Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 126

The light shines bright!

Welcome to the 126th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Your contributions for this past week’s theme of Light and Dark were absolutely stunning!  It was a great deal of fun both to view the wonderful photos and great stories that come with these photos!  The juxtaposition of light and dark makes for amazing possibilities, and as you explored them, your creative minds and eyes found treasures along the way!

Thank you for a stunning set of contributions!!  I appreciate it!

Here’s a different view between light and dark…

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Transitions

This image comes from a night shoot, where I explored zoom blur and rotation techniques to come up with a scene that played across many dimensions, as energies transition from one to the next…

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

  1. Sarah’s entry in By Sarah captures a truly dramatic set of images of her and her husband! [N.B. – blog may be set to private]
  2. In another awesome post in A Pause for Nature, we get a playful view of shadows, as they are juxtaposed to light!  In a second post in A Pause for Nature, we get treated to more great images; love the shadow photo!
  3. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival shares great ideas on how to simplify blog topics amidst a wonderful array of photos that highlight light and dark!
  4. Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom takes us along the sacred path, filled with wonderful light and shadows!  In a second post in Tranature we get to see the curlew stepping along the shore in its calm manner; lovely images!
  5. Kammie’s post in The Nut House shares some wonderful images with lots of interesting interplay between light and shadow!
  6. The fantastic photo in Land of Images provides a gorgeous view of light and dark in the sky!
  7. Nicole’s photo in her lovely blog Une Photo, Un Poéme presents a great interplay of light that is sure to delight all!
  8. Brian’s image of the sky is extremely impressive, as you can see in Bushboy’s World;  its combination of light and dark is stunning!  Brian also shares a wonderful photo in his second post in Bushboy’s World, where the light creates a stunning display!
  9. Very delicious is the key aspect of pensivity101‘s lovely post, where we should make a choice between light and dark…
  10. In Sync with Deep‘s lovely post, we find a light shining in the dark with a superb poem!
  11. Petra explores the light and the dark in her post in Photoworld vol. 3, which is much appreciated by the dogs being walked and us, as the light is gorgeous!
  12. In a very creative post in her blog Out of my Write Mind, Sandy casts a magical shadow…it wasn’t easy to get that shot!
  13. In a great post in her blog Heaven’s Sunshine, Irene shares a wonderful photo of sunlight being framed by dark clouds.
  14. A stunning photo will regale you in Chateaux des Fleurs, as light plays across the most delicate of structures…
  15. A beautiful set of images in MyTravelCSP are shared by Prasath; the location looks somewhat familiar to me, so where do you think it is?
  16. Ramya’s post in And Miles to Go before I Sleep glows with the power of Lord Ganesh, literally!
  17. The photo in Na’ama Yehuda‘s entry is inviting us to wait for sunrise with our friends, as it is sure to be stunning!
  18. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 takes us to an oasis on the East Coast! A truly special location to relax amidst chaos!
  19. In a lovely post in A Day in the Life, we get to see the interaction of light and dark in a number of great photos!
  20. In a truly interesting post in stephentotheplate, Marie creates a vision in words that takes the theme image to the next level!
  21. In TravelWays, we get another view of the scene of a museum worker posing by a window for an interesting interplay of light and dark.
  22. Robert certainly knows how to capture both the light and dark in Photo Roberts Blog, as his photos are amazing!
  23. Khürt’s post in Island in the Net provides an interesting view into an American ritual of Friday nights!  Go check out his amazing photography! Khürt also shares another stunning photo in Island in the Net, which you have to see as well!
  24. Jason has them sticking their neck our in Proscenium, which definitely shows their curiosity!
  25. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we get the author’s view of the simple life… definitely a great life from my perspective!
  26. It definitely wasn’t easy to capture the photo in theOnlyD800intheHameau, but it was worth it to get the great photo in the Abbey of Noirlac!
  27. Stella creates another great post in Giggles & Tales, where we get a beautiful interpretation of this week’s theme!
  28. In an excellent post in WhatAmberThinks, we get treated to lovely photos with stunning vistas!
  29. Debbie writes a wonderful post in Forgivingconnects, as she is moving and also in a second post in Forgivingconnects, we find out that Debbie is going to be spending some great time on vacation!  Have fun and share photos!
  30. Olga shares some great explorations of light and dark in her post in Stuff and what if…; those shadows may be moving!
  31. Maria’s post in Kamerapromenader captures a beam of early morning light, as it plays across a flower or two!
  32. Cee’s post in Cee’s Photography is filled with wonderful photos that play with light and dark!
  33. Judy’s lovely post in lifelessons features an impressive array of photos that play with shadows and light!
  34. Debbie’s photo in Travel with Intent is simply stunning!  Filled with leading lines and the beauty of architecture, it makes one want to visit Nimes!
  35. In an interesting post in Light Motifs II, we are treated to cool photos that play with the light and record its effect!
  36. The shot in Expressed Digitally is a perfect interpretation of the theme, and I like mine dark!
  37. The photos in the entry in Hadd Hai Yaar are beautifully executed and really fit the theme
  38. Hammad went high in his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais, as he looked up to the sky to get great shots of light and dark!
  39. In another awesome post in WoollyMuses, we go for a drive to Geelong to find just the right amount of light and dark!
  40. In a beautiful post in underdown, we visit Leeuwin’s Lighthouse, where light and dark are expertly captured!
  41. In GiftSmart, Tatiana shares a lovely photo that catches some amazing light!
  42. Susan captures a gorgeous set of flowers in her post in Musin’ with Susan, where the light provides just the right amound of shadow!
  43. In Banactee we find an amazing photo that brings a lot of dark into view with just the right amount of light!
  44. Sonya takes us into the Gorges Loop in Middleton Road; this is a fantastic location!
  45. Sonia’s post in Sonia’s Musings explores the light, as it plays across the furniture; wonderful photo!
  46. In sgeoil‘s post, light and shadows play to create a wonderful still life!

