees!
Thank you, Maria!
Frank, this exercise was seriously testing the limits of my post-production capabilities.
And the results are fantastic. As it’s the HMS Amsterdam, I guess it was not a titanic effort 🙂
Love those fantastic colours – and the evening sun(?), Frank. Here’s mine from a visit to Fanö and 5000 kite flyers! I had never seen such enormous kites and really enjoyed our days there.
Thank you, Ann-Christine. Those kites are just stunning, and I love the bright colors that you captured!!
Glad you liked them too, Frank. That was an astonishing day – never thought kites could be that gigantic!
Only in America (the painted flag on the wall):):) Am borrowing from my weekly challenge All Seasons post, because this tree trunk just illustrates your “scale” perfectly. https://thejeshstudio.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/all-seasons-how-to-read-a-view/
True! Although it is a real flag, that was hung there by the light department. Really enjoyed your post with various points of scale!
Ah, so many subtle meanings to this one! LOVE IT!
Love the scale of this watershed moment!
Here is my post on Cruise-ships in Cozumel and their scale: http://www.travelways.com/cruise-ships-in-cozumel-mexico/
Awesome post, Tatiana! Cruise ships are just amazingly big!
Thank you so much Frank! 🙂
Here’s my sense of scale:
Love it! How many gulls in that 3d shot?
A very rough estimate, it’s 20 years since I counted large flocks of birds and it’s a low resolution web image, 8 to 9 thousand. The technique is to count a block of 100 birds, multiply that block by 10 and that shows you what a group of a thousand birds looks like. Then you start counting in thousands at one end of the roost.
I like the technique! It’s got to be challenging to count large migratory or breeding populations. Thank you!
As a check for accuracy there should be two people. There used to be two of us surveying that winter gull roost and we were usually within a thousand of each other. We would then average the two counts for the log. Oh, and one thing that I forgot to mention. That’s the count for the Black-headed Gulls, the other gull species were counted separately. There could be 3 to 6 other species mixed in with the Black-headed Gulls.
Wonderful warm colours in your image Frank! Our interpretation and contribution for this week’s lovely challenge is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2020/03/11/wordless-wednesday-waves-of-gratitude/
Xenia, thank you! Love those shots of Eivor and Pearl!
Thank you Frank! 🙂
Hello again Frank, our nature contribution for this week’s challenge is here: https://tranature.com/2020/03/11/wordless-wednesday-when-winter-melts-away/
I always love these views of ice breaking up! Stunning shots!
Thank you so much for your kind words dear Frank 🙂
I’m Pat. Am tagging along for the first time here.
Hi Pat, welcome to the fun! Really like your take on the theme!
Thank you.it was fun!
I predict entries on a large scale this week, Frank!
It’s great to see how things scale, Sandy 🙂
The background is certainly wonderful 🙂
Your post is so perfect for this moment! Thank you!
Thank you so much for liking my post, Frank.
Here’s my post on this topic!
Great take on the theme!