Welcome to week 206 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
As we continue to connect around the globe, and Spring has started in the Northern hemisphere, I thought it might be time for a fresh outlook. That’s why I thought it might be good to set this week’s them to that of Hope! With the new season and lengthening daylight, each of us can feel a bit more hopeful about what lies ahead. Your challenge is to capture Hope in a manner that speaks to you in your posts and to spread as much hope as possible across this globe of ours!
Please have fun with this theme and, above all, be safe and healthy!
This is a moment of Spring’s promise from 8 years ago..
This lovely blossom is a harbinger of better weather and fruits to be grown during the upcoming seasons.
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)!!
Please be safe, communicate with one another and bring hope to all!
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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82 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hope”
Lovely capture and message, Frank
Thank you, Hammad!
Here’s mine Frank
Wonderful post, Diane!
Wonderful theme and magnolia close-up! Here s mine: http://www.giftsmart.com/spring-has-arrived-no-matter-what-lets-embrace-the-good-vibes/
Thank you, Tatiana! Great photo, as always!
Thank you so much Frank 🙂
Hope carries such an inspirational thought, needed especially in this time. A flower in spring expresses it right away for me – beautiful and inspiring. Contemplating if the hope in my text of my post included the definition, I think it does in the sense :I hope it does not happen.The Daffodils in the snow.https://wp.me/p9EWyp-1P5
Thank you! Another wonderful post!
Your challenge of Hope appeardin my reader just in time to link with the photo and writing I just finished today. Hope is what we must cling to NOW! https://lightwords.blog/2020/03/31/hope-on-the-wing/
Great post, Carol!
Just beautiful … Hope!!! Love your image.
Thank you! Your post is awesome!
Frank, a hearty thank you!!!
Thank you, Sarah! Love the gentle image in your post!
I think we are all hoping for our world!
Together, we can do this!
Hope is in a garden. https://anthropologist.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/tuesday-photo-challenge-hope/
I fully agree with you!
Wonderful photo. Normally, I wouldn’t think of the spring as a time I love, because of how hot it gets at that time as you come closer to the equator.
But this year I actually hope that nature regenerates while we stay in: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/quiet-mornings/
Love those quiet mornings!
Lovely, hopeful photo! Thank-you for this weekly challenge. The many photos and stories people share make me smile each week, reminding me there is much good in the world and many reasons to hope.
Thank you, Teressa! It’s important for all of us to realize that there are plenty of reasons that we want to stay connected!
A beautiful image Frank and I hope you and your family are keeping safe and well. Our contribution for this lovely challenge is here: https://tranature.com/2020/04/01/wordless-wednesday-filled-with-hope/
Thank you, Xenia! Hope that you and your family are safe and healthy!
Love what you did with the lensball!
Thank you Frank, we’re all good so far 🙂
Oh what a beautiful magnolia photo for this week! 😀
Here is my entry for the week.
Thank you, Cee! The photos in your post are just gorgeous!
The blooms of spring do bring hope for better days… and show that life goes on and on…
Thank you for another wonderful post!
Thanks for the offer but I prefer Coca Cola
Hello again Frank, Eivor and Pearl’s contribution for this beautiful challenge is here:https://whippetwisdom.com/2020/04/02/tanka-holding-light/
Eivor and Pearl are hard at play!!
Thank you Frank! 🙂
Love both message and photo – Magnolias are ♥
Thank you, Ann-Christine!
Here’s my Hope. Let’s hope together. https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/hope/
♥ Thank you!
Perfect capture n theme – we all are in need of hope now – Here’s mine https://myheart2heart.blog/2020/04/03/topless-in-winter/
Wonderful photo! Soon, there will be tops!
Thank you so much 😊
Love the way the flower is peeking through the leaves!
Thanks! My nine year old took it and I was just thoroughly impressed when I first saw it. Truth be told, I thought I took it. The metadata made sure my boy got credit.
Better late than never Frank