Tag Archives: Cornwall

Mên Scryfa: Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

This weeks challenge is to provide a photo that evokes solitude.

Here is a photo taken last year of the Mên Scryfa in Cornwall, a stone alone, stood in its own field.  To look at it in isolation you would find it in its place of solitude, however widen your vision and its place within the prehistoric landscape becomes apparent.

men-scryfa

We can all be alone, seek our places of solitude, and retreat, yet we are all connected.  Just as the ancients might have envisaged a network of power stretching between these places, so to in these times we need to remember that although we can feel that we stand in solitude, our networks physical and virtual are greater than they once were.  Our combined thought can achieve great things.

 

Carbis & Zennor: Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

This weeks Challenge asks us to post a photo of a place with ambience.

So here are two photos taken during last years visit to Cornwall (which is the series of photos I am currently working on).  The first exploring ambience created by light, the second exploring, and I am going to be unashamedly hippy about this – the vibe of the place.

Sunset at Carbis Bay :

carbis-bay

Magic at Zennor Quoit:

zennor-quoit

Coastline: Weekly Photo Challenge: Halflight

Here is my take on this weeks WP challenge of ‘Half-light‘: that time just before dusk when the sky still holds light as darkness creeps across the land.

Halflight

“A man’s power is in the half-light, in the half-seen movements of his hand and the unguessed-at expression of his face. It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires.” ― Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

Maze – CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: CROOKED AND SQUIGGLY LINES

So Cee’s B&W challenge this week is Crooked and Squiggly Lines – any line that has more than two squiggles or curves is requested.  I think the following picture fits the bill nicely.

Maze

Taken at Glendurgan Garden in Cornwall, during last years holiday.

“Those who think only in straight lines cannot see around a curve.”
― Romina Russell, Zodiac

The ghost of a pasty – Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Any Kind of Bricks or Stone Walls, Walks or Roads.

So for Cee’s B&W challenge this week, I thought I would go with ‘Walls’.   So here is a photo of a tunnel that leads to a mine shaft at Levant Mine in Cornwall.  It was one of those shots you take where you are not sure why, but it certainly fits the bill for the brief of a stone wall, and maybe a walk as well.  I could almost feel the old miners brushing past, leaving their belongings in the wall shelves.

mine walls

Other entrants for this challenge can be seen here.

Treat – Beach ice cream

I thought that for this weeks entry into the Daily Post photo challenge, that of ‘Treat’, I would post the following photo.

A double treat:

Ice cream – an indulgence we succumb to while on holiday, often one a day, trying to find the oddest flavours.

Portreath beach – a treat for Karen, who loves it here as it brings back childhood memories.

Ice Cream

I can’t remember what the flavours were – only that they were good.

You can view other entries to this weeks challenge here.