Welcome to the 206th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
My apologies for the very late posting of this round up; I’m finally coming up for air amidst all the business goings-on that are flowing forth from this pandemic of ours. I hope that you and yours are doing well during this testing time. At this point, I’ve recovered from the unusual experience of air travel during coronavirus adjustments.
Thank you for the amazing responses to the theme of Hope; as always, your creativity shows itself in many different expressions. Each with its own unique flavor and outlook.
Hope is around us, wherever we look…
Tower Hill Botanic Garden might be closed during this period, but rest assured that Nature’s design is not thwarted by any virus, as Nature, like all of us, might have to take a different path, as a destiny filled with hope lies ahead.
Please enjoy the following blog posts:
Michelle kicks things off for the theme with a great photo of rose apple in bloom in Take a Walk…and Discover! Awesome shot filled with hope!
There’s nothing like the hope of that special bit of fortune at the races, as we see pictured in theOnlyD800intheHameau; is it a sure bet?
Diane reminds us that each dawn brings new hope in her wonderful post in pensivity101; lovely post and photos!
Bren brings us an absolutely stunning shot in her post in Brashley Photography; the magnolia blossom bud really brings the hope of Spring!
Tatiana shares an amazing shot in her post in Giftsmart; the composition and colors just jump off the screen!
Spring may be hiding, as we see in a great post in The Jesh Studio, but I expect that we’re hoping for its beauty and warming breezes everywhere!
Carol brings us hope on the wing in her post in Light Words; that shot of the monarch butterfly is stunning and screams Spring!
Nandini continues with her great haikus in her post in queennandini; she has a knack for them and lets the hope shine through!
Viveka reminds us to appreciate the hope in our current situation and what people do to ensure we don’t lose sight of what’s important in a wonderful post in myguiltypleasures; thank you!
Jackie’s collection of photos in JunkBoat Travels literally brings us signs of hope in several different ways; great post!
There’s definitely a place where hope comes from, as highlight in a cool post in Does Writing Excuse Watching… star nurseries are the creators of the stuff that life is made of!
Marianne brings us the hopeful vision of flowers in the Spring in her post in Kanlaon; those are truly beautiful!
Hannah shares another stunning photo in her post in Zebra’s Child; hope very much springs alive in this image! Of course, Hannah brings us even more beauty in another post in Zebra’s Child that is filled with hope!
Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom emphasizes how dog and human provide support for one another; they fill us with hope, as much as we provide it for them! In a second post in Tranature, we are treated to some more photos taken through the sphere lens…they are gorgeous!
Teressa brings us the hope of renewal, as she highlights some of the forms that it might take in Nature in Another LQQk; wonderful post!
Sandy demonstrates that hope springs forth in her post in Out of my Write Mind; not only from the ground, but also from her mind!
In a wonderful post in Peace of Life Today, Lisa shows us a true vision of hope in all of Nature’s glory!
Come to me, says the spider in a beautiful photo in Land of Images, where same spider holds out hope: for a meal!
Mark shares an absolutely stunning shot in his post in Schlink’s Shots; the tenderness of the little flower is filled with hope!
Sarah brings us a gorgeous shot of Australian Wattle in her post in By Sarah; the gentle shade of yellow cannot help, but bring hope!
Nicole’s lovely photo in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme brings us hope for life on many levels: the flower, the bee, and ultimately, all of us!
For this theme there’s another wonderful post in Don’t Hold Your Breath! Not only do we get to see more birds during this quiet, but we also get to hear them in this post! Thank you!
Ken’s photo in Pictures without Film is filled with the luminescence that radiates the power of life from its every pixel; amazing shot!
Cee always brings out some of the best in photography, and her photos in the post in Cee’s Photo Challenges are just fantastic!
Hope emanates from every image in another lovely post in A Day in the Life; skipping along the beach is just one of those rare pleasures!!
Deb has an eye for the unusual, as we can see in her photo in Twenty Four; the tableau is rather unusual, and evokes bon esperance!
Welcome to week 206 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
As we continue to connect around the globe, and Spring has started in the Northern hemisphere, I thought it might be time for a fresh outlook. That’s why I thought it might be good to set this week’s them to that of Hope! With the new season and lengthening daylight, each of us can feel a bit more hopeful about what lies ahead. Your challenge is to capture Hope in a manner that speaks to you in your posts and to spread as much hope as possible across this globe of ours!
Please have fun with this theme and, above all, be safe and healthy!
This is a moment of Spring’s promise from 8 years ago..
This lovely blossom is a harbinger of better weather and fruits to be grown during the upcoming seasons.
The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:
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)!!
Please be safe, communicate with one another and bring hope to all!
Looking at the WordPress Daily Post this morning, I was a bit amused that the day after using the prompt of ‘Abandoned’, they chose to use ‘Hope’. Of course, the combination of these two words is referenced most often in the line from the first part of Dante’s Divine Comedy, Inferno, “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate“, which are the words written over the gate to Hell.
The logical connection between these consecutive Daily Prompts led me immediately to an image that still speaks to me after a number of years: Pyroplasm 3x. Although, to me, the fires in this image are the fires of creation rather than destruction; one could almost paraphrase Dante’s words and say: “Embrace all hope, ye who pass through here!“, as the end result is new creation!
Hope you enjoy this image!
This was shot completely in-camera using a Canon EOS 1D MkIII and an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. Using aperture priority, I got the shutter speed slowed to just about 1.5 seconds for this shot while doing a slow zoom with the lens.