BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: TRACES OF THE PAST Y4-04

This is the only Black & White Sunday this month, and I decided that it should be Traces of the Past (the recurrent photo challenge on this blog). Here is one of the most beautiful landmarks of Northumberland – the famous Bamburgh Castle. The day I took this photo it glistened nicely in late, golden sunlight, but for this opportunity I decided to show it in silvery tones i.e. in black and white.  

Don’t feel bad if there are no old buildings in your surroundings, past can be found in many forms, not just architecture.  I count on your original interpretations to prove that. Take your time responding to the challenge and most of all HAVE FUN! 

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NOTICE: The next challenge on this blog will appear on 10 May. I’m taking a break. 

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: ZOOM IN, ZOOM OUT

Here’s another Thursday’s Special photo challenge for you. This time the theme is “zoom in, zoom out”. Show one subject/scene (whatever you like) from up close and far. Let’s see how different things seem when you have a closer look. Take your time posting for this challenge and don’t forget to have fun. Happy Thursday! 

P.S. I have been very busy and haven’t had time to see your entries from last week, but I will get there… 

zoomed in

 

zoomed out

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN APRIL – Y3

It’s time for another Pick a Word theme.  As usual you have a choice of five words for this photo challenge, and you can pick any of them, some of them or all.  I hope you will inspiration in this post.

dawning

condensed

coalescing

verdant

sempiternal

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dawning

 

burano street_potpis_condensed

condensed

 

kormorana dva_treca_SR_a_potpis_scale (1)

coalescing

 

rastoke uz rijeku-1_potpis_scale

verdant

 

rastoke potok na dnu sela_vib_potpis_scale (1)

sempiternal

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* If you wonder about the locations of the images:

#1 was captured at one sunrise in the Adriatic

#2 on Burano

#3 Farne Islands

#4 Croatia, Slunj

#5 Croatia, Slunj 

 

** Take your time posting. I will look at your entries next week. I hope you’ll have fun!

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: RECYCLED

This week’s Thursday’s Special theme is recycled. In the image below you can see a bench made of empty graffiti paint spray bottles. I hope you are a fan of recycling and that you will have no problems finding something for this theme. I look forward to seeing your entries  next week. 

 

To those that celebrate I wish a very happy Easter!   

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BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: AFTER AND BEFORE Y2-01

I almost let March go by without Black & White Sunday, and with a shorter weekend I only managed to post it today. Here’s a challenge which invites you to post the same image in colour and black and white. I call it “After and Before” and it is a recurrent event, the first one this year.

 

after

 

before

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Above you can see a wonderful piece of street art from my neighbourhood. I liked it so much that I wanted to see what it would look like in monochrome.

Now, if you would like to participate in this challenge, all you have to do is to show the same image both in colour and black and white. You can do any theme or subject that you like. Please, take your time and have fun.  Wishing you all a great week!  

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: WAY

In all the years of challenges I have never given you the theme WAY, so I thought it was about time I  included it in Thursday’s Special photo challenge. No other special reason than that. I will check the entries next Wednesday so take your time posting and let’s hope you will  find the right way 😉 

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST Y4-03

It’s time for another Traces of the Past theme and this month it shall be in colour. Peeking through bleak and bare trees and nature’s monochrome there is a beautiful Neogothic Parish church of Bled. Not one’s typical view of that enchanting Slovenian town, but the one I thought you might enjoy. For once I decided to show you an example from not so distant past as this church was built in the early 20th century. You have a week to post your entries for this photo challenge. In the meantime I wish you a happy Thursday and a great weekend!

 

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: WINTRY

This year winter came late, but when it finally did, it hit us intensely with tons of snow and storm winds. Snow even appeared on the streets of Rome and Venice. I did not go south to capture it, but here is a scene from a small town nested amidst Italian mountains. I apologize to my  friends in the Southern hemisphere for this theme, but I hope they can find something to interpret it: it does not have to be a new photo, or a photo of a landscape/town scene. It can be a reminder of winter, sort of a memento. Whatever you choose as a subject, I very much look forward to seeing your interpretations.  Take your time posting. I will look at your entries next week. Wishing you all a happy Thursday!

In the Cold I’m Standing (also the title of the enclosed track)

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN MARCH – Y3

As usual the first photo challenge in a month is Pick a Word. You have five words to choose from to interpret them in image(s). You can do one word, several words or all five of them.  I hope you will find this eclectic theme challenging enough. 

slivered

converted

ovine

traversed

muted

 

slivered

 

converted

 

ovine

 

traversed

 

muted

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***The above images were taken in La Gomera, Passo Tonale, Northumberland, Venice and Slovenia.

**P.S. Take your time responding. I will look at your entries next week. I still haven’t had time to see all entries for the last Black & White Sunday yet, but I am getting there 😉 .

 

 

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: TRACES OF THE PAST Y4-02

This is the only Black & White Sunday this month, and I decided that it should be Traces of the Past. Last summer I was lucky to visit, if only briefly, beautiful Rosslyn Chapel located in the village of  Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland. Once a place of Catholic worship, after the Scottish Reformation, Roman Catholic worship in the chapel was brought to an end, and the chapel was closed to public worship until 1861, when it was opened again as a place of worship according to the rites of the Scottish Episcopal Church, a member church of the Anglican Communion.

Since the 1980’s the chapel has been a subject of many speculative theories concerning a connection of  Freemasonry, the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail. It was prominently featured in the 2003 bestselling novel  The  Da Vinci Code and its film adaptation. Today it is a privately owned working church where services are held on Sundays and weddings and baptisms are reserved for the members of the Rosslyn Chapel congregation. Read more…

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I hope you will enjoy this theme again. Your traces of the past don’t have to include old architecture or planetary famous sites; I would be very glad to see your alternative take on the theme – maybe some traces from your own past… 

Don’t need to rush with your submissions….  The deadline is in two weeks.

 

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PAIR

For previous Thursday’s Special we did trios, and this time I would like you to show pairs in a photograph. You may choose one pair or several, it’s up to you. The deadline is next Wednesday.

My example is a pair of pears 😀

 

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P.S. I hope you will enjoy this challenge. I will look at your entries next week.