Tuesday Photo Challenge – Renewal

Organic touches with industrial elements!

Welcome to week 216 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! I’m catching up slowly and have started on last week’s round up; there were a lot of responses, which I will share with you later today.

As work on our bathroom just finished, I thought it might be appropriate to have that serve as inspiration for this week’s theme. My wife and I are both very happy with the end result and feel a sense of renewal and appreciation for what this shower brings us. The spacious walk-in and gentle rain shower renew every fiber of one’s body!

For this week, please share what brings renewal to you, whether it is the impending change of season or some other aspect in your life that brings a new sense of energy to you. I look forward to seeing what might renew each of you!

Here are two angles of the redone bathroom…

Imagine, if you will, that this space was a mid-1980s yellow tub with a yellow linoleum floor…it has been renewed and is transformed! Our design decision were influenced by our travels, looking for a bright space for the shower with lovely Ukrainian tile and a wood-like linoleum floor. The industrial element brought in by the door made for a perfect contrast to the organic components in the room. There are still some splashes of color to be added, but you get the idea!

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)!!

Please stay safe and continue to renew yourself!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 214

Patience is rewarded!

Welcome to the 214th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Thank you for your patience, as i’ve been tardy; the final stages of our bathroom remodel made for a bit of extra work on my part that I hadn’t planned for. The results were worth it, I think.

Thank you for a lovely set of posts on the theme of Assemble, which were both creative and inspiring; as always, it was an absolute pleasure to read your posts and interpretations of the theme. Please, take a moment and peruse your fellow bloggers’ posts.

One of you inspired me to look for this assembly…

Geese on the Quinapoxet

If I remember correctly, it took me more than 30 shots to get these geese to line up in some semblance of proper assembly, as they didn’t heed my requests at all; luckily the light held for this period of time, which made for a rather pleasing image.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. You’ll love the post for the theme in Don’t Hold Your Breath, as it assembles a rather tasty treat!
  2. Ken hits all the right (bass) notes in his post in Pictures without Film; still a bit of work to be done before the sound is ready for the stage!
  3. Nicole brings us a sign of better times in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; a great set of directions are assembled on a single post!
  4. The assembly in Xenia’s post in Tranature appears to be waiting for just the right moment to get into the water! A wonderful post!
  5. The joy of using one’s own assembly skills is showcased in a lovely post in Our Other Blog: Two Sisters and Two Points of View; those Christmas treats look really good!
  6. With a couple of magnificent photos, David brings us a sizable assembly of Snow Geese in David M’s Photoblog; I can imagine the amount of noise that many geese produce!
  7. Sandy also brings us incredible numbers of birds in her post in Out of my Write Mind, as they assemble for an epic migration! Awesome post!
  8. Maria reminds us of something else that we miss in our current times with her post in Kamerapromenader; morning assembly is just not the same without being surrounded by schoolchildren!
  9. Khürt might feel challenged to assemble the words that express his feelings at the moment; his post in Island in the Net demonstrates that he can present much more than a 1,000 words with a single image!
  10. Michelle brings us a wonderful expression of human ability to assemble and create art out of anything in her post in Take a walk and discover!
  11. Susan brings us a lovely image of something that many of us yearn to re-create in her post in Musin’ with Susan: the ability to assemble around the dining room table with family and friends! Also, please take a look at Susan’s week of photos in review in Musin’ with Susan; this post is filled with wonderful images!
  12. It might be difficult to get everything to line up perfectly, as we can see in the lovely post in A Day in the Life; those ducklings don’t want to assemble in a line without a good reason!

Please let all these wonderful authors know how much you enjoy their blog posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Stack

Better pick ’em from the top!

Welcome to week 215 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

First of all, thank you for the great response to last week’s theme; I will post the round up, some time on Wednesday.

For this week, I looked for something that tied loosely to our Assemble theme from last week, while going in a slightly different direction. One form of assembly could be creating a Stack or a set of Stacked objects, such as in the photo with this post.

One reason for my going with this theme is that while sometimes we feel the deck may be stacked, we can always stack the odds in our favor; we can go in many directions, and I look forward to the type of stack that you’ll find in your creative wanderings!

Here’s the creation of a market vendor…

Navel Oranges on the Market – Rotterdam

This image comes from a walk among the many vendors at the market in Rotterdam; this market is a classic, as vendors set up their booths and display their wares to their best advantage. The quality of the foods is always outstanding and there are lots of places where you can sample. It’s a great experience on a Saturday morning!

