Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 186

Built against the slope of the hill

Welcome to the 186th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

There was no shortage of interesting Slope to your posts! I found some truly surprising takes on the theme and, as always, was delighted by the great photography and great poems and tales that were in your posts! I especially learned that cats can be taskmasters, and that slope appears in unusual locales!

It was a lot of fun to view and read all of your posts; thank you for a great set of contributions!

Here is another slope…

Looking over Volterra

In another image from Tuscany, we look over the rooftops of the town of Volterra, as the houses sit on the slope of the hill. The contrast between the old construction and satellite dishes stood out to me, so I decided to leave them in the image as a reminder that technology is everywhere!

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. This week gets kicked off with a wonderful post in The Jesh Studio, which enjoys autumn and brings us a wonderful slope!
  2. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, India, is a wonderful location, and Smruti captured it beautifully in F2.8_iso100; go check it out!
  3. Jackie shares a magnificent location in Ireland in her post in Junkboat Travels, which very spot my wife and I happened to visit this year during our vacation!
  4. Maria takes us to the wonderful Faroe Islands in her post in Kamerapromenader; great photo and wonderful location!
  5. TiongHan is accurate that it is difficult to find slopes in the flat lands of the Netherlands; nevertheless his photos in TiongHan’s Blog are stunning!
  6. Tatiana brings us something that surely could only happen in Vegas in her post in Vegas Great Attractions; it looks like a great warm place for a party and some ski slope fun!
  7. Jase shares the sense of footprints in the snow in a wonderful post in Proscenium; you’ve got to check this out!
  8. Maria finds some truly interesting places in her blog Sagittarius Viking; I can imagine that the area is amazing to explore!
  9. Cath captures the slope of the land in a great post in Cath’s Camera; which one of those images is your favorite?
  10. The south of France has some stunning villages, such as Saint Cirq Lapopie near the town of Cahors, featured in theOnlyD800intheHameau! Stunning photo!
  11. Irene has us visiting Indiana Dunes National in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine; definitely a fantastic area to enjoy!
  12. Nicole catches a slope of a different kind, as surf’s up in her amazing photo in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme; looks like a fantastic day!
  13. Bren has a gorgeous waterfall coming down the slope near Loch Leven in Bren & Ashley Ryan Photography; great location!
  14. David has another amazing photo in his post in David M’s Photoblog: the mist across Colpoy’s Bay is just stunning!
  15. Shelley proves that cats can be real taskmasters in a fantastic post in Quaint Revival; one cannot help but appreciate those cats!
  16. Eivor and Pearl love the gentle hills during their stroll in whippetwisdom; what gorgeous images! Xenia also has a wonderful post in Tranature that brings us to the wonderful slopes of farms!
  17. Diane not only brings us an amazing slope her post in pensivity101, but we also get to see robot mowers performing a ballet!
  18. Shakespeare has found a new home in the Underground in Debbie’s wonderful post in Travel with Intent; a really cool idea!
  19. The ski slope looks like a great place to be in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery, as we can clearly see!
  20. Marie takes us to the slopes of Zermatt, where we get to see dawn on Christmas morning in The New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect; gorgeous photo!
  21. Eric shows us some of the beautiful sloping trails in Eden Prairie, MN< in From the Lens; looks like a great place to go hiking!
  22. Teressa brings us some math for good measure of the slope images in her post in Another LQQK; Neumann Ranch looks like a great place to visit!
  23. Sandy shares a stunning image of a rocky slope in her post in Out of my Write Mind; the monochrome really makes it effective!
  24. Cee features some beautiful images of slopes in Oregon in Cee’s Photo Challenges; each looks amazing in its own way!
  25. Skye is shown of in the most gorgeous manner in Land of Images, as the rustic beauties are simply amazing!
  26. Nandini shares a great set of slope-themed haikus and great photos in her post in queennandini; awesome rainbows too!
  27. Russell has a fantastic image in Beautiful Photographs, as the horses get to amble along the slopes.
  28. Amy shows us how she edited her photo of the Fontana dell’Acqua Paolo in a great post in Photography Journal Blog; you’ll enjoy the process!
  29. After last week’s snow, we get a lovely fountain in a pond down the slope in a great post in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0; love this post!
  30. Woolly put together a wonderfully appropriate post for this time of year in Woolly Muses: seeing the beauty of the slopes and remembering what took place there in World War I.
  31. The slopes of the hills along the shores of the Danube make a wonderful location for vineyards in Musin’ with Susan! Also, please check out Susan’s week in review in Musin’ with Susan; see which image catches your eye!
  32. Chris explores the natural slopes in architecture in a great post in What’s (in) the Picture? The cross-section of architecture and Nature make an interesting image!
  33. In another lovely post in A Day in the Life, we get to enjoy a wonderful variety of slopes; great photos!

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Slope

Gentle slopes abound

Welcome to week 186 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

After all the work and personal travel, I’m running a bit behind on my blog work, so expect to see last week’s round up post tomorrow. I’ve taken a quick look at some of your Steep posts and they are amazing! As there was a certain amount of Slope to last week’s theme, I thought it might be follow up with that for this week’s theme. Whether the slope of a line, a gently flowing hill slope, or sloping down a stream, there’s plenty that can be done with this theme.

I’m looking forward to seeing what all of your creative minds will generate! Most of all, have fun with this one!

Here’s a Tuscan field…

Gentle Slopes

During our vacation in Italy, my wife and I got to see quite a bit of beautiful Tuscan landscape, such as this view here. Hill slopes in the distance set a wonderful backdrop for the gently sloping fields in the foreground. As you can tell, the weather was majestic!

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)!!

Gently slope down the hill and roll up your findings!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 154

Rolling along Tuscany!

Welcome to the 154th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Wow! Those entries rolled in rather nicely! There were a lot of creative approaches to our Roll theme, of which the dogs rolling certainly made me smile every time! Waves, gently rolling to the shore, and hills rolling across the horizon were fun to behold! Or rolling along the hills on a mountain bike! They were all a lot of fun to read.

Thank you all for the great posts that you put together and the fun you created!

As I wasn’t ecstatic about the rolling shot that I captured, I thought I’d bring two aspects of roll in one shot…

Fields of Tuscany

The hills of Tuscany are a truly fantastic location to visit, as the people are friendly, the food is amazing and the views are out of this world!

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

  1. Sarah is on a roll this week with two posts; her first post in By Sarah rolls the corrugated iron! In a second post in By Sarah, we are visiting the rolling hills.
  2. Nicole takes us for a ride in her post in Une Photo, Un Poéme, as she’s having fun riding in Cornwall!
  3. Ken takes us to Sandymouth Bay in his post in Pictures without Film; it’s truly rocking and rolling there!
  4. Danny’s post in Danny James Photography showcases a rather impressive roll!
  5. Shelley rolls in with another great post in Quaint Revival; she found some things that just come rolling in!
  6. In another interesting post in For the Love of, we see what happens when the refrigerator has to be rolled out to the pasture…
  7. Charles takes us to Montevideo in charlesewaugh, where the rolls complemented the wine very well!
  8. Ann-Christine’s rolling along in another great post in To See a World in a Grain of Sand, both down the street and the sidewalk!
  9. In Don’t Hold Your Breath‘s fantastic post this week, we learn about the railway station in Bharatpur, Rahasthan!
  10. Xenia brings us another great post in WhippetWisdom, with a villanelle that just rolls of the tongue!
  11. This week’s contribution in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery rolls onto the ferry in what looks like an amazing location!
  12. In a delightful post in pensivity101 we enjoy the unbridled joy of a dog rolling in the grass!
  13. Maria shares waves rolling into the beach in KameraPromenader with some fun kitesurfing!
  14. Irene takes us into the subway in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine, as we wait for a train to roll in!
  15. In Junk Boat Travels, Jackie brings us some amazing fog in Mazatlan and some delicious rolls!
  16. Jase almost cut their hair this week in Proscenium; time for a cut or just keep rolling?
  17. Na’ama’s poem in her post in Na’ama Yehuda teaches us how to stop a roll…
  18. Stella keeps the great photos rolling in Giggles & Tales, which shows us some interesting sights around Washington, D.C.
  19. Woolly is rolling in the hay in his post in Woolly Muses; or at least, rolls of hay!
  20. Sandy shares some great clouds in her post in Out of My Write Mind, which roll along like the words in her poem!
  21. With a great photo in Corazon181‘s post, we get to see the waves rolling in!
  22. Debbie features a pair of dogs rolling in the grass in her post in Twenty Four; they do have fun!
  23. Hammad brings us another awesome post in Blog of Hammad Rais, in which the waves roll in.
  24. A very cool roll is featured in this week’s post in Land of Images, which has to be thrilling!
  25. An important lesson from this week’s entry from iball round the world, as it’s good to bring your own roll…
  26. Susan provides us with a great puppy roll in her post in Musin’ with Susan; puppies can sleep in the darndest bends!
  27. In a fantastic post in Another LQQK, Teressa reminds us that it’s okay to roll the baseball in the house…
  28. Alive and Trekking is a great looking blog that shares great rolling clouds across Marlborough Sound with us!
  29. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 is a true throwback to the olden days, when film photography ruled!
  30. Debbie shares another great post in her blog, ForgivingConnects, as she’s on a roll with self-forgiveness and able to get back in the saddle!
  31. Donna brings lots of color in her post in Wind Kisses, as we roll through the Arizona hills; great to see all those flowers!
  32. Cee brings us some amazing hay rolls in Cee’s Photography, including some rather cool painted ones!
  33. Debbie’s post in Travel with Intent takes us to Rabat, where we get to see a vehicle that rolls no more; great car!
  34. Alice has a great set of rolls in her post in the 59 Club, which look really delicious!
  35. Please let all of these great bloggers know your thoughts about their posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 150

