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

 

Here comes another month with a new set of words to choose from. I hope you like the selection and that you will find at least one word to work on. Here it goes: 

confined   

jazzy

patulous 

momentous

serene

confined

jazzy

patulous (as in overgrown)

momentous (as in life-changing)

serene (as in serenissima)

©Paula Borkovic

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 You already know the rules of Thursday’s Special photo challenge, but just in case: 

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

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

  • Leave a comment under this post.

Please check out the entries to this challenge:

https://irenewaters19.com/2017/05/04/five-words-may-thursdays-special/

https://teepee12.com/2017/05/04/pictures-words-thursdays-special/

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/diamonds-are-forever/

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/thursday-special-pick-a-word/

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/mango-sticky-rice/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-may/

https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-may-y2/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/05/04/blues-and-greens/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-4/

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/05/04/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-may-y2/

https://suejudd.com/2017/05/04/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-may/

https://restlessjo.me/2017/05/04/confined/

https://dancingpalmtrees.com/2017/05/04/thursdays-special-patulous/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/05/05/jazzy/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/05/05/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-may/

https://iballrtw.com/2017/05/05/winged-victory-of-samothrace/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-may-2

https://restlessjo.me/2017/05/06/six-word-saturday-234/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-may-3/

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/thursdays-special-0405_serene/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/05/06/hafren-sabrina-severn-please-meet-our-local-goddess-plus-a-tale-of-madcap-daring/

https://theshowersofblessing.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/thursday-special-pick-a-word-in-may-y2/

https://delightsofthealgarve.com/2017/05/06/cathedral-cloisters-porto-azulejos/

APRIL RECAP – 2017

I’m running a bit late showcasing my monthly recap. This is what April 2017 looked like: 

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I noticed a month ago that some of the images compiled into a gallery change colours compared to the posts where they are displayed as regular photos. I already complained to the WordPress team a month ago, but they did not help. Has anyone else had the same issue?

P.S. Slideshow seems to be working fine as far as colours are concerned.

P.S.1. After discussing the issue with WordPress a solution was not found to gallery thumbnail mosaic display, but I found that displaying the images as thumbnail grid does the trick – preserves the colours and other features. 

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: SECTION

SECTION – segment, part, component, or in terms of photography a crop of a larger view. Have you ever taken a photo of something and then cropped it to add interest, to improve composition or to zoom in on something? I do it often. For this challenge I am showing a cropped view of Rovinj, coastal town in Istria.

©Paula Borkovic

With the approaching Labour Day I am taking a couple of days off and will be linking to your posts on Tuesday. This also means that we are going to skip Black and White Sunday this week. See you all very soon.

To remind you of the rules of this challenge:  

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

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

  • Leave a comment under this post.

 

Please check out the entries to this challenge by clicking on the links bellow:

https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/04/27/thursdays-special-section/

https://teepee12.com/2017/04/27/when-you-need-to-find-a-section-cropping/

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2017/04/27/section/

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2017/04/27/thursdays-special-section/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/04/27/thursdays-special-section-a-crop-of-a-larger-view/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/27/see-section/

https://iballrtw.com/2017/04/27/chinese-new-year-in-chiang-mai/

https://suejudd.com/2017/04/27/thursdays-special-section/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/04/27/a-good-crop-all-round-thursdays-special-at-hopton-castle-and-brampton-bryan/

https://netdancer.com/2017/04/27/thursdays-special-section/

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2017/04/27/break-through-or-so/

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/cropped/

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/04/28/thursdays-special-juxtaposition-2/

https://theshowersofblessing.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/thursdays-special-section/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/04/29/london-bridge/

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/04/30/thursdays-special-section/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/thursdays-special-section/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/04/30/thursdays-special-section/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/section-2/

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: AFTER AND BEFORE Y1-04

On Sundays I normally publish a photo challenge in black and white that I call Black & White Sunday. I usually come up with a fresh theme for it, but once a month I publish a recurrent (monthly) theme: after and before where you are supposed to show the same photo, regardless of the subject, in both monochrome and colour.

This is a way of encouraging you not only to set your camera to black and white setting, but to shoot in colour and to convert it into black and white in post processing. Hopefully you will enjoy this exercise in seeing and editing. After all it is all about fun. Have a  beautiful day!   

after

before

©Paula Borkovic

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If you want to join the challenge:

  • make a photo post on today’s theme before next Sunday

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

  • leave a comment under this post 

I am very glad to see your entries for the challenge. Please check them out by clicking on the links bellow:

https://teepee12.com/2017/04/23/black-white-sundays-a-comparison/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/04/23/bw-sunday-after-and-before/

https://suejudd.com/2017/04/23/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-04/

https://raleighcatdaddy.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-04/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/04/23/black-and-white-sunday-afterbefore/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/04/23/black-and-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-04/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/04/23/collision-course-present-and-past-in-conwy/

https://iballrtw.com/2017/04/23/jardin-de-lhotel-de-sully-black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-04/

