Tuesday Photo Challenge – Yard

A wonderful day in the country

Welcome to week 201 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Thank you for a great set of responses to last week’s theme of Numbers! It was great to read all of your creative posts. For this week, I thought I’d keep along the lines of measurements and take on the theme of Yard for this week. Of course, this gives you plenty of opportunity to take this into many directions, as it can be a length, the yard, in which children play, or the train yard… and many more meanings! Let your minds take it into the direction that you want and share your ideas.

Have a lot of fun with this and I can’t wait to see what you create!

Here’s a yard, that I visited this weekend…

Barn in the Yard

In New Salem, Massachusetts, stands this great barn in a snowy yard; we were there, as my wife was getting a barn hunt lesson with our 6-year old Cardigan, Bean. Bean had a lot of fun! With the sun coming across the remainder of the snow, I had to capture this view!

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)!!

Go out into the yard, whichever kind it may be, and share what you find!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 200

Pretty boats in a row…

Welcome to the 200th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Thank you for a stunning set of responses to this week’s theme of Numbers! It is not surprising that numerology suited you very well, as the volume of creative out was very numerous! There were some really cool surprises among your responses and some that I could very much relate to. I hope that you enjoy reading this set of posts, as much as I did!

Have fun catching up on your reading!

Here are some numbers for the fish…

Volendam by the Numbers

This image goes back to a visit to the lovely fishing village of Volendam in 2015; these boats were lined up perfectly for me creating a colorful display.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. This week’s challenge responses are kicked off in theOnlyD800intheHameau, where the numbers are aplenty and get us out of the dumps… Wonderful, tongue-in-cheek response!
  2. That is just a wonderful sundial that we get to see in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery, and a great positioning of the numbers!
  3. Diane reminisces of her exploits as a number cruncher in a great post in her blog pensivity101. Plus there are a some great locks to go through as well!
  4. Ann-Christine brings out an interesting number in her post in To see a world in a grain of sand…, and a large number of statues!
  5. Maria counts us up in her post in Kamerapromenader, as we go one, two, three with some wonderful photos!
  6. TiongHan shares photos of an amazing Jaguar C-type in his post in TiongHan’s Blog; number 468 is a stunning example of this car and in great shape!
  7. Jackie shares some cool numbers in her post in JunkBoat Travels, ranging from lucky 7’s to area codes and banks!
  8. Ken is playing a rather moody number in his post in Pictures without Film, as he channels the blues! Awesome post!
  9. I very much like the numbers in the post in the Jesh Studio, as it means I’m almost old enough to get a discount (it helps to read Dutch!)
  10. Nandini shares some amazing haikus in her post in queennandini; also, there are some awesome photos!
  11. In another great post in Don’t Hold Your Breath we travel to Nanjing by train; not just any train, but the Gao train, which goes 247 kilometers per hour!
  12. Tatiana features a wonderfully creative photograph in her post in GiftSmart, where numbers intersect with urban art!
  13. Na’ama highlights a much coveted locale in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; number 10 is the place to be!
  14. Kammie finds a great way to feature the number three in her post in Nut House Central; there’s a bit of the trinity there!
  15. Sarah hits the grocery store in numbers in a great photo in By Sarah, as there’s plenty on the shelves!
  16. Julie takes us along for a walk with the Gods in her post in Eat, Play, Live; amazing hike that is done by the numbers!
  17. David enables us to follow the progress of number 59 in wonderful photos in his post in David M’s Photoblog; 24 hours at Le Mans must be an epic event!
  18. Viveka certainly stayed at a lot of hotel rooms photos in myguiltypleasures; love the collection of room numbers!
  19. There’s something to be said for a nice warm day, but the numbers of the thermometer in the photo in Land of Images are well beyond that level!
  20. Michelle captured an array of numbers in her photo in Take a walk and discover…; makes me wonder what services are being offered!
  21. With a wonderful set of photos in A Day in the Life, we get to see some great numbers; I’m sticking with number 54!
  22. The wonderful post in My Camera and I… asks the question ‘which address is yours?’; might be difficult to figure out…
  23. Elizabatz takes us on a tour of numbers with a Spanish twist in Albatz Travel Adventures; one might might have had a hand in a goal…
  24. It’s clear from Eric’s post in Up North! that he runs things by the numbers! That was a great run!
  25. Sandy use natural numbers in her post in Out of my Write Mind; there’s something natural in that progression filled with beauty…
  26. I really enjoy Deb’s photograph in her post in Twenty Four; I’m curious to learn how many of you know what is in this photo…
  27. Bren might have been running late in her post in Bren & Ashley Ryan Photography, but that’s not for lack of watching the clock!
  28. Cee showcases a wonderful set of numbers in her post in Cee’s Photo Challenges; awesome photos!
  29. Woolly brings us some great numbers in his photos in WoollyMuses, keeping the best for last, as we can all agree that does are great to have!
  30. Brian has got the numbers around town all lined up in his post in Bushboy’s World; for good measure, there’s even an awesome listen!
  31. Irene captured a wonderful image in Heaven’s Sunshine, as fireboat 58 is the pride of the water!
  32. Radhika brings us some really cool photos in her post in radhikasreflection! I will take some of that Belgian chocolate!
  33. Debbie features a rather impressive number in her post in Travel with Intent, as that is a long time to stay underground!
  34. Alice features a street number that is not going to be changed anytime soon in her photo in the59Club; very impressive address!
  35. Rupali showcases probably one of the best known clocks in mazeepuran, which many of you might recognize!
  36. Teressa really does things by the numbers in her post in Another LQQk…; that ruler looks extremely useful!
  37. Joanne finds various useful numbers for her post in Joanne’s Crafts and Adventures; great name for a coffee shop!
  38. I really enjoy the retrospective and the prices in the 1970s in another wonderful post in the blog, One Letter Up – diary 2.0; Crosby, Stills & Nash were a great choice!

