Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 109

Shining stars!

Welcome to the 109th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  You definitely took a shining to this past week’s theme!

I like the variety of approaches that you took this week in tackling the idea of Shine! With lots of beautiful images and thoughtful prose, you created a stunning set of posts that were a joy for me to read.  Thank you!!!

Please let each other know how much you appreciate all these great entries!

Here’s the setting Sun working on its last moments to shine on this day…

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A Shining Light Setting

On a very cold Winter’s day, as I was wrapping up from shooting lots of snow and other beach scenes, the Sun started to set and I was presented with this lovely landscape!

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

  • Ed kicked things off this week in his blog, In My Mind’s Eye, with a wonderful shine that is generated by the brilliant white of the swan!
  • Sarah captured a beautiful shine this week in By Sarah, both off the road and ocean in Haleakala National Park.
  • Nicole caught a wonderful shine in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme, as she captured the playful interaction between light and water!
  • With another great photo in theonlyD800inthehameau, we get to see what can be achieved with simple tools that are at one’s disposal…
  • Gwenny’s post in Field Notes from over the Hill garners a wonderful tableau on Ma & Dad’s farm off an old rusted truck!
  • Ron’s entry in Progressing into Solitude catches a wonderful shine, as the arch arcs into the sky!
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom highlights the shine both in the stream and the eye of a whippet.  Xenia’s second post is in her blog Tranature showcases the wonderful shine that we get off the water!
  • In a lovely post in Sliku Svoju Ljubim II, Klara captures the shine of a magnificent light art installation.
  • Donna captures another wonderful shot in her blog No-Madder Nomadder when she photographed her father and step-mother on Mt. Lemmon!
  • Candace’s post in Netdancer’s Musings has me wanting to go visit Cabo Cape, as the light dances magically across the water!
  • With a wonderful photo of the sun shining across the water in All the Shoes I Wear, we start a great reading post filled with adventure!
  • With another great photograph in Land of Images, it might well be Heaven on Earth to see such beauty!
  • Hammad’s post in The Blog of Hammad Rais not only features a great photo, but als asks a deep question!
  • Yinglan tells us the tale of a disastrous hike in her blog This is Another Story, filled with falls and rolls down the mountain, and also a beautiful photograph!
  • In a lovely post in Heaven’s Sunshine, we get to enjoy the quiet beauty of a sunrise across a pond.
  • In another great post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we see the Purple Sapphire, whose iridescence shines with grace and beauty!
  • In pensivity101, the lovely tale of shine is what is present when best friends, hubby and her, are together.
  • In Urban Liaison‘s post, we get a view of an incredibly cool illuminated fountain that creates some spooky imagery!
  • Stella’s great post in Giggles & Tales takes a shining to a number of scenes that veritably shine!  Which one do you like best?
  • This week, Nicole takes us into nature in Doar Nicole, as she focuses on the ABC’s of shine; great post!
  • Miriam puts up another great post in her blog Out an’ About, as it is your time to shine!
  • In Showers of Blessing, Miriam gives us a wonderful view of Denali Park with shine coming off the brilliant snow!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Shine

Shine, shine on!

Welcome to Week 109 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  Yes, I had to go here after last week’s theme!

After a week of Rise, it was logical for me to come up with Shine for this week!  It was just too much to resist 🙂  So, your challenge is to make your post Shine to the max, whether it is the light shining or the bright shine of a smile or something, to which you just took a shining…  You’ve got the idea: there are lots of ways to interpret this theme, so let your creative vision shine through and carry you forward!

I’m looking forward to seeing all the shining beacons of creativity!!

Here’s a moment where I caught the shine of an early morning…

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Autumn Clarity

This view caught my eye as I was wondering around and looking for something that would catch the interest of my lens…  The morning Sun shining through the leaves and showing off the variety of texture and opacity made for a special moment.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

I’m looking forward to seeing what light shines in your wonderful, creative brains!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 108

Ever higher and higher!

Welcome to the 108th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  It’s been great to be home this week and get back into a regular rhythm of life.

Your posts were fantastic as always, and a joy to read.  Your interpretation of the theme Rise was sometimes filled with hot air and sometimes required a climb, but always uplifting and creative!

Thank you for your great contributions!

Here’s another rise to a higher level…

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Resisting Escape

This image came from a photoshoot at a somewhat dilapidated mansion in New Jersey; this bathroom inspired me to generate something bold, breaking out of the space, as if rising toward another dimension.

