Tag Archives: Black and White

Almost candid photographer – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Candid

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.

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Painting stones – Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

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.

Birkrigg

 

Maze – CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: CROOKED AND SQUIGGLY LINES

So Cee’s B&W challenge this week is Crooked and Squiggly Lines – any line that has more than two squiggles or curves is requested.  I think the following picture fits the bill nicely.

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Taken at Glendurgan Garden in Cornwall, during last years holiday.

“Those who think only in straight lines cannot see around a curve.”
― Romina Russell, Zodiac

The ghost of a pasty – Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Any Kind of Bricks or Stone Walls, Walks or Roads.

So for Cee’s B&W challenge this week, I thought I would go with ‘Walls’.   So here is a photo of a tunnel that leads to a mine shaft at Levant Mine in Cornwall.  It was one of those shots you take where you are not sure why, but it certainly fits the bill for the brief of a stone wall, and maybe a walk as well.  I could almost feel the old miners brushing past, leaving their belongings in the wall shelves.

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Other entrants for this challenge can be seen here.

Karen at the stones – WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL TO YOU

Normally upon seeing this weeks B&W photo challenge title from Cee, that of “WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL TO YOU“, I would have been rushing off to find photos, of Megaliths, Flowers or beautiful landscapes.  Indeed I thought of posting some of those things.

However those of you who know me well, and/or are friends on Facebook will know that this week my wife Karen has been in hospital with appendicitis.  So I thought I would post one of my favourite photos of her, and indeed a photo she herself is happy with, which is no small feat.

This was taken on our first digital camera, a DiMAGE Z3 in 2009 at Men-an-tol in Cornwall.

So ‘What is beautiful to’ me – Life, friendship, companionship and love.

To see other entrants to this competition visit Cee’s page here.

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Thank you Cee for choosing me as one of your featured bloggers this week.

Here are those other lucky featured souls.

Ancient spinner – Cees black white photo challenge: textures

For this weeks challenge I filtered through my photos for something with a bit of texture, and came up with this – Its a spider web inside the fogou at Carn Euny.  If you do not know what a fogou is – well no one else does really either – a quick search online will furnish you with some answers.

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Other photos for this weeks challenge can be seen here – Cees black white photo challenge: textures

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Roadscapes – As I was going to St. Ives

Well I have been rather busy of late, and thus I’ve had little time to blog.  So for a first image of 2015 one of my favorite places on this planet – St. Ives.  It just so happens it’s of a little back road at night, and so eligible for Cee’s Black & White Challenge “Roadscapes” this week.DSC00943edit-Editedit