Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 176

Gently flowing over the edge…

Welcome to the 176th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! My apologies for being a tad late with this edition; it’s good that I love my job, as it can demand a bit much of my time once in a while!

You really put on a wonderful display of what Fall means to you! Your creative posts ranged from those that made me laugh out loud to those that made me just sit back and appreciate the great colors of the season! There were amazing waterfalls, places where you don’t want to fall, and a fall guy! Thank you for all the thoughtful and wonderful work that you put into all of your posts!

Please tell one another what you like about all these great posts!!

Here’s a waterfall that I enjoyed this past weekend…

Devil’s Hopyard Falls, East Haddam, CT

This waterfall is in Devil’s Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT; even though the amount of water flowing on this Sunday was not spectacular, the scenery still stands out, as the water flows across the rock formations.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. This week’s theme of Fall is started off by Sarah with a gorgeous bit of color in her post in By Sarah!
  2. Debbie showcases one of Iceland’s beautiful waterfalls in her post in Travel with Intent; Irarfoss is stunning!
  3. Shelley is trying to fall back into the work rhythm in her post in Quaint Revival; I’m not sure that it’s working, as relaxation beckons!
  4. Jackie takes a number of interesting approaches to the theme in her post in Junk Boat Travels; I’d watch for coconuts!
  5. I can see why the Ryans like visiting Sheffield Park Gardens in a gorgeous post in RyanPhotography; that’s a stunning photo!
  6. The approach to our theme is a bit playful in another awesome post in theOnlyD800intheHameau; those cataracts are a truly minor fall!
  7. Na’ama goes in the opposite direction in her post in Na’ama Yehuda: the aspiration is not to fall, which I can understand!
  8. Xenia and her wonderful whippets take us into the changing season on the Highlands in her post in Whippetwisdom; such an amazing locale!
  9. That water certainly looks inviting in Chateaux des Fleurs, or do you prefer to lounge among the colorful leaves?
  10. It looks like the harvest is complete and the colors are brightening in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery‘s post; beautiful photo!
  11. Vibrant colors feature large in a great photo in Granny Shot It, as the autumnal look is amazing!
  12. Ann-Christine finds another wonderful location for her post in To See A World in a Grain of Sand…; the mountain, Kirkjufell, and the Kirkjufellfossar provide a spectacular view!
  13. Mike’s image in his blog, Photography OCD, really gives you the sense of the Fall season, where colorful maize features.
  14. Donna features a gorgeous array of photos that give us a great sense of Autumn in her post in Wind Kisses; Arizona looks amazing!
  15. Jase might have fallen for a rather amazing dress in Proscenium; it also looks very suitable to dress up for fall!
  16. In a lovely post in the blog Beautiful Photographs, Russ spins a couple of approaches to the theme!
  17. This week we get another wonderful post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, as we visit Dawki and the India and Bangladesh border; gorgeous area!
  18. Sirisha shares a wonderful set of images in her blog queennandini; I’m very curious about what might be falling from the helicopter…
  19. This week’s post in the lovely blog Travel with Tech takes us to the gorgeous cities of Prague and Bratislava; the photos are amazing!
  20. Viveka brings us a fantastic set of photos in MyGuiltyPleasures, which play on our theme in various ways; there’s also some wisdom in her post!
  21. Woolly has captured some amazing waterfalls in his post in Woolly Muses; every post of his causes me to add more destinations to my bucket list!!
