Welcome to the 112th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! Thank you for a wonderful week of posts!
This week’s posts are truly special, as many of them touched me in their approach to the theme of Promise, and I expect that many of you will feel the same way about them. It is truly amazing how sometimes we are lucky enough to capture a moment that can sadden us deeply, but ultimately lift us up with the promise of what lies ahead. Many of you shared very personal visions of the theme and I very much appreciate each of your posts.
Please enjoy these posts and share your thoughts on them!
Here’s a potential promise…
This potential prince sat patiently near a man-made pond, posing for me, as I was trying to get just the right angle for the shot by hanging out over the pond. Luckily, I didn’t lose my balance!
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
With a pair of beautiful photos in Une Photo, Un Poeme, Nicole highlights the promise of tightly wrapped buds: a stunning flower!
Deepa provides us with a wonderful bit of fiction in her response to the promise of this week’s theme in her blog SyncwithDeep.
Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom helps us realize that Eivor and Pearl understand the promise of a walk in Nature! Xenia’s post is in her blog Tranature made me realize something: I had no clue that chive blossoms were so absolutely stunning!
Welcome to Week 113 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! I will finish the round up later during the day and post it tomorrow morning, as the response was rather overwhelming!
After a week filled with Promise, I thought that I’d change it up a bit this week with a theme that allows everyone to show their Age! With Age comes wisdom and, like many a great wine, things can get better with Age! Your challenge is to come up with creative ways to show the wonderful aspects of Age in your posts!
As always, your creativity is the only limit to the directions, in which you can take the theme. I’m curious to see your interpretations of what holds promise and might be so full of promise that you just have to share it!
Here’s a sample of the interest that Age can provide…
This section of the side of a barn was one of my discoveries in Iceland, when I found the Herring Era Museum in the wonderful town of Siglufjörður.
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)!!
I’m looking forward to seeing what might ring true in your posts!
Part of the challenge of taking many photos over the years is that there comes a time to start organizing them into something that resembles a portfolio. I have made several attempts at this in the past and always get somewhat overwhelmed by the process, which ultimately bogs me down into a morass of incompletion.
This time, I have started playing around with WordPress’ portfolio capability, but I’m not sure that I have figured it out yet, as publication seems a bit mysterious to me. So this post is to test part of the process…
The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The island’s peninsulas radiate from a mountainous centre dominated by the Cuillins, the rocky slopes of which provide some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the country. The Qiuraing range stands proud as part of this mountainous terrain… These outcroppings show … Continue reading “Textures of Skye – pt.1”
Over the past week, I’ve posted a number of entries that linked to the final WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme of All-Time Favorites. Sadly, the Weekly Photo Challenge is no more, so I want to close out this workweek with one last image in this series (although I may never stop!)
With this image, which is among my favorites (there are a number of photos from Skye that fall in that category), I simply enjoy the sense of being in a different world from our planet, as the light plays across the hills and changes with the movement of each cloud…
The Isle of Skye is a photographer’s dream-world, as each turn of the road presents one with a new, stunning landscape to try and capture. While up in the hills in the Qiuraing, I was continually astounded by the changes in the vistas, even while staying at the same location. Watching the light dance across the hills, changing the colors and highlighting features, was akin to watching a great magician doing their work, but at a scale well beyond even the larges stage.
The Final WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has presented their final theme of All-Time Favorites, which, while being a bit sad that it’s their last prompt, is a great way to finish.
In the 5th contribution to this last hurrah of the WPC, I’m going to another simple image that I still enjoy very much after a number of years. Sometimes, the limitations of the equipment that we use in our photography can be used to our advantage, such as ws the case here.
Simple, yet complex…
This railroad track runs through the town, where I live, West Boylston, Massachusetts. I had thought about photographing it before, simply for the effect of the railway converging toward the horizon. As I liked the colors that I saw, I stopped and took the time for this shot, which added another dimension: lens flare.
The lens flare created a separation between the left and right parts of the image, which added to the interest of the scene. I thought about shielding the lens, but decided against it, as it told me that there’s something more to this scene than the simple railroad…