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

  • Sarah is high up in the air this week in By Sarah, as she is flying over Melbourne with the sun rising.
  • With another great photo in theonlyD800inthehameau, I was reminded of the Irish well-wishing “May the road rise up to meet you!”.
  • Gwenny’s post in Field Notes from over the Hill has a great rise that asks to be climbed during a wonderful hike.
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom shows the benefits of rising early with wonderful whippets.  Xenia’s second post is in her blog Tranature as she rises in the highlands toward the snow.  Both feature great haikus in addition to the photos!
  • ladyleemanilla provides another wonderful post that brings us the rise of the mountains.
  • In another excellent post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we encounter a set of abandoned structures, around which the trees have risen over the years.
  • In Fleeting Muse‘s post, we get a beautiful report on Kilauea from last year, before the big eruption of the past weeks.
  • In pensivity101, we rise up to the level of the Malvern Hills, which look like a beautiful hike!
  • Stella’s wonderful post in Giggles & Tales shows the rise of all things living that is part of the rite of Spring!
  • Candace’s post in Netdancer’s Musings takes us way up, all the way to the Continetal Divide!
  • This week’s entry by Feel Purple has a beautiful photo that highlights a majestic sunrise!
  • Nicole takes us to another spectacular location in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme, as we get the opportunity to climb some natural stairs in Scotland!
  • In an outstanding post in Land of Images, we get to enjoy a wonderful photo of Red Hill.
  • In Woolly Muses, we find out what it takes to rise well above the masses, as hot air lifts us ever higher!  Great post!
  • In a great post in Bulldog Travels, we go to Crystal Hermitage and are treated to wonderful photos highlighting the flowers that brighten up the landscape!
  • Donna tells us that she’s an early riser in her blog No-Madder Nomadder which results in getting really nice sunrise photos!
  • The post in Chateaux des Fleurs rises to the occasion with a beautiful photograph!
  • Andrea’s post in ARHtistic License takes us to the Phoenix Botanical Garden, where the art is amazing!
  • Hammad’s post in The Blog of Hammad Rais reminds us to rise to the occasion with a wonderful set of images!
  • Susan really captured the right moment in Musin’ with Susan, as the whale rising out of the sea looks amazing!
  • This week’s entry from Chinese Corner with Min teaches us a bit of Mandarin about rising to the challenge!
  • This week, Nicole’s post in Doar Nicole focuses on the slow rise to heart’s yearning with beautiful poetry and photography!
  • Miriam created a beautiful, touching post in her blog Out an’ About, focusing on rising through lifting others!
  • Yinglan takes us to an amazing location in her blog This is Another Story, as we visit China’s Grand Canyon, which is truly majestic!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 105

Wet and wonderful!

Welcome to the 105th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Finally this post is done! One more round up to catch up with 🙂

Your posts about the theme of Rain were certainly not filled with gloom, but rather vibrant with life itself!  One of you made me laugh out loud, and each post was highly creative and there were many amazing photos!

Thank you for your amazing contributions to this theme, as we enjoy the rain and its beneficial effects!

Here’s a sample of something else that requires rain….

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Wild Apple

Sometimes it only takes a glance to notice something to photograph; such was the case here, as the red apple, hanging by itself, stood out in the entire scene.  So I pulled over and stopped to capture this scene.

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

  • Kicking things off this week is Sarah in her post in By Sarah, where she shares a beautifully atmospheric image!
  • In a lovely post in CitySonnet, we get a gorgeous images showing the rain’s effect on the buds…
  • In Love Your Life, we get a wonderful story for an inopportune rain storm…feeling as soaked as the moose!
  • In a great post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we visit the Kaas plateau and are entertained by some rather wet spectacles!
  • Nicole shows us a beautiful image of rain being collected in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme!
  • Cee’s post in Cee’s Photography features fantastic photos of rain hitting the window! Really makes one appreciate the indoors!
  • In pensivity101‘s post, there is a special surprise!  Go check it out and let me know what happened to you upon reading it!
  • In Field Notes from over the Hill, Gwenny takes a 3 hour drive in less than ideal conditions!
  • In a lovely post in Feel Purple, we get to visit Nakshatra Gardens, which look truly beautiful, even in the rain!
  • In a Roaming Urban Gypsy, we explore the city while it’s raining with an amazing array of great photos!
  • Candace’s post in Netdancer’s Musings most definitely makes a splash!
  • All the Shoes I Wear is a wonderful blog with great photography, which is proven out again in this week’s post.
  • In an awesome post in theonlyD800inthehameau, we get treated to another amazing photo that portends of rain!
  • The terrace where Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery takes us looks very inviting, but a bit of sunshine might help!
  • In Robert’s Snap Shot’s post we are treated to some great photos featuring our theme!
  • Hammad’s post in The Blog of Hammad Rais features a couple of wonderful shots that show us when the rain came down!
  • Stella’s post in Giggles & Tales has a lovely set of photos that show off the results of rain!
  • Charles’ post in charlesewaugh provides us with a great photo of the rainbow in the Chilean fjords.
  • Another rainbow shows up in Fleeting Muse‘s post, with a double rainbow in the photo; great shot!
  • In a lovely post in Woolly Muses, we have a variety of rain shots!
  • Donna’s post on the this week’s theme in her blog No-Madder Nomadder reminds us how much fun it is to play in the rain!
  • In a great post in Land of Images, we get the atmosphere of wind, waves and rain permeating through the image!
  • In sgeoil‘s post, we get the appreciation for rain and the wonderful effects that it has!
  • Susan has a truly wonderful photo in Musin’ with Susan, which makes me want to jump in and make a splash!
  • Miriam really appreciates the rain in her post in Showers of Blessing, as its effects are wonderful!
  • Robert has another great photo in Photo Roberts Blog, in which the moment of the day in the rain really comes through!
  • Another wonderful post in Chinese Corner with Min brings us into the landscape during a weekend with rain!
  • Khürt’s post in Island in the Net gives a wonderful sense of what rain can bring us!

