Tuesday Photo Challenge – Slope

Gentle slopes abound

Welcome to week 186 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

After all the work and personal travel, I’m running a bit behind on my blog work, so expect to see last week’s round up post tomorrow. I’ve taken a quick look at some of your Steep posts and they are amazing! As there was a certain amount of Slope to last week’s theme, I thought it might be follow up with that for this week’s theme. Whether the slope of a line, a gently flowing hill slope, or sloping down a stream, there’s plenty that can be done with this theme.

I’m looking forward to seeing what all of your creative minds will generate! Most of all, have fun with this one!

Here’s a Tuscan field…

Gentle Slopes

During our vacation in Italy, my wife and I got to see quite a bit of beautiful Tuscan landscape, such as this view here. Hill slopes in the distance set a wonderful backdrop for the gently sloping fields in the foreground. As you can tell, the weather was majestic!

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)!!

Gently slope down the hill and roll up your findings!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Steep

Steep as can be!

Welcome to week 185 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

I was so enamored with all your wonderful posts on last week’s Coast theme, that I went back to another coastal image to generate this week’s theme of Steep! Part of what attracted me to this theme is that the word can be taken into many directions, while you wait for your tea to steep; as long as the price is not too steep, there will be plenty of room for wandering along the steep cliffs!

I hope that you will enjoy feeding this theme to your creative minds and share whatever steeps with everyone! Have fun with this one!

Here’s a rather steep drop…

The Kerry Cliffs

This came from a nighttime excursion to Cape Neddick, Maine, where the lighthouse is decorated for the holiday season every year. Using a long exposure, we get a sense of peace across the scene, as the water calms down…

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)!!

The price of entry is not too steep, so have fun!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 184

No coasting on the coast!

Welcome to the 184th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

You certainly didn’t coast through this week’s challenge! The variety and beauty that you achieved in your coastal photography was certainly amazing and much appreciated. It was a pleasure to read through all of your posts and experience the create effort that you put into them. Thank you all for these wonderful posts!

