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Lichen, Beetle, Stone – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Texture

For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee gives us the topic of ‘Texture’.

So just because I particularly like the textures in this shot taken at Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle last year. . .

‘Lichen, Beetle, Stone’, Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle, Shropshire, 2018.Texturebeetle

Ken

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When the snow came – Photo for the Week – 28 – Winter

This weeks PFTW challenge from Bren is – Winter.  So here are two photos from last year when we had a pretty heavy snow fall (for around here).  This is by the time it had started to thaw a bit, the difference between elevation of the two photos is not that great really but enough that the temperature and difference in the depth of the drifts was!

‘When the snow came’, Brynna, 2018.Winter

‘In over my wellies’, Brynna, 2018.Winter2

Ken

Cones for Kings and Queens – Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM -13- Dining

This week Bren challenged us to submit a monochrome image based on the theme of Dining.

Anybody who looks through the archive of photos I have taken, and indeed a look back over some previous blog posts, would think that while on holiday we survive on ice cream, so not to dissuade you from those thoughts.

‘Cones for Kings and Queens’, Dumfries, 2018.DinningIce

Ken

Contrasting forms – One word Sunday Challenge – Contrast

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One word Sunday – over to all of you to join the challenge with your own contrast post.

So I have done a couple of contrast posts recently and wondered what I would have for this one.  But a quick look at the albums made me start thinking about this shot, not just the contrast in the shot, but the contrast between the objects.  I am fairly sure that this juxtaposition of solid versus holed objects would be what Barbara Hepworth wanted us to consider.

I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone in order to make an abstract form and space; quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism. – Barbara Hepworth

‘Contrasting forms’, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St. Ives, 2014.ContrastHepworth

Ken

Raw and Tamed – Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #33 – Nature

This week Patti has posted:

For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #33, it’s your chance to showcase Nature–including plants, animals, landscapes–and other features of the physical world–either close to home or far away.  It’s up to you!

So here are two shots for you.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  – Albert Einstein

‘Raw stone’, Zennor, 2016.NatureRaw

‘Tamed wood’, Newton House, Llandeillo, 2016.NatureTamed

Nature is not, of course, always benign and beautiful. It can be frightening and terrifying also.
Not too many generations ago, raw nature and wilderness tended to inspire fear and dread in “civilized” people.
They represented Otherness and the Unknown. That which is “wild” is also “bewildering”.
Today, wilderness is usually considered to be something good and in need of preservation.
The beauty and awesomeness of it dominate our attention.
We are attracted by wilderness, the Otherness of it, the sense it is something inevitably outside of us.
Always beyond us, it is what is ultimately real.
We cannot adequately appreciate this aspect of nature if we approach it with any taint of human pretense.
It will elude us if we allow artifacts like clothing to intervene between ourselves and this Other.
To apprehend it, we cannot be naked enough.
In Wildness is the preservation of the world.
-Henry David Thoreau

Ken

Cat = Sunshine – Friday Foto Fun – Pets

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we are asked to:

Please share your ‘pets’ either through your lens
or in your own words?

So here is a picture of one of our two cats, doing what cats do, attempting to snooze in a spot of sunshine.  Not only do they seek out the sunshine to lie, curl up, and purr, but they also bring sunshine into my heart.

‘Cat = Sunshine’, Brynna, 2016.Petsunshineb

Ken

Linear imposition – Friendly Friday – Contrasts.

This week Amanda challenges us with:

This week on Friendly Friday Photography Challenge, I am asking you to create a post on “contrasts.

So I have chosen to use another photo of ‘Long Meg and her daughters’, this time for two reasons.  I like the contrast in this photo of the ‘linear’ being imposed on the ‘circular’, that is the ‘modern’ road being driven through the ‘ancient’ stone circle.  I also just like the visual contrast in this image the highlights and shadows of the sky.

‘Linear imposition’, Long Meg and her Daughters, Cumbria, 2018.ContrastMeg

Ken

Wood way – Which Way Challenge: February 14, 2019

Each week sonofabeach96 challenges us with the following:

This Which Way challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.

So here is a photo I took back in 2015 when we went for an after dinner walk in the woods.  Here we stand at a crossroads wondering which path to take.

‘Wood way’, Brynna woods, S.Wales, 2015.WWWood

Tree Goddess – Kammie’s Oddball Challenge – February 14, 2019

Each week Kammie challenges us to post an oddball photo:

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.  We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.

So what to choose for this week, having chosen a mirrored photo last week I thought I would do the same again.  Once again the basic photo was not an oddball at all, but once it was mirrored on both vertical and horizontal axis, and a filter or two added, well . . .

‘Tree Goddess’, Ghyll Bank House, Lake district, 2018.oddballtree

Ken