Black & White Sunday: Towering

Black & White Sunday challenge this week has towering as a theme. Towering can be a building, a person, a mountain, or a tree.. maybe you can finish the list? Show me your black and white examples of towering. Today I have three and they all include towers. When you make a post, link it to this challenge and leave me your links in the comment section bellow.

 

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Being able to enjoy sunny Tuscany if only for a few days is a bliss.

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The most distinctive building in modern London is Shard, at least to my eyes

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In medieval times Bologna’s skyline was crowded with high towers, very much like Manhattan today. This is what is left of them… 

 

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This week a devastating earthquake hit the central Italy and killed about 300 people and children by erasing half of the town of Amatrice and damaging badly nearby municipalities at about 100 miles from Rome.

There isn’t anything I can do in face of this tragedy, but to say a silent prayer for all the victims. 

 

Check out the entries for this challenge:

https://priorhouse.wordpress.com/2016/08/28/opera-in-park-towering-carillon

 

 

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Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word

This is another Thursday’s Special photo challenge. Today you have an opportunity to choose between five unrelated words and to make a photo post (in colour) on one of the selected themes. If you can do more than one words, it’s OK with me too😀.

So, here it goes:

  • elusive

  • profusion

  • viscid

  • brilliant

  • disorder

 

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elusive

(listen to the gentle tune)

 

After you make a post consisting of one or more photographs, link to this post and leave me a comment in the comment section. Wish you all a happy Thursday!

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P.S. As of yesterday the poll is open for Traces of the Past contest. Please, cast your vote!

P.S.S. As usual this Pick a word challenge will not be subject to a poll owing to a versatile character of the challenge.

 

Please click on the links bellow to see what the challenge participants have entered for these themes:

https://restlessjo.me/2016/08/25/a-profusion-of-water-lilies/

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2016/08/25/a-seagull-named-jonathan

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/08/25/thursdays-special-seaside-disorder

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/08/25/reflective-profusion-arles-reflection

https://teepee12.com/2016/08/25/green-profusion-thursdays-special

https://lucidgypsy.com/2016/08/26/an-elusive-mountain

https://westrowcooper.uk/2016/08/26/brilliant-disorder

https://adrianevansphotography.wordpress.com/2016/08/26/thursdays-special-profusion

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2016/08/26/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-2

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/08/26/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-2

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2016/08/27/honey-from-wild-bees-2

https://sonyavdg.wordpress.com/2016/08/28/thursdays-special-pick-a-word

 

 

Vote for Traces of the Past

The winner of the last week’s contest poll for the best Seascape is Adrian Evans. This week (till next Wednesday) you have an opportunity to vote for your favourite Traces of the past. If you want to see these fine posts, please look for their links here.

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Now it is time to vote: 

 

 

In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion

From a pleasant warmth, to a scorching heat, it is finally starting to chill my feet. 

That’s what the month of Leo has been like for me. 

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This is my entry for Cardinal Guzman’s inspiring monthly photo challenge Changing Seasons.

 

Black & White Sunday: Composition

For today’s theme – composition – you may decide to show photos where you paid special attention to this important element in photography, where you either respected the conventional rules in photography (such as the rule of thirds) or you chose to broke them to make the image more interesting, or you may take an entirely different approach in your interpretation. The focus does not need to be on the layout of elements that make a photo; you can simply show us a photo of a composition, and that can be just about anything. Remember to make it black and white. 

 

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You know the drill. Make a post for this theme, link it to this post and leave me your link in the comment section bellow.

P.S.
If you haven’t checked out the last Sunday’s post, please do. I have enclosed links to participants’ entries, and I must say that there are some wonderful contributions.

The next challenge on this blog is this coming Thursday (see the theme). 

 

Please, check out these beautiful entries for the challenge:

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/bw-sunday-lysebotn

https://lucidgypsy.com/2016/08/21/paulas-black-and-white-sunday/

https://photographworks.me/2016/08/21/black-and-white-sunday-composition

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/08/21/the-railway-men-black-white-sunday

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2016/08/b-sunday.html

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/black-and-white-sunday-composition

https://suejudd.com/2016/08/21/black-white-sunday-composition

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/composition

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/sundays-black-and-white-challenge-composition-and-a-shed

https://teepee12.com/2016/08/21/when-the-magic-worked-black-white-sunday-composition/

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/black-white-sunday-composition/

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/abstract-photography11/

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2016/08/21/storm-brewing

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/the-swarm

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/08/22/black-white-sunday-composition

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/bw-sunday-composition/

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/08/23/peeping-at-parliament-edinburgh-miralles/

A Rare Beauty

Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past Y2-05

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Santuario della Beata Vergine Maria delle Grazie; Curtatone

 

“Traces of the Past” is a recurring photo challenge theme on this blog (one month in colour, other in B&W). You don’t have to look far into the past for it. People from “old” continents do not have to have advantage over bloggers from the North American continent. I mostly post old architecture for this event, but please feel free to post anything from the past: be it old letters, chest box, costumes, or something from a recent past, or something that is not man-made at all.  

If you want to participate in Thursday’s Special challenge, link to this post and leave me links to your entries in the comment section bellow. Yesterday I started a poll where you can vote for your favourite “seascape” entry. The poll will be opened till next Wednesday, 24 August. For further themes and events please consult the Scheduled challenges page. Have a happy and peaceful Thursday!

