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 for is Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is E or F.
So here is a Macro shot of some 9pt. Letterpress type that came with the Adana 2H/S that we bought last christmas.
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.
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
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.
Other entrants for this challenge can be seen here.
This weeks WordPress photo challenge is that of Grids. So here is a photo filled with lines and angles. It is a picture of the front of Castle Drogo which at present is undergoing renovation.
You can see more entrants to this weeks challenge here.
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.
Thank you Cee for choosing me as one of your featured bloggers this week.
Here are those other lucky featured souls.
So another photo from the ‘Humphreys’ photo album, I think it is Harry rather than Mary, but I’m not sure. Out for a drive, and looking like extras from ‘Peaky blinders’.
This one had a few nasty tears and spots, but the photo was so evocative of the time I just had to rescue it.
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.
Other photos for this weeks challenge can be seen here – Cees black white photo challenge: textures
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.