I used to be useful – Weekly Prompts – Photo Challenge Junk

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen ‘Junk’ as the theme for their challenge.

‘I used to be useful’, not quite my cry, but certainly the items in this photo used to be.  Taken at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, is junk ever junk? I am sure several of you would give these items a home. And perhaps they are useful still.

‘I used to be useful’, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Cumbria, 2017.JunkBobbin

Ken

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Circle stone – Friday Foto Fun – Texture

This week Aroused blog’s, Friday Foto Fun Challenge has the topic of Texture.

Please share your version of ‘texture’ either through your lens
or in your own words?

So here is a picture of one of the Tregeseal holed stones on Kendijack common, displaying some texture.

‘Circle stone’ – Kendijack common, Cornwall, 2014.TextureStone

I take quite a few photos of texture the intent being use photos like this to provide texture in photoshop, for example to Fonts to get a letterpress effect among other things.  A portion of the above was used to create the below.Texture

Ken

From one end of the country to the other – Friendly Friday – Stay in your comfort zone.

This week ‘The Snow Melts Somewhere’ challenges us with:

Have you noticed how some people always urge you to come out of your comfort zone? It’s supposed to be good for you.

But sometimes all I want to do is just stay where I’m comfortable, do what I like doing. I don’t always want to leave my comfort zone!

So today’s prompt is short and sweet – yes, you guessed it: Comfort Zone.

So my first photo is of ‘Long Meg and her daughters, a stone circle in Cumbria.  Visiting stone circles and other ancient monuments can be both comfortable and uncomfortable.  But Long Meg and her daughters is definitely a space where I feel at home, recharged and within my comfort zone.  Also for double ‘comfort zone’ points this photo is a panoramic landscape made from a seven photo stitch, those of you who follow me know that taking such photos is also well within my comfort zone.  The resultant file was some 20,000 pixels in width, the resultant image has been reduced somewhat for your viewing pleasure, the site often has cows, and therefore pats, and thus flies, the shear number of little black dots to be removed was probably verging to outside my comfort zone.

‘Panoramic Meg’, Long Meg and her daughters, Little Salkeld, Cumbria, 2017.ComfortMeg

My second photo is of St. Ives, taken from the comfortable zone of the cafe in the Tate art gallery.  Visiting Cornwall is well within my comfort zone.

‘Backstreets and gardens’, St. Ives, Cornwall, 2014.ComfortStIves

Ken