NOTICE

I hurt my hand this weekend, and I will be late seeing your posts. Also, Thursday’ Special is postponed until 2 October.

Thank you for understanding.

( I wrote a note as update on my last scheduled post but nobody reads that).

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BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: AFTER AND BEFORE Y1-08

Regular visitors to my blog know that once a month on a Sunday I post a combined photo challenge theme for Black&White Sunday. It is called AFTER and BEFORE and it invites you to post the same  image both in black and white and in colour. The topic and subject are entirely arbitrary. The only condition is that you post an image captured in colour and that you turn it monochrome in post processing. I enjoy this little exercise which permits me to see the same scene through colour and without it, and I hope that you will enjoy doing the same.

 

 

after

 

before

©2017 PAULA BORKOVIC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

As of recently my Black&White Sunday has become a fortnight event which means that I am challenging you in monochrome photography every other Sunday. For today’s theme you have two weeks’ deadline. Wishing you a very happy week ahead and see you on Thursday with a new special theme (in colour).

 

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NOTE: THIS IS A SCHEDULED POST. I HURT MY HAND THIS WEEKEND AND WILL BE SLOW IN VIEWING AND REPLYING ON YOUR POSTS. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-09

“Historic Scotland calls Hermitage Castle an eerie ruin, and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland calls it the most perfect example of a medieval castle in the Borders. It is both.”

I am too lazy today to write a few sentences about this beautiful castle/ruin that I visited briefly during my last holiday. Instead, I am offering a link to an article that might satisfy your curiosity.

©2017 PAULA BORKOVIC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

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Traces of the Past is a recurrent photo challenge that happens every month (one month in colour as part of Thursday’s Special and the following month in black and white as part of Black & White Sunday). 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. Happy Thursday! 

 

Please have a look at all the marvelous entries:

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/09/21/views-from-the-morville-lych-gate

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/date-me/

https://restlessjo.me/2017/09/21/past-meets-present-in-hartlepool/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/09/21/traces-of-the-past-the-bank/

https://photopoeme.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/drummond-pleasure-ground-stirling/

https://suejudd.com/2017/09/21/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past-y3-09/

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past-2/

https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past/

 

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: IMITATION

 

Welcome to another Thursday’s Special photo challenge. For those that do not know, this is a weekly event where you are invited to post a photo (or several if you like) on the given theme. The deadline is by next Thursday. Today’s theme, imitation,  should not be too difficult. After all, the world is full of it.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy Thursday!

©2015 PAULA BORKOVIC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Let’s see others’ imitations:

 
https://bushboy.blog/2017/09/14/imitation/

https://irenewaters19.com/2017/09/14/imitation-thursdays-special/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/14/everything-dad-can-do-i-can-do-better/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/09/14/little-big-cat-making-daisy-chains-thursdays-special/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/09/14/imitation

https://roamingurbangypsy.com/2017/09/15/lost-in-translation-thursdays-special-imitation/

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/16716/

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/thursdays-special-imitation/

https://teepee12.com/2017/09/16/not-the-real-deal/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/09/16/thursdays-special-imitation/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/09/17/thursdays-special-imitation/

https://suejudd.com/2017/09/17/imitation-2

https://priorhouse.wordpress.com/2017/09/17/apples-imitation-and-real/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/09/18/flattery

https://suejudd.com/2017/09/18/the-one-that-nearly-got-away-another-hcb-imitation/

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/09/18/thursdays-special-imitation/

https://theshowerofblessings.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/thursdays-special-imitation/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/09/18/thursdays-special-3/

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/elvis-imitation/

https://judydykstrabrown.com/2017/09/18/monkey-see-monkey-do/

 

and my personal favourite

https://suejudd.com/2017/09/16/thursdays-special-imitation/

NOTE: In addition to all the issues with WordPress, I would like to add that I am really tired of bloggers that just link to challenges without dropping a word. I have been silent for too long, but that is rude, and I am really fed up.

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: CEILING

Recently, Black and White Sunday has turned into a fortnight event which means that there will be no more than two of such events per month. Today’s theme for this photo challenge in black and white is “ceiling”. The deadline for your entries is 23 September.

The bellow photo shows ceiling of Jeronimo’s monastery in Lisbon.

©2015 PAULA BORKOVIC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Please have a look at the entries to the challenge:

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/09/10/black-white-sunday-ceiling/

https://netdancer.com/2017/09/10/black-and-white-sunday-ceiling/

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/perspective-abstract/

https://suejudd.com/2017/09/10/black-white-sunday-ceiling/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/home-is-were-the-ceiling-is/

https://jmeyersforeman.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/bath-abbey-bath-england/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/09/11/celsus-ceiling/

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2017/09/11/petra-jordan

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/09/11/ceilings/

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/09/12/black-white-sunday-ceiling/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/09/13/black-white-sunday-ceiling

https://teepee12.com/2017/09/14/from-the-top-ceilings-black-white-sunday

https://nwatkins23.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/black-white-sunday-photo-challenge-ceiling/

https://iballrtw.com/2017/09/18/refectory-ceiling-of-the-mosteiro-dos-jeronimos/

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN SEPTEMBER – Y2

 

It is time for another  PICK A WORD theme. Here are the words to choose from: 

vantage

   bifurcated 

intruding

jagged

quayside

vantage

bifurcated

INTRUDING

jagged

quayside

 ©Paula Borkovic

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed my selection of words and images.  As usual for this theme, you can do one word, or more or all five. It’s up to you.

