Tuesday Photo Challenge – Animals

Which animals keep you sane?

Welcome to week 208 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

First, a quick update. Thank you all for the wonderful wishes and sympathy that you shared; I very much appreciate it. At this point, I’ve been in the Netherlands just over a week and things are beginning to settle into a routine again, as I’m balancing working with helping out with all that needs to be wrapped up for my mom’s estate. I never realized how much time can be involved in all this! I’ll get back into a rhythm and will wrap up the missing round ups over the next 2 days.

In getting back to a Tuesday Photo Challenge, I’m taking a bit of a short-cut in that I’m recycling a theme from week 40: Animals! The reason for this is that during this unusual time, I find that animals are a great source of comfort and normalcy for many of us, so I thought it might be good to celebrate them. For this challenge, I look forward to your photos, stories and posts about the animals around us.

I’ll be very much enjoying your shared experiences with animals!!

Up close and all at ease…

Grazing and Relaxed

This is one of my sister’s horses, who have a fairly leisurely lifestyle and enjoy their people time!

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • 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)!!

Stay safe and enjoy your time with the animals!

Author: jansenphoto

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. Universal Connections 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!

62 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Animals”

  1. I love your photo Frank. And I’ll be joining in too, later this week. It’s been far too long and I can’t resist your theme this week. Take care. 🙂

  2. Beautiful horse, so peaceful.
    Mine is a bit wiggly but harmless and maybe not everyone´s cup of tea. It keeps me sane in tne sence that I get to go outdoors in nature.

  3. Frank, I hope everything is okay with you????? … there hasn’t been any smoke signal from you for a while now. A bit concerned, because of the situation we all are in just now. Please, stay safe.

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