Welcome to the 179th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
You truly rocked the theme of Stone this week with an amazing array of posts that each showcased your creative minds and eyes! Each of you brought your own personal touch to these posts and I was truly surprised by some of your entries! Thank you for all the effort you put into these posts, and I hope that you will enjoy reading each other’s posts, as much as I did.
I might have something in mind for the next theme!!
Stone structures and the uses of stone are amazing…
This is a view that we encountered in Ireland, as we visited the largest island in Loch Leane, Innisfallen; the ruins of a monastery stand on this island with the walls of the oratory giving us an idea of wha the past may have been like.
Please enjoy the following blog posts:
Sarah starts this week off with some rather special stones that carry a message from the past in her post in By Sarah! Let’s heed the message!
Shelley has a very cool approach to the theme in her post in Quaint Revival; I expect nothing less and am not disappointed with her great post!
The amazing photograph in theOnlyD800intheHameau features some serious stone, as the view of Chartres Cathedral is magnificent!
Cath shares a set of stunning photos in her blog, Cath’s Camera! There’s some amazing stone content here!
Brian has a number of wonderful stone shots in his post in bushboys world; and to top it off, there’s some great Mott the Hoople!
Diane brings some wonderful uses for stone that are demonstrated in her post in pensivity101; weather forecasting …
In Xenia’s fantastic post in Whippetwisdom, we visit Loch Morlich and catch some great stones and a tanka! Xenia brings us a second post in Tranature, which has stunning shots of water flowing over stones and a haiku to match!
Na’ama speaks of the strength of stone with a lovely poem in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; its shape stands the test of time!
Nicole takes us to a great location in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme: the Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber in North Wales; stunning locale!
A wonderful post in The Jesh Studio takes us to a very Scandinavian view of Southern California, with stunning stone work!
Maria brings us multiple views of stones in another great post in Kamerapromenader; which view speaks to you?
This week in Chateaux des Fleurs, we get a stunning view of stones, some arranged to tell a message!
Jackie photographs a wonderful set of uses for stone in Junk Boat Travels, ranging from amazing monuments to paths and memorials!
Elizabatz shows us the sights of Galley Head Cliffs, Castle and Light House in Albatz Travel Adventures; those cliffs are truly interesting! In a second post in Albatz Travel Adventures, we end up in the town of Timoleague with fantastic ruins!
Kammie brings us some rather interesting stone constructions in her post in Nut House Central; great post!
Tatiana features an amazing locale in her blog Travelways; she shows us the Tulum Maya ruins, which are stunning!
Woolly brings us magnificent examples of stone in his post in Woolly Muses; interesting blue stone!
David always has gorgeous photos in his posts in David M’s Photoblog; this week is no exception with some real stunners!
This week’s post in Kanlaon shows us some of the shapes that stone can take!
Hannah’s photo in her post in Zebra’s Child is straightforward, and very much to the point of the theme! Well done!
Eric has a fantastic shot in Up North, where the stone stairs are definitely going to be a real climb!
Debbie features a simple stunning image in her post in Travel with Intent! The Shetlands look gorgeous!
In another wonderful post in Travel with Tech, we get to visit Hollyrood Palace and the amazing stone structures that have stood the test of time!
Ken takes us to visit some interesting burial stones in his post in Pictures without Film; it looks like Trefignath, Anglesey, will be a great place to visit!
Stone is a great source of inspiration for art, as we can see in Heart 2 Heart; those are very lovely!
Jez features a variety of stones in Jez Braithwaite, which range from destiny to decoration and all around!
Deb shares some stones in her post in Twenty-Four, which look rather precariously positioned!
Klara brings us a bit of wedding on the rocks in Sliku Svoju Ljubim II, as the happy couple is being photographed on a breakwater!
Amy takes us on a tour of how she processes a cool photo in Photography Journal Blog on its way to becoming a stunning image!
A wonderful photo in f2.8 iso100 takes us into a beautiful stone garden in Chandigarh!
Teressa finds some truly intricate stone construction in her post in Another LQQK; wonderful post!
Susan shares a wonderful piece of stone work in her post in Musin’ with Susan; cruising down the Danube must have been wonderful! Also, please check out Susan’s week in review in Musin’ with Susan!
Another wonderful post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0 brings back some of the early settler stone architecture; using what the land provides!
Anita brings us some rather interesting stone views in For the Love of…, which are both reminders of past and present!
