Tag Archives: Clouds

River run – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Vanishing Point

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.River run

Ken

 

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Pier way – Which Way Challenge: April 18, 2019

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.Beaumaris Pier

Ken

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Evening drama – Friday Foto Fun: Dramatic

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.Evening drama

Ken

Magnificently monumental – Photo for the Week – 30 – Landscape

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.PFTWLandscape

Ken

Good morning sunshine – Sunday Stills – Daylight.

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.SSDaylight

And some years we see Daylight arrive in all its glory.

‘Morning has broken’, Brynna common, 2016.SSDaylight2

Ken

Hardly moving contrasts – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Move the clouds, a heavenly perspective.

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.Cosmic skys 1

‘Once more along the Nith’, Glencaple, 2018.Cosmic skys 2

Ken

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.

Sennen – Weekly Photo Challenge: Under Cloudy Skies

This week The ‘Traveling at Wits End‘ asks us to:

Photograph Under Cloudy Skies
I don’t usually think much of going out to photograph on a cloudy day, but these days can sometimes be the most rewarding. Also, sometimes a bit cold in winter so wrap up warm! . . . Instead head out for a quick look at the clouds this week to see if they’re doing anything interesting.

Where possible I always like to use photos from the current set I am working on – the inner challenge – not always possible, but at present I am editing a set of pictures from our trip to Cornwall in September.  So here are a couple of Sennen Cove for you.

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Drumtroddan Skies – Photo for the Week – 12 – Clouds

In this weeks challenge Bren asks:

For this week’s challenge, I thought I would choose the subject of Clouds.  To me, clouds make an image.  I love images where clouds have drama.  Stormy skies are my favorite.

So here is a picture of the Drumtroddan Stone Row taken earlier in the year – a four photo stitch in which I loved the way the sky appeared to be rolling against the stone.

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