Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 81

Broken, but always on the mend!

Welcome to the 81st round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  The broken pieces came together beautifully in this week’s entries!

Your creativity shone through in the various ways that you treated this week’s theme: they ranged from practical, as household objects broke, to philosophical and very tender in the recognition of broken hearts.  I was very much touched by your posts, as they were both enjoyable and often very deep!

Thank you all for great posts!

What we encounter during our wanderings might leave us wondering…

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Old, almost forgotten…

I encountered this interesting side of a barn at the Herring Era Museum in Siglufjörður, Iceland; the museum is an unassuming set of buildings and memorabilia that paint a wonderful picture of life during the boom years of the herring era.  Herring were plentiful, the work was hard, but there was money to be made!  If you get to Northern Iceland, check out this museum and the wonderful town of Siglufjörður.

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

    • Sarah kicked us off with a wonderful set of photos of the broken lava field in Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii in her post in By Sarah; she also created a second entry of a lonely broken post in By Sarah, so go check it out!!
    • In Folly’s Photoworld vol. 2, Petra shows of some wonderful things that were broken to make something rather yummy!
    • Xenia shares some wonderful images in whippetwisdom and a great haibun; oh yes, of course, the whippets are having a blast!
    • Robert’s photo in Photo Robert’s Blog shows us how a broken post can be a work of art!
    • Judy brings us some rather nice lifelessons in her entry, which features broken items, and has a happy ending!
    • This week, theonlyD800inthehameau shares on of his favorite photos in a living museum village; it is stunning!
    • Georgie takes us to Greece for a variety of wonderful broken items in Third Time Lucky, which are beautifully captured!
    • This week, pensivity101 goes deep with our theme, highlighting the way trust works: slow to earn, and hard to regain, once broken!
    • Candace breaks her pencil while coloring Granny Swears in her post in Netdancer’s Musings; wonder what those grannies were swearing about!
    • Poetry in Pictures takes us to the damage done by Nature in their entry this week!
    • In the Blog of Hammad Rais, we find that after the heavy rain, the sun’s rays will break the ground with their heat!
    • Bushboy shares a variety of broken objects in his post in Bushboy’s World, which are all very interesting!
    • Sunshine’s Snapshots shares the most broken thing in the world after another sleepless night: herself!  Hope you got some sleep!
    • Bullyboy presents us with a riddle in his post in Travel387; can you solve it, or do you have to peek for the answer?
    • This week in Black Body‘s entry we go to Berlin to find that behind every wall is another…
    • Nicole takes us to an interesting location in Une Photo, Un Poeme, as we find the broken menhir of Er Grah.
    • In Urban Liaisons we go into the winter season to find some beautifully photographed broken objects!
    • Ed takes us to several broken castles in his post in In my Mind’s Eye, one of which is in Ireland and the other is in Orlando!
    • Cee has some rather interesting broken objects in her post in her blog, Cee’s Photography!  Go check them out!
    • In Leaking Ink‘s entry of this week, we get to look at the story from two sides: were the rocks broken or a path created?
    • Nicole presents us with the beauty that lies in something broken in her blog, Doar Nicole; the flower may be broken, but its beauty persists!
    • In iball round the world, we go to Portugal in a district buzzing with construction, and dilapidated beauty!
    • Stella is dealing with some broken pipes in Giggles & Tales, as the street is dug up with new pipes going in.  Hope the repairs finish soon!
    • Debbie’s entry in her blog Travel with Intent has us experiencing a broken egg, with duck embryo; a delicacy in Viet Nam that is not for the faint of heart!
    • Debbie’s post in ForgivingConnects takes us on the path of bringing together the broken pieces of ourselves to healing with love and forgiveness!
    • Khürt’s post in Island in the Net tells us the tale of his old, broken Asahi Pentax Spotmatic.
    • Linda posted a wonderful photo of an old mine car in Linda’s Cr8tions 365!

Hope that you enjoy these posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Broken

Break it down!

Welcome to Week 81 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

You proved that even the sky is not the limit in last week’s responses, as you brought out the WOW-factor in terms of creativity and photography skills!  So, for this week’s theme I wanted to go in a very different direction.  The image that inspired this week’s theme is one that I have come back to for years, and still like; thus you get the theme of Broken!

Your challenge is to find that around you, which is broken, yet still beautiful.  Of course, you can take broken into many directions, such as physical or emotional, or a sequence… You will figure out exactly what strikes a chord with you!  Have fun with this!

Here’s the image that I mentioned…

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Broken Wheel

I think this image is from around 2004, as I just had bought my EOS 10D; as my wife and I were checking out a herding event on a farm, I noticed this broken wheel just off the path. It just had to be photographed!

