Tuesday Photo Challenge – Overhead

What is green and gold?

Welcome to week 172 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! Please note that last week’s Round Up will be published later tonight (EDT)

Clearly, I need to spend more time going back through all of my travel photography, as there are so many images that I have never had the time to process. The inspiration for this week’s theme came from there… As I often take the time to look at things around me from a different angle, I thought that Overhead might make a good theme. Of course, you can feel free to interpret the theme in any direction that you may wish, as the word has multiple meanings in the English language!

So, I hope that your overhead will be minimal in looking at what lies overhead this week, as you come up with some creative views and interpretations of the world around you! Have fun with this theme and definitely think out of the box!

Here’s what I saw, when I looked overhead in Israel 3 years ago…

The Canopy is Rich!

As I finished up my exploration of the wonderful site of Apollonia, just north of Herzliyah, in Israel, I walked under these gorgeous trees and looked up. And, there it was, playing among the leaves: a strong Sun making its presence felt!

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)!!

Don’t look straight into the Sun (even with your camera)! Looking forward to all of your great images!

Friday Mystery Location – 2019 #013

Where is this gorgeous location?

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

This one might be a bit tricky, but I can tell you that I have not seen water that blue in many locations….

Where is this?

Nice weather…ancient ruins…

There are some ancient ruins here and the weather is really nice. You’d probably want to vacation in this area!

The answer: this is Apollonia, a settlement just north of Herzliyah, Israel; the ruins here are impressive and tell an interesting tale about those times.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rectangles

Rectangles everywhere!

Welcome to week 171 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

The inspiration for this week’s theme comes from my starting to organize a bit of my travel photography. While doing this, I came across an image from 2008 during one of my visits to the Netherlands. As there is quite a bit of geometry at work, I thought that Rectangles might be an interesting theme, as they are everywhere and can be captured in many ways. You can get them straight on, or at angle that warps the perspective… Feel free to let your creativity guide your rectangular interpretation!

Above all, have some fun and share your vision!

Here’s that capture with lots of rectangles…

Institute of Sound+Vision

This image is from inside the Netherlands Institute of Sound+Vision (Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid); the view downward caught my eye, and luckily I still had my camera in outdoor settings (it was a bright February day), so that the exposure caused the moving figure to blur. It made for a nice serendipitous effect!

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)!!

Don’t be a square! Go capture some rectangles and have a blast!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 170

Sculpture everywhere…

Welcome to the 170th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

What an amazing set of sculptures were featured in your posts! It was especially wonderful to see some of the rather unusual sculptures that you captured in your adventures. It would be interesting to map all of your photos across the globe, as you covered a wide variety of locations; also, I noticed that some of your paths intersected across time, which gives that small planet feeling!

Thank you for a tremendous set of posts, which were a joy to read and peruse. I hope you had fun with them as well!

Here’s another piece of sculpture…

Sacrifice

One of the wonderful discoveries during our trip to Italy, was the archaeological park ‘Gli Scavi di Ostia Antica’, which is a must visit, as it gives a great sense of what the ancient port city of Rome was like. During our wanderings through these excavations, we came upon this piece of sculpture below ground; it was worth getting there and finding this example of the cult of Mithras…