  22. Sandy expresses my feelings about the Fall season perfectly in her post in Out of My Write Mind; and those colors match the poem to a tee!
  23. Maria focuses on one of the things that we see in the Fall in her post in Kamerapromenader, as the birds are leaving the colder regions to head for warmth…
  24. Elizabatz explores a number of features of the Fall season in her blog Elizabatz Gallery with a wonderful set of images.
  25. Carol showcases some gorgeous photos in her post in Light Words; they really give that autumnal feeling.
  26. In another wonderful post in the blog Kanlaon, we get a sense of what Autumn brings in the Philippines.
  27. Anne is a self-professed HorseAddict, where she posts a gorgeous image of what it is to ride during this season!
  28. The photo in Land of Images made me laugh out loud, and it might just be the most creative take on our theme!
  29. One can always tell a photographer who loves this season, as we can clearly see in A Day in the Life; those photos are just gorgeous!
  30. Tatiana shares several posts with us; first in Travelways we get to see Kakabeka Falls, which look fantastic! A second post in GiftSmart gives us a sense of evening rush hour at the bus stop. Tatiana finishes with another post in GiftSmart that shares lovely images of fall foliage!
  31. Robert shares some gorgeous Fall images from Hamburg in his post in Photo Roberts Blog; I simply love the creative approach that Robert takes in these images, as each of them speaks!
  32. David shares an array of amazing photos of fall color in his post in David M’s Photoblog; those colors are just stunning!
  33. Marie shares the arrival of Fall color in Heidelberg in her post in the New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect; beautiful image!
  34. Amy shares some of the work that she did to put together a great shot of an eagle owl in her post in Photography Journal Blog; both a wonderful photo and interesting read!
  35. Ken’s post in Pictures without Film made me laugh, but then again… people require warnings when they are at Hell’s Mouth!! Go check it out!
  36. Deb takes the prize for animal cuteness in her post in Twenty-Four; meerkats get me every time!
  37. In her final post in the Forgiving Friday series in ForgivingConnects, Debbie shares the impact of a youthful fall on her life story and the intent to move to NYC! Best wishes!!
  38. Cee takes her post in Cee’s Photography into two directions, as she explores both the season and gorgeous waterfalls. Great post!
  39. Hammad shares a wonderful poem and photo in his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais. Might’s Fall is a very apt title!
  40. In Alive and Trekking, we get a gorgeous view of the beach in Iceland, with a twist: the falling rocks and boulders make further passage too dangerous!
  41. The exact time of year might not be right, but the colors definitely are in pensivity101!
  42. Khürt is right that it’s not quite Fall, as he states in his post in Island in the Net; his photo does give the sense of the season and I particularly appreciate Khürt’s use of shadow in this image!
  43. It doesn’t get much more autumnal than Nicole’s photo in another lovely post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; I can see that image hanging on someone’s wall!
  44. In a great post in Thief Images Photography Blog, we get a view of Niagara Falls that combines both Fall and Spring! Great shot!
  45. The leaves are falling in a great post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0; it’s going to be leaf cleanup time later, but for now, we enjoy the color!
  46. Marie has an incredible backyard view that she shares in Create Space; those colors are just out of this world!
  47. Irene shares a peek at the beginning of Fall colors in her lovely post in Heaven’s Sunshine; the season will be wonderful!