To join the Thursday’s Special photo challenge you are supposed to:

  • Make a photo post on today’s theme, before next Thursday.

  • Link to this challenge post, and tag your post #thursdaysspecial

  • Leave a comment under this post.

NOTE: When this post came out the comments were closed and it was not my doing, but a screw up of WordPress. I did not know about it, until I was notified through email by a very kind blogger. What I find odd and unsettling is that a few of you have noticed it being closed (you might have guessed that I am not responsible for that), and that you did not leave me a note under some other post or even as a reply to one of my comments on your blog. After so many years of running challenges here, I find this worrying.

Here come the links to participants’ entries:

https://bushboy.blog/2017/09/07/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-september/

https://irenewaters19.com/2017/09/07/five-words-sept-2017-thursdays-special/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/09/07/quayside-lamu-thursdays-special/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/09/07/quayside/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/5-words/

https://judydykstrabrown.com/2017/09/07/the-magical-kingdom-of-candelabra-island/

https://teepee12.com/2017/09/07/words-with-pictures-or-pictures-with-words-thursdays-special/ 

 https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/pick-a-word-in-september/

https://suejudd.com/2017/09/07/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-september-y2

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/09/07/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-september-y2

https://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/5-words-5-photos

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/thursdays-special-september-words/

https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-september-y2/

https://priorhouse.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/jagged-golf-ball-thursday-special-pick-a-word-september/

https://photopoeme.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/jagged/

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/09/pick-word.html

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/thursdays-special-quayside/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-september/

https://wordandimagecollages.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/on-the-shores-of-the-southern-ocean/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/giant-strelitzia/

https://sonyavdg.wordpress.com/2017/09/12/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-quayside/

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: JULY & AUGUST RECAP

I hope you won’t hate me for the choice of today’s challenge. I would like you to compile your photos from July and August (not just the ones for my challenges, but from all). You may repost all of them, or your favourite ones. The reasons for this are purely selfish. With my holidays and being busy before and after them, I missed quite a lot of your work and would like to catch up in this convenient way. Would you humour me?

Here is what I posted over the last two months:

 

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If you have missed great summer posts from my followers, please click on the following:

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/08/30/thursdays-special-july-august-recap/

https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/08/31/thursdays-special-july-august-recap/

https://irenewaters19.com/2017/08/31/recap-july-august-thursdays-special/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/08/31/summer-recap/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/31/what-is-it-and-can-i-eat-it

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/08/31/thursdays-special-july-and-august-photo-recap/

https://roamingurbangypsy.com/2017/08/31/thursdays-special-july-august-recap/

https://suejudd.com/2017/08/31/thursdays-special-july-august-recap/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/08/31/thursday-special-july-august-recap/

https://wordandimagecollages.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/july-and-august-fugue/

https://teepee12.com/2017/09/01/this-summer-in-pictures-thursdays-special/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/thursdays-special-july-august-recap

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/thursdays-special-july-august-recap  

  

For those who wonder, Black and White Sunday is now a fortnight event, the next one coming on 10 September.

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: AFTER AND BEFORE Y1-07

Regular visitors to my blog know that once a month on a Sunday I post a combined photo challenge theme for Black&White Sunday. It is called AFTER and BEFORE and it invites you to post the same  image both in black and white and in colour. The topic and subject are entirely arbitrary. The only condition is that you post an image captured in colour and that you turn it monochrome in post processing. I enjoy this little exercise which permits me to see the same scene through colour and without it, and I hope that you will enjoy doing the same.

arsie_viseci most_c_b_potpis_scale

arsie_viseci most_druga_potpis_scale

before

©Paula Borkovic

As of today my Black&White Sunday is turning into a fortnight event which means that I will be challenging you in monochrome photography every other Sunday. One Black and White Sunday per month will have a permanent theme: After and Before and the other Sunday will be theme something different every month.

I hope you will still going to participate enthusiastically despite of these changes :).

