Merging Of The Elements

Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

There are times where the merging of the elements create magical moments. Moments that we can not forget because they are surrounded with love, happiness, freedom, inner peace, even excitement.

Merging Of The Elements

Merging of the sea, the sky, of the white powdery sand, the swaying palm trees and the beautiful golden sunset. A perfect image I wish to freeze forever.

Merging of the hearts. Whispers of love’s promise. Of hopes that they will share endless loving sunsets.

Merging of the young and the wise, the old and the new, of the past and the present, of today and tomorrow, of well lived endings and new bright beginnings, of passing and birth.

Merging of an unbreakable love and bond between a mother and her child. That no distance and age can ever separate. On a quiet, clear night, when loneliness and emptiness aches persistently, the child  hears the soothing, lullaby he used to hear when he was just a boy of pure innocence. That lullaby he will always carry in his heart.

Today, I get to share with you a perfect example of “merging.” These are the merging of my favorite photo challenges which are the, Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: MergeAilsa’s Travel Theme: Sunset ,  Jake’s Sunday Post: Black and White and my recent Weekly Image Of Life: Summertime Blast. Photo challenges are more that just a source of inspiration. They are a venue for us to create something magical.  Something that we will celebrate with joy for the years to come.

Thank you for sharing your day with me. Wishing you and your love ones many beautiful and memorable sunsets ahead .

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A devoted husband and father who tries to make a positive difference in the lives of his family and friends. A person who finds inspiration and strength on those he loves and who loved him in all aspects of his life.
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80 Responses to Merging Of The Elements

  1. eof737 says:

    These are gorgeous shots IT… That first one is so romantic too. Have a great week ahead.
    Blessings! :-)

    • Thanks Eliz. It’s amazing how images takes you back at the very spot you felt breatheless just because everything about the moment and the vision was beautiful.

  2. fotograffer says:

    I think the images you chose work really well as b&w.

  3. bulldogsturf says:

    Lovely shots and a good merge entry…

  4. Angeline M says:

    Beautiful photos!

  5. adinparadise says:

    I so enjoyed your photos, and I wish you and your family “endless loving sunsets.” :)

  6. Cathy G says:

    This is a beautiful interpretation of the theme! Thanks!!

    • Thanks Cathy. What touched when making this post is that the black and white effect actually deepens the emotions of the moment. At the end of the post. I felt gratitude for being blessed to have experienced the events in the photos.

      • Cathy G says:

        The black and white did give a lovely effect. How special that you could recall these events and reflect on blessings. Gratitude and tranquility. Very special, indeed.

  7. Great shots!! The merging of the themes made for a stunning group of images. The black and white really works with the summer scenes. I would have never have thought that before. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you for sharing. Honestly, I wasn’t sure that it would work either until this morning. I guess when the subjects are vibrant in itself, no colors are needed to convey the joys of Summer.

  8. Imelda says:

    How handy that you were able to ‘merge’ the prompts so well. :-) Wonderful photos and post, IT. :-)

  9. Lovely ideas of ‘merging’ :-) Thanks for the pingback

  10. Gilly Gee says:

    Brilliantly merged!

  11. fgassette says:

    Beautiful photos of the merging occasions. Thanks for sharing.


  12. Beautiful photos! go so well with merge theme, Thanks for sharing!

    • It did. Thanks for sharing.

    • Bless the generous heart of Ms. Jones who founded Lily and the men and women behind it’s continuing success. I’m touched by the story of this refugees who barely have any necessities like a blanket to keep them warm. I see a similar struggle ad poverty in the Philippines. I feel guilty in a way knowing that in America, a lot of us live in excess. People complains about the bad economy but people continue to shop, eat and buy like there’s no tomorrow. Your story serves as an inspiration. Thank you.

  13. scrapydo says:

    Wow, you did an excellent job putting all the challenge in a merge together. I had to take a look at it 3 times.

  14. tchistorygal says:

    You and your family have joy that goes far beyond your island traveling. It is a pleasure to read the thoughts you share about them.