Please let all of these great bloggers know your thoughts about their posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Focus

Softly striding across the stream…

Welcome to week 177 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! I’m still wrapping up the round up and will finish it on Tuesday night, as work is getting in the way…

As you created a wonderful week of Fall-themed contributions, I couldn’t help but wonder where I might direct you next… This week, my inspiration came from one of the images that I captured over the weekend, while visiting my good friend, George, who is an amazing photographer! We often go wandering to see what catches our eye (and lens). From the image in this post, I got the idea to use the theme of Focus, which, to my surprise, didn’t come up as a tag that I used before!

The challenge for you is to take focus into your preferred direction. There are many ways that you can take this: in focus, out of focus, a look of focus on someone’s face, you name it! Let your creative minds wander happily and keep your focus on the theme!

Here’s the image that led to this theme…

Bridge to…

During our wanderings in the Devil’s Hopyard, a lovely park in East Haddam, CT, we came across this lovely little bridge. While George was capturing it from one vantage point, I looked at it through this wonderful tree and thought that it might be interesting to shorten the depth of field and produce this image.

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)!!

Focus on your mission and have fun with the theme!! And on a side note, while writing this post, I was listening to Focus.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fall

Soft light comes to us

Welcome to week 176 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

After a week of living the City life, I think it’s time to go back to Nature for this week’s theme. As Autumn approaches in the Norther Hemisphere, I thought it might be interesting to go for a theme that riffs on that concept with Fall. In the American version of the English language the season of Autumn is often called Fall. What I like about this theme is that the word fall can be taken into other directions, from trip and fall to Victoria Falls and many stops in between.

