Category Archives: Photographic ranting

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

Monumental thoughts and photographs. – Weekly Prompts: Cover

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

 This weekend the Photo Challenge here on Weekly Prompts is Cover.

Imagine for a moment that you are writing a book and the publisher has asked for a Cover Picture. What will you choose?

Well I can think of a number of entrants for this one, but I think that the below is the most likely to ever become real.

Monumental thoughts and photographs.

I had fun doing this 🙂

Ken

Double treats – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #69 – Seeing Double

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

Double trouble, double-time, two’s company, take two …. the world is filled with references to twosomes. This week, let’s double our pleasure and focus on things that come in twos.

So another in the ‘wife holds ice cream’ series, just to make sure you all know, one of these ice creams is destined for me, can you guess which one is mine?  The clue might be the fact that I have a sizeable moustache and beard.

‘Double treats’, St. Ives, 2019.
Double treats
Ken

Strata – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #68 – Layers

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

This week, we invite you to explore Layers. You can include images of buildings, landscapes, seascapes, clouds, etc.

So my choices when faced with this sort of challenge are, do I find a photograph displaying many layers, maybe accentuated by depth of field, or do I layer a couple of photos up?

So while looking for a photo or photos to use, I saw a photo of some cliffs, which in turn reminded me to go and look through some photos I had taken last year.  I think this fits the bill nicely , look at all those stratigraphic layers, only accentuated by the rolling in of the sea mist adding yet another depth layer to this shot.

‘Strata’, Nash point, 2018.
Strata

Ken

Kitchen window – Weekly Prompts: Bottles

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

This weekend our Photo Challenge here on Weekly Prompts is Bottles.

Plastic, glass or wooden. Decorative or functional, the decision is yours. In the meantime we look forward to seeing your choices.

When not reusing our bottles for home wine making – currently there is some apple wine awaiting bottling, on the whole we recycle those we do not reuse, however an occasional a bottle ends up somewhere in the house, reused as an ornament!  This is the corner of the kitchen window, with big and small bottles.

‘Kitchen window’, 2019.
Kitchen window

Ken