The first ‘Round’ round up!

Welcome to the 150th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

Amazing to get 50 contributions again this week! Thank you all for such great posts, which made creating this Round Round Up a lot of fun. It was wonderful to see how you perceive the world around you and the gorgeous photos and poetry that you produce!

Thank you for all your effort and thought that you put forth!

Here are some rolls of hay in Tuscany…

Fields of Tuscany

These rolls of hay in the rolling fields of Tuscany were just too much to resist!

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

  1. Starting things off this week, Ken brings us a mystical round in his post in Pictures without Film!
  2. There’s a bit of humor in this week’s contribution in pensivity101, which takes me way back to when I received a round Tuit 🙂
  3. Shelley comes around to tell us about her learning path in photography in Quaint Revival; clearly, she has learned plenty!
  4. In a rather opulent post in Heart to Heart, we enter a rotunda we lovely sculpture! Only in Vegas!
  5. Kammie has some more awesome photos in her post in Nut House Central; one of them goes way back in time!
  6. Michelle brings us an interesting view looking through a round window in Take a Walk and Discover. Cool post!
  7. Nicole provides the last round of Autumn in her post in Une Photo, un Poéme; it’s a lovely scene and well captured!
  8. Sometimes, all you need is serendipity, as Amy mentioned about her post in Photography Journal Blog; a lovely round lighthouse and some interesting post-processing!
  9. Xenia shares some stunning photos in her post in Tranature, as her haiku beckons Spring to come ever closer!
  10. In another lovely post in Light Motifs II, Paula brings us some rather interesting round views!
  11. Another stunning photograph in theOnlyD800intheHameau; Muslim architecture has amazing use of shapes and this one is certainly among the best!
  12. This week’s contribution in Chateaux des Fleurs shows us some interesting round shapes…although is one of them really round?
  13. Sarah’s photos in her post in By Sarah share a truly intriguing art installation that is amazing!
  14. Maria’s amazing photo in her blog KameraPromenader proves something that I didn’t know: it’s hard to blow soap bubbles at -20C!
  15. In a wonderful post in Travel with Tech, we get to see some really excellent street art! Which is your favorite?
  16. Ann-Christine’s view of the world in her post in To See a World in a Grain of Sand gives us some really unusual and amazing shapes!
  17. In another cool post in the 59 Club, we are reminded that there is a time and a place!
  18. In Junk Boat Travels, Jackie breaks out the round objects…including human lottery balls!
  19. Na’ama brings us agonizingly close to a delicacy in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; let me know, if you can resist it after seeing it and reading the poem that describes its journey!
  20. In a lovely post in Help from Heaven, we get to enjoy the view of Angels in the Round in Elche, Spain.
  21. Jase may have lost the challenge of resisting those delicacies, as we see in Proscenium; I definitely think it’s a win to eat those!
  22. In a great post in Corazon181, we get to enjoy how wine bottles have been made into wall art.
  23. Irene’s photo in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine shows off a delicate fern ready to unfurl; it’s gorgeous!
  24. Brian has another bunch of great photos in his post in Bushboy’s World; good to see that he found his marbles!
  25. In ladyleemanila we get to enjoy some excellent photos, that show off the roundness around us!
  26. Debbie’s photo in her post in Travel with Intent is dizzying! Looking down from that height might make the head go round and round!
  27. With a really interesting photo in Land of Images, we explorethe lowly manhole cover!
  28. Penny’s poem in Penny Wilson Writes transports us to those warm Summer memories that we all long for!
  29. Sandy’s post in Out of my Write Mind goes for an elegant simplicity with stunning images!
  30. Yinglan has gorgeous photos again, this week in This is Another Story, of which the cookies made me hungry!
  31. We’re treated to another amazing photo in Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery; that orb is a rather appropriate item to put in a roundabout!
  32. Cee has a great collection of round objects in her post in Cee’s Photography! They range from gears to tomatoes!
  33. In a fitting post in A Midnight Rider, we find that a lighthouse doesn’t have to cost a lot!
  34. In a post filled with interesting images in Wanderlust and Wonderment, we enjoy some truly unusual shapes!
  35. Debbie brings the round into focus in her post in Twenty Four; that’s a truly artistic view!
  36. In a marvelous post in Another LQQK, Teressa shares an interesting variety of round objects!
  37. In wonderful post in A Pause for Nature, we get to enjoy one of the key round objects in our lives: the Sun!
  38. Robert brings us some more amazing photos in Photo Roberts Blog; I have to admit that I’m rather partial to the last one, as it brings an unusual perspective!
  39. Donna takes us to Sedona in her post in Wind Kisses, where we get to experience some rather vibrant art!
  40. Woolly brings interesting variety in roundness in his post in Woolly Muses; I hope he got to partake of the contents of the barrels!
  41. Susan brings out the lensball for her shot in Musin’ with Susan; it makes for a gorgeous photo!!
  42. In Don’t Hold Your Breath‘s post, we might just enjoy the wonderful dessert!
  43. With a great photo, the post in the Numeric Citizen Blog reminds us that it’s always good to look up when exploring!
  44. This week’s post in One letter UP – diary 2.0 shares an interesting challenge with us: 3D Tic Tac Toe!
  45. Hammad’s post in the Blog of Hammad Rais looks at how we can round the patterns; easier said than done!
  46. Tracy enjoys her road trips and, as we can see from her post in Reflections of an Untidy Mind, this one was very interesting!
  47. With a magnificent photo in their blog sgeoil, we are reminded Nature has no sharp corners or edges, per Antonio Gaudi!
  48. Emily’s post in Zombie Flamingoes captures the round theme in an unexpected location…
  49. In a great post in Thief Images Photography Blog, we learn of the challenges of photography, particularly when leaving that one piece of gear home… I can relate!
  50. Debbie shares another wonderful post in ForgivingConnects, as she explores our inner values and how they relate to how we manage our money.

