Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fall

Soft light comes to us

Welcome to week 176 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

After a week of living the City life, I think it’s time to go back to Nature for this week’s theme. As Autumn approaches in the Norther Hemisphere, I thought it might be interesting to go for a theme that riffs on that concept with Fall. In the American version of the English language the season of Autumn is often called Fall. What I like about this theme is that the word fall can be taken into other directions, from trip and fall to Victoria Falls and many stops in between.

So, I’m leaving the choice of direction squarely in your hands and create minds and eyes! Mostly, just go out and have fun with this one!! Can’t wait to see where you take this!

Here’s a more abstract approach to the lovely colors…

Muted Fall Tones

As many of you are aware, I like to experiment in my photography and, from time to time, will try something different to get more of a sense of the moment and surroundings, rather than a purely representational capture. By taking the aperture down to f/22 and going out of focus, there appears this rather soft sense of color over structure…

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)!!

Be careful not to fall and have everything fall into place for your photo!!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 175

Old streets are the best!

Welcome to the 175th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

The array of cities that were featured this week is simply stunning! I knew that your creative minds and eyes have been all over this world, and through your fantastic posts, I got to see some sights that I have not seen with my own eyes. Thank you all for putting together a great series of posts and making for interesting reading and viewing!!

I hope you enjoy reading all these posts, as much as I did! Getting ready for the next challenge…

Here’s another city view that I enjoyed…

That’s a nice tower with a classic vane!

Glasgow is a wonderful city with lots of areas to explore; here, we were walking down one of the city’s oldest streets, Trongate, where this steeple is located.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. This week’s theme of City is kicked off by Sarah with a wonderful view of Sydney in her post in By Sarah!
  2. Not all cities are the same size, but all have their own character, as we can see in pensivity101‘s post; Poole certainly looks like a wonderful city!
  3. Nicole takes us to one of the quintessential cities in England in Une Photo, Un Poéme; Bath stands out and has a rich history!
  4. One of the really big cities is featured in A Day in the Life, as New York City takes the headline!
  5. Jez features some of the sights of Glasgow in an awesome post in Jez Braithwaite; there are some rather interesting options there!
  6. Another stunning photograph shows us a gorgeous cityscape in theOnlyD800intheHameau; that traffic is not that great, though…
  7. Sirisha gives us some wonderful views of Atlanta in her blog queennandini; I’m looking forward to visiting there later this month.
  8. Jackie makes me want to take a closer look at Toronto after seeing her post in Junk Boat Travels; the transit system itself is worth the visit!
  9. Na’ama gives us an important aspect of the city in her post in Na’ama Yehuda: escaping the cityscape within the city is to be valued!
  10. Ulli takes us to a mountain in hist post in Suburban Tracks; of course, this mountain has everything to do with a great city!
  11. In another great post in For the Love Of…, we get four cities for the price of one! The Quad Cities look wonderful!
  12. If you can make it in the city in Chateaux des Fleurs, you can make it anywhere! Great location and shot!
  13. Maria takes us to two great Swedish cities in Kamerapromenader, as we get to see Stockholm and Uppsala!
  14. Robert feels at home in the city, as we can see in his post in Photo Roberts Blog; those are simply amazing photos!
  15. Tatiana features a desert city in her post in Vegas Great Attractions; Las Vegas looks pretty good! In a second post in Travelways, Tatiana takes us to Belize City.
  16. Debbie features the truly amazing railway station in Edinburgh in her post Travel with Intent; just love the view of the castle in the background! In a second post on cities in Travel with Intent treats us to some stunning vistas!!
  17. After seeing the wonderful post in iBallrtw, I’ll definitely want to visit Český Krumlov!
  18. According to this week’s contribution to the theme in Proscenium, Jase is back on top and Philadelphia looks great!
  19. This week’s entry for the them in Don’t Hold Your Breath makes me wonder what could happen in more than 5 hours! Go check it out!
  20. Viveka likes visiting cities as is evident from the awesome post she shared in MyGuiltyPleasures; which of those is among your favorite cities?
  21. Alice has a couple of great cities in her post in the 59 Club, where I have to say I’m partial to Savannah!
  22. A lovely post in Granny Shot It shows us some interesting architecture and enhancements in several cities.
  23. Eric captures a great view of Nevada, Iowa, in his blog Up North; it just goes to show another benefit of a morning run!
  24. Kristina shares a lovely photo of Edinburgh in her post in Looking for enchantment; that city made it to several favorite lists!
  25. David features a stunning photo taken from the South Bank of the Thames in his post in David M’s Photoblog; the atmosphere is amazing!
  26. Klara provides us with a wonderful view in her post in Sliku svoju ljubim II, as we get 2 different views of Hong Kong in a single photo!
  27. In a lovely post in her blog Kanlaon, herself shares views of three awesome California cities!
  28. Sandy finds us a great escape in the city in her post in Out of My Write Mind; it’s amazing how we can get away within a city!
  29. Katy’s post in Wanderlust and Wonderment takes us to the great city of Budapest with some amazing views!
  30. This week’s contribution in Travel with Tech definitely makes me want to go visit Melbourne! It simply looks spectacular at night!
  31. Deb takes us to the Eternal City in her post in Twenty-Four; and Rome never looked better!
  32. Woolly gives us another view of the lovely city of Melbourne in his post in Woolly Muses; his daytime photos are wonderful to see!
  33. Irene provides us with a great view of Honolulu in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine; great photo!
  34. The photos in Land of Images are always great and this week’s entry is no exception; it shows us the other side of the city!
  35. Donna provides some compelling arguments for choosing Phoenix as a city to settle in, as we see in Wind Kisses; great photos and good reasons!
  36. Khürt puts together another stunning post in Island in the Net; his overview of Philadelphia could easily be published in a glossy travel magazine. Also, best wishes with the upcoming surgery!
  37. Elizabatz’s post in her blog AlBatz Adventures brings us to a stunning array of cities, both far and near!
  38. It’s great to see Stef back in Ostendnomadography! The post is just fantastic and makes me want to go door to door!
  39. Ann-Christine must have done some serious climbing to get the photo in her post in To See A World in a Grain of Sand…; it’s a great perspective!
  40. Amy gives a wonderful approach to making a photo even more interesting in her post in Photography Journal Blog; that shot turned out awesome!
  41. Hammad gives us a truly interesting view of the different aspects of Karachi in his post in the Blog of Hammad Rais. Wonderful post!
  42. The choice of city in this week’s contribution in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0 is one that I like very much too! San Diego is a great, livable city!
  43. Teressa takes us on a tour of Des Moines, IA, in her post in Another LQQK; I never realized how much there is to see in this lovely city!
  44. This week, we get a wonderful view of growth in a city in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery‘s post; very interesting post!

