Wood, hinge, Grill. – #ThursdayDoors: October 17th, 2019

Each week Norm asks that we post images of Doors.

And yet another door from our visit to Dunster. I particularly liked this one, I would like this one in the garden, with the garden to go with it, and then maybe gardeners, erm. . .

‘Wood, hinge, Grill.’, Dunster, 2019.
Wood, hinge, Grill.

Ken

 

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Old and New, Lines and Ways – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines – Which Way photo challenge – October 18 2019 – #lines&squares.

A triple gonger as my dad would say – erm dont ask!

This Tuesday Cee challenges us with – Lines

On Friday San as always asks us to show a Way

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And this month Becky B, has the theme of “lines and squares.

‘Old and New, Lines and Ways’, Tintagel, 2019.
Old and new, lines and ways

Ken

Here lie Vikings – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Back Catalog

This week Frank challenges us with the topic:

As often happens, when I start going through the archives, I find something that I just might want to treat in a different manner… That led me to the theme for this week: Back Catalog.

The image below, reworked for this post always catches my attention, taken with the old Dimage Z3, taken on the first day of our honeymoon , this picture always grabs my attention. Not from any great sense of compositional skill, but the subject matter.  These are recreated Viking grave markers in a church that if I remember rightly was somewhere near Greystoke.  I remember suddenly being overtaken by the sense that my wife and I were embarking on a new journey, but all around were the signs that our ancestors were watching over us, I was overcome with a feeling of contentment, not the usual feeling I get when I visit a graveyard!

‘Here lie Vikings’, 2011.
Here lie Vikings

Ken

Pink tint – Sunday Stills: Honoring #Pink

This week Teri  challenged us with:

I look forward to you all filling up the pages of WordPress with your pink images!

‘Pink tint’, Dunster Castle, 2019.
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And given Teri’s post is to raise awareness, as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – perhaps I can get away with a cheeky edit of the above – I hope people see the fun in it.

‘Cheeky edit’, 2019.
SSPink2

Please whatever your gender, remember to check yourself, and if you find anything, please do seek medical advice, if it turns out to be nothing, they will be happy also, you waste no ones time by talking, and getting examined.

Ken

Inside, Outside, Upside down. – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Inside Out/Outside In/Upside Down.

Each week, K’lee and Dale offer  prompts for us to consider as the latest challenge.  This week it was Dale with:

choosing to turn everything; Inside out/outside in/upside down for a change.

Well I tried my best to get all three  into this one image,  so here is a photo of an inside, which is within a picture of the outside, it is upside down, and itself within a photo of an inside – pretty meta!

‘Inside, Outside, Upside down’, 2019.
Inside, Outside, Upside down

Ken

Dejected – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tourism

This week Frank challenged us with the topic:

I thought that it might be interesting to scour my photos from the frequent travels to the Netherlands for some more material. As a result, I thought that Tourism might be an apt theme for this week!

I feel the mermaid looks a little dejected in this photo, like so many other tourist spots, this was filled with people taking the ubiquitous selfie.  Spare a thought for the feelings of the mermaid, she was once the sole object of peoples focus, and slowly she became the background to peoples shots, a smiling family, recorded for posterity with their childhood story. Now she is relegated to the out of focus fuzzy celebrity that people want to be seen with, the focus squarely on themselves, in the search for the cult of self.

‘Dejected’, Copenhagen, 2017.
Dejected

Slow down, take time, spare a thought for others around you. This Thursday it was #World Mental Health Day, we all need a little help sometimes, the struggles people face are not always black and white, they are mostly invisible, spare a thought for others, spare time for yourself.

Ken

Floating – One word Sunday Challenge: Sepia

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 sepia post.

Sometimes a photo screams to be in black and white, sometimes it needs a little colour, and sometimes you just want to bend it to your will.

I am not sure why I chose this photo, it was a mixture of just wanting to see what I could do with it, the incongruity of using what is seen as an old technique on an image with very definite modern elements, and an awareness that the sepia would pop on the highlights of the wet-suits.

‘Floating’, Sennen cove, 2019.
Floating

Ken

Smiles & shakes – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #67 – Candid

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

Taking photos of people or animals when they have no idea that you’re doing it is called candid photography. One of the beautiful things with photography is being able to catch someone in the act. It adds natural life to your pictures. Even if my choices here are mostly in B&W, of course feel free to use what you find most suitable for your shots!

So, this week I thought we would go for candid photos of people or animals – Have fun with the challenge, and we are looking forward to seeing your candid finds!

This sort of challenge is hard for me, I rarely ask people if I can photograph them, friends are usually aware I have my camera with me, and so even if at times they are unaware that I am taking the shot, is this true candid photography.

Sometimes I find I have taken a Candid photo quite by accident, and where the figure is identifiable I am left with the quandary of  what to do with the photo, can I use it, as I did not subsequently ask their permission to use it.  Animals are eaisier they nearly always give their meow or woof of consent.

Anyway here is a photo from a recent trip to St. Ives when I walked around with Focus set manually to a few feet and snapped away, in search of interesting street scenes.

‘Smiles & shakes’, St. Ives, 2019.
Smiles and shakes

Ken

Using photos to capture life – Ken Humphreys Photography