So, I’m leaving the choice of direction squarely in your hands and create minds and eyes! Mostly, just go out and have fun with this one!! Can’t wait to see where you take this!

Here’s a more abstract approach to the lovely colors…

Muted Fall Tones

As many of you are aware, I like to experiment in my photography and, from time to time, will try something different to get more of a sense of the moment and surroundings, rather than a purely representational capture. By taking the aperture down to f/22 and going out of focus, there appears this rather soft sense of color over structure…

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)!!

Be careful not to fall and have everything fall into place for your photo!!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 175

Old streets are the best!

Welcome to the 175th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

The array of cities that were featured this week is simply stunning! I knew that your creative minds and eyes have been all over this world, and through your fantastic posts, I got to see some sights that I have not seen with my own eyes. Thank you all for putting together a great series of posts and making for interesting reading and viewing!!

I hope you enjoy reading all these posts, as much as I did! Getting ready for the next challenge…

Here’s another city view that I enjoyed…

That’s a nice tower with a classic vane!

Glasgow is a wonderful city with lots of areas to explore; here, we were walking down one of the city’s oldest streets, Trongate, where this steeple is located.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. This week’s theme of City is kicked off by Sarah with a wonderful view of Sydney in her post in By Sarah!
  2. Not all cities are the same size, but all have their own character, as we can see in pensivity101‘s post; Poole certainly looks like a wonderful city!
  3. Nicole takes us to one of the quintessential cities in England in Une Photo, Un Poéme; Bath stands out and has a rich history!
  4. One of the really big cities is featured in A Day in the Life, as New York City takes the headline!
  5. Jez features some of the sights of Glasgow in an awesome post in Jez Braithwaite; there are some rather interesting options there!
  6. Another stunning photograph shows us a gorgeous cityscape in theOnlyD800intheHameau; that traffic is not that great, though…
  7. Sirisha gives us some wonderful views of Atlanta in her blog queennandini; I’m looking forward to visiting there later this month.
  8. Jackie makes me want to take a closer look at Toronto after seeing her post in Junk Boat Travels; the transit system itself is worth the visit!
  9. Na’ama gives us an important aspect of the city in her post in Na’ama Yehuda: escaping the cityscape within the city is to be valued!
  10. Ulli takes us to a mountain in hist post in Suburban Tracks; of course, this mountain has everything to do with a great city!
  11. In another great post in For the Love Of…, we get four cities for the price of one! The Quad Cities look wonderful!
  12. If you can make it in the city in Chateaux des Fleurs, you can make it anywhere! Great location and shot!
  13. Maria takes us to two great Swedish cities in Kamerapromenader, as we get to see Stockholm and Uppsala!
  14. Robert feels at home in the city, as we can see in his post in Photo Roberts Blog; those are simply amazing photos!
  15. Tatiana features a desert city in her post in Vegas Great Attractions; Las Vegas looks pretty good! In a second post in Travelways, Tatiana takes us to Belize City.
  16. Debbie features the truly amazing railway station in Edinburgh in her post Travel with Intent; just love the view of the castle in the background! In a second post on cities in Travel with Intent treats us to some stunning vistas!!
  17. After seeing the wonderful post in iBallrtw, I’ll definitely want to visit Český Krumlov!
  18. According to this week’s contribution to the theme in Proscenium, Jase is back on top and Philadelphia looks great!
  19. This week’s entry for the them in Don’t Hold Your Breath makes me wonder what could happen in more than 5 hours! Go check it out!
  20. Viveka likes visiting cities as is evident from the awesome post she shared in MyGuiltyPleasures; which of those is among your favorite cities?
  21. Alice has a couple of great cities in her post in the 59 Club, where I have to say I’m partial to Savannah!
  22. A lovely post in Granny Shot It shows us some interesting architecture and enhancements in several cities.
  23. Eric captures a great view of Nevada, Iowa, in his blog Up North; it just goes to show another benefit of a morning run!
  24. Kristina shares a lovely photo of Edinburgh in her post in Looking for enchantment; that city made it to several favorite lists!
  25. David features a stunning photo taken from the South Bank of the Thames in his post in David M’s Photoblog; the atmosphere is amazing!
  26. Klara provides us with a wonderful view in her post in Sliku svoju ljubim II, as we get 2 different views of Hong Kong in a single photo!
  27. In a lovely post in her blog Kanlaon, herself shares views of three awesome California cities!
  28. Sandy finds us a great escape in the city in her post in Out of My Write Mind; it’s amazing how we can get away within a city!
  29. Katy’s post in Wanderlust and Wonderment takes us to the great city of Budapest with some amazing views!
  30. This week’s contribution in Travel with Tech definitely makes me want to go visit Melbourne! It simply looks spectacular at night!
  31. Deb takes us to the Eternal City in her post in Twenty-Four; and Rome never looked better!
  32. Woolly gives us another view of the lovely city of Melbourne in his post in Woolly Muses; his daytime photos are wonderful to see!
  33. Irene provides us with a great view of Honolulu in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine; great photo!
  34. The photos in Land of Images are always great and this week’s entry is no exception; it shows us the other side of the city!
  35. Donna provides some compelling arguments for choosing Phoenix as a city to settle in, as we see in Wind Kisses; great photos and good reasons!
  36. Khürt puts together another stunning post in Island in the Net; his overview of Philadelphia could easily be published in a glossy travel magazine. Also, best wishes with the upcoming surgery!
  37. Elizabatz’s post in her blog AlBatz Adventures brings us to a stunning array of cities, both far and near!
  38. It’s great to see Stef back in Ostendnomadography! The post is just fantastic and makes me want to go door to door!
  39. Ann-Christine must have done some serious climbing to get the photo in her post in To See A World in a Grain of Sand…; it’s a great perspective!
  40. Amy gives a wonderful approach to making a photo even more interesting in her post in Photography Journal Blog; that shot turned out awesome!
  41. Hammad gives us a truly interesting view of the different aspects of Karachi in his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais. Wonderful post!
  42. The choice of city in this week’s contribution in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0 is one that I like very much too! San Diego is a great, livable city!
  43. Teressa takes us on a tour of Des Moines, IA, in her post in Another LQQK; I never realized how much there is to see in this lovely city!
  44. This week, we get a wonderful view of growth in a city in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery‘s post; very interesting post!

