Tuesday Photo Challenge – Age

The strength of Age!

Welcome to Week 113 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  I will finish the round up later during the day and post it tomorrow morning, as the response was rather overwhelming!

After a week filled with Promise, I thought that I’d change it up a bit this week with a theme that allows everyone to show their Age!  With Age comes wisdom and, like many a great wine, things can get better with Age!  Your challenge is to come up with creative ways to show the wonderful aspects of Age in your posts!

As always, your creativity is the only limit to the directions, in which you can take the theme.  I’m curious to see your interpretations of what holds promise and might be so full of promise that you just have to share it!

Here’s a sample of the interest that Age can provide…

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Better with Age

This section of the side of a barn was one of my discoveries in Iceland, when I found the Herring Era Museum in the wonderful town of Siglufjörður.

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 might ring true in your posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Promise

Promise is ours!

Welcome to Week 112 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Your posts on last week’s theme were fantastic, so I had to come up with another inspiring theme!  While looking through some of my images, I found some that showed a bit of promise, so I picked one for this week’s theme of Promise!

As always, your creativity is the only limit to the directions, in which you can take the theme.  I’m curious to see your interpretations of what holds promise and might be so full of promise that you just have to share it!

Here’s a bit of that promise that I saw…

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Morning’s Promise

I came across this scene during my daily commute, a number of years ago.  The promise of the sun rising to bring in a day filled with possibilities, to be harvested.  Carpe diem!

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 might ring true in your posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 111

Reaching new heights!

Welcome to the 110th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Your responses have reached new heights!!!

Your posts in response to this week’s theme of Height have both been creative and inspiring, as you brought height into your posts in many ways.  There were many wonderful photos in your posts, as well as fantastic prose and poetry, which made it a true pleasure to read each and every post.

Thank you for the great work and truly inspiring posts!

 

Here’s someone reaching for something up high…

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Sense of Loss

This was an image idea that came to me within seconds of entering this room, as the light guided me to provide direction toward a searching ascent into a miasma of otherworldly souls.  Many elements came together in this image.

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

  • Sarah takes us across the longest swing bridge in New Zealand in By Sarah, which looks like it would be a little scary, to say the least!
  • In Serendipity, Encouraged, Todd tells us about what the learned in Hindi class, which happens to be ‘really, really high’.
  • In a wonderful post in Urban Liaisons, we learn that what rises high may just fall sometimes!
  • With a beautiful photo in Une Photo, Un Poeme, Nicole takes us to great heights in Galloway.
  • Stella’s post in Giggles & Tales takes us on a tour of many examples of great heights in various configurations.
  • In pensivity101‘s excellent post, we get to ponder the fate of tall pines…particle board?
  • In another great photo in theonlyD800inthehameau, we look up to the sky from what seems to be a rather tall tower…is it?
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom takes us for a Nature walk with a view of the height of a mountain.  Xenia’s second post is in her blog Tranature shares some ducks that are really making a splash!
  • In Black Body we go really high: the Himalayas, where we find shoes on the stairs leading into a house.
  • Ron’s post in Progressing into Solitude brings us height on 2 levels, as the jump adds to the already dizzying height above the lake!
  • Donna is truly up high by the Grand Canyon in her blog No-Madder Nomadder and also introduces her to three of her grandchildren, who seem to have no fear of heights either!
  • Brian’s entry in his awesome blog Bushboy’s Blog takes us to Split, Croatia, for a view from up high!
  • Wanda likes to watch and photograph birds in her blog Cookies & Moo, where she posts a wonderful shot!
  • Yinglan tests her fear of heights in her post in This is Another Story, where she walks across a glass skywalk, high up in the air!
  • This week, Nicole takes us to Santorini in her post in Doar Nicole, where she shows us its beauty from up high and includes a lesson in the sirtaki!
  • Klara brings us a great shot in her blog Sliku svoju ljubim II, unless you have fear of heights!
  • From Na’ama Yehuda, we go for great heights by soaring on high with a stork and a great poem!
  • With another great post in Land of Images, we appreciate the wonderful cliffs that one can find in England!
  • Ilka brings us along in A Thousand Miles, where her post features the design work of her children who bring her to new heights!
  • Debbie is back from a blogging break in ForgivingConnects, with a great post that features some of the heights she reached while speaking at a U.N. caucus!
  • Pranab’s post in Fleeting Muse tells the tale of how his wife saved him from rolling down Koko Head trail…plus he also posts a great photo of Capilano Suspension Bridge.
  • Donna’s post in Wind Kisses gives some great advice from Eleanor Roosevelt, along with some great photos of Marble Canyon!
  • In a very inspiring post in So Not Simple, Mariyaah tells the story of going on a hike with her cousins and how her disease limited the progress she could make.  Her courage shines through in this post!
  • Susan captures a new height in her post in Musin’ with Susan, as the caps go up in the air during her grandson’s graduation!
  • Marie has us looking up to heaven in her post in the New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect, as she shows us the amazing architecture of St. Jeronimos Monastery.

