Welcome to week 204 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
First of all, my hopes that you and your families are safe and merely inconvenienced by the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. And, my apologies for this late posting. As you might imagine, there’s been a bit of additional work due to the current circumstances. I’m working on the round up of last week’s Scale theme, and will likely post that late on Wednesday.
Given the current pandemic, I thought it might be of interest to take a different approach to the theme of Spread… While the spread of a virus is not welcome, a nice dinner spread or bread spread or even bed spread might be appreciated! Yes, this is another theme, with which you can go into numerous directions and I encourage you to have some fun with this one!
Therefore, spread your wings of creativity and share some of your favorite thoughts with your fellow participants!
Here the clouds and mountains spread in front of the camera…
After visiting the Herring Era Museum in Siglufjörður, I followed the coastal road along the northern route, which provides spectacular views along the way. At this point, the fog/clouds (depends on your point of view), were hanging above the fjord with the mountains across the water being framed by clouds above and below them. I processed this image to a much-desaturated level to simplify the overall colors and feeling of the view; taking the strong blue out of the sky gives me a bit of a sense of going back in time…
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)!!
I’m looking forward to your photography spreads for this week! Please, stay healthy and safe.
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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43 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Spread”
Interesting photo; I like that fog bank.
In these days of enforced physical inactivity, spread has one meaning for me: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2020/03/15/how-to-put-on-one-kilo-in-three-days/
That’s a great post!
Love your photo! Iceland certainly offers great views!
Great photo Frank 🙂 all is well in the land down under
Good to hear, Brian! Stay healthy!
Will do Frank, Keep well too please
A beautiful photo Frank! We are spreading a little light in our contribution for this week: https://whippetwisdom.com/2020/03/18/worthy-wednesday-spreading-the-light/
In lock down here in Toronto. Boredom is spreading for some.
Here you go Frank
Wonderful photo and clouds! Here is mine with a little more than just a photo 🙂
Iceland never disappoints – so beautiful. My spread shows a wonderful event last Autumn. https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/tuesday-photo-challenge-spread/
That photo from the coastal road looks like one I took from an airplane. Beautiful shot!
A selection of spread feathers:
Love your photo! I had a similar one from Austria, but them I decided on the Baltic dandelions: geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2020/03/20/dandelion-spread/
Hi Frank, I just wish there was a way to spread a smell and make it come alive electronically. In the meantime… https://studiotionghan.com/2020/03/20/spread-tuesday-photo-challenge-204/
hi frank, this is a wonderful photo i like it very much, here is my post for this week challenge, https://wp.me/p2AvI7-3qr.
So welcome to have a positive slant on “spread” – love your mountain/cloud image. Perhaps a sandwich effect as well 🙂
Gorgeous fog, and a great topic. Though it took me ages to decide what my take would be. But here we are at last: https://travelwithintent.com/2020/03/20/spread-the-word/
gorgeous nature.I like the desaturation.
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