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Maria kicks things off in Reykjavik, Iceland, as she captures the Sun Voyager in her blog Kamerapromenader! Her approach is wonderful in these images!
  2. Sarah brings sculpture into perspective in her post in By Sarah; the photo looks amazing!
  3. This week’s incredible post in Don’t Hold Your Breath has us visiting the library of Celsus with some stunning sculptures!
  4. Brian features a couple of truly interesting sculptures in Bushboy’s World, both of which contrast one another nicely!
  5. This week’s post for the theme in pensivity101 goes very literary with a Midsummer Night’s Dream…fantastic!
  6. Na’ama takes us to a nice quiet break in Na’ama Yehuda, as we get wrapped up in a story during reading time…
  7. Sometimes a statue can look down on the passing crowds with a bit of disdain, as we see in theOnlyD800intheHameau! Great shot and sculpture!
  8. Indira brings us some amazing sculptures in her post in Sharing Thoughts; which is your favorite?
  9. Ken brings us a more ephemeral type of sculpture in his blog Pictures without Film; it’s stunning and looks right at home!
  10. In a wonderful post in the blog The Jesh Studio, we get to see a good variety of sculpture, some of which looks familiar…
  11. With another fantastic image, Chateaux des Fleurs brings us an amazing sculpture that makes me want to stop by and meet them!
  12. A very cool post in the59Club bids us all to come together with a great sculpture in Eschenbach and song to inspire us!
  13. Jackie may have shared only a single piece of sculpture in her post in Junk Boat Travels, but it’s filled with wonderful figures that made my mind fill with joy!
  14. Jase takes us to a significant memorial in Proscenium, as we visit the World Trade Center site.
  15. David finds sculpture in interesting places in his post in David M’s Photoblog; his photos are simply stunning!
  16. Teresa has us join her on a visit to Bilbao in her post in Travel with Tech, where we visit the Guggenheim Museum and can’t help but hang with Puppy!
  17. Marie’s wonderful post in the New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect features a wonderful set of sculptures in Lisbon, which appear imprisoned…
  18. Ann-Christine gives us another view of the Sun Voyager in her post in To See a World in a Grain of Sand…; she managed to find a moment without a ton of people…
  19. Xenia takes us to a wonderful location in her blog, Tranature, as we encounter great sculpture in Knockan Crag Nature Reserve. Xenia and her whippets provides us a more detailed view of these great sculptures in WhippetWisdom; a really awesome post!
  20. Debbie shares a fantastic image in her post Travel with Intent, which features the sculptures of Plensa; these sculptures are certainly intriguing! Another post in Travel with Intent has us visiting Moldova!
  21. Robert’s photo in Photo Roberts Blog highlights an interesting piece of sculpture, which he captured perfectly!
  22. Cee features some unusual sculptures in her post in Cee’s Photography; they have a very organic quality to them!
  23. Sandy takes to Nature in her post in Out of My Write Mind; the sculpture is something amazing!
  24. Woolly gets technical on us in a great post in Woolly Muses, and differentiates between sculpture and statue; his photos highlight both wonderfully and look fantastic!
  25. Lots of amazing sculpture in a wonderful post in Life Amazing, which has a couple that really make me smile!
  26. iball round the world gives us the opportunity to consider whether or not we would spend close to a million dollars on a rat…it’s a rather cool rat!
  27. Quincy has a great view of a some amazing sculptures in Q’s Place, which are definitely classics!
  28. That’s a very interesting piece of sculpture in For the Love of…; it brings a message with it!
  29. We get a gentle reminder in a very cool post in Heart 2 Heart, which is not to screw up! Of course, the reminder is in the form of sculpture!
  30. There is certainly something special about a bridge being protected by a monkey, as we see in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery! Fantastic image!
  31. Jez takes their camera for a walk and the results are in the post in Jez Braithwaite, which is some fantastic images of cool sculpture!
  32. This week, we go Take a Walk and Discover... to encounter a truly stunning Buddha!
  33. Carol’s wonderful post in The Apples in my Orchard just makes me want to break out into a song and create some letters! Very cool sculpture!
  34. Kristina’s blog is looking for enchantment…, and judging from the post for this week’s theme, we should not disenchant her. Wonderful post and Gorgon!
  35. Eliza introduces us to some amazing sculpture in Silkeborg, Denmark, in her post in Albatz Adventures; I particularly like ‘Busting to pee’!
  36. Sonya shares a wonderful photo in her post in Middleton Road, which is very apt on the eve of a rugby match!
  37. Deb finds a really interesting piece of sculpture for her post in Twenty-Four; I’m just waiting for the horse to step forward!
  38. Sculpture can sometimes be extremely lifelike, as we see in A Day in the Life; what are your thoughts on these?
  39. There’s nothing light about the sculpture that we see in Land of Images; or maybe there is….
  40. In another great photo in OneMillionPhotographs, we get up close and personal with a lovely piece at the Art Institute of Chicago.
  41. A wonderful post in XingFuMama shows off some of the great sculpture at Seattle’s waterfront.
  42. Irene finds a watchful owl in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine, which is in Frederik Meijer Gardens; it’s stunning!
  43. A magnificent post in Len Journeys examines sculptures made of a variety of materials. I am very impressed with this array of images!
  44. A very interesting photo in Musin’ with Susan has us relaxing at the plaza, which is a great thing to do! Also, take a look at the challenges that Susan entered in this post in Musin’ with Susan!
  45. The circus is the focus of a magnificent post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0; those are a lovely set of sculptures!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 169

Welcome to the 169th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Your Hills were fantastic and definitely represented a great variety of approaches. Some of them were large, and some were hidden in the names… It was fun to read all of your posts and great to see all of the creative thoughts that you put into them. I hope that all of you go out there and check these posts!

Thank you for your patience and allowing me to get caught up!

