Bamboo – CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: PERSPECTIVE

Cee’s B&W challenge this week is that of ‘Perspective’, so here is a shot taken in the gardens of Coleton Fishacre during our July trip to Dartmoor and the surrounding area.  This is one of those photos that just happened, and I am not at all sure why I walked into the centre of all this bamboo and took it, but I am glad I did.Bamboo

Other entrants to this weeks challenge can be found by visiting Cee’s pages here.

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Sticky – Weekly Photo Challenge – Monochromatic

This weeks WordPress photo challenge is that of ‘Monochromatic’, I think this fits the bill nicely.

It is a picture of a Stick insect that was living on a large plant at ‘Glendurgan’ gardens Cornwall, we were only alerted to its presence by the sign nearby, which asked, can you find the family of stick insects. Apparently they have been residents of the garden for a long while.Sticky

You can find other entrants for this competition here.

Karen at the stones – WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL TO YOU

Normally upon seeing this weeks B&W photo challenge title from Cee, that of “WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL TO YOU“, I would have been rushing off to find photos, of Megaliths, Flowers or beautiful landscapes.  Indeed I thought of posting some of those things.

However those of you who know me well, and/or are friends on Facebook will know that this week my wife Karen has been in hospital with appendicitis.  So I thought I would post one of my favourite photos of her, and indeed a photo she herself is happy with, which is no small feat.

This was taken on our first digital camera, a DiMAGE Z3 in 2009 at Men-an-tol in Cornwall.

So ‘What is beautiful to’ me – Life, friendship, companionship and love.

To see other entrants to this competition visit Cee’s page here.

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Thank you Cee for choosing me as one of your featured bloggers this week.

Here are those other lucky featured souls.

Black and White (In colour)

IvyNow I have finally got the laptop back, photo editing can again begin in earnest, therefore I thought I would show you two photos from a recently finished set entitled ‘Down in the woods‘.

We are lucky enough to have a lovely wooded area behind our house, even though we have to live close to the city.  This closeness to the natural world makes the 9-5 grind bearable.  And so one day in April earlier this year we went for a walk down in the woods, both armed with our cameras, to see the bluebells before they all wilted.

WhitebellsWe also hoped to see the highland cows who are residents down there, but alas they remained aloof. I took a fair few photos as is always the case, elongating a half hour walk into probably more like an hour and a half, but was pleased with most of the shots.  So here are two for you ‘Black’ and ‘White’

The entire set of photos may be viewed here.

REFLECTIONS AND SHADOWS (CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE)

Last weekend we were away down in Cornwall again, for an brief but lovely break.  Anyway Cee’s B&W challenge this week is the topic of Reflections and Shadows, so here are two recent photos from the trip that I hope reflect the topic.

The first ‘Eye eye’ a submision for Reflections, was taken at Karen’s request while sitting near Pendeen lighthouse.

Eyeeye

The second ‘Chun hand’ a submission for the shadow part of this challenge was taken at Chun Quoit.

Chunhand

I thought quite hard about whether to choose one image relating to the topic, one relating to just half the topic, or as you can see these two which I quite liked.