Here comes a fourth mystery slide post of this year….
This week is another one from my travels, which narrows the location options a bit. The location features some unusual geology, which, to my knowledge, is available only at a couple of places on earth.
Here’s a view across this magnificent geology….
Those stones are unusual and appear to rise from the depths of the earth.
Where is this location, and what else can you tell me about it?
Now that the location has been uncovered… Felix Mendelssohn wrote a lovely overture inspired by his visit to Fingal’s Cave on Staffa: The Hebrides.
With the new year, I thought it might be interesting to revive something that I did for a while over the past year: the Mystery Slide.
As my father-in-law generously gave me a sizable slide collection from his travels, and even before, I will continue the project of scanning all of them this year. So, you can expect more of these in the future!
Without further ado, here’s the first one for this year…
This one took me a bit to figure out, even with the advantage of having some idea where my father-in-law traveled.
Where is this location and do you know the event depicted here?
Welcome to the 53rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! Together we have crossed a milestone in completing our first year’s worth of Tuesday Photo Challenges! A heartfelt thank you to all of you who have contributed, read, commented and kept this series going across the first 52 weeks! Let’s see what the 2nd year brings us!
With a theme like Mystery, I intentionally left the door wide open for your creative horses to gallop through and blaze new trails! You found mystery and wonder in the world around us, the sky above and even the symbols that we summon to represent us. You have once again managed to surprise and amaze me! Thank you!!
Thinking of the theme Mystery, this was one image that also came to my mind…
This image is from my series of surreal images, each of which has a touch of mystery within it. In this image, we might wonder what is drawing the woman into the sky, or what lies behind this sky? Why would she resist escape from this dismal bathroom?
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
Xenia posted first this week with a great haiku and photos in her blog Whippetwisdom.
Rheka’s post in wHakAahUa is filled with the mystery of flowers, which is enhanced by technique and beauty.
Charles’ image in charlesewaugh is truly mysterious in that, while recognizable as metal, it is not easy to figure out what it really is.
Ladyleemanilla combines the mysterious in both some of the unusual items that she captured and the beautiful text that accompanies it.
The only deadhead in the hameau provides a stunning, mysterious image in theonlyD800inthehameau; go check it out…
iBallRTW brings us to the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India, for some very unusual animal tracks. Can you tell what animal made these tracks?
Candace juxtaposes the old and new in her post in Netdancer’s Musings; a mysterious blend results.
Welcome to Week 53 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. Exactly 364 days ago, I kicked off a new series on my blog without any idea where it might lead with this post: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Around the House. While the post got a reasonable number of views and likes, it didn’t achieve what it set out to do, as there were no responses to that week’s challenge. Undeterred, I followed it up with a second post the following week, which received a single pingback.
Things have grown tremendously since then due to the unflagging support from all of you! Your responses to each week’s challenge are the lifeblood of this challenge and I’m excited to take it into its second year of existence!
Of course, the question on your minds is what this week’s theme might be… Particularly, as I set this post’s title to Mystery.
The first anniversary challenge theme is Mystery! Your mission, should you accept it, is to provide something in your photography or poetry or other medium of expression that relates a bit of mystery. This could be in what you don’t share with the viewer or reader, so that you leave a part of the story up to their imagination, or it could be the central theme.
As always, you have free rein with your interpretation and direction of creative outlet, and I fully encourage you to explore to the boundaries of the mysteries of the universe!
Here’s a warm-up act to your main interpretative opus…
This image goes back 7 years to the Spring of 2010; as I drove along one of the normal detours to the office, I noticed the light playing on this cluster of daffodils. Naturally, I had to stop and capture them, while leaving a little mystery, as to what lay beyond them.
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)!!
Very much looking forward to all of your great images! Should be a fun week!