Welcome to the 144th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
You certainly made Bank this week, despite the confusion that I started by not catching that the post title update didn’t take… My apologies for that! As a result of this theme, your entries ranged from memory banks to savings banks and plenty of river banks! Your creativity was phenomenal, both in your photography and your writings.
Thank you very much for providing me with another week of wonderful reading, which I enjoy immensely!
It’s often worth the risk to get to the other bank….
This shot is from 2013, when my wife and I visited Scotland. This is in the lovely city of Inverness, as I just had to capture the church’s reflection in the water. We visited the other bank, so I can attest that this bridge has significant wobble, particularly as you get close to the center!
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
Starting this week’s entries with a gorgeous photo in Une Photo, un Poéme, Nicole goes with the flow!
Charles covered his bases in charlesewaugh, as his excellent photo contains both flow and bank!
This week, pensivity101‘s post has a great variety of photos from the days on the water with that magnificent boat!
Ladyleemanila always brings some wonderful images in her posts, as we get coverage from snow banks to the banks of the Danube!
In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we are treated to another amazing trip through Shanghai that gives me the feeling of being there!
Na’ama’s poem in Na’ama Yehuda brings us to something that we all want to be able to bank on: Peace!
With another wonderful photo in Chateaux des Fleurs, we are on the bank of an exotic location; I wonder where it is!
Sandy brings us a truly lovely photo in her post in Out of my Write Mind, and her poem tops even that!
Xenia takes us along for a walk with Eivor and Pearl in her blog WhippetWisdom, and the trail is amazing! In her second post in Tranature, we spend some quiet time with the seagulls by the bank of the river.
Robert shares some amazing photos in Photo Roberts Blog, expertly capturing life among the banks!
In a great post in Another LQQK, we can put our money in the bank, protected by a bear!
Welcome to the 130th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
You didn’t need much encouragement from me to reflect upon this week’s theme of Reflection, as your posts are not only amazing, but also numerous!! Many of you took the theme into several directions within a single post, which shows both creativity and makes for a really fun read! As you can imagine, there were more than a few smiles on my face while reading all your great posts!
Hope that you enjoy each other’s work and thank you for all the effort you put into your posts!!
Something to reflect about that which is reflected…
When I chanced up on this scene in Holyoke, MA, I was struck, not only by the reflection of the mills in the power canal, but more by the collection of odds and ends that line the shore, or fly across the image…
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
The week’s entries are started by Hammad’s post in the Blog of Hammad Rais, where he captures a wonderful reflection in Dubai!
Kammie shares some lovely reflections in the Nut House, which is a wonderful blog to follow!
This week’s entry in Heart to Heart‘s blog focuses on human chemistry, reflecting on the bond between Ma and Pa.
Brian reflects in multiple fashions in his excellent post in Bushboy’s World, and I agree that the landing spot might not be ideal…
Charles’ photo in charlesewaugh is simply fantastic, as it captures the scene in all its aspects and draws the viewer in!
This week’s photos in the wonderful post in Chateaux des Fleurs are for the birds… of course, this is just what we hope to see!
Jackie certainly found lots of places around the world that reflect, as we can see from her post in Junkboat Travels; those are some cool spots!
We are treated to a wonderful set of reflections in pensivity101‘s post, and then get a second post from her in pensivity101, which mirrors in multiple ways!
Yet another stunning photo in the entry in theOnlyD800intheHameau; the town is lovely, and exceedingly well represented!
Yinglan’s post in This is Another Story is filled with magnificent reflections that are just great to look at!
Ulli’s post in the blog Banactee brings us wonderful photos, capturing both art and Nature in their reflections!
Welcome to Week 130 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
The inspiration for this week’s theme comes from a photo that I took yesterday during a break in training at my work’s company headquarters in Raleigh, NC. So I took a look to find out, if I used this theme before, and, much to my surprise, Reflection is a fresh theme!! I don’t have to tell you that this is a theme that creates many an interpretation, ranging from the actual physical Reflection to the metaphysical and deep thoughts!
Therefore, take your creative license, polish it up and let your thoughts and lenses wander wherever they may take you; have fun! I look forward to seeing your creations!
Here’s the view toward the sky from the 8th floor patio…
It was a wonderful, balmy day in Raleigh, NC, as you can see from the cloud pattern above; the reflection is in the windows of the Red Hat Tower.
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)!!
I’m definitely looking forward to see your reflections upon this week!
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the wonderful theme of ooh, Shiny!; after a first foray into this theme with a moment from Chiusdino in Tuscany, I thought there might be another one in the catalog…
Sometimes, as we walk along the sidewalk, a shiny bit catches our eye; after a rain shower, there might be plenty of opportunity, particularly, if the Sun has come out from behind the clouds to announce its presence…
Another simple iPhone image to catch the radiance brought by the Sun!
Well, am I pleased that this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge happens to be on the theme of Reflecting? Yes, I am!!
The only problem that I have with this topic is to decide which ones of my images to select, as I have a fair amount of photographs that use a reflection. So I may do a number of posts, upon which we can reflect.
The first contribution is one of my favorite HDR images…
This image came about a number of years back, when I was photographing an agility event in Skowhegan, Maine. As we were done around mid-afternoon, and I had noticed that there were some nice skies, this spot came to mind for photographing. It is the hydroelectric facility in the middle of the town, where the Kennebec river flows through it.
While I’m still in Israel for a couple of days and missing a beauty of a snow storm that is battering New England, I thought there might be time for a quick Warped Wednesday before we get to Thursday haiku (yes, I’ve been writing them for over a year now and some are pretty decent). As I was poking around through some of my more abstract work, my eye caught one shot from December 2016 that could use a bit of a treatment.
This image was taken during a walk through Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, which I always enjoy. The swollen Nashua river provided a rich source for adjusted reflections…
The contrast between the branch rising above the river amidst the reflections of trees on the opposite shore caught my eye enough to capture this image. What I did with it in post processing is to add a bit of surreal, dreamy quality to it in PhotoShop Express on the iPad; this lends it a bit more ability to draw in the eye and allow it to keep this loosely focused ephemeral grasp on the mind.
Hope you like this treatment and have a dreamy day!
One of the interesting side effects of doing the Tuesday Photo Challenges, is that I also will keep the theme floating around in the recesses of my mind. What this causes is that, from time to time, I’ll catch something that I might not have noticed otherwise.
Such was the case on Wednesday, as I went to Cambridge, Massachusetts, for my guitar lesson at the Passim School of Music (great place!); as I was early, I stopped at the Starbucks across the street from the school and sat down with my Venti Triple Non-fat Latte (aka pretentious drink 🙂 ).
I caught the interplay between reflections and transparency, so I moved my iPhone around until I got the view that I wanted; then, as I noticed the oncoming car, waited to get the car in the frame as well. I figured that the motion of the car would add another little bit of interest.
Shadowy figures move down the street and are waiting at the crosswalk, while the Border Cafe (good and reasonably priced Mexican food) stands out sharp among fuzzy reflections (double-pane glass).