Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 202

One man’s junk is still junk…

Welcome to the 202nd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Thanks to all of you for creating a stunning set of posts! It was an absolute pleasure to read each and every one of your posts, as each found something unusual or, in the case of one country, something that happens all the time. Some of you included a reminder that we need to do something about all this junk, which we cannot hear often enough.

When you read all these great posts, I’m confident that you’ll enjoy them as much as I did. Thank you again and have fun with these posts!

Here we get everything, including the kitchen sink…

That sinking feeling…

Even on the gorgeous Isle of Skye, one can come across some junk! This sink that had been dumped unceremoniously in this lovely field really caught my eye. This composition breaks a couple of rules, but I felt it created the right amount of tension between the sink and Nature’s beauty…

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Kammie starts things this week with some of her treasures in a wonderful post in Nut House Central; I have to admit that the radio dial is just awesome!
  2. This week in theOnlyD800intheHameau we join on a househunting trip in rural France, where the interior decorator asks us to use our imagination! Great post!
  3. Jackie has a scene right out of the Beverly Hillbillies in her post in JunkBoat Travels; if only granny was sitting atop the wagonload! There are some other great scenes as well!
  4. Na’ama has another fantastic poem in her post in Na’ama Yehuda, as a treasure is found! The photo is also rather stunning!
  5. Nandini is junking it up in her haikus in her post in queennandini; great writing and some rather cool pictures too!
  6. Maria shows us that lizards may have a very different appreciation than we do of what has value in Kamerapromenader; it’s a treasure to them!
  7. Diane shares another great post in pensivity101, as we learn about how junk might have value to others; the junk in the photos looks rather nice!
  8. Ken has a wonderful photo of treasures of a bygone era in Pictures without Film, as some parts may no longer be useful…
  9. Andrea has some amazing photos of interesting junk in her post in ARHtistic License; she clearly has a keen awareness of the world around her!
  10. Julie’s post in Eat, Play, Live has some salvage parts turned into art; as she says, this is definitely not junk, as the salvage is from the World Trade Center…
  11. Sarah shows us that taking the trash out can be a colorful experience with a wonderful photo in her post in By Sarah; great scene!
  12. Carol’s post in Light Words certainly put a smile on my face, as I’ve never seen anybody so happy with Tony the Tiger! There’s more great junk in Carol’s post as well; go check it out!
  13. Bren shares another gorgeous photo in her post in Brashley Photography, with a great sense of abandonment; did that boat have hopes of becoming a junk?
  14. David has some rather intriguing junk in his post in David M’s Photoblog; taking apart a zoom lens is one challenge that I have never undertaken, so it was rather cool to see the contents of the lens on display in this post!
  15. Jez takes us for a visit to a nice little home in his post in Photos by Jez; that lizard has a nice place!
  16. Brian highlights some of humanity’s junk in his post in Bushboy’s World; our junk makes living quarters for various creatures… Amazing adaptation!
  17. The post in JP the Wide-eyed Wanderer has a fantastic junk garden in it; that just goes to show that anything might make a garden!
  18. Beware of Viveka’s post in myguiltypleasures; it might make you hungry! Viveka shares one of the junk pleasures that she doesn’t feel guilty about: burgers!
  19. Deb has another awesome post in her blog, Twenty Four; the practical use of junk is expressed brilliantly!
  20. The photo in Land of Images is absolutely gorgeous, and I love its depiction of rusty remnants! Now, I’m trying to decipher what exactly was dumped there…
  21. Sandy reminds me of something really relevant in her post in Out of my Write Mind: no matter how we hide our junk…it’s still junk! Awesome post!
  22. Ann-Christine provides us with a view with all sorts of junk in her post in To see a world in a grain of sand…, not the least among which are the stairs…
  23. TiongHan gives us a very Dutch view of junk in a wonderful post in TiongHan’s Blog; bicycles in canals are a perennial problem in the Netherlands!
  24. The saying is definitely true in a great post in WoollyMuses, and I agree that some junk is just not a treasure to have lying around.
  25. Sometimes when you see a piece of junk that looks like the one that we get to see in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery, we might be tempted to test its mettle…
  26. Robert highlights a magnificent item in his post in photo roberts blog! That scale might have been thrown out, if it were too honest!
  27. Tatiana has a wonderful set of photos that tell the story of Chloride, Arizona, in her post in VegasGreatAttractions; there’s some rather interesting junk there. The only thing that would concern me is the name of the town…
  28. Rupali highlights a problem that exists all around the world with a great photo in her post in mazeepuran; parents, please teach this lesson!