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-04/

https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/bw-sunday-after-and-before-y1-04/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/black-and-white-sunday-after-before/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/04/23/black-white-sunday-after-before-4/

https://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/black-and-white-vs-colour/

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/bw-sunday-after-before/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/black-and-white-sunday-after-before/

https://weaklythoughts.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/its-not-thomas-the-train

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/04/25/zeppelin-airship-friedrichshafen-germany/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/before-and-after-2

TERRESTRIAL TOWERS OR EXTRATERRESTRIAL IMPLANTS

Friable terrain in some parts of the Earth where climate is marked by alternating periods of torrential rain and drought gets increasingly eroded which gives rise to wonderful earth pyramids.  

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earth pyramids, Oberbozen

 ©Paula Borkovic

 

I remember showing a photo of this site to someone from work (we usually employ smart people there) and she said that these structures must have been put there by extraterrestrial beings and that they weren’t nature-made. When she saw a shocked expression on my face she went on explaining: “look how some columns have hats and others don’t”. Still shocked, I kept listening to her (being too well-bred to throw her out of my office) when she elaborated on a big conspiracy why some such columns – she doubted the material they were made of, were covered (to be protected in her words), and others were not.

She eventually left, but from that time on whenever I look at my or others’ pictures of erosion pyramids I can’t help remembering the talk I had with the fool who maybe just wanted to poop on my party. 

P.S. Don’t be fooled by the choice of music. My photos always follow the set theme, but the music I choose just reflects my current mood and taste. This photo was captured in Ritten, South Tyrol, and not in Turkey as the tune might suggest, which coincidentally abounds in wonderful natural phenomena such as earth pyramids.

This week the theme over at weekly photo challenge says: EARTH. This is my contribution.

Also check out Erosions of Bolnuevo.

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: JUXTAPOSITION

How do you feel about JUXTAPOSITION as a photo challenge theme?  You like it? If so, you are in luck cause it is today’s theme. The deadline is next Wednesday. Wishing you all a great Thursday!

©Paula Borkovic

You already know the rules of this challenge, but just in case: 

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

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

  • Leave a comment under this post.

Be good sports and pay each other a visit: 

https://roamingurbangypsy.com/2017/04/19/thursdays-special-juxtaposition-lost-in-translation/

https://teepee12.com/2017/04/20/robbie-the-robot-with-flowers-juxtaposition-thursdays-special/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/04/20/azerbaijan-diri-baba-mausoleum-mosque/

https://restlessjo.me/2017/04/20/a-glass-menagerie/

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/cross-the-river-mersey-3/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/04/20/thursdays-special-juxtaposition/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/thursday-special-juxtaposition-1

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/04/20/juxtaposing-the-old-new-and-re-purposed-in-manchesters-northern-quarter/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/juxtaposition/

https://suejudd.com/2017/04/20/thursdays-special-juxtaposition-clean-fresh-against-dull-tired/

https://cornwallincolours.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/thursday-special-carn-galver-mine/

https://iballrtw.com/2017/04/20/worlds-apart/

https://wordandimagecollages.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/juxtaposition/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/04/21/juxtaposing-styles/

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/04/21/thursdays-special-juxtaposition/

https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/thursdays-special-juxtaposition/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/fun-with-flags-monuments/

https://raleighcatdaddy.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/juxtaposition

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/juxtaposition

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/thursdays-special-juxtaposition/

https://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/juxtaposition/

https://passion912.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/nice-blend/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/04/25/thursdays-special-juxtaposition/

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: STEPS AND STAIRS

This is a week of easy, straightforward challenges; at least I like to think that they are. You are supposed to post a photo (or more)  of steps/stairs before next Sunday. Wishing you all a great week ahead!

take me, take me, home, home

©Paula Borkovic

This is Black & White Sunday photo challenge. If you want to participate you are supposed to:

  • Make a photo post on today’s theme 

  • Link to this challenge post

  • Leave me your link in the comment section bellow

  • Make sure you post before next Sunday 

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Happy Easter to those that celebrate!

