Tuesday Photo Challenge – Wall

Walls for good…

Welcome to week 168 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

You brought back plenty of the Outdoors last week, which inspired me to get outdoors with the EOS R and bring back some new material; next week, the camera will go with me to the Czech Republic, so expect more soon! For this week, I grabbed one of the images from this weekend. When I photograph old mill buildings, I enjoy capturing some of the details that show their character. There is nothing more spectacular in these buildings than the Wall, that protects it from the elements across the centuries. Use this theme in the way that sparks your creative juices! There are plenty of Walls to be found!!

I’m curious to see what you will come up with, as I’m confident it will be good! Have fun with this theme!!

Here’s that wall…

Growing a wall…

This shot is from the Hardwick Mill in Gilbertville, MA; the growth caught my eye with the shadows that it was casting and the contrast that was created against the wall.

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)!!

Have some fun and remember to not hit your head against the wall!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 167

Getting to the out of doors…

Welcome to the 167th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Your entries on this week’s theme of Outdoors were fantastic! I was blown away by the amazing variety and creative approaches that all of you took to the theme; ranging from playgrounds to waterfalls and everything in between. Clearly, you have been to some fantastic locations and captured them with skill.

Thank you for all of your creative efforts in putting your posts together; I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Here we are outdoors…

Out of doors…

From this weekend’s test drive of my new EOS R, the outdoors can feature a point, at which we might be out of doors, as this door fades into the past.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Ladyleemanila kicks things off this week with a wonderful set of outdoor shots that really help us appreciate it!
  2. Nicole showcases a stunning field of flaxen her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; she really captured the glow and beauty of this field!
  3. In another amazing post in Travel with Tech, we get to experience some of the breathtaking scenery of Switzerland!
  4. Shelley saves us on a hot day of outdoors in her post in Quaint Revival, through the application of Bleu Cheese Burgers! Delicious!
  5. In a wonderful post in his blog, Ghost Dog, Benn takes us to some incredible outdoor spots.
  6. Brian probably has some of the best outdoors spots, where he lives, as is evident in Bushboy’s World; I could kick back and sit on that bench for a while!
  7. Na’ama reminds us of some essentials of the outdoors in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; those rocks are definitely key!
  8. In another wonderful post in Take a Walk and Discover…, Michelle reminds us that there is great outdoors in cityscapes!
  9. There’s yet another great post in pensivity101, which shares a lovely set of places that she has visited! Great travel times!
  10. Klara’s post in her blog Sliku svoju ljubim II brings us another great outdoor activity: concerts!!
  11. Irene brings us a wonderful sunrise in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine, as she awaits for the sun to rise in Haleakala National Park. In a second post, Irene takes us to Diamondhead with a great photo in Heaven’s Sunshine.
  12. Debbie brings us numbers in her post in Travel with Intent, which may have some historical significance…
  13. In an inspiring post in For the Love of …, we follow some parts of a big outdoors project: a bridge to cross the Mississippi!
  14. With another great photo in the post in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery, we go to the delta!
  15. Eliza takes us to the Cliffs of Moher in her post in Albatz Adventures which is a location that I enjoyed as well this year!
  16. Jackie has a rather unique vehicle in her post in Junk Boat Travels, which is Otterly funny!