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)!!

Can’t wait to see what you’ll stack! Have a great week!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 213

Ever hopeful, we reach for tomorrow

Welcome to the 213th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Your views of tomorrow provided a wonderful spectrum of our hopes and dreams, as well as a dose of reality that has framed us in this pandemic. As an optimist, I very much connect to your hopes and dreams, and, as a connector, I want to bring each of you along on that vision of a better tomorrow. We may struggle through these times, but our spirit shall not be doused, as we come through all this stronger, more experienced and a bit wiser.

Thank you for a wonderful set of entries that have made me smile, caused me to think and more than anything allowed me to appreciate the wonderful place in the universe, where I find myself: connected to you!

Let’s unfold our tomorrows…

Unfolding Spacetime

Translucence and natural structures always intrigue me, which made this stunning leaf an easy choice for a subject; what struck me is that it also gave me a sense of the phoenix, rising out of nothing into beauty.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Nicole kicks off this theme’s responses with a wonderful photo in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; the catkins give us hope for a wonderful tomorrow!
  2. Diane gives us views of tomorrow in her post in pensivity101, which all of us will enjoy, as much as we love our favorite places.
  3. Debbie shares lovely paths in her post in Travel with Intent, which I, for one, look forward to traversing!
  4. Hammad takes us on the wings of birds in his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais; these wings take us into the future, not knowing what lies ahead tomorrow. Great post!
  5. Teresa has a clear vision of what she wants in her tomorrow, as we can see in her post in My Camera & I; may that hug be in the near future!
  6. Carol gives us a lovely view of tomorrow in her post in Light Words; in few tomorrows those will be even lovelier!
  7. Indira looks forward to the days of mask-free life in her post in Sharing Thoughts, and rediscovering what we used to take for granted!
  8. Sheetal has acquired a new skill that she shares in her post in Sheetalbravon; you should go check what it is, as it can come in handy!
  9. In a lovely post in the blog Sound Mind Journey, we are treated to a haiku that embodies the spirit of tomorrow!
  10. Ken is looking for a live audience in his tomorrows in his post in Pictures without Film; of course, this thought of tomorrow leads to the next theme…
  11. Brian’s photos of tomorrow are filled with hope and future songs in his post in Bushboys World; although, I’ve never figured out what age is too old for rock’n’roll!
  12. The blog Land of Images is a treasure trove of photography, and the view of tomorrow that is shared is stunning!
  13. Xenia has a wonderful view of tomorrow in words and images in her post in Tranature, which makes us want to see it even sooner! Continuing the story in Whippetwisdom, we enjoy the fun had by Eivor and Pearl, as they cherish each moment in their playground!
  14. The images in the post for this theme in A Day in the Life are just stunning, as I can see myself sitting back and taking in the view, while anticipating what tomorrow might bring.
  15. I’d like to encourage each of you to not only look at this week’s entry in Don’t Hold Your Breath, but also take the time to read about what is important for our tomorrows! Wonderful post!
  16. Sandy fills us with hope in her post in Out of my Write Mind, as the Sun will come out and we have much to look forward to!
  17. I expect that many among us have similar anticipations for tomorrow to those expressed in Don’t Forget the Half; lovely post and great destinations!
  18. Amy gives us a deeper sense of the sacrifices that have been made for our tomorrows in her post in Photography Journal Blog vol. 2; great image and post!
  19. David brings us along for his tomorrow, as he uses that day for a walk around the neighborhood. We get to see his wonderful captures from that walk in his post in David M’s Photoblog.
  20. Maria visualizes a future, in which people come together in workplaces in her post in Kamerapromenader; I, too, miss the human interaction of our work environments!
  21. Great thoughts are found in another wonderful post in Sgeoil, as the seeds of today are the flowers of tomorrow.
  22. Rupali’s post in the lovely blog Mazeepuran touches deeply on the importance of embracing our present, as we reach for tomorrow.
  23. Khürt manages to reach deep within himself and share the aspect of our becoming an automaton in the pandemic, with a fantastic post in Island in the Net; let’s continue to work toward the shared photowalk, and that pint after work! We shall overcome!

Please let all these wonderful authors know how much you enjoy their blog posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Assemble

A fierce Crocodile is assembled!

Welcome to week 214 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

First of all, thank you for the great response to last week’s theme; I will post the round up, some time on Wednesday.