Here is another view of a hill…

Looking up the Hill

The view here is from the river up the hill toward Prague’s St. Vitus Cathedral. It was a wonderful day of not previously planned sight-seeing due to a flight cancellation.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Ken starts this week’s theme off with a Fairy Mound in his blog Pictures without Film; the location of Bryn Celli Ddu sounds magical as well!
  2. The scenery brought in this week’s entry in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery gives us a wonderful view of the French Hills!
  3. Jackie shares some humor in her post in Junk Boat Travels, as the visual pun just jumps of the screen!
  4. Another wonderful post in pensivity101, which demonstrates that no matter how flat you may think Lincolnshire is, there are hills to be found nearby in the Malverns!
  5. Maria takes us back to Iceland in her blog Kamerapromenader! This week, the hills bring along a glacier!
  6. Debbie brings us to the mountain in her post in Travel with Intent, which is a stunning sculpture! In a second post in Travel with Intent, she also presents a gorgeous bridge of flowers!
  7. Sarah shows us the path up the hill in her post in By Sarah; time for a hike and see what lies atop!
  8. Irene finds a fantastic hill in Heaven’s Sunshine; the shape of it is truly interesting!
  9. It may have required huffing and puffing to get the great photos in the post in Travel with Tech, and it clearly was worth it!
  10. With another great post in Up North, Eric takes us on a hike across hilly terrain.
  11. David finds a great variety of hills in his post in David M’s Photoblog; the color (or absence thereof) is wonderful!
  12. Nicole shares a wonderful photo in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; La Roche d’Oëtre looks amazing!
  13. In another wonderful entry in the series in Priene in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we visit the acropolis!
  14. Xenia’s takes us and her whippets into the hills in her post in WhippetWisdom; a wonderful post! In her other blog, Tranature, we get to experience Coigach dreams!
  15. In a magnificent post in Touring with Kids, we learn about travel inspiration, as we get up Arthur’s Seat!
  16. n a great post in Life Amazing, we hit the hills and get to enjoy some fantastic views!
  17. Woolly goes back in time in Woolly Muses, and we land on Belgium’s Hill 60, where a rich history took place…
  18. Klara’s post in her blog Sliku svoju ljubim II shares the perils of driving a stretch limo in the streets of San Francisco!
  19. In iball round the world‘s awesome post, wego up the hill to enjoy the magnificent Sacre Coeur!
  20. Sandy has us climbing the mountain in her post in Out of My Write Mind; the view is well worth it!
  21. Hammad makes us wonder who the girl on the hill is in the Blog of Hammad Rais; is it possibly Jill?
  22. There’s nothing like a wonderful view on Skye, as we see in Land of Images; Ben Tianavaig looks stunning!
  23. Eliza brings us a world-wide view of hills in her post in Albatz Adventures; those look amazing to visit!
  24. The hills of San Francisco are very daunting in a great post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0; the views are classics!
  25. Khürt certainly got very creative with this week’s theme in Island in the Net; his hills are everywhere…
  26. With a wonderful post in Heart 2 Heart, we are en route to Shimla, which looks rather inviting!
  27. Brian brings out the words in Bushboy’s World, which really get to the top of the hill, and complement the photo rather nicely!
  28. Tatiana creates a big splash of color in TravelArtPix with the great view of the hilltop buildings of Guanajuato!
  29. Ann-Christine shares a wonderful image in To See a World in a Grain of Sand…, where the mood is just stunning!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Sculpture

Welcome to week 170 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

I’m home and slowly catching up, after getting a flight cancelled on Saturday and thus not getting home until Sunday. There was a benefit, as it allowed me to visit the beautiful city of Prague on Saturday. I’m halfway through this last week’s Round Up and will finish it on Tuesday night.

For this week’s theme, I was inspired by the significant amount of wall decoration that I encountered both in Brno and Prague. The theme of Sculpture challenges you to share photography of Sculpture both large and small, as you enjoy it in your world. There should be plenty of opportunity to find some cool Sculpture!

Have fun and feel free to make some faces back at the sculpture!

Here’s a rather serious looking gent, as he holds up the wall…

The load is heavy…

This is one of the sculptures that can be found on buildings off one of the main squares in Brno. Their faces are expressive and sometimes even a bit intimidating!

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)!!

Don’t just stand there like a statue! Go out and capture some sculpture…

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 168

Inside the wall…

Welcome to the 168th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

My apologies for this very late round up; sometimes business travel can overtake one’s schedule and that certainly happened this week.

Finishing up this wonderful array of posts on the theme of Wall in my hotel room in Prague makes me appreciate all the creativity of your entries even more. My brain and eyes may be tired, but your entries broke through those barriers and made me smile, chuckle and muse with appreciation in viewing and reading your awesome posts!

Thank you very kindly for all of your great posts and the hard work that went into them and even more for your patience!

