Contemplative Relaxation

Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past Y2-08

Traces of the Past is a recurrent photo challenge theme on this blog. It runs monthly, one month in colour, the other in B&W. This month it is time for the Black and White Traces of the Past.

I love my town, and the view bellow is very dear to me, despite the efforts of modern architects to ruin it. Traces of the past are still there, and it is comforting to look at them. The world we live in keeps changing, and some of these changes are a step in a wrong direction.  In my images I will try to focus on nice aspects of this place without cloning out what is already there, whether a part of the good or not so good past.

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I would appreciate if you could join me for another Black and White Sunday. There is only one more B&W Sunday before the end of the year, and it will be next Sunday.  The 18th December I am taking a day off and the Sundays after that fall on Christmas and the New Year.

I am planning on continuing with this challenge in 2017 too, but there are still three more Thursday’s Specials this year to look forward to. I will be posting the news on Scheduled challenges page.

If you want to participate, please:

  • make a B&W photo post on today’s theme before next Sunday, 11 December

  • link it to this challenge post and tag it   #blackandwhitesunday

  • leave a comment under this post (pingbacks are not comments)

Wishing you all a happy and relaxing day!

Please check out the entries to this challenge:

https://suejudd.com/2016/12/04/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-y2-08

https://artishorseshit.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/bw-sunday-artistic-nude/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2016/12/04/traces-of-the-past-5

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-y2-08

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/traces-of-the-past-11

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/black-and-white-sunday-heckington-windmill/

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/12/04/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-3

https://asawyersdaughter.com/2016/12/04/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past

https://teepee12.com/2016/12/05/traces-of-the-past-old-new-england/

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/12/05/traces-of-the-past-tools-of-my-grandfathers-trade

https://discoveringbelgium.com/2016/11/27/where-tractors-go-to-die

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in December

 

Here we have again the recurrent photo challenge theme: Pick a Word. As usual you have a possibility to choose between five different words, or do several or even all together (in one post). Here are my five examples for:

aquatic

protrusion

echo

amiable

libation

             I hope that this challenge has just the right amount of  “challenging” for you and that you’ll enjoy it in 2017 too.  

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aquatic

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protrusion

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amiable

amaro

libation

To join the challenge you are supposed to:

  • Make a photo post post featuring one or more photos on one (or all) of the provided words, before next Thursday.

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

  • Leave a comment under this post (pingbacks are not comments).

Details about the photos:

#1 was captured one hot summer on Dugi Otok island in Croatia. 

#2 is a detail of a fence of the botanical garden in Zagreb, Croatia. 

#3 is a random shot of a repetitive pattern of a plant.

 #4 is not my cow. You could have seen her in monochrome before

#5 is a glass of Amaro that I drank on the shores of lake Orta a few summers back. 

The following entries surpassed my expectations. Please click on the links that follow: 

https://irenewaters19.com/2016/12/01/5-words-thursdays-special

https://3rsofretirement.com/2016/12/01/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-echo/

https://restlessjo.me/2016/12/01/a-fascination-with/

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/12/01/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-3/

https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-december

https://artishorseshit.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/תל-אביב-יפו-בלילה-tel-aviv-yafo-by-night

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/pic-a-word-in-december

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/12/01/echo-of-time-past-hunters-lodge-kiboko

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2016/12/03/libation

https://cornwallincolours.wordpress.com/2016/12/03/thursday-special-pick-a-word

https://suejudd.com/2016/12/03/an-echo-of-its-former-self/

https://empireoflights.com/2016/12/04/aquatic

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/water-world7

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2016/12/05/tomorrow-never-dies

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/12/05/agua/

https://priorhouse.wordpress.com/2016/12/07/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-december-photo-challenge

 

November Recap

Snowy treat

How many of you like to run outside at the sight of the first snow just to feel the flakes on your nose or you are  like me and turn on the stove instead to make some greasy, creamy dough?

 

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This time of year wouldn’t be what it is without the first snow or some scrumptious comfort food… 

 

 

Related to the weekly photo challenge and the Changing Seasons 

Black & White Sunday: Landscape

Today we are having everyone’s favourite theme: landscape. The only trick is that it has to be in black and white. My memories have taken me to Poland, this time on the shores of lake Czorsztyn.

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 A path, a meadow, some trees, and an old castle hanging above a lake; what more should a landscape have?

Here you can check out the same thing in colour.