Here is another coastal moment…

Coastal Interface

One of the coastal features are the storms that might rage there; the interface between land and water is a playground for the elements that can always be enjoyed (just be careful). On this January day the remnants of the storm caused plenty of action as the ocean bashes these boulders.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Sarah start of this week’s list of contributions with a great view of Nambucca Heads (NSW) in By Sarah; looks like an amazing location!
  2. Irene takes us to the coast in in her view of Lake Michigan with a wonderful photo in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine.
  3. Nicole shares a magnificent coast line view in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; the formations are simply gorgeous!
  4. Shelley’s cat demonstrates that coasting along is just fine in a truly lovely post in Quaint Revival; I do think that Shelley helped her cat with the writing of the post!
  5. The awesome post in Land of Images focuses on the movement and shaping of the coast by wind and water.
  6. Bren’s photo of the Pacific Coastline in Bren & Ashley Ryan Photography provides a magnificent mood!
  7. Jez underscores one of the things that I really enjoy about the coast in his post in Jez Braithwaite: the moods that you find there can vary dramatically!
  8. Maria’s post in her blog Sagittarius Viking is stunning, not only in the photography, but also her narrative of her experience at the Lost Coast really brings one into the place!
  9. In a magnificent post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we visit the shifting sands of Dhanushkodi on the Gulf of Mannar. What a wonderful location!
  10. The wonderful photos featured in My TravelCSP provide two different moods: many are the tranquil, reflective nature of the coast, while some show its power!
  11. The rugged Pacific coast north of Sydney in theOnlyD800intheHameau really shows its beauty in the image; the highway that follows the coast had to be an amazing project to build.
  12. Na’ama reflects on the calmness of the coast in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; gently lapping waves come to shore to comfort those sitting there…
  13. Diane gives us a taste of home in her post in pensivity101, as the Lincolnshire coast is part of that landscape; gorgeous area!
  14. Tatiana clearly got to enjoy the Cote d’Azur, as we can see from the wonderful photos in her blog Travelways; the area looks like a must-visit!
  15. Elizabatz takes us along the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland in a wonderful post in Albatz Travel Adventures; the area is stunning and this post gives a great view of it. The journey continues in a second post in Albatz Travel Adventures, where we visit Slieve League in County Sligo.
  16. With a gorgeous photo in Chateaux des Fleurs, we get a magnificent view of a gentle coast line!
  17. Jase shares a day at the beach with us in a great post in Proscenium; it looks like a lot of fun to play in those waves!
  18. Maria had to walk close to the coast to get the magnificent photo in her post in Kamerapromenader; it makes me want to visit the Faroe Islands that much more!
  19. A detour while visiting Split in Croatia allowed Smruti to capture the magnificent view of Kasjuni Beach, which we can see in their post in F2.8_iso100; well worth the detour!
  20. The coastal areas of New Jersey are wonderful, as we can see in the post in A Day in the Life; looks like a great place for a walk along the beach!
  21. In a wonderful post in My Camera and I…, we get treated to some stunning coastal views; the Gap is simply stunning!
  22. In another gorgeous post in Travel with Intent, Debbie takes us all the way to the Shetland Islands; the views are out of this world!
  23. Indira takes us to some lovely coast lines in another great post in Sharing Thoughts; they look like great places to visit!
  24. Xenia shows us that Eivor and Pearl are not coasting, as they enjoy the coast in whippetwisdom; wonderful dogs and post!
  25. Ken is going for a double exposure in his post in Pictures without Film, as he captures the Cornwall coast from a cottage named Coast!
  26. Sandy reminds us that Winter is coming in her post in Out of my Write Mind; the coast may be clear, so Winter I never fear!
  27. Viveka takes us to some amazing coastal locations in myguiltypleasures, where we get to enjoy the views!
  28. David takes us to coasts in Skye, North Wales and Canada in his post in David M’s Photoblog: these are some amazing photos!
  29. Ed’s coastal views are some beautiful locations in his post in In My Mind’s Eye. I think I recognize one coast; how many can you pinpoint?
  30. Kammie portrays some fantastic moods in her photos in Nut House Central; they make me want to relax and enjoy those coast lines!
  31. Alice has another great beach scene in her post in the 59 Club; those cottages look to belong on another coast!
  32. Aletta contributes another great photo in her post in Now at Home with a beach that is just asking us to relax, lay back and enjoy the day!
  33. Nandini reflects on some of her favorite coasts in queennandini and shows us several beautiful views!
  34. Ann-Christine brings us an incredible variety of coastal formations in her post in To See a World in a Grain of Sand…; stunning photos!
  35. Chris features one of the best beaches in the Netherlands in his post in What’s (in) the Picture? Katwijk is a great town!
  36. Deb shares another gorgeous photo and view in her post in Twenty-Four; that coastline is rugged!
  37. Susan is once again in Hawaii with a view of Kaanapali beach in her post in Musin’ with Susan: there’s also quite a splash! Also, please check out Susan’s week in review in Musin’ with Susan; there’s some rather cool variety there!
  38. The Maine coast is full of stunning vistas; in this week’s contribution in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0 we get to see the Cape Elizabeth area.
  39. Cee brings us several gorgeous coastal images in Cee’s Photo Challenges, which is a fantastic blog!
  40. Teressa has some fabulous shots of the Oregon coast in her post in Another LQQK; the coast line certainly is very rugged!
  41. This week’s entry in sgeoil is truly interesting, as the photos are taken at Tow Hill on Haida Gwaii and tell the tale of an ogre and his pet whale…
  42. In her post in A Pause for Nature, Sanah tells a wonderful coast story that you should enjoy!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 183

The warmth of the setting sun…

Welcome to the 183rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

First of all thank you all for the well-wishes, as my wife and I appreciate them very much. Your Sunset contributions were nothing short of amazing! There were a fair number of images that just about took my breath away with their beauty! Thank you all for the effort and creativity that you put into these images and posts!

