This week Cee asked:
“This week the topic is Candid Shots(human or animal). I want to see photographs unposed people, family, friends, pets, animals in the wild. I’m looking forward to what you all decide to post. ”
So here is an ‘almost’ Candid shot of Karen at Birkrigg stone circle in the Lake district, almost because I know she was aware I was taking shots around her.
This weeks challenge asks: “For this challenge, show us what waiting looks like to you. There are so many angles and interpretations — we look forward to seeing yours!”
When on holiday we like to visit ancient sites – In fact we are attempting to fit in 50 stone circles before Karen’s 50th Birthday. So when we are at a circle Karen likes to record the occasion, a few photos, some sketching, painting, and a little writing.
This leaves me with a little time ‘waiting’, I take photos, sit and think, and sometimes snooze. Karen has a series of photos entitled ‘Ken asleep at ancient sites’.
So here is a photo taken while i was ‘Waiting’ at Birkrigg stone circle earlier this year when we visited the Lake District.
“This week the topic is Shadows. Let’s see what is hiding within the shadows. Shadows in black and white can be so dramatic. I’m looking forward to what you all decide to post. I just want you to have some fun with your photography.”
So I am just embarking on editing the photos from our trip to the Lake District in May this year, and yes I admit I took rather a few photos, so I thought I would take a look through them to see what I could come up with for this challenge.
I found a few that would have worked, items in shadow, or the play of dappled sunlight on ancient stones or water. However I rather liked this one, a shot of the national trust property ‘Townend’ at Troutbeck. Shot from out of the shadows, so I’ve not really shown you what was in the shadows, as that was me, but the shot still had enough shadow in it for me to think it fit the bill.
Its a 4 photo stitch shown below in a much reduced size – but still around 1000×3000 if you click on it.
This weeks Challenge asks us that:
“Today, take a moment to notice the structure of everyday things around you. Note the lines, freckles, and tiny hairs on your arm, and imagine the biological blueprint that created them. See the bricks of a building, and realize that they were individually placed there by another person. Then, share with us a photo of the structure of something wonderful. We’re eager to see details through your lens.”
So I could have used one of the many architectural shots I have awaiting processing, but instead I chose to use this picture of a Lilly. Showing the structure of its petals and the graceful thrust of its stamen. The photo was taken within the structure of Keld chapel a lovely little C16th chapel in the Lake district.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
This weeks Challenge asks us:
“What kinds of images and emotions do corners evoke in you? In this week’s challenge, share a photo that plays on any of the word’s many meanings. Show your favorite street corner, or a cozy nook in your home where you feel truly at peace. Focus on a person or place that’s recently gone through a transformation — “turned a corner,” as we often say. Or stick to geometry and highlight the angularity of a favorite landscape or object.”
And so predictably I have opted to stick with the angularity of a favorite landscape or object.
So here is a 4 image stitch taken in April of Stokesay Castle.
This weeks Challenge asks us:
“What about you: what is guaranteed to distract you? What is your “Ooh, shiny!”?”
So I would have to say, Landscapes or Ancient sites are probably my “Ooh, shiny!” that guarantees a moment of, “hold on, I just need to take another photo.”
So here is a shot taken earlier in the year at Tintagel, Cornwall.
This weeks Challenge asks us to:
“focus on the tactile element of the objects you shoot, whether it’s one distinct quality — softness, smoothness, graininess, or any other texture you find interesting — or a combination of several within one frame.”
So here is a shot taken during our visit to the Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde, during our recent trip to Copenhagen.
This weeks challenge asks us “Drifters, nomads, and even the state of impermanence: this week, share your photos of transient.”
So here is a shot of blossom on the tree -fleeting beauty, but necessary transition for fruition and the continuance of life.
This weeks challenge asks us to “show us your favorite in-focus and out-of-focus moments.” As always I attempt to select a photo from the series i am editing at any given moment – so here is a shot taken during our recent visit to Copenhagen – a lovely glass of Herslev Bryghus Mark Hamp.