If you want to participate in Black & White Sunday photo challenge, make sure to:

  • make a B&W photo post on today’s theme before next Sunday, 3 December

  • link it to this challenge post and tag it   #blackandwhitesunday

  • leave a comment under this post (pingbacks are not comments)

Monochrome landscapes are not always easy, but the contributors came up with some fascinating images. Check them out on the following links:

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/11/27/the-old-quarry-at-middleton-top-derbyshire/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2016/11/27/aphrodisias-seeking-the-goddess/

https://irenewaters19.com/2016/11/27/pancake-rocks-black-and-white-sunday

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/black-and-white-sunday-a-view-fit-for-a-queen

https://teepee12.com/2016/11/28/the-view-black-white-sunday

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/black-and-white-sunday

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/11/28/black-white-sunday-landscape/

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/bw-sunday-landscape/

https://suejudd.com/2016/11/30/black-white-sunday-landscape

Thursday’s Special: Twilight

 

Today’s theme is pretty clear though the light in the image is dim. This twilight, half-obscure shot was taken one October above Florence.  These days too as we approach the winter solstice, the half-lit sky is the only sky I see coming home from work.

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If you want to join me in this Thursday’s Special photo challenge:

  • make a post on today’s theme and publish it before next Thursday

  • tag your post #thursdaysspecial and link to this post

  • leave a comment in the comment section bellow.

To all my American friends I wish a happy Thanksgiving, and a big thank you for your friendship and virtual companionship. 

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Click on the links bellow to see beautiful entries for this challenge:

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/11/24/twilight-budapest

https://artishorseshit.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/night-photo-cityscape-160913/

https://irenewaters19.com/2016/11/24/3-lakes-3-countries-2-continents-3-twighlights-thursdays-special

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/as-daylight-fades

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/11/24/twilight-on-the-sytche-night-views-from-my-room

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/twilight

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/11/24/thursdays-special-twilight

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/african-twilight

https://lucidgypsy.com/2016/11/25/twilight-on-the-exe

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2016/11/25/twilight

https://cornwallincolours.wordpress.com/2016/11/26/thursday-special-twilight/

https://empireoflights.com/2016/11/26/light-on-table

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2016/11/26/twilight

https://suejudd.com/2016/11/30/thursdays-special-twilight

Pearl of Magic

Black & White Sunday: Close up / Macro

Today’s theme is close-up / macro in monochrome. I admit that my original looks more attractive than this metallic conversion, but I like it anyways. It’s a busy and exhausting Sunday for me so I will be brief. Your deadline is next Saturday.  Wishing you all a great week ahead!

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If you want to participate in Black & White Sunday photo challenge, make sure to:

  • make a B&W photo post on today’s theme before next Sunday 27 November

  • link it to this challenge post and tag it   #blackandwhitesunday

  • leave a comment under this post (pingbacks are not comments)

Check out the entries for this challenge:

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/11/20/watching-the-clock-black-white-sunday/

https://suejudd.com/2016/11/20/black-white-sunday-close/

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/11/20/black-white-sunday-close-up-macro/

https://teepee12.com/2016/11/20/black-and-white-sunday-monochrome-macros/

https://daffodilhillphotography.com/2016/11/20/black-white-sunday-close-upmacro/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2016/11/21/black-and-white-sunday-2/

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/bw-sunday-close-upmacro/

https://cornwallincolours.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/in-my-garden-travellers-joy/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/close-up-macro

Thursday’s Special: Calm

I don’t know about you, but I could use a bit of calm this time of year.

CALM in nature, in a closed space, or a metaphor for calm within you – there is a number of choices to interpret today’s theme.

I look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge which you may post any time before 24 November. In the meantime, have a calm and happy Thursday!

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P.S. If you haven’t seen the entries for the last week’s challenge, you may find the links here.

The entries for this challenge are:

https://daffodilhillphotography.com/2016/11/16/thursdays-special-calm

https://irenewaters19.com/2016/11/17/calm-thursdays-special

https://travelwithintent.com/2016/11/17/morning-calmness-dawn-calvi

https://artishorseshit.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/skull-002/

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/raw-calmness

https://tishfarrell.com/2016/11/17/where-trees-grow-calm-thursdays-special

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2016/11/17

https://teepee12.com/2016/11/18/the-calm-before-the-storms-of-winter/

https://dailymusing57.com/2016/11/18/thursdays-special-calm/

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/thursday-special-sweet-vi

https://suejudd.com/2016/11/19/one-61-calm/

https://priorhouse.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/calm-thursdays-special/

https://thepisceanme.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/glorious-sunset/

and a pingback or two from people that did not say “hi” …..

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Autumn Stars