Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 211

A climb toward the heavens…

Welcome to the 211th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

In this second week of being back in the saddle this new year, it’s fun to see all the great entries that you contributed! Thank you very much for such great work! Your twists on this theme were a pleasure to read and view, and it’s great to see that all the twists come together in this manner.

Here’s a twist that I had to ascend…

Twisting to Heaven

During our vacation in Italy, my wife and I started in Ostia Antica, the ancient port city of Rome; there we found the castle of Pope Julius II, who valued his privacy, judging by the fortifications.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Diane kicked things off in her post in pensivity101 with a wonderful bit of prose inspired by the image of the tree twisting up into the sky in the abbey’s courtyard. Beautifully done!
  2. There’s a wonderful capture of the twist of the vine in this week’s entry in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery; the view of the vine, makes me wonder what lovely grapes will grow there!
  3. Maria twists our perceptions in her post in Kamerapromenader, as she brings us a very creative approach in PhotoShop! Great twist!
  4. Brian takes us into Nature’s creative realm in his post in Bushboy’s World, as Mother Nature displays great variety in her choice!
  5. In another great post in Wanderlust and Wonderment, we are treated to a magnificent twist of Nature, learn the ropes and get to shout about it! Check it out!
  6. Teresa brings us another amazing photo in her post in My Camera & I, which shows us how life can adapt to the forces put upon it!
  7. Alice shows off a rather nautical theme in the fence in her post in The 59 Club; great capture and angle on this one!
  8. There are some rather significant twists in an amazing shot in David M’s Photoblog, as both the hungry ones and the patient parent contort for this shot!
  9. Nicole provides us with the pleasure of another stunning photo in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; the capture of the twists in this tree is gorgeous!
  10. Ken not only shows off his photos skills in a great post in Pictures without Film, as he also shares his rich sense of humor in this post! Love it!!
  11. Xenia brings on her Whippetwisdom in a lovely post, which features some of my favorite subjects: dogs and driftwood, plus I love the poetry as well!
  12. Cee has us all twisted up in her contribution in Cee’s Photo Challenges! Those twists are both whimsical and utilitarian with a hint of Samba!
  13. Sandy brings us Winter with a twist in her post in Out of my Write Mind, combining the chills and beauty in an artful manner!
  14. The lovely photo and quote in Sgeoil‘s post made me think of the Fates of greek mythology, as they spin, draw out and cut the thread of life. Wonderfully done!

Please let all these wonderful authors know how much you enjoy their blog posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 159

The wheel deal!

Welcome to the 159th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

You wheelly created some amazing posts this week! Yes, I stole the pun too, but I couldn’t resist! The wheels were fantastic and, yes, there are a couple of cool surprises among these posts! Thank you very much for such a great set of posts!

Now, I’m off to Ireland for 12 days, so you can expect to see a photo or two of the Emerald Isle!

There’s no wheel, like an old wheel…

Down on the Farm

There’s nothing more interesting to me that to take some time to browse through a farm, as there are so many great machines and innovations there.

  1. With another wonderful post, A Day in the Life takes us right onto the farm for a great wheel photo!
  2. Sarah shares another wonderful photo in her post in By Sarah; that wheel has seen better days!
  3. In another magnificent post in pensivity101 we go back on the wheel of time gliding along the canals!
  4. Shelley’s approach to the theme, in her post in Quaint Revival, takes a couple of twists and turns…. Yes, it is fun!
  5. Na’ama shares a wonderful poem in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; the wheel turns no more…
  6. Ken takes us back to a bit of older technology in his post in Pictures without Film; those wheels have produced for quite a while!
  7. The place in the left photo looks familiar in the post in JKRoaming – Travel Blog; I bet John and Karen have been where I was before!
  8. This week’s entry in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery takes us to a wonderful valley in Austria for some classic wheels!
  9. Ann-Christine shares a rather sizable prayer wheel in her post in To See the World in a Grain of Sand…; it looks stunning!
  10. Danny’s entry this week in Danny James Photography shows what can be done with a bit of extra time…
  11. In another great post in Another LQQK, Teressa takes us to Neumann ranch in Montana for some stunning wheels!
  12. That’s a wonderful wheel on the wall in the post in Chateaux des Fleurs! It might be more useful somewhere else…
  13. This week’s contribution in the 59Club shows off another good use for the wheel: throwing pottery!
  14. David’s post in David Meredith’s Photoblog shows that a wheel can be a perch… In a second post in David Meridith’s Photoblog, we get great detail of the rear wheel of a steam traction engine.
  15. In another awesome post in Touring with Kids, we visit the Great Smoky Mountains for some magnificent wheels!
  16. Jase wonders how the grass grows in a great post in Proscenium, which is understandable…
  17. Brian’s post in Bushboy’s World makes us wonder how that wheel got to where it is…
  18. Travel with Tech brings us right atop the London Eye with stunning photos both of and from the Eye!
  19. With another great photo in the OnlyD800intheHameau, we find ourselves in Saint Martial-sur-Isop with a lovely wheel!
  20. In this week’s post in Land of Images we’ll want to keep our noses close to the grindstone!
  21. A lovely post in Hadd Hai Yaar shows us the great wheel of Gothenburg, Sweden!
  22. Sandy is head over wheels in her post in Out of My Write Mind, as the statuary demonstrates!
  23. Debbie’s post in Travel with Intent shares a good number of immense wheels around the world! Stunning!
  24. In a magnificent post in iBall Round the World, we find ourselves in Budapest, where the big eye is stunning!
  25. With another lovely post in the New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect, Marie brings us to Aarhus, Denmark for a splash of water wheel!
  26. I really enjoyed the post in Len Journeys about German wheels; but then I might be biased because of what I drive…
  27. Donna shares some real lessons from learning to ride a bike in her post in Wind Kisses; remember that practice makes for progress!
  28. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0, goes back in time to a fly and drive vacation…sounds wonderful!
  29. In a great post in Life Amazing, we get lots of fantastic images of wheels in black and white!
  30. Susan has a lovely photo in Musin’ with Susan from a great time in Maui! Those are serious wheels!
  31. In another great post by Heart 2 Heart, it is noted that many wheels were on the move, but there’s one…

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round-Up 15

A great set of trash(y) photos!

This week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge was a little different to say the least.  All participants were challenged to photograph trash, which is not your everyday photography subject 🙂

Part of the reason begind this challenge was to stretch photographic muscles a bit by finding the beauty in something inherently ugly.  As expected, the entries were fantastic with some true gems of trashy photography!

After the couch, here’s another one of my trash images…

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It’s everywhere…

This photo is both about the debris left behind, but also brings some structure to the foreground in the orderly pattern of the bricks.

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • Emily’s exploration of the uses of detritus and its treatment in Zombie Flamingos showed a very positive side in a great post.
  • Sonya, in her blog Middleton Road, showed a beautiful image of trash that was gorgeously composed!
  • Debbie, whose blog is Forgiving Journal, recovered strawberry plants from what she thought was trash in a great post that reminds us that love is all there is.
  • Judith writes a blog titled Nature Knows Best, in which she wrote about flowers getting treated like trash.
  • Steve’s new blog Steve Newcomb Photography, sported a great take on the trash that is generated by the tabloids!
  • Nikki’s post in her blog, A Kinder Way, found trash all over the place in lots of different guises!
  • Miriam, of the Out an’ About blog, showed us that we can improve the world around us!

A truly fantastic array of posts!!  Thanks to everyone for participating!!

I have a somewhat cleaner topic in mind for this week, which you’ll see tomorrow morning.

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