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 120

A vast field of fields!

Welcome to the 120th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Another record setting week of responses!

In your posts, you went afield and explored across various fields; there were many gorgeous fields that were photographed expertly and lots of interesting commentary that you included with your posts.  It was a fun read and kept me busy for quite a while, as you did set anothe record for entries!

Thanks to all of you for putting such quality entries together!

Here’s another field, this time from our trip to Italy…

Tuscan Fields

This field had caught my attention in the morning, as we passed it, but didn’t quite have the lighting that I wanted to see on it; luckily, the afternoon provided a wonderful sky and light that gave some character to the beauty that lay in front of me.

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

  • Nicole led off this week’s barrage of posts with a wonderful entry in Une Photo, Un Poéme on the flax culture in Normandy.
  • In pensivity101‘s lovely post, she highlights a color that might not be her favorite, but I agree that it looks amazing in Nature!
  • The day is peaceful, as we look across the field in Land of Images‘ contribution and see that the hay has been harvested and is ready for pickup.
  • Sarah’s entry in By Sarah gives us a view of one of those fields that you just want to walk through, as it is surrounded by beauty! [N.B. – blog may be set to private]
  • Kammie features some amazing fields in her post in The Nut House, so I’m curious to find out which one is your favorite!
  • A wonderful photo is featured in the post in Fatma Mahmoud, as we look across the lightposts to the blue field of the sky!
  • Not only is there a great photo that expands our field of view in Jordy’s Streamings, but I also enjoyed reading the post!
  • Ron shares a number of stunning photos of fields in his post in Progressing into Solitude, which show a true appreciation of wheat!
  • Ed captured a stunningly unique field in his post in In My Mind’s Eye, as it’s not every day that one sees a vertical field!
  • In a lovely post in Touring with Kids (a must read blog), we visit the gorgeous fields on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland.
  • A pair of stunning photos are featured in Chateaux des Fleurs, as we get both an exotic and more quotidian look at fields!
  • Lee’s post in ladyleemanilla takes us to some rather lovely fields, which look very inviting!
  • Another fantastic post in CitySonnet, where Maria studies the lovely flowers that we might find in the fields!
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom shows that whippet eyes are smiling among the fields of flowers.  Xenia’s second post in her blog, Tranature, gives us a stunning view of an orange poppy!
  • Ramya brings us truly amazing fields in her photos in And Miles to go before I sleep, which look very peaceful!
  • In Na’ama Yehuda‘s post, she brings us to the fields of gold, which also happens to be one of my favorite songs!
  • Lisa put together a great collection of fields in her post in A Day in the Life, which should also include some buffalo wings…
  • In another great post in WoollyMuses, there’s lots of yellow in the canola fields, and we also find time for a little cricket!
  • Jason is going for the cat cuteness factor in his post in Proscenium: I could use an entire field of cats, when they look that cute!
  • Candace may have encountered some storm clouds in her post in Netdancer’s Musings, and these clouds make Scotland look even more wonderful!
  • In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we are treated to some stunning scenery as we get to see the landscape of Malwa.
  • In a captivating photo in I’m Talking to Myself, the field is shrouded in fog, which adds to the mood of mystery!
  • Stella clearly has done some travelling, as is evident from the fields that she shares with us in Giggles & Tales; the photos of the fields are stunning!
