Welcome to the April edition of “Pick a Word” photo challenge (now running for the fourth year) where you are supposed to post photos (a single photo or as many as you like) as a response to one (or more/or all) of the offered word(s) in the challenge.

The following choices is what I had in mind for April. I know that some of these words are tricky to interpret in images, but still I wanted it to be a real challenge. ūüėĬ†














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This event was originally conceived as part of the Thursday’s Special photo challenge that also included three more recurrent (or not) photo themes per month but lately, due to the busy life I have only been posting this challenge once a month. Still, I am sure that this is not going to stay this way and that I will be able to go back to posting more themes more regularly some time soon. In the meantime, I hope you will enjoy the little that I have to offer.


*Images taken at the following locations: 

  1. Venice
  2. Dugi Otok, Croatia
  3. Somewhere in Brittany
  4. In Istria
  5. Portovenere, Italy

SCORE INFO: Sara perche ti amo, Ricchi e Poveri


Welcome to another Pick-a-Word Thursday‚Äôs Special. I hope that the choices I made for this month’s photo challenge will allow you a lot of liberty in interpretation. As always you can pick either of the 5, some or all of them. Here are the words to choose from:¬†¬†







gushing – Lamont, Italy


aperture – window on borghetto sul mincio


frontier at HADRIAN’S WALL




TAPERED – A church tower at Buje, Istria



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Next photo challenge on this blog may be expected on 15 November. You might have noticed that my presence on WordPress is scarce, but I have a good justification. There is no need to rush with your submissions as I will only look at them after my trip in November. See you soon!


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‚Äôs 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:

Thursday’s Special: Eye Contact

Before I start with today’s business let me congratulate Restless Jo whose beautiful Palladian Bridge won most votes in the poll for the best Traces of the Past.

Last week the Thursday’s Special theme provided a choice of five words. I liked all the entries, but have to single out Le Drake Noir who told a story around all five words in a single image that could easily pass as a book cover, and Geriatrix for her beautiful interpretation of viscid which I admit was a tricky word to interpret. The last but not least was a surprising offering from Ark in the form of an elusive nocturnal crab that was shot in the middle of a day. Still, I loved and am very grateful for all your “brilliant”, “profuse” and “disorderly” entries. I hope it was fun for you as it was for me. ¬†

This week we have eyes on the TS menu.
I went with the eye contact but you can go much wider in your interpretation of EYES: think not only of the organ of vision, think of peephole, bull’s eye, eye of a needle, think of London Eye. Possibilities are many.
You have time to give your responses by next Wednesday.



They’ve told me that animals are best shot in the eye.




About Thursday’s Special: it is a colour photo challenge that takes place on Thursdays. Concrete themes are provided and announced well in advance. See the Scheduled Challenges page. You are supposed to make a post on the given theme, link to this one, and leave me your links ¬†in the comment section bellow.¬†

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And here are the entries for this beautiful challenge:

Thursday’s Special: Descent

First of all let me congratulate the winner of the last poll organized for Thursday’s Special photo challenge contest. Tobias M. Schiel with his innovative approach to the theme won most votes. Today the theme for Thursday’s Special photo challenge is Descent. If you want to participate in this challenge make sure to leave me your links (and link here) by 5th of July. On the 6th I am taking a holiday, and will be back with a new Thursday’s Special on the 28th July. The last two TS challenges will remain free of polls due to the lack of time, but all will be resumed after my break. That said, Black&White Sunday challenge is still scheduled for Sunday, 3rd of July. On Scheduled challenges page you may find more about future events and challenges. Wishes for a happy and peaceful Thursday to all!

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

Thursday’s Special: Here and There

It is physically impossible to be in two places at one time, unless it is in our imagination, but maybe photography can help us bridge that impasse. “Here and there” is your theme for today, but do not fret. The deadline is Tuesday, 21 June.

Last Thursday the challenge was traces of the past, and as of yesterday you have the opportunity to vote for the best entry.




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P.S. For newbies ‚Äď if you are interested in participating in Thursday‚Äôs Special photo challenge, you should publish a post with a photo (or several photos) having in mind the given theme, link that post to this one and leave me a note in the comments section.¬†

PPS: To see what other themes and posts are coming go to Scheduled challenges page.


Here come the links to participants’ entries:

and a late entry: