Three Lines Tales – Mind Control

I shall have your mind…

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Thirty-Seven of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales, week 138: an old television set

photo by Sven Scheuermeier via Unsplash
You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

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Staring back, hungry,
Vision and sound, captivate.
Remote, mind control.

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 125

The world is our backyard!

Welcome to the 125th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Your backyard views are truly amazing in both their beauty and variety!  You clearly took this week’s theme and explored both your immediate backyard and its extended environs.  It was a pleasure to come back from vacation and read your posts and enjoy each and every one of them!  I hope that you get to enjoy them as much as I did!

Here’s a backyard view (somebody else’s backyard)…

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Backyard Moments

Sometimes, a splash of color is all it takes to catch my attention and look for a way to bring it into an image that still needs some work…

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  1. Sarah’s entry in By Sarah captures a butterfly resting its wings in the backyard. [N.B. – blog may be set to private]
  2. Even thought theOnlyD800intheHameau did not use a D800, the image is great in his mother’s backyard!
  3. Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom showcases some of her extended backyard, which is nothing short of stunning!
  4. Miriam’s post in Out an’ About teaches us some of the lessons that she learned from her bike, which covered quite a bit of her backyard!
  5. Kammie shares the fun in her backyard in her post in The Nut House, which is filled with lots of fun!
  6. In another great post in WoollyMuses, we get to see some of the interesting features of their backyard, which invlude some lovely birds!  Not to neglect the other side of the house, we also get an amazing set of front yard views in WoollyMuses
  7. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we visit some of the less fashionable addresses in their extended backyard…
  8. This week’s post on the theme in One letter UP – diary 2.0 tells about the fantastic activies that take place in their backyard; great things to do!
  9. Jason might sense that they sprung a leak in his post in Proscenium, or is there something else at play here?
  10. Stella visits a friend’s backyard in a great post in Giggles & Tales, with room to relax and having a bite to eat.
  11. Petra shares an interesting set of views in her post in Photoworld vol. 3, filled with aspects of her backyard and beyond!
  12. In Sync with Deep‘s post, we relax in the backyard to gaze at the clouds passing by with a wonderful poem!
  13. Khürt’s post in Island in the Net gives us a stunning walk through the South Seaport District with fantastic photography!
  14. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival shares views of what is andhappens in her backyard, as she reminisces of the day she started her blog!  Very good stuff!
  15. Brian’s backyard is rather expansive, as we see in Bushboy’s World; wandering out of his backyard takes us just about anywhere!
  16. Ramya’s post in And Miles to Go before I Sleep shows us a beautiful view of her backyard, as well as her uncle’s.
  17. It may not be  true backyard, but in Hadd Hai Yaar we get a view of area by the hotel Villa Billerud in Sweden.
  18. In Go Outside Today, we get a wonderful introduction of his backyard of Toronto, through exploration and discovery!
  19. Maria’s post in Kamerapromenader shares some lovely views of the denizens of her backyard.
  20. The Fleeting Muse brings us an extended backyard filled with gentle creatures and the lovely flowers of the cactus!
  21. Olga enjoys a glass of wine in her backyard in her post in Stuff and what if…; the other inhabitants appear pretty relaxed as well!
  22. Sonia’s post in Sonia’s Musings takes us to the steps that lead to the office of the tax collector, which hs a not so pleasant history!
  23. In another beautiful post in her blog Out of my Write Mind, Sandy brings us the birds that visit her backyard; gorgeous!
  24. In a post that has an amazing view, Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery invites us to coffee in their backyard!
  25. Robert captures some great views around the city that is his backyard in Photo Roberts Blog, where we can kick back and relax!
  26. Na’ama Yehuda‘s entry for this week’s theme reminds us that the entire world is your backyard, if you hiking and explore!
  27. Tatiana has a truly great post in TravelArtPix, where we get meet the chickens in the backyard, as they walk across her feet!
  28. In Banactee, we are treated to some of the mysteries of the backyard in wonderful tableaux!
  29. In a great post in A Pause for Nature, we experience the challenge of moving a backyard… you’ve got to see this post!
  30. The backyard photo in Land of Images provides a beautiful splash of color that is sure to lift anyone’s day!
  31. Debbie writes a wonderful post in Forgivingconnects, as she explores her mental backyard a week before moving out of her apartment.  A great read! Also, Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo features a great excerpt from Debbie’s post!
  32. Susan captures a beautiful shade of peach in her post in Musin’ with Susan, of what is a stunning rose!
  33. Maria shares something in her post in CitySonnet, that I have never seen before: a Pomegranate tree in Pefkohori!
  34. Nicole’s photo in her wonderful blog Une Photo, Un Poéme shows us a truly stunning backyard scene!
  35. George takes us to visit some of the Nature in his backyard in his post in Alchemist of the Woods; it’s a great place to see lots of creatures!
  36. Debbie takes us into a stunning backyard in her post in Travel with Intent; Gertrude Jekyll’s garden is gorgeous!
  37. Yinglan’s views of her backyard in This is another Story provide us with some gorgeous floral images!
  38. In a truly interesting photo in Victoria’s Light, we get the story of the smoking man; who is he really?
  39. Jordan’s post in Jordy’s Streamings stories the backyard in many wonderful photos that are highly enjoyable!
  40. Ilka shares the first steps in a journey of A Thousand Miles, as she talks about teaching skills to kindergarteners.  A really interesting post!
  41. Ju-Lin shares some great views in her post in All things bright and beautiful; those lily pads are just incredible!
  42. In a lovely post in stephentotheplate, we are treated to a great poem, inspired by this week’s theme photo.
  43. In a lovely post in Fatma Mahmoud, we get to experience a gorgeous photo taking at night.
  44. Not to be overlooked is pensivity101‘s wonderful post, where she reminisces of backyards gone by and the happy memories that they bring!

