Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past 03

For the third time this year Thursday’s Special is bringing you a challenge dedicated to past. It can be a distant past or a recent one. It can be a past that is abandoned and about to be forgotten, or past that is still functional and intertwined with present.

My example is one of England’s most iconic structures that most of you will be able recognise and locate.

 

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I am curious to see what traces of the past you have found on your travels or in your home town. Please, join me in this challenge and share a past-related photo post.

P.S. I’ve heard from a confidential source that the attached score is one of the Queen’s favourite songs.

 

Check out the great entries for this challenge. Click on the titles above images:

Traces of the past by Marie

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Traces of the past by Debbie

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Traces of the past by CG

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Pauline’s traces of the past 

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Traces of the past by Irene Waters

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Traces of the past from Sylvia

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Traces of the past by Tish

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Traces of the past by Klara

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Traces of the past by Suzanne

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Traces of the past by Geriatrix

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Traces of the past by Anna

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Black & White Sunday: Summertime

When we think of summer, we think of it in colours, mostly blue and green, and all those bright and lively colours that can be seen on funny clothes, bathing suits and sun umbrellas, but what does summer look like when it is stripped of colour?  Join the challenge and find out….

 

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Beach

 

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Beach moving

 

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Floating together

 

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Catching Willy

 

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Lingering longingly

 

It was a good day for some.

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Here are the entries to this challenge. Click on the titles above images to go to their blogs:

 

Summertime by Susan Judd

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Summertime by Sonya

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Summer harvest by Debbie

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Summertime by Klara

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Summertime by DM

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Summertime by Brenda

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Summertime by Marilyn

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Grazing horses in B&W

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Surfers  

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Summertime by Lynne

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Thursday’s Special: Flare

An unwanted element in photography brought on, among other things, by shooting directly at sun without using a lens hood, or a creative element that adds to the composition of a photo?

Whatever your views on flare in photography, I hope you’ll join me in this challenge and maybe think about alternative approaches to the theme.

Some of the following definitions of flare might help you with that.

Excerpt from Free Dictionary 

Flare, noun

      1. A brief wavering blaze of light.
      2. A device that produces a bright light for signaling,illumination,or identification.
      3. An outbreak, as of emotion or activity.
      4. An expanding or opening outward.
      5. An unwanted reflection within an optical system or the resultant fogging of the image.
      6. A solar flare.
      7. Football  A short pass to a back running toward the sideline.
      8. Baseball  A fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield.
      9. Medicine – An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.
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 (click to zoom in to absorb all this radiant sunshine)

 

The tune is my latest musical discovery – a band from Romania named “Flare” with the song titled Recover. Enjoy!

 

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Here are the entries for this challenge. Please, click on the titles above images:

 

Flare by DM

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Flare by Pommepal

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Flare by Geriatrix Fotogallerie

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Flare by Debbie

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Flare by Irene

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Flare by Anna

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Flare by Klara

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Flare in Flowers by CG

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Flare by Tish

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Flare by Susan Judd

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Flare by Sonya

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Flair for adventure by Jaspa

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Sun shower by Lynne

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Flare by Tobias

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Flare by Marie

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Flare by Liesbeth

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Black and White Sunday: Sculpture

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Break it down in the world of secrets

 

My example for today’s sculpture theme is an alchemist sitting at the doorstep of a cafe in Bratislava. He was at the point of explaining one of his theories while I was passing by. Follow my lead, if you will, and post a photo(s) of a sculpture in black and white. Do it today or over the next six days. Happy Sunday!

 

 

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Look at the participants’ entries by clicking on the titles above images:

 

Sculpture by Debbie

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Sculpture by Ese

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Sculpture by Klara

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Sculpture by Middleton Road

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Sculpture by Candy

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Sculpture by Linda

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Sculpture by DM

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Sculpture by Tish

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Sculpture by Susan Judd

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Sequel sculpture by Tish

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Sculpture by Francesca

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Sculpture by Lynne

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Sculpture by Lori

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Sculptures by Jo

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Thursday’s Special: Time (response to guest challenge)

One of the three sundials in Zagreb can be found in the oldest street in the city, Tkalčićeva. It’s summer, early in the morning, a week day, and many of the residents have fled the town to enjoy their holidays at the coast.

The place looks still and strangely empty, as if frozen in time.

 

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 (click on the image to zoom in)

This is my response to Debbie’s guest challenge time. Check out her post and join us this Thursday with your interpretations of the theme. Your links are eagerly awaited; link here and to Debbie’s guest post.

 

 

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Here come participants’ contributions in order of submission: (click on the titles above images to go to their blogs)

 

Time by the Jagged Man

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Time by Restless Jo

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Time by Middleton Road

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Time by Pommepal

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Time by Susan Judd

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Time by Art is Horseshit

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Time by Irene Waters

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Time by Tish Farrell

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Time by Klara

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Time by Anna

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Time window by Tobias

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Right time by Tobias

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