Tag Archives: CFFC

Somewhere in France – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Roads: country, freeways, streets

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

The following shot was taken when we were returning from a festival in France where my band had been playing.  It is actually a street in Amiens, I am not sure what made me go looking for this photo for this challenge, I just happened to like it I guess.

‘Old street’, Amiens, 2012.Old street

Ken

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Golden shadows – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Shadows

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

The other week my wife called me into our hallway to look at something, as the sun was  setting the light was streaming through our living room window and casting golden shadows on the stairwell wall.  That night I managed to restrain myself from grabbing the camera, and we just enjoyed the moment together, watching the golden light fade.  The following evening I may have had my camera to hand just in case!

‘Golden shadows’, 2019.Golden shadows

Ken

Reflective skull – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Shiny

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

Well there were a lot of photos that I could have used for this challenge, however I had already used most for other challenges, and I always like to use something new if possible, although I do sometimes forget what I have used before.

Anyway a previously unedited photo, taken for no apparent reason and therefore unedited, and it is metal and shiny!

‘Helmet’, 2018.CFFCShiny

So what previous challenge entrants would I have used?  Two come from something I  posted only yesterday, both my bass Tallulah and our new table are shiny, other thoughts were a toy Caterpillar, a shiny red tulip and a rose hip.

 

Ken

Human nature – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Patterns

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

It seems to be human nature to see patterns everywhere, and we go out of our way to create them, often shaping nature’s sometimes chaotic patterns into our own regimented patterns, so that they fit withing the synaptic patterns we wish to see.

So here are a few patterns made by human hands, and the patterns I see when I look at them.

‘Stokesay window’, Stokesay Castle, 2017.CFFCPattern

‘Window to oblivion’, Stokesay Castle, 2017.CFFCPattern2

‘Timber roof’, Stokesay Castle, 2017.

‘Unmade roof’, Stokesay Castle, 2017.CFFCPattern4

And given I have looked at patterns in architecture, I could not resist a quote from an architect –

Anytime I see an unusual combination of colors or patterns or texture, I buy it. – Peter Marino

My textile cupboard will affirm the above quote!

Ken

Water worn – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Smooth

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

I love the way pebbles are worn smooth by the sea, so here is a shot taken at Sandymouth Bay last year.

‘Water worn’, Sandymouth Bay, Cornwall, 2018.CFFCsmooth

And another of some smooth stone balancing at Amroth beach.  However I have to admit that it is the texture of last week that makes this possible rather that the apparent smoothness of the stones.

‘Stone ship’, Amroth, 2016.CFFCsmooth2

Ken

Royalty – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Color of Your Choice

For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee gives us the topic of a ‘Color of Your Choice’.

I am a particular fan of those colours that lie between Red and Blue on the colour wheel, Purple.  Deep purples, Royal purples, Magentas, Lilacs, in fact all shades of purple, especially when they are contrasted against green.  So here are some photos of natures colours of magic.

‘Royal’, Trerice, Cornwall, 2015.Purple

‘Standing Tall’, Sizergh Castle, 2017.Purple3

‘Almost inside’, Sizergh Castle, 2017.Purple2

Ken

Dahlia – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Orange and Pink

For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee asks us:

This week the topic is Orange and Pink and there is no specific topic.  I would prefer if your photos of orange and pink in them.  If you don’t find that combination, you can use either color, just make sure that color is prominent.

Well I had a look back in the archives, and this was a difficult one!  Plenty of pictures featuring Orange or Pink, and a few with both but not very prominent.  Anyway I finally found this star shaped Dahlia, the pink is a little fushia, and the orange is a little yellow, but it is almost there.

“Dhalia”, Buckland Abbey, 2015.OrangePink

Ken

Ice cream and rainbows – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Rainbow Color

This week for her challenge Cee asks:

This week the topic is Rainbow Colors (must have at least 4 different colors in your photo) and there is no specific topic.

As soon as I saw the challenge I thought that I must use a photo of my lovely wife wearing rainbow colours, and I expect most of our friends would think the same when presented with the topic of rainbow.

‘Ice Cream on a Friday’, Lacock Abbey and Fox Talbot Museum, 2013.rainbow

Looking at old shots – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Black and White

For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee asks:

This week the topic is Black and White and there is no specific topic.  Let’s keep this challenge strictly black and white.

I have been looking back over a lot of old photos recently, taken on Cameras other than the A6000 I usually use, and here are a few I liked.

‘Monument’, Harris & Lewis, Outer Hebrides, 2009. [Dimage Z3]KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

‘Hill Walk’, Brynna, Wales, 2010. This photo could have been set up by either Karen or myself, although it was taken with her camera. [Canon A1100] bw2

‘Moo’, The Hurlers, Cornwall, 2011. [Dimage Z3]KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA