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Only humans – Weekly Prompts: People

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen th following as the theme for their challenge.

Our Weekend Photo Challenge here on Weekly Prompts is PEOPLE!
Whenever GC and I sit down awhile to enjoy a cuppa in a cafe, we cannot resist gazing out of the window and watching people going about their daily lives. We look for the unusual and take notice of the little details, anything that might offer a clue about those who have gained our attention.
What about you, are you like us, do you enjoy people watching – You do? In that case, show us your pictures and tell us about it.

Now I do enjoy people watching, I used to do it a lot, and what I saw used to end up in my songs, however I do not take a vast number of photos of people.  There are photos at weddings, of days out with friends, and the occasional portrait.  there are very few of strangers caught unaware, people tend to