Welcome to the 80th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! This week saw many of you looking up to the sky where you found lots of inspiration!
The variety of images underscores the creativity of each and every one of you! You shared some stunning images, each with their own special aspects, and I was truly stunned by a number of your photos, which captured the theme in all its power!
Thank you all for great posts that gave me lots of pleasure in reading them!
Sometimes the sky can present some wondrous patterns…
This Yoga Tree image was taken on one of those wonderful early Winter mornings, when the air is crisp and the rising Sun holds the promise of a perfect day. The variation of air speeds in different layers in the atmosphere created some interesting cloud formations, making for a shot that contains both beauty and form.
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
Sarah kicked us off with lovely brooding skies over Auckland in By Sarah; she also create a second post with a beautifully reflected sky in By Sarah, which has a great set of leading lines in the image!
Ed presents a variety of skies in his post in In my Mind’s Eye, one of which has an awesome over-sized golfball!
Xenia also brings us a pair of posts; the first in whippetwisdom brings us wonderful vistas that include Lock Linnhe, a tanka and whippets! The second entry in whippetwisdom is in the Nevis range and has a great haiku!
ladyleemanilla has viewed the sky from lots of angles and with lots of interesting scenes; her range of images are fantastic!
Maria’s entry in citySonnet has stunning views of the sky with lots of intriguing cloud formations!
Poetry in Pictures brings us very cool skies, including one that contains last week’s theme: a bird!
This week, pensivity101 shares fantastic skies from sunrise to sunset!
In Folly’s Photoworld vol. 2, Petra brings us some rather gray skies, which are lightened up by a new dog! Petra also has a project in another blog, where she has photographed the sky every day since April 2012: Petra’s Himmelsbilder; you’ll want to check this out!!!
Stella’s selection of skies in Giggles & Tales are stunning! I particularly love the reflection; which one of her photos is your favorite?
This week, theonlyD800inthehameau has a beautifully photographed Sun silhoetting trees in the Sir Bani Yas game reserve in Abu Dhabi!
In Arizona Mary Photos, we’re treated to a great array of cloud-filled skies with interesting shapes!
In his blog Swaash, Swathi brings us wonderful skies from his visit to his grand ma’s house, which he clearly enjoyed very much!
Cee presents us with gorgeous skies in her entry in her awesome blog, Cee’s Photography!
Welcome to Week 80 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.
After enjoying all those amazing entries for last week’s theme of birds, time came once again to pick a theme! As I went out this past weekend to do some photography at Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, I took a look at the images from that little walk and found something that I liked. As a result, we get the theme of Sky!
I ask you to put your creative focus skyward to capture what strikes your interest! Whether it’s a skyline, amazing sky, a raptor circling in the sky, or any other idea you have, this week the sky’s the limit for your entries! Have some fun with this and share some amazing shots with each other in this week’s challenge!!
Here’s that image that got me looking skyward (by looking down)…
This image reveals part of the fun that I have shooting with a polarizing filter, as the polarizer greatly increases the depth of the blue that is reflected in the Nashua river.
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 looking forward to seeing what catches your eye this week…
During this season, the weather is expected to become more gentle, as the languid breezes of Summer are getting ever closer. However, there are still opportunities for those storms that light up the sky, as they drench the landscape with rain. They come in quick, unleash their fury and disappear just as quickly. With this weather in mind, New Englanders keep an eye on the sky for indications of trouble…
This sky brought some spotty rain on the farm, but looked like it could have carried some heavier downpour with it.
As we’re looking toward the future, we strive to reach beyond what the horizon obscures and understand all that may occur. In doing so, do we lose track of what each and every day holds for us? Appreciating each and every moment, while making decision that bode well for our planet, humanity, our family and ourselves, allows us to live truly full lives.
Look toward each and every new horizon, and embrace all that you see as today’s realm of possibilities.
The image on page 6 was shot on September 5, while I was waiting for my car to be serviced. It had just rained and I sauntered over to the Panera close to the dealership to get a bit of breakfast.
After a (somewhat) healthy power breakfast with a cup of hot green tea, I was walking back and rather liked the sky that presented itself, so was looking for an opportunity to photograph it in some fashion.
As it happened, the dealership had planted a nice row of sunflowers along the edge of their lot to dress things up a bit. I liked the idea of juxtaposing the sunflower against the doughnut shop and the sky; a bit of a 3-way contrast between sun and rain, as well as healthy sunflower seeds vs killer doughnuts. A bit of finding the position to line up flower, shop and sky, and you see the result here.