I hope that you enjoy these posts and let the authors know!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Our World

The world is our oyster!

Welcome to Week 127 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Due to last week’s overwhelming response, I’m not quite done with its round up post, which will be done tonight.

After a week of juxtaposition of the light and dark, I thought I’d change our focus to be more on the world around us for this week’s theme.  For this theme, let’s share some insights into Our World, how we see it or something that might catch your or somebody else’s eye!

Have fun with this theme and think about what you’d like the rest of the world to see about where you live.  I’m looking forward to what your creative minds come up with!

Here’s a sample of what I find in the alleys of Worcester…

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The Alley

This shot came from my looking through a hole in a fence between two buildings, where I caught this scene!  Not quite what I expected, but telling a lot about the infrastructure of these buildings!

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)!!

I’m definitely looking forward to seeing some more about your worlds!

Three Lines Tales – Mind Control

I shall have your mind…

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Thirty-Seven of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales, week 138: an old television set

photo by Sven Scheuermeier via Unsplash
You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

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Staring back, hungry,
Vision and sound, captivate.
Remote, mind control.

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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!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 125

The world is our backyard!

Welcome to the 125th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Your backyard views are truly amazing in both their beauty and variety!  You clearly took this week’s theme and explored both your immediate backyard and its extended environs.  It was a pleasure to come back from vacation and read your posts and enjoy each and every one of them!  I hope that you get to enjoy them as much as I did!

Here’s a backyard view (somebody else’s backyard)…

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Backyard Moments

Sometimes, a splash of color is all it takes to catch my attention and look for a way to bring it into an image that still needs some work…