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Please have a look at the entries to this post:

https://teepee12.com/2017/08/27/after-with-before-on-a-black-white-sunday/

https://suejudd.com/2017/08/27/black-and-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/9270/

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/walking-the-streets8/

https://robert20359.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-hamburgs-natur/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-07/

https://photogate.ca/2017/08/27/black-and-white-sunday-before-and-after/

https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2017/08/28/black-and-white-sunday-after-and-before

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/08/28/before-after/

https://alipatoblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/28/chicken-coop-doors-for-mundane-monday-124-and-paulas-black-white-sunday/

https://zombieflamingoes.com/2017/08/28/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-07/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/08/29/black-and-white-sunday-before-and-after-4/

https://mywordwall.wordpress.com/2017/08/28/bliss-a-quadrille/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/08/29/the-weather-on-the-edge-black-white-sunday/

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/08/29/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-august/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/08/29/black-white-sunday-after-before-7/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/08/30/beneath-my-bedroom-window/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/08/31/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-2/

https://weaklythoughts.wordpress.com/2017/08/29/color-or-monochrome/

https://environmentalsciencewater.blog/2017/08/31/black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://wordandimagecollages.wordpress.com/2017/08/31/before-and-after/

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/09/b-sunday.html

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/09/08/refreshment-zone/

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: ODDBALL

Find the oddball …..

 

 

Contrary to what you might think, the oddball here is not the guy with a lamp shade on his head, but the guy drinking juice.

Here is another Thursday’s Special photo challenge. You have a week (by next Thursday) to post a photo (or several) of an oddity of some kind. Happy Thursday!

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For more oddballs please click on the links bellow:

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/get-lost/

https://roamingurbangypsy.com/2017/08/09/quirky-oddball-skeleton-or-whats-the-matter-with-bob/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/fitting-in-or-not/

https://irenewaters19.com/2017/08/24/oddballs-thursdays-special/

https://suejudd.com/2017/08/24/oddball/

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/misplaced/

https://theshowerofblessings.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/thursdays-special-oddball/

https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/thursdays-special-oddball

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/08/25/thursdays-special-oddball/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/thursdays-special-oddball/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/08/26/odd-one-out/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/odd-man-out/

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/08/27/cees-odd-ball-photo-challenge-august-27-2017/

https://livingwithmyancestors.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/odd-ball-photo-challenges

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/08/29/thursdays-special-odd-ball/

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-08

I happened to be in Newcastle upon Tyne on an important date for Britain, and was very happy to capture some of the celebratory atmosphere in the streets. As is often the case in my pictures, I applied selective colouring cause it just felt right.

 

Black Gate with the Cathedral

©Paula Borkovic

 

This is Traces of the Past recurrent  photo challenge theme. This month you are invited to post in black and white anything that you see as belonging to the past (near or far), pretty or not so pretty. You have a week to respond.

 

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I’d like to thank all participants for their wonderful entries. Please check out their links:

https://teepee12.com/2017/08/20/faded-glory

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/08/20/a-gory-trace-of-the-past/

https://suejudd.com/2017/08/20/traces-of-the-past-y3-08/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/08/20/bw-sunday-traces-of-the-past-38/

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2017/08/20/black-and-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-3/

https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2017/08/20/blackwhite-sunday-traces-of-the-past/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/20/past-and-present/

https://robert20359.wordpress.com/2017/08/20/black-white-sunday-trace-of-the-past/

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/08/20/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-y3-08/

https://rkarkera.wordpress.com/2017/08/21/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/08/21/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-7/

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/08/20/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-y3-08/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/08/22/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past

https://restlessjo.me/2017/08/24/cornered-at-stokesay

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: WINDOWS

 

A few months ago windows were the theme of Black & White Sunday, but now it is time to do it in colour too. I hope that you will not find this theme too easy. 🙂 

Wish you all a happy Thursday!

 

 

 ©2016 PAULA BORKOVIC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

To join the Thursday’s Special photo challenge you are supposed to:

  • Make a photo post on today’s theme, before next Thursday.

  • Link to this challenge post, and tag your post #thursdaysspecial

  • Leave a comment under this post.

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Please have a look at all the entries to this challenge. I really like them:

https://teepee12.com/2017/08/17/what-light-from-yonder-window-breaks-thursdays-special/

https://roamingurbangypsy.com/2017/08/17/thursdays-special-windows-lost-in-translation/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/08/17/london-windows/

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/timbered-windows/

https://restlessjo.me/2017/08/17/a-window-on-shropshire/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/08/17/thursdays-special-windows/

https://irenewaters19.com/2017/08/17/gothic-windows-thursdays-special/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/windows-28/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/08/17/window-on-the-past-looking-in-looking-out-at-much-wenlock-priory/

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/reflecting-on-budapest/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/looking-in-looking-out/

https://suejudd.com/2017/08/17/windows-of-lucania/

https://iballrtw.com/2017/08/17/looking-across-the-ananda-phaya/

https://theshowerofblessings.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/thursdays-special-windows/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/08/17/thursdays-special-windows/

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/thursdays-special-windows/

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/thursdays-special-window

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/view-without-view/

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/thursdays-special-windows/

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/08/windows.html

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/thursday-special-21/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/08/21/windows/comment-page-1/

https://empireoflights.com/2017/08/21/by-the-window