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Friendly Friday Photography Challenge -Between the Lines

Friendly Friday

Everyone is welcome to join in the WordPress Weekly Photo challenge we call Friendly Friday.

This challenge is alternately hosted, each Friday, by the bloggers:
Amanda from Something to Ponder About , Snow from The Snow Melts Somewhere, with Manja from Manja Mexi Moving filling in for Snow, who is “snowed under,” with work at the moment. Thanks so much Manja.

Scroll down for Instructions on Joining in.

This Friday’s prompt for you to interpret with your photography is:

Between the Lines

Immediately the lines in a book might come to mind, but actually, I was inspired to come up with the prompt , when I saw this sunrise.

But it may not mean a sunrise or a book for you.

It might mean a bridge, architecture, or railway lines.

Plenty of Lines to find here and what goes on between them?

Or something else you find between the lines.

One of my favourite photos

You might perhaps, interpret this theme in an abstract way.

It is up to you.

Between the Lines

I find beauty in ‘Between the Lines

Instructions for Joining:

  • Publish a ‘Friendly Friday – ‘Between the Lines,’ post and please include a URL link to this post, and a ‘Friendly Friday’ Tag, as well.
  • Once the post is published, paste the URL for your Friendly Friday ‘Between the Lines’ post, in the comments here, so everyone can find you and visit your blog.
  • You can also include the Friendly Friday logo, found below, if you wish.
  • Be a part of the Friendly Friday Community by visiting the links in the comments section. It’s fun to see how others interpreted the prompt.

Please note there are no deadlines for participating.

Follow the Friendly Friday blogs to catch the weekly prompts.

Something to Ponder About

The Snow Melts Somewhere

Manja Mexi Moving

Friendly Friday

138 thoughts on “Friendly Friday Photography Challenge -Between the Lines”

  1. These are such beautiful photos. ❤ And I love this theme! Some photos I've selected yes and will post them a bit later.

    I've noticed something strange though. Your first, featured, photo is only visible if I open this post on my phone or if I view your blog's main URL:

    But if I open this post on my laptop, the first photo disappears and is not included at all. Since this is how I normally view your blog – open each post separately – I wonder how many featured photos I have missed by now! 😮 I'll have a look back. That's a shame!

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    1. Thank you, Manja. Yes I have noticed this too. I must investigate more. I thought this was how it was. I usually don’t have a different feature photo. In this case, I did. But usually not, if that is of any comfort to you. It might be the theme I have chosen?

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      1. RE: Featured Photos

        I’ve found that it does depend on your Theme. Some themes drop the featured photo in your main post and only show it on your home page or the WP Reader stream. Other themes pick up the first or an arbitrary photo as the Feature photo, even if you don’t want to have one. I think there’re even different results depending on whether or not you have an image in your main header.

        It’s annoying isn’t it? esp since it’s only apparent through trial and error!

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      2. I use AltoFocus. I changed it recently from Colinear because I wanted a different look. If you’re interested, I still use Colinear in For Colinear I do not use Feature photos. For AltoFocus in newer posts, I do set the Feature photo . If you don’t set a Feature photo, then the theme will select a photo for you. Normally, its the first but sometimes not.

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    1. Aw, thank you, Sofia! That is so kind. I love your version of the prompt. ‘Wild’ lines! Kyoto is a crazy station at any time of the day. I remember walking back and forward there to find my way around.

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      1. We had to cross a single train track walking to school. There was a train junction a couple of miles from where we lived, and once I crossed there. It’s wasn’t really that safe through because you never knew which tracks the trains would come through the junction.

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  2. Some great shots by other people. I will go back and look closer later on. I finally managed to make an entry myself!

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    1. Hey Klodo! I am thrilled that you have decided to join in! Awesome shots. I especially like the Peak District train station in the snow. That is a special one! Nicely captured too.


      1. Thanks, It brings back a lot of memories, I love walking in the snow. When its not too bad anyway or the trains stop running!

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  3. These prompts are getting more and more interesting! Great shots, Amanda:) My favorite is the sunrise and I love how that made you think about the theme! Here’s my link-
    Hope all is well with you:)

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    1. You are very welcome here, Hannah. So happy that you have participated in our Friendly Friday photo challenge.
      We post each friday at one of the three blogs. Manja’s turn next week!
      I visited your post and see that you found some beauty inside the rigid lines in your photo.
      Thanks also for the lovely comment on my photo. I edited it via a photo app. It made a boring photo with grey concrete interesting! Hope to see you next time.

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      1. May I ask which app you used? So far I’ve just used the various editing tools within iPhotos, but I’m looking to expand my skills with editing. You achieved a remarkable photo if you started with just grey concrete.
        Yes, I would like to participate next week. I assume I just search for Friendly Friday to find Manja’s post? Or find it via Cee’s site?
        Also, can one post more than once during the week of a given challenge? When I was out this afternoon, I took several additional photos for Between the Lines.
        Thank you for the welcome, Amanda. 🙂

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      2. Thanks for finding me via Cee. Hannah you can post a much as you like, and as many times as you like. The link for Manja’s and Snow’s blogs are in the body of this post and if you click to follow us on our individual blogs, you will see the notification when we post the Friendly Friday prompt. Or you could find us via the reader with the Friendly Friday tag. The prompt comes out on a friday. Slightly earlier if I post as I am in a different time zone. We are ahead of time down under in Australia, you see! Lol!
        Apps- I have used a few- picsart, snapseed, pixlr, the old Picasa and sometimes even just your smartphone or iphone effects are still cool. Play around and have fun. See you next week!

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    1. Nice to meet you Amanda! I am very glad you have stumbled over here! What a fantastic collection of photos. Especially appropriate for this challenge was the sand artwork on the beach. How did you get involved with that project?