The theme for this week is inspired by some of the fun that I have been having with Lego’s Creator Expert kits, which are works of art and a joy to assemble! In the way that jigsaw puzzles are a great, almost meditative distraction to our daily lives, I find similar relaxation in these kits.

With the theme of Assemble, you can go into a number of directions, as the English language provides some options to its meaning. Thus your challenge is to let your mind take you on a mission to assemble creative juices and share the artistic expression that you find at the end of this mission! Most of all, have fun with the theme and surprise yourself!

Here’s the kit that I put together this past weekend…

The Crocodile Locomotive

As I’ve been a fan of trains for as long as I can remember, I have always had a special place in my heart for this locomotive, the Crocodile. This class of electric locomotive was designed to handle pulling heavy loads up the steep inclines of the Swiss railroad. The Lego model is true to the original in the articulated cab with the transformer, that connects to the front and aft sections that contain the motors and drive axles. The Lightailing light kit really makes this model stand out.

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)!!

Find your assembly point and stay safe!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tomorrow

Crossing into tomorrow…

Welcome to week 213 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

You spread the love in your entries for last week’s theme, so I’ll now take you just a little bit into the future. As I looked through candidate images for this week, I came across one that made me think of what Tomorrow might bring. Is it an exciting sense of exploration, the opportunity to discover what lies ahead?

For this week your challenge is to share images that give you a sense of what tomorrow might hold in store; feel free to be fanciful and imaginative. This is one where I very much look forward to seeing what Tomorrow will bring!

As I let my mind’s eye guide me across the bridge…

Bridge to…

This shot came about during a walk with my great friend, George, architect and photographer extraordinaire! The light caught my eye as it played across the pine needles and brought variety of tone and color between foreground and background. Locking in on the branch, this composition came about.

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 safe and share your tomorrows!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 212

Love is all you need

Welcome to the 212th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Love flowed throughout all of your entries for this week’s theme and I have to say that I loved it!! It was impossible to not feel the love that exists all around the world and in each of your hearts! Thank you for sharing generously.

Once we let love rule, we can…

Imagine Peace

During my visit to Liverpool I saw this view of the Museum of Liverpool and was struck by the deep and resounding importance of these 2 words from the great poet John Lennon. If we unleash the power of love, we can imagine, and achieve, peace.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Teressa started off this week’s responses with a capture in Another LQQk that is absolutely perfect for the theme; and it’s iconic!
  2. Diane strikes at the heart of love for many of us in her post in pensivity101; I’m confident that I’m not the only one who relates to the love that we feel for our furry family members!
  3. The contributions in Don’t Hold Your Breath are always amazing, and I really enjoyed the trip to Strawberry Fields; in this case, all was real!
  4. Kammie’s captures in her post in Nut House Central are fantastic, but it’s the last photo in this post that really caught my eye!
  5. Indira shares some of what she loves in her post in Sharing Thoughts, each of which thoughts has great meaning; lovely!
  6. I really love the entry in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery, as the Beatles are even asking for some Help!
  7. Xenia shares the love of her whippets in a lovely post in Whippetwisdom, which is not at a loss for words! In a second post in Whippetwisdom, Eivor and Pearl are enjoying the snow as part of their playground!
  8. Another wonderful post comes to us from A Day in the Life, where some of the things she loves are shared; although I don’t think we get the iced latte!
  9. Sandy does share a feast for our eyes in her post in Out of my Write Mind, as we get to enjoy the love that unfolds in Nature.
  10. Teresa shares her love for the wonderful city of Prague in her post in My Camera & I, with a lovely look at love!
  11. Ken shares his love for serendipity in Pictures without Film, as timing and love find a way to the top in a fantastic photo!
  12. Nicole brings us the romance of young, star-crossed lovers in an amazing post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; the great photo and the story are all about love!
  13. Susan unleashed her creativity in bringing us love that’s in the air in her post in Musin’ with Susan; love the technique used for this great image! Also, go check out Susan’s week in review in Musin’ with Susan for more great photos and beware of the belly of the beast!
  14. Amy shares her process in creating really cool images transferred onto wood in her post in Photography Journal Blog; this kind of experimentation is what leads to great art and wonderful results, as we can see here.
  15. Debbie takes us toward a dreary day in St. Albans in her post in Travel with Intent; the treatment of the photo is simply stunning!
  16. There is much wisdom in the wonderful post in Sgeoil, as the lowly dandelions deserve our love!
  17. Cee brings us the song that gave us this week’s theme in her magnificent post in Cee’s Photo Challenges! And that Yellow Submarine is amazing!
  18. David takes us on a Beatles tour with his Blackbird-themed post in David M’s Photoblog, which shows us the great variety of these birds in beautiful photographs!
  19. Another wonderful post was shared in Our Other Blog: Two Sisters and Two Points of View; the yellow submarine popped into view right away with love, and the Tardis just made it complete for me!

