Weekly Photo Challenge


Earlier this year I started taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge sponsored by WordPress

Here’s how the weekly photo challenge works:

1. Each week, on a Friday, the folks at WordPress provide a theme for creative inspiration. I take photographs based on my interpretation of the theme, and post them on my blog anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme is announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check my photos, I title my blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and use a “postaday2011″ or “postaweek2011″ tag.

3. I also subscribe to The Daily Post so that I don’t miss out on the weekly challenge announcements.

If you want to give it a go follow the link above to the Daily Post

As the front page of my blog was getting too full with previous weekly posts I have moved the links to here to try and tidy things up a bit

  • Talacre - The semi-final of the World Cup is on. England are playing Croatia and everyone says “it’s coming home” (the world cup that is). England last won it in 1966. However as a Scotsman, living in Wales, I’m off out for…
  • Miyajima Island - This is going to be a long one, so get a drink, sit down and have a look at the photographs from Miyajima Island. This is only a selection, I spent all day on the island and although I visited…
  • In The Doldrums - For the past few weeks I have I felt like I am in the Doldrums. Becalmed in a sea of indifference to blogging and photography, with no interest in either. There’s an area of high pressure sitting over the UK…
  • Gingaku-ji - It’s three weeks since I got back from Japan and only now am I getting around to really look at the photographs I have taken there. Since I got back we’ve been working on completely renovating and landscaping the back…
  • Oh What A Beautiful Morning - Another iPhone photograph. I woke up at “dark o’clock”, the birds are singing and what an amazing sunrise.
  • End Of An Era - When I first started blogging “The Weekly Photo Challenge” motivated me to write at least one post each week. Sadly it has been announced that after this weeks challenge, that’s it, for some weird reason, there will be no more.…
  • The Last Post - Well not quite, I’ll still be posting regular blog posts. But this will be the last of my one photograph posts for a while. I’d like to get your opinion though. Did you enjoy the posts Where there too many…
  • Shukkei-en Garden - After the overcrowded gardens of Kyoto it was really nice to visit somewhere peaceful and quiet, yet right in the heart of the city of Hiroshima. Shukkei-en Garden has a history dating back to 1620 when an expert in the…
  • Kyoto, Too Many Tourists - Early start from Hiroshima today to get into Kyoto at 08:30. Straight out to the Bamboo Trail to find thousands of tourists already there so absolutely no chance of the iconic photograph. Didn’t stay long as it was just too…
  • Big In Japan - Today finds me on the inland sea. I’m on the ferry from Matsuyama back to Hiroshima, a trip of about 2 hours 40 minutes. About is the wrong word to use in Japan when it comes to official times. If…
  • Fukuya Department Store - The plaque you can see in the photograph shows the store after the A Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. That’s the store today on the opposite side of the road. The inscription says that the store was approximately 710 metres…
  • Yakiniku - Literally means grilled meat and I’ve just experienced one of the best, if not pricey, at JoJoEns. I no longer use Trip Advisor but if I did this restaurant would come top. Thin slices of meat, cooked over a hot…
  • Mitaki Temple - OK! So it’s hot an oppressive in the city. 29 degrees, the humidity is about 75% and rising because we have had a weather warning for severe thunderstorms tonight. This morning I went to Mitaki Temple, but it’s not just…
  • A Quiet Day, Today - Today I’m having a rest. I’ve been out and about a lot and needed to attend to essentials, like getting some laundry done. Still on my bucket list to do Visit Kyoto – Sunday The Inland Sea – Thursday Mitaki…
  • Just Another Castle - After leaving the bridge we walked through the town stopping along the way to admire some traditional Japanese houses and have a chat with the locals. I don’t speak Japanese but a few spoke English, could be something to do…
  • Kintai Bridge - The planned trip to Kyoto has been put off until the weekend. With temperatures hitting 30 degrees it seemed prudent to put off the trip until later. It’s no fun lugging camera gear around what would be a hot and…
  • The Bird Man Of Hiroshima - Down by the A Bomb Dome in the shade of the trees an old gentleman feeds the birds each day. He’s quite happy to let you take his photograph as long as you don’t overstay your welcome
  • Hiroshima Castle - The rain has gone and we’re back to clear blue skies. It’s hot, hot, hot and in preparation for my Kyoto trip I’m staying local and visiting Hiroshima Castle. Kyoto will be a long day so by staying local I…
  • Economy Yaki - I feel such a fool. Remember I mentioned the kids in the Hiroshima Peace Park. Well they asked me what Japanese food I liked and having eaten some Economy Yaki the night I arrived in Hiroshima, that’s what I said.…
  • A Sea Of Red - Continuing my strive for Japanese culture I managed to get tickets for the baseball. A home game for Hiroshima Carps. Baseball is big in Japan and each game is a sellout for the Carps That little splash of yellow are…
  • The Fast Train - I’m sitting at Himeji station waiting for my train back to Hiroshima. It’s about 250 kms away and the train will do it in an hour.
  • Himeji Castle - Travelled to Himeji on the fast train. Going to spend the day at the castle which definitely has the wow factor. Now I know we have our fair share of castles in Wales, but honestly this far surpasses any of…
  • Cultural Exchange - In the interests of cultural exchange last night I headed in to downtown Hiroshima. Started off in a Japanese bar, followed by a Turkish meal and finally ended up in an Irish bar with an unusual view Yes, if you…
  • Hiroshima A Bomb Dome - Today is Thursday and I’ve been getting out and about but I’m frazzled. Jet lag seems to have stepped in and brought me to a tired halt. So today I’m taking it easy in preparation for sandankyo gorge tomorrow. Yesterday…
  • Stopover In Hong Kong - Finally getting around to writing this. After a 12 hour flight and 4 hour stopover in HK I’m on my way to Fukuoka. Then it’s a 1 hour journey on the bullet train to Hiroshima. I’m hoping to do some…
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4 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. paulscribbles March 19, 2013 / 17:11

    Some great stuff here Mike. I’d love for you to throw your hat into the ring for my maiden challenge? As you liked the post I just thought I’d offer.

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    • Mike Hardisty March 19, 2013 / 22:54

      OK Paul, in for a penny in for a pound, I’ll suggest something, maybe industrial

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  2. jvilums1234 August 15, 2014 / 02:36

    Would be helpful if the challenge topics had dates ascribed to them. Jan Vilums.

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    • Mike Hardisty August 15, 2014 / 08:35

      I see what you mean Jan. That code for that page need tidying because it is now including every article that I publish, instead of just displaying the Weekly Challenges. Previously I used to title the posts “Weekly Photo Challenge:Subject” but on the recommendation of WordPress I stopped using that format, mainly because it clashed with everyone else using the same title and basically I thought the post title style was boring. However I could incorporate in the opening text the date somewhere.

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