Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 162

Around and round she goes…

Welcome to the 162nd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

You Towered to new heights!! Your posts provided a wide array of towers and towering structures and objects! You certainly expressed your creativity through the photography and words that you brought into your entries. There were some stunning images and some that made me smile, which made it a joy to read each of your blog posts. I hope you enjoy reading each others’ posts as well!

Thank you for another great week of challenge responses!

Here’s an old-style approach to conquering a tower…

Going up the Tower…

This image comes from our vacation to Italy in 2017; in the lovely town of Ostia Antica, we found the papal castle of Julius II, which made for an interesting visit. As there was a slight communication problem, we didn’t get the idea of having to stay outside the castle until our guide was ready. As we got to the top of the castle, a local worker yelled at us in very animated Italian, as we were lacking a ‘casco‘… It took me a while to figure out that we needed hard hats 🙂

  1. Sarah starts things this week in her post in By Sarah; the tower she captured is a staggering 640 feet tall!
  2. A really interesting tower is featured in MV Obsession‘s post; the last remaining WW II lookout tower in New Jersey!
  3. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival is a must-read! I dare you not to laugh while reading it… Might I suggest lasagna for Dessy?
  4. Serendipity is at play, as you see in Jackie’s post in Junk Boat Travels: the tower is a bit of a lean-to, but well known!
  5. Alice’s photo in her post in the 59 Club is gorgeous! The landscape and church are stunning.
  6. Xenia shows how Nature can tower in her post in WhippetWisdom with her wonderful whippets! In a second post in Tranature, we get to enjoy Loch Assynt and a mysterious tower!
  7. In this week’s entry in pensivity101 we are reminded that towering can be relative…it’s all a matter of perspective!
  8. Ken breaks out a towering tower in his post in Pictures without Film; that’s a great photo!
  9. Nicole takes us to Bucharest in her blog Une Photo, Un Poéme with a lovely photo that shows a rather cool tower!
  10. If there’s a word to describe the photo in Chateaux des Fleur‘s entry for the theme, I think it’s simply WOW!
  11. This week’s post in Don’t Hold Your Breath takes us to Imagination Valley in Cappadocia. The ancient dwellings and towers are just amazing!
  12. Maria’s entry in Kamerapromenader takes us to Uppsala, where the cathedral really towers over us!
  13. Mike shows us some different towers in Photography OCD, where he shares a wonderful shot of silos in Wrightsville.
  14. Prasath’s post in MyTravelCSP brings us some beautiful photos of cell phone towers.
  15. Jase’s post in Proscenium features some towering mountains, as well as those who tower over us… Cool post!
  16. Marie’s photo in the New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect shows us a truly stunning structure: a tower of glass!
  17. We get to see another amazing photo from theonlyD800inthehameau with the towering church in Oradour-sur-Glane.
  18. With a wonderful pair of photos in Heart to Heart, we get to see the CN Tower in two completely different surroundings…
  19. In Land of Images there’s ample evidence that Nature has created some towering structures. The photo is gorgeous!
  20. Debbie brings us along to Azerbaijan in her post in Travel with Intent; the Maiden Tower is definitely a unique structure!
  21. Eliza assembled an incredible array of towers in Albatz Travel Adventures, which is a wonderful blog. Which is your favorite tower?
  22. This week’s entry in iBall Round the World connects perfectly with last week’s vista, as we get to see the Montparnasse tower!
  23. Sandy takes us to the peak in her post in Out of My Write Mind, as she shares a great photo and lovely poem!
  24. David’s post for this week’s theme in David M’s Photoblog may have you thinking that you’re looking at a lighthouse… Read this great post to see what it really is!
  25. Irene’s post for this week’s entry in Heaven’s Sunshine certainly captures towering over the desert!
  26. Brian’s post in Bushboy’s World is titled ‘So many towers’; indeed there are and I wonder how many people can identify!
  27. Travel with Tech takes us to the Philippines, where we get see amazing towers with a rich history and great beauty!
  28. Susan captured a rather useful tower in Musin’ with Susan: water towers are wonderful structures!
  29. Woolly brings towers from all over the world in WoollyMuses; I’m intrigued by the Burj Khalifa, as it’s so tall that it must be awe-inspiring to stand next to it.
  30. Deb’s tower in her post in Twenty-Four has some useful aspects to it; I love the sound of these, as they catch the wind!
  31. Teressa’s post in Another LQQk brings us a number of TV towers in Iowa; these structures are as high as 2000 feet! Imagine doing maintenance on one of them…
  32. Cee has some interesting towers in her post in Cee’s Photography;I particularly like the vintage water tower, as I’m a fan of steam locomotives.
  33. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 brings us a tower that is instantly recognizable, as it has been on the silver screen before…
  34. With wonderful photos in his post in Q’s Place, Quincy brings us not only great towers, but also an amazing view!
  35. Kelly’s post in Kelly Guymon Photography brings us a great perspective of NYC with a stunning tower!!
  36. That’s a rather impressive lily-of-the-valley in sgeoil‘s post! It certainly does tower over everything else!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 161

