THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRIO

Welcome to another Thursday’s Special event. Today you are invited to post a photo (or several) of a trio of some kind, be it animate or inanimate, the choice is yours.  I will look at the entries next week. Have a great Thursday and weekend!

Here are my triplets: 

 

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P.S. Look out for the next Thursday’s Special on 22 February!

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

Here we are in February already and it is time for another Pick a Word themed photo  challenge. Maybe you will find the choice of today’s words stimulating, maybe too challenging, but in case you decide to join the challenge, I will be happy to look at your entries whether it is interpretation of one, several or all of the given words.

innate

protuberant

rectangular

interspersed

fluorescent

innate

protuberant

rectangular

interspersed

fluorescent

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Post when you are ready, and I will look at your entries next week. Have a happy Thursday! 

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: ONCE OVER

If you think that you have seen this image before, you are right. I have posted it once for “After and Before” challenge. This time I would like to show a variation of the same scene. In the first photo I placed a tripod on a small bridge facing the rocks to be able to do a long exposure. There wasn’t much room to maneuver especially with passing visitors.

In the second one however, I placed the camera on the fence of the bridge which allowed me to frame my shot better. This is the frame that I prefer. I did not stop there I edited it a bit differently too, by giving it a fresher look. I hope that this time people will be actually able to see the faces on the rocks 😀

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Take your time posting for this challenge. I will look at the entries early next week. 

P.S. I posted two different frames of the same scene here to show the difference and to show how sometimes a compromise of using a fence or other stable surface can come handy instead of a tripod that requires some room. It was not by any means an invitation to criticize my photos. I know that people that do it are not photo experts, but this is my blog, I keep it as a source of relaxation for myself and not for others to annoy me.

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: MESSAGE

For this challenge I decided to post a photo I took while I was pretending to be a tourist in my own town. It was a fun experiment with some really cool finds like this one from the upper town which is very frequented by visitors all year around. 

So here it is – my message or should I say “massage” from Zagreb 😀

“HALLO” FROM ZAGREB

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P.S. You know the drill – post your contributions for this week’s theme before next Thursday and link here. 

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: STILL LIFE

It’s winter where I am, and with uncomfortably cold and wet weather all I can think of in terms of creativity are some “studio” shots. Here’s an example of low-key still life in black and white. Your theme for this week’s Black and White Sunday is still life – it does not have to bee low-key of course.  I hope that you will have fun answering this prompt. 

 

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST Y4-01

The story of Melrose Abbey extends back to some time before 650AD, though its origins are at a place now known as Old Melrose (called Mailros at the time) which stands in a loop in the River Tweed some 2.5 miles east of the monastery you see today. ..

Old Melrose, was destroyed by Kenneth Mac Alpin, King of the Scots, in 839. The site was later used as a place of retreat and it is possible that a church continued in use there for centuries after the monastery’s destruction. 

In 1136 King David I asked Cistercian monks from Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire to found an abbey in Melrose. David intended this to be on the site of St Aidan’s earlier monastery at Mailros, suggesting the location was still seen as having religious significance. The Cistercians, however, needed good farming land within which to place their abbey, and appear to have been successful in their negotiations with the king. The end result was the establishment of a monastery a little further west at a place then called Little Fordell. Today this is known as Melrose.

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Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders

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Traces of the Past is a recurrent photo challenge that happens every month, and this is the fourth year it has been running. Next month you’ll be able to participate in Traces of the Past in Black and White for one of the two Black & White Sundays. You are free to choose whatever traces of the past you can find. It does not have to be a distant one, or rich in history; it can be something personal, or it can even have a human form. Just make sure to post for it before next Thursday and to link to this blog. Wishing you all a special and happy Thursday!

 

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

My first post in 2018 is the first Pick a Word themed challenge this year. I know I promised to start with some easy words, but I changed my mind 😀 Please choose any (or all, or some) of the following:      

      candescent

       algid 

       angular 

       auricomous

      festive

candescent

 

algid

 

angular

 

auricomous

 

festive

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I wish you all a good start to this year and I very much look forward to seeing your entries that you may post any time before next Thursday. 

 

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P.S. Locations in this post include: my living room, Kotle in Istria, Lucca in Italy, Gorski Kotar (Croatia)..

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: YOUR BEST PHOTO IN 2017

For the last Thursday’s Special in 2017 I am offering you a challenge that IS NOT, and yet it might be the most challenging one so far 😀 

I would like you to post again what you consider to be your best shot posted this year.

The end of this year has been a bit more stressful than usual for me, but I am hopeful that things will get better eventually. I would like to thank all my friends here for constant support and positive wishes. 

Love and best wishes for 2018!

Paula 

Rovinj

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P.S. See you again on 4th January with a new TS.

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: DARKNESS AND LIGHT

“They say there is no light without dark, no good without evil, no male without female, no right without wrong. That nothing can exist if it’s direct opposite does not also exist.”

― Laurell K. HamiltonIncubus Dreams

 

Darkness and light

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In celebration of winter solstice which is today,  Thursday, December 21,  for anyone living north of the equator,  I decided to go with “Darkness and Light” as the weekly theme of this Thursday’s Special.  

 

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRADITION

It’s part of many traditions to light candles in December.

Even though I don’t need a special reason to light a candle, this one was lit on purpose as the second Advent  candle which symbolises peace.

With holidays approaching I am sure you’ll be able to find some traditions and share them in images. I look forward to seeing them and I wish you all a peaceful Thursday and a peaceful end of the year.

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: SEQUENCE

It’s time for Thursday’s Special again. Today the theme is SEQUENCE. You have time till next Thursday. 🙂

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