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!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 51

From sunrise to bacon!

Welcome to the 51st round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  This week’s theme of Morning provided inspiration for a great variety of responses, all of them wonderful!

There were a number of Sunrises with lots of interesting creative aspects from your eye on the world.  One post made me laugh out loud when I saw it (go figure out which one!), and all were full of great stories, interesting twists on the theme and some were also very informative!  Lots of great entries, which were a pleasure to read!

Here’s another view of a morning a year or two back…

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Morning’s Fire

I captured this image on one of my daily commutes, as it was a somewhat chilly morning in early Autumn, and the Sun just caught my eye with its beauty and promise of warmth!

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

  • Charles’ provides several views of morning in his post in charlesewaugh; he also casts a substantial shadow 🙂
  • Xenia provides two entries this week, starting things first with a splash in her post in WhippetWisdom and following up with a second haiku WhippetWisdom!  Go check them out!
  • Pensivity101‘s shares a wonderful poem of the new day.
  • Leaking Ink brings together a great image with wonderful poetry!
  • Ladyleemanilla shares a wealth of great morning moments in her post.
  • Cee’s post in Cee’s Photography shows us some gorgeous sky that is lovely to behold.
  • iBallRTW takes us to Bagan in Myanmar for a great vista of balloons floating over the city!
  • Judy’s post in her blog lifelessons cracked me up…no spoilers: go check it out!
  • Mike’s post in Weakly Thoughts takes us back to a cold December morning with a lovely sunrise!
  • Mac brings us Sunrise Kisses in her blog Southern by Design; they are quite simply gorgeous!
  • Ron shares one of my favorite morning foods in his blog Progressing into Solitude: bacon!
  • On the Road Cooking is a wonderful blog, and shares my love for mornings!
  • Amy’s post in her blog The World is a Book has truly beautiful morning photography!
  • Susan has us Musin’ with Susan in a rather cool post about routine!
  • Steve maybe a Bum without a Beach, but his post on the best part of waking up is fantastic!
  • Debbie has a great series of Forgiving Fridays in her blog ForgivingConnects.  Her theme response to Morning reminds us to to all in love!  Debbie also created a second post to celebrate one year of blogging on ForgivingConnects!  Congratulations!
  • Bushboy’s World shows us some beautiful sunrises; I particularly like the photo of the bird with the sunrise.
  • Miriam’s post in Out an’ About has a wonderful set of beautiful morning photos, but none is better than the one of the breakfast that her husband was cooking!
  • Miriam’s contribution in the Showers of Blessing is about Palm Sunday and has some beautiful sunrises!
  • Khürt’s post in Island in the Net is about forest bathing; go find out what this is all about, as it might just add to your well-being!
  • Judith’s post in her blog Nature Knows Best (yes, she does) brings us out of our sleep into a lovely morning and provides something rather healthy!!
  • Sonya provides us a rushed view of the morning in her blog Middleton Road, as commuters hurry through the station.

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 on to another week…

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Morning

Welcome the morning!

Welcome to Week 51 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. I really enjoyed reading through your responses to last week’s theme of Forward!  There is never a shortage of creativity or directions, into which you take these challenges.  A lot of fun!

So I am sitting here in the cafeteria on the 9th floor of the Red Hat tower in Raleigh, North Carolina, thinking what might be a good follow up to the past couple of weeks, while also thinking ahead toward today’s work. I was a little stymied for ideas, when Nature helped out…  The sun came out from behind the clouds and stared me right in the face with this week’s theme: Morning!

We may not always enjoy getting up early in the morning, as we fumble for that first cup of coffee, but for those of us who are fans, the morning light often carries beauty with it.  So, I’m challenging you to capture something that is quintessential morning, and share it with us!

As always, feel free to be creative in your interpretation of the theme, and be sure to put your best effort into creating something evocative in your images.  I’m looking forward to seeing your great posts!

Here’s an image that a lot of you have seen before, that was captured during that first hour of morning…

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The Wise Tree

This photo kicked off an extensive series of Yoga Tree images that lasted for several years; she graces a compost farm these days, which mars the scenery, but she’s still proud!

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!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 50

Blasting forward!

Welcome to the 50th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  We’re closing in on the first anniversary! This week’s theme was a continuation of the prior week’s Spring in that we move Forward!  Thanks to everyone for the great contributions to this week’s theme!

Your posts were very creative and took a number of views on the theme, which ranged from forward motion to forward looking and even putting one’s best foot forward.  I really enjoyed reading each and every one of your posts.

Here’s another take on forward…

 

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Blasting Forward!

This image came from a day photographing an agility trial filled with rain, cold, and wind.  The dogs were far less worried about this than their human companions, as they had a blast!

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

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 on to another week…

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Forward

Moving toward a future!

Welcome to Week 50 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. Last week’s theme of Spring brought out an overwhelming number of responses!  You were truly wonderful and I definitely seeing this much inspiration.

With the season of Spring comes daylight saving time, the practice of moving the clock forward during Summer months.  We use the memory jogger Spring Forward as a reminder what direction we move the clock.  This gave me the idea of using Forward as a challenge theme this week…

Of course, Forward is a great direction, in which to go, as it denotes progress, making things better than they were before for everyone.  We like to be forward thinking, as we leap forward into a future filled with promise.  Lot’s of different approaches you can take!

As always, feel free to be creative in your interpretation of the theme, and be sure to put your best effort into creating something evocative in your images.  I’m looking forward to seeing your great posts!

Here’s a direction forward, along the rails to a future filled with hope…

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The Line

This is an image that I captured a number of years back during a period when I really enjoyed playing with the lens flare of my iPhone.

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!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 49

Springing with lots of zest!

The 49th episode of our weekly challenge brought out the latest season to come across the vernal equinox.  Spring has sprung and the snow is melting in New England, so there’s hope that the first flowers are not too far off.  We’re all ready for a bit of green and lots of other colros to blast those winter blues out of here!

Not only did your creativity shift into high gear, but I’m completely blown away by the volume of your responses!  It was a lot of fun checking each of your entries out, as well as inspiring!  Yes, there were several varieties of Spring in the air (or on the ground in some cases).  Thank you all for a great response!

Of course with the new season there might also be the advent of a weed or two…

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Dandelions

Playing with the depth of field in this image provided me with a bit of fun in this image!

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts (my apologies for only providing links this time around, as I’m still in catch-up mode at work):

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 on to another week…