Ulli takes us to a rather stony beach in Suburban Tracks, which looks gorgeous, but not ideal for putting a blanket down and relaxing…
A wonderful stone photograph in sgeoil, which reminds us of the life that exists in each stone…
We also get a wonderful contribution on this week’s theme in A Day in the Life, where stone even gets enjoyed by a bird!
Please let all of these great bloggers know your thoughts about their posts!
Welcome to week 179 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
After a week of fuzzy logic, images and beings, I thought it might be a good time to turn to something a bit more permanent. So, I cam to think of Stone as a theme, which, to my surprise, I hadn’t used before. Of course, Stone is all around the globe at various levels, as some rise well above the horizon and others are submerged or buried under sand and dirt. There are many ways you can look at Stone, from the shiny and sparkly to the mundane granite pavers. Stone comes in many varieties, so please take on this challenge and find some of your favorite versions. Don’t worry about what Bob Dylan said, as we don’t all have to get stoned!
Have fun with this theme and bring back some cool stones to share with everyone!
Here’s a rather impressive stone fort…
The Cahergall Stone Fort was a rather serendipitous find during our trip to Ireland this year; as we were driving around the Ring of Kerry, I decided to take a little detour, which led us to a local farmer, who was showcasing one of his lambs for people to admire and pet. He also told us about some of the forts that were nearby, so we went to visit them and I was very impressed!
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)!!
Turn over a stone or two to find the stone that tickles your creative fancy!
Welcome to the 178th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
Wonderful fuzziness about the theme this week!! There were a good variety of ways to tackle the theme and many of you reached out to Mother Nature for some great fuzzy objects! There’s one post that I want to give a special shout-out, as Khürt speaks about his struggle with double vision, post-surgery, in his amazing blog, Island in the Net. Please give Khürt a shout-out! Thanks to all of you for the creative energy that you poured into your posts this week!!
Now, time for me to think about the next theme… First some guitar playing for inspiration…(that already gave me an idea!!). Have fun reading all these great posts and share the love!!
Here’s a bit more fuzziness (and selective focus)..
This shot is from the Spring of 2012, as someone was complaining about the dandelions in our lawn…so I photographed them! Of course, nowadays we understand some of the benefits of these weeds better than we did.
Please enjoy the following blog posts:
Our first fuzzy image of the week comes from Jackie, who clearly is an observer of the world around her, as we can see in her blog, Junk Boat Travels; I can only imagine that it was a chilly day…
Jez proves that there’s no possible way argue with adorable fuzziness in Jez Braithwaite, so go check out those fuzzy wonders!
Xenia has two posts for us this week; the first post in Tranature brings us wonderful fuzzy blue, in the form of caenothus! In her second post in Whippetwisdom, we get a lovely hazy blue paired with a wonderful haiku!
Shelley shares some awesome fuzzies in her post in Quaint Revival; of course, as a dog lover, I’m partial toward Copper!
Cath brings us a great fuzzy wuzzy post in her blog, Cath’s Camera! I’m curious to hear which one is your favorite fuzzy…
Diane reminds us of those hazy, summery days in her post in pensivity101; the shimmering is well captured!
You know that you cannot go wrong with a blog, titled ‘Beautiful Photographs‘! That bumblebee definitely fits the title!
Na’ama reminds us of something really important in her post in Na’ama Yehuda: life’s simple, sometimes fuzzy, moments are to be cherished! Amazing poem and post!
Another week of big game in an epic post in Don’t Hold Your Breath; we learn about herd behavior of elephants and the humor of wildebeest!
A truly gorgeous photo is featured in RyanPhotography for this week’s theme! Old Man’s Beard is an apt interpretation!
Ken made me smile with his wonderful photo in Pictures without Film, which is aptly titled ‘Bees Bottom’; I might have gone for Bee-hind, as I like puns. Awesome contribution!
This week brings another great contribution in The Jesh Studio with lovely photography and approach to the theme!
Maria shares another set of stunning photographs in her post in Kamerapromenader, as the fuzziness of the flora is detailed beautifully!
Nicole brings us another fantastic post in Une Photo, Un Poéme, although I hope the dog is not gone with the wind…
Another pair of gorgeous photos appear in Chateaux des Fleurs; the delicate leaves in the first shot really drew me in deep into the fuzziness!
If you like fuzzy animals, go check the post in the59club, as you will not be disappointed! They also produce some of the best wool!
The contribution in Mama Cormier also has some great fuzzy animals and amazing flowers!