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      1. The sand art was such a fun day. I am involved in lots of community projects and this was an organisation who were kicking off ‘Clean coasts week’ in our country. It was sponsored by Coca-Cola and other organisations. It was on the beach where I live so I just went along to see it and support the other organisation, with two of my children and we ended up helping to create the art.

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    1. Hi Judy, and my apologies for the late reply. I found your comment in my spam folder. It is rather annoying as you are clearly not spam! And the giraffes are so very cute. You certainly found some great photos for the prompt. Is that your puppy or kitty cat?


      1. If it is stripes from the shadows of a grill outside the screen door, it is my 17 year old kitty Annie, catching some rays. Thanks for responding. I saw that my pingback didn’t register but thought perhaps you checked entries before posting. Pingbacks have been so weird on WP. Mine just started working a month or two ago. Before that I had to hand link every post to every prompt. A paint.. and most didn’t publish them right away so I was constantly checking. Now they almost always work so if they don’t post, I try again and if it says I’ve already posted, I figure the people just have to okay them. Phew.. long explanation!

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      2. No worries, Judy. Yes most of us have to approve pingbacks. I am glad you don’t think I was ignoring your post. Hopefully now that you have commented a few times, the spam filter won’t be so nervous! Cats are amazing in their longevity, aren’t they? I suppose it is because they often have a laid back lifestyle.


      3. Then you must be under 50. Copacetic was a hippy word that meant everything was mellow. In the sixties and seventies, it was overused as much as awesome is now.. Hate the word awesome as a result. Use copacetic jokingly.

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      4. Nah, over 50 regrettably, but I am Australian. Now that you mention it, I remember seeing one of those desk calendar with mood words on it that you could flip about according to your mood, and copacetic was one of them. I think it was more in use in America and the media had not permeated the world as it does now. I use awesome quite a lot… ooops…. and I agree it is an overused word. Sort of like ‘nice.’


      5. So, I had to come to Australia to hear the terms “Didja’avagud day mite?” and “Don’t come the raw prahn on my mite!” Must admit, I use “nice” alot–but on things that really are nice. More things are nice than awesome. It’s overuse has diluted its meaning. I have a poem raving about this somewhere in my blog. You should read it. It’s awesome! ;o)

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      6. I am sure it is awesome! Can you give me the link to your post?
        I had to laugh at your Aussie slang and its spelling. Do we really sound like we say ‘mite’ for ‘Mate’? And in asking this, I am reminded of when I was on tour in Norway, with some dear American artist friends; it was hilarious and a teeny bit annoying, (but only a wee bit), when I was referred to as the ‘Arse- stralian,’in the group. (it was the American accent that made the word Australia sound like that to my ears, you see). I mean we are at the “arse” end of the world, LOL, but I am would much rather be called an ‘A-straylian,’ than an Arse- stralian, because the former is generally how we pronounce the word. I wrote about Aussie slang once too – It mentions your phrase –
        Don’t come the raw prawn which is one of my favourite pieces of slang! ( I won’t call it awesome!)
        It is a good reminder to me to use other descriptors rather than the word, awesome. It is definitely over-used. You are quite right. When did you visit my country?


      7. I emigrated to Australia in 1971, fresh out of college. They paid me to come, guaranteed me a job. But after two years of Americans sharing our “knowledge” with Australian teachers and a walk-out strike over conditions (supported by parents and students and Aussie teachers) they decided they’d recruited too many teachers and offered us money to leave. I did. Traveled for 4 months on the money and ended up in Ethiopia for another year and a half. There they had to stage a revolution to get rid of me. ha.

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      8. Wow. That is a perfect example of turning a negative situation around I suspect it may have been around the time when I was training to be a teacher. They told us we wouldn’t get a job when we finished studying as they had way too many teachers. So I went and got a job as a Nurse instead. Then the government reduced the class sizes and every teacher was suddenly employed. What years were you over here? Australia to Ethiopia was quite a change!


      9. My class size was 38 kids, 8 preps a day, different preps every day of the week. Taught one sport and during my free period, if there was a teacher absent and no sub, we had to cover their class! We discovered they weren’t even calling for subs so 14 of us refused to do the extra duty. We got letters saying in that all teachers in public schools were employees of the government, that we were in violation of the law and would go to trial to see what punishment we’d receive. On the day the cars came to school to pick us up to take us to court, All the students refused to go into their classrooms and stood in the courtyard as protest. They ended up delaying our trial and when the new trial came up, as I remember it, both the parents of students in our school and students waged a protest parade. Once again our trials were delayed and the next time the entire state went out on strike. That’s when we were given the option of leaving and getting all the income tax we’d paid for the past two years back. That was $600 and I thought I could travel on that all the way to London, so I gave up my job and started traveling with my Aussie roommate. Many adventures before I wound up in Ethiopia and big adventures there.. So long ago it feels like a movie I once saw.

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      10. 38 kids ! They reduced them down to 30 in my time, and I think they are even lower now. What a debacle! The Teachers Union here is quite vocal although more and more teachers are on contract and not permanent which gives Principals more authority to be “flexible” with working arrangements. It is great to hear that the parents and students supported you. Those were the days when you could take strike action and things would change. Now you almost never hear of strike action and more and more worker’s rights are being eroded away. Funny to think back to my student teacher training days….


      1. 🙂
        thanks so much – and I really loved your photos here.
        Coming back to them a third time (ha) I saw so much more. And paused to enjoy them – and so thanks for having me all into lines this week

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  4. Love these! Beautiful photos! I just started a new blog dedicated to trying out all kinds of new hobbies and documenting the process. My most recent post is the first of a photography series! Check it out!!

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