Please let all these wonderful authors know how much you enjoy their blog posts!

Friday Mystery Location – 2020 #03

Where did it snow?

Here’s another mystery location…

The previous mystery location proved to be very difficult; I had hoped that the general in the statues (they are all of him in different fighting poses) would have been a clue to this interesting location outside Pune: the Sinhagad Fort.

This one is much easier, as I couldn’t resist capturing some of the nice snow!

Fresh snow in the morning…

Morning Sky

I expect that this one will get a quick bit of recognition!

Three Line Tales – Mermaid's Quandary

What is the answer?

Many thanks to Sonya for Week Two Hundred and Twelve of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

photo by Jeremy Bishop via Unsplash

Dreaming of travel,
Well beyond oceans’ boundary…
Flippers, feet, which ones?

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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 and Halloween!

Khürt's 52 Week Smartphone Challenge – Week 7 – Love Story

A face filled with love…

In between my travels, I want to give another quick shout out to the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge by Khürt Williams. The theme for week 7 is ‘Love Story’: “Make us feel the love in this week’s photo. Tell a love story in one image.”

The Napoleon of Crime

Luckily, I have a new friend at home , who is filled to the brim with mischief, as Cashew, our Siberian Forest cat, often up to no good! But then, you look at this face, and how can you not feel the love?

Location: Massachusetts. Shot with iPhone 11 ProMax f/2 lens using portrait mode with stage lighting.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Number

Some excellent numbers!

Welcome to week 200 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

As this is a pretty momentous number of times to have this challenge… why not make Number the theme for this week? There are many options for using Number in your photography from a simple count to deep numerology… It’s entirely up to you and your creative brain to decide on the approach!

I look forward to the innumerable ways you can approach this theme!

Here are some numbers…

Strong Numbers

As you might expect, I took this shot at the Liverpool FC fan store in a shopping mall in the great city of Liverpool; some of my favorite numbers are on display here, so I found myself drawn to one of them and made a purchase. Do you want to guess, which number it is?

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)!!

Don’t be just a number, as you come up with your number one and two, etc. shots!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 199

Welcome to the 199th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

What an amazing set of action shots! You managed to take the word action and interpret it in various directions, which I really appreciate! I very much enjoyed going through each and every one of your posts and reading your narratives and looking at your photos. Thank you for all of your creative efforts!

Here’s a bit of action, frozen in times…

Keeping Time

In this image, that I shot as part of a series of decorative prints for a music school, the action of the metronome is frozen… in multiple locations. Using a bit of rudimentary math, I set up a repeating flash to catch the movement and freeze it at various times. It was one of those fun shots to set up, as it’s not something that one does every day!