I hope that you enjoy these posts and let the authors know!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Light and Dark

Come to the light side

Welcome to Week 126 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  After a long day of travel, I want to be sure to kick off this week’s challenge, and hope that you will indulge me to post the roll up of the 125th theme of Backyard on Wednesday morning.

One of the locations that I visited during my vacation was the Vermeer house in Delft, which was a wonderful experience. Vermeer is well-known for his usage of light and dark in his work and the variations of light quality and direciton that he brings to his works.  So I thought it would be interesting to use the theme of Light and Dark for this week.

Exploring what light and dark bring into a photograph can lead to dramatic photographs that really stand out in a crowd; your challenge is to use the concepts of light and dark and share your interpretation of their interplay.  Play around with light, as well as the shadows and let your intuitive feel rise to the top with the fun you have with this topic!

Here’s a bit of that interplay…

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Tension between light and dark

This shot is of a set up in the Vermeer House, on the floor where there’s an exploration of the direciton and quality of light.  It struck me that a still life was right in front of me, so I had to capture the feel of this table tableau!

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)!!

I’m eagerly anticipating what dark you will bring to the light in your entries this week!

Three Line Tales – Matrimony

Wedded apparition…

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Thirty-Seven of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales, week 137: an abandoned asylum
photo by Nathan Wright via Unsplash


You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

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Door ajar, light splash;
Creaking stairway, she descends.
Ephemeral bliss.

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Hiatus Tuesday Photo Challenge

Access to WiFi has proven to be more of a challenge during my vacation in the Netherlands than I had expected. Also, my T-mobile data speed is insufficient to run my laptop network over it and write a blog post.

Therefore, my apologies for not having a post this week, which will restart next Tuesday when I return home. There will be lots of new photos!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Backyard

What we find in our backyard…

Welcome to Week 125 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Your entries to last week’s challenge Lifted this challenge to a higher level, for which I thank you!

After last week’s soaring theme, I thought that I’d try to bring it back down to earth for this week.  This week’s theme is inspired by a new lens filter that I got recently, as I decided to give it a try, and was intrigued by the results.  As I did the test in my Backyard, I figured that might be a good starting point for a challenge theme.  Of course, Backyard is a relative term, so it’s not expected that every photo is taken in your literal backyard, and you are free to take poetic license!

So, go explore to find what intrigues you in your backyard or beyond, and share it with your fellow bloggers!  I’m looking forward to seeing the results of this week!

This was what I captured in my backyard…

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Backyard View

There is something a bit different about this image, as I used a B+W Infrared filter for this photo.  The filter drastically changed what was captured on my Fuji X-H1’s sensor, which when taken to a monochrome palette created this image.  The experiment was also my first use of my new Lensbaby Burnside 35 lens, which is another ingredient for exploration.  As I’m off to the Netherlands in a couple of days, there will be time for photography experiments, so expect some results!!

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)!!

I’m looking forward to seeing you lift the veil and uncover the beauty that lay hidden!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 124

Lift me up and give me a ride!

Welcome to the 124th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

I expected to get some great posts with this week’s theme of Lift, and you came through like you always do!  Your posts were fantastic and I truly enjoyed reading all of them.  There were some surprising lifts, as well as a whole bunch of amazing ones!

Thanks to all of you for the creativity and fun that you put together!  Please read each other’s posts and let the authors know how much you enjoyed them!

Here’s a bird looking for a lift…

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Robin by Duart Castle

Outside Duart Castle on the wonderful Isle of Mull, we found out that the Robins have no fear, as this one showed by hopping on our car door and insisting we either provide food or a ride!

