Tuesday Photo Challenge – Shape

Shape up for this challenge

Welcome to Week 97 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  Your contributions on last week’s theme of In My Life were outstanding, so I figured that I’d better come up with something interesting this week.

When thinking about this week, I came across this rather interesting image that I captured several years ago; it put a smile on my face and gave me an idea.  The idea is that of Shape.  Of course, you can use any kind of shape that you like for this week’s theme, but I would challenge you to find some shapes that catch the eye in an unusual way.

Have fun with this week and I’m looking forward to your contributions!

Here is particular shape….

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Bunny Lake

This particular watery shape caught my eye, as a group of us photographers walked by it; out of the corner of my eye I noticed something, so I stopped and took a couple of steps back to capture this image!  Bunnies are everywhere!

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 finding out what shapes you come across!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 96

Life’s little fun moments!

Welcome to the 96th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  This was a rather interesting week, as this week’s theme left room for some introspection, as well as sharing the world around us.

As a result there was wonderful variety in the posts, each with their own view into the bloggers’ lives.  Ranging from the piano that could have been floating along the canals and rivers to books and the people and companions that are so important in our lives.  Each of you provided something very insightful and often very deep; and don’t forget to listen to our bodies, as they tell us what’s important in our lives!

Thank you for a truly interesting set of posts to read!  You make blogging fun!

Here’s a look at another aspect of my life…

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Autumn’s Leaves

In looking for a photo that would touch on multiple aspects of my life, I like this one; it connects to Nature, autumn, photography, rich colors and blue!  Each of these are part of what makes my life fun!

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

  • ladyleemanilla started things this week with an overview of who and what’s important in her life with some great photos!
  • This week, pensivity101 shares some of the things in her life, and now I can’t get the boat with a piano out of my mind!!
  • In this week’s entry from the excellent blog, Black Body, we get to relax, kick back and wait for a bus!
  • This week’s contribution in theonlyD800inthehameau brings us Merseyside with a city so cool, that it lacks one thing only: a yellow submarine!
  • Xenia’s first entry in whippetwisdom shows us that there is nothing better than togetherness in the Winter Sun!  Her second post in whippetwisdom is all about the sweet smell!
  • In her post in Field Notes from Over the Hill, Gwen has some awesome photos of some the great parts of her life; I think Maggie has it made!
  • Na’ama’s post in her blog Na’ama Yehuda really hits on what is most precious in our lives… I think you’ll agree!
  • With a great post, Fleeting Muse tells the story of Skooby, who may look innocent, but have several tricks up his proverbial sleeve!
  • Danny James Photography provides us with an introduction to Wilson, Elvis and Purrcee, who clearly know how to live well!
  • By Sarah knows how to live right, as she’s pretty crafty.  She knows how to land on the front page of her local newspaper too!
  • Nicole’s post in Une Photo, Un Poéme catches my eye, as there are some cute four-legged friends featured in it!
  • Miriam tells the story of life lived well in her post in Out an’ About, and love makes it just perfect!
  • In Enatistic‘s view of life, we get to see some of the important things: a good book, a beautiful day and a flower to mark the page!
  • This week’s response by Land of Images talks of the joy of Nature and shows it in a great photo!
  • Frank has another great poem in his blog, Poetry, Short Prose and Walking, as he also shows us the outside component of his life; I can relate!!
  • In this week’s entry from ForgivingConnects, Debbie came face to face with an important aspect of her life: listening to her body, as her painful, swollen toe was actually broken and requires time to heal!
  • This week, in the Blog of Hammad Rais, we get a detailed view of Hammad’s life with a tray full of clues!
  • Musin’ with Susan has a beautiful aspect to her life: amazing flowers that enhance each day, while they bloom.
  • In The Nomadic Architect, we get a great view of a street in Kolkata, which provides something of importance for humanity: books!!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 95

Beaty and exotics!

Welcome to the 95th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  This week’s Exotic theme definitely received some extraordinary repsonses.