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Kammie kicks things off this week with some great action in her post in Nut House Central; the spider video is just amazing!
  2. We get some rather high flying action in theOnlyD800intheHameau, as we see the Air Force of the United Arab Emirates in action!
  3. Jackie captures some stunning action in her post in JunkBoat Travels, as the birds are coming back to settle in for the night.
  4. Nicole catches the penguins at a wonderful time of action in her photo in Un Photo,Une Poeme; feeding time is probably the penguins favorite time too!
  5. Cee shares some gorgeous photos in her post in Cee’s Photo Challenges, as she has birds in action.
  6. Bren has a fantastic photo of the waves crashing on the shore in her post in Bren & Ashley Ryan Photography; also check out the slide show, as it gives a wonderful perspective of how the waves break up on the shore!
  7. Diane shares some wonderful action photos of Maggie in her post in pensivity101. At the age of 15, some of the speed may be lacking, but her heart is still there!
  8. Elizabatz brings us a view of the speed of a particular dog on a beach in Wales in Albatz Travel Adventures; the dog looks extremely fast!
  9. Tatiana shares some of the action in Vegas in her post in Vegas Great Attractions, where the free entertainment can definitely be very entertaining!
  10. Na’ama takes on the concept of active trust in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; the action can definitely raise one’s heart rate!
  11. In another interesting post in the Jesh Studio, we get to experience the ighs and lows of family drama and the action of getting to the gelato shop!
  12. Julie caught up with some interesting action in Paris, as we see in her post in Julie Does Stuff; lots of activity there!
  13. Alice captures some balancing action in her photo in the59Club; balance can look easy or have a lot of action!
  14. Brian captures plenty of action in and around the bird baths in his post in Bushboy’s World; even some flying like an eagle!
  15. In a wonderful post in Don’t Hold Your Breath we get to enjoy a preening Shikra; this is a small raptor with a rather light touch!
  16. The sand dunes of Ilocos are definitely a place for action, which we get to enjoy in a great post in My Camera and I…; sliding down the dunes looks like fun!
  17. Rupali captured the most delicate of action in mazeepuran, as the butterfly exerts the gentlest of actions!
  18. Viveka really pulled out all the stops in her action photos in myguiltypleasures; I particularly like the young lad flying through the air!
  19. Sarah has a rather intriguing photo in By Sarah, as the action can best be described as bending over backwards! Looks painful!
  20. David shares some incredible photos in his post in David M’s Photoblog; I’m blown away by the shot of the nestlings yelling for food!
  21. Xenia really pegs the pied wagtail for what it is: very active, as can be seen in her post in Tranature. Of course, when we look at Xenia’s post in her wonderful blog, whippetwisdom, we see what we expect from a whippet: action!!
  22. Radhika has some wonderful action photos in her post in radhikasreflection! I always wonder how many of those mortarboard hats find their owner again!
  23. As we can see in sgeoil, there’s something special about the simple action of a human walking with their dog…
  24. Sandy brings the river’s perpetual flow to the foreground in her post in Out of my Write Mind; there’s something eternal about that, as the river’s water eventually makes its way back toward the mountains and retraces its journey!
  25. Maria has some fantastic action shots in her post in Kamerapromenader; the little bird in the second photo is really eye-catching!
  26. Nandini has another wonderful set of haikus in her post in queennandini; several of them really caught me by surprise!
  27. In an excellent post in Kanlaon, we find out that it doesn’t take a Nikon Coolpix to take cool photos! The Coolpix might have expired, but the photos keep coming!
  28. It’s hard to ignore the look of joy on the dog’s face, as they bound through the snow in a great shot in Up North!
  29. Amy shares with us how she worked her magic on action photos taken with her iPhone in her post in Photography Journal Blog; go check this out, as there’s a lot that can be done with our smartphones!
  30. Deb shares a fantastic shot in her post in Twenty Four; the timing on taking the shot is just spot on!
  31. TiongHan has a wonderful approach to the theme in his post in TiongHan’s Blog; the action here is that of a sale on all sorts of goods!
  32. Woolly has some truly amazing actions shots in his post in WoollyMuses; the kitesurfing was cool, as is the bicycle race; however, the surfing is just stunning!
  33. I very much appreciate this week’s entry in the wonderful blog, One Letter Up – diary 2.0, as we talk about an action that I enjoy: guitar action! Go check it out!
  34. Chris has plenty of action in his photo in What’s (in) the Picture, and I’m sure the dogs appreciated it! In a second contribution in What’s (in) the Picture, Chris brings us the all important action of ‘fetch’!
  35. I very much enjoy the photo that we get to see in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery, as it captures the action perfectly. It’s pretty gnarly!
  36. Susan caught some of my favorite action in Musin’ with Susan: two dogs playing like that is just awesome! For more great photos, go check out the week in review in Musin’ with Susan; that sleeping seal is just too cute for words!
  37. Ken showcases a wonderful surfing shot in his post in Pictures without Film, although I wonder how cold that surfer is…
  38. Hammad shares a type of action that I enjoy observing as well, in his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais: the clouds are filled with action!
  39. Jez brings out the best kind of flying fur in his post in Photos by Jez; those dogs are having the kind of fun that is wonderful for them!
  40. There’s a certain juxtaposition of speed of action in the wonderful photo in Land of Images; the dunes might be moving, but their pace is not quite that of the seagull…
  41. Aletta’s post in her blog nowathome highlights several types of action; I have to admit that going down a water slide is my kind of action!
  42. Hannah caught the action of the seagull just at the right moment in her post in Zebra’s Child; great shot!

Please let all of these great bloggers know your thoughts about their posts!