Tuesday Photo Challenge – Surface

The power of the river

Welcome to week 148 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

Thanks to everyone for the great contributions on last week’s theme; you managed to run with Crawl without any problem! For this week, I thought it might be fun to go with a theme that allows you to go to any level that you like: Surface! It’s up to your creative minds to document the surface, or see what surfaces or go below the surface to uncover what lies beneath. Of course, your surfaces can be of any topology that you choose!

Have some fun with this one and don’t hesitate to poke the surface and see what you stir up! I’m looking forward to your creative endeavors!

Here’s a surface with a slight ripple…

Liquid Power

This image came from a leisurely exploratory drive along the Connecticut river; as I drove North into Vermont, I thought it would be a good change of pace to drive South through New Hampshire. That’s where I found this hydro power plant in Bellows Falls, VT.

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)!!

Enjoy your week and I can’t wait to see what floats to the surface in your creative endeavors!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 145

Rising to the occasion!

Welcome to the 145th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Why am I not surprised that the theme of Rose caused the cream of your creativity to rise to the top? This was a big week of contributions with tons of roses and some things that rose to the occasion! The rose sky is alos tryly amazing! Thank you very much for providing me with another week of wonderful reading, which I enjoyed immensely!

I hope that you enjoy all these great posts!

Here’s the view of the Bay of Fundy, before the water rose….

Bay of Fundy

This shot goes way back and is one of my favorite locations in the world: Nova Scotia! Together with its Old World namesake, it makes for great photography.

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

  1. In A Day in the Life, we learn about the rose cultivation by her grandfather with wonderful photography!
  2. With another amazing post in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery, we find out that a rose is a rose…or is it?
  3. Kammie shares a a variety of roses in her post in Nut House Central; which one of is your favorite?
  4. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival shows how she rose above her loss of faith in tenants; it’s a post well worth reading!
  5. This week, pensivity101 shares her love of roses and their meaning in her life.
  6. With some stunning photos in Chateaux des Fleurs, we get treated to beautiful roses!
  7. Nicole has another stunning photograph in Une Photo, un Poéme; that white rose is amazing!
  8. With a great photo, as always, we get to see roses, as they age in theonlyD800inthehameau!
  9. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we learn how the Umiam lake rose into being during the past century.
  10. Xenia takes us along for a walk with Eivor and Pearl in her blog WhippetWisdom, and the trail is wonderful, even after the storm!
  11. Na’ama’s poem in Na’ama Yehuda gives us the sense of what a rose might go through during aging…
  12. In Junk Boat Travels, Jackie provides an interesting collection of roses…had you thought of any of these?
  13. Cee’s photos of roses in her post in Cee’s Photography are absolutely stunning!
  14. Sarah’s photo in her post in By Sarah is another amazing one! That is a gorgeous rose!
  15. Mike truly created a gorgeous capture of a rose in his post in PhotographyOCD! A rose is a rose!
  16. In Bushboys World, Brian shares some amazing roses with us! They are beautiful!
  17. Jase’s post in Proscenium shows us the beautiful rose color of the sky, which is gorgeous!
  18. Irene’s photo in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine has an amazing rose, that looks like butter and is just as silky…
  19. In a wonderful post in La Vie en Rose, we get to enjoy the banks of the Seine with a stunning photo!
  20. Tracy’s blog may be called Reflections of an Untidy Mind, but her photos are very tidy and fantastic!!
  21. In Pictures without Film, Ken takes several approaches to the theme and they are a true joy!
  22. In another inspiring post in Heart to Heart, get to see a stunning rose!
  23. Debbie’s catches the wave in her post in Travel with Intent; that wave rose high and looks like a true work of art!
  24. Penny’s post in Penny Wilson Writes is a double winner with a gorgeous rose and a poem that goes deep!
  25. Yinglan captured something rather special in her post in This is Another Story; beautifully done!
  26. Woolly’s post in Woolly Muses reminds us not just of the beauty of the rose, but also of the importance of certain locations…
  27. Sandy lets us know that everything is rosy in her post in Out of my Write Mind, which applies for everything in her post!
  28. Liz’s contributes four posts this week; the first one in One Million Photographs has plenty of roses! The second in One Million Photographs finds more roses. The third entry in One Million Photographs has even more roses! The fourth entry in One Million Photographs has still more roses at the LA Flower Market!
  29. Maria captures a beautiful set of roses in her post in her blog KameraPromenader; those are gorgeous!
  30. Robert’s photography skill is on display again in his post in Photo Roberts Blog; these roses are amazing!
  31. In a great post in Another LQQK, we are treated to some amazing captures of roses!
  32. The rose in Jordy’s Streamings is an amazing example of photographic skill! The poem is awesome too!
  33. Hadd Hai Yaar brings us a gorgeous pink rose! Very well captured!
  34. Carol’s post in her blog Light Words takes the theme in two directions with a rose in her garden and a Rose who had a birthday!
  35. Another amazing photo is contributed in firehorseworld, with a stunning example of the flower!
  36. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 not only has great roses, but also a wonderful memory!
  37. This week’s contribution in A Pause for Nature not only has gorgeous roses, but also tells a heart-touching story!
  38. Another enjoyable post from sgeoil brings us a rose which has a visitor!
  39. Olga plays with imperfection in her post in Stuff, and what if… to great effect!
  40. Ramya’s rose photos in her blog And miles to go before I sleep… are stunning!
  41. Amy shares her joy for the new photography toy that she is playing with in Photography Journal Blog; hipstamatic is fun!
  42. Susan goes with the theme in her Musin’ with Susan post with a rose that has a stunning color palette!
  43. Laura’s post in Finding My Own Way asks the question, if beauty ever dies…I agree with her answer!
  44. Ron’s photo in Progressing into Solitude is a stunner! That frosty rose is just special!!
  45. Khürt went outside to generate another amazing post in his blog Island in the Net; he also shares his best photo of the week in Island in the Net.