The turnout this week was amazing, as the exotic nature of the challenge stimulated lots of interesting posts and photography.  Your choices ranged from locations, to birds and flowers; there were exotic people, animals and even and exotic phone book…  All of your entries were a lot of fun to read and I want to thank you for all of your effort that you put into your posts!

You’ve created another fun week of posts!

Here’s another exotic denizen of our planet…

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Giant Swallowtail

This beautiful butterfly is certainly among the most exotic creatures that I have photographed over the years.  Not only is it beautful, but the fine coloring of the hairs is just stunning.

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

  • Danny James Photography started this week’s entries off with a stunning display by a peacock!
  • In Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery‘s post, we encounter beautiful images of exotic women in their finery!
  • Maria’s post in CitySonnet talks about the joy of cultivating an exotic plant, such as an orange tree!
  • This week’s contribution in theonlyD800inthehameau is truly fearsome, as I wouldn’t want to encounter such an exotic creature during my travels!
  • Nicole’s post in Une Photo, Un Poéme captures a beautiful exotic plant, which not only looks interesting, but is also a bit mysterious!
  • Xenia’s entry in whippetwisdom shows us that even a rather everyday object can be quite exotic to the right dog!
  • In a wonderful post in her blog, lifelessons, Judy not only shares a wonderful array of exotic flowers, but also an inspiring poem!
  • In Enatistic‘s post for this theme, we get to see a beautiful tree that certainly appears very exotic!
  • This week, pensivity101 tells us a rather interesting tale of a white peacock getting some competition…
  • With a wonderful photo, Fleeting Muse tells us of a stunning and exotic location that I’d certainly would like to visit.
  • By Sarah captured a truly exotic tableau, which made me laugh… what is your reaction to Sarah’s post?
  • Frank shares an exotic sunrise and great poem in his blog, Poetry, Short Prose and Walking.
  • This week, Photo Roberts Blog features great photographs of stunning, exotic flora.
  • In Chateaux des Fleurs, we are treated to a set of stunning birds, whose blue color is  just beyond belief!
  • Candace goes very exotic in her post in Netdancer’s Musings, as we get the beauty of an unusual species…
  • Marie’s post in the New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect, goes to a very exotic locale: Sri Lanka!
  • Miriam’s post in her blog, The Shower of Blessings, tells the tale of some exotic Geese, who like to walk in a certain way!
  • In Ostendnomadography, we go to a rather interesting location: Playa Larga in Cuba, which is probably better know as the ‘Bay of Pigs’.
  • This week’s response by Land of Images has a beautiful photo of a crocus in bloom in one of my favorite colors!
  • The photo in Layue’s Everyday Photo Blog is just spectacular, I’m sure that you’ll agree!
  • The photography of the exotic flowers in this week’s entry from Cee’s Photography is simply outstanding!  Go check it out!
  • Carol’s entry in her blog the Apples in my Orchard takes us to a location that is not only exotic, but truly inviting!
  • Miriam is dreaming of exotic islands in her post in Out an’ About, which the Maldives definitely are!  She also has some exotic times and Nature to share!
  • Another great exotic entry is from iballrtw, who shares a wonderful photo of a Kndyan fire eater in Sri Lanka.
  • Brian’s post in his blog, Bushboy’s World, takes a very different look at our theme, and it certainly put a smile on my face!
  • In this week’s entry from ForgivingConnects, Debbie examines on of the exotic aspects of life in the inherent exquisite beauty that lies within forgiveness, which exists in each one of us!
  • Musin’ with Susan takes us to the exotic tastes and smells of a spice stall in the Souk in Old Jerusalem!
  • Pastries, Pics & Politics shared some wonderful photos of delicious looking cookies and scones, which feature kumquats; a rather exotic ingredient!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Decay

As time goes by

Welcome to Week 94 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  After another week of fantastic posts, it’s time to come up with something to follow up on Old.

Of course, what comes with old age is advancing decrepitude! As we get older, we all feel it, and in the world around us, we get to witness it as Decay.  Of course, decay can take lots of different forms, from the mold on a slice of cheese and the rusting of a bucket to the dilapidation of a building.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to have some fun and capture your view of what decay means to you!  Let your creative minds run wild and capture what speaks to you.

