Neon Daybreak

As the Neon Day Breaks

One of the fun parts of going through my collection of Yoga Tree images is seeing what ideas are created now, as opposed to how I saw this more than 8 years ago. I’ve made in-roads into organizing this collection of nearly 500 images and found this one inspiring…

Neon Daybreak

As I have more tools in my arsenal than I did back when I captured this image, I happened upon a Luminar AI template that provided a great starting point: Neon Skyline, which is part of the Artistic Collection. Building on this, I forged my own template that worked better for this image and coined it Neon Daybreak.

This image evoked both a sense of hope and a feeling of futurism, which I think is part of what all of us might experience; I can imagine the next generation of flying machines that might one day cross this sky… will they be support vehicles or terminators?

I would love to hear what thoughts come to your mind when you view this image.

Three Line Tales – Future Vision

Nothing holds us back…

Many thanks to Sonya for Week Two Hundred and Five of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

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photo by Jan Baborák via Unsplash

Once gleaming, green shade,
Weathering, time eroded!
Future container?


Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining and Halloween!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 103

Views of the future

Welcome to the 103rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  My apologies for the delayed round up, as I’ve had a rather busy week.

Your views of the future have been amazing!  I really enjoyed reading your posts and seeing some of the amazing photography.  There was great variety, as well, ranging from looking at the possibilities of the future and things, to which we look forward, to deep thoughts and great trips that look like a lot of fun!

Thank you for a great set of posts!

Here’s a different look into the future….

The Line

Right in my home town of West Boylston, this railroad line provides a view that makes us wonder about what lies ahead….

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

  • Hammad starts things off this week with a wonderful post in The Blog of Hammad Rais, where we get a look into the future!
  • Xenia’s entry in whippetwisdom has faith in the future, which is understandable with those lovable whippets!
  • In pensivity101, we read about her plans for the future, in which she likely will not be rich, but definitely happy!
  • By Sarah‘s post provides a wonderful view of the future, as it’s maturing in barrels at the winery!
  • In a lovely post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we’re looking at a future in Milan, which looks rather nice in May!
  • In Field Notes from over the Hill, Gwenny gives us a future rose, which looks amazing as a bud!
  • Robert always has great photos in Photo Roberts Blog, which this week look forward to a wonderful Summer!
  • In another lovely post in Fleeting Muse, Pranab presents us with some future fruits in the blossoms that she photographed.
  • Nicole’s view of the future in Une Photo, Un Poéme presents us with wonderful fields that speak of Summer!
  • Doar Nicole shows us stunning photos of tulips in her post for this week, which are accompanied by a great poem!
  • Miriam’s post in Out an’ About takes us back to the future at slightly less than 88 mph; exploring the sands looks like a lot of fun!
  • In a great post in Woolly Muses, we get to see some photos from a safari in Africa with amazing animals!
  • In a lovely post in Land of Images, we are looking forward to a hopefully near future of bluebells and wild garlic!
  • In a fantastic post from Anita’s Images, she shows us some of the great things of the future, as well as what we need to do to protect our environment for that future!
  • With a stunning photo, Life in Minutes brings us a future that looks beautiful with a reminder that our future lies in the past!

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

WPC – Future Non Sequitur

Time stands still

This week’s theme for the DailyPost Weekly Photo Challenge is Future, urging us to focus on the potential of things to come.  I am planning to post several images throughout the week, with today’s image giving us the opportunity to examine multiple timelines.

Timeline Non Sequitur

If you have ever wondered about the continuity of timelines and whether or not time travel is possible, you can look into this scene and wonder even more…  When I saw this collection of items from various times in history presented by this old power canal that used to enable the mills on its shores to operate,  I was stunned!

It is almost, as if someone went to different times to collect items that they fancied seeing in their backyard.  Time stands still here, as the airplane hangs in mid-air, waiting for the next tick and tock of the universal clock…

After capturing this image, I stepped through the portal very quietly and returned to the regular flow of time.

Technical Details

This image was shot with a Canon EOS 1D Mk III with an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  Exposure settings were at f/11  with 1/30 second and ISO 320.

Inspired by Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Future

WPC – in the Future we Rust

Good night, sweet rust!

This week’s theme for the DailyPost Weekly Photo Challenge is Future, urging us to focus on the potential of things to come.  I am planning to post several images throughout the week, with today’s image presenting a potential dichotomy…

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In the next age…

As we look toward the next age, we envision the singularity, when machines become smarter than humans and are able to pass the Turing test.  Slowly, cyborgs extend their help to humanity further and further, until they realize that the best way to help the long-term survival of the species is through cyborgs rather than carbon-based life-forms.

If they had just been smart enough to realize that they should have eliminated oxygen from their eco-system…

Their may be a story here, as rust shall sleep.

Technical Details

This image was shot with my iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app.

Inspired by Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Future

WPC – The Future is Here

Potential is just starting…

This week’s theme for the DailyPost Weekly Photo Challenge is Future, urging us to focus on the potential of things to come.  I am planning to post several images throughout the week, with today’s image showing that part of the Future is here already.

Falkirk Wheel in Action


The Falkirk Wheel is a marvel of modern engineering that truly opens our eyes to what is promises are held by the Future of science and engineering.

The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal, which have an elevation difference of 35 meters (appr. 115 feet).  Prior to the construction of this marvel, ships were required to go through a system of 11 locks, which could take as much as a day to traverse.

The wheel raises boats by 24 meters, after which they still need to go through 2 locks for the remaining 11 meters.  The lock operates on Archimedes’ principle, which states that the upward buoyant force on an object (i.e. boat) equals the mass of the water that is displaced.  This means that when a boat enters the moving part of the lock, its mass plus the mass of the water is equal to the mass of the when the boat was not in the lock.  In a nutshell both sides of the arm are always balanced.

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The Falkirk Wheel is the only lock of its kind in the world; it opened in 2002.

Technical Details

This image was shot with my Canon EOS 5D Mk III with an EF 24-105 f/4L lens.  The camera’s built-in HDR processing was used to get the look and feel in these images.

Inspired by Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Future

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