Here is another sunset in my catalog…

Walking the Beach by Cromarty

It’s rare that a setting sun produces such a hyper-saturated light that I have to pull back the raw image that is produced in camera; that happened in this shot, as the setting sun was simply stunning and created a warm glow over the wooded area and pebble beach in front of me.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Sarah kicks off this array of sunsets with a lovely photo in By Sarah that was taken at Glenelg Beach; simply gorgeous!
  2. I’m rather partial to the gorgeous photo in Land of Images, as the Isle of Skye is one of my favorite places in the world!
  3. Brian’s world is a good one, as we can see in bushboys world; that’s a fantastic view of the sunset through the tree.
  4. There are some really wonderful sunsets in the post in Nut House Central; Kammie clearly enjoys that time of day, as it shows in her photos!
  5. Ed shares some great sunsets in his contribution in In My Mind’s Eye, as he features a location that I know.
  6. Tatiana spent some quality time in Manzanillo, as we can see in her blog Giftsmart; the sunset over the water is amazing!
  7. Jackie proves that one doesn’t need to go to exotic locations for a great sunset in her post in Junkboat Travels; gorgeous view!
  8. Maria brings us another wonderful post in her blog Sagittarius Viking; the Kelso Dunes look like a wonderful place to visit.
  9. The subject of sunset combined with rain produces a great image, as we can see in Black Body; it’s somewhat mysterious, yet inviting! In another post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we get treated to amazing wildlife in Kenya and a great sunset!
  10. I have to say that the fantastic photo that is featured in the theOnlyD800intheHameau made me chuckle! The giraffe looks completely non-plussed and has no idea what is being done…
  11. Alice captures the scene at the beach perfectly in the 59 Club; the lifeguard tower against the sunset is beautiful!
  12. Na’ama creates a beautiful moment in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; the setting sun provides a sense of welcome into what lies after…
  13. Diane proves that a boat can be a great asset for getting lovely sunsets in her post in pensivity101: gorgeous vistas!
  14. In The Jesh Studio we encounter another wonderful post, which shows us that palm trees and sunsets combine very well!
  15. The photos that Robert features in his post in Photo Roberts Blog not only provide us beautiful sunsets, but also build a wonderful mood!
  16. We get a stunning sunset in Santa Cruz in the lovely photo that is featured in Fleeting Muse‘s post!
  17. Jase brings us a stunning orange sky in a fantastic post in Proscenium; definitely go check this post out!
  18. Jez takes us to Serra Canyon in his post in Jez Braithwaite; the sunset view here is nothing short of stunning!
  19. Zefaney provides us with a great post in Scroll, which gives us that golden feeling that comes with sunsets!
  20. Maria brings us several amazing sunsets, each with their own unique feeling in her post in Kamerapromenader; lovely photos!
  21. Xenia is taking her whippets for one last run in the day before the sunset takes hold in her lovely post in whippetwisdom.
  22. Len demonstrates the beautiful ending part of sunsets in a series of amazing photos in Len’s Journeys.
  23. Viveka brings us some rather lovely sunsets in myguiltypleasures, and reminds us to smell the roses!
  24. Woolly shares some of the sunsets from his travels in Woolly Muses; I’m not sure that I’d ever leave Geelong with those sunsets!
  25. David decided to go with only one sunset image in his post in David M’s Photoblog: you have to see it to believe it’s beauty!!
  26. We are treated to a series of sunsets in another great post in A Day in the Life; each of these is wonderfully serene!
  27. Likewise, in this week’s contribution in sgeoil, we get a wonderful sense of serenity in both the image and the poem that accompanies it.
  28. In a lovely post in Now at Home by Aletta, we get two very different and gorgeous sunsets!
  29. Sandy shares a wonderful photo in Out of my Write Mind, and the haiku that she wrote with it is simply lovely!
  30. Na’ama creates a beautiful moment in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; the setting sun provides a sense of welcome into what lies after…
  31. Indira provides us with some rather exotic sunsets in her post in Sharing Thoughts; they are awesome!
  32. Susan goes back to a wonderful sunset in Hawaii in her post in Musin’ with Susan: it’s a gorgeous moment! Also, please check out Susan’s week in review in Musin’ with Susan; great photos, although I’m not sure I believe the sign…
  33. Corinna shares two amazing photos in her post in 50 First Dates with Myself (a wonderful blog!); I particularly love the first photo!
  34. Irene takes us to the wonderful location of Waikiki in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine; what a stunning view!
  35. In Wanderlust and Wonderment, we are treated to an amazing series of sunsets; that cruise from Boston to Montreal must have been magic!
  36. The sunset that is featured in Nandini’s post in queennandini is incredibly filled with colors; they are almost surreal!
  37. I’m not sure where Deb captured the amazing shot in this week’s entry in Twenty-Four; regardless, it is an absolute stunner!
  38. The amazing sunset at Serkaud in India that you can see in a post in F2.8_iso100 is simply stunning! Well done!
  39. In Following Him Beside Still Waters, we are treated to a series of lovely sunset images!
  40. In her post in Travel with Intent, Debbie captures an amazing view at the square Colisseum!
  41. There’s a stunning array of sunset images featured in My TravelCSP! It’s hard to pick a favorite as each has unique aspects!
  42. There’s something inherently serene in the lovely photo of sunset at Lake Champlain in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0! I could gaze at it for hours!
  43. Ken’s photo in his post in Pictures without Film is beautifully executed and stunning; I particularly like the lighting on the ruins!
  44. Eric brings us a sunset from Ellendale, MN, in his post in Up North; the captured view is simply gorgeous!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Coast

