Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 151

Rising to the occasion!

Welcome to the 151st round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Thank you for a truly amazing set of Sunrise posts this week! With each new dawn, there were more gorgeous photos and great posts to enjoy. The variety of approaches showed off your creative touch, and I really enjoyed reading each and every one of them!

A big thanks for your effort and I hope you enjoy each other’s posts!

Here’s a sunrise from a number of years ago…

Sunrise over Warfield Ridge

As my wife and I were in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, I decided to take the opportunity to get some early morning photography of the battlefields, before tourists would descend upon the locale. The power of these locations around dawn is palpable and left a deep impression on me.

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

  1. We start with another wonderul contribution in pensivity101, where she shares great sunrises, some of which are from special days!
  2. Brian shares some amazing sunrises in his post in Bushboy’s World; plus there’s some rather fitting music for this week: great choice!
  3. Kammie has some great sunrises in her post in Nut House Central; love of camping helps experience them!
  4. We’re shown the benefit of getting up early in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery; that is a stunning series of images of the sunrise!
  5. In ladyleemanila‘s post, we are treated to a beautiful series of images silhouetting the city at sunrise.
  6. Yinglan shares a stunning sunrise photo this week in This is Another Story; Capitol Reef National Park looks amazing!
  7. Na’ama’s post in Na’ama Yehuda brings us both an amazing image and thoughtful prose to ponder the new dawn…
  8. A truly stunning sunrise is featured in Land of Images, as the Sun comes up over the Ribble.
  9. Mariola’s post in Little White Pearls brings us a couple of gorgeous sunrise shots from different seasons!
  10. Maria has another stunning photo in her blog KameraPromenader, where she captures the Sun’s first rays in frozen waterdrops…
  11. Sarah’s post in By Sarah features a stunning sunrise over the sea! Truly magical!
  12. Ann-Christine’s post in To See a World in a Grain of Sand shares some amazing sunrises, one of which must have been pretty noisy!
  13. In a lovely post in Willowsoul, we get several perspectives on sunrise; the dog maybe the smart one ūüôā
  14. This week’s entry in Chateaux des Fleurs captures several stunning sunrises from altitude.
  15. In a great post in Travel with Tech, we are treated to a gorgeous series of sunrise images.
  16. In a stunning post in Don’t Forget the Half, we get to see a great view of a stunning sunrise from an airplane.
  17. Jase definitely knows how to start us up in great photo in Proscenium; that is a wonderful sunrise!
  18. In a beautiful photo in Fleeting Muse, we get to see the Sun rise over the river Ganga in Varanasi, India.
  19. Penny’s poem in Penny Wilson Writes brings us to yearnings, unquenched, with tension that is palpable!
  20. Ken shares some amazing sunrise photos in his post in Pictures without Film; those look like great places to visit!
  21. Woolly found a trully glorious sunrise to photograph in Woolly Muses; the color and the water are amazing!
  22. More amazing sunrises show up in a lovely post in A Day in the Life; the light on the beach is stunning!
  23. With another great photo in their blog sgeoil, we are treated to a stunning sunrise!
  24. In a great post in Touring with Kids, we get to see sunrise from the point in the continental United States that sees it first: Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park!
  25. In iball round the world‘s post, we get to see the Sun rise at a truly exotic location: the Nile river!
  26. With a stunning photo in David Meredith’s Photoblog, we are treated to a fantastic set of cloud layers!
  27. Susan’s sunrise photo in Musin’ with Susan is truly gorgeous and has great color!
  28. In Don’t Hold Your Breath‘s post, we get to see a sunrise of the salt mines!
  29. Olga brings us some gorgeous sunrise photos in Stuff and what if…, which bookend a wonderful poem!
  30. Debbie has an amazing sunrise photo in her post in Twenty Four; the purples are stunning!
  31. Hammad’s post in the Blog of Hammad Rais reminds us the purpose of sunrise…rise and shine!!
  32. In another fabulous post in Another LQQK, Teressa gets us some great sunrises, regardless of the weather!
  33. In Junk Boat Travels, Jackie takes us to Bangkok, Thailand, where the sun is waiting…
  34. Ulli brings us an amazing photo in Banactee, and the temperature was definitely a bit cold!
  35. Irene’s photo in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine takes us to a sunrise over Mt. Baldy; it’s gorgeous!
  36. Debbie’s post in Travel with Intent is fabulous! The melodic sunrise in Venice is an experience of a lifetime!
  37. This week’s post in¬†One letter UP – diary 2.0 brings us two stunning sunrise images; which one is your favorite?
  38. In a wonderful post in Thief Images Photography Blog, we learn the value of long walks along the beach, with your camera!
  39. Kh√ľrt produced yet another stunning photo in Island in the Net; Sunrise over Carnegie Lake is simply amazing!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Sunrise

A chill in the air!

