Welcome to Week 62 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.
Last week’s entries were absolutely spectacular! I expected to see a great turnout with the theme of Unusual, and you blew my mind with those creative, funny and intriguing entries. As I was thinking about this week’s theme, I was leaning toward something rather tricky, which I may still use at some time in the future, but decided to expand the reach of the challenge a bit with Music.
Music is all around us and more than just a human form of expression, as Nature is filled with examples of great music from the birds in the trees to the whales in the oceans. As usual, you can take poetic license into any direction that you desire, so that it can be music to your ears, a great performance or a cacophony of atonal sound!
One way of capturing music for reproduction is shown here…
This image is from about 5 years ago, when we were challenged to provide some appropriate wall decor for a music school that was just opening nearby. Interestingly enough, this is not one of the images that was chosen, even though I thought it to be technically superior to one of my images that was selected.
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 a symphony of wondrous entries!
Welcome to the 61st round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! In picking the theme of Unusual, I knew that I’d open the doors wide for your creative brains…
It was an absolute joy to read your posts, some of which made me think, chuckle and snort and some of which made me laugh out loud! Your eye for the unusual was combined with a great view of how to present that unusual in the best light. Please read each others’ posts and be as amused and tickled as I was!!
Thank you for another great set of entries and all the hard work that you put into your posts!!
Here’s something rather unusual (it’s one of a kind!)…
As many of you are aware, I collect unusual, custom toys/collectibles, some of which are rather frightening or disturbing. This Graffiti Anatomy was a very limited edition cast made by Chris Alexander; what makes each one unique is that the purchaser was allowed to select the color scheme to be used by Chris.
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
pensivity101 went full tilt with a series of winners to the caption contest that was implied with the image that I provided; punster indeed!
I have to say that the image in Bushboy’s World was one that truly surprised me, although it is clear that Nature has plenty of surprises for us!
Ladyleemanilla alwys has a wealth of images to share for these challenges, and this week’s unusual set of contributions were, as always, wonderful!
Raj’s images in his blog XDrive provided some unusual images, which, as he said, can only happen in India!
Nicole’s post in Une Photo, un poéme tells us about Bréhat Island off the coast of Brittany, which is rather unusual… go find out why!
Charles takes us to the unusual geography of Yellowstone in his post in charlesewaugh!
At some point during our week, we all look to get some time to relax and recover from the busy schedules that keep driving us forward during the workweek. Usually, it’s not until Sunday that this time arrives, as Saturday has time for errands and other minor tasks around the house.
Unfortunately, there’s still some leftover work to be done before starting Monday’s busy schedule, but with a morning jog and a visit from my daughter it should still be relaxing.
Despie that, there is one denizen of our house that manages just fine….
In the continuing quest to edit my photographs from our trip to Italy, I decided to let my interests in the image follow a meandering path that had me stopping by the town of Pienza this past weekend. As I got about half of my images edited, I thought I’d share them today in a first installment.
Before the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. It is first mentioned in documents from the 9th century. Around 1300 parts of the village became property of the Piccolomini family. after Enghelberto d’Ugo Piccolomini had been enfeoffed with the fief of Montertari in Val d’Orcia by the emperor Frederick II in 1220. In the 13th century Franciscans settled down in Corsignano.
1405 Corsignano was the birthplace of Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (Italian: Enea Silvio Piccolomini), a Renaissance humanist born into an exiled Sienese family, who later became Pope Pius II. Once he became Pope, Piccolomini had the entire village rebuilt as an ideal Renaissance town and renamed it after himself to Pienza. Intended as a retreat from Rome, it represents the first application of humanist urban planning concepts, creating an impetus for planning that was adopted in other Italian towns and cities and eventually spread to other European centers.
The rebuilding was done by Florentine architect Bernardo Gambarelli (known as Bernardo Rossellino) who may have worked with the humanist and architect Leon Battista Alberti, though there are no documents to prove it for sure. Alberti was in the employ of the Papal Curia at the time and served as an advisor to Pius. Construction started about 1459. Pope Pius II consecrated the Duomo on August 29, 1462, during his long summer visit. He included a detailed description of the structures in his Commentaries, written during the last two years of his life.