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  1. Miriam’s post in Out an’ About will give you quite a lift, as she faces her vertigo and enjoys the view from several high points.
  2. Charles’ entry in charlesewaugh brings out one of the most uplifting scenes in Valparaiso, Chile: a funicular!
  3. In sgeoil‘s post we are uplifted on the wings of the common loon, which is a wonderful bird!
  4. In a great post in A Pause for Nature, one of Nature’s super-lifters is featured: the lowly ant!
  5. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we are lifted on the wings of the house sparrow, as they partake of the crumbs that are available…
  6. Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom features Eivor and Pearl, as they are lifted to great heights, romping across the beach!
  7. Kammie shares uplifting news in her post in The Nut House, as she will have a number of photographs hanging in a gallery!
  8. Na’ama Yehuda‘s entry for this week’s theme shows the dragon’s head lifted high and has a wonderful poem!
  9. Olga lifts her eyes up high in her post in Stuff and what if…; the objects in the sky and her poem are amazing!
  10. In pensivity101‘s post, we are treated to her thoughts around the theme and its many variations!  Lovely post!
  11. Nicole’s photo in her wonderful blog Une Photo, Un Poéme highlights an impressive lift!
  12. In another fantastic post in MVobsession, we take all sorts of lifts from the gravity-defying to the pick-me-ups.
  13. A stunning photo in Chateaux des Fleurs provides us a lift that is just simply precious to behold!
  14. This week’s post on the theme in One letter UP – diary 2.0 tells the story of a tree and its 35 years of growth, until it needed a lift!
  15. In a beautiful post in her blog Out of my Write Mind, Sandy shares images of Nature’s lifting power, as water is elevated, and then returned…
  16. Sarah’s entry in By Sarah has a wonderful lift, as she captures the frozen bird beautifully. [N.B. – blog may be set to private]
  17. Boats are involved again this week in the post in Life Amazing; that is quite a lift that is given!
  18. Maria’s post in Kamerapromenader captures both amazing lifts and is definitely uplifting!
  19. Stella provides us with another great post in Giggles & Tales, with lots of amazing lifts that are sure to lift you up!
  20. In a lovely photo in Shreya Shah, we get to see the moment when the groom lifts the veil; wonderful post!
  21. Suzanne’s post in Being in Nature documents that wonderful moment when a bird takes flight!
  22. Sonia takes us to the zenith of joy in Sonia’s Musings, as her toddler is lifted up high by her husband!
  23. When you climb into the wheel that you see in Land of Images, you will get quite a lift and a view of Brighton!
  24. Petra unleashes her creativity in her post in Photoworld vol. 3, as she documents lift in great, amusing detail!  You can also see this post in Lilliput is everywhere. Enjoy!
  25. Yinglan’s journey on a 30 minute cable lift ride in This is another Story takes her to new heights and amazing landscapes to view!
  26. In a wonderful post in WoollyMuses, we are taken to the airport, to both get a lift and be lifted!
  27. Tatiana starts things off with a great post in TravelArtPix, where we get to see the Snowbirds.  Also, in Vegas Great Attractions, we get to fly!
  28. Khürt’s posts in Island in the Net have been nothing short of amazing, which is true again of his report that takes us from Old Slip to Tabe Green!
  29. In a great post in Touring with Kids, we get treated to a host of beautiful vistas in the Bahamas!
  30. Jason doesn’t provide any horse play in his post in Proscenium: the horse may get a lift home, though!
  31. In Sync with Deep‘s post, the bubbles are lifted up and float away, until the bubble bursts…
  32. In a post that is certain to cool us down, Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery lifts us up, so that we can slide down the slope!
  33. Monika’s post in Alubhujia is truly uplifting, as she shares who lifts her up in her life: Dad!
  34. Robert captures some bubbles in his photo in Photo Roberts Blog, which are lifted upon a gentle breeze…
  35. Maria lifts our spirits in a great post in CitySonnet, as all of us would be able to enjoy a vacation in Pefkohori.
  36. Susan captures a pelican taking flight in her post in Musin’ with Susan, which is an amazing sight!
  37. Debbie writes another wonderful post in Forgivingconnects, as she lifts herself up with the lift of the Snta Monica stairs!
  38. In a great post in Go Outside Today, the bicycles are lifted for a great ‘organized by nobody’ monthly bike ride in Toronto!
  39. Ju-Lin takes us on an art exploration in her post in All things bright and beautiful; the lift provided in the art is echoed in our being lifted in life!
  40. Hammad brings us a great post in The Blog of Hammad Rais, as we’re lifted up into the sky!
  41. A lovely photo in Life in Minutes reminds us of the most gentle of lifts: the butterfly taking flight!
  42. An amazing site and photos in Pictures without Film, as we get to see a truly old lift, which did its work!
  43. In a lovely post in Fatma Mahmoud, we get to experience a new beginning in their photos!
  44. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival is filled with great photos and great news, as her spirits are lifted…go read why!!
  45. Ilka shares a wonderful tale of lifting to a new level of freedom in A Thousand Miles, as her very personal message connects akin to a caterpillar to a butterfly!

I hope that you enjoy these posts and let the authors know!