Along a coast filled with moments…

Welcome to week 184 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! For those looking for last weeks’ round up, I have started working on it, but, as I’m traveling, will be a day late getting all your great posts rounded up.

After a week of magnificent sunsets, I thought that I’d continue with a theme that was allied to last week’s theme in terms of location. When I looked for possible themes, I was surprised that it was available… So this week, your challenge is to find a Coast and share your impressions of it, or simply Coast along in your automobile and enjoy the countryside floating by.

Yes, Coast is one of those words that can be taken into several directions, so feel free to follow any of these directions and let your creative thoughts explore what lies ahead! More than anything, have some fun with the theme! Can’t wait to see your ideas!

Here’s a coastal evening…

Nubble Light at Cape Neddick

This came from a nighttime excursion to Cape Neddick, Maine, where the lighthouse is decorated for the holiday season every year. Using a long exposure, we get a sense of peace across the scene, as the water calms down…

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, coast along and find your coast moment!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 182

Storm clouds gather

Welcome to the 182nd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

The content of your back catalog of images and memories is truly stunning! It was an absolute pleasure to read all of your posts and I very much appreciate the effort that you put into them. I hope that the memories were a fun experience for you as well!

Here is another one from my back catalog…

Storm clouds gather over Ball Hill.
Storm clouds over Ball Hill

This is a photo from one of my early posts in this blog (back in 2011); Ball Hill used to be part of my daily commute and produced a great number of amazing views over the years (including the Yoga Tree). On this day the clouds were rolling in and looked to be carrying the threat of more snow…

