Tag Archives: Castlerigg

I only saw the sky – Weekly Prompts – Photo Challenge Sky

This weekend the challenge GC and Sue W have set is Sky:

What about you, what do you see when your attention turns toward the sky?

As usual, this challenge is open to your own unique interpretation.

Sometimes the sky is enough.  ‘Light’ at Castlerigg Stone circle, Lake district, 2018.sky1

And at other times the sky harmonises perfectly with the shapes in the foreground.  ‘Formations’, Cairnholy II, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.sky2

I wish I could say I waited for the clouds above to take that formation, but it was just one of those happy accidents that they accentuate the shape of Cairnholy II.

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Finding a Moment – V.J.’S Weekly Challenge #32: Stillness

This week V.J. challenges us to:

When the world feels like it is crashing down on me, I recognize the invitation. It is time. This week, I challenge myself to practice stillness, through meditation, breathing, yoga – however I find myself there.

Won’t you join me?

So before I find a place to settle down and find my own moment of stillness, here is a photo of Karen finding a moment of stillness within the stones at Castlerigg stone circle, October 2018.

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Castlerigg Curves – Lens-Artists Challenge #28 – CURVES

This week Tina at Travels and Trifles, one of the curators of the Lens-Artists Photography Challenge asks:

How about you; how are you dealing with life’s little curveballs? Think about it as you’re putting together your response to this week’s challenge.

So here is my take on Curves – The curves of Castlerigg stone circle, set against the curves of the Lake district landscape.  How am I currently dealing with life’s little curveballs?  By occasionally escaping into the past, and editing photos of nature. As good as being there? No, but still relaxing.

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Coins and Riggs – Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

This weeks challenge asks:

Photography, and any visual art, is all about perspective. Where and how you place other objects in the frame can completely change how another part of the picture looks. In drawing, placing an object farther down on the page and making it larger gives the appearance that it’s close; conversely, a smaller object towards the top of the frame seems farther away.

For this week’s challenge, make use of sizing, placement, and scale in your photos.

I have chosen two photos from the set I am editing from our trip to the Lake district in May.  The first is of a Coin stump, a money tree, a wishing tree located on the road that leads to Stock Ghyll Force in Ambleside.

CoinsClick photo for larger image.

And the second is of Castlerigg stone circle – a 5 photo panoramic shot.

CastleriggClick photo for larger image.