Category Archives: Photographic ranting

Wild lines – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #80: Leading Lines

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

This week, our challenge will explore a key compositional element, Leading Lines.

‘Wild lines’, Brecon beacons, 2019.
Wild lines

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

– Dylan Thomas

Ken

 

Night street – Weekly Prompts: The Street

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

This weekend the Word/Photo Challenge from GC and me is ‘The Street.’

So another photo from St.Ives.

‘Night street’, St.Ives, 2014.
Night street

Ken

St. Ives – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #78 – Special Spot Shots

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

Now we are looking forward to seeing Your very special spot shots – maybe a room in your home, a garden, a mountain, a city, an exhibition, a lovely café…a place that is special to you!

Well it was always going to be a shot of somewhere in Wales or Cornwall, Cornwall wins by the merit that it is not home.  So a shot of St. Ives and my wife.  To be accurate anywhere with my wife is a ‘special place’ 🙂

‘St. Ives’, 2019.
St. Ives
Ken

 

Cube, Sphere, Pyramid – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #74 – Abstract

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

This week we invite you to break the rules and go beyond the traditional realistic image of an object, scene, or element. For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74, we are going “Abstract.”

Well I thought I would use a photo of some of the marvellous sculptures of artist David Nash, please do go and see any exhibition of his work if you get the chance. And do go and hunt out his artwork and sculptures if this is the first time you are hearing about him – David Nash.

These simple burnt wooden objects really spoke to me, maybe nature in its abstract form, and so for this challenge, and after a little photoshop jiggery pokery, the abstract taken, abstracted from its original abstract context, but possibly made less abstract by my meddling and layering of some contextualising textures.

‘Cube, Sphere, Pyramid’, David Nash Exhibition Cardiff, 2019.
Cube, Sphere, Pyramid.

Ken

 

Even when it is cold – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #73 – Cold

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

We look forward to seeing your interpretation of “cold”. It could be snow and ice, or a frosty window pane, or even your favourite flavor of ice cream!

Well since you mention it – even the cold and wet doesn’t put us off our holiday ice cream!  2014 so I cannot remember what the flavours where – though the record will be somewhere on my facebook page!  Anyway all Ice cream is our favourite!

‘Even when it is cold’, Windermere, 2014.
LA73

Ken

 

Temporal stillness – Weekly Prompts: Clock the Time

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

This weekend the photo challenge here on Weekly Prompts from GC and me is Clock the Time.

Well not actually time at a standstill – or is it given this is a moment forever frozen in memory! but actually just a cloudy day.

‘Temporal stillness’, Beningbrough Hall, 2019.
Temporal standstill

Ken

Jump – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #72 – Waiting

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

This week, we invite you to explore waiting. Share with us photos and stories of your or other people’s waiting experience–waiting for holidays, vacation, travels, or a photographic moment.

Well I have been ‘waiting’ for the perfect challenge to use this photo, and finally I think it has come along.

Some young swimmers were doing back-flips off Smeatons pier in St. Ives, each waiting their turn, and waiting for the right moment.  In turn I was watching and waiting for the perfect moment to take the shot.

‘Jump’, St. Ives, 2019.
Jump

Ken

Clear blue – Weekly Prompts: Crystal

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

This weekend the Weekly Prompts photo challenge from GC and me is Crystal.

So it is not cut glass crystal, nor is it an actual mineral crystal, I could have taken a photo of one of these, there are some in the house, but the cat is on my lap (see today’s previous post for why he is not being moved), but it is lovely, and made me think of the term ‘crystal clear’, even though actually it is not!

‘Clear blue’
Clear blue
Ken