Welcome to week 151 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

This week’s theme is another instance of surprised that I haven’t used this theme before! While Morning has been a theme, Sunrise has not been used yet. As I always look for the themes to be accessible to everyone, I figured that the Sun is available to most of us, Earthlings. Of course, it does happen early in the day, so night owls might be disadvantaged, but I’m sure their creative minds can come up with a workaround for rising early!

Most of all, have a lot of fun with this theme!!

This sunrise is from last week…

A Cold Morning

I had the fun of spending a day with fellow photographers, braving the cold of the Maine coast! The temperature at this time was only 3F(-16C), but the sunrise was spectacular, and putting it behind the Portland Head lighthouse made for a dramatic image…

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here‚Äôs the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week‚Äôs topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you‚Äôre 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)!!

Looking forward to see what comes round the bend this week!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Anticipation

Do you quiver?

Welcome to Week 139 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

First of all, I’m running a bit behind schedule, as I am in the middle of redoing my studio space and just got the basics rewired during the past hour. ¬†There’s still the audio cabling and arranging of instruments and microphones to set up for some musical work. ¬†The end result is that I will be finishing up the weekly round up tomorrow for posting on Wednesday.

This is a perfect lead-in to this week’s theme, as the challenge is to capture Anticipation… ¬†That moment, when you know that what your heart desires is arriving soon, or maybe not… Will it or won’t it? ¬†All of us have felt the anticipation of that special day, when presents might arrive; it could be a birthday, Chanukah. Eid Al-Fitr, Sinterklaas, Christmas, or any other significant day. ¬†The look of wonder in a child’s eyes or many other possibilities.

I anticipate a truly amazing set of images, as we cross the Winter solstice in the Northern hemisphere (and Summer in the south). I’m filled with the joy of what I might get to see and read! ¬†Have fun and enjoy this season!

Here’s something we might anticipate…

Birth of the Sun

Each day the Sun rises… it is something that we might take for granted, but I, for one, eagerly anticipate the beauty that the new day will bring. ¬†While it is a daily event, there is something of renewal and spiritual recharge that occurs with the birth of the Sun…

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here‚Äôs the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week‚Äôs topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you‚Äôre 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)!!

Anticipate the wonders of the week!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tranquil

Recovery of reason!

Welcome to Week 137 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Amidst the hubbub of the holiday season (or is it the shopping season?), all of might wish for a moment of quietude; to find peace in the maelstrom of deadlines, demands and expectations is precious any time of year, and, possibly, even more sought after this time of year. ¬†With that in mind, I thought it might be nice to have this week’s theme be Tranquil!

Take a moment to breathe deep, maybe meditate and center yourself; let your creative mind’s eye guide you to express the Tranquil state. ¬†Hopefully, you are there, or it’s what you look to achieve. ¬†Have fun, relax and enjoy this week’s challenge!

Here’s a relaxing moment to get you going…

Peaceful Morning

Rocky Pond has provided for a number of great moments to photograph over the years, and this morning was no exception. Nearly still, with the Sun  peeking around the tree, accentuated by birdsong, this was a tranquil moment!

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here‚Äôs the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week‚Äôs topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you‚Äôre 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 a peaceful week!

A Monday Morning Moment

Solitary moments

Moments of inspiration can arise any time of the day, as some of us are morning people, afternoon folks or night owls.¬† There’s no rhyme or reason, that I know of, for the time of day for lighting the creative fuses, although I do understand that the distribution of preferred time of day is a tribal survival mechanism.

I’m neither a morning person nor a true night owl, although there is something about the quiet of the morning, before everything is stirring, that is very attractive to me; it allows for that meditative time, when all that surrounds us can be breathed in.

One such moments found me by the yoga tree…

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Sol, it arises!

As it was late Winter, morning was not coming too early for me to catch it and this moment shortly after sunrise was just magical!

Have a wonderful day!

Three Line Tales

Sun’s birth, repeating

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Twenty-Two of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales, week 122: a canal, boats and colourful houses
photo by Fabio Mangione via Unsplash

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Early dawn’s silence,
Unfolding day lies ahead.
Reincarnation.