Here is a bit of decay that I came across during my trip to Iceland…

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The Once Proud Ship

This image was a detail that I captured of a boat that was parked next to the Herring Era Museum in Siglufjörður, Iceland.  Time has started eating away at this lady of the herring-filled seas.

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 your views of decay!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 93

Elgin has more than just marbles…

Welcome to the 93rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  It may be old news, but this was another wonderful week of posts on this theme!

The line up of contributions this week varied tremendously in subject matter, while being consistent in a high level of creativity and quality.  Seeing a wonderfully captured old man, a 3,500 year old tree, ancient cat, old buildings and much more!  Your entries were magnificent and a pleasure for me to read!

Please let all the authors know how much you appreciate their work!

And something else that is on the old side….

 

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Elgin Cathedral, Scotland

During our vacation in Scotland in 2013, my wife and I just happened upon the wonderful town of Elgin, where I sensed that there was something interesting to see; we were not disappointed, as the magnificent remains of the Elgin Cathedral drew us in.  Walking around on the grounds, you can feel the connection to what made this location special in a spiritual sense.

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

  • By Sarah shares photographs and the story of a banyan tree in Hawaii that dates back to 1870; it’s a sight to behold!
  • Nicole’s post in Une Photo, Un Poéme tells the tale of a medieval clock in Salisbury, which is a stunning piece of time keeping!
  • In her post in VickiMD87, Vicki tells the story of Mystic Waters, the ferrie that runs between the village of Baltimore and Sherkin Island.
  • In Field Notes from over the Hill, Gwenny brings us to some interesting locations and finds great old items!
  • This week, pensivity101 tells the tale of one of her previous residences that was built in 1847 and had many interesting features!
  • In Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery‘s post, we get to see an ancient Lykian rock grave, which goes well back before we started counting years forward!
  • This week’s response by Land of Images brings us old King’s Hall of Trinity College in Cambridge.  Dating back to MCCCXXXVI!
  • This week’s contribution in theonlyD800inthehameau, takes us back to World War I with a French helmet that is a classic!
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom has us remembering the mountains, truly ancient in their grandeur as they stand above the landscape!
  • This week iballrtw has a truly phenomenal contribution with Hathsepsut’s Myrrh tree that she brought back from ancient Punt about 3500 years ago!
  • In Chateaux des Fleurs, we get to meet an old man, who is photographed beautifully  and just radiates the wisdom that comes with age!
  • Ladyleemanila‘s contribution this weeks has a great variety of old objects and a song that I really like (yes, I’m old 🙂 )
  • Ed’s entry in his cool blog In My Mind’s Eye, focuses on a couple of old items that give me the feel of the Middle Ages!
  • In this week’s entry from PtitNFit, we not only get to see some wonderful old items, but also a great poem by Nikita Gill!
  • In Bedlam & Daisies, we are treated to a fantastic post featuring trains in the snow, with some rather old boxcars!
  • In this week’s entry from ForgivingConnects, Debbie lets go of the old, while nurturing the every-renewing self in mind, body and soul!
  • Musin’ with Susan shares a treasured possession with us, which connects her family across a number of generations!
  • Mara’s post in Mara’s Artistry combines two of her loves: art and pets; the pet, in this case, is rather ancient!
  • This week, Photo Roberts Blog brings us some fantastic images exploring the beautiful lines of old cars!
  • When she goes Out an’ About, Miriam sauntered through old Chiltern to create a beautiful reportage of this town, with a spirit as old as the land that it stands on!
  • Khürt puts his best foot forward in Island in the Net with a fantastic photo that has the appearance of being from another age!
  • Ron provided a wonderful photo of an old standard in many a landscape in Progressing into Solitude; you’ll want to check it out.

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Old

Make the old new again!

Welcome to Week 93 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  There were wonderfully delicious entries that left me either hungry or smiling with satisfaction; I’m sure that a couple of us went looking for something tasty, as we were inspired by the posts.

