Khürt’s 52 Week Smartphone Challenge – Week 6 – #nofilter

That’s Effingut!

With travel and all, I’ve missed a couple of weeks of Khürt Williams photo challenge series, the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge. The theme for week 6 is ‘#NoFilter’: “No limit on what you shoot this week, as long as the image is pure. No filters, presets or other edits. Basic exposure corrections only this week.”

You know it’s good!

Khürt may have set some rules for this week, so I might as well start with twisting them a bit. I didn’t use a filter per se, but am guilty of a bit of post-processing in Luminar 4, which is rapidly becoming one of my favorite editing tools. As the content of this shot indicates, the #NoFilter is implied in the brewery name… Plus, I thought that with Khürt’s appreciation for the finer breweries, this might fit well for this week’s theme.

Location: Mumbai. Shot with iPhone 11 ProMax f/2 lens.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rest

Rest now your weary head…

Welcome to week 198 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

After a wonderful week of feline fun, it might just be time for something a bit more sedate; with that in mind, I thought this week’s theme should be Rest… Well-deserved to be sure! Of course, with a theme like Rest, there are many directions, in which we can take this. After all, while you Rest, the Rest of the world could be awake… Whether a verb or a noun, you get to choose how you want to interpret this theme.

So, don’t rest on your laurels and collect the rest of your ideas into a creative post! I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with this week! Go out there and have fun with this one!

Here’s a bit of rest to inspire…

Buddhas Within

In front of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (King Shivaji Museum) rests this stunning sculpture, titled “Buddhas Within”. With inherent serenity, we get to appreciate the garden and the museum’s structure behind it. In many ways, this museum is an oasis where one can enjoy a moment of mental rest and appreciation.

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)!!

Rest easy, and allow the rest of your creative thoughts to float to the top!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trees

Welcome to week 196 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Among all the themes that I haven’t done yet, I was surprised to find Trees (or Tree) among them! As I captured several interesting trees along the way, I thought there may be some possibilities here. Your challenge is to share some of your favorite trees with one another, and I’m sure there will be something of interest!

For me, trees are both symbols of permanence and also persistence against the elements. They stand the test of time and can be admired and even revered. I’m looking forward to the trees in your lives!

Here’s a magnificent banyan tree…

Banyan on the streets of Mumbai

Trees are making a come-back in Mumbai, which is great to see. I particularly love these banyan trees, some of which are so large that the road has lanes going around them.

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 see what kind of shade your trees cast!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 195

Pride in transport!

Welcome to the 195th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! I’m slowly catching up here in Mumbai!

What an amazing set of posts! You really went all out to highlight some of the more creative modes of transport, including a snowplane! Also, some were brought back to basics, as our own feet can provide transport… Thank you all for making these posts fun to read, informative and amazing!

Thank you for all the effort you put into your posts!! Please read all of them!

Here’s another transport…

Decorated with pride!

Trucks in India can very much be a source of pride, and they are often decorated to reflect some of this by their owners. I expect that over time, this truck will see even more decoration!