Views of past and present

Welcome to the 161st round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! My sincere apologies for the delay in getting this round up together; it’s been a crazy week after getting back from vacation.

Your posts on the theme of Vista were absolutely breathtaking! Both the photos and prose and poetry were top-notch, showing your creative eyes and pens! I truly enjoyed reading through your posts and seeing the work that you put into them.

Thank you very much for such an amazing set of posts! I look forward to seeing your reactions to all these posts as well.

Here’s a vista that looks into yesteryear…

Mills on the Connecticut River

This image goes back a number of years, when I was exploring some of the mill towns here in Massachusetts. This vista is photographed off the bridge straddling the Connecticut River, looking upstream toward Turners Falls; this wonderful little town has a significant number of mills and a great example of a power canal that diverts the river water for running the mills.

  1. Sarah starts things for this theme with a stunning photo in her post in By Sarah; Cable Bay, New Zealand never looked better!
  2. Miriam shares a wonderful array of vistas in her blog, Out an’ About, which is filled with amazing posts!
  3. In a lovely post in RadhikasReflection, we are transported to the Cinque Terre area in Italy with its stunning views!
  4. Shelley takes an alternative point of view in her post in Quaint Revival, as we get to enjoy the cat’s vistas!
  5. In another fantastic post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we are treated to a bit of music and spectacular views!
  6. Danny’s photo in this week’s post in Danny James Photography is a view in Ireland that I did not get to see during my vacation; Achill Sound looks stunning!
  7. Carol treats us to a gorgeous view in her post in Light Words; an island in the fog is a sight to behold!
  8. Na’ama truly captures the vista in both image and poetry in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; it expands us!
  9. In another amazing post in pensivity101 there’s more evidence that the view from a boat is beautiful!
  10. Nicole’s photo of the Bedruthan Steps in her blog Une Photo, Un Poéme is gorgeous! That view is breathtaking!
  11. Eliza brings us vistas from all around the world in her post in Albatz Adventures. More to add to my bucket list!!
  12. Ken has a view that goes back across the ages in his post in Pictures without Film; the Cerrig Duon stone circle and the Maen Mawr standing stone look mystical!
  13. Maria brings us a variety of views in her entry in Kamerapromenader, which range from Sweden to Scotland and Ireland; interesting to see that we have been to some of the same places in the latter countries!
  14. Robert shares a set of amazing photos in his post in Photo Roberts Blog; truly beautiful!
  15. Jase brings us a truly entertaining post in Proscenium, as the struggle for a vista, and the results, are shared!
  16. This week’s entry in Photography Journal Blog is another wonderful shot! The view is simply breathtaking!
  17. In a fantastic post in Suburban Tracks, we are treated to some amazing views in Algarve, Portugal!
  18. The view on the coast of South Wales in theonlyD800inthehameau is gorgeous and captured with skill!
  19. In a wonderful post in Nora Vista, Erika shares views of the Rockies in Utah that are a sight to behold!!
  20. Brian has some amazing views in his post in Bushboy’s World, which clearly demonstrate one of the benefits from travel!
  21. Debbie’s entry this week in Travel with Intent shows us a grand vista of the city of Madrid. It’s amazing!
  22. In this week’s post in Land of Images, we are getting a view of Space, Skye and Singeing Heather in what is a gorgeous photo!
  23. Ann-Christine tells of her favorite vista in her post in To See the World in a Grain of Sand…; unfortunately, she has no photo of that one… However, there are some other amazing views that she shares with us!
  24. Sandy’s photo in her post in Out of My Write Mind gives us a gorgeous mountain view, and her haiku is very much on point!
  25. Donna’s post in Wind Kisses is truly inspiring, as she describes her visit to Mesa Verde National Park in images and words. It has convinced me to go and visit!
  26. Woolly saw the word vista and in his post in WoollyMuses he brings us a million dollar view! I agree!
  27. Ramya takes us to the top of the Kaup lighthouse in Udupi, Karnataka, in a great post in And Miles to go before I Sleep…; the view is amazing!
  28. In a really cool post in iBall Round the World, we see that there’s view of Paris to be captured from a location other than the Eiffel tower: Montparnasse tower makes for a perfect location!
  29. A wonderful post in My Camera and I… features a number of amazing vistas, some of which I know rather well!
  30. A rather intriguing photo in Heart to Heart brings us a great vista, in which the Sun appears to be obscured by ethereal mountains…
  31. Marie brings us a majestic view in the New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect: the Grand Canyon!
  32. David’s photo in David Meredith’s Photoblog is absolutely stunning! It’s easy to understand why he won awards with this amazing capture!
  33. Deb’s post in Twenty-Four features a truly stunning view! I’d love to know where that is, as it is so inspiring!
  34. With another lovely post, A Day in the Life shares some views of the Hudson river from New Jersey.
  35. This week’s entry in the lovely blog One letter UP – diary 2.0 has an amazing view of St. George’s, Bermuda! Stunning!
  36. Susan brings us hope in her post in Musin’ with Susan, as she has a wonderful shot from her travel to the Cape of Good Hope!
  37. You have to check out the post in Touring with Kids! The Shenandoah hiking trails look truly stunning and is described with passion!
  38. A wonderful post in XingfuMama brings us stunning vistas filled with mist in Guilin, China; gorgeous!
  39. Khürt’s photography is fantastic, as you can see in his post in Island in the Net! Atlantis looks like a really cool place!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tower