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 109

Shining stars!

Welcome to the 109th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  You definitely took a shining to this past week’s theme!

I like the variety of approaches that you took this week in tackling the idea of Shine! With lots of beautiful images and thoughtful prose, you created a stunning set of posts that were a joy for me to read.  Thank you!!!

Please let each other know how much you appreciate all these great entries!

Here’s the setting Sun working on its last moments to shine on this day…

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A Shining Light Setting

On a very cold Winter’s day, as I was wrapping up from shooting lots of snow and other beach scenes, the Sun started to set and I was presented with this lovely landscape!

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

  • Ed kicked things off this week in his blog, In My Mind’s Eye, with a wonderful shine that is generated by the brilliant white of the swan!
  • Sarah captured a beautiful shine this week in By Sarah, both off the road and ocean in Haleakala National Park.
  • Nicole caught a wonderful shine in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme, as she captured the playful interaction between light and water!
  • With another great photo in theonlyD800inthehameau, we get to see what can be achieved with simple tools that are at one’s disposal…
  • Gwenny’s post in Field Notes from over the Hill garners a wonderful tableau on Ma & Dad’s farm off an old rusted truck!
  • Ron’s entry in Progressing into Solitude catches a wonderful shine, as the arch arcs into the sky!
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom highlights the shine both in the stream and the eye of a whippet.  Xenia’s second post is in her blog Tranature showcases the wonderful shine that we get off the water!
  • In a lovely post in Sliku Svoju Ljubim II, Klara captures the shine of a magnificent light art installation.
  • Donna captures another wonderful shot in her blog No-Madder Nomadder when she photographed her father and step-mother on Mt. Lemmon!
  • Candace’s post in Netdancer’s Musings has me wanting to go visit Cabo Cape, as the light dances magically across the water!
  • With a wonderful photo of the sun shining across the water in All the Shoes I Wear, we start a great reading post filled with adventure!
  • With another great photograph in Land of Images, it might well be Heaven on Earth to see such beauty!
  • Hammad’s post in The Blog of Hammad Rais not only features a great photo, but als asks a deep question!
  • Yinglan tells us the tale of a disastrous hike in her blog This is Another Story, filled with falls and rolls down the mountain, and also a beautiful photograph!
  • In a lovely post in Heaven’s Sunshine, we get to enjoy the quiet beauty of a sunrise across a pond.
  • In another great post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we see the Purple Sapphire, whose iridescence shines with grace and beauty!
  • In pensivity101, the lovely tale of shine is what is present when best friends, hubby and her, are together.
  • In Urban Liaison‘s post, we get a view of an incredibly cool illuminated fountain that creates some spooky imagery!
  • Stella’s great post in Giggles & Tales takes a shining to a number of scenes that veritably shine!  Which one do you like best?
  • This week, Nicole takes us into nature in Doar Nicole, as she focuses on the ABC’s of shine; great post!
  • Miriam puts up another great post in her blog Out an’ About, as it is your time to shine!
  • In Showers of Blessing, Miriam gives us a wonderful view of Denali Park with shine coming off the brilliant snow!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 108

Ever higher and higher!

Welcome to the 108th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  It’s been great to be home this week and get back into a regular rhythm of life.

Your posts were fantastic as always, and a joy to read.  Your interpretation of the theme Rise was sometimes filled with hot air and sometimes required a climb, but always uplifting and creative!

Thank you for your great contributions!

Here’s another rise to a higher level…

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Resisting Escape

This image came from a photoshoot at a somewhat dilapidated mansion in New Jersey; this bathroom inspired me to generate something bold, breaking out of the space, as if rising toward another dimension.