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Julie certainly transports us in her post in Julie Does Stuff, and I think everyone would like that location!
  2. Sarah’s photos in her post in By Sarah remind us of the devastating bushfires that are raging in Australia; seeing these images gives a real sense of the impact.
  3. With another lovely post in the Jesh Studio, we get an idea of the focus for the new year and how transportation problems might be solved!
  4. Bren must have had a grand voyage on the wonderful train that she features in her post in Bren & Ashley Ryan Photography; I suspect that the Grand Canyon added even more to the grandeur!
  5. I fully agree with Jez’s love for ferries, as he shows in Jez Braithwaite; they have transported me to many a great location!
  6. Viveka shares one of those modes of transport we see everywhere around the world in myguiltypleasures; the variety of this transport is amazing!
  7. TiongHan has my vote for song of the day in his post in TiongHan’s Blog, as those lyrics definitely apply!
  8. There are some cool modes of transport in the great post in My Camera and I…, and there’s one that really stands out!
  9. As I grew up in the Netherlands, I can very much relate to the great photo featured in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery, as it feels very European to me!
  10. I concur with the relaxation that oozes from the wonderful mode of transport in theOnlyD800intheHameau; looks like a great ride!
  11. Ann-Christine brings us a couple of magnificent transport mechanisms in To See a World in a Grain of Sand…, among which I would love to see the reindeer!
  12. Nandini’s haikus really get to the soul of transport in her post in queennandini, which features a good variety of examples.
  13. Nicole is on her way back home in her post in Un Photo,Une Poeme, as cars are like sardines! I really enjoy ferries!
  14. Brian features trains, plains and many other varieties in a wonderful post in Bushboy’s World; that train looks like fun!
  15. Diane brings back the time of gently motoring along the canals and rivers in her post in pensivity101; the penny farthing looks a bit more difficult!
  16. Alice takes us to the Juliette Gordon in a great post in the 59 Club; let’s go for a ride on this taxi!
  17. Deb takes us back to a trusty transport across the ages in her post in Twenty Four; he looks like he’s ready for a gentle stroll!
  18. In an interesting post in A Day in the Life, we get to see the might tugboat, working to transport another vessel along the river.
  19. David brings us to some wonderfully restored commercial vehicles in his post in David M’s Photoblog! The canal boats are also amazing!
  20. Amy has another great post in Photography Journal Blog, which features the ubiquitous single engine prop plane!
  21. Sandy really takes us back to another time in her post in Out of my Write Mind; I can only imagine the sense of being on that journey!
  22. Maria reminds us of one of the classic modes of transportation in her post in Kamerapromenader: walking!
  23. Elizabatz really has a wonderful set of transport photos from around the world; we can see in Albatz Travel Adventures how people get across the water everywhere.
  24. Ken may not have shared his favorite mode of transport in Pictures without Film, but the image is just wonderful!
  25. Debbie might have the record for landspeed among this week’s entries, as you can see in her post in Travel with Intent! That would be a great experience in my book!
  26. The transport might be gone in a flash in a great photo in Land of Images, but their trails remain!
  27. Teressa features a mode of transport that requires a caring act to work in her post in Another LQQk; wheelchairs have that feature!
  28. Hammad brings us a sense of carefree rides in his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais; the philosophy is just wonderful!
  29. Tatiana features some of the many modes of transport in Guatemala in a stunning post in Travelways; makes me want to experience them all!
  30. Joanne brings us along for a day out on the train in a lovely post in Joanne’s Crafts and Adventures; she really gives us the sense of being there!
  31. Susan put a smile on my face with her post in Musin’ with Susan; the pedibus is a fun mode of transport and usually a good opportunity to drink and pedal! For more great photos, go check out the week in review in Musin’ with Susan!
  32. The Surrey with a Fringe on Top is stunning in One letter UP ~ diary 2.0; it could come rolling straight out of a musical!
  33. In a magnificent post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we experience the rhythm of transport along the water; you’ll want to see this post!
  34. I suspect that the awesome post in sgeoil may be the winner for most original mode of transport: snowplane…you’ve got to see this one!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 194

A door that leads to a door that…

Welcome to the 194th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! I’m slowly catching up here in Mumbai!

Not only did you put together a set of awesome posts on the Portal theme, but I was struck by the variety of your creative interpretations! There were a number of your posts that made me smile, many made me think and lots were inspiring!

Thank you for all the effort you put into your posts!!

Here’s are some portals…

Portals, portals, and more portals!

This shot was taken, as we were leaving the Kala Ghoda Cafe, which is a great coffee house, wine bar, etc. The cafe has expanded its location on Rope Walk Lane, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai, by taking over more of the building behind it. The front looks to be mostly take out with a couple of small tables; the second room is more of a dining room, and third room leads to a wine bar!