Please let all these wonderful authors know how much you enjoy their blog posts!

Three Line Tales – Indecision

Oh, what should I shoot?

Many thanks to Sonya for Week Two Hundred and Fourteen of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales, week 214: woman standing in dilapidated building
photo by Jorge Flores via Unsplash

Light, colors, patterns,
Sensory overload, maybe?
Composition lost!

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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 9 – Mood

Going back to the days when…

Time for another submission to the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge by Khürt Williams. The theme for week 9 is ‘Mood’: “Your Artistic Inspiration this week is the mood you are feeling today. Take that mood and use it to create art.”

Liverpool – Albert Docks

This shot is from my sauntering through Liverpool after attending a fantastic match at Anfield between Liverpool and Tottenham. For this challenge, I did a B&W conversion using Luminar 4 (Blair Witch Look – Magical Forests by Albert Dros) and cleaning up in Photoshop.

Location: Albert Docks, Liverpool, UK. Shot with iPhone 11 ProMax using the NeuralCam app.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 201

Rich tones and wonderful evenings!

Welcome to the 201st round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

A bit late in my round up, but I think it might be worth the wait, as the Yard theme elicited an amazing set of response with some great interpretations. From reading all these posts, there’s something to learn, lots to enjoy, and the occasional chuckle! I thank all of you for this great set of creative posts!

I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did!

Here is a little backyard…

Golden Hour in Cromarty

As my wife and I were sauntering around after dinner in the lovely town of Cromarty, Scotland, the golden hour was appearing at full strength! This view of the yard and lovely house gives you an idea of how richly colored the light was. I actually toned down some of the saturation to make it look a bit better…