Here is another view of a wall…

Inside the walls…Spilberk Castle

The climb up to Spilberk Castle is good exercise on a warm day, for which you are rewarded with a spectacular bit of construction. As it was later in the day, I only had time to visit the Casemate, which included the interior of the wall. Believe me, you didn’t want to end up here as a prisoner…

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Sarah starts things for this theme with a stunning wall of wood in her post in By Sarah; I love the way that it is photographed!
  2. Nicole takes us to the Cotswolds for a classic wall in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; this reminds me of the many walls of this kind that we find in New England.
  3. Kammie shares a great collection of walls in her post in Nut House Central; there are some great stone walls and a barn in need of some work…
  4. Brian definitely has the trophy for best growth on a wall; in Bushboy’s World, he features a 24 meter high vertical garden! Impressive!!
  5. Xenia’s finds a natural wall for her post in WhippetWisdom; the haibun brings us even closer to them! In a second post, Xenia brings us a completely different set of walls in Tranature, which are wonderful to see!
  6. The walls in this week’s entry in Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery are truly ancient and interesting!
  7. I have to share that I love the post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, with amazing walls and great locals below Priene.
  8. Na’ama brings some of the essential qualities of walls into focus in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; did you think of all of these?
  9. In this week’s contribution in Take a Walk and Discover…, Michelle uncovers Pegasus soaring on the wall!
  10. In a thoughtful post in Life Amazing, we view a wide variety of walls of differing ages and stature.
  11. Debbie recognizes the power of repetition in her post in Travel with Intent, where walls spring into being!
  12. Maggie explores a wall from the past in a lovely post in pensivity101, which shows that walls may lose one function and possibly gain another!
  13. The walls that are featured in the post in theonlyD800inthehameau appear to be closing in; a great photo!
  14. The image in the wonderful post in Chateaux des Fleurs makes me wonder what this building might have had as its functions.
  15. In an excellent set of photos in the 59 Club blog, we get a great sense of the ruins of Castle Waldeck… Alice also brings us a wonderful wall of vegetation in another post in the 59 Club blog.
  16. Jase’s post in Proscenium definitely made me chuckle; that photo gives us a lot to look at and wonder what games people play…
  17. In another cool post in Travel with Tech, we get to see some interesting things that can be put on walls!
  18. David gives a great view of the city walls of Chester in David M’s Photoblog; this also shows a great adaptive re-use across the ages.
  19. Jackie has some awesome wall shots in her post in Junk Boat Travels, which provide a living view of the wall!
  20. In Heart 2 Heart, we get a lovely wall that is filled with test tubes babies of the plant kind!
  21. Sandy shares a bit of canyon caution with us in her post in Out of My Write Mind; those walls could come down…
  22. Woolly has walls of various construction materials in his post in WoollyMuses, only one of which is not Big Bad Wolf-proof…
  23. Walls can take different shapes, depending on function, which we can see in Land of Images; sea defense is a key role!
  24. With a wonderful photo in Up North, Eric brings us to the granddaddy of all walls: the Great Wall of China!
  25. Eliza first shares a variety of Great Wall photos in her post in Albatz Adventures. She then brings us up close with the Comic Book characters in her second post in Albatz Adventures.
  26. In iball round the world‘s post, we get to enjoy the John Lennon Wall in Prague; which changes constantly!
  27. In the post for this theme in sgeoil, we are face to face with a simple wall, which does all it’s intended to do!
  28. Deb shares a lovely photography of a wall in her post in Twenty-Four; if I’m not mistaken, it has the mark of repair…
  29. Robert demonstrates another function of walls in his post in Photo Robert Blog: a canvas for artistic expression!
  30. In a stunning post in Suburban Tracks, we get to visit the walls of Berlin and their artistic outlets…
  31. Indira shows us in her post in Sharing Thoughts that walls might not be enough to control Nature’s progress!
  32. Marie shares some of the details in her post in the New 3 Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect; the details are what make the wall!
  33. Cee not only shares some colorful and interesting walls with us in Cee’s Photography, but she also captured them beautifully!
  34. In a great post by syncwithdeep, we are confronted with a wall of strength!
  35. Ramya was surprised by the tiled wall she encountered in And miles to go before I sleep…, which is beautiful!
  36. Klara’s post in her blog Sliku svoju ljubim II shows that walls can be made of tractors to protest the affairs of state in Brussels!
  37. There are some interesting walls in the post in A Day In The Life, some of which are for sharing!
  38. In another inspiring post in For the Love of …, we look at the beautification of walls that is taking place in numerous cities, and also provides an additional outlet for art!
  39. Amy takes us to the Cambridge American Cemetery in Photography Journal Blog, where she captures the walls of the missing…
  40. Maria made me go WOW with her shot of Skogafoss in Iceland in her blog Kamerapromenader! She perfectly captured the scale and power of the waterfall!
  41. Len truly captured the art of design in his photography in Len’s Journeys; these walls are expressive and evoke emotion!
  42. Hannah shares a powerful wall of Nature in her post in Zebra’s Child. A truly lovely image!
  43. Teressa shares some interesting walls and details of these walls in her post in Another LQQK, it is interesting what approaches can be taken to dress up our basic walls!
  44. There is definite growth on this wall in another great post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0; I like the coloring of the leaves!
  45. This week’s entry in Thief Images Photography Blog makes me muse what words would be uttered by those walls…

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