This week the topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is M or N.
So here is a shot of stone whispering at Amroth beach Pembrokeshire – a tenuous link to the task given only by my naming of the shot!
This weeks challenge asks for pictures of Surprise, so here are two taken on the way back from N.Wales yesterday. A surprise visit to Stokesay Castle, a maybe not so surprising fiend to find on a window ledge, and a surprising Lady.
This week the topic for is Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is E or F.
So here is a Macro shot of some 9pt. Letterpress type that came with the Adana 2H/S that we bought last christmas.
This weeks challenge is to provide a photo from Atop.
Here is a photo taken from Atop my local world. Taken at the winter solstice 2016, up on the local common. It is a 3 photo stitch taken from roughly 51°33’47.2″N 3°29’23.2″W
This week the topic for is Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge Music.
So here is a photo from Pentreffest Rudry 2015 – a set of photos that I am taking a woefully long time to edit!
Music and Dance – Inseparable
This weeks challenge is to provide a photo that evokes solitude.
Here is a photo taken last year of the Mên Scryfa in Cornwall, a stone alone, stood in its own field. To look at it in isolation you would find it in its place of solitude, however widen your vision and its place within the prehistoric landscape becomes apparent.
We can all be alone, seek our places of solitude, and retreat, yet we are all connected. Just as the ancients might have envisaged a network of power stretching between these places, so to in these times we need to remember that although we can feel that we stand in solitude, our networks physical and virtual are greater than they once were. Our combined thought can achieve great things.
This weeks Challenge asks us to post a photo of a place with ambience.
So here are two photos taken during last years visit to Cornwall (which is the series of photos I am currently working on). The first exploring ambience created by light, the second exploring, and I am going to be unashamedly hippy about this – the vibe of the place.
Sunset at Carbis Bay :
Magic at Zennor Quoit:
This weeks challenge is that of Chaos – Complete disorder and confusion.
” In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.”
Sat among the apparent chaos of nature was this butterfly – what will happen when it flaps its wings?
This photo was taken on a visit to Dyffryn Gardens last month, you can see other photos from this visit here – Dyffryn Gardens 2nd October 2016.
This week the WPC asks us to: show us what nostalgia means to you — perhaps a moment or scene that makes you feel wistful, happy, sad, or somehow longing for the past. It might be with friends, family, or by yourself — anywhere, anytime of year.
At the end of last year I had been scanning in photos from an old family album, mostly pre and early 1900’s, this project has been on hold since moving house, but hopefully it will be something I return to soon.
I knew I would use one of these photos when the subject was set, but which one. This chap is quite dapper and while I would not change some of the luxuries of today, there is something to be said of the simpler times of the past.
The reverse of the photo is titled “Clarence Hicks – March 1874”, which makes this gentleman a member of my paternal grandmothers family, she was born in 1900, so he must I guess be her Uncle.
And of course this makes me nostalgic for the all to brief time I knew my grandmother for. For her stories of the 1920’s, playing piano for the silent movies, her little sketches, the pasties, stories about her father, and just for the very fact she was the one who stoked the fires of creativity within me.
And so when this project is over, I must find some photos of her.