THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: MESSAGE

For this challenge I decided to post a photo I took while I was pretending to be a tourist in my own town. It was a fun experiment with some really cool finds like this one from the upper town which is very frequented by visitors all year around. 

So here it is – my message or should I say “massage” from Zagreb ūüėÄ

“HALLO” FROM ZAGREB

¬©PAULA BORKOVIC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 

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P.S. You know the drill – post your contributions for this week’s theme before next Thursday and link here. 

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

 

It is the first week in July and it is time for another PICK A WORD theme. Here are the words to choose from: 

 

     soaring    

gaiety

prostrating

ephemeral

colossal 

soaring

gaiety

prostrating

ephemeral

colossal

©Paula Borkovic

Note about my images:

#1 is the view I see every day getting out of my apartment

#2 I said recently that I would be focusing on happy faces around my town. It’s much needed with so many bad things going on.

#3 Prostrating is good – when you are exhausted you should prostrate and when you do, do it in a good company too.

#4 My everyday life isn’t glamorous. It’s mostly asphalt, concrete, steel and glass, but whenever I can, I visit a botanic garden and if I ‘m lucky I get to see this.¬†

#5 My town is in the continent, but it doesn’t stop it from adopting a blue whale.

¬†I hope you’ve enjoyed my selection of words and images. ¬†As usual for this theme, you can do one word, or more or all five. It’s up to you.

To join the Thursday’s Special photo challenge you are supposed to:

  • Make a photo post on today‚Äôs theme, before next Thursday.

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

  • Leave a comment under this post.

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P.S. If you have missed the last week’s TS themed OVER please click on the link to check out the great entries to that challenge.

Lately I have been experiencing problems while logging on to WordPress and could not even access some of your blogs for days, and when I did I could not leave a comment or even a like. Let’s hope that WordPress team has finished introducing new improvements and upgrades so that I can resume normal communication with other bloggers.

 

If you can’t stop dancing, here are some bonus tracks for you. One for each image ūüôā

 

It’s interesting to see what choices have fellow bloggers made for this challenge. Please, click on the links bellow:

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/faces-tells-the-story/

https://teepee12.com/2017/07/06/from-soaring-to-colossal-the-thursday-special/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/07/06/manhattan-from-the-staten-island-ferry/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/07/06/elephantine-feline

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/soaring/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/the-best-medicine/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/thursday-special-pick-a-word

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/07/06/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-july-y2

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/thursdays-special-pick-word-july/

https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-july-y2/

https://netdancer.com/2017/07/06/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-july-y2/

https://theshowerofblessings.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/hibiscus/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/pick-a-word-in-july

https://bushboy.blog/2017/07/07/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-july

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/07/07/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-5

https://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/07/pick-word.html

https://justinetaylorphotography.com/2017/07/09/thursdays-special-pick-a-word-in-july-y2/

https://alipatoblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/soaring-southwards/

https://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/soaring-over-the-prairies

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PORTRAIT VS. LANDSCAPE

 

Today you are invited to post a portrait and landscape format of the same scene. You may be surprised at how much different they look and what each one reveals. That’s the only requirement for this challenge. The subject is up to you. Have a great day!

 

Zagreb, Kamenita Vrata (Stone Gate)

Zagreb, Kamenita Vrata (Stone Gate)

©Paula Borkovic

 

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Not sure how to participate in Thursday’s Special photo challenge?

Follow these four simple steps:

  • Make a photo post on today‚Äôs theme before next Thursday;

  • Link to this challenge post;

  • Tag your post #thursdaysspecial;

    Leave a comment under this post.

Optional:

You may, but are not obliged to, grab the widget above.

 

ATOP OF ALL MY STRESS AND BUSY SCHEDULE WORDPRESS IS GIVING ME HARD TIME TOO WITH POST EDITOR- I can’t do what I want to my fonts and when I want it. Please, don’t be offended if the links are not the right colour or in bold. I am spending too much time trying to fix something that is not up to me.

 

And the links to the participating entries are:

https://teepee12.com/2017/06/08/wide-shot-vs-close-up-aka-landscape-vs-portrait/

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2017/06/08/thursdays-special-portrait-vs-landscape/

https://fieldnotesfromoverthehill.com/2017/06/07/thursdays-special-portrait-vs-landscape

https://irenewaters19.com/2017/06/08/portrait-vs-landscape-in-the-fjords-thursdays-special/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/06/portrait-vs-landscape.html

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/06/08/thursdays-special-portrait-vs-landscape/

https://suejudd.com/2017/06/08/thursdays-special-portrait-vs-landscape/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/06/08/thursdays-special-portrait-vs-landscape/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/06/08/thursdays-special-portrait-vs-landscape/

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/06/08/thursdays-special-portrait-vs-landscape/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/06/08/cuenca-hanging-houses-spain-perched-on-edge/

https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/08/green-can-be-cool-and-friendly-like/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2017/06/08/landscape-and-portrait-canna-can-can/

http://captainjillsjourneys.com/2017/06/08/thursdays-special-portrait-vs-landscape/

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/06/08/thursdays-special-portrait-vs-landscape/

https://netdancer.com/2017/06/08/thursdays-special-portrait-vs-landscape/

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/06/09/looking-out-from-wenlock-edge-one-subject-two-formats

https://bushboy.blog/2017/06/09/thursdays-special-portrait-vs-landscape/

https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2017/06/09/thursday-special-18/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/06/09/hoopoe-feathers-on-friday/

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/thursdays-special-1006_portrait-vs-landscape/

https://lucidgypsy.com/2017/06/11/thursdas-special/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/landscape-or-portrait-another-thursday-special/

https://theshowerofblessings.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/thursdays-special-portrait-vs-landscape/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/06/13/portrait-vs-landscape/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/portrait-landscape/

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2017/06/14/old-corona-typewriter/

https://collinesblog.com/2017/06/14/jasmine-tree/

https://xingfumama.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/orientation

LIGHT CATCHER

I like walking at dusk and after the dusk to see how different places look under artificial lights. Here are two captures of the same scene, one with and one without a passing tram.

EVANESCENT

 

Ball reflecting the new building of music academy with the building of Croatian National Theatre in the background

©Paula Borkovic 

 

I thought it would be a good idea to take Jo for a night walk through the centre of Zagreb. This is linked to her Monday Walk, but also to EVANESCENT weekly photo theme.

Also related to Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons in May.

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‚Äôs 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/

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‚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: 

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/

MARCH RECAP – 2017

It’s time for my monthly recap. This is what March 2017 looked like:¬†

 

 

 

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: AFTER AND BEFORE Y1-03

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. I think that this may be a good exercise in seeing. Hope you will join me. Remember, any subject is OK as long as you show it both in colour and black and white. Wishing you all a beautiful day!   

after

before

©Paula Borkovic

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 If you want to join the challenge:

  • make a photo post on today‚Äôs theme before next Sunday

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

  • leave a comment under this post¬†

Please check out the entries to this challenge:

https://balance440.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-03/

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/03/26/before-and-after-canary-wharf-london/

https://teepee12.com/2017/03/26/color-versus-black-white/

http://dailymusing57.com/2017/03/26/black-white-sunday-after-before-3/

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/black-white-sunday-after-and-before/

https://charlesewaugh.com/2017/03/25/black-white-sunday-after-and-before-y1-03/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/03/brugge.html

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2017/03/28/black-white-sunday-before-and-after-2/

https://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/before-and-after/comment-page-1

https://bushboy.blog/2017/03/30/black-and-white-sunday-before-and-after-2/

https://postcardsedge.org/2017/03/29/black-and-white/

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: LE ROUGE ET LE NOIR

 

Last Sunday for Black & White photo challenge we explored Darkness and Light by focusing on moody lighting and shadows that add drama to¬†photography. Today I would like us to continue with dramatic captures, but through the use of bold colours. Show¬†us what effect placing red next to black can produce. The easiest way to obtain this is to shoot a red flower against a¬†black background, or a fiery sky with a silhouetted, darkened town, but there are so other many possibilities that I very much look forward to seeing in your entries. ¬†Today’s theme is RED and BLACK (my title was inspired by Stendhal’s famous novel: Le Rouge et le Noir).

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©Paula Borkovic

To join the challenge you are supposed to:

  • 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

Being aware that this is not the easiest theme to tackle I am particularly happy to see these wonderful entries:

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.hr/2017/02/le-rouge-et-le-noir.html

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/02/15/thursdays-special-le-rouge-et-le-noir/

https://irenewaters19.com/2017/02/16/le-rouge-et-le-noir-thursdays-special

https://teepee12.com/2017/02/16/orange-and-black-thursdays-special/

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/le-rouge-et-le-noir/

https://3rsofretirement.com/2017/02/16/thursdays-special-red-black/

https://travel387.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/invitation-come-again/

https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/thursdays-special-le-rouge-et-le-noir/

https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/thursdays-special-le-rouge-et-le-noir-a-la-ms-gentoo

https://travelwithintent.com/2017/02/16/red-and-black-in-manhattan

https://tishfarrell.com/2017/02/16/thursdays-special-les-quatre-saisons-en-rouge-et-noir

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/thursdays-special-le-rouge-et-le-noir-deux/

https://postcardsedge.org/2017/02/16/red-and-black/

https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/thursdays-special-le-rouge-et-le-noir

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/good-good-vibrations

 

DECEMBER RECAP

This time a part of my monthly recap is shown as a slideshow. This is the last one this year, but tomorrow we are doing 2016 Retrospective for Thursday’s Special. Stay tuned ūüôā

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Earlier recaps on Lost in Translation:

https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/november-recap/

https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/october-recap/

https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/september-recap/

https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2016/08/31/august-recap/

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