Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 115

Color our world!

Welcome to the 115th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Slowly getting back on track here and it’s good to see all the color that has been added to the blogosphere this week!

This has certainly been an awesome week of contributions, as it looks like colors bring out some of the most creative aspects of all of your work!  The colors in your posts are truly stunning and there are some color palettes that I hadn’t noticed before.  Thank you for all the great contributions and I hope you enjoy reading these posts, as much as I did.

Here’s a bit more color to add to your day…

Colors of the Wind

This colorful wind-spinner caught my attention, so I decided to play around with exposure times until I got just enough blur for my taste.

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

  • ladyleemanila really went for all the colors in the rainbow with her post and even included a bit of color for love!
  • In Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery, the flower girl really is filled with color, but that might be because of what she’s made of…
  • Nicole’s post in Un Photo Une Poeme is filled with amazing fireworks photography, which makes me look forward to Bastille Day!
  • In pensivity101‘s first post, we get to see the great colors that are on the waterwys in England; in her second post in pensivity101, we also get to see a truly amazing garden!
  • In this week’s entry in Take a Walk and Discover, Michelle shows us some rather amazingly colorful houses!
  • In Alubhujia we get to see a great splash of color in the mountains, running along the hill!
  • Xenia’s first post is in whippetwisdom where we enjoy the colors of Gleann Einich, with a great haibun!  Xenia’s second post is in her blog Tranature with hopeful eyes of the birds!
  • In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we get a break in the journey, as it is a great time for some tea, and color!
  • Clearly, there is no shortage of color in MV obsession‘s life, as those photos are just brimming with all the colors!
  • Cee broke out all of the colors as well with a great set of photos in Cee’s Photography!
  • In Wild Daffodil‘s post, we get to see an intricate and amazing crocheted blanket and the stitches that went into it.  Stunning!
  • With another stunning photo in Chateaux des Fleurs, we are treated to an amazing set of tulip colors!
  • Susan’s post in Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition contains a beautiful array of colorful images.
  • Stella’s post in Giggles & Tales not only is filled with great color, but also looks absolutely delicious! Go check it out!
  • Robert’s photos in Photo Roberts blog this week are a bit different: they are in color!  He captured some stunning colors!!
  • From Na’ama Yehuda we are introduced to some stunning dyes in a market in Peru and a great poem to go along with them!
  • Petra’s post in Photoworld vol. 3 shows a bit of her colorful style, assuming that those hair gels create color in her hair!
  • Brian shows off some stunning fireworks in his post in Bushboy’s World; must have been an amazing display!
  • In another great contribution in Out of my Write Mind, Sandy takes us for a walk through the tulips (not really, as we just admire them)!
  • Olga’s contribution in Stuff and what if… shows her unlocking some of the amazing colors that Nature may have locked away!
  • Margo takes us to San Miguel de Allende, in that Little Voice, to share its amazing colors with us in great photography!
  • In a great post in Photography Journal Blog, we get some flower power with a gorgeous butterfly included!
  • Klara’s post in Sliku svoju ljubim II shows of a tapestry of flowers that is simply stunning!
  • Ron’s photo in Progressing into Solitude is bursting with color; what an amazing display!
  • Miriam post in the Shower of Blessings features some gorgeous hummingbirds, which adorn her garden!
  • Hammad takes a look at colors in his post in The Blog of Hammad Rais, adding some amazing looks into the image!
  • Yinglan’s post in This is Another Story brings us the stunning colors of the Chinese New Year and also a plate of sushi that now has me hungry!!
  • Susan’s travel to South Africa is featured in her post in Musin’ with Susan, as she captured a gorgeous set of colors in a row of houses!
  • Debbie focuses on compassion and letting go in her post in ForgivingConnects, as she shows that the many colors in the palette of relationships are all for the good!  A great post to read!
  • In her post in Anita’s Images, Anita shows of some great images of colors on winged animals; they are stunning!
  • With another stunning photo in theonlyD800inthehameau, there’s evidence that sowing the rights seeds produces some gorgeous flowers!
  • In Carlos’ post in Ostendnomadography, we get views of the street art that was done for a festival in his hometown of Oostende; amazing work!
  • Debbie’s entry in Travel with Intent features the international language of beer!  With its colorful bottlecaps and labels and, of course, the color of the brews themselves!
  • George geeks out on us in the Alchemist of the Woods, as his description of what he does for a living, which has some cool colors, goes rather deep and technical! Sounds really interesting!!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Colorful

A Rainbow of Color!

Welcome to Week 115 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  I will finish last week’s challenge round up later during the day and post it tomorrow morning, as the response was again fantastic!

Last week’s posts were filled with all things New in many ways, so I wanted to go in a different direction for this week’s theme.  Before the month closes out, I wanted to use a theme that fits with Pride Month: Colorful!  For all the courageous people who share their stories, struggles and love, let’s put our focus on bringing as many colors to our posts for this week as humanly possible!

I can’t wait to see all the wonderful posts that your creative minds are sure to generate! Use this colorful theme in any way that you like and strikes your fancy!

Here’s a bit of the rainbow for inspiration…

Rainbow of Colors

This product shot was an attempt to create something a bit more artistic from a bag of M&M’s with a bit of sorting, arranging and lighting to get a superbright set of these colorful little chocolate treasures!

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!

Three Line Tales – Colorful Palate

Cookie cutters’ delight

It’s great to participate in Week Forty-Four of Three Line Tales run by Sonya  of Only 100 Words!

three line tales week 44: six macarons
photo by Baher Khairy via Unsplash 


Tasting with your eyes,
Ere the first bite reaches mouth.
Gastronomers sigh.


Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining !

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Colorful

Color your life!

Welcome to the 12th occasion of the Tuesday Photo Challenge; a couple of weeks and we’ll be up and running for 3 months, thanks to all these wonderful entries and great participation!!  Thank you all for this!

A radical departure from the past couple of weeks, which may be what you expect at this point, as we’ll be looking for images that are by their very nature: Colorful!  What I hope you’ll do, is to jam as much color into your images, as you can get, with an eye toward having colors that work together.  This is a great opportunity to be on the lookout for color in your daily lives; you may be surprised by the amount of color that is everywhere!

I hope that this is one that each of you wants to grab onto and run with!  For a bit of inspiration, here’s a shot from 11 years ago of one of those spinning wind catchers that are always popular…

Colors of the Wind

I was actually photographing an agility trial in upstate New York that day and had noticed this colorful spinner.  So between sets of dogs running, I played with this, waiting for just the right amount of wind.

For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:

  • 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
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

I am looking forward to your creative entries this week to see what fences catch your eye!

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon EOS 1D Mk II with an EF 70-200mm f/2.8L lens and 1.4x Extender.  Exposure settings were 1/25 second, f/20 at 100 ISO; at 280mm this was a handheld exposure, which worked with a bit of steady hand.

Three Line Tales – Week 8

Pennant chase

three line tales week eight: flags
TLT photo prompt by Liam Desic – click here for full res version

Colorful breezes,
Hornblast heralds battle’s hue.
Blood flows in the sand.


Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

The TLT rules are simple:

  • Take a look at the photo prompt and write three lines to go with it.
  • Your lines can be poetry, micro-fiction, micro non-fiction or just a really long caption – everything goes as long as it’s three lines long.
  • A link back to this post would be nice (it’ll make me feel obliged to swing by yours to read your three lines, and some of your readers might want to join in, too – the more, the merrier, right?).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales – it’ll make it easier for others to find it in the Reader.
  • Read other participants’ lines.

Please check Sonya’s post Three Line Tales – Week Eight for detailed instructions.