Khürt’s 52 Week Smartphone Challenge – Week 9 – Mood

Going back to the days when…

Time for another submission to the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge by Khürt Williams. The theme for week 9 is ‘Mood’: “Your Artistic Inspiration this week is the mood you are feeling today. Take that mood and use it to create art.”

Liverpool – Albert Docks

This shot is from my sauntering through Liverpool after attending a fantastic match at Anfield between Liverpool and Tottenham. For this challenge, I did a B&W conversion using Luminar 4 (Blair Witch Look – Magical Forests by Albert Dros) and cleaning up in Photoshop.

Location: Albert Docks, Liverpool, UK. Shot with iPhone 11 ProMax using the NeuralCam app.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Number

Some excellent numbers!

Welcome to week 200 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

As this is a pretty momentous number of times to have this challenge… why not make Number the theme for this week? There are many options for using Number in your photography from a simple count to deep numerology… It’s entirely up to you and your creative brain to decide on the approach!

I look forward to the innumerable ways you can approach this theme!

Here are some numbers…

Strong Numbers

As you might expect, I took this shot at the Liverpool FC fan store in a shopping mall in the great city of Liverpool; some of my favorite numbers are on display here, so I found myself drawn to one of them and made a purchase. Do you want to guess, which number it is?

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)!!

Don’t be just a number, as you come up with your number one and two, etc. shots!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 193

Eight days a week?

Welcome to the 193rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! My apologies for the delay in getting this round up posted.

Your retrospectives were fantastic with lots of great memories in your posts and looks back across the years. There were some rather wonderful approaches to the theme, with a retro among them and a very creative look at the view from a window over the years!! Thank you for the all of your creative outpouring.

I’m looking forward to continuing this trend throughout all of 2020!

Here’s a retrospective of my visit to Liverpool….

This slideshow is from my visit to Liverpool last year and has another piece of retrospective going back into the re-creation of the Cavern Club stage, which gives us the feeling that the lads from way back could step into the light to rock & roll! Looking back on this trip brings memories of great places to visit and a match well played!

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Sarah’s retrospective in her post in By Sarah really grabs my attention, both in its composition and subject matter; great shot!
  2. Sandy looks back across the year in a fantastic post in Out of my Write Mind; the combination of photography and poetry are stellar!
  3. Lee brings it in her retrospective in ladyleemanila! There’s a lot to look back on in this post!
  4. Ken brings a wonderful treatment of looking back in an awesome image in Pictures without Film! Father Time will tell!!
  5. In a great post in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery, we get to experience the preferred way of spending quality time…I very much agree!
  6. Another fantastic photo in theOnlyD800intheHameau, we look back to one of those wonderful moments! The look and capture are magical!
  7. Maria looks back to vacation time in Iceland and the Faroe Islands in her post in Kamerapromenader. The photos are just stunning!
  8. Eric captured a great leap in his photo in From the Lens; the mighty leap is enough to jump into a new year!
  9. Diane is telling some fish stories in a wonderful post in pensivity101; it would appear that she has a touch for catching the lone fish!
  10. Teressa takes us back a ways in her post in Another LQQk, as she captures a stunning image of a rather forlorn automobile!
  11. Sheetal definitely gives us a sense of the lovely city of Stockholm in her post in sheetalbravon; she definitely makes me want to visit the city!
  12. David takes a rather retro approach in another great post in David M’s Photoblog; the photo of the caterpillar is especially stunning!
  13. Deb looks back on perfect weather experienced during holidays in her post in Twenty Four; the sea looks amazing!
  14. Viveka takes us back to a wonderful visit to Tbilisi in myguiltypleasures; from her photos, the city looks stunning!
  15. Definitely go check out the post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, as we get a great view of Perihelion Day with stunning photos!
  16. It’s fantastic to see Debbie again with a lovely post in ForgivingConnects; Debbie’s blog is one that you will want to follow!
  17. This week’s post for the theme in Thief Images Blog definitely captured my eye, and my heart as Australia suffers…
  18. Elizabatz shares some of her amazing travels with great photos in Albatz Travel Adventures; the photos are gorgeous!
  19. Hammad looks back somewhat wistfully in his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais; may 2020 be the absolute best!
  20. Susan’s look back in her post in Musin’ with Susan treats us of a gorgeous view of Budapest and the memories that come with it. Also, take a look at Susan’s week in review in Musin’ with Susan for what clearly was an excellent week!
  21. Skye brings back memories for me as well and the photo in Land of Images is absolutely fantastic!
  22. Tatiana takes us into Ontario in January in a great post in TravelWays; her travels there look amazing!
  23. I have to admit that I am impressed with the amazing travels that are chronicled in Looking for Enchantment; Wanderlust is real!
  24. Debbie has an amazing retrospective of the London skyline in her post in Travel with Intent; seeing the changes across the years is truly special!
  25. Xenia, Eivor and Pearl provide a wonderful look back across the seasons in a lovely post in whippetwisdom; the captures are magical! In her post in the awesome blog Tranature, Xenia looks back to Zeeland and wonderful Zierikzee!
  26. I’m struck by the fantastic post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0, which has a great chronicle of a window…you need to check this out!
  27. Irene captures a great look that screams retrospective in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine; the expression is precious!
  28. Robert retrospects with some stunning black&white photos in his post in Photo Robert’s Blog!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Glow