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

Friday Mystery Location – 2019 #017

Come sail away!

Here comes the seventeenth mystery location post of this year….

Last week’s location was identified by a number of eagle-eyed observers, as Portree on the Isle of Skye. A wonderful place to visit with some amazing restaurants!!

This week’s image made me think of one of my favorite Crosby, Stills and Nash songs: Southern Cross. I can see myself sailing away on this lovely schooner to follow the trade winds…

Where are we in this photo?

Southern Cross?

This one shouldn’t be too hard to sail away with!

A Walk around Dublin

Leisurely tour among the giants…

During our vacation in Ireland this year, we spent most of our time in the amazing counties of Cork and Kerry. The last couple of days, we visited Dublin and its surroundings, which was not enough to see everything, but certainly gave us a taste of the city and all the more reason to return to this magnificent country and experience even more of its hospitality and beauty.

Here’s a bit of an overview of our walk in Dublin…

This quick gallery gives some of the highlights from our walk around this stunning city. What are your favorite Dublin spots?

Tuesday Photo Challenge – City

Trains, trams and buses!

Welcome to week 175 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

After such a great week of your key contributions, I had to do some searching to find another theme that is worthy of your creative inspirations! It took a bit of searching to find a theme that we didn’t cover yet, but I found one. For this week, the challenge is for a rather wide-ranging theme, as it is City. It can be the city of your dreams, the city of your residence or the city of your birth.

I very much look forward to seeing where your favorite cities are located around the world!

Here’s a view of the city of my birth…

Centraal Station

Rotterdam is a wonderful city that continues to evolve over the decades. The view here is of the new Centraal Station (Central Train Station); the Netherlands has a tremendous public transportation system, that is both on schedule and convenient. As parking is at a premium, I usually use this option to go visit the cities!

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 fun, and reminisce of your city!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 174

Food is the key!