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

  • Sarah is high up in the air this week in By Sarah, as she is flying over Melbourne with the sun rising.
  • With another great photo in theonlyD800inthehameau, I was reminded of the Irish well-wishing “May the road rise up to meet you!”.
  • Gwenny’s post in Field Notes from over the Hill has a great rise that asks to be climbed during a wonderful hike.
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom shows the benefits of rising early with wonderful whippets.  Xenia’s second post is in her blog Tranature as she rises in the highlands toward the snow.  Both feature great haikus in addition to the photos!
  • ladyleemanilla provides another wonderful post that brings us the rise of the mountains.
  • In another excellent post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we encounter a set of abandoned structures, around which the trees have risen over the years.
  • In Fleeting Muse‘s post, we get a beautiful report on Kilauea from last year, before the big eruption of the past weeks.
  • In pensivity101, we rise up to the level of the Malvern Hills, which look like a beautiful hike!
  • Stella’s wonderful post in Giggles & Tales shows the rise of all things living that is part of the rite of Spring!
  • Candace’s post in Netdancer’s Musings takes us way up, all the way to the Continetal Divide!
  • This week’s entry by Feel Purple has a beautiful photo that highlights a majestic sunrise!
  • Nicole takes us to another spectacular location in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme, as we get the opportunity to climb some natural stairs in Scotland!
  • In an outstanding post in Land of Images, we get to enjoy a wonderful photo of Red Hill.
  • In Woolly Muses, we find out what it takes to rise well above the masses, as hot air lifts us ever higher!  Great post!
  • In a great post in Bulldog Travels, we go to Crystal Hermitage and are treated to wonderful photos highlighting the flowers that brighten up the landscape!
  • Donna tells us that she’s an early riser in her blog No-Madder Nomadder which results in getting really nice sunrise photos!
  • The post in Chateaux des Fleurs rises to the occasion with a beautiful photograph!
  • Andrea’s post in ARHtistic License takes us to the Phoenix Botanical Garden, where the art is amazing!
  • Hammad’s post in The Blog of Hammad Rais reminds us to rise to the occasion with a wonderful set of images!
  • Susan really captured the right moment in Musin’ with Susan, as the whale rising out of the sea looks amazing!
  • This week’s entry from Chinese Corner with Min teaches us a bit of Mandarin about rising to the challenge!
  • This week, Nicole’s post in Doar Nicole focuses on the slow rise to heart’s yearning with beautiful poetry and photography!
  • Miriam created a beautiful, touching post in her blog Out an’ About, focusing on rising through lifting others!
  • Yinglan takes us to an amazing location in her blog This is Another Story, as we visit China’s Grand Canyon, which is truly majestic!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trip

Tripping the light fantastic

Welcome to Week 107 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  I just got back from a long trip where I hit 6 countries in 10 days, including one that I didn’t plan on, but more about that later.

As this was a long, strange and mostly excellent trip, I thought that I’d use that as a theme for this week’s challenge: Trip.  Part of the reason is that I already used Travel as a theme in week 57 (I had to look to verify that), and Trip can still be about travel, but also about the other meanings of the word.  You get full choice this week to decide how you would like to use this week’s theme!

So, please use your creative brain, and share something to amaze and delight all who want to find out about this Trip!  Have fun with this one!

This is from a previous trip to Brno, Czech Republic…

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Skating in Brno

This square is in front of the Moravian Gallery in Brno, where people could skate around this great horse and knight statue; someone may even have tripped here!

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 let this assignment trip you up, and make sure the light is fantastic!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Heat

Fire burn…

Welcome to Week 106 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  As I’m traveling at the moment, it will take me a bit of time to get caught up on the round up for last week’s TPC; my apologies for the delay, as sometimes work gets in the way of life.

As I’m currently in Brno, a wonderful city in the Czech Republic, I’m experiencing rather different weather from the chilly New England Spring weather that I left; it’s rather warm here!  It’s wonderful to enjoy these temperatures, although my body considers it a shock.  Which gets me to this week’s theme of Heat!

For this challenge, there are a number of directions that you may want to explore from the very primal heat of fire to the effect of lazy on a hot, sunny day.  I’m looking forward to seeing what creative approaches you will take this week.

Here is a rather primal source of heat…

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Wood’s Energy

This shot came about sitting around a campfire and experimenting with camera settings to catch the feel of crackling wood and the energy of the fire’s flow.

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)!!

Stay warm, but don’t get too close to the heat source, as you know what happened to Icarus!