I might live in Australia, where the seasons are upside down, a somewhat moot point if you are Australian, but I am always acutely aware just when Spring has sprung in the Northern hemisphere. That is because the Northern ‘hemispherians,’ often get so excited about the first appearances of spring, their shouts are heard all the way ‘Down Under.’
This time of year, my inbox gets spammed with messages of glee and endless photos from the North, of the first snowdrops buds, or blades of greenery that poke their head through the final remnants of snow.
I can’t say I blame them for having this Spring zeal, as I suspect they are glad to feel some warmth, while I am glad to have a break from the relentless heat. I thought we might celebrate the onset of Spring by making it this week’s Friendly Friday prompt. If you live in the Southern hemisphere, where Spring blurs into Summer, and thence into Autumn, you may have other photos to choose from that make for a different interpretation of the theme. It is entirely up to you.
Create a post sharing your interpretation of this week’s Friendly Friday prompt
– Feelings of Spring
Write and publish a post, tagging the post ‘Friendly Friday’, and adding a url link back to this Friendly Friday post.
Include the Friendly Friday logo, if you wish.
Post a link to your Feelings of Spring post in the comments here, so we can find you.
Please note there are no deadlines for participating. New prompts each week.
Browse the other participants’ posts using the links in the comments section, to see how they’ve interpreted the weekly prompt. It can be quite interesting.
Earlier this week, I wrote about the Contrasts that I found on a recent trip to Japan. This week on Friendly Friday Photography Challenge, I am asking you to create a post on “contrasts.”
Contrasts might not simply be a contrasting subject as in the photo of Nidaros Cathedral above. You could choose to edit and post the same photo, with the second being an edited version with more or less contrast? I added more contrast to the photo on the right below, and I think it creates a slightly different feel. Moodier, darker I think.
Contrasts of Size or Attribute
You might also consider contrast of size or some other characteristic. It would be hard to find a larger contrast in terms of size differential, than the small Trolls, of Trollstigen, (rock piles), against the backdrop of the larger (mountain), trolls, and the Green Valley, far below.
Sometimes it is old versus new that provides the strongest contrasting photos.
Whatever the contrast, it is really up to you.
Join in and share your photos here on Friendly Friday. Instructions below.
Instructions on Joining Friendly Friday Photography Challenge
Just like the former WordPress Photo Challenge, we’ll post a prompt each Friday and invite you to create a ‘Friendly Friday,‘ post using one or more photos that relate to the weekly prompt. Everyone is welcome to participate. Beginning or Advanced.
Write as little, or as much, as you like to accompany the photo/s. That part is up to you!
Add a ‘Friendly Friday‘ tag and create a link (or ping) back, so that others can visit you.
Once you hit publish, come back to this post again and leave a comment making sure you include a link to your Friendly Friday post. Find further instructions here.
Here’s how to create a pingback if you are not sure of how to do it.
There will be another Friendly Friday topic posted over at TheSnowMeltsSomewhere, next Friday. I will be hosting again, in 2 weeks time, here at Something to Ponder About.
Every second Monday, I post a new photo of a ‘mystery’ location, and sometimes a mystery object. I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location, or what the mystery object might be.
If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog in the follow-up post, when the answer is revealed. N.B. Comments will be released on alternate Mondays (Australian E.S.T.), so as not to spoil the fun for late-comers to this post.
Contribution and guest posts of Monday mystery photos are very welcome. You can send me the photograph by email. My addy can be found by clicking on my profile.
Many thanks to Banactee for submitting the above photograph.
Previous Monday Mystery Photograph
The photo from Banectee depicted the ancient petroglyphs from the Fajana cemetery on the island of La Palma, Spain in the Canarian Archipelago, thought to be etched by the Indigenous people of the Canary Islands.
“Today, archaeological and ethnographic studies have led most scholars to accept the view that the pre -colonial population of the Canaries shared common origins with North African Berber tribes from the Atlas Mountains region who began to arrive in the Canaries by sea around 1000 BCE or earlier.” Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canary_Islands_in_pre-colonial_times
Monday Mystery Photo – Something to Ponder About on Mondays