Diversity of the Earth – pt. 3

As we’re closing in on Earth Day, I thought that I’d share some previous posts on the theme of our mother planet.

Dutch goes the Photo!

This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Earth, which is appropriate, given that Saturday is Earth Day.  So I figured that I would do a weeklong series of different views of the Earth that I have experienced.  Feel free to join in with the fun!

In this third episode, we take a trip to one of the marvels of this planet: Iceland.  Its location at the northern end of the mid-Atlantic ridge, the meeting place of the North-American and Eur-Asian tectonic plates, provides for an unusual landscape filled with geothermal and volcanic features.

These images are from my short trip to Iceland in 2015, which gave me a taste for the wonders that fill this island.  I’m very much looking forward to go back one day to properly explore Iceland with my camera.

Technical Details

This images were captured with Canon EOS 5D MkIII using an Canon…

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Diversity of the Earth – pt. 2

As we’re closing in on Earth Day, I thought that I’d share some previous posts on the theme of our mother planet.

Dutch goes the Photo!

This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Earth, which is appropriate, given that Saturday is Earth Day.  So I figured that I would do a weeklong series of different views of the Earth that I have experienced.  Feel free to join in with the fun!

In this second episode, we find ourselves at the location of the Earth’s largest tidal variation: the Bay of Fundy!  The Earth’s interplay with the Moon has been key to the development of life on this little planet, and the tidal movements are a diurnal reminder of this interaction…

bay-of-fundy_p2p8943_tonemapped-16x20Bay of Fundy at Low Tide

This image dates back just about 10 years, from when we went to visit Nova Scotia.  As my wife was running our dogs in agility, I explored Nova Scotia and found this low tide scene in the little town of Digby.

Technical Details

This image was…

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Diversity of the Earth – pt. 1

As we’re closing in on Earth Day, I thought that I’d share some previous posts on the theme of our mother planet.

Dutch goes the Photo!

This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Earth, which is appropriate, given that Saturday is Earth Day.  So I figured that I would do a weeklong series of different views of the Earth that I have experienced.  Feel free to join in with the fun!

The first one, highlights some of the interesting aspects of our planet, such as water, a biosphere, temperature variations and the colors green and blue…

Frozen-Wachusett-Tree-lw4o8182Frozen Tree in Wachusett Reservoir

This image dates back just over 11 years on a chilly March day in 2006.  Due to wind and water movement, the ice tends to creep up on the shores of Wachusett Reservoir, which caused this lone tree on an outcropping to become entangled.

Technical Details

This image was captured with Canon EOS 1D MkII using an EF 70-200mm f/2.8L lens.  Exposure settings were at 1/400 second and f/11 with 200…

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Worship

Welcome to week 156 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

The devastating fire in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was horrific in the way that it touched the heart and soul of Parisian, the French and many of us around the world. This cathedral is a true world treasure in both its architecture and the meaning that it carries, which transcends faith. I am heartened by President Emmanel Macron’s response with the intent to rebuild Notre Dame, as it is part of the heritage of France and, indeed, the World.

With this news, it was immediately obvious to me that the theme for this week’s challenge is to be Worship. Regardless of religion, faith or belief system, we can all worship; whether it’s a universal being, nature or the love of our life… Please take this challenge into the direction of Worship that speaks most to you and share it creatively!

I very much look forward to your responses to this theme, as I hope you are as inspired as I am by how humanity can respond to adversity and achieve ever greater heights!

Here’s a cathedral that faced fires during its time…

Elgin Cathedral

The Elgin Cathedral originates from 1224 and was ravaged by fire on 3 occasions in 1270, 1390 and 1402. It came back time and again until the time of the Scottish Reformation in 1560, after which it was abandoned. After the lead waterproofing was removed from the roof in 1567, it decayed steadily until its roof collapsed during a storm in 1637; deterioration continued over the centuries… Despite its current state, one can feel the power of this site when walking its grounds; it’s impressive!

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)!!

Let’s all have cake and enjoy this week!

Monday Food Fix – Carrot Cake

In case any of you want to try creating a raw carrot cake, there’s a recipe in this blog post from 3 years back…

Dutch goes the Photo!