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rose

A rose is a rose…

Welcome to week 145 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

You nearly broke the bank with all your fantastic entries on the theme of Bank! Time for something a little different for this week, as all of you Rose to the occasion, I thought I’d present you with a Rose for your effort! Yes, I can hear your groans…the puns won’t stop 🙂

Of course, you expected something that would go into the direction of your choosing, and give you the opportunity to release your creative minds to come up with your fantastic posts! Have fun with it and don’t let the color fool you!

Here’s a rose that unleashed mighty energies…

Rose Particle

This photo goes back a number of years, as an experiment creating more abstract images. Through use of zoom blur, I got the rose to create an explosion of energies, as an expression of the power that resides within each particle of the universe!

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 look forward to seeing what rose in your minds!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bank

Along the Kharkiv, we walk!

Welcome to week 144 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

Last week’s entries were wonderful and filled with breezy creativity! So, after a week of shooting the Breeze, I thought it might be time to go with the flow and walk along the Bank. This week’s theme gives me enough confidence to bank on a wonderful set of creative responses from all of you fantastic contributors!

Yes, you guessed it! This is another theme that can take into numerous directions, all of which should be a lot of fun to explore. I look forward to reading all of your approaches!

Here’s a nice bank to walk alongside…

Walking along the Kharkiv

Last year, I had the pleasure of visiting Kharkiv in the Ukraine, on a work trip. I enjoyed the hospitality of the wonderful people and was impressed by the size and beauty of the city! Well worth a visit!

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)!!

So, sit down by the bank and let creative ideas flow by!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Floor

Floor Jansen would approve…

Welcom to week 141 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. Yes, this post is a bit later in the day, as I’m in the middle of a sizeable DIY project. Last week’s round up is on the schedule for tomorrow, after I finish my project.

During the break from work between Christmas and New Year, I thought it would be a good idea to tear out the 30+ year old carpet in our living and dining rooms and replace it with a laminate wood floor. This gets us to this week’s theme of Floor! The word can be either a noun or a verb, so feel free to take it into the direction of your creative choosing.

Of course, you can be floored with this assignment, or simply floor it and drive it as fast as possible :-). Lots of ways to go and I’m sure you’ll come up with some rather cool ones!

Here’s the floor under construction…

When is my Pergo finally Prego?

At this point, the dining room is done and the living room is just past halfway. All the tricky bits, that connect the two rooms are past now. Just more flooring, and then it’s time for the baseboards and door way molding to finish things up. Then the corgis get their racetrack back!

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 look forward to seeing what lifts me up off the floor!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Cold and Warm

Warm and cold, enjoy them both!

Welcome to Week 140 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! First of all, for those of you who celebrate: Merry Christmas!

In the northern hemisphere the season has brought in some of the cold that we might expect, and, sometimes, even welcome. In the southern hemisphere, Summer heat will be on its way to make the beaches even more welcome. This made me think of this week’s theme: Cold and Warm. The challenge is to combine both elements in your photography, poetry or prose. As usual, you have plenty of artistic license to take this theme into the direction of your choosing, as long as you have fun with it!

I’m sure that you’ll warm up to this week’s challenge and not leave me in the cold here in New England! I’m very much looking forward to your creativity!

Here’s a taste of warm and cold…

Winter’s Warming

This scene struck me, as the February morning was rather cold, but the Sun’s light had a warmth to it that changed the entire feel. It almost made me feel, as if I was looking at a Winter landscape through a window, while having a hot cocoa!