Towering achievements!

Welcome to week 162 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Vacation time in Ireland was fantastic, but it’s great to be home again, as we got greeted very warmly by our dogs! As I’m catching up on all the things that didn’t get done during vacation, I will post last week’s round up on Wednesday.

For this week’s theme, the inspiration is two-fold: there was a wonderful example close to our last place where we stayed in Ireland and it provides a great opportunity for catching a vista… This week’s theme of Tower can be taken in various directions, as it can be a verb or a noun… I’m looking forward to seeing your creative minds and hearts explore the Tower that is Towering!!

I hope that you’ll have fun with this week’s theme, and that the Tower is not looming over you!

Here’s the barn that inspired this week’s theme…

The Wonderful Barn

This structure is known as The Wonderful Barn and is located in Leixlip, County Kildare, Ireland. It was built in 1743 and there are a number of theories about its purpose (cf. Wikipedia); the prevalent theory that was explained to me is its use as a granary, not only to stave off the famines that were common, but specifically for the Guinness breweries. Its height is 22 meters, which makes it a significant climb with a bag of grain on ones back.

When I first saw it, this structure reminded me of the Tower of Babel in the painting by Pieter Bruegel. It has this feeling of something that was lost in translation…

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)!!

Looking forward to all your towering creations!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 160

Enjoy the beauty of the night!

Welcome to the 160th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

The night spoke to many of you, as is evident from your wonderful creations this week. I think you’ll agree with me that the set of entries in response to the Night theme are simply amazing. Your variety of approaches and skill, with which you executed them were a pleasure to behold!

Thank you for allowing me to read another great set of posts and the effort that you put into them! Please comment on each other’s work!

Here’s something fun to do at night…

Skating in Brno

During the Winter season, the town of Brno in the Czech Republic has this wonderful outdoor skating rink in front of one the museums. One can glide around and in front of the art!

