Tag Archives: Beach

Beach light – Friendly Friday: Illumination

This Friday, Something to Ponder About and The Snow Melts Somewhere have challenged us with:

The prompt for this Friday is:
Illumination

Well another shot of the lovely St. Ives, with Porthgwidden Beach illuminated by the lights from the beach front restaurant.

‘Beach light’, Porthgwidden Beach, St. Ives, 2017.Beach light

Ken

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Dreaming of Summer – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Fun in the sun.

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

choosing the optimistic prompt of Fun in the sun,

A photo from the archives this week, reworked for this challenge.  A summers day out on the Gower in Wales, as even though spring has just arrived I am dreaming of summer days out.

‘Dreaming of Summer’, Gower peninsula, 2014.Dreaming of Summer

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. ” – Walt Whitman

Ken

Walk this way – Which Way Challenge: March 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 we visited Lynmouth this weekend and we walked this way.

‘Walk this way’, Lynmouth, 2019.WW14319

Ken

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Portreath: but not as we know it! – Friday Foto Fun – Ocean Views

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we are asked to:

Post a photo or get creative about seaside scenes … try some humour!

This 5 photo stitch immediately came to mind,  we were having a trip to Portreath, a reminder of memories of holidays long gone for my wife, her brother and mother, and we would be meeting one of here cousins there.  It was early in the morning and we expected to find the beach quiet, and that we would be able to take a stroll along the sand.  Instead we found a RNLI sports event going on and had to be content to take our view of the ocean from the cafe!

‘Portreath: but not as we know it!’, Portreath, Cornwall, 2017.FFOcean

Ken

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.

stones

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.

 

Treat – Beach ice cream

I thought that for this weeks entry into the Daily Post photo challenge, that of ‘Treat’, I would post the following photo.

A double treat:

Ice cream – an indulgence we succumb to while on holiday, often one a day, trying to find the oddest flavours.

Portreath beach – a treat for Karen, who loves it here as it brings back childhood memories.

Ice Cream

I can’t remember what the flavours were – only that they were good.

You can view other entries to this weeks challenge here.

Finishing

Well I have nearly finished editing the last of the photos I took with the HS20exr, before I moved on to the a6000.  I had a great time with the Fuji, and it taught me a lot. Sometimes I got some exceptional images with this small sensor camera.  Gone but not forgotten the camera has passed into the hands of Karen who I am sure will put it to the test.  So I thought I would share another photo from that trusty old friend before I move on to sifting through the photos I have begun to take with the Sony.  So here is a view from Beaumaris pier:

From the pier

Ken