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 looking forward to seeing what catches your eye this week…

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 52

Much was broken, but all’s well!

Welcome to the 52nd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  The variety of your responses to this week’s theme of Broken was quite surprising, as you found some directions that I hadn’t considered!  Certainly made my week to read all these great posts!

I expected that most of you would find broken objects that are still beautiful despite their dilapidation, but I was truly astounded by some of the angles that you found that were not only creative, but also very insightful!  Some of you found the seashore, whereas others looked into urban landscapes, and much of Nature was included.  Thanks to all of you for making this week a wonderful one again!

This was another of my images that came to mind, when I thought of this week’s theme…

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Connecticut River Flow

This is among my older images that came from my wandering around on the banks of the Connecticut River in the town of Deep River; I had arrived very early (with the intent to wander) for a presentation that I had prepared for a Camera Club in Deep River, and I very much enjoyed exploring the Winter landscape that was full of stunning vignettes.

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

  • Ru’s Rue explores the tendency of the human mind to find beauty in what is broken; a very interesting view!
  • Ladyleemanilla brings variety with her post, as she ranges her images from broken things to breakfast and her mom’s broken arm.
  • iBallRTW brings the Shwemawdaw Pagoda to us, which has been broken in earthquakes numerous times, but thrives with a graceful connection to its past!
  • Pensivity101‘s shares a great poem about the will’s resistance to breaking despite intense pressure.
  • Cee’s post in Cee’s Photography brings us in touch with a broken teacup…
  • Ron’s post in his blog Progressing into Solitude shares a great view of rust, as he captured the broken hinge.
  • Charles’ image in charlesewaugh gives us a stunning view of trees on a hill, broken as if they were match sticks.
  • Candace provides us with a wonderful photo of broken pottery in Greece in her post in Netdancer’s Musings.
  • Leola’s post in her blog Spiritually and Emotionally Connected shares a wonderful image of Sea Glass and poem to go with the image.
  • that little voice brings forth an amazing post on the so-called terra-cotta army, which was discovered in China and is one of the sights on my bucket list.
  • Leaking Ink has a stunning wood-carved objet d’art that awaits restoration and is in need of a gong, or should it be a mirror?
  • Broken pieces of a textured sea are found in Whistle while you wait during her travels on the beach.
  • Miriam’s post in the Showers of Blessing takes us for a trip to the Florida keys to find the broken highway.
  • Susan take a different approach in Musin’ with Susan as she shares a ‘broken’ image with us that is quite interesting!
  • Debbie’s post is in her series of Forgiving Fridays in her wonderful blog ForgivingConnects.  In this post, she not only shares a great old photo of her, but also talks about the importance of forgiving in broken relationships.
  • Steve’s post in a Bum without a Beach shows a great photo of a repurposed, broken bicycle and a great sentiments about humans!
  • The Alchemist of the Woods is a fantastic blog that many of you will enjoy!  The first contribution this week is about the power of the beaver’s teeth, and the second entry in The Alchemist of the Woods gives a bike tire view with surprise!  Go check it out!
  • Sonya shares a great photo in Middleton Road, which brings us face to face with the decay of yesteryear’s mill building.
  • Khürt’s post in his outstanding blog Island in the Net details how he broke himself in search of the perfect image this past weekend.  Heal soon, Khürt!

This is another great set of images, posts and participation!  Thanks to each of you for taking the time and being creative!  Tomorrow, we’re starting on the first anniversary post!  I’ll have to come up with something special….

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Broken

Not a brokend record, but…

Welcome to Week 52 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. Last week’s theme of Morning provided the impetus for lots of creative contributions, ranging from bacon and sunrises to morning face!  This week’s challenge will complete the first year of the Tuesday Photo Challenge, which means that starting next week, I’ll have to beware of the sophomore jinx!  We’ll figure some way to keep it fresh 🙂

How do I follow up last week’s theme?  Piece of cake!  After all, “Morning has broken” is how the song goes, so this week, I’m going with Broken.  Of course, broken can be interpreted in various ways, ranging from breaking a fast to breaking an egg (for breakfast…) to a bond or a wheel.  There are lots of directions, in which you can take this, so let your imagination run free and express yourselves with creativity!

Feel free to explore this theme through whichever interesting passages your mind takes you; have fun with the theme and go nuts!

Here’s an image of something that is broken…

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Broken Wheel

This is among my oldies, which I captured at a farm where my wife was checking out a herding trial.  It appeared in the corner of my eye and just begged to be photographed.

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)!!

Very much looking forward to all of your great images!  Should be a fun week!