  17. Sarah brings us an amazing view in her post in By Sarah as Sun and landscape are simply stunning!
  18. David brings us another set of amazing images in his post in David M’s Photoblog; which is the one that you enjoy most?
  19. In a lovely post in Life Amazing, we get to enjoy a great variety of outdoor locations!
  20. In a fantastic entry in Willowsoul, we not only get to see the wonders of the outdoors, but also something that is better to happen indoors…
  21. Xenia’s brings us both great images and poetry in her post in WhippetWisdom; that contrast is just amazing! In a second post, she shares more of the whippet fun in gorgeous landscape in Whippetwisdom!
  22. With another stunning post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we get a stunning view of the widlife in Priene.
  23. Ken brings us a stunning view in his post in Pictures without Film, as he shares his Solway View!
  24. Another stunning image in this week’s contribution in the gorgeous blog, theonlyD800inthehameau; the moon over Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi is a winner!
  25. Sandy brings us perpetual motion in her post in Out of My Write Mind; it’s very apt for the Great Sand Dunes!
  26. There are a great number of outdoor moments in the post in A Day In The Life, each of which is special!
  27. With a great vista in UpNorth, Eric takes us for a peaceful afternoon on Grand Lake in Colorado for a bit of kayaking.
  28. Robert takes us outdoors in the city in his post in Photo Robert Blog, showing his great eye for capturing some amazing art.
  29. Cee brings us a wonderful array of the outdoors with the great shots that she shares with us in Cee’s Photography!
  30. Woolly takes us to Botswana in his post in WoollyMuses, where the outdoors is just simply stunning!
  31. Liz goes on a run in her post in OneMillionPhotographs, where she encounters some great decoration!
  32. Andrea combines two themes in one great post in ARHtistic License, as the burning palm tree speaks to her!
  33. The Lamb’s Ear is right there in the post in Land of Images, so there was no need for a long walk to capture this great image!
  34. In very cool post in sgeoil, we get to see the redwing blackbird find its way through the brush and a great quote by Jimmy Carter!
  35. Teressa takes a great approach in her post in Another LQQK, as it’s part of the outdoors that is so enjoyed by kids; in another post in Another LQQK, we get some amazing flowers!
  36. Deb finds a duck in her post in Twenty-Four; it’s a wonderful looking location!
  37. Khürt takes us along the Gorge Trail in Ithaca, NY, in his post in Island in the Net; his capture of the Upper Buttermilk Falls is stunning!
  38. In a wonderful post in Nowathome, Aletta takes us to Namibia for a gorgeous view!
  39. In a great post in Alive and Trekking, we learn about what might be missing in a Dutch upbringing, but the love for the outdoors can be acquired later in life!
  40. Indira brings us some amazing photos in her post in Sharing Thoughts; to me, there’s nothing more stunning than those birds!
  41. Donna’s post in Wind Kisses shares her appreciation for the outdoors both locally and when traveling.
  42. Debbie shares a wonderful post in her blog ForgivingConnects, in which she talks about the importance of pausing when practicing self-forgiveness, and how outdoor runs helped her practice.
  43. Miriam shares highlights of her article on Wandering through Wandi in her post in Out an’ About! The pub definitely looks cozy and the Wandiligong scenery looks stunning!
  44. Hammad shares a wonderful variety of outdoor spots in his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais; which one do you prefer?
  45. There are some great traditions that bring families together, as we can see in another great post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0!
  46. This week’s entry in Thief Images Photography Blog is brilliant in capturing art appreciation in Sydney’s Hyde Park!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 161