Donna found a love in her post in Wind Kisses: this little lizard made a connection with her that no spray from a hose could slow down!
Another great contribution to our challenge comes in the blog MistyRoads, where the fuzzy collection is phenomenal!
Jase finds a very fuzzy companion in her post in Proscenium; I actually think that Anastasia is both fuzzy and focused!
Emily gives us a rather fuzzy view of a fuzzy cat in a wonderful post in her blog Zombie Flamingoes; go check it out!
Tatiana has a wonderful post on the role of focus in photography in her blog Travelways; in a second contribution in Travelways, she shares one of Canada’s favorite fuzzy substances (and exports!): snow! She finishes off her trio of contributions in GiftSmart with a wonderful fuzzy image that speaks volumes!
Your hair may turn frizzy and your lens foggy, but as you can see in Heart 2 Heart, it might be worth it to get that great shot!
Sarah creates a special fuzzy environment in her post in By Sarah! I wonder what the scent was!
Irene captures an old man in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine; to be more precise, it’s old man in the garden!
This week’s photo entry presented in Land of Images made me think of 2001: A Space Odyssey; what would HAL say?
That may not be fuzzy, but it certainly looks the part, as we can see in a great photo in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery; wind+water=fuzzy!
Debbie celebrates the morning haze with a magnificent photo in her post in Travel with Intent! Just love the mood that it creates!
The Queen Anne’s Lace is stunning in theOnlyD800intheHameau; the impact of the frost on the seed pods really is captured wonderfully!
Great to have another contribution from the blog, Hadd Hai Yaar, which is a treasure! Jaipur looks truly amazing!
Sandy’s image in her post in Out of My Write Mind is wonderful, but paired with her poem, it not only reaches out, but starts speaking with deeper meaning! Amazing post!
Viveka might make things a bit fuzzy in myguiltypleasures; but that’s all good, particularly after a couple of P&T’s!
Elizabatz shares a bit of photography technique in her post in Elizabatz Gallery; I’m a big fan of using simple modifiers in photography to create a different look! Hmmm, might make for an interesting blog post!
Hammad shares a wonderful post in the Blog of Hammad Rais, in which he talks about shooting a night scene with trees lit by green LEDs.
Another lovely post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0 reminds me to spend more time out in Nature! Love the way those fuzzies are captured!
Teressa has an array of gorgeous images in her post in Another LQQK, where the fuzzies are stunning!
Khürt brings a truly meaningful post in Island in the Net, as he learns to adapt to the temporary double vision that he suffers after ophthalmic surgery. Please take some time to read his post and comment.
Robert has a wonderful take on our fuzzy theme in his images in Photo Roberts Blog; two techniques that produce beautiful results!
Ulli takes us into some true tracks in Suburban Tracks, as he explores an underworld that talks of days gone by… Awesome post!
Please let all of these great bloggers know your thoughts about their posts!
Welcome to the 177th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! My apologies for the late posting; I know that the links are worth the wait to go explore them!
Wonderful focus on the theme this week!! The variety of approaches on Focus was fantastic, as we could see focus both in technique and subject. Your thoughtful contributions made reading all of your posts an absolute pleasure! Thank you for all the had work you put into them.
Please read all these lovely posts and let everyone know of your appreciation!
Here’s a bit of selective focus…
This shot came about during a Food Photography course that I took. When I designed this shot, I wanted the viewer’s eye to come to rest on the strawberry, but with a modicum of tension. The lines of the cutting board help pull one back a bit to the kale in the background (chosen for the color contrast with the strawberry). The shot is lit with a single studio light to the left behind the scene, and a white reflector to soften the shadows.
Please enjoy the following blog posts:
Sarah kicks things off this week with a stunning shot of a painted wall in her post in By Sarah! That is a great shot!!
Cath brings us a wonderful set of images in her response to the them in Cath’s Camera!
This week’s photo contribution in Land of Images is one that may cause many people to bolt from the bees!
Nicole really uses depth of field to great result in Une Photo, Un Poéme; as every detail of the leaves jumps out! Stunning image!
Xenia captures some wonderful focus in the eyes of whippets in her post in Whippetwisdom; awesome haibun as well! In a second post in Tranature, the focus is on some lovely ducklings!
The photography is always amazing in theOnlyD800intheHameau; the use of a shallower depth of field makes the image work really well!