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Nicole takes us deep in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme, both in going back to a trip to Romania and the events at that location…
  2. Shelley takes us into a magical fantasy in Quaint Revival, as we go skydiving… on dandelion fluff!
  3. Kammie’s post in her blog, Nut House Central, shares some gorgeous photos; I really love that flower!
  4. Diane shares an amazing collection of flowers in her post in pensivity101: spectacular roses!
  5. In a lovely post in For the Love of…, Anita shares a story of Nature’s impact and asks us why things are left the way they are…
  6. It clearly is good to go back into our catalogs, as the photo in Land of Images is absolutely fantastic!
  7. Another fine example of our photographic skills improving with age is demonstrated in the theOnlyD800intheHameau; great new treatment of this photo!
  8. In a great post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we get to see a beautiful panorama of Shanghai; that rain at home has its benefits!
  9. Irene takes us into the Dunes in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine; the snow makes for a wonderful landscape!
  10. I’m definitely partial to the mode of transportation that we get to see in Jaspa’s Journeys; it looks like a lot of fun to fly into that cloud…
  11. Na’ama’s posts often have great depth to them, as we can see in her contribution to the theme in Na’ama Yehuda; it is crucial to remember what has happened in the past, so as not to repeat those events…
  12. Viveka goes into her back catalog in myguiltypleasures, and takes us to Biarritz, which is simply stunning! The beach and lighthouse are amazing!
  13. Jackie’s tour from Sydney into the Blue Mountains may have been disappointing, but, as we can see in her post in Junk Boat Travels, there was a redeeming quality!
  14. Maria provides us with a glimpse into what got her started in macro photography in her stunning post in Kamerapromenader; such an exquisite close-up!
  15. Tatiana shares an absolutely gorgeous shot of Mount Rainier in her blog Travelways; it’s being an active volcano is important to remember…
  16. A rather cool approach to the theme is demonstrated in Stine Writing, as the back catalog comes into view!
  17. Jase keeps us on track with a great post in Proscenium, as we’re waiting for that slow train to arrive…
  18. Xenia takes us back to a sunny morning in June in her wonderful post in whippetwisdom; looks like Eivor and Pearl enjoyed it! In a second post in Tranature, we get some gorgeous photos that you need to see!
  19. David brings us a gorgeous bird, the Common Kingfisher, to the spotlight in hist post in David M’s Photoblog; the photo is simply stunning!
  20. Susan takes us back to a memorable event in her post in Musin’ with Susan: a stunning photo of the recent solar eclipse! Also, please check out Susan’s week in review in Musin’ with Susan; the photos are fantastic!
  21. Eric shares that it takes climbing 533 steps to get to the view in his post in Up North; I have to say that the view from the top of the Dom in Cologne is worth it!
  22. Jez shows us that it can be very worthwhile to get up early, even on holiday, as the sunrise in Arbroath is stunning in Jez Braithwaite!
  23. Nandini takes us back to the beginning of last year in her post in queennandini, where she was controlling the crowds!
  24. Woolly takes the opportunity to share some of his photo processing technique in a great post in Woolly Muses; I am very impressed by the removal of ‘modern’ elements!!
  25. Amy shares a great deal about the process she used to turn a good shot of Mount Snowdon into an even better image in her post in Photography Journal Blog; check out her post!
  26. Deb shares that she always liked the photo she features in this week’s entry in Twenty-Four; I would agree, as that endless jetty is stunning!
  27. Maria is a newcomer to our challenge and starts off with a great photo in her blog Sagittarius Viking; that is a fantastic shot!
  28. Ken features some unusual (for me, at least) viking grave markers in a magnificent post in Pictures without Film; I would love to see that site!
  29. We get to do a bit of trainspotting in a wonderful post in A Day in the Life; fabulous photos!
  30. I truly enjoyed the images in another great post in My TravelCSP! The train crossing the bridge might be my favorite among them.
  31. Ann-Christine brings us a gorgeous scene of apples in the snow in her post in To See a World in a Grain of Sand…; beautiful images!
  32. Robert shares a couple of magnificent photos in Photo Roberts Blog, as we explore Nature in Hamburg!
  33. Elizabatz puts together a wonderful post in Elizabatz Gallery that highlights a number of photo apps and how they look on great locations in Ireland.
  34. You’ll want to check out the fantastic shot of the first snowflake in a post in F2.8_iso100!
  35. It’s really interesting to go back through the years, and follow that one forsythia in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0! A great way to see changes over time!
  36. This week’s post in sgeoil gives us multiple views of a road much travelled; love the way the curvature works in these images!
  37. TiongHan gives us a phenomenal view in his post in TiongHan’s Blog; go check this blog out!
  38. Khürt must have a truly amazing set of images in his catalog, and the ones that he shares in his post in Island in the Net clearly demonstrate that!
  39. In Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery we get views of the same location 11 years apart; interesting to see how some places can change very little!
  40. Brian went to a classic back catalog in his post in bushboys world; great approach, as that album looks amazing!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Sunset

As one day ends…

Welcome to week 183 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! Last week’s round up will arrive tomorrow, as I’ve been focused on family over the weekend due to my father-in-law, Bob, passing away on Friday night.

In memory of Bob, I’ve selected the theme of Sunset for this week. As we celebrate a life filled with service to family, country and community, there’s also the beauty that surrounds us. Bob enjoyed the beach and ocean, so this is one image that made me think of him right away.

For this challenge, please share your favorite sunset moments, whether they are at the beach, at the city or over the mountains. I’m very much looking forward to seeing your images here.

Here’s a sunset at the beach…

Sunset at the Beach

This shot was at the end of a day of photography on a cold January day, where we got a great selection of shots at various beaches, some covered with snow and some pristine like this one…

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 sunsets and live each day to its fullest!