Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 42

Landing on land or water…

Welcome to this week’s round up, of the 42nd installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  Thank you to each and every one of you who came up with creative entries for this week’s theme of Land.  You landed some fantastic posts!!

Your posts covered quite a bit of territory (literally) with wonderful images and lots of great information.  Landing safely came into play in a couple of posts, including a splashdown!  The variety was wonderful, and I really enjoyed reading them all!

Here’s a little throwback from a suspect landing…

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Bad Parking

This image came from an outing to Nova Scotia; as I was driving around, my eye caught this odd little boat parked a ways from the water…I think that it had been there a while, clearly the result of some errant navigating.

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

  • ladyleemanila was first out of the blocks this week with a great post showcaing her land, the Philippines.
  • Charles’ showcased some great landscapes in his post in charlesewaugh.
  • pensitivity101 talks about what has changed to the land that she enjoyed for many years, in the name of progress!
  • Xenia brings us two entries this week, with the first one a Haiku of Forest Echoes in WhippetWisdom and the second in WhippetWisdom telling us about World Galgo Day!
  • Ron’s shows us some amazing images in his entry in Progressing into Solitude with both black&white and color to please our eyes.
  • Miriam’s takes us parasailing in her post in The Showers of Blessing; safe landings were made by all!
  • Henrietta’s post in her blog All About Writing and More brings us a beautiful landscape!
  • The Alchemist of the Woods, George, brings us some fantastic trails that show us some of the best aspects of the land.
  • Bullyboy’s post in Travel387 brings us beautiful landscapes.
  • Candace brings us to the Highlands in her post in Netdancer’s Musings; one of my favorite places on Earth!
  • Cee uncorks another great set of images in her post that landed in Cee’s Photography.
  • Black Body takes us on a trip outside of the city confines of Mumbai and shows us some of the beauty of India!
  • Stella shows off some of the beauty of her country in her post in Giggles & Tales; simply gorgeous photos!
  • Miriam takes us on a tour in her post in  Out an’ About; the Land Down Under is certainly inviting!
  • Sonya shows us a gorgeous landscape in her post in Middleton Road; it looks ready for exploration for much more photography!
  • Judith takes us down the Kirkstone Pass in Cumbria in her post in Nature Knows Best; it looks simply stunning!
  • Mac takes us to Myrtle Beach in her post in Southern by Design; given the current temperatures in New England, I could use some warm beach time!
  • Debbie takes us through her landing in LA in her post in ForgivingConnects; it takes wheels to truly land in LA!
  • Khürt’s post in Island in the Net talks about a simpler time when his father used to take him to the airport as a kid.  Go check it out!
  • Emily found some great land at an awesome price in her blog Zombie Flamingoes

Thanks again to all for your wonderful posts!  Now, to work on tomorrow’s theme…

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Land

From landscape to fish…

Welcome to Week 42 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. Your response was overwhelimng and filled with creativity.  Thank you for all those wonderful entries.

The theme this week provides you with several avenues to take…  Whether you want to use Land as a noun or a verb, it’s entirely your choice.  Whichever choice you make, you have plenty of options; as a verb, is it a duck landing or landing a fish?  As a noun, is it my land, or the land I work.  I’m looking forward to find out what your interpretation will be.

As usual feel free to stretch this week’s theme in any direction that you might want, as there are no boundaries and no goals other than to have fun!

Here’s a bit of land that has been worked across the centuries…

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Farm View

On a chilly Winter day, a couple of years ago, I sauntered onto this lovely farm; in the field there were a number of straw bales, so I decided to use one of them for framing this shot.  Looking over the land of the farm toward the comfort of the residence and barn.

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 seeing you capture the lay of the land in new and exciting ways.  I know that you won’t land in trouble!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 41

Lost and found!

Welcome to this week’s round up, of the 41st installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.  Once again, you blew me away with the volume and quality of your entries, as the response to the theme of Abandoned was just fantastic!!

There were a variety of interpretations to this theme, ranging from urban decay to lost objects and boats that were blown all over the place.  Great images all around and wonderful posts!  It’s great to see this much creativity being generated!

This is an image that I have shared before, as this couch was just left by the side of the road…

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The Red Couch

The part of this image that struck me funny is what I left out…if I had panned wide you would see the sign for the entrance to the town dump.  This couch almost made it over there!

