This week Teri has challenged us with:
Stillness, our Sunday Stills theme this week, seemed appropriate during this month of June.
This was one of those perfect moments, sunset along the river Nith, a peaceful moment, a moment to reflect, a moment to take joy in being alive, a moment of clarity that can only be found when all around you is stilled.
This photo can take me right back to one such moment.
‘A perfect moment’, River Nith, Glencaple, 2018.
Each week, K’lee and Dale offer prompts for us to consider as the latest challenge. This week it was K’lee with:
I tried something different- a three part/possibility prompt:
Now, as with all our challenges, Dale and I typically leave the interpretation and execution up to you the challenge participants. In other words, it’s not necessary to take on all three words unless you are feeling so inclined.
Well I tried my best to get all three words into this one image, I would like to say that was why I was late with the post, but I was just pretty busy this weekend! So I will leave it to you to decide how I interperated the words, though if you take a look over at K’lee and Dale’s sites you will easily see the comparisons.
‘From these clouds I gently weep’, Sweetheart Abbey, New Abbey, 2018.
For this weeks Friday Fun we have been asked:
Please share a few of your ‘cloud’ photos, poetry or stories?
Whether through your lens or with creative writing … go where the prompt leads!
Post a photo or get creative
… skies the limit, be sublime, fluffy or grey … please share that!
Well no food to tantalise you or make your stomach grumble this week. I love a good cloudy sky in my photos, so here is one from last year while we were on holiday in Dumfries and Galloway, the skies were just amazing the entire time we were there! So a 4 photo panoramic stitch for you this week.
‘Acres of sky’, Glenquicken stone circle, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.
This week Cee challenges us with the topic ‘Vanishing Point’.
A photo of the River Nith in Dumfries and Galloway curving away, and vanishing into the distance.
‘River run’, Glencaple, 2018.
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.
A shot from a day trip out with dad a few years ago.
‘Beaumaris Pier’, Beaumaris, 2014.
For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we have been asked:
Please share something that you consider dramatic?
Whether through your lens or your creative writing …
Post a photo or get creative … stir our emotions!
Well I knew I was going to use a photo from this set for this challenge, I just had to choose one. I have used a few photos of the River Nith before, the skys, shadows and reflections were all full of drama on our evening walks along the Nith in Glencaple last year. It is fair to say the whole visit had quite a dramatic effect on me.
‘Evening drama’, Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.
This weeks PFTW challenge from Bren is:
Anyway here is this week’s challenge and it is Landscape. Your landscape can be of anything, mountains, fields, even a landscape of a field of flowers or crops. Or it can be of anything in landscape format. The interpretation of Landscape is entirely up to you.
I am still in the process of editing some of last years photos of our trip to the Lake district with friends. So here is a photo of Castlerigg stone circle and the magnificent surrounding landscape.
‘Castlerigg sun rays’, Cumbria, 2018.
This week Teri has challenged us with:
DAYLIGHT is this week’s theme for Sunday Stills.
Each winter solstice we go out and greet the rising sun, we make the transition from almost darkness to daylight, passing through that liminal space in-between.
Some years we feel, rather than see the Daylight.
‘Solstice mist’, Brynna common, 2017.
And some years we see Daylight arrive in all its glory.
‘Morning has broken’, Brynna common, 2016.
Each week, K’lee and Dale offer us prompts for you to consider as the latest challenge. This week it is:
MOVE THE CLOUDS, A HEAVENLY PERSPECTIVE
Right. So the secret here is… well, there actually are no secrets and no particular way you’re suppose to define this or any of our challenges. We, Dale and I, prefer you define it and them in any way you choose.
So here are my offerings, last year we took a holiday in Dumfries and Galoway, and the skies were sublime. Upon editing the photos I hardly had to move the clouds to get nice contrasts in the skies. However they can be pushed quite a bit.
‘Field with hay-bales’, Glenquicken stone circle, 2018.
‘Once more along the Nith’, Glencaple, 2018.
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.
And at other times the sky harmonises perfectly with the shapes in the foreground. ‘Formations’, Cairnholy II, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.
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.