Welcome to the 174th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

You found the key to success, the key to happiness, and many key moments all around, as well as an incredible variety of keys of all sorts, types and sizes! Your creativity had no limits and it was an absolute joy to read all of your amazing posts! I’ll be curious to find out which ones were among your favorites.

Thank you all for such wonderful posts and sharing them with one another!

Here’s a high-key approach to something basic…

Basic Ingredients

When I was taking a food photography course, part of the fun was to take different approaches to making the food stand out. Although I would shoot this very differently these days, I still like certain qualities of this image.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Brian is out of the blocks first this week with a couple of great set of keys in his post in Bushboy’s World!
  2. Shelley finds the key to attracting an interesting array of wildlife in another wonderful post in Quaint Revival; which is your favorite?
  3. Jackie brings us some keys that are islands, as well as some more traditional ones in her post in Junk Boat Travels; awesome post!
  4. I think that many among us would love being regaled by some wonderful piano music, as described in pensivity101‘s post; those piano keys are clearly waiting for exercise!
  5. With another gorgeous photo in Une Photo, Un Poéme, Nicole shows us the clarinet’s keys!
  6. Last week’s locks might just be opened now that we know where the keys are made in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery‘s post!
  7. Ann-Christine’s post in To See A World in a Grain of Sand… features the key to her heart and attention; it’s amazing!
  8. Na’ama goes for the lighter side in her post in Na’ama Yehuda: both parents and kids might appreciate her keys!
  9. Jez keys a variety of key items in his post in Jez Braithwaite; there are some rather interesting options there!
  10. In a cool post in Art Junkie Journal, we get to see a number of gates, for which we will need to find the keys!
  11. In a wonderful post in For the Love Of…, we get a number of key variations that cover the range!
  12. Another amazing photo this week in the contribution from Chateaux des Fleurs, which is beautifully composed and shot!
  13. You’ll want to check out the post in iBallrtw, as that photo was created in a stunning fashion!
  14. This week in The Jesh Studio, you’re tasked to find the key… Of course, you might want to stay on key!
  15. Tatiana shares a rather nice high key photo in her post in Giftsmart; that squirrel never looked so good!
  16. I really enjoyed reading Jase’s post in Proscenium, and chuckled to find no key detected…
  17. Sirisha’s entry in her interesting blog queennandini leaves no key unturned, as she shares an amazing variety of keys! Go check it out!
  18. Ramya focuses on the keys of life in her post in And Miles to go before I sleep…, in case you are a Software Engineer!!
  19. If the chatelaine comes looking for their keys, just direct them to the stunning photograph in theOnlyD800intheHameau; that is an impressive array of keys!
  20. Woolly goes both low and high in his post in Woolly Muses, and finds that all important stone! Great post!
  21. David shares a couple of stunning photos in his post in David M’s Photoblog; which one do you like best?
  22. Viveka shares an impressive array of photos and keys in her post in MyGuiltyPleasures; clearly, she has visited some amazing places!
  23. Eric features a stunning photo in his blog Up North, which shows off a key to our civilization!
  24. Olga not only has a wonderful photo in her post in Stuff and What If…, but she also has a key message!
  25. Deb establishes that possession is the key in her post in Twenty-Four; those birds might agree!
  26. Elizabatz certainly found some really cool keys for her post in her blog AlBatz Adventures; love this post!
  27. The mystery of the keys make for a great post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0; also those photos are fantastic!
  28. We get to see the key to change in Qatar in a wonderful post in Heart 2 Heart; the cows came home!
  29. Kristina has a wonderful post in Looking for enchantment, as we get to enjoy a gorgeous musical key!
  30. Debbie finds a fantastic wall of street art that matches perfectly with Albert Schweitzer’s quote in her post Travel with Intent; yes, that is the key to success!!

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

Friday Mystery Location – 2019 #016

A setting sun and a lovely view!

Here comes the sixteenth mystery location post of this year….

Last week, the power of Google was demonstrated…and I had hoped that one of you had either made it to Panzano and seen Dario Cecchini’s butcher shop or seen it on the late Anthony Bourdain’s food/travel show, No Reservations.

For this week, there are fewer readable details in this image, as it is a wider view of a lovely town and its harbor. Where in the world do we find ourselves in this image?

A Lovely Harbor

Another shot from a lovely vacation filled with great people, sights and food!