Please let all of these great bloggers know your thoughts about their posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – City

Trains, trams and buses!

Welcome to week 175 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

After such a great week of your key contributions, I had to do some searching to find another theme that is worthy of your creative inspirations! It took a bit of searching to find a theme that we didn’t cover yet, but I found one. For this week, the challenge is for a rather wide-ranging theme, as it is City. It can be the city of your dreams, the city of your residence or the city of your birth.

I very much look forward to seeing where your favorite cities are located around the world!

Here’s a view of the city of my birth…

Centraal Station

Rotterdam is a wonderful city that continues to evolve over the decades. The view here is of the new Centraal Station (Central Train Station); the Netherlands has a tremendous public transportation system, that is both on schedule and convenient. As parking is at a premium, I usually use this option to go visit the cities!

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)!!

Have fun, and reminisce of your city!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 174

Food is the key!

Welcome to the 174th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

You found the key to success, the key to happiness, and many key moments all around, as well as an incredible variety of keys of all sorts, types and sizes! Your creativity had no limits and it was an absolute joy to read all of your amazing posts! I’ll be curious to find out which ones were among your favorites.

Thank you all for such wonderful posts and sharing them with one another!

Here’s a high-key approach to something basic…

Basic Ingredients

When I was taking a food photography course, part of the fun was to take different approaches to making the food stand out. Although I would shoot this very differently these days, I still like certain qualities of this image.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Brian is out of the blocks first this week with a couple of great set of keys in his post in Bushboy’s World!
  2. Shelley finds the key to attracting an interesting array of wildlife in another wonderful post in Quaint Revival; which is your favorite?
  3. Jackie brings us some keys that are islands, as well as some more traditional ones in her post in Junk Boat Travels; awesome post!
  4. I think that many among us would love being regaled by some wonderful piano music, as described in pensivity101‘s post; those piano keys are clearly waiting for exercise!
  5. With another gorgeous photo in Une Photo, Un Poéme, Nicole shows us the clarinet’s keys!
  6. Last week’s locks might just be opened now that we know where the keys are made in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery‘s post!
  7. Ann-Christine’s post in To See A World in a Grain of Sand… features the key to her heart and attention; it’s amazing!
  8. Na’ama goes for the lighter side in her post in Na’ama Yehuda: both parents and kids might appreciate her keys!
  9. Jez keys a variety of key items in his post in Jez Braithwaite; there are some rather interesting options there!
  10. In a cool post in Art Junkie Journal, we get to see a number of gates, for which we will need to find the keys!
  11. In a wonderful post in For the Love Of…, we get a number of key variations that cover the range!
  12. Another amazing photo this week in the contribution from Chateaux des Fleurs, which is beautifully composed and shot!
  13. You’ll want to check out the post in iBallrtw, as that photo was created in a stunning fashion!
  14. This week in The Jesh Studio, you’re tasked to find the key… Of course, you might want to stay on key!
  15. Tatiana shares a rather nice high key photo in her post in Giftsmart; that squirrel never looked so good!
  16. I really enjoyed reading Jase’s post in Proscenium, and chuckled to find no key detected…
  17. Sirisha’s entry in her interesting blog queennandini leaves no key unturned, as she shares an amazing variety of keys! Go check it out!
  18. Ramya focuses on the keys of life in her post in And Miles to go before I sleep…, in case you are a Software Engineer!!
  19. If the chatelaine comes looking for their keys, just direct them to the stunning photograph in theOnlyD800intheHameau; that is an impressive array of keys!
  20. Woolly goes both low and high in his post in Woolly Muses, and finds that all important stone! Great post!
  21. David shares a couple of stunning photos in his post in David M’s Photoblog; which one do you like best?
  22. Viveka shares an impressive array of photos and keys in her post in MyGuiltyPleasures; clearly, she has visited some amazing places!
  23. Eric features a stunning photo in his blog Up North, which shows off a key to our civilization!
  24. Olga not only has a wonderful photo in her post in Stuff and What If…, but she also has a key message!
  25. Deb establishes that possession is the key in her post in Twenty-Four; those birds might agree!
  26. Elizabatz certainly found some really cool keys for her post in her blog AlBatz Adventures; love this post!
  27. The mystery of the keys make for a great post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0; also those photos are fantastic!
  28. We get to see the key to change in Qatar in a wonderful post in Heart 2 Heart; the cows came home!
  29. Kristina has a wonderful post in Looking for enchantment, as we get to enjoy a gorgeous musical key!
  30. Debbie finds a fantastic wall of street art that matches perfectly with Albert Schweitzer’s quote in her post Travel with Intent; yes, that is the key to success!!

Please let all of these great bloggers know your thoughts about their posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Key

Key objects are everywhere!

Welcome to week 174 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

You had your sights locked on some amazing posts last week and I’m sure that some of you thought about what theme could follow… Of course, you guessed that I might just go with Key to match last week. I did give this some thought and what I like about the word Key is the directions, in which you can take this theme! As a noun there are multiple definitions, and, of course, as an adjective it could be key to your success. Then there’s the verb! You understand my excitement 🙂

Please take this Key into the direction of your choosing and let your creative minds roam freely! I can’t wait to see what you might generate this week!!

What key might this be in?

The Score

This shot came from a series of images that I did to provide wall art for a newly opened music school in Worcester a number of years ago. This one did not sell, but several others did; regardless, I am still partial to this one, as it brings about a mood of music made in a time gone by.

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)!!

Remember that singing off-key is just fine in the car and shower and have fun!!