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

  • The Black Body blog was first out of the starting blocks with a very cool image using an abandoned umbrella.
  • Leaking Ink went way back with some abandoned computer paraphernalia that used to be everywhere!
  • Charles’ post in charlesewaugh not only brings us a wonderful abandoned building, but also takes us through some of his photographic process, which is very interesting.
  • Ron’s post Progressing into Solitude brings us amazing images of a bygone era.
  • Xenia shows us more whipper fun in WhippetWisdom with a tanka and image of a place from way back!
  • Cee brings us a beautiful blend of texture and abandonment in Cee’s Photography.
  • The post in Windmill takes us back to abandoned property and shows a rather interesting projector.
  • Meghan’s post in Whistle While You Wait brings us a stunning image of an old, abandoned church in Harper’s Ferry.
  • ladyleemanila share her grandmother’s abandoned nipa hut with us.
  • Paul’s post in Mini on Tour brings us an abandoned boat, which is still marked as private…
  • Stella takes us to a 700 year old castle in her post in Giggles & Tales; it’s a really interesting set of images!
  • Pam Snaps … Photos brings us a very unusual look with an abandoned dragline!
  • The post in Travel387 shows us a gorgeous shot taken from a station.
  • pensitivity101 brings us an abandoned boat… it clearly needs some oars and water!
  • Andrea’s post in ARHtistic License shows us what can be abandoned by folks…
  • Tisha brings us some of her favorite abandoned items in Found Round & About; great shots!
  • Emily finds a comfortable desk chair next to a park bench in Zombie Flamingoes; quirky…
  • Speaking of quirky: a pile of flipflops is featured in iball round the world‘s; a very cool and intriguing image!
  • Miriam’s exploration brought her to some of the victims of hurricane Rita in her entry in The Showers of Blessing: boats, which can’t find the water.
  • Sonya captures the demolition of a (hopefully) abandoned building in Middleton Road in a great image.
  • Nikki’s images in her post in Flying Through Water are a beautiful study; go check them out!
  • Steve brings the hauntingly beautiful side of urban decay to us in his post in Steve Newcomb Photography.
  • Miriam’s post in her Out an’ About is a must read and see, as she tells us a tale with text and gorgeous photos!
  • Debbie brings us the connection between forgiving  and abandon in her post in ForgivingConnects; a great read!!
  • Judith managed to bridge two weeks’ themes in her post in Nature Knows Best; quite a feat!
  • Khürt’s post in his blog Island in the Net really captures the sense of abandonment perfectly; definitely go check it out!

Thanks again to all for your wonderful posts!  Now, to work on tomorrow’s theme…

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Abandoned

Proceed with abandon!

Welcome to Week 41 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. Last week’s challenge was extremely popular, as the world is filled with animal lovers of all kinds who love sharing images of those animals.  You were simply magnificent in your contributions!

This week’s challenge is a little different, but I figure that you may have come to expect that.  It gives a chance to do some story telling through your images, as your photo should relate the concept of Abandoned.  There are many directions, in which you can take this challenge, ranging from abandoned buildings to objects, or any other sense of abandonment that crosses your creative minds.

As usual feel free to stretch this week’s theme in any direction that you might want, as there are no boundaries and no goals other than to have fun!

Here’s a bit of a quirky take on the theme…

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The Lonely Onion

This shot came about, as I walked across a frosty parking lot after having lunch at a pizzeria; I figured that this onion may have found out that it was on the menu and decided to make a roll for it.

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 seeing the animals in your lives and what they do for their entertainment (and ours).  Be creative, have fun, and always be kind to animals!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 40

Flocks, herds, schools, prides and much more!

Little did I know that this week’s theme of Animals would turn into a stampede of wonderful entries that have just kept on coming in!  Thank you to all of you, as you have made this a banner week for the TPC; of course, I feel no pressure to come up with an equally good theme for next week 🙂

I should have known that animals are near and dear to all of us, across the entire globe.  Often, they provide our connection to Nature, which is essential to maintain, as we stay in touch with the planet that we inhabit.  Please, go and check out these wonderful posts and let the authors know how much you enjoy them!

These animals are also looking to find their way into your hearts…

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Cowparazzi!

This image is what happens when you try to take a landscape photo of a farm and the cows spot you; they must have thought that I was some kind of famous photographer, who was there to increase their celebrity among cows!

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

  • ladyleemanila started us off with a variety of animals ranging from slow to fierce!
  • Charles brings us bison at their most playful in his post in charlesewaugh.
  • Georgie’s post in the blog Third Time Lucky! featured animals both domesticated and wild, one of which made me smile (guess which one!).
  • Xenia provided two entries; the first in WhippetWisdom with a haiku and the second in WhippetWisdom with just her whippets having fun.   Both are joyful!
  • Leaking Ink shows us that even lizards like a cup of chai from time to time…
  • pensitivity101 introduces us to Maggie; go look and say hi!
  • That Little Voice speaks to us of garden cats in a wonderful post!
  • The always wonderful Cee’s Photography brings us animals that you may just want to cuddle for their loveliness!
  • Michelle’s post in Southern By Design brings us the sweetest cat (of course, all cat owners will note that theirs is the sweetest 🙂 ).
  • Miriam’s post in The Showers of Blessing brings us into the fun times had by a squirrel.
  • Susan’s shares a post in the Abject Muse with a cat that just made me laugh; go check it out…
  • Candace brought home the rooster in Netdancer’s Musings and Photography; great color and texture too!
  • Susan’s blog Musin’ with Susan brings us some fun that is being perpetrated by Gabby with her friend.
  • Ron professes that he’s been to a zoo or two in Progressing Into Solitude, and the photography is stunning!
  • Stella shares a photo in Giggles & Tales that has some of my favorite (non-pet) animals in the world.
  • The blog Black Body exposes us to a very different world that is submerged just a bit; you’ll want to check it out!
  • Tisha’s post on foundroundandabout.com brings us a variety of cute button noses; irresistible.
  • Miriam’s entry in her Out an’ About has an amazing variety of animals in lots of great photos!
  • In her post in The New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect, Marie shows us that pigeons know how to throw a party!
  • The post in the awesome blog alfaazmeredilse brings us animals wild and tame!
  • Judith shares some of her favorite animals in her blog, Nature Knows Best; the cats playing is my favorite!
  • The post in Following Him Beside Still Waters has some unusual animals captured beautifully!
  • Emily brings us the most quintessential cat photo in Zombie Flamingoes; see, if you agree with me which one her photos it is.
  • Nikki posts some wonderful photos in her blog Flying Through Water!
  • Steve introduces us to his feather friends in his post in Steve Newcomb Photography.
  • Middleton Road features great photography by Sonya and this week’s entry is no exception!
  • Khürt’s post in Island in the Net brings us the most unusual animals of all…go check them out!

