Travel theme: Faces

Faces are endlessly fascinating to photograph, and almost every photograph I’ve taken of a face has surprised me in some unexpected way. Here are a few of the faces I’ve encountered on my travels. First up some festive faces from Holi

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…. Winterval in Waterford…

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…and an ancient goddess on the Hill of Uisneach.

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The mythological face of Snoqual

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…a huge mural of Ingrid Bergman in an open air movie theater in Fremont

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…and the iconic face of the clock in Grand Central.

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Are you ready to face up to this week’s challenge? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Faces
  • 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.

xxx Ailsa

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. – Walt Whitman

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. – Victor Hugo


About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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83 Responses to Travel theme: Faces

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  2. mickscogs says:

    Great subject – faces have a lot to offer. Love that first pic if the girl.

    • ailsapm says:

      A rocking series of faces there, really lovely – that panda is too cool for school 🙂 I know what you mean about it being tricky to get a shot that’s not either posed or embarrassed, but when you manage to capture a fleeting moment when the subject is totally present, it can be quite magical. And thanks, that first photo is one of my favourites, her eyes were mesmerizing. xxx

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  4. Majka says:

    Hi Ailsa, nice prompt and great shots!
    here is my entry:
    Enjoy and a peaceful weekend!

    • ailsapm says:

      Great series of shots, Majka, that fireman is seriously scary! 🙂 Yes, I wish you a peaceful weekend too. In light of the horrific events in Paris, peace is something this world is running very low on. Sending love and light and wishes for peace around this little planet of ours. xxx

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  7. Francesca says:

    thanks Ailsa, this one was so easy , but will I get into trouble?

  8. aj vosse says:

    Face facts… we all need to show our pretty faces from time to time!! 😉

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  12. Leya says:

    Great subject – again! It will be fun to see what everybody is coming up with!

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  15. Leya says:

    Love all your girls, Ailsa – here’s mine. Have a great weekend!

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  17. Wonderful examples! Love Bergman.

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  20. cubusregio says:

    Hi Ailsa, here is my faces-entry:

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  28. Cee Neuner says:

    I so enjoyed your faces this week. I decided to go with animal faces. I hope you like what I have chosen.

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  30. I had such a good time looking for photos that would fit this great theme. Thanks for the prompt!

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  33. stephgost says:

    Just found your blog a couple of weeks ago, and have now decided to join the Travel Themes fun. Thanks for the Faces prompt!

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  37. DailyMusings says:

    That Walt Whitman quote is one of my favorites, I have a needlepoint sampler with it! Here are some of my favorite faces

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  43. Hi Ailsa, again a very welcome theme! You have managed to find many different faces in your post. Those girls’ faces are adorable. ❤

    Here is my post:

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