Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 61

You’re all unusual!!

Welcome to the 61st round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  In picking the theme of Unusual, I knew that I’d open the doors wide for your creative brains…

It was an absolute joy to read your posts, some of which made me think, chuckle and snort and some of which made me laugh out loud!  Your eye for the unusual was combined with a great view of how to present that unusual in the best light.  Please read each others’ posts and be as amused and tickled as I was!!

Thank you for another great set of entries and all the hard work that you put into your posts!!

Here’s something rather unusual (it’s one of a kind!)…


Graffiti Anatomy

As many of you are aware, I collect unusual, custom toys/collectibles, some of which are rather frightening or disturbing.  This Graffiti Anatomy was a very limited edition cast made by Chris Alexander; what makes each one unique is that the purchaser was allowed to select the color scheme to be used by Chris.

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

  • pensivity101 went full tilt with a series of winners to the caption contest that was implied with the image that I provided; punster indeed!
  • I have to say that the image in Bushboy’s World was one that truly surprised me, although it is clear that Nature has plenty of surprises for us!
  • Ladyleemanilla alwys has a wealth of images to share for these challenges, and this week’s unusual set of contributions were, as always, wonderful!
  • Raj’s images in his blog XDrive provided some unusual images, which, as he said, can only happen in India!
  • Nicole’s post  in Une Photo, un poéme tells us about Bréhat Island off the coast of Brittany, which is rather unusual… go find out why!
  • Charles takes us to the unusual geography of Yellowstone in his post in charlesewaugh!
  • Sliku svoju ljubim II provides us with the most unusual cross between a mustache and a beard!!
  • Gwen of the wonderful blog Field Notes from over the Hill has a bunch of unusual occurrences in her post this week!
  • Stella’s images in Giggles & Tales have some wonderfully odd views; she proves that sometimes the way you look at something can have quite the effect.
  • As Cee is well known for her odd ball challenge, I was not surprised that her entry in Cee’s Photography was truly unusual!
  • Photo Robert’s Blog is filled with amazing photography and his entry in this week’s challenge was quite apt!
  • A Fiery Spirit is a cool blog and what unusual images in the post for this challenge!
  • Candace’s photo series in Netdancer’s Musings .truly has one of the most unusual occurrences that I have ever seen…you’d better go see for yourself!
  • Miriam’s post in Showers of Blessing has wonderful photos of one of the more unusual geese: the Egyptian goose!
  • By Sarah is a beautiful blog and her entry proves that two heads are better than one!
  • Xenia goes wordless in whippetwisdom.com this week; it must have been the stunned silence by Eivor staring at the castle that caused this.
  • Marie found a total screamer in her unusual post in The New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect!
  • What is so unusual about a white horse, you say?  Go to theonlyD800inthehameau, and find out for yourself!
  • Judith has found some really nice fruit in Nature Knows Best; there’s something unusual about it ….
  • Cookies & Moo entertains us with a rather unique view!
  • Let me know, if you can view Miriam’s post in  Out an’ About without laughing!
  • Marga’s post in The Photographer Smiled… may be a bit unusual, unless you cut your apples with scissors every day!
  • Lacy’s photos in Adventures of a Busy Mom capture some rather unique formations, but leave me wondering: how do trees feel about this?
  • Debbie’s post in ForgivingConnects presents a most unusual being: the forgiving person!
  • Bullyboy’s post in Travel387 shows us an image that I find hard to explain, as it presents so much unusualness!
  • Sonya allows us to relate in her post in Middleton Road, as we’re all likely to have found ourselves in that position…
  • Khürt extols the unusual powers of Hüll Melon hop in his post in Island in the Net; Troon Brewing knows just what to do with this hop!

This is another great set of images, posts and participation! Thanks to each of you for taking the time and being creative!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Unusual

You’re so unusual!

Welcome to Week 61 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

After another week of amazing entries to last week’s challenge, I thought it might be interesting to return to my old tricks and throw you a bit of a curve ball with this week’s theme.  Your challenge is to come up with an image (or more than one) that captures the theme of Unusual.  I’m confident that your creative eyes and minds observe plenty of scenes during your week that you could consider unusual, so I’m eager to see them in your entries.

As usual, you can take poetic license into any direction that your vision desires, as your photography can be as unusual, as you want.  Extra credit for creative captions!

Here’s a rather unusual scene that my wife and I came across in Ostia Antica…

Where’s my hand?

This statue is of the god Mithras about to kill a bull.  Mithraism was a cult religion during the days of the Roman empire from the 1st – 4th century C.E., which had underground temples called mithraea.  The religion was inspired by Persian worship of the god Mithra; during the heyday of the Roman empire, many foreign religious influences were adopted by Romans in Italy.

The caption is inspired by one of my Facebook friends, who recognized the humor in this scene immediately!

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)!!

I can’t wait to see what kind of unusual entries you’ll serve up this week!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 21

You’re so unusual!

Of course, when you receive a challenge that asks you to photograph the Unusual, I can expect to see some really cool photographs that highlight oddities and the unexpected. The amusement factor was extremely high with some of these image, so you’ll want to check out everyone’s contributions to this week’s challenge.

Each of you found some really interesting out of place scenes, a number of which definitely made me laugh!!  Everyone excelled at finding interesting material for this challenge.  I think that some fun was had this week!

A number of years back , I chanced upon this little scene in Holyoke, Massachusetts.  It had a couple of surprises…

Non Sequitur

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

  • LadyLeeManilla jumped on this challenge with some fantastic surprises ranging from bats growing on trees to a sleeping pilot in the cockpit.
  • Charles’ blog CharlesEWaugh has great reads and views and his post for this challenge had some very unusual trees…
  • Judith’s post in Nature Knows Best has a rather strange combination of birds!
  • Miriam’s post in Out an’ About, definitely made me laugh, from huge prawns to silly forced perspectives!
  • Debbie, in Forgiving Journal, showed some scenes where something didn’t fit in; can you find what doesn’t fit?
  • Steve’s Steve Newcomb Photography post gave us a perfect view of a shovel, on a roof!!

I hope that I got everyone’s posts! Go check out each other’s posts and enjoy the wonderful range of expressions that we find!

Who can guess what the next challenge will be?

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Unusual

She’s so unusual

Welcome to episode 21 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  As we jus thad another great week of contributions, I thought it might be time for another curve ball with this week’s theme.

I’d like to challenge you to produce photos with the following theme: Unusual!  Capture something or someone, clearly at odds with its environment or looks rather strange all by its lone self.  This challenge is very much about observing your environment, and noticing what is out of place, which is a great exercise for the mind.

This also will give you an opportunity to hone your photography skills, because you’ll have the opportunity to capture the reason for why your subject is at odds with the world around it.

As an example of what I’m looking for, here’s a little vista that I uncovered when looking to photograph a beautiful sunset during a trip to Chincoteague…

Unusual Vista.

You can see what I was thinking, as seeing the dumpster and port-a-potty right on this beautiful beach made me chuckle; it gave me something to contrast the beauty of what Nature presented against what humanity contributed.

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
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

I have every confidence that each of you will be able to highlight the unusual in the world!  This should be a lot of fun to see all the results of your creative endeavors!!

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon 5D MkII using an EF 24-105mm f/4 lens.  The exposure settings were 1/160 second, at f/8 and 400 ISO.

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