  1. Joseph starts things off this week with a great post in his blog, Lillie-Put, which features a great set of night photos!
  2. Maria’s photos in her entry in Kamerapromenader are nothing short of stunning; go check them out!
  3. Sarah shares a great photo in her post in By Sarah; I bet you know where this was taken!
  4. With another stunning post, A Day in the Life brings us a sense of mystery that fog at night evokes…
  5. Ann-Christine brings out the sense of the night in her post in To See the World in a Grain of Sand…; wonderful photo!
  6. In a wonderful post in iBall Round the World, we get to see one of the fun things to do with photography at night: light trails!
  7. In another lovely post in pensivity101 we experience the sense of nights on a boat…I bet those ducks sounded interesting!
  8. Na’ama brings us an outstanding poem in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; the long night…
  9. Jase shares the love of a rainy night in an enticing post in Proscenium, great photos too!
  10. Kammie brings us a wonderful set of photos in Nut House Central, where she gets the ambience across to us beautifully!
  11. Carol’s photos in her post in Light Words are lovely; they really give us a sense of midnight in Paris!
  12. In an awesome post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we get to see night time in an abandoned shopping mall…eerie!
  13. Irene’s photo in this week’s entry in Heaven’s Sunshine captures a stunning night-time reflection!
  14. Paula’s view of the night in Light Motifs II captures the last light beautifully!
  15. Nicole’s capture of the sunset in her blog One Photo, Un Poéme is nothing short of stunning!
  16. Travel with Tech features some great travel locations with London, Budapest and Prague and these night-time shots are wonderful!
  17. Shelley’s warming up to the nights in her post in Quaint Revival, as Spring nights warm her heart! Great photos!
  18. Debbie’s travels in Valetta bring us wonderful night scenes in Travel with Intent; I love the quiet ambience!
  19. Brian’s views of the night in Bushboy’s World provide a wonderful variety of aspects; that salamander is stunning!
  20. Ken really brings out the charm of camping at night in his post in Pictures without Film; that harbor is stunning too!
  21. Danny’s photo in this week’s post in Danny James Photography has a great sense of color against the night!
  22. This week’s wonderful post in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery provides a stunning view of the Nordic night!
  23. This week’s contribution to the theme in A Wise Woman’s Journey has a gorgeous photo and lovely haiku!
  24. In this week’s post in Land of Images we get a stunning night view of a bridge that brings the art to architecture!
  25. In a touching post in the Blog of Hammad Rais, Hammad focuses on some of the mishaps during one night of photography…
  26. Sandy stuns us with a great photo in her post in Out of My Write Mind, and the poem just adds to your enjoyment!
  27. Ramya shares a lovely photo of trees against the night sky in a great post in And Miles to go before I Sleep…
  28. Deb’s post in Twenty-Four brings us a rather interesting view, as foreground and background interplay…
  29. With a lovely photo in Hadd Hai Year, we get a view of the night in Zibo, China!
  30. David’s post in David Meredith’s Photoblog is one that you’ll have to see! His night-time photography is nothing short of amazing!!
  31. Michelle gives us a gorgeous view of the night in Bangkok in her post in Take a Walk and Discover!
  32. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0, takes us to Coronado Beach with a night-time view that all of us would cherish!
  33. This week’s entry in Photography Journal Blog is stunning! The Royal Albert Hall never looked better!
  34. Khürt once again brings us an amazing post in Island in the Net! His photos of life at night are to be seen by all!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Vista

Welcome to week 161 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

As we’re spending quite a bit of our vacation time away from WiFi, I’m running a bit behind on last week’s round up, but will try to finish it by Wednesday. I hope you don’t mind too much. The travels did inspire this week’s theme, as my wife and I encountered a number of stunning Vistas! Your challenge is to share those vistas that inspired you or simply left you breathless!

I’m looking forward to seeing your favorite vistas during this week!

Here’s one of those vistas…

The Kerry Cliffs

This view is off the top of the Kerry Cliffs, which rise as much as 300 meters above the Atlantic Ocean. The views here are simply breathtaking and well worth the hike up to the cliff’s edge…

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 your vistas appear!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 159

The wheel deal!

Welcome to the 159th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

You wheelly created some amazing posts this week! Yes, I stole the pun too, but I couldn’t resist! The wheels were fantastic and, yes, there are a couple of cool surprises among these posts! Thank you very much for such a great set of posts!

Now, I’m off to Ireland for 12 days, so you can expect to see a photo or two of the Emerald Isle!

