16-03-16 Ailsa’s Travel Theme – Square

“It is the vice of a vulgar mind to be thrilled by bigness, to think that a thousand square miles are a thousand times more wonderful than one square mile, and that a million square miles are almost the same as heaven.”

E.M. Forster

I replaced my 2 year old color Squares this week.

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Travel Theme: Frame

“If I spit, they will take my spit and frame it as great art.”

Picasso

This week Ailsa’s theme over at “Where’s my backpack?” is frame.

I was looking back at some photos from the summer and found this one which I am working on for a different purpose but seemed most appropriate for this one as well.

Although which is the frame, I wonder…

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15-08-15 Travel Theme: Mellow (Light Pollution Edition)

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is mellow.

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A few other mellow fellows:

https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2015/08/15/cooling-off/

http://alienshores52.com/2015/08/15/the-soft-winter-wind/

http://thirdpersontravel.com/2015/08/15/mellow-travel-themed-photo-challenge/

http://windagainstcurrent.com/2015/08/14/mellow/

https://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2015/08/15/mellow-evening-in-langzhong/

15-04-18 Travel Theme: Centre or Center

“When we speak the word ”life’,’ it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach.”

Antonin Artaud

Ailsa’s theme this week is…Centre.

I think we know what is the center of the universe at this moment…

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Other centers (Can they hold?)

https://evelynpabalan.wordpress.com/2015/04/18/center/

http://pathsunwritten.com/2015/04/18/travel-theme-center/

https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/travel-theme-centre/

http://pathsunwritten.com/2015/04/18/travel-theme-center/

https://timwolversonphotos.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/central-subjects/

https://traveller2006.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/travel-theme-centre/

http://imissmetoo.me/2015/04/17/center-it-up-gulp-it-down/

http://nagpanaoan.com/2015/04/17/travel-theme-centre/

https://dormousetidings.wordpress.com/2015/04/18/travel-theme-centre/

31415 Happy Pi Day- Weekly Travel Photo Theme Challenge – “Fantastic Wall”

Weekly Challenge = Wall

Ailsa’s Travel Theme = Fantastic

My first wall = here

I know that at some previous point I used these images but some things are too obvious not to use. This may not be exactly the type of fantastic that Ailsa was thinking of but, I find this too be fantastical in its existence and appearance ass well as its disappearance and it is most definitely a wall, so, there you go.

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Berlin Wall 1

Other fantastic “bricks in the wall”:

http://suejudd.com/2015/03/14/some-fantastic-walls-well-maybe-not/

http://temanos.me/2015/03/14/urban-tag/

http://fakeormistake.net/2015/03/14/9635/

https://jillreidy.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/a-work-in-progress-on-a-new-york-wall/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.be/2015/03/travel-theme-fantastic.html

https://elleturner4.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/travel-theme-fantastic/

https://barneyvision.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/creeping-fig/

https://nenskeifacestheworld.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/cebu-is-sweeter-the-second-time-around/

http://donegallizdoyle.com/2015/03/14/a-hole-in-a-wall-aka-studio-extension/

https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/the-many-great-walls-of-china-weekly-photo-challenge/

http://cubusregio.com/2015/03/14/travel-theme-fantastic-phantastisch/

and lets conclude with one of the most fantastic wall songs ever recorded.

15-03-10 Graceful Orange – Challenge Theme

“Tell me I’m clever, Tell me I’m kind, Tell me I’m talented,Tell me I’m cute,
Tell me I’m sensitive, Graceful and wise,
Tell me I’m perfect –
But tell me the truth.”
Shel Silverstein

The Travel Theme this week is graceful.

The Weekly Photo Challenge is orange.

Therefore:

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“He looked like an Italian, was dressed like an Englishman, and had the independent air of an American–a combination which caused sundry pairs of feminine eyes to look approvingly after him, and sundry dandies in black velvet suits, with rose-colored neckties, buff gloves, and orange flowers in their buttonholes, to shrug their shoulders, and then envy him his inches.”

Louisa May Alcott

My first orange is here.

My second orange is over here.

Other graces and oranges are below.

https://regionalcognisance.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/travel-theme-graceful-in-hanoi/

https://passionsofmind.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/my-random-response-to-weekly-photo-challenge/

http://markdavidjohnson.net/2015/03/weekly-photo-challenge-orange/

https://thekingisfarrell.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/orange/

https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/weekly-photo-challenge-orange/

https://taylorjewel.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/travel-theme-graceful/

https://cocoaupnorth.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/grace-in-a-crane/

https://kardzbykris.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/so-which-came-first-the-fruit-or-the-colour/

http://coolerthanbeans.com/2015/03/orange-is-still-orange/

https://katpegimana.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/wordless-wednesday-graceful-2/

15-03-05 Weekly Travel Photo Theme Challenge [Environment Reward]

Now I realize that most of my fellow New Yorkers and Northeasterners are a bit tired of the winter. I am not. I think it has been a brutal winter but in NYC it has been cold but not that snowy. Today we actually got a bunch of snow (6″-8″, I believe) and for the first time all winter I was able to go for a walk in the storm. Sadly they closed the walkway over the George Washington Bridge. I’m not sure if that was because of the storm or because not 1 but 2 people jumped off it yesterday. One from the lower deck after exiting his car and a few minutes later, one from the upper deck after exiting his bike. However I got to tramp around in the woods and then walk the greenway down to 155th Street.

One of the many things I like about NYC is that you can find “wilderness”/country inside the city. So this fits Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Environment and for me it was a Reward to do this which is the theme of the Weekly Photo Challenge.

As always…click the pic to make it full size.

Here was my first reward

Here are other environments and rewards:

https://touchofinsanity.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://mikehardisty.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

http://ceenphotography.com/2015/03/05/travel-theme-environment/

https://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/making-correct-change/

https://lailaturrahmi.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://raleighcatdaddy.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/camel-ride/

https://amaviedecoeurentier.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/for-lorne/

https://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/50-shades-of-bay-the-environment-of-port-phillip-bay-victoria/

https://mutajalliphotography.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/wpc-reward/

https://emiliabrasierphotography.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/weekly-photography-challenge-reward/

15-02-14 Travel Theme: Transformation (Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Style)

Ailsa’s theme this week is Transformation.

Katherine and I were walking home after seeing Two Days, One Night, which is a truly good film with a wonderful performance by Marion Cotillard. It is a “small” film which points out some real truths about late stage capitalism.

But that’s not why I called you together. As we walked by Lincoln Center I realized it is Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Irony of ironies.

I am not a fashion photographer. I’m not a paparazzi, but I had my camera with me so…

I think I got some very good shots of the crowds and some models exiting the show but we are here to show transformation. I believe these three photographs fit the bill.

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et voilà!

 Other transformations:

http://elizabatz.com/2015/02/13/travel-theme-transformation-of-a-muddy-field-into-noodle-soup/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.be/2015/02/travel-theme-transformation.html

https://aquamarineeyes.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/transformation/

https://pommepal.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/travel-theme-transformation/

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/why-negative-waves-so-early/

http://browsingtheatlas.com/2015/02/14/absinth-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder/

https://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/did-the-earth-move-for-you-too-transformation/

https://travelleronamission.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/travel-theme-transformation-of-warsaw/

https://patchworkponderings.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/travel-theme-transformation/