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Kammie starts things this week in her post in Nut House Central; we get some fantastic views in her backyard, including a very photogenic squirrel!
  2. More stunning photos this week in a great post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, as we get to enjoy a Brahminy Starling (aka Myna)!
  3. Na’ama has an amazing yard in her post in Na’ama Yehuda, which is definitely a great place to be and enjoy!
  4. Ann-Christine takes us into a magnificent yard in her post in To see a world in a grain of sand…, which may not be the largest yard, but it has everything one needs, including a cat!
  5. Jackie brings out some of the best in yards in her post in JunkBoat Travels, and I definitely have a favorite among them!
  6. This week in theOnlyD800intheHameau we go to Giverny and are treated to a magnificent photo of a stone in the graveyard; part of the family plot?
  7. Diane has a project under way in her back yard, as we can see in her lovely post in pensivity101. Time to assemble the greenhouse!
  8. Carol definitely has a lot blooming in her yard! Her post in Light Words shows this with great photographs!
  9. Sarah might just have the win on colorful yard denizens in her post in By Sarah, as the Gang-Gang Cockatoo is stunning!
  10. Maria has some great yards in her post in Kamerapromenader, of which I love the open feeling of the Botanic Garden!
  11. TiongHan stakes us into Catalunya with some wonderful photos in his post in TiongHan’s Blog; the graveyard sure looks beautiful!
  12. In a lovely post in her blog For the Love Of, Anita has not only a great photo of a graveyard, but complements it with a magnificent poem!
  13. Nandini has several interesting takes on our theme in her post in queennandini; now I’d like to go visit a cool yard sale!
  14. Julie takes a wonderful approach in her post in Eat, Play, Live, as she takes us on a trip to a shared yard! Parks are awesome yards!
  15. Bren definitely shares an amazing photo in her post in Bren & Ashley Ryan Photography, as the light and composition provide stunning balance!
  16. David enlightens us with another amazing set of photos in his post in David M’s Photoblog; the capture of the raccoon really caught my eye!
  17. Brian brings us to one of my favorite countries in his post in Bushboy’s World, as we look into a gorgeous little courtyard!
  18. Nicole brings us an absolutely stunning view in the yard that she features in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme!
  19. Carol gives us several ways to interpret our theme in her photos in the Apples in my Orchard; it looks like those yards are numerous square yards!
  20. Cee has a great assortment of yard photos in her post in Cee’s Photo Challenges; the color of those flowers is just incredible!
  21. Donna’s post in Wind Kisses definitely goes to show that the right backyard is something that all of can appreciate!
  22. Russell shares some great views in Beautiful Photographs of what I would classify as the kind of yard that all of us enjoy!
  23. Eric gives us a view of his backyard in Up North! that many of us can relate to, as there’s nothing like camping in the backyard!
  24. Sandy has us hanging out in Nature’s yard in her post in Out of my Write Mind; this is more that just a great place to be, as we could meditate for hours on its beauty!
  25. Chris’ photo in What’s (in) the Picture? provides us one of those classic views of a very famous graveyard. Beautifully photographed!
  26. Jez takes us for a walk through a colorful and interesting yard in Photos by Jez; that boatyard is filled with great photo opportunities!
  27. Irene caught the eye, literally, in her photo in Heaven’s Sunshine! To have such a lovely hawk in one’s backyard is magical!
  28. Sometimes a backyard can provide Nature’s bounty, as we can see in Deb’s great photo in Twenty Four; those peaches look nothing short of delicious!
  29. Seeing a backyard across the seasons, we really get to enjoy the most of it in a wonderful post in A Day in the Life. Looks like a great backyard!
  30. The message comes through in the photo in Land of Images! Now, who will do that yard cleaning? Great post!
  31. The sun might be over the yard arm in WoollyMuses, but that doesn’t stop the dogs from having fun in the backyard! Great and interesting post!
  32. Viveka takes us to the vineyard in an awesome post in myguiltypleasures; what an amazing area, which leaves me thirsty for a bit of wine!
  33. Debbie takes us into the wide open yard of self-forgiveness in a fantastic post in her blog Forgiving Connects; I can relate particularly to tip #2, and so does the cat!
  34. There may not be a blade of grass in sight in Harvard Yard in this wonderful post in One Letter Up – diary 2.0, but the crowd appears to be motivated!
  35. A yard can undergo many phases, as we see in a lovely post in Kanlaon; the plumbers may have made a temporary mess, but blossoms will return!
  36. Debbie has some wonderful views from Slateford Aqueduct in her post in Travel with Intent; I always love the utility of railway arches!
  37. Pragun definitely has an amazing yard in front of their house, as we get to enjoy in Sun-Sea-Soil-Sky!
  38. If I had a backyard view like that in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery I probably would never leave home, but just enjoy it! Stunning!

Please let all these wonderful authors know how much you enjoy their blog posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Junk

Twinkies anyone?

Welcome to week 202 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

You really went Yard with last week’s theme (the round up will be posted later today). As this took me back to a moment in Scotland, it detoured me to a moment in Inverness, filled with unexpected American exports that led me to the theme of Junk! Junk food to be precise in this instance, as you can see in the photo below. Of course, Junk can be used in many ways from one person’s garbage to another one’s art or treasure! Your challenge is to find some Junk that speaks to you and share it with all of us!

I hope that you can have a lot of fun with this theme, and can’t wait to see the best junk yet!

Here’s the storefront window that inspired me…

Junk Food Galore!

Walking around in Inverness and enjoying the local scenery, this store caught me by surprise and elicited some laughter from me! Of course, I had to capture this moment and preserve some of our (not so) finest exports. Part of the fun here was that at that time Twinkies were not on the shelves in stores in the USA; there was a hiatus in their availability from November 21, 2012 until July 15, 2013 due to bankruptcy proceedings.

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 just throw out that junk, but capture it this week!!

Three Line Tales – Writer’s Block

Oh Muse, tell me…

Many thanks to Sonya for Week Two Hundred and Thirteen of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

photo by Klaas via Unsplash

Paper inserted,
Quiet before keystrokes’ din…
Inspiration lost?

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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 8 – Leading Lines

Infinite rail…

Time for another submission to the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge by Khürt Williams. The theme for week 8 is ‘Leading Lines’: “It is easy to use Leading Lines to show depth in an image or guide the eye to a specific spot in the image. Instead, this week use leading lines to show the concept of infinity.”

Back Bay 2 Infinity

As it happened, I was taking the train back from Boston after a conference, when I came upon this view… Lucky to get these lines going to infinity (and beyond…)

Location: Back Bay Station, Boston, Massachusetts. Shot with iPhone 11 ProMax.