Yes, Dear Reader, I am supposed to be a good influence and show you a healthy food to start the week on the right path; and, in all honesty, in this case I am showing you the path of healthy eating…

Raw-Carrot-Cake-IMG_0605-redoDelicious Carrot Cake

This is not ordinary carrot cake, as it is raw carrot cake!  I found this carrot cake at a raw food restaurant (yes, raw, as in uncooked, so you get the full benefits of the enzymes).  My wife and I discovered this restaurant quite by accident, as we noticed its name, Prana, and were intrigued.  Upon entering, we found out that its cuisine was raw and decided to give it a try.

To put it simply: we were blown away by the flavors of each aspect of the meal, which led me to trying dessert.  As I love carrot cake, this was my obvious choice and…

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 155

Yes, it’s delicious!

Welcome to the 155th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Yes, you took the cake!! Those were some amazing posts that all of you put together on this week’s theme of Cake! I knew that there would be some creativity at work and you definitely came through! There was some awesome variety of cakes, some with great memories! Also, there were some different cakes, ranging from soap cakes to suet cakes…and some great pancakes!

Thank you all for the great posts that you put together, as they were a blast to read!

Here’s some really good carrot cake…

Delicious Carrot Cake

This carrot cake was a raw carrot cake, at a restaurant that specialized in raw food. It was absolutely delicious!

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

  1. Sarah kicks things off with a touch of class in By Sarah, where she shares a photo of her wedding cake…looks delicious!!
  2. Danny’s post in Danny James Photography features an amazing moment at a Japanese Tea Ceremony in Kyoto.
  3. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival is not just for the birds! These birds are singing for a reason…
  4. Nicole has another gorgeous photo in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme, and that birthday cake looks amazing!
  5. In a delicious post in pensivity101 we even get the recipe for the wonderful looking cheesecake that hubby couldn’t enjoy…
  6. In ladyleemanila‘s post there are lots of great cakes to enjoy! We should be able to share across the web!
  7. Gwen brings us the story of the lamb Easter cake in Field Notes from Over the Hill; a sad ending to the cake…delicious it was!
  8. In another great post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we get to encounter the king of cakes in Porto! Looks amazing!
  9. Maria shares a wonderful photo of a wedding cake in KameraPromenader; that looks like a delicious combination!
  10. The Crazy Nerds post is crazy cool! That is an interesting cake that might just whet someone’s appetite!
  11. Stella has some stunning cakes in her post in Giggles & Tales, which must have been delicious!
  12. Jase brings some soul cakes week in Proscenium; those look ready to eat and very tasty!
  13. The wonderful post in A Day in the Life is definitely nostalgic, as olden days of baking are remembered.
  14. In this week’s contribution from Heart2Heart, we get a view of an amazing harvest festival cake!
  15. Debbie’s post in Travel with Intent brings us the most delectable cake, donuts!
  16. In an awesome post in Another LQQK, Teressa takes us to a charity auction, which featured some stunning cakes!
  17. Sandy shares a stunning photo in her post in Out of My Write Mind, which reminds us how good it is to be young and enjoy cake!
  18. In another great post in Alive and Trekking we learn about some of the best cake shops in Amsterdam…add them to my list!
  19. Debbie takes us to a rather literary tea party in her post in Twenty Four; I bet the cakes were amazing!
  20. Ken finds the most interesting sign in his post in Pictures without Film; the choice is simple! Awesome cake as well!
  21. Woolly definitely takes the cake in his post in Woolly Muses; birthday cake photos should be part and parcel of every photographer’s collection!
  22. Susan captured a great bit of enjoyment in her post in Musin’ with Susan; the girl really enjoyed her cake!
  23. David’s post in David Meredith’s Photoblog has the bird going gaga over suet cake! Great shot!!
  24. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 has two types of cakes…one that you don’t want to eat!
  25. In this week’s post in Land of Images we get wild berries and seeds! Yes, this cake is for the birds!
  26. Donna takes us back down memory lane in her post in Wind Kisses, as we get to play pat-a-cake!
  27. In a great post in Life Amazing, we not only get to see fantastic cakes, but get the full directions to make banana fudge cake!
  28. In a rather cool post, sgeoil quotes George Carlin (always a good thing) and presents some pancakes!
  29. This week Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery definitely takes the cake! That butterfly cake looks stunning!

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

Friday Mystery Location 2019 – #10

Where, oh where?

Here comes the tenth mystery location post of this year….

This photo comes from one of my trips that I make for work, which may give a hint to frequent readers. The sentiment in this image is somewhat uplifting, although I find the message and graphics not in sync.

Where is this?

Where would I have found this?

For extra credit, who is in the image and see, if you can get the city…