THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST Y4-07

After a month’s break I decided to challenge you again with things from the past.

What Traces of the Past have you found near you or on some of your travels? Are they remains of the things once built and now in despair, the remains of natural occurrences or from your personal past? Whether they provoke admiration or make you nostalgic or even horrified, here’s an opportunity to showcase them for this photo challenge.

In the valley of the river Mincio in Lombardy there is a scenic little village by the name of Borghetto sul Mincio. If it weren’t for flocks of tourists coming to the place, I would call it one of the most idyllic and authentic villages in Northern Italy.

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN AUGUST – Y3 (fortified, chic, submerged, embodiment, prehistoric)

Here we are again facing another Pick a Word challenge. The words I picked for you this time are hardly challenging. Still, I hope you will enjoy taking part in it. 

fortified

chic

submerged

embodiment

prehistoric

Fortified

 

chic

 

submerged

 

embodiment

 

Prehistoric

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN JULY – Y3 (canicular, splash, feathered, marine, scenic)

You are wrong, if you think that I forgot about July’s Pick a Word challenge. I’ve just been too busy to see the last week’s entries, but I will get to that soon. For now, here is the July’s mix for you:  

canicular

splash

feathered

marine

scenic

 

canicular

 

splash

 

feathered

 

marine

 

scenic

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I wanted to keep things simple and easy these time, but I hope you’ll enjoy the challenge anyway. 

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This is my last challenge before my summer break. Still so many things to finish before I manage to catch a breath. I’m planning to post a challenge again on 16 August. 

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN JUNE – Y3 (nascent, maternal, victuals, pullulating, reflective)

I know how eager some of you are to see what words June’s Pick a Word  is bringing. This time we have only “good” words with positive connotation. So here I’m offering my list in the hope that it will make your creative juices flowing. Take your time responding to the theme and have fun!  

nascent

maternal

victuals

pullulating

reflective

 

nascent

 

maternal

 

victuals

 

pullulating

 

reflective

 

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: SATURATION

I am sorry I can’t always keep this photo challenge a weekly event due to my ever increasing workload and stresses at work, but whenever I can I am happy to be here to challenge you and look at your entries. For this week I thought it would be a good idea to tackle “saturation”. It can be interpreted as colour saturation in photography – especially evident in the image post-processing, which is what I did in my examples below, but you can also take it from another angle. Did you know that you can be saturated with work too? 

 

Laurisilva, La Gomera

 

And with a bit of necessary saturation 

saturated Laurisilva

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

It’s time for another Pick a Word themed photo challenge.  This is where you may choose one, or more or all of the offered words and interpret them through photos.  I hope that you will find them challenging and inspiring enough. 

iconic

propagation

cleaved

zoomorphic

marginal

 

iconic

 

propagation

 

cleaved

 

zoomorphic

 

marginal

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I will check your entries next week. In the meantime enjoy your weekend!

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UPDATE: I am incredibly busy and have to postpone Thursdays Special and blogging till next week, 24 May.

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

surferi_crop_potpis (1)

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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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: 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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