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P.S. For those that need to be reminded of the rules:

I will not enclose links to the entries that are linked to several challenges. (Some people, however, have posts with multiple photos which they intend for several events, and that is fine as long as different photos are used for different challenges).

The idea of contest polls was conceived to enhance interaction between photo bloggers and to present their work, but if you don’t want your entry to be entered in such a poll, make sure to let me know (if possible without attacking me). 

I will make sure to ban, spam (whatever it takes) those bloggers that do not come in peace, but come attacking, making false assumptions and accusations against me.  

P.S.S. As of last week and after three years of absence the “like” button on this blog has been restored. When I removed it years ago, I thought that the lack of the said button (which I originally considered as a shallow interaction option and a lure for people to return “traffic” on others’ blogs) would encourage  people to  leave meaningful comments and incite interesting discussions. However, I have noticed that commenting is time consuming for many people who are still interested in keeping track of others’ posts, and that sometimes those bloggers that do have time to comment, use the commenting option to extend conversations to personal stuff and topics completely unrelated to posts which is not what I have expected from them. This has made me rethink the idea of the “like” button so I have reinstated it to allow people that don’t have time or a need to talk to let me know that they have been here.

Thank you for reading me.

 

I am glad to present links to bloggers’ contributions for this challenge: 

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/cross-roads

https://restlessjo.me/2016/08/18/scampston-walled-garden

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/carcasonne

https://suejudd.com/2016/08/18/traces-of-the-past-cathedral-for-slate

https://adrianevansphotography.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/traces-of-the-past-thursdays-special

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/traces-of-the-past-8

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/08/18/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past-4

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2016/08/19/thursday-special-8

https://westrowcooper.uk/2016/08/19/balcony-in-alcudia

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2016/08/disturbing-and-being-distrubed.html

https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/thursdays-special-grandfathers-clock

https://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/museum-of

https://artalsolife.com/2016/08/24/traces-of-the-past

 

Vote for Seascape

You guys really love seascapes. I was very happy to see nothing less than 19 entries last week. Here you can see them again in the slideshow, and make sure to vote in the poll bellow. The winner of the last week’s poll for “best shadow” is Klara Bach. Congratulations! 

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Black & White Sunday: Favourite

This week I want you to post a photo of your “favourite”. Be it a place, a thing, a person, a pastime or your holiday. Your favourite anything. Maybe the favourite shot you have taken and still haven’t published. The only requirement for this “favourite” is to make it black and white. It goes without saying that sepia, cool tones and other variations (including selective colouring) are permitted.

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My favourite encounter from recent holiday. Say hello to Rina 

 

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You know the drill. Make a post for this theme, link it to this post and leave me your link in the comment section bellow.

P.S.
If you haven’t checked out the last Sunday’s post, please do. I have enclosed links to participants’ entries, and I must say that there are some wonderful contributions.

 

Please have a look at this week’s entries:

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/08/14/granite-island-iles-lavezzi-corsica

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/08/14/black-white-sunday-favourite

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2016/08/no-doping-needed.html

https://teepee12.com/2016/08/15/black-white-sunday-on-monday-olympus-om-d-e-m5

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/08/15/black-white-sunday-favourite/

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/bw-sunday-favourite

https://lucidgypsy.com/2016/08/15/black-and-white-sunday-favourite

https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/glamorous-great-blue-heron

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/08/16/big-sky-over-wenlock-edge

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/incy-wincy-spider-4

https://3rsofretirement.com/2016/08/16/black-white-sunday-a-favorite

https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/bw-sunday-my-favourite-bird

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/rockin-in-oman/

 

Thursday’s Special: Seascape

I am well aware that all of you don’t live by the sea (me neither), but if you can’t take a photo of sea for this occasion, maybe you can dig something out from your archives?

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If you want to participate in Thursday’s Special challenge, link to this post and leave me links to your entries in the comment section bellow. Yesterday I started a poll where you can vote for your favourite “shadow” entry. The poll will be opened till next Wednesday, 17 August. For further themes and events please consult the Scheduled challenges page.

 

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Please check out the entries for this challenge. There are some spectacular ones: 

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/08/11/seascape-marseille-from-frioul

https://restlessjo.me/2016/08/11/where-would-you-rather-be

https://patriciasteinpictures.wordpress.com/2016/08/09/wildes-wetter

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/cornati-islands-of-croatia

https://irenewaters19.com/2016/08/11/seascape-thursdays-special

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/sea-without-water

https://adrianevansphotography.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/seascape-thursdays-special

https://lucidgypsy.com/2016/08/11/a-seascape-framed

https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/thursdays-special-cornish-seascape

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/08/11/cornish-christmas-seascape-port-wrinkle

https://suejudd.com/2016/08/11/seascapes-from-my-cornish-tin-mine-album

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/08/11/thursdays-special-seascapes

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2016/08/slippery-when-wet.html

https://empireoflights.com/2016/08/12/seascapes

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/seascapes

https://12monthsinwarsaw.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/seascape

https://cornwallincolours.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/thursday-special-seascape

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2016/08/14/firth-of-moray-2

https://sonyavdg.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/thursday-special-seascape

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