I just caught the tail end of ‘The Fifth Element’ on television; you know the bit where Bruce Willis defeats the bad guy, saves the earth and gets the girl? Now, five elements might prove a little tricky to photograph, but the first four are certainly doable, so here is my homage to earth, air, water and fire.
My pick for earth will come as no surprise; Zion National Park in Utah is one of my favourite spots on this planet.
My photo for air is a storm brewing over Jamaica Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in Queens, New York – about thirty seconds after I took this shot, an insane thunder and lightning storm broke loose and I almost drowned. Good times.
My water photo is a boat drifting lazily off into the sunset over Elliot Bay last weekend.
Last but not least, here’s some fire on cobbled streets in Guatemala, during the La Quema del Diablo festival in Antigua.
Now it’s your turn to get down to earth, come up for air, test the water and play with fire. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: The Four Elements
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
- Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS – if you’re already following on WordPress.com, remember I’m getting ready to switch website hosts so sign up for email or RSS to keep up to date on posts.
Let’s get elemental!
Good one!! I will certainly give it a good go! Should be fun trying to choose a photo for each element! 😉
It’s four challenges in one this week, aj, should be fun! 🙂
Great! I enjoyed the themed pics
Hope you join in this week, Butterflies! 🙂
A challenging one 😀
Hurrah, it wouldn’t be a challenge otherwise 😉
good point 😀
my entry for this week’s theme:
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It’s interesting to see that fire on the street. What is the story behind that?
For mine, I thought I’d take a little elemental tour down the Mekong River.
Never mind, I read the linked post. Seems that, in a way, burning a devil effigy would grant it power rather than destroy it.
Great idea for a theme, will be interesting and fun to see how everyone interprets it 🙂
Fantastic! Looking forward to figuring out this challenge.
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Fun theme, Ailsa! Here’s my combination…:) http://momentsinyourlife.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/travel-theme-four-elements/
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many thanks for this week’s challenge Ailsa – it really was quite a challenge!
Hope you enjoy my interpretations 🙂
Great shots Ailsa and lovely theme hon. Thanks! 🙂
Here you go Ailsa. My take on the theme : 🙂
Oh, a favorite ever! I will work hard on this one!
Hi Ailsa, So, I’m signed up to get e-mail through WordPress, I got your last post on Seattle but not this one. When I am on this page though, it says I am signed up. Do I need to sign up again?
Oh that’s so frustrating, thanks for letting me know, this is the reason I”m moving hosts, sadly, because WordPress.com seems to be having issues with the publication of posts for some reason. Once I move over, you can sign up again, or you can do it now ahead of time by being logged out of WordPress and signing up with your email address as a non-WP user. I’ll do a post just before I move letting everyone know, it’s still a couple of weeks off. xxx
OK, thanks, when you move, I will re-sign up. I do enjoy reading your blog!
The Fifth Element is an awesome movie!
It is a great theme. I can’t wait to see what other people come up with. Great photos!
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Nice shots and good theme too ..
Thank goodness NZ came up trumps again………..
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I love your four photos. Very impressive.
This is a really interesting theme and I enjoyed your gallery a lot. My favourite definitely is the coming storm 🙂
Here’re mine: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/travel-theme-the-four-elements/
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I love Zion NP. I’ve traveled not too far to Grand Canyon for my contribution http://themehop.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/the-four-elements/
I remember that movie – it was on again recently.
Your pictures area ways breathtaking – but that second one! (And the little story with it made it even better!)
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A delightful water photo you posted, Ailsa. When I look at it, I relax immediately. Beautiful! And then the stormy skies, awesome. Thank you once again for providing us with your great challenge.
Here’s my take on the Four Elements:
Great theme again. I will manage 3 for sure but might have problems with fire;-)
Anyway sounds like fun again.
Cheers Angela 🙂
BTW great photos !
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This was fun…here are mine : http://suejudd.com/2013/05/17/weekly-travel-theme-the-four-elements/
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Great theme and I love the water pic!
Fantastic photos and theme!!
Great theme idea and fab flick! Can’t wait to work on it!
Great new challenge, Ailsa. Love the Elliot Bay pic.
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This is a really great theme and I love your photo! After so much thinking – here is how I see the “Four Elements” http://thephotoseye.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/travel-theme-the-four-elements/
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Hi Ailsa!!! A great theme!!!
Here is my entry:
Have a great weekend!
I love your photos – the Utah mountains are fabulous, and so are the others too!
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Alisa, this is so neat. I love your shots especially the one for Earth! I will accept your challenge and try to come up with the four elements. Although, seeing how I don’t really travel, they may all be from around here! 🙂
I wanna go to Utah!
And..anywhere else you blog about!
This was great fun, thanks for the challenge!
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Nice photos.. Here are mine for today. Thanks..