Welcome to week 215 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.
For this week, I looked for something that tied loosely to our Assemble theme from last week, while going in a slightly different direction. One form of assembly could be creating a Stack or a set of Stacked objects, such as in the photo with this post.
One reason for my going with this theme is that while sometimes we feel the deck may be stacked, we can always stack the odds in our favor; we can go in many directions, and I look forward to the type of stack that you’ll find in your creative wanderings!
Here’s the creation of a market vendor…
This image comes from a walk among the many vendors at the market in Rotterdam; this market is a classic, as vendors set up their booths and display their wares to their best advantage. The quality of the foods is always outstanding and there are lots of places where you can sample. It’s a great experience on a Saturday morning!
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)!!
Can’t wait to see what you’ll stack! Have a great week!
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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46 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Stack”
It is always fun to walk around the markets and look at the local produce!
It’s one of those simple pleasures that always speak to me!
Here’s mine Frank
I like this topic. Thanks Frank. Here is mine https://mywanderings.travel.blog/2021/02/17/stacks-of-random-stuff/
Lovely one, Teresa!
A beautiful stack of oranges Frank! Our contribution contains stacks created by nature: https://tranature.com/2021/02/17/wordless-wednesday-sea-foam-and-silver-wings/
Love your captures of what Nature stacked so nicely, Xenia!
Thank you Frank! 😊
A weird one from me for this challenge:
I can definitely relate to this stack!
Love those oranges. They look delicious!
My stacks aren’t edible (lol!) : https://outofmywritemind.com/2021/02/18/moving-stacks-of-foundation-forms/
Great set of images, Sandy!
Some tasty oranges in a city I love 🙂
And I’ve gone fishing this week: https://travelwithintent.com/2021/02/18/stacked-high-harbour-nets-arbroath/
Love those traps, all stacked up; now, it’s time for some seafood!
Hi Frank, your challenge came at a perfect time for me this week.
Tree damage is much better after it’s cleared and stacked; hope all is well!
It’s been a while since I contributed to a challenge. Thanks for the prompt…and Glad to see you back! https://lizmccaffertyblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/23/stacking-the-deck/