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants‚Äô lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Rising in the Fields

Yoga Tree gives birth

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the very hopeful theme of Rise/Set, which asks to share some of our favorite sunrises or sunsets.

There are a couple of these that come to mine, so I may do more than a single post in response to this challenge.  Of course, those of you who have followed my blog for a while know what is coming next: the Yoga Tree!  I have captured her beauty around the time of many sunrises, as she stood proud in the fields.

This one may be a good place to start…

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Birth of the Sun

All we need is a bit of Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool album playing in the background, and we can be one with the Universe!

Have a wonderful day!

Morning Glow

Rising Fire

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Glow. ¬†Definitely a natural fit for quite a bit of my photography, as I enjoy backlit images…

Of course, a lot of my Yoga Tree images are in this category, as most were captured around sunrise with the Sun coming up behind the wondrous tree.¬† So for today, I thought I’d share a different tree.

Here’s something from an early morning start on a golf course…

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Rising Fire

The first peek at the Sun rising behind the tree reminds us of its awesome power!

Have a wonderful day!

Good day, Sunshine!

Wisdom and light

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the wonderful theme of ooh, Shiny!; on Monday I posted a piece with a bit of reflection to celebrate a bit of occlusion of the Sun by the Moon (no totality in New England).

This time, let’s take a look back at one of the images that I still enjoy from my Yoga Tree series…

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The Wise Tree

This image is definitely among the top of my list of Yoga Tree photographs, particularly, as it was one of the very early ones in the series; it was not the first, but certainly is the first to convince me that there was a lot to capture of this wondrous tree.  Oh, and yes, this is an iPhone shot as well.

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 44

Love’s daily nourishment

In this 44th installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge round up, we are treated to views of a subject that is important to all of us, the world over. Your thoughtful posts about the Color of Love are quite simply fantastic!

This subject matter allow for a variety of interpretations, of which you took advantage, in the most creative ways imaginable.  Your colors of love vary tremendously and are all magnificent!

Here’s another image that came to mind when I thought of the color of love…

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Rising Fire

On an early morning, there’s nothing like the Sun rising in all its glory to remind us of the love that permeates the entire universe. ¬†Let the loving rays of the Sun embrace us and fill us with warmth to ourselves and one another!

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

  • ladyleemanila‘s post is filled with beautiful images that express love in a number of ways, all wonderful!
  • Xenia brings us two entries this week, with the first one a Haiku of the love shining in the eyes as daylight fades¬†in¬†WhippetWisdom¬†and the second is a tanka and images that captures love in the eye in¬†WhippetWisdom!
  • pensitivity101¬†brings us the color of love in a number of images, including some beauties of roses!
  • This week, Miriam‚Äôs takes us to the center of her universe¬†in¬†The Showers of Blessing, as she brings us to the moment of meeting the love who is now her husband.
  • Pins N Ashes¬†shows us her color of love, which is wrapped around her wrist snugly and with great beauty.
  • Ron demonstrates his colors of love in¬†Progressing into Solitude¬†through a collage of images filled with colors that he loves.
  • Leaking Ink‚Äės thoughts on the color of love are complex and deep and demonstrated magnificently in photo!
  • Stella’s interpretation of the color of love is wonderful in her post in¬†Giggles & Tales; her images in this post capture it with great finesse!
  • Black Body¬†brings us to the beach with a number of natural circles that also include a much-loved color!
  • Judith‚Äôs post in¬†Nature Knows Best¬†brings out a cavalcade of color in a manner that truly shows us the love…
  • Cee’s tender images in her post in¬†Cee‚Äôs Photography¬†can’t help but let each viewer know what love means!
  • George is the Alchemist of the Woods, in which he demonstrates that a MTB ride can define true love!
  • Mac has a very definite choice for the color of love in her post in¬†Southern by Design;¬†¬†let’s see if you guess correctly!
  • Emily shares her colors of love with us in¬†Zombie Flamingoes¬†and they are truly stunning!
  • Debbie shares the importance of asking for help by letting love show the way in her post in¬†ForgivingConnects;¬†it also has some great photos to go with it!
  • Kh√ľrt brings a tender post in his blog Island in the Net, which talks about love as a daily affirmation rather than reserved for Valentine’s Day.
  • Sonya’s post in her great blog Middleton Road has a wonderful capture of one of the love locks near the Wellington water front.

Definitely a lovely array of posts on this topic. ¬†I hope you’ll have as much fun reading them, as I did! ¬†Now on to next week’s theme…