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

  1. Sarah’s entry in By Sarah captures a butterfly resting its wings in the backyard. [N.B. – blog may be set to private]
  2. Even thought theOnlyD800intheHameau did not use a D800, the image is great in his mother’s backyard!
  3. Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom showcases some of her extended backyard, which is nothing short of stunning!
  4. Miriam’s post in Out an’ About teaches us some of the lessons that she learned from her bike, which covered quite a bit of her backyard!
  5. Kammie shares the fun in her backyard in her post in The Nut House, which is filled with lots of fun!
  6. In another great post in WoollyMuses, we get to see some of the interesting features of their backyard, which invlude some lovely birds!  Not to neglect the other side of the house, we also get an amazing set of front yard views in WoollyMuses
  7. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we visit some of the less fashionable addresses in their extended backyard…
  8. This week’s post on the theme in One letter UP – diary 2.0 tells about the fantastic activies that take place in their backyard; great things to do!
  9. Jason might sense that they sprung a leak in his post in Proscenium, or is there something else at play here?
  10. Stella visits a friend’s backyard in a great post in Giggles & Tales, with room to relax and having a bite to eat.
  11. Petra shares an interesting set of views in her post in Photoworld vol. 3, filled with aspects of her backyard and beyond!
  12. In Sync with Deep‘s post, we relax in the backyard to gaze at the clouds passing by with a wonderful poem!
  13. Khürt’s post in Island in the Net gives us a stunning walk through the South Seaport District with fantastic photography!
  14. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival shares views of what is andhappens in her backyard, as she reminisces of the day she started her blog!  Very good stuff!
  15. Brian’s backyard is rather expansive, as we see in Bushboy’s World; wandering out of his backyard takes us just about anywhere!
  16. Ramya’s post in And Miles to Go before I Sleep shows us a beautiful view of her backyard, as well as her uncle’s.
  17. It may not be  true backyard, but in Hadd Hai Yaar we get a view of area by the hotel Villa Billerud in Sweden.
  18. In Go Outside Today, we get a wonderful introduction of his backyard of Toronto, through exploration and discovery!
  19. Maria’s post in Kamerapromenader shares some lovely views of the denizens of her backyard.
  20. The Fleeting Muse brings us an extended backyard filled with gentle creatures and the lovely flowers of the cactus!
  21. Olga enjoys a glass of wine in her backyard in her post in Stuff and what if…; the other inhabitants appear pretty relaxed as well!
  22. Sonia’s post in Sonia’s Musings takes us to the steps that lead to the office of the tax collector, which hs a not so pleasant history!
  23. In another beautiful post in her blog Out of my Write Mind, Sandy brings us the birds that visit her backyard; gorgeous!
  24. In a post that has an amazing view, Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery invites us to coffee in their backyard!
  25. Robert captures some great views around the city that is his backyard in Photo Roberts Blog, where we can kick back and relax!
  26. Na’ama Yehuda‘s entry for this week’s theme reminds us that the entire world is your backyard, if you hiking and explore!
  27. Tatiana has a truly great post in TravelArtPix, where we get meet the chickens in the backyard, as they walk across her feet!
  28. In Banactee, we are treated to some of the mysteries of the backyard in wonderful tableaux!
  29. In a great post in A Pause for Nature, we experience the challenge of moving a backyard… you’ve got to see this post!
  30. The backyard photo in Land of Images provides a beautiful splash of color that is sure to lift anyone’s day!
  31. Debbie writes a wonderful post in Forgivingconnects, as she explores her mental backyard a week before moving out of her apartment.  A great read! Also, Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo features a great excerpt from Debbie’s post!
  32. Susan captures a beautiful shade of peach in her post in Musin’ with Susan, of what is a stunning rose!
  33. Maria shares something in her post in CitySonnet, that I have never seen before: a Pomegranate tree in Pefkohori!
  34. Nicole’s photo in her wonderful blog Une Photo, Un Poéme shows us a truly stunning backyard scene!
  35. George takes us to visit some of the Nature in his backyard in his post in Alchemist of the Woods; it’s a great place to see lots of creatures!
  36. Debbie takes us into a stunning backyard in her post in Travel with Intent; Gertrude Jekyll’s garden is gorgeous!
  37. Yinglan’s views of her backyard in This is another Story provide us with some gorgeous floral images!
  38. In a truly interesting photo in Victoria’s Light, we get the story of the smoking man; who is he really?
  39. Jordan’s post in Jordy’s Streamings stories the backyard in many wonderful photos that are highly enjoyable!
  40. Ilka shares the first steps in a journey of A Thousand Miles, as she talks about teaching skills to kindergarteners.  A really interesting post!
  41. Ju-Lin shares some great views in her post in All things bright and beautiful; those lily pads are just incredible!
  42. In a lovely post in stephentotheplate, we are treated to a great poem, inspired by this week’s theme photo.
  43. In a lovely post in Fatma Mahmoud, we get to experience a gorgeous photo taking at night.
  44. Not to be overlooked is pensivity101‘s wonderful post, where she reminisces of backyards gone by and the happy memories that they bring!

I hope that you enjoy these posts and let the authors know!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Light and Dark

Come to the light side

Welcome to Week 126 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  After a long day of travel, I want to be sure to kick off this week’s challenge, and hope that you will indulge me to post the roll up of the 125th theme of Backyard on Wednesday morning.

One of the locations that I visited during my vacation was the Vermeer house in Delft, which was a wonderful experience. Vermeer is well-known for his usage of light and dark in his work and the variations of light quality and direciton that he brings to his works.  So I thought it would be interesting to use the theme of Light and Dark for this week.

Exploring what light and dark bring into a photograph can lead to dramatic photographs that really stand out in a crowd; your challenge is to use the concepts of light and dark and share your interpretation of their interplay.  Play around with light, as well as the shadows and let your intuitive feel rise to the top with the fun you have with this topic!

Here’s a bit of that interplay…

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Tension between light and dark

This shot is of a set up in the Vermeer House, on the floor where there’s an exploration of the direciton and quality of light.  It struck me that a still life was right in front of me, so I had to capture the feel of this table tableau!

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)!!

I’m eagerly anticipating what dark you will bring to the light in your entries this week!

Three Line Tales – Matrimony

Wedded apparition…

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Thirty-Seven of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales, week 137: an abandoned asylum
photo by Nathan Wright via Unsplash


You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

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Door ajar, light splash;
Creaking stairway, she descends.
Ephemeral bliss.

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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!

Hiatus Tuesday Photo Challenge

Access to WiFi has proven to be more of a challenge during my vacation in the Netherlands than I had expected. Also, my T-mobile data speed is insufficient to run my laptop network over it and write a blog post.

Therefore, my apologies for not having a post this week, which will restart next Tuesday when I return home. There will be lots of new photos!