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

Do you remember laughter?

Laugh out loud!

The WordPress Daily Prompt provides the theme of Laughter, which caused me to take a little mental detour…

I started thinking about sources of laughter, which can be jokes, funny situations, and many other scenarios.  Usually, such merriment is all too short-lived, so what should make us happy enough to be a platform for lighthearted laughter?  How about ice cream?

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We all scream!

There’s nothing like children’s excitement and joyous laughter at the sound of a nearby ice cream truck!  Let’s enjoy this ice cream moment, and laugh out loud to clear our worried minds and release some much needed endorphins!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rise

All rise to the top!

Welcome to Week 108 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  Slowly, things are getting back on track!

After last week’s theme of Trip, I thought of what we tend to do after we trip: we get up and Rise to the next occasion!  Even after a long trip, we need a bit of time to collect ourselves and take on all the challenges that we face with regularity.  So, I look forward to seeing each of you Rise to the challenge with lots of fun, creative posts that take on the theme in whichever way tickles your fancy!

Of course, poetic license is all yours, so let the cream Rise to the top!

Here’s a view of a challenge to which I decided to rise…

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Monadnock Staircase

This section of the ascent to Mount Monadnock provides an interesting challenge, as it is a break from the usual paths that have been worn across time.  It gives the feel of debris left behind by giants that strode across the land in times of mystery!

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

I’m looking forward to seeing what rises in your wonderful, creative brains!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 107

Day tripper!

Welcome to the 107th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Round Ups 105 and 106 will arrive within the next couple of days, as they are under construction.  Then, without travel for a while, I should be able to stay on schedule.

You truly tripped the light fantastic with your posts!  There were some very funny posts that made me laugh (Ooops!) and clearly you have been on some amazing trips, even those that stayed within New York City!  Thank you for a great set of posts for me to enjoy and share with everyone.

Also, thank you for your patience, as I have been in a mode to catch up from my travels (work doesn’t slow down when I’m elsewhere 🙂 )

Here’s a quick look from walking around in Kharkiv…

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Walking in Kharkiv, Ukraine

Kharkiv is a wonderful city with lots of parks and many churches!  Thanks to my great team in Kharkiv, I got to see some of the sights on a beautiful Saturday; more photos will come when I catch up!

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

  • This week’s contributions were kicked off by Donna in her blog No-Madder Nomadder with a great set of panoramic images from her trips.
  • In Corazon181 we’re treated to a truly amazing trip that takes us to Alaska and beautiful photos of glaciers!
  • Marie’s wonderful post in the New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect gives us a special look into Cuba!
  • It definitely is a long trip (legal) in theonlyD800inthehameau, as we go all the way to Australia for a lovely image!
  • Nicole takes us to a spectacular location in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme, as we go to Greece to visit the monasteries in Meteora!
  • Sarah’s first trip takes us somewhere over the rainbow in By Sarah, with a second post in By Sarah giving us a tip on how to take a trip.
  • Hammad’s post in The Blog of Hammad Rais goes on the trip of a lifetime, as we join in expanding our horizons!
  • In another great post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we visit a little bird that know how to take a trip!
  • In Woolly Muses, we take a rather special trip, to a church where number 1 son will end his bachelorhood! Congratulations!
  • In pensivity101, we get a different perspective, as the trip is taken by those who are cute, fuzzy and oh so young!
  • ladyleemanilla produces a great post with images from many a trip and a reminder that courtship and a road trip might very well be related!
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom takes us on a trip very much enjoyed by her whippets!  Xenia’s second post is in her blog Tranature with beautiful photos and a great haiku!
  • Michelle’s post in Take a Walk… and Discover must have been from a very cool trip, as the location looks exotic to my eyes!
  • Stella’s post in Giggles & Tales proves that she has taken a good number of trips across the world!  Great photos!
  • In a humorous post in Land of Images, we get to see the end result of a trip of another kind!  Well photographed!!
  • Layue’s everyday photo blog takes us to the Venice of the Czech Republic with a truly stunning photo!!
  • In a wonderful post in her blog This is Another Story, Yinglan shares the beauty of a hike with a great photo!
  • Miriam’s awesome post in Out an’ About provides us trips, gears and a few laughs!  Go look and find out why a BMW 320 won’t work during the night.
  • In a great post in EONYC, we learn that sometimes you don’t even have to leave the city to go on a trip!  Great photos!
  • Wrapping up this week, Ulli provides us with a fantastic post in Urban Liaisons, as we get to enjoy the street art of Portugal!

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