Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round-Up 34

Wonderful trunk lines!

By now, we’re up to the 34th collection of responses to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Flow!  It’s great to see that all of your entries are still fresh and innovative every week, which is a true inspiration for me.

An idea that I’d like to propose to all of you, is to also ask for topics that you would like to see covered in the on-going series of Tuesday Photo Challenges; if there’s a topic that has you thinking creative thoughts, and you’re itching to use it in your photography, please let me know and I’ll be happy to build a challenge around it.

This week’s contributions included a variety of trunks, both of the moving and stationary kind!  The images were tremendous and you certainly displayed some great creativity.  Thank you all for these great contributions.

Another bit of trunk here, in hiding behind a trunk to make use of backlighting…

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Serene Sunlight

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

  • Ladyleemanilla provided images of two varieties of trunks, which were just beautiful! The baby elephant is simply precious!
  • Charles provided great images highlighting trunk texture in his blog  CharlesEWaugh; definitely go check them out!
  • Judith’s post in Nature Knows Best was filled with elephants (and a couple of trees), which looked just amazing and endearing enough to want to hug them!
  • Emily stood out from the crowd with her post in Zombie Flamingoes, as she provides us with an image of a steamer trunk.
  • Leaking Ink‘s post tells us all about an angry tree with a wonderful poem to match the topic.  Go on over and read it!
  • Xenia’s post in Whippetwisdom combines lovely photos of her whippets among the trunks with a wonderful tanka!
  • Miriam’s ode to a trunk in Out an’ About tells us of her appreciation of the massive redwoods of California, as well as the trees close to her home.

I absolutely love your entries, as they were a lot of fun the peruse!  Now, what can I pull together for the next one?

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trunk

Trunks are rock solid!

After the great response to last week’s challenge, which showed the state of flux, in which we find ourselves, it seemed appropriate to take a tour of something a bit more permanent this week.

As I wandered about on the farm property where my wife was getting her sheep herding lesson with our youngest Cardigan, I came up with the thought for this week.  The theme for this week is Trunk.  Of course, there is more than one way to use this word, as it can be the trunk of a tree, the trunk of an elephant, a steamer trunk, the trunk of a car (boot in non-American English), a railroad trunk, etc.

Whichever trunk you choose to portray, the challenge is to make something rather special of it.  I went in a very traditional direction in this image…

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Trunk Graveyard

I was struck by the variety of colors, textures and lines, as the light played across these past masters of the woods, which make for a rather spectacular view.

For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:

  • 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)!!

I’m sure that the ideas will flow forward, and not be truncated!  Have fun!

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Fujifilm X-T1 using a Fujifilm XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 LM OIS WR lens.  Exposure settings were at 1/80 second, f/8 at 640 ISO.