Shelley has a request to get some answer to a set of questions in her post in Quaint Revival; if you apply the right focus, you may be able to help…
Brian brings things into focus rather nicely in bushboys world; the images are really cool, and there is a bit of Hocus Pocus as well!! Oh, and there’s a cheeky joke in a second post in bushboys world!
Another great post in RyanPhotography, which shows off a tall ship in its best light and talks about how the focus was created.
There’s more than one way to get the photo that you can use, as we can see in pensivity101; a haunting image with just the right focus for a lovely poem!
Jez takes his camera for a walk to great effect in Jez Braithwaite, where he shares a set of fantastic select focus images!
Jackie truly keeps her focus in her contributions to the theme in her blog, Junk Boat Travels; now about that tattoo…
Michelle certainly captures an amazing shot in Take a Walk… and Discover! I had to do a double take on this image, as I first thought I was looking at two elephants locking trunks!
Mike brings the focus to another age in his post in Photography OCD, both through the subject and how he photographed it!
Cee brings us stunning flower shots in her post in Cee’s Photography with delicate focus that highlights the beauty!
There’s only one things that I can say about the photos in Chateaux des Fleurs: WOW! They are simply gorgeous!
Irene captures another lovely image in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine; the deer appears to be mesmerized by the camera!
This week’s post in Don’t Hold Your Breath takes us to an amazing locale, as we have the lions looking back at us!
Na’ama shares a great photo in her post in Na’ama Yehuda, but it’s the poem’s descriptive narrative that shines above all!
Robert brings us stunning black & white images that use focus to its fullest effect in his post in Photo Roberts Blog; fantastic!
Debbie brings a lovely soft focus into her photography in another awesome post in Travel with Intent!
I’m a fan of spiderwebs, but Ann-Christine takes photographing them to another level in her post in To See A World in a Grain of Sand…; the delicate, precise focus makes them stunning!
I’ll admit that I had not heard of the inkberry, so Elizabatz’s post in Elizabatz Gallery was both informative and filled with beautiful images!
Maria brings us some seriously beautiful photographs in her post in Kamerapromenader, among which I love the muted purple tones in the last shot!
In a wonderful post in Mazeepuran, Rupali reminds us that it’s difficult to focus on more than one item at a time…
Carol takes on the theme of focus on in two different ways in her post in Light Words; both are fantastic!
Jase has some great focus in another great post in Proscenium; I do like the text on the sign…
In an interesting post in sgeoil, we get a great shot that makes me wonder where the magpie’s focus might be…
The contribution in the lovely blog, A Shared Space, focuses on a sweet little fairy wren; it’s a great shot!
In a wonderful post in lifelessons, Judy brings us a couple of great views of focus.
The subtitle of the blog MistyRoads is ‘Imagination Rocks’, which it definitely does in a fantastic photo!
Sirisha shares the wonderful result of continued focus in her post in queennandini; there’s also a wonderful feast!!
Indira’s post in her blog, Sharing Thoughts, has an interesting variety of focus, among which the cat appears focused on me…
What’s not to love about the Gruffalo, as you can see clearly in a great post in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery; great birthday party!
Sandy takes a wonderful approach to focus in her post in Out of My Write Mind, as we not only focus on the moon, but may also be its focus…
Tatiana has a wonderful post on the role of focus in photography in her blog Travelways; in a second contribution in Travelways, she focuses on the State Capitol building in Olympia, WA.
David certainly showcases some gorgeous photos with different lenses in his post in David M’s Photoblog; which one is your favorite?
Hannah has stunning photos in her post in Zebra’s Child, in which we get to watch a butterfly eat! In a second post in Zebra’s Child, she asks us the question of what we focus on first… What is your answer?
Deb found out how hard it is to focus on bees flying between hives in her post in Twenty-Four; not as cute as meerkats, but definitely interesting!
Ken’s post on a post in Pictures without Film shows what focus on details of such a post can bring out: great photo and very interesting to examine!
Observing a squirrel to this level of detail is stunning, as we can see in Heart 2 Heart! Awesome shot!!
Some days it’s good to be focused, if you’re a seagull, which we see in A Day in the Life; on the other hand, don’t be a crab!
If you’re afraid of spiders, skip past the first 2 photos in Woolly Muses; those are great shots for the non-arachnophobe, and the last couple are stunning examples of using focus cleverly!
Teressa shares some wonderful examples of using focus in her post in Another LQQK, which is an awesome blog!
Hammad shares his struggles with getting the shot he wants in his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais. The result is interesting, though!