Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle

New Mexico

New Mexico

Thailand

Thailand

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Osaka, Japan

Osaka, Japan

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced. 2 . To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag. 3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

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Here: New Mexico

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The charm of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Travel Theme: Round

Silver, Art Institute of Chicago

Silver, Art Institute of Chicago

ancient glass, Art Institute Chicago

ancient glass, Art Institute Chicago

Cupcakes, Jinan China

Cupcakes, Jinan China

Eggs, Beijing market

Eggs, Beijing market

Paperweight collection, Art Institute of Chicago

Paperweight collection, Art Institute of Chicago

All around us there are round objects, man made or natural. So it’s a great theme for Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack to challenge us with. If you want to join the fun, just follow these rules:

  1. Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Round
  2. Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  3. Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday

You can subscribe and get links to other fabulous round photos here.

More Round Photos:

  1. Traveler 2006
  2. Angeline M
  3. Pomme Pal

Sepia Saturday

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Swimming and swimmers. That’s what I’m taking from this prompt. While it’s warmer than usual up here in Illinois, it’ll be quite awhile till the pools and beaches open. Still lest we forget in the southern hemisphere it’s summer and ’round the equator and below people do need to cool off with a swim.

Australian Olympic Swimmer Mina Wylie and unnamed swimmer, 1912

Australian Olympic Swimmer Mina Wylie and unnamed swimmer, 1912

Above: from the State Library of New South Wales

 

Key West, True Sepia, Flickr Commons, LOC

True Sepia in Key West, Flickr Commons, LOC

 

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Swim Team, University of Washington, 1921

No need for steroid testing in 1921.

Bathing Beauties, Florida 1975, LOC, Flickr Commons

Bathing Beauties, Florida 1975, LOC, Flickr Commons

Sepia Saturday

This week’s prompt features the written word in beautiful script. I offer a heartfelt hand written note to the Walter Stieglitz, the Regional Director of the Alaska Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

After the Exxon Valdez oil spill, second grader, Kelly Middlestead advocated that the government protect wildlife post haste. Kelly, you deserve a gold star for citizenship. I hope you’re still writing.

From the U.S. National Archives