Bye, Weekly Photo Challenge!

The last ever weekly photo challenge is titled ‘All Time Favourites’ – give or take ‘u’. It’s hard to mark the passing of this much loved event appropriately.  I’m starting off by sharing a few  favourite shots I’ve been saving until the right prompt came around. I’m pretty sure these would never have seen the light of day now the challenge is ending so, while there’s still time, here goes!

Utility box with painting of tree and street scene

Jane Brewster’s street art shows part of the New Orleans street it is on, if my memory is correct. I like the way life plays with art and the dark shadows echo the dark trunk of the painted tree in this image. It provokes lots of ideas, for example, my eye plays with the angles of the shadows and the perspective in the painting. It’s funny how life seems to be framing the painting and how life seems more abstract than art. In retrospect I could have used it for ‘Reflections’, although it would have been a fairly subtle connection. 

Vintage style neon art in studio: caravan and legs

Todd Saunder’s studio in Austin, Texas, ought to have been perfect for several challenges, ‘Retro’ or ‘Neon’ or ‘Light’, so I am surprised it’s one of the left overs. I have shared a few other shots taken there.

Window display showing five colours of iMacs

I remember seeing this in the window of an Apple store, taking the picture and gleefully filing it away in my mind under ‘Weekly Photo Challenge Possibilities’.

Sigh.

My most popular post (the most viewed, so you could say my readers’ all time favourite) is this one about the Hampton Court Flower Show garden:

Wellbeing of Women garden water feature

My own favourite weekly photo challenge post has been this one, about Chihuly’s Garden and Glass in Seattle:

Chihuly Garden And Glass In Seattle

Regular readers might be expecting yet another favourite rose shot. This one of Rosa ‘Golden Celebration’ is nice, but my favourite of all has still to be taken! I’ll keep trying.

Yellow rose makes a splash of colour in the darkness

Bye, Weekly Photo Challenge! Thanks for the memories!

35 Replies to “Bye, Weekly Photo Challenge!”

  1. There’s no way you won’t find another challenge! But I certainly see the loss. I love your photography and all its narrative. I also loved your aside about the “u.” Good thing I didn’t have a mouthful of anything when I read that. I lingered over that first photo, thinking about your comment about life and abstraction and trying to resolve perspectives; it seems to me there’s a wonderful clash of perspectives there and that too speaks of life. It’s a great image. But, oh, the rose (and what seems to be a blushing bud in the background) and the Chihuly! Alas, I cannot choose. They are all my favourite! (Hmm…my American spellcheck is having a fit.)

    1. Talking about missing/spurious letters, did you know we also have an extra ‘i’ in aluminium? But back to that rose: it’s a curiosity that the buds always blush deep red. It’s a very attractive variety for me – it always seems amazing how such a large flower can come from such a small bud.

      1. I did know that about aluminium, and I’ve always liked that better. It’s more fun. As to the rose, yes, that one especially illustrates the power of the bud. What a bloom!

    1. Me too. I know there are others, but it was nice to be able to see a preview in the grid format and it was the easiest ‘official’ way to click directly through to other people’s websites.

  2. My favorite, and my screen background, is the well-being of women garden, which may be part of the Hampton Court Flower Show Garden. THANK YOU for a beautiful year or two!

    1. The roses seem to be much earlier this year, even though several growers mentioned their plants got off to a slower start. It would be good if all public gardens had web cams so we could time our visits to catch the flowers we love most.

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