CBBH Photo Challenge: Looking forward, looking back.

White rabbits!  Conejos blancos!  Yes, it’s that time of the month again ….. soon comes round, doesn’t it?

I got lots of comments about my snow photographs in the CBBH Photo Challenge for April: FULL CIRCLE – but there was the grand total of one entry, apart from mine.  Thanks Le Drake Noir  – even though something did get lost in translation!

What was it you didn’t like, I wonder?  Did the challenge involve taking too many photos – or couldn’t you find the right place to spin around?

Well …. I had fun, anyway – in fact, I enjoyed it so much, I have a similar challenge for this month, except that this time only two photos are involved.

This month’s CBBH Photo Challenge is LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK.  All you have to do is take a photograph and then turn round and take another of what is behind you.  

Not too difficult, is it?

Costa de a Luz, Spain - towards the sea

This is the gorgeous natural beach area of Playa de Los Lances, near to the town of Tarifa on the Costa de la Luz. At exactly 36 degrees latitude, this is the southernmost point of the European continent, situated even further south than both of the African capital cities of Tunis and Algiers.

If you look carefully at the first photo, you can see the mountains of Africa on the horizon – while the photo below shows the much closer Spanish mountains.

I love these kind of walkways – especially with the shadows of the rails forming such a distinct pattern.

Costa de la Luz, Spain - towards the mountains

So, now it’s YOUR turn.

Don’t forget that the CBBH Photo Challenge is a little different from some other challenges, in two ways. First, it’s only once a month – giving you lots of time to consider your entry before the end of the calendar month. Second, and most important, this is a BLOG HOP (after all, it is the CBBH – Conejo Blanco Blog Hop, conejo blanco means white rabbit in Spanish), so DON’T FORGET that in your post you need to add links to two blogs that you have visited and commented on during the past month.

That way, when we visit each other, we can HOP OVER to your links, connect with others and share a little blog love around!

Conejo Blanco BLOG HOP Photo Challenge

My Featured Blog Links for this month:

 *** Have you ever thought about walking the Camino de Santiago?   Maggie, the Trepidatious Traveller,  only lives a hop, skip and a jump from me in La Axarquía, and yesterday she flew to Lisbon in Portugal to begin the Camino Portuguese.   Last year, Maggie walked the 950 kms of Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port to Finisterre with her daughter over five week period,  so at least she knows what she’s letting herself in for.   You can follow Maggie’s daily posts (she sets off from Lisbon on May 2nd) or donate to the two charities she is raising money for (Cudeca, which is the Spanish cancer charity or Action for Animals).  Buen camino Maggie!

***  Writer, Patricia Sands, says that everyone has a story and her’s involves Antibes in the south of France.  Through her blog you can join The Bridge Club – Patricia’s acclaimed debut novel, or simply become immersed in her love of writing and escape to her beloved France.  If you love writing, you’ll find lots of information about writing  here, as well as having the chance of winning prizes that are regularly offered.

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Please HOP over and say HELLO to both of my featured links, and tell them Marianne sent you!

So that´s the CBBH Photo Challenge for May, everyone.

Remember, all you have to do is post your entry by the end of the month, tag your entry ‘CBBH Photo Challenge’, link back to this blog and, most importantly, don´t forget to add links to any two blogs that you´ve commented on during the past month, so that we can all HOP OVER and have a look.

Make sure you FOLLOW THIS BLOG so you don´t miss next month’s exciting challenge!

For more information on how the CBBH Photo Challenge works click here.

I hope everyone taking part enjoys the exposure the CBBH Photo Challenge offers to featured blogs and, who knows, you may end up finding a new favourite!

I´m looking forward to seeing your interpretations.

[CBBH logo Image credit: (cc) Mostly Dans]



37 thoughts on “CBBH Photo Challenge: Looking forward, looking back.

  1. Great job this month, Marianne! I´ll see what I can muster up for the challenge, I treated myself to a new camera last week so it´ll give me an excuse to test it out! I tried to fit the last one in but with travelling to Ireland and piles of mock exams to correct I didn´t quite manage it! If only there were more hours in a day! Haha

    • Yes – third already!

      Very peaceful spot in your photos to heal your heavy heart, Jo … with Chevvy to keep you company. You’ll get there, dear friend 🙂

      Glad you’re enjoying Maggie’s posts. Inspirational, isn’t she?

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  5. I love these two way shots Marianne … I know I have some like that .. but where ? I am a bit distracted trying to get the house and garden ready for our trip away which is almost upon us …. I wonder if we will see this very view?!!

    • I’m sure you are getting excited, Christine. Yes, you might see this view because I’m sure you told me you are heading for the Costa de la Luz. It’s a lovely, natural area.

      Looking forward to meeting you in early June 🙂

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  8. Love both your images Marianne. I did want to do last months challenge but nothing I shot satisfied me. But will look for something interesting for this month. Thanks for the blogs…both fascinating.

  9. Stunning scenery at both ends of the walkway, Marianne. I’ll see what I can do, although I’m really busy visiting my mom and packing up my home here in South Africa. I keep thinking I must give up blogging for a while, but don’t really want to unless I have to. 🙂

    • It’s funny how real life gets in the way of blogging, isn’t it? I often think that when I’m travelling too – but the call to blog is just too strong 🙂

      Hope your preparations go smoothly, Sylvia.

  10. What a great bridge – I was really taken by the zigzagging shadows. It’s sad that you didn’t have much response last month. For my part, I couldn’t think of any blogs to recommend because I’ve stopped reading around. Too time consuming right now. At the moment I’m happy with your other challenge, once a month!

    • Hmmm …. that was something I thought about, Trish – being able to recommend links month after month. I guess at the beginning (almost two years ago) it was quite easy, but as time goes on it does get more difficult.

      I wonder if I should ask people to link to just one other blog rather than two? I would hate anyone to be put off the rest of the photo challenge because of this.

      Or maybe the CBBH Photo Challenge (in it’s current form) has run it’s course and I should concentrate on the One Trip EVERY Month, instead?

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