Carbis & Zennor: Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

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 :

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Magic at Zennor Quoit:

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Butterfly effect: Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos

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?

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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.

Clarence: Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

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.

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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.

 

 

Stone whispering: Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

Well this weeks challenge is Quest – Quest (noun): A long or arduous search for something.

Getting some of these to stand on end certainly took a long search for the point of balance.

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This shot was taken on a visit to the National Trust Colby garden in Pembrokeshire, where we took a lovely walk down to the beach at Amroth.

 

camera obscura: Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

This weeks WPC asks us to find our subject matter in mirrors and reflections.  Well first off I use a mirrorless camera, so from the outset that is one less mirror in the equation!  However this though did make me think of a recent trip to the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens near Penzance, where they have a ‘camera obscura’ which does indeed have a mirror to reflect the image produced from a periscope onto a podium for viewing.  Therefore here is my shot for this week, the reflection that the camera obscura produces.

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