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I’m very glad to link to these beautiful entries to the challenge. Click on the links that follow:

https://teepee12.com/2017/04/16/stairs-and-dogs-black-white-sunday/

https://iballrtw.com/2017/04/15/great-theater-of-epidaurus/

https://mittenedhands.com/2013/07/04/meeting-lizzy/

https://mittenedhands.com/2017/03/15/okraglak/

https://suejudd.com/2017/04/16/black-white-sunday-steps-and-stairs/

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/gulls-and-stairs

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/04/16/baku-zaha-hadid-heydar-aliyev-stair/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/04/16/black-white-sunday-a-spot-of-dog-walking-and-a-dastardly-outbreak-of-clothes-moths

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/step-this-way-black-and-white-sunday-challenge-steps-stairs/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/steps-and-stairs

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/step-this-way-deux-black-and-white-sunday-challenge-steps-stairs

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/black-white-sunday-steps-and-stairs/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/04/18/black-white-sunday-steps-and-stairs/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/04/shoot-me.html

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/04/19/black-white-sunday-steps-stairs/

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2017/04/19/black-white-step-by-step/

https://weaklythoughts.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/up-and-down

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/stairs-in-vienna/

UNBROKEN

Sometimes my walks make me discover the oddest things. I was surprised to find this quirky planting pot at some 1,883 m altitude in the Italian Alps.

unbroken

©Paula Borkovic

Big thanks to Jo for showing us always the most inviting places, and for allowing me to share the entry with weekly photo challenge: Surprise.

 

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: WAITING

If you expected to hear something smart about ideas for today’s theme you are at loss here. It is WAITING, plain and simple waiting that can be interpreted in a number of ways.

I found this graffiti practically at my doorstep and could not help posting it. 

Have a great Thursday!

©Paula Borkovic

You already know the rules of this challenge, but just in case: 

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

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

  • Leave a comment under this post.

Please check out the entries to this challenge. All you have to do is click on the attached links bellow:

https://teepee12.com/2017/04/13/waiting-coming-home-thurdays-special

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/04/13/early-morning-queues

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/waiting-in-paris/

https://roamingurbangypsy.com/2017/04/13/waiting/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/04/13/waiting-at-the-severn-valley-railway

https://restlessjo.me/2017/04/13/llanbadrig-church-of-st-patrick

https://irenewaters19.com/2017/04/13/waiting-thursdays-special/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/waiting

https://bildhof.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/thurdays-special-waiting

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/waiting/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/04/13/thursdays-special-waiting

https://morselsandscraps3.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/the-family-curse

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/waiting/

https://suejudd.com/2017/04/14/thursdays-special-waiting/

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/04/14/thursdays-special-waiting/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/dont-pay-the-ferryman/

https://empireoflights.com/2017/04/15/waiting-for-the-penny-to-drop

https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/beautiful-great-blue-heron-expecting-to-fly/

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/thursdays-special-waiting/

https://netdancer.com/2017/04/15/waiting-2/

https://iballrtw.com/2017/04/15/a-monk-waiting-for-sunset/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/04/18/thursdays-special-waiting

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/04/waiting.html

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-04

Traces of the Past is a recurrent photo challenge theme on this blog, which runs every month (for a third year now). This month we are doing it in black and white and next month this theme will be tackled in colour. You are free to choose whatever thing, building or place (even a person) that belongs to the past. It maybe a past long forgotten or a past very much present and incorporated into today’s existence.   

For this time I chose to display the cage of shame from Levoča, Slovakia. It dates back to the 16th century and it was used for public shaming, mostly for women who dared to go out unaccompanied after dark. They would be closed in this cage very often at the times of public gatherings, for everyone to see their crime. The public would punish them by name calling, spitting and throwing rotten vegetables or stones.

A sad reminder of a past when women were treated like lower beings. Luckily, today it is only a tourist attraction. They open it at times, and visitors may enter and take bunch of selfies… 

Cage of shame

©Paula Borkovic

This is Black & White Sunday photo challenge. If you want to participate you are supposed to:

  • Make a post containing a photo (or photos) of something that comes from the past (it does not have to be a distant past)

  • Link to this challenge post

  • Leave me your link in the comment section bellow

  • Make sure you post before next Sunday 

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Don’t forget to check out the entries to this challenge. There are some wonderful examples. Please, click bellow:

https://lignumdraco.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/lignum-draco-and-the-temples-of-doom-5/

https://bushboy.blog/2017/04/09/black-and-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-2/

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-y3-04/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/04/09/traces-of-the-past/

https://teepee12.com/2017/04/09/the-beaver-at-boston-wharf-traces-of-the-past/

https://suejudd.com/2017/04/09/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-april-2017/

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/black-and-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-2

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/04/09/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-5/

https://priorhouse.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/traces-of-our-past-azaleas/

https://livingwithmyancestors.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/04/10/in-search-of-lost-time-in-eyam-and-an-outbreak-of-plague/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/04/traces-of-past.html

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/black-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past/

https://postcardsedge.org/2017/04/10/black-and-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past-the-gate-of-magnificence

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/black-and-white-sunday-traces-of-the-past

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/traces-of-the-past-14

https://restlessjo.me/2017/04/15/six-word-saturday-231/

https://beckybofwinchester.com/2017/04/16/one-word-sunday-arch/

BELLA CIAO!

No fear on the streets of Venice….

 

Guardians of our security

 

Watching us closely

 

always at the ready

©Paula Borkovic

 

In response to  weekly photo challenge: Security .