THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD – SEPTEMBER 2021

This is the September edition of my photo challenge Pick a Word.

Here is a collection of photos; some current from my immediate surroundings and some reminicent of my past travels.

REACHABLE

DOCKED

LINKAGE

INFURIATED

BEHATTED

If you’ve ever wanted to reach the clouds, you can now do so at the Zagreb Art Park:

reachable

or maybe you prefer to stay safely docked at a marina on Lanzarote

docked

or go high up the mountains above Lake Como

linkage

or you are like me infuriated to be staying at home:

infuriated

and growing cacti

behatted

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD – AUGUST 2021

I wanted to keep this challenge going despite the health issues recently. I am writing this post on my back so please forgive me for being too concise.

For this August’s Pick a Word, please choose any or some or all of the following words to interpret them in your photos:

PERDURABLE

FLEXUOUS

QUOTIDIAN

SOLITARY

ASTONISHING

perdurable
flexuous
quotidian
solitary
astonishing

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If you wonder what is astonishing about the last one, it is my dracaena pot tree with ever so unexpected shrooms growing beneath.

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD – JULY 2021

This month I almost failed to post for my Pick a Word, and I know that I am well behind seeing your posts …..

Here are the words for this July’s photo challenge:

You can choose any or several or all of the following to interpret them in your photos:

ALCOVE

FLOW

MASONRY

RIVERSIDE

TIDAL

alcove

flow
masonry
riverside
tidal

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Be well and take care of your health.

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD – JUNE 2021

This month I am later than usual with my Pick a Word. I picked some rather common words, but hopefully they lend themselves to many interpretations. I look forward to your contributions.

You can choose any or several or all of the following to interpret them in your photos:

CONTINUITY

INWARD

PEDESTRIAN

REFLECTING

STRONGHOLD

continuity
inward
pedestrian

reflecting

stronghold

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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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