The WordPress Daily Prompt provides the theme of Wrinkle, which allows for some interesting twists in the space-time continuum…
Wrinkles make for interesting features that draw our eye to them, whether they are an indication of experience across the years, or many smiles from a life well-lived. Wizened old faces have always drawn me in, particularly in well-executed black & white portraits, such as those by Edward S. Curtis.
Nature provides interesting wrinkles as well, particularly when playing with sand…
A froze puddle of salt water provides a beautiful, almost gelatinous counterpoint to the desert-like wrinkles within the sand.
Do you worry about wrinkles, or do you welcome them?
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge provides the theme of Out of this World, which immediately made me think of the specific image in this post…
What is rather amusing to me is that the author of the prompt used a similar approach! My reason for selecting this image is that at the time it made me think of the tracks left behind by an invading horde of alien snakes from low-gravity planet out in the Draco system…
This view came to me during a February beach walk a number of years back; I heartily recommend the month of February for visiting the beach, as you mostly have it all to yourself to explore!
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Glow. Definitely a natural fit for quite a bit of my photography, as I enjoy backlit images…
Today’s image is another one from that chilly outing in late January of 2015, along the beaches of the northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire coast. Today’s image is from later in the day, as the Sun started looking for the exit on a rather cold beach.
Its glow backlights the posts that remained standing after the storms…
Weather, wind and cold had wreaked havoc with these lone posts, as they stood proud in defense of the coastline.
Welcome to the 78th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! I thought that the theme of Sand might trip some of you up, but that was clearly not the case, as I can see from your awesome contributions this week!
Your entries ranged from a display of purloined sand 🙂 to many glorious beaches that just make we wish that I get the time to visit them all! I noticed that nobody took a sander to a piece of wood to make it all shiny! I loved reading through each of your contributions, which I see as my reward to this weekly challenge! I hope you enjoy each others’ posts just as much!
Thank you all for playing this week and making my reading that much more fun!
As I’m a devotee to patterns, as they are displayed by Nature…
This was taken on a February day, walking along the beach somewhere on Cape Cod. An invasion of Extraterrestrial Reptilians had just left this location after an exploratory mission; luckily, they didn’t come during tourist season, so the planet was marked as uninhabited…
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
This week’s entries were started off by Land of Images‘ contribution that gives us a Meditation on Sand. Go check it out!
Poetry in Pictures brings us a view of farmland, into which some sand has been plowed to ready it for planting.
Bushboy brings us a wonderful array of images in Bushboy’s World, particularly those that are artistic expressions by crabs!
Charles brings us a view of landscape and painter in charlesewaugh, captured on the US Virgin Islands; hopefully folks are all safe there!
Maria’s post in CitySonnet brings us to the beach, where we can walk barefoot in the sand and write names that the tides carry with them.
This week, theonlyD800inthehameau takes us to Abu Dhabi near the town of Al Ain, where I wonder what animal tracked through the desert…
Stella takes us to the dunes in Denmark in Giggles & Tales; I’m particularly impressed by the sand sculpture!
Xenia’s first entry in whippetwisdom.com takes us splashing through the water on the beach with Eivor and Pearl! Her second entry in whippetwisdom.com brings us to the shifting sands with beautiful images and words!
This week, pensivity101 takes the prompt image and writes a wonderful poem that focuses on the interplay between sand and the tides!
Nicole’s photos of sand in Une Photo, un poéme really capture the essence of sand through her skillful composition!
This week, iball round the world shares the enjoyment of the beach at Fort Kochi in the South Indian state of Kerala.
Na’ama Yehuda brings us the sheer joy that can be experienced in the desert by a mother and child in beautiful image and verse.
In Folly’s Photoworld vol. 2‘s we find out that there was no beach nearby, but with a little sand she created a beautiful scene that is a wonder to behold!
Mara’s post in her wonderful blog Mara’s Artistry shows us that Batman and the Hulk are just not getting along these days!
We sometimes like to catch some rays on the beach, so Ed brings us an image In my Mind’s Eye that shows rays in an even better light!
Miriam shares wonderful memories in her post in the Shower of Blessing, both from travels in Australia and the beach where she got married!
Candace shares her sand collection with us in Netdancer’s Musings, which does make me wonder if all those beaches are missing a bit of sand…
Ladyleemanilla presents an array of images that show some of the things that we like about sand; the turtle is my favorite!
Sarah’s view in By Sarah is that of a most lovely beach in Australia with some magnificent driftwood! Get me there!!
Sunshine’s Snapshots takes us to Ocean City in Maryland for a trip to the beach; the sand has rather intriguing ridges in it!
Robert’s photo in Photo Robert’s Blog leaves one wondering whose footprint that is? Will we ever find out?
In Bajezen, Tachira takes us to the beach with some rather stunning locations! Find your favorite among them!
This week in Linda’s Cr8tions 365, we get to explore water by the beach and find a perfect starfish in all its glory!
Bullyboy explores sand in two posts; in his first in Travel387, we visit several sandy locations. In the second one in Travel387, we look at the impact of pedestrians!
In Urban Liaisons, we go to Algarve in Portugal to visit the beautiful, and windy, beach of Sagres! It is gorgeous!
In Pilgrim’s Photography, we go to the beach in the morning to see the almost wavy nature of sand that is accentuated by the morning light.
This week, Susan’s post in Musin’ with Susan presents us with a stunning image at the beach with a beautiful variety of color tones throughout!
Debbie’s photo in her wonderful blog Travel with Intent shows us how old traditions persist, as people walk to Mont St’ Michel at low tide.
As demonstrated this week in BlackBody there are more things between heaven and earth, but none so wonderful as Nature’s creations!
Debbie’s post in ForgivingConnects is truly inspiring, as she shares her sense of what is really important in our lives and how we connect to it.
The WordPress Daily Prompt has the theme of Cloaked. This is a very interesting topic, as it can range from deep space to simply wearing a cloak (whatever happened to good old-fashioned cloaks with many pockets?)
The one thing that came to mind immediately was one of the images from a beach excursion during January of 2015; we had just had a tremendous amount of snow, which created one of those rare opportunities to photograph the beaches in the snow. The beaches were very much deserted, as it was not great swimming weather; and with the snow, the landscape was silent and beautiful.
A cold day at the beach…
With the gorgeous light and frozen scenery, it made for a fantastic day to be out there photographing. With ample layers and warm boots, there was no limit to what we could see!
Welcome to Week 78 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.
It definitely took me hours to appreciate all of your wonderful entries for last week’s challenge. The round up for those entries will appear a bit later today, as I am still catching up from my wonderful weekend guitar retreat (a post about that later in the week!)
This week is inspired by another walk along the beach; this one was during a recent, very snowy Winter, when I joined a group of intrepid (and hardy) photographers, as we went exploring various beaches on the last day of January. There was lots of snow on those beaches, which was phenomenal, but I also captured this week’s theme: Sand!
Now, I know that your creative minds are jumping all over this right away! And you say, quite rightly, that Sand can also be a verb… Yes, it’s not just a pretty fun material for beaches, so take this one in the direction of your choosing and have some fun with it!!
Here’s the view of that sand…
What drew me into this faux dune landscape were the ridges that had been carved into the sand, next to the glacial water; you know that it was cold, as salt water freezes at a lower temperature. Peering over a ridge, this gave me the sense of looking across a desert landscape at the edge of an ice ocean.
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 seeing what you find in your sandbox, belt-sander or hourglass…
Also, an appropriate image for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme of Scale.