Welcome to week 207 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
In deciding on a theme for this week, there was something that led me to the choice of Travel. As most of use are not traveling at the moment, it might be nice to travel virtually through our various blogs and share some of those enjoyed moments with each other. So, let’s share some of those wonderful places that we have visited in this week’s challenge!
Very much looking forward to seeing all those great places!
Here’s a place that is dear to my heart…
The Centraal Station in Rotterdam is a magnificent transportation hub that is a great connector of all modes of transportation and filled with traffic during good times!
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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49 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Travel”
Great post 😁
Great post and prompt! Thank you, Frank!
I chose a photo from about this time last year, when the plane I was on was in approach to JFK airport in NYC after an international flight, returning home.
Quite a spectacular building! Our spring trip is cancelled already, and our summer plans will have to be altered, sad but necessary with the current state of things.
here’s mine Frank
What an amazing build … but I have heard that there quite a few of them in Rotterdam Frank, Happy Easter and stay safe.
Was 7 years ago in Rotterdam, but I can’t remember seeing Central station. Had an art workshop in the center of the city. What an unusual shape for a railway station! Now I live in North California, South Calif. is 7 hours of travel away, that is where we try to go at least once a year. We always try to make it to the Huntingon Library Garden in Pasadena. https://wp.me/p9EWyp-1QM.
The new Centraal Station building was finished in 2014; it was about a 10 year project, much of which was done underground, as the Subway, light rail and train traffic all intersect at different levels. It’s quite the eye catcher now!
Oh, that explains it. We were there in Summer 2013! Maybe finally Rotterdam will look more like a city as The Hague and Amsterdam are:)
A perfect theme as we hunker down at home.
Not feeling very creative this week!
This is our way to travel. This year we had to cancel our spring trip for known reasons. Let’s hope, in fall we can be on the road again.
My contribution is about the journeys some bird species make:
Thanks Frank for this nice photo and prompt. I guess the wanderlust in some of us are kicking in. Here is mine for this week https://travel-with-tech.blog/2020/04/08/take-me-back-to-switzerland/
I recognise that photo. Been on my bucket list since I saw it in your blog.
Looking forward to a brief respite in summer, here’s a decade of midsummer days from me: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/a-decade-of-midsummer/
I like the angle of this shot, Frank. I had to pause for a minute before I decided it was Rotterdam.
My entry here – https://transitionofthoughts.com/2020/04/09/100-word-story-dreams/
on my one visit to Rotterdam I didn’t get to see it. now I know what to add to the list for the next time. hopefully soon!
Sorry Frank, a bit late with this one
Hi Frank, here is my last minute travel in time post: http://www.travelways.com/sherbrooke-pioneer-village-nova-scotia-travel-back-in-time/
A beautiful image and a very fitting topic Frank. Our belated contribution is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2020/04/16/tanka-precious-places/