Category Archives: Challenges, competitions and photo themes

Odd ball – Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: June 13, 2019

Each week Kammie challenges us to post an oddball photo:

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.  We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.

Well a light really.

‘Odd ball’, 2012.Odd ball

Ken

 

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Coast way – Which Way Challenge: June 13, 2019

Each week sonofabeach96 challenges us with the following:

This Which Way challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.

As I travelled to St. Ives.

‘Coast way’, Carbis bay, St. Ives, 2012.Coast way

Ken

 

Eggs and Onions – Sunday Stills: Unusual

This week in Teri’s absence Huw has challenged us with:

Here’s what you need to do to join this week’s Sunday Stills challenge.
Write a brand new post and share your photos, stories, poetry, or thoughts, about unusual things. What do you see or feel when in an unusual situation? Describe what’s there and tell us your thoughts when you discovered or experienced something that was unusual.

Perhaps I to have been time travelling in order to collect this shot!  Well I am not sure the dates are accurate, but even with my love of pickles, I am not sure I would risk it!

‘Eggs and onions’, Coleton Fishacre, 2015.Eggs and onions

Ken

May day with Arthur – One word Sunday Challenge: Size

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own size post.

Well I tend to play with ‘size’ or ‘scale’ in a lot of my photographic compositions, and quite often ‘size’ is just apparent, so what photo should I use?  How about this. . .

‘May day with Arthur’, Arthur’s stone, Gower, 2019.May day with Arthur

Ken

Wife, Cats, and stones – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #49 – Favourite Things

This week we are challenged us with:

We look forward to seeing your unique and varied responses to this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #49: Favourite Things.

What are my favourite things?  There are a lot when I come to think of it, but if there are so many, does that make them favourite, or just things that make me happy and those I love.  And what should I group into the category of ‘Things’.  Anyway enough of an early morning existential crisis, here is a photo that has a number of ‘things’ in it.  My wife, friends, me taking a photo, Long Meg and her daughters, stone circles in general, wide open spaces, the country side, walking, nature . . . I’ve used a different edit of this before but it just contained so many favourites, that the opportunity to re-edit was too good to miss.

‘Meg is a favourite’, Long Meg and her daughters, Cumbria, 2018.Meg is a favourite

What is missing, well cats, our cats especially, music, dancing, visiting new places, West Penwith, St. Ives, sunsets, a roof over my head . . . just where do the likes stop and the favourites begin!

So I am going to choose just one more photo:

‘A wife and two cats’, 2014.A wife and two cats

Ken