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 and come in out of the cold, or vice versa!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 139

Anticipation rewarded!

Welcome to the 139th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

This week was filled with Anticipation! My eager anticipation for your posts was not misplaced. You made me smile, ponder, wonder and truly enjoy your creative work this week. I really enjoyed reading your posts and getting some of the essence from each of them.

Thank you all for all the effort you put into your posts and the creative energy! May you have a wonderful Holiday Season!

Sometimes, all we have is anticipation…

Seagull of Staffa

The story behind this image is that during our vacation to Scotland, my wife and I visited the uninhabited Isle of Staffa. The tour brochure spoke of the many puffins that nest on Staffa, as they are not disturbed by humans. Carrying a top of the line Canon 400mm lens, I was the envy of every other photographer on the boat on our way over to Staffa. Upon arrival, we climbed the paths up into the island to get a better view, which was lovely! Of course, there was not a single puffin to be found… It made for a great opportunity to photograph seagulls 🙂

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

  1. The bird sitting on the edge of Brian’s birdbath in Bushboy’s World looks to be filled with anticipation!
  2. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival focuses on something that we may not anticipate during the holiday season: Christmas shopping bills.
  3. Charles definitely captured the anticipation for that next meal in his photo in charlesewaugh, as the chick looks eagerly for some regurgitated food!
  4. This week, pensivity101 brings us the wonder of bringing a present that lights up the face of a child; her story is just precious!
  5. In a wonderful post in Don’t Forget the Half, we enjoy the anticipation of that moment when the house keys are given to you and you are a home owner!
  6. Another great post in SyncWithDeep takes in some key aspects of anticipation in a great poem!
  7. This week’s entry from theonlyD800inthehameau captures the anticipation of the first birthday cake ever!
  8. In this week’s post from MyTravelCSP, we are on the way to Amarnath Cave along a path that is filled with anticipation.
  9. In another great post in WhippetWisdom, Eivor and Pearl encounter a new bridge!  And in a lovely post in Tranature, the swans are anticipating a meal from their efforts.
  10. Nicole’s photo in Une Photo, Un Poéme is magnificent and makes me wonder what this horse might be anticipating…
  11. Sarah’s post in By Sarah makes me think that there might be a fun slide ride ahead…what do you think?
  12. Anita’s post in for the Love of details the final moments of anticipation, as she gets to drive again after surgeries. A great post!
  13. In this week’s post in To See a World in a Grain of Sand… Ann-Christine shows off the anticipation of students graduating and looking forward to life beyond school!
  14. Jase’s post in Proscenium shows off the real tree that graces his house this year and the struggles with past trees. Looks great!
  15. In Heart to Heart‘s post, the big question of the season is featured, which dictates our anticipation: Naughty or nice?
  16. An awesome post in A Day in the Life perfectly captures the anticipation of the bride to the arrival of her groom!
  17. In another great post in the Blog of Hammad Rais, Hammad captures anticipation in a lovely poem.
  18. In Nut House Central, Kammie has a nice set of anticipatory moments, of which I particularly like the last one! Good night!
  19. In Life Amazing, we get the anticipation of better weather and the presents that Santa might just leave under the tree!
  20. Susan has something that she is looking forward to in Musin’ with Susan: the New Year and all that it will bring!
  21. The poem in Na’ama Yehuda‘s post gives us a rather interesting vantage point: what does this house think?
  22. Penny’s poem in Penny Wilson Writes has taken the Yoga Tree to another level, as she longs for Spring!
  23. In another magnificent post in her blog, This is Another Story, Yinglan takes us from one anticipatory location to another; they are all wonderful!
  24. Deb’s photo in Twenty Four is wonderful, as it really has me anticipating that next moment when the pelican might take flight!
  25. Ilka’s lovely post in A Thousand Miles looks forward to a season of renewal, as she has us focused on Spring.
  26. Tatiana has something wonderful to look forward to in her post in Vegas Great Attractions: Winter Holidays in Las Vegas!
  27. In a lovely post in Help from Heaven, we enjoy the children climbing in the pirate ship and the anticipation of more children the next day.
  28. In a truly wonderful post in Fleeting Muse, we see the anticipation of a meal in the near future in the birds.
  29. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 really captures the anticipation to a tee!
  30. Woolly shares some great photos in Woolly Muses, as he documents the light decorations of houses in anticipation of Christmas!
  31. Maria brings back memories for me in KameraPromenader; as a child, we often had an advent candle that we burned a little every evening to count down the days until Christmas.
  32. Another really interesting photo in Land of Images: there is a sense of anticipation in this exposure of the moon!
  33. Miriam’s fantastic post in her blog, Out an’ About, gives us a glimpse of some of the things that she anticipates, such as the joys of travel and exploration and the Tao of Pooh!

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