Welcome to week 214 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
First of all, thank you for the great response to last week’s theme; I will post the round up, some time on Wednesday.
The theme for this week is inspired by some of the fun that I have been having with Lego’s Creator Expert kits, which are works of art and a joy to assemble! In the way that jigsaw puzzles are a great, almost meditative distraction to our daily lives, I find similar relaxation in these kits.
With the theme of Assemble, you can go into a number of directions, as the English language provides some options to its meaning. Thus your challenge is to let your mind take you on a mission to assemble creative juices and share the artistic expression that you find at the end of this mission! Most of all, have fun with the theme and surprise yourself!
Here’s the kit that I put together this past weekend…
As I’ve been a fan of trains for as long as I can remember, I have always had a special place in my heart for this locomotive, the Crocodile. This class of electric locomotive was designed to handle pulling heavy loads up the steep inclines of the Swiss railroad. The Lego model is true to the original in the articulated cab with the transformer, that connects to the front and aft sections that contain the motors and drive axles. The Lightailing light kit really makes this model stand out.
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)!!
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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38 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Assemble”
Love Lego, you never get too old to enjoy it!
Ken, I agree; I’ve gotten a completely new appreciation for the joy of playing with Lego!
Looks terrific. Can’t say I have anything remotely like that. So maybe I can give you a photo of the food that I tried to put together: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2021/02/07/baked-samosa/
Love it! Now I’m hungry again 🙂
I love trains too, in all sizes, from toys and models up to the real thing. I always dreamed that one day I’d get to travel on the Swiss trains but at least I have seen a very good miniature railway depicting part of Switzerland and I will have to be content with that. Lego is great fun although when I played with in in the early 60s it was much more basic.
I’d love to get a chance to see the Crocodile in person; this one locomotive has always intrigued me. I too grew up on the Lego bricks of the 1960s and remember countless hours of fun designing and building all sorts of structures.
What a lovely lego design Frank, very different from my childhood lego kits! For this week I’ve gone for a different kind of assembly: https://tranature.com/2021/02/10/wordless-wednesday-morning-assembly/
Xenia, I love that assembly! They are ready for their meal and whatever the day brings!
Thank you kindly dear Frank!
Lego was never like this when I was a kid!
It certainly wasn’t for me either. I’ve been eyeing the Colosseum building kit…it’s massive!
You can understand why it can get addictive. Havea good day Frank.
Thank you, Diane! Yes, plus my second addiction is our new Peloton bike…not a bad addiction to have 🙂
Have a wonderful day!
What a cool train that is! I’m sure it was great fun.
Thank you, Sandy! it was relaxing and loads of fun!
Lovely. Such a fun take.
I went with a couple of much larger assemblies:
Now that is some serious assembly! Great shots!
A little humor this week- ducks lend themselves I think