For this weeks Friday Fun we have been asked:
statues are built to commemorate, to decorate, for many reasons
please share your pics or stories about statues that resonate …
or take this opportunity to showcase your collection statue pics!
Whether through your lens or using creative writing … go where the prompt leads!
I spent a lot of time deciding which of my photos of sculptures where actually statues, but in the end I went with this photo, which is most definitely what I would call a statue!
‘Unknown rider’, Copenhagen, 2017.
For those of you who want to know the rider is not actually unknown this is the Statue of King Frederick V – Amalienborg Palace – but until I embarked on creating this post I had no idea.
Each week Norm asks that we post images of Doors.
‘Shapes’, Roskilde, Copenhagen, 2017.
This week Patti challenges us with:
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #44 is your chance to highlight Street Art in any form, such as posters, graffiti, prints, stencils, sculptures, or installations. We’re looking forward to seeing the art you found on streets of the towns and cities close to home or all over the world.
I have mentioned in a previous post that my collection of graffiti is somewhat limited, something which I really should remedy. So here is a sculpture, or rather four that make up the whole thing, I could not help taking several pictures of it when we encountered it while visiting Copenhagen at Amaliehaven. The Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro created various sculptures for the park, including these four large abstract columns.
‘Four’, Copenhagen, 2017.
‘Monolithic’, Copenhagen, 2017.
For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we are asked to:
This is one you can take literally or figuratively …
What is your anchor when life gets stormy?
Please share your anchorage either through your lens
or in your own words?
So I went with the obvious for my photo choice, it was from the first series of photos that popped into my head to hunt down. A wider colour version of this from a slightly different angle was used for another post some time ago, but I think I prefer this shot.
‘Out of water’, Copenhagen, 2017.
However I could have chosen to be less literal, friendship, music, dancing, and antiquity all keep me anchored, as does photography and this blog for that matter. But most of all my lovely wife, whom I would be lost without, and who is definitely my anchor when life gets stormy, complicated, and confused, often the voice of reason when I am adrift.
This week Cee challenges us with the topic ‘Murals’.
I don’t have many photos of Murals, street art, or graffiti, I must rectify this, get out with the camera and take some.
But here is a photo of a mural on a house wall at Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen, a most remarkable place.
‘Wild fantasy’, Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen, 2017.
This week Amy challenges us with:
I’m looking forward to seeing your photos and stories of architecture.
On the very few times we have visited countries outside of our own, and indeed even between different counties in the UK, I am always impressed by the difference in different architectural vernacular, and therefore end up taking oh so many photos. So choosing for this was quite hard.
So here are a few pictures of the Church of Our Saviour in Copenhagen, a lovely piece of architecture. Unfortunately we did not get to climb the 400 steps to the top, as the queues to climb the tower were truly massive, and given our time was limited we went to explore other areas.
This weeks PFTW challenge from Bren is – Curves.
This sculpture by Peter Randall-Page Ra ‘Slip of the lip’ has plenty of curves, with a few more added for good measure in post.
‘Slip of the lip’, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, 2016.
This photo of a friend on a bike in Copenhagen although full of strait lines, is also dominated by its curves. And just out of shot, the object of the bike riders gaze, is a sculpture which was full of curves. It is situated in the park where Ørestads Blvd intersects with Vejlands Allé, for those that are interested.
‘Looking at curves’, Copenhagen, 2017.
In this weeks challenge Dutch goes the Photo! asks:
I thought it might be time to go with the flow and walk along the Bank. This week’s theme gives me enough confidence to bank on a wonderful set of creative responses from all of you fantastic contributors!
Yes, you guessed it! This is another theme that can take into numerous directions, all of which should be a lot of fun to explore. I look forward to reading all of your approaches!
So here are two photos from my archives with the theme of ‘bank’.
The first a 4 photo stitch taken ‘By the bank’ in Vagthussøen, Copenhagen, 2017.
And the second, ‘At the Raiffeisen bank’, in Vienna 2013.
For this weeks Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, Patti one of the curators of the Lens-Artists Photography Challenge asks us to:
share a cityscape of one city or several cities with populations in the thousands or millions. They can be near your home or thousands of miles away. It’s totally up to you. Most importantly, show us the big picture view.
A particular challenge for me as I am usually a countryside creature rather than a city dweller whenever possible. And when I am in cities most of my shots fairly close architectural shots of one or two buildings at most. So Cityscapes do not feature highly in my archives, perhaps I need to remedy this.
However here are a couple of shots that will fit the bill.
And two more recent shots, but not as wide, Copenhagen 2017
This week Amanda of Something to Ponder About hosts the ‘Friendly Friday Photo Challenge‘ and asks us:
Share your ‘Pathways’ photos on Friendly Friday.
The first photo is of a pathway I have been using a lot in these challenges recently, the pathway to Sunkenkirk/Swinside stone circle. And a reminder of the value of friendship.
The second a photo of what is probably my favorite circle with the liner pathway that dissects her. Long Meg and her daughters.
The third a pathway that leads nowhere, but remember that if you are patient you will get to where you want to go. Pier at Brockhole, Lake Windermere.
Pathways can take you in both directions though so be wary. Rail track in Copenhagen.
But I hope they deliver you to a place of peace. St. Michaels mount, Cornwall.
And bring you back safely to your friends and family. Karen at Greenway.