Welcome to the 52nd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! The variety of your responses to this week’s theme of Broken was quite surprising, as you found some directions that I hadn’t considered! Certainly made my week to read all these great posts!
I expected that most of you would find broken objects that are still beautiful despite their dilapidation, but I was truly astounded by some of the angles that you found that were not only creative, but also very insightful! Some of you found the seashore, whereas others looked into urban landscapes, and much of Nature was included. Thanks to all of you for making this week a wonderful one again!
This was another of my images that came to mind, when I thought of this week’s theme…
This is among my older images that came from my wandering around on the banks of the Connecticut River in the town of Deep River; I had arrived very early (with the intent to wander) for a presentation that I had prepared for a Camera Club in Deep River, and I very much enjoyed exploring the Winter landscape that was full of stunning vignettes.
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
- Ru’s Rue explores the tendency of the human mind to find beauty in what is broken; a very interesting view!
- Ladyleemanilla brings variety with her post, as she ranges her images from broken things to breakfast and her mom’s broken arm.
- iBallRTW brings the Shwemawdaw Pagoda to us, which has been broken in earthquakes numerous times, but thrives with a graceful connection to its past!
- Pensivity101‘s shares a great poem about the will’s resistance to breaking despite intense pressure.
- Cee’s post in Cee’s Photography brings us in touch with a broken teacup…
- Ron’s post in his blog Progressing into Solitude shares a great view of rust, as he captured the broken hinge.
- Charles’ image in charlesewaugh gives us a stunning view of trees on a hill, broken as if they were match sticks.
- Candace provides us with a wonderful photo of broken pottery in Greece in her post in Netdancer’s Musings.
- Leola’s post in her blog Spiritually and Emotionally Connected shares a wonderful image of Sea Glass and poem to go with the image.
- that little voice brings forth an amazing post on the so-called terra-cotta army, which was discovered in China and is one of the sights on my bucket list.
- Leaking Ink has a stunning wood-carved objet d’art that awaits restoration and is in need of a gong, or should it be a mirror?
- Broken pieces of a textured sea are found in Whistle while you wait during her travels on the beach.
- Miriam’s post in the Showers of Blessing takes us for a trip to the Florida keys to find the broken highway.
- Susan take a different approach in Musin’ with Susan as she shares a ‘broken’ image with us that is quite interesting!
- Debbie’s post is in her series of Forgiving Fridays in her wonderful blog ForgivingConnects. In this post, she not only shares a great old photo of her, but also talks about the importance of forgiving in broken relationships.
- Steve’s post in a Bum without a Beach shows a great photo of a repurposed, broken bicycle and a great sentiments about humans!
- The Alchemist of the Woods is a fantastic blog that many of you will enjoy! The first contribution this week is about the power of the beaver’s teeth, and the second entry in The Alchemist of the Woods gives a bike tire view with surprise! Go check it out!
- Sonya shares a great photo in Middleton Road, which brings us face to face with the decay of yesteryear’s mill building.
- Khürt’s post in his outstanding blog Island in the Net details how he broke himself in search of the perfect image this past weekend. Heal soon, Khürt!
This is another great set of images, posts and participation! Thanks to each of you for taking the time and being creative! Tomorrow, we’re starting on the first anniversary post! I’ll have to come up with something special….