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!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 198

For those who need a long rest…

Welcome to the 198th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

First of all, my apologies for the very late posting of this round up; too many hours of meetings over the past week and not enough functioning brain cells to focus left at the end.

Your posts on the theme of Rest were absolutely fantastic! You were creative in your approaches and there was many a post that made me chuckle with amusement!! I’d strongly suggest that you explore each others’ posts to appreciate all that creative energy. Thank you very much for the amazing work that you did on this post!!

Here’s another place to rest one’s head…

A place to rest…

This image comes from within the walls of Špilberk Castle in the lovely town of Brno in Czechia. There were lots of places to rest within these walls, as there were plenty of cells. The castle is well worth a visit, even though there is quite a bit of hill to climb. The views from the top are stunning and the interior of the castle is truly a classic!

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Brian finds a rather restful set of ducks in his post in Bushboy’s World; these ducks appear very relaxed!
  2. Bren takes us into the past with a great photo in her post in Bren & Ashley Ryan Photography; Ightham Mote looks to be one of those classics!
  3. Diane understands the importance of letting sleeping dogs lie, as we can see in her post in pensivity101. There’s nothing more precious than a dozing dog!
  4. Kammie really covers rest well in her selection photos in her post in Nut House Central; I can relate to being pinned down by a resting dog 🙂
  5. There is nothing quite like the sleep of the innocent, as is beautifully showcased in the post in theOnlyD800intheHameau; wonderful capture!
  6. While the seagulls might float along like they are at rest, as we can see in the great photos in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we might want to stay clear of their droppings…
  7. Xenia shows us the restful nature of mosses and leaves with words and pictures in her post in whippetwisdom, as Eivor and Pearl enjoy checking them out; it’s great to rest on moss!
  8. Ken shares the benefits of a well-earned rest in his post in Pictures without Film, with a wonderful photo of his father taking a nap after shopping.
  9. Na’ama brings us a wonderful poem on that most delicate rest, which we get to enjoy in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; the photo really supports that concept as well!
  10. Sarah shares a wonderful photo in By Sarah, and, I for one, wouldn’t mind taking a bit of a rest there!
  11. Nandini writes some rather cool haikus, and I recommend that you read all of them in queennandini; it’s rather interesting how wide a variety of rest-related topics she covered!
  12. Maria captured the rest that exists in Nature beautifully in the photographs in her post in Kamerapromenader: please go enjoy them!
  13. Tatiana captured a wonderful scene in her post in GiftSmart, as Nature gets to its moment of rest; it’s interesting to see how many ways this image can be used!
  14. Jackie’s photos in her post in JunkBoat Travels definitely put a smile on my face; she captured the more enjoyable side of rest!
  15. The ducks that are featured in My Camera and I… have figured out the most enjoyable way to rest: basking in the sun!
  16. Michelle shares another awesome photo in Take a Walk and Discover…; that family looks like they’re enjoying their moment of rest!
  17. David’s photography is always stunning and he has really outdone himself in the gorgeous Nature photos in David M’s Photoblog; I particularly love the image of the swan!
  18. Rupali also brings us a very restful view in mazeepuran, as we get a peaceful Winter’s landscape.
  19. Rest can be completely disarming, as we see in the wonderful photo that is featured in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery; what could be more precious?
  20. I have to admit that I find Viveka’s post in her blog, myguiltypleasures very intriguing; the clowns at rest are at once disturbing and wonderful!
  21. Woolly finds that there is a perfect balance between activity and rest in his post in WoollyMuses; after fun play, there’s a need for rest!
  22. Julie really highlights how rest can be achieved, even when you’re floating on a block of stone in the pool in her post in Julie Does Stuff; yes, it does look like the stone floats…
  23. In a lovely photo in Zebra’s Child, we have a chance encounter with a wonderful place for a bit of rest along our journey!
  24. Sandy is certainly not full of bull in her post in Out of my Write Mind; there’s a good reason to find a perfect spot to rest!
  25. In a lovely post in Kanlaon, we get to enjoy the time of day when rest is likely to occur, as well as the result of giving Nature a rest!
  26. Nicole truly transports us to Stratford-upon-Avon in her photos in Un Photo,Une Poeme; the gentlemen may be resting, but it appears as if the bard could arrive any moment!
  27. Aletta brings us some very peaceful, resting moments in her post in nowathome; these are moments to cherish!
  28. Deb really brings us rest in her post in Twenty Four; butterflies can have that effect and Deb’s photo is spectacular!
  29. If cattle could speak, I expect that the wonderful specimen in Land of Images would tell us to relax and take a rest!
  30. Chris brings us another cat in his post in What’s (in) the Picture, who’s just chilling! In a second contribution in What’s (in) the Picture, Chris has a great shot of a camera that’s just hanging out!
  31. In a post, to which many can relate, in One Letter Up – diary 2.0, we are reminded that there’s nothing more important than a baby’s sleep, especially to a mother!
  32. Susan photo in her post in Musin’ with Susan made me laugh, as those are the kind of contortions that we see at home from our pets! For more great photos, go check out the week in review in Musin’ with Susan; there’s one among them that really caught my eye!
  33. Emily caught a couple of cats doing what they do best in Zombie Flamingos: a comfortable chair is there just for their rest!
  34. Sheetal has put together a stunning post in her blog SheetalBravon; the caves of Ajanta are amazing and I agree that the monks’ sleeping quarters are a bit intimidating!
  35. Lisa captures the essence of rest in a wonderful photo in her post in A Day in the Life; I could see myself kicking back and resting there!
  36. Teressa has taken several approaches to the theme in her post in Another LQQk; there’s nothing like those resting babies, though!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Action

Flying through the water…

Welcome to week 199 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! I’m still wrapping up last week’s round up in between meetings, so it will be later tonight that it appears.

After all this rest, I thought it might be a good idea to get everything moving again, which led me to this week’s theme of Action! There’s always plenty of action around us, so your challenge is to share some of your best captures of that action with all your blogging friends. Of course, as is so often the case with the English language, there are multiple interpretations available to you, so feel free to represent the action of your choosing.

Have fun with this theme! I look forward to seeing your creative output.

Here’s one of my favorite action photos…

Darwin in Action!

Darwin was our first Cardigan Welsh Corgi, and he loved running through water and mud whenever he got the chance. As we were participating in an agility trial next to a small stream, I thought it would be interesting to get a shot of him running through the water. It took a couple of tries to get him lined up just right, which got the above result!

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)!!

Jump into action and bring out your best shots!