Flashback Friday #29

Older bloggers may remember a time when WordPress used to run a weekly photography challenge which many of us enjoyed. It was a great way to share photos and exchange comments and I am sure a lot of us made many blogging friends that way. Sadly it all came to an end on 31st May 2018. This was originally posted in 2016 when I was delighted to get my camera back from repair.

WPC: Detail

“Those bloggers who follow me on my flower blog will know that I am very fond of capturing the components in nature – last year I finally bought a camera with interchangeable lenses purely so that I could indulge in a macro lens. One that captures the tiniest details which I have used mainly for flower macros.

So this week’s photo challenge is right up my street. Literally!”

(please click on an image to enlarge and see the full extent of the details)

Rusty bolt

Do you ever really see the characteristics of a rusty item?

String caught in barbed wire

Or the way a fragment of fabric gets entangled in barbed wire?


Or how skilfully the craftsman edged his roof? Nature provides the lichens. When you look closely that’s when you notice those little, important, details.

This post is a contribution to Fandango’s Flashback Friday. Have you got a post you wrote in the past on this particular day? The world might be glad to see it – either for the first time – or again if they’re long-time loyal readers.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

35 thoughts on “Flashback Friday #29”

  1. Love these photos! They’re the sort that you take and some people will wonder why on Earth you are but they’re beautiful!

  2. I think you´re the one who encourages me to join Photo Challenges…then comes a few options.I totally enjoyed it. Given enough time I would love to do many photo challenges, ( but so hard with limited time :-(( ! and you are right, it´s a great way to learn from others and gain friends. WP is such a great platform. I don´t know much about photography and I am no writer but somehow, I felt like what I have written makes sense, thanks to valuable feedback from others…and thanks to you!

    You did well on these shots.. I guess I need to pay attention on simple details like that, they are sooo interesting. I kinda remember the texture of the Tigerlily with it´s bloody orange and those spots with that rustic rust photo…! super cool.

    1. Thanks for this Christina, I think challenges are a great way to meet bloggers and create friendships especially when you are new to blogging. Sometimes though it becomes a bit obsessive so you need to step back and decide which challenges interest you the most. I think your photos and writing are very interesting. And if you write about what you enjoy then that comes through and people will also enjoy the posts. Stay safe and have fun blogging!

  3. It was a shame to see the Daily Post team move on to other things, and I think it marked a change in WP and not all for the best. One thing we really didn’t miss for too long was the challenges, thanks to people like you who host them and Cee who publicises them better than WP ever did. Now the only problems we have are which one we should link to, and how polite is it to link to several in one post?

    1. Personally I think it is acceptable to link to several challenges if appropriate. I agree WP stopped being for hobby bloggers then ands became too concerned with being just another money-making business.

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