Thanks to each of you for your participating in this week’s challenge.  This has been the highest turnout thus far, which put a smile on my face!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Animals

Happy animals abound!

Welcome to Week 40 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. Last week, everyone had a lot of fun playing with fire (in images, of course!), which made for a great array of magnificent posts.  Thanks to all who participated and the readers who enjoyed the posts!

Yes, this week is a radical departure from the past number of weeks; it’s time to look past cold and hot items to something that generates internal warmth: Animals!  My challenge to you is to show animals having fun doing what they love.  I’m sure that your creative energies will come up with some really interesting posts, and I’m definitely looking forward to them!

Here’s an example that shows our old man, Darwin, having a great time on the see-saw; he was only 9 years old in this photo and hasn’t been competing for several years (he still has fun, though!)…

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Darwin Having Fun!

This shot was one from Darwin’s many agility competitions; he enjoyed his agility for many years!  As you can tell from the smile on his face, there was never any shortage of fun for this dog!

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 seeing the animals in your lives and what they do for their entertainment (and ours).  Be creative, have fun, and always be kind to animals!

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon EOS 1D MkIII using an EF 70-200mm f/2.8L lens with a 1.4x EFII extender.  Exposure settings were at f/6.3 and 1/320 second with 640 ISO.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 39

A blazing set of entries!

While the chill may be continuing off an on in New England, I was not surprised that this past week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge Theme of Fire lit up the responses!!  Our weather may be all over the place, but the level of creativity in your entries into this challenge has been steady and very high!  Thanks to all for participating and making this so much fun for me.

I strongly encourage all of you to check out each of the posts, as you’ll be both entertained and educated, while enjoying the lovely creative thoughts that are in the responses!

Here’s another little bit of fire to warm your hearts…

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Chestnuts Roasting

I captured this rather wintry scene with classic tones (actually, they were roasting marshmallows 🙂 ) during our visit to Tower Hill Botanic Gardens in Boylston, Massachusetts this past December.

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

  • Candace was first this week with her post in Netdancer’s Musings and Photography; she brought us a very happy occasion that has to do with making wishes.
  • ladyleemanila was not far behind, as she shared a wonderful variety of images inspired by fire in her post (it even included toes…).
  • Charles’ post in his blog charlesewaugh provided us with a truly gorgeous capture of fire!
  • Mini On Tour is a wonderful blog about the travels and travails of a Mini Mayfair; the TPC post with a wonderful photo of a fireplace left me longing for some port!
  •  Leaking Ink is just an amazing blog with great photography and interesting information; this week’s entry touches on Pongal, a Tamil harvest festival.
  • Progressing Into Solitude‘s entry is all about fire and lost control; the images are wonderful!
  • Miriam’s post in The Showers of Blessing puts us in front of the fireplace ready to enjoy the warmth and comfort of a relaxing evening!
  • Stella second entry in the challenge with a post in her blog Giggles & Tales brings us both great architecture and a beautiful capture of the essence of fire.
  • Susan’s blog Musin’ with Susan has lots of great photography, and her entry into this week’s challenge stands out!
  • Judith’s post in her blog, Nature Knows Best, captures some rather imaginative aspects of fire… you should check it out!
  • Emily’s post in her blog, Zombie Flamingoes, brings back memories of cozy fires from the past in a creative set of images.
  • In her post in The New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect Marie brings us an fantastic view of a great window of a cathedral that is highlighted by one of our favorite fires, the Sun!
  • Miriam’s entry in her excellent blog, Out an’ About, brings us a Fiery Ambience in all manner of images ranging from sunset to steam trains!
  • …and Debbie created another wonderful post in ForgivingConnects about her burning desire; you’ll like it!
  • …also, Khürt’s post in Island in the Net has a stunning image that is very appropriate for the theme!

Thanks to each of you for your participating in this week’s challenge.  I’ve enjoyed each and every one of your posts and appreciate the time you have taken in putting them together.  Now to decide on the next challenge!

Afterthought: looking at the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge of Ambience, I think this image fits rather nicely (as do many of yours!!)