This week, I’m thinking it is not necessarily time to go on a diet yet, but rather to take a look back in time. Let’s go out there this week and find the Old!  I’m definitely not restricting your choice of subject, as there are lots of interesting subjects that have stood the test of time: buildings, landscapes, trees, people, recipes, books, music, etc.

So remove the lenscap and unleash your creative self through the lens!  Have fun with this one and bring out your finest!

Here is something that has stood the test of time…

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Ageless Arches

From last year’s vacation in Italy, our day in Rome had beautiful weather. It was a little tricky to avoid the crowds, but from this angle you can still see the people in the arch on the left side to give an idea of the scale of the Colosseum.

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 old catches your eye!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 92

Yummy, yummy, yummy!

Welcome to the 92nd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  There were plenty of delicacies in this week’s posts!

You were very creative in creating great variety, ranging from how delicious life can be to lots of foods that are irresistible.  Some of you admitted to having a weakness for certain foods, which I can appreciate 🙂  On top of that, it was great that some of you looked at delicious from a different perspective: sheep and horses have things that they find delicious as well!

Thank you for creating a wonderful set of posts with fantastic viewing and reading!

Here are some candies for your delicious sweet tooth…

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Mondays & Mondays

This photo came from a bit of experimentation and sorting of M&Ms to get some cool colors; the observant will notice that I left out the brown ones 🙂  I understand that lots of people find these candies delicious, but I’m not among those 🙂

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

  • In Giggles & Tales, Stella shares a lot of delicious items; I challenge you to look at her post without getting hungry!
  • In Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery‘s post, there’s an array of yummy dishes that will make your mouth water!
  • This week’s contribution in theonlyD800inthehameau, we go to the Rialto fish market for something rather tasty!
  • This week’s response by Land of Images shows us a different point of view, as the sheep have found something they like!
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom brings us a wonderful likfe filled with delicious moments and dogs having fun!
  • This week, pensivity101 tells of a wonderful way to help charity with casual dress day at work and the cookies that raised even more!
  • In Chateaux des Fleurs, there are a number of cuisines, each of which looks wonderfully appetizing.
  • By Sarah shares a great photograph of a delicacy that might not be on everyone’s list; let Sarah know, if it’s on yours.
  • Nicole shares a great photo in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; she also asks a question about which one you like best…
  • Candace’s post in Netdancer’s Musings proves that delicious food can be found on a gluten-free diet; she shares a rther tasty treat!
  • Miriam found that home made pizzas are delicious in her post in Shower of Blessings; there is another nice pie in her post as well!
  • The post from the Nomadic Architect tells us about Gur, which looks rather delectible!
  • In Bushboy’s World, Brian shows us how to make spicy vegetable couscous, which I would certainly enjoy!
  • The post contributed by CitySonnet is gorgeous and certainly dangerous for any sweet-tooth…I might want to eat all of those cakes!
  • Miriam writes two fantastic posts in Out an’ About; the first post talks about shifting thoughts and a wonderful song!  The second post in Out an’ About provides a perfectly delicious formula for enjoying life!
  • Musin’ with Susan takes us to the enjoyment of the eclair with a fantastic photograph!
  • This week iballrtw takes us to  location that I really like: a fromagerie in Paris with a wonderful display!
  • George, aka the Alchemist of the Woods, shares a snow day on the farm with some delicious treats for the horses!
  • Mara’s post in Mara’s Artistry shows us another one of her skills: making sushi. It looks fantastic!
  • This week’s entry from the Blog of Hammad Rais takes us to a rather unusual restaurant in Pakistan, where you can enjoy hot food, while keeping your feet nice and cool!
  • In this week’s entry from ForgivingConnects, Debbie shares the experience of how delicious it is to forgive oneself and accept yourself for the wonderful person you are!
  • In his post in Cactus Haiku, Nakazato admits to one of the foods that he cannot resist at his favorite cafe: tiramisu!
  • Nicole’s post in Doar Nicole fights the gloominess of the season with a wonderful, colorful array of delicacies and some excellent music!
  • Mercedes takes us on a tour of Eataly in her post in Pastries, Pics and Politics.  If you have never visited one of the Eataly stores you will certainly do so after seeing Mercendes’ post!

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