There’s no wheel, like an old wheel…

Down on the Farm

There’s nothing more interesting to me that to take some time to browse through a farm, as there are so many great machines and innovations there.

  1. With another wonderful post, A Day in the Life takes us right onto the farm for a great wheel photo!
  2. Sarah shares another wonderful photo in her post in By Sarah; that wheel has seen better days!
  3. In another magnificent post in pensivity101 we go back on the wheel of time gliding along the canals!
  4. Shelley’s approach to the theme, in her post in Quaint Revival, takes a couple of twists and turns…. Yes, it is fun!
  5. Na’ama shares a wonderful poem in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; the wheel turns no more…
  6. Ken takes us back to a bit of older technology in his post in Pictures without Film; those wheels have produced for quite a while!
  7. The place in the left photo looks familiar in the post in JKRoaming – Travel Blog; I bet John and Karen have been where I was before!
  8. This week’s entry in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery takes us to a wonderful valley in Austria for some classic wheels!
  9. Ann-Christine shares a rather sizable prayer wheel in her post in To See the World in a Grain of Sand…; it looks stunning!
  10. Danny’s entry this week in Danny James Photography shows what can be done with a bit of extra time…
  11. In another great post in Another LQQK, Teressa takes us to Neumann ranch in Montana for some stunning wheels!
  12. That’s a wonderful wheel on the wall in the post in Chateaux des Fleurs! It might be more useful somewhere else…
  13. This week’s contribution in the 59Club shows off another good use for the wheel: throwing pottery!
  14. David’s post in David Meredith’s Photoblog shows that a wheel can be a perch… In a second post in David Meridith’s Photoblog, we get great detail of the rear wheel of a steam traction engine.
  15. In another awesome post in Touring with Kids, we visit the Great Smoky Mountains for some magnificent wheels!
  16. Jase wonders how the grass grows in a great post in Proscenium, which is understandable…
  17. Brian’s post in Bushboy’s World makes us wonder how that wheel got to where it is…
  18. Travel with Tech brings us right atop the London Eye with stunning photos both of and from the Eye!
  19. With another great photo in the OnlyD800intheHameau, we find ourselves in Saint Martial-sur-Isop with a lovely wheel!
  20. In this week’s post in Land of Images we’ll want to keep our noses close to the grindstone!
  21. A lovely post in Hadd Hai Yaar shows us the great wheel of Gothenburg, Sweden!
  22. Sandy is head over wheels in her post in Out of My Write Mind, as the statuary demonstrates!
  23. Debbie’s post in Travel with Intent shares a good number of immense wheels around the world! Stunning!
  24. In a magnificent post in iBall Round the World, we find ourselves in Budapest, where the big eye is stunning!
  25. With another lovely post in the New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect, Marie brings us to Aarhus, Denmark for a splash of water wheel!
  26. I really enjoyed the post in Len Journeys about German wheels; but then I might be biased because of what I drive…
  27. Donna shares some real lessons from learning to ride a bike in her post in Wind Kisses; remember that practice makes for progress!
  28. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0, goes back in time to a fly and drive vacation…sounds wonderful!
  29. In a great post in Life Amazing, we get lots of fantastic images of wheels in black and white!
  30. Susan has a lovely photo in Musin’ with Susan from a great time in Maui! Those are serious wheels!
  31. In another great post by Heart 2 Heart, it is noted that many wheels were on the move, but there’s one…

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Night

Bring on your best night light!

Welcome to week 160 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

My apologies for not getting last week’s round up out first, but it’s been challenging to cram a week’s worth of work into 2 days before my trip to Ireland. I’ve looked a bunch of your wonderful, wheel posts and they are stunning! For this week’s challenge, I’m going for a darker subject: Night! Personally, I enjoy the look of shooting at night, as the contrast between light and dark is so pronounced. In your approach to this week’s theme, feel free to bring any old night into the light!

I hope you have fun with this theme!!

Here’s a shot from last week…

Boston at Night

Last week was spent in Boston, as Red Hat held its annual Summit there, which was a truly inspiring event! As I was walking back to my hotel after one of the ancillary events, I came across this bridge and saw that the moon was looking lovely between the high-rise buildings…

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 what creatures the night might bring to the light!