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Nicole starts things this week with her post in Un Photo,Une Poeme, which features a wonderful photo taken at Bolsover Castle.
  2. Kammie has a great collection of portals in Nut House Central, although one of them looks pretty threatening!
  3. Brian highlights one of those portals that I love to encounter in Bushboy’s World; there’s nothing like Nature!
  4. Bren created a fantastic image that she featured in this week’s entry from Bren & Ashley Ryan Photography; it’s truly a portal to another universe!
  5. Another stunning photo in TiongHan’s Blog, as we get a perspective that truly makes one think!
  6. I have to say that Jackie’s entry in Junkboat Travels made me both smile and wonder…what will the future hold?
  7. Xenia, Eivor and Pearl are exploring portals in the Highlands with another great haibun in whippetwisdom; wonderful walk through along the paths! In her post in Tranature, Xenia brings us the heavenly portal…
  8. In another amazing post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we find the portal to the Emperor’s Tomb…shall any mortal enter?
  9. Not only is the photo in Chateaux des Fleurs fantastic, it just provides me with that sense of a location where you want to find yourself!
  10. Na’ama creates a sense of a future with possibilities in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; I welcome this very much!
  11. Tatiana created a fantastic image that she features in her post in Travelways; an Open Door to Dreams!
  12. Viveka brings us a fantastic set of portals in myguiltypleasures; I agree that these could be doors that leads us into the fairy tales of 1,001 Nights!
  13. Diane has Maggie leading the way in a wonderful post in pensivity101; creating a portal to go down paths in the woods!
  14. Maria shares a mystical location in the Burren in Ireland in her post in Kamerapromenader. That might just be a portal across time…
  15. Irene’s post in Heaven’s Sunshine provides us with a magnificent view through a portal of trees…
  16. Ken might have found the location of our dreams in Pictures without Film, as we just have to cross it to our wishes…
  17. Ann-Christine takes us to the deep end in To See a World in a Grain of Sand…, as we enter the lower levels! Great shot!
  18. In the lovely blog, Kanlaon, we get treated to several amazing portals, each of which holds their own story.
  19. We come to an interesting question in theOnlyD800intheHameau, as the great photo makes us wonder what lies beyond…
  20. Sarah’s photo in her post in By Sarah leads me to believe that the particular portal might be opened by a Hobbit!
  21. I have to admit that I’m a big fan of street art and in My Camera and I… we get a great set of shots that feature it!
  22. Eric brings a wonderful photo in From the Lens, as we find ourselves in the ancient sewers of Cologne; made me chuckle to think what they might smell like 🙂
  23. Khürt brings us a portal with a certain amount of spookiness in his post in Island in the Net; great photo and post!
  24. In a wonderful post in A Day in the Life, we not only find a portal, but enter it and follow it all the way to the other side!
  25. In a rather cool post in Zombie Flamingoes, Emily finds us a portal what appears to be another dimension…
  26. Julie appears to be a giant in her post in Julie Does Stuff, as that portal might be a little small for most people!
  27. David finds us a portal from differing vantage points and seasons in another awesome post in David M’s Photoblog!
  28. With a great photo in Take a Walk and Discover, we find ourselves looking at a stunning portal!
  29. Robert features some stunning photos of rather interesting portals in his post in Photo Robert’s Blog!
  30. Sandy attempts to take us through space and time in her post in Out of my Write Mind; how do we get back?
  31. Karen finds a very interesting portal in her photo in her blog Underdown; looking forward to seeing more from Karen!
  32. Deb thinks that the photo in her post in Twenty Four captures a portal… I think it is a break in the space-time continuum!
  33. Amy’s post in Photography Journal Blog brings us to a portal both of knowledge and the past; wonderful post!
  34. The awesome post in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery takes us back into antiquity, as we visit the Lion Gate of Mykene!
  35. I always love the tongue in cheek approach in Land of Images, as a Luminary portal is exposed…
  36. Susan brings us a rather interesting portal in her post in Musin’ with Susan; what lies behind that door? Also, take a look at Susan’s week in review in Musin’ with Susan for another great set of images!
  37. Chris takes us to a historical location through the portal in What’s (in) the Picture? Slane Castle in Ireland is certainly one of those locations! In a second contribution in What’s (in) the Picture?, Chris brings us to Strandhill in County Sligo.
  38. A great post in Thief Images Blog understands my idea of excitement: looking up at the stars!
  39. Jez has a wonderful perspective in his shot in Jez Braithwaite; it gives a whole new appreciation of the structure!
  40. An inspiring post in sgeoil not only has a great shot, but also a wonderful poem that brings us a stunning portal!
  41. Teressa tells us to step through the gate and enjoy the tulips in another lovely post in Another LQQk; great post!
  42. Elizabatz collected a wonderful set of portal images during her travels, as we can see in Albatz Travel Adventures; which one is your favorite?
  43. A really interesting set of photos in Stuff and What If… give us a sense of a different type of portal; fantastic job!
  44. Nandinin put together an interesting set of portal haikus in queennandini, and some really cool images too!
  45. Hammad let’s us enjoy a great set of brightened portals in the Blog of Hammad Rais; the Dubai Garden Glow had to be amazing!
  46. Woolly takes us into the wardrobe with his photo in WoollyMuses; I wouldn’t be surprised to find a lion, or a witch!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Transport

Going tuk-tuk style!

Welcome to week 195 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! As I am traveling in India for work at the moment, there will be a round up delay for last week. Apologies for that.

As I am in India, I’ve gotten to experience a different mode of Transport, while I’m here: the tuk-tuk. This transport is a 3-wheeled version of the erstwhile rikshah that is driven by a small motor power by CNG (Compressed Natural Gas). The tuk-tuks are everywhere in Pune and a fun way to get around in very busy traffic, so I thought transport might be a good theme.

Your challenge is to share some of your favorite modes of transport, some of which I hope will be a bit unusual (penny-farthing, anyone?) I look forward to seeing your thoughts on this one!

Here’s the view from the backseat of a tuk-tuk…

Sitting in a tuk-tuk

I will share a video from our ride in this tuk-tuk, as traffic is something else here!

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 see where and how you were transported!