Light glows across the ages

Welcome to week 189 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Thank you all for the incredible amount of Peace that flowed throughout last week’s posts! This week, I’ve selected another theme that has been inspired by one of the images I captured in Liverpool just over a month ago. While doing some additional editing, I played around with one of the night-time shots to get it to speak a bit more. This led to an image with a rather warm Glow, which is pushed very much by the wonderful street lighting they have around the Albert Docks.

I think that the interesting part of this challenge will be your choice of direction with the theme of Glow…will you opt for the glow of an ember, a firefly, or the glowing praise that is heaped on a great performance? There are many choices, so feel free to push the boundaries and shoot for that glowing review!

This is definitely one theme that has me curious to see what you might create!! Have fun and go wild!

Here’s the image that inspired the theme…

Olden Times Glow…

The Albert Docks are a lovely area to explore during the evening hours with great restaurants and entertainment. A couple of notes about the creation of this image, as it’s a bit non-standard for me; the shot was captured on an iPhone 11 Pro Max using the NeuralCam app. This app is great for night photography, such as this. I then processed the image using Aurora HDR and used a toned down Misty Landscape preset (at 59%), which also added a bit of grain to the clouds. I cleaned that image up in PhotoShop with a bit of sharpening, a little soft light overlay and popped the contrast somewhat. I cropped it to adjust the aspect ratio to get this result.

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)!!

May your creative energy glow and light the path to a wonderful image!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Peace

Give peace a chance!

Welcome to week 188 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

After some rather Fantastic posts by all of you, I think it’s time to get our feet back on solid ground and imagine something that I think all of us can agree on: Peace! Some days this might feel like an abstract concept, but as we approach the holiday season, I think it’s a good idea to consider what this might look like to all of us around the globe…

The challenge I bring to you is to share posts that evoke the sense of peace for you, in whatever form that might take. I expect that many among us have an idea of how we see peace, so I look forward to all of us sharing what that might be like. Who knows? We may bring just a bit more peace to this planet!

Looking forward to all of your ideas!

Here’s a note of inspiration to the world…

Imagine Peace

The Museum of the City of Liverpool stands imposingly along the Mersey, where it projects this powerful message to the world! I think John Lennon would approve, if he were alive.

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)!!

Peace be with you during your journey of exploration!

Liverpool in Sunlight

At the End of a Storm…

I’m visiting Liverpool for the weekend with the ultimate goal of seeing mighty Liverpool FC taken on Tottenham Hotspurs at Anfield. My first 24 hours in this lovely city were pretty rainy, but then the sky started clearing up and the Sun came out!

So I thought I’d share some of the photos that I took today during this wonderful time.

There are plenty of additional photos, but I hope that these provide you with a bit of the flavor…