Please let all these wonderful authors know how much you enjoy their blog posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – All You Need is Love!

All you need is LOVE!

Welcome to week 212 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Your twists on last week’s theme were simply awesome!! Thank you for sharing your creative thoughts with all of us! As I really felt the love, it was a natural lead in to the theme for this week: All You Need is Love!

Your challenge for the week is to share what you love, love doing, love sharing, just love, love, love! I used the Beatles as my inspiration for this theme…

All You Need is Love!

The Beatles Museum in Liverpool was a truly fun place to visit and capture some of the memories that have been inspired by the Fab Four. This Yellow Submarine, with all of its garish colors, simply screams LOVE!!

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 safe and spread the love!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 211

A climb toward the heavens…

Welcome to the 211th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

In this second week of being back in the saddle this new year, it’s fun to see all the great entries that you contributed! Thank you very much for such great work! Your twists on this theme were a pleasure to read and view, and it’s great to see that all the twists come together in this manner.

Here’s a twist that I had to ascend…

Twisting to Heaven

During our vacation in Italy, my wife and I started in Ostia Antica, the ancient port city of Rome; there we found the castle of Pope Julius II, who valued his privacy, judging by the fortifications.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Diane kicked things off in her post in pensivity101 with a wonderful bit of prose inspired by the image of the tree twisting up into the sky in the abbey’s courtyard. Beautifully done!
  2. There’s a wonderful capture of the twist of the vine in this week’s entry in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery; the view of the vine, makes me wonder what lovely grapes will grow there!
  3. Maria twists our perceptions in her post in Kamerapromenader, as she brings us a very creative approach in PhotoShop! Great twist!
  4. Brian takes us into Nature’s creative realm in his post in Bushboy’s World, as Mother Nature displays great variety in her choice!
  5. In another great post in Wanderlust and Wonderment, we are treated to a magnificent twist of Nature, learn the ropes and get to shout about it! Check it out!
  6. Teresa brings us another amazing photo in her post in My Camera & I, which shows us how life can adapt to the forces put upon it!
  7. Alice shows off a rather nautical theme in the fence in her post in The 59 Club; great capture and angle on this one!
  8. There are some rather significant twists in an amazing shot in David M’s Photoblog, as both the hungry ones and the patient parent contort for this shot!
  9. Nicole provides us with the pleasure of another stunning photo in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; the capture of the twists in this tree is gorgeous!
  10. Ken not only shows off his photos skills in a great post in Pictures without Film, as he also shares his rich sense of humor in this post! Love it!!
  11. Xenia brings on her Whippetwisdom in a lovely post, which features some of my favorite subjects: dogs and driftwood, plus I love the poetry as well!
  12. Cee has us all twisted up in her contribution in Cee’s Photo Challenges! Those twists are both whimsical and utilitarian with a hint of Samba!
  13. Sandy brings us Winter with a twist in her post in Out of my Write Mind, combining the chills and beauty in an artful manner!
  14. The lovely photo and quote in Sgeoil‘s post made me think of the Fates of greek mythology, as they spin, draw out and cut the thread of life. Wonderfully done!

Please let all these wonderful authors know how much you enjoy their blog posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Twist

A tree brings us closer to the past…

Welcome to week 211 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

After a week with wonderful responses, it’s time for another challenge! As I was looking for an image for last week’s round up, I came across a photo that I thought was rather apt for our time. There’s been a certain Twist to both the time we’re in and the events that we experience…

For this week’s theme, feel free to put your own personal Twist on it, as there are always extra points for creativity and a double bonus for fun! Enjoy, the Twists and turns of your minds and take us on a journey with your image(s). I’m very much looking forward to seeing your interpretations!

Here’s a bit of a twist…

A Tree in the Abbey

This image is from our vacation in Ireland, as we visited Muckross Abbey in Killarney National Park; this yew tree has been growing in the courtyard for a very long time and lends a definite air of mystery and intrigue…

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 safe and twist the night away!