Views of past and present

Welcome to the 161st round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! My sincere apologies for the delay in getting this round up together; it’s been a crazy week after getting back from vacation.

Your posts on the theme of Vista were absolutely breathtaking! Both the photos and prose and poetry were top-notch, showing your creative eyes and pens! I truly enjoyed reading through your posts and seeing the work that you put into them.

Thank you very much for such an amazing set of posts! I look forward to seeing your reactions to all these posts as well.

Here’s a vista that looks into yesteryear…

Mills on the Connecticut River

This image goes back a number of years, when I was exploring some of the mill towns here in Massachusetts. This vista is photographed off the bridge straddling the Connecticut River, looking upstream toward Turners Falls; this wonderful little town has a significant number of mills and a great example of a power canal that diverts the river water for running the mills.

  1. Sarah starts things for this theme with a stunning photo in her post in By Sarah; Cable Bay, New Zealand never looked better!
  2. Miriam shares a wonderful array of vistas in her blog, Out an’ About, which is filled with amazing posts!
  3. In a lovely post in RadhikasReflection, we are transported to the Cinque Terre area in Italy with its stunning views!
  4. Shelley takes an alternative point of view in her post in Quaint Revival, as we get to enjoy the cat’s vistas!
  5. In another fantastic post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we are treated to a bit of music and spectacular views!
  6. Danny’s photo in this week’s post in Danny James Photography is a view in Ireland that I did not get to see during my vacation; Achill Sound looks stunning!
  7. Carol treats us to a gorgeous view in her post in Light Words; an island in the fog is a sight to behold!
  8. Na’ama truly captures the vista in both image and poetry in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; it expands us!
  9. In another amazing post in pensivity101 there’s more evidence that the view from a boat is beautiful!
  10. Nicole’s photo of the Bedruthan Steps in her blog Une Photo, Un Poéme is gorgeous! That view is breathtaking!
  11. Eliza brings us vistas from all around the world in her post in Albatz Adventures. More to add to my bucket list!!
  12. Ken has a view that goes back across the ages in his post in Pictures without Film; the Cerrig Duon stone circle and the Maen Mawr standing stone look mystical!
  13. Maria brings us a variety of views in her entry in Kamerapromenader, which range from Sweden to Scotland and Ireland; interesting to see that we have been to some of the same places in the latter countries!
  14. Robert shares a set of amazing photos in his post in Photo Roberts Blog; truly beautiful!
  15. Jase brings us a truly entertaining post in Proscenium, as the struggle for a vista, and the results, are shared!
  16. This week’s entry in Photography Journal Blog is another wonderful shot! The view is simply breathtaking!
  17. In a fantastic post in Suburban Tracks, we are treated to some amazing views in Algarve, Portugal!
  18. The view on the coast of South Wales in theonlyD800inthehameau is gorgeous and captured with skill!
  19. In a wonderful post in Nora Vista, Erika shares views of the Rockies in Utah that are a sight to behold!!
  20. Brian has some amazing views in his post in Bushboy’s World, which clearly demonstrate one of the benefits from travel!
  21. Debbie’s entry this week in Travel with Intent shows us a grand vista of the city of Madrid. It’s amazing!
  22. In this week’s post in Land of Images, we are getting a view of Space, Skye and Singeing Heather in what is a gorgeous photo!
  23. Ann-Christine tells of her favorite vista in her post in To See the World in a Grain of Sand…; unfortunately, she has no photo of that one… However, there are some other amazing views that she shares with us!
  24. Sandy’s photo in her post in Out of My Write Mind gives us a gorgeous mountain view, and her haiku is very much on point!
  25. Donna’s post in Wind Kisses is truly inspiring, as she describes her visit to Mesa Verde National Park in images and words. It has convinced me to go and visit!
  26. Woolly saw the word vista and in his post in WoollyMuses he brings us a million dollar view! I agree!
  27. Ramya takes us to the top of the Kaup lighthouse in Udupi, Karnataka, in a great post in And Miles to go before I Sleep…; the view is amazing!
  28. In a really cool post in iBall Round the World, we see that there’s view of Paris to be captured from a location other than the Eiffel tower: Montparnasse tower makes for a perfect location!
  29. A wonderful post in My Camera and I… features a number of amazing vistas, some of which I know rather well!
  30. A rather intriguing photo in Heart to Heart brings us a great vista, in which the Sun appears to be obscured by ethereal mountains…
  31. Marie brings us a majestic view in the New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect: the Grand Canyon!
  32. David’s photo in David Meredith’s Photoblog is absolutely stunning! It’s easy to understand why he won awards with this amazing capture!
  33. Deb’s post in Twenty-Four features a truly stunning view! I’d love to know where that is, as it is so inspiring!
  34. With another lovely post, A Day in the Life shares some views of the Hudson river from New Jersey.
  35. This week’s entry in the lovely blog One letter UP – diary 2.0 has an amazing view of St. George’s, Bermuda! Stunning!
  36. Susan brings us hope in her post in Musin’ with Susan, as she has a wonderful shot from her travel to the Cape of Good Hope!
  37. You have to check out the post in Touring with Kids! The Shenandoah hiking trails look truly stunning and is described with passion!
  38. A wonderful post in XingfuMama brings us stunning vistas filled with mist in Guilin, China; gorgeous!
  39. Khürt’s photography is fantastic, as you can see in his post in Island in the Net! Atlantis looks like a really cool place!

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

Changing Times

Seasons and industry

The WordPress Daily Photo Challenge provides the theme of Transformation.

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned the change of the seasons; today, another area of transformation.

In New England, one of the changes we see in many towns is that transformation of industry across the last century or two. Mills were built everywhere during the 19th century, using the power of the water that was available in many locations.  However, as the 20th century changed the main source of power from water and steam to electrically driven manufacturing, locations of the mills would change. As a result, many of the bustling mills were abandoned and many towns faltered.

Here’s a look back into the 19th century…

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Mills on the Connecticut River

The good news is that many of these classic buildings are being repurposed as office space, living space and some new manufacturing. This type of reuse is fantastic to see!

Have a wonderful day!