    • Thank you. Most of the time, my world is all about my son and wife and the adventures we made together. My wife is the awesome navigator and my son, the ultimate explorer and me, the driver and ever enthusiastic sidekick.

      • tchistorygal says:

        I love reading about it. Do they blog as well? Have you read my tall tale story? It was written by my friend Paula, but basically she wrote the story her son, Edward told. Her sister illustrated it. So it was a real family affair. Families are what make life.

  15. MikeP says:

    Great merge of thoughts brought to life by your pics… really touching!!!

  16. Arindam says:

    Beautiful pictures Bro. I liked the interpretation of this pictures with your words. Your words are always full of hope, love and care. Great post.

  17. Jo Bryant says:

    Wow – you really nailed every challenge there was with this one…great images for any of the challenges

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  19. Judy says:

    Wonderful! Good interpretation for the Merge challenge, Summertime Blast, Black and White, and Ailsa’s sunset theme! You got them all, IT! You are one smart guy! But I already knew that! ;)

  20. Lovely images – I like the black and white treatment!

    • Thank you. I normally celebrate colors. The more, the better, the happier and fun it feels but there’s something mysterious , deep and even intensely emotional about black and white effect. It creates a dramatic mood! Even on a hot Summer day!

  21. cocomino says:

    Lovely post. Nice black and white photos. :)

  22. suitablefish says:

    gorgeous b&w photos. thanks for sharing.

  23. You’ve done it again. Fantastic! I look forward to your ‘mixtures’ :-D

  24. I nominated you for the Very Inspirational Blogger Award. Keep on going.

  25. The photos are so beautiful! Merge with my awe :) Thanks!

  26. Madhu says:

    Brilliant merging of all the themes :-)

  27. Cheryl says:

    Fabulous interpretation of this week’s challenge, Mr. B. All the more poignant in B&W, the tones you chose and the lighting. Love it.

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  29. Northern Narratives says:

    I like the first photo, with the clouds seeming to merge into the trees. And the arrow on the road is an interesting element. Great post.

  30. Beautiful – I agree that it is a fabulous interpretation of this week’s challenge. Nice work.

  31. Fergiemoto says:

    Lovely examples of merge. The romantic sunset photo really warms my heart. I can feel the warmth even with the B&W version.

  32. Sunshine says:

    You did a great job merging all the challenges together and sharing all the heart felt moments in your life…thanks, Island T.! :)

  33. mariannegv says:

    Beautiful photos

  34. such beautiful shots! i love black and white photographs. they have a charm that colored just can’t have. Loved your interpretation of the theme too. And the creative way you manage to merge all the challenges!

  35. Sabina Brave says:

    Beatiful pictures. I like the most that one with a couple. :)

  36. Tania says:

    I really love and admire your photographs and your take on the theme! Great job! :D

  37. ristinw says:

    Black and white pictures tell amazing stories! Sometimes just found out that less color is more. :D
    Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures!

  38. indiginz says:

    Great imagery and words. I live in such a place. Everyday I wonder what awaits. The spectacular never ceases to amaze

  39. Ron says:

    I like when you said , “the merging of the sky , sea and sunset ,It`s like God is saying , ” See what 1ve given you today ,theres no way you can top that, and guess what ? ,Ill do it all again for you tomorrow,why because I love you “. We need God focussed eyes to see His beautiful creation.
    thanks Island Traveller


  40. dearrosie says:

    Clever to combine so many challenges in one post. Loved the pictures – you proved that a sunset doesn’t have to be in full color. It works in b/w too.

  41. The Guat says:

    Merging of the young and wise … love that one.

  42. Patti Kuche says:

    The B & W really does bring out the fabulous sunshine in your shots!

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  44. Great black and white photos, my friend!

  45. ljr3 says:

    Perfect examples of merge! The B&W helps merge it all together as well!

  46. ailsapm says:

    Lovely post, Mr B, that bottom photo is adorable! xxx Ailsa

  47. A fabulous post of photos that includes “Merg-ing” so
    many things we should not take for granted in our lives.
    Very nice …..

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