  • The sheep may be looking for a place to get some food, as the really cool bit of agricultural memorabilia in the post in theOnlyD800intheHameau is missing…
  • Miriam’s post in The Shower of Blessings transports us Longleat, where she finds a rather nice estate, and some monkey business!
  • In a really interesting post in MVobsession, we go to a different field: a gallery where the cows float around!
  • The fields is amazingly bright in the post from Photography Journal Blog, which includes a great description of the photo!
  • Yinglan entry for this week’s theme in her blog, This is Another Story, has amazing vistas!
  • The great posts just keep on coming in One letter UP – diary 2.0, as we’re taking back in time for a bit of field exploration!
  • Petra asks us to share some love for the cattle in her in Photoworld vol. 3; they look peaceful and enjoying the fields that they are in, so let’s keep it that way!
  • In her blog Out of my Write Mind, Sandy caught a field truly aglow, which may just be a field filled with gold!
  • Olga capture a stunning image in her post in Stuff and what if…, between the sky and field, it doesn’t get much better!
  • The photo of the young cricketers, who seem eager to take the field in a lovely post in willowsoul!
  • Dawn features some of the stunning landscape that can be found in Cuba with a great post in TravelArtPix.
  • In Life in Minutes, we get treated to a wonderful photo of a field that appears to be enjoyed by the grazer!
  • Debbie’s post in Travel with Intent demonstrates that Paris is much more than the city of love!
  • With a stunning photo in Chill Mom’s Photos and Reviews, we are treated to a truly lovely field!
  • Donna’s post in Wind Kisses combines humor and Nature’s beauty, and also has a cute bear!
  • With great photos in KameraPromenader, Maria treats us to a wonderful view of a fox in the field!
  • Sonia makes a strong conection in her post in Sonia’s Musings, as the field connects nature to civilization.
  • Cee’s photos of fields in Cee’s Photography are just stunning!  Each of them brings something different and draws us in!
  • The Roaming Urban Gypsy strikes with 3 posts! Each on of the Roaming Urban Gypsy posts are part of a report on the Phoenix Community Garden.  With lots to look at, each of Roaming Urban Gypsy‘s posts is interesting!
  • Debbie wrote another wonderful post in ForgivingConnects, about standing in her inner guidance and being a forgiveness coach.  Wonderful post!
  • In a wonderfully photographed post in Life Amazing, the question is asked: Can I play? Of course! Come play in our challenge!
  • Charles takes us into the great fields of Yellowstone National Park with a great post in charlesewaugh.
  • Nicole has some fluffy fun in her post in Doar Nicole, as she brings on the poppies with great photos and text to match!
  • In a post filled with great fields in Serendipity, Encouraged, the author reminisces about bicycle rides that were epic!
  • Susan’s post in Musin’ with Susan features one of those vegetables that people either love or hate: kale!  Eat more kale!
  • With a great photo in Pictures without Film, we find some great stones in the field, as we approach Wren’s Egg.
  • Wandering through a field in the Blog of Hammad Rais, we get to experience the colors and lovely breezes!
  • Ilka also finds the beauty of field poppies in her post in A Thousand Miles, where she captures them beautifully!
  • With another great photo in sgeoil, we get the loveliness of the field and an appropriate quote from Ovid.
  • In a wonderful post in Ostendnomadography, we get to experience the green belt around Oostende, as we see the fields!
  • Khürt provides a report of a trip to Manhattan in his post in Island in the Net; his photos give us a stunning set of views that are wondrous to behold!
  • With a magnificent photo in Mostly Monochrome, we not only get a field, but also zebras!
  • A great post in Wanderlust and Wonderment brings us to the fields of ancestors, examining those who came before us.
  • A wonderful view of the field in front of their house is presented in the post in Pr@Gun!

I hope that you enjoy these posts and let the authors know!

WPC Final Week – Favorites – pt. 1

Tuscan Fields

The Final WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has presented their final theme of All-Time Favorites, which, while being a bit sad that it’s their last prompt, is a great way to finish.

Of course, we all know that it’s not necessarily easy to pick favorites from among all the photographs that I have shared over the years, I’ll try to do this week’s theme justice.  Some of these are based on feedback that I have received from my wonderful blog readers and some are just ones that I really like.

So here’s the first one…

Tuscan Fields

During last year’s vacation in la Bella Italia, we drove past this location on our way to Montepulciano, which is a wonderful Tuscan hill town.  The morning light wasn’t quite to my liking, but I did resolve to visit during the late afternoon to find this amazing scene in front of me.

It’s amazing what landscapes may unfold for us and this one certainly has kept my interest over the past year.  Have a wonderful day!

Reaching Ever Higher

The hill towns of Tuscany

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge provides the theme of Ascend.

There were a number of approaches to this theme that came to mind rather quickly, so you can expect more than one post for this theme…

As a started, I couldn’t help but think of the amount of ascending that my wife and I did while exploring the hill towns of Tuscany this year.  These picturesque towns had us climbing everywhere, as very few streets stayed at the same level very long, and none had us do more climbing than Massa Marittima, as we even ascended the tower at the top of the town for an amazing view.

Here’s part of the climbing that we did in Massa Marittima…

Where do they lead?

Luckily, the great food kept us well-sustained for all this climbing!

Have a wonderful day!

Shiny moment in Chiusdino

Shining light

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the wonderful theme of ooh, Shiny!; of course, this did generate some ideas, but I landed somewhere unexpected….

As I still had my Lightroom catalog from our trip to la Bella Italia open, why not take a browse?  That led me to the little village of Chiusdino, nearby where we stayed in the hamlet of Colordesoli (37 inhabitants).  It was a wonderful stay that allowed us to find the Abbey of San Galgano…

Abbey of San Galgano

A simple iPhone image, as we were just wandering around on our first day in Tuscany.  The location was simple magic and filled with spiritual energy, that was amplified by the stunning Sun!

Hope you enjoy!

The Ancient Elements – Earth

Mother Earth’s children

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the wonderful theme of Elemental; I’ll be sure to cover all the Ancient Elements of Fire, Water, Earth and Air during this week, as each has presented ample opportunities to me photographically.

In a break from the earlier posts in this series, I am going with a representational image for the Elemental of Earth.  In this image, we look toward the strong connection that humanity has with the earth for its sustenance, materials, living space and many other aspects of our daily lives…


Fields of Tuscany

This image came about from my noticing this particular field, as my wife and I were driving to the town of Pienza in Tuscany.  During the morning there were a number of photographers at this location, so I skipped it, only to find it even more to my liking in the afternoon!

Hope you enjoy!

Tuscan Rooftops – pt. 1

Shouting about rooftops!

During our vacation in Italy, I got plenty of opportunity to photograph the rooftops in a number of cities.  So, why not do a series of posts on rooftops.

This first installment is from the lovely hilltown of Massa Marittima.  In this town, we encountered some of the longest, steep climbs, as we made our way to the top to climb even further up the Torre del Candeliere, which provided the first view…

Looking over Massa Marittima

The second image is from walking along those steep streets to catch wonderful views that combine both the old and new…

Old and New

Many more to come!

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a quiet place where our minds meet

My Camera & I

This blog is my creative outlet where I can share my photos, my travels, my random thoughts and a bit of myself.

Maria Vincent Robinson

Photographer Of Life and moments

Does writing excuse watching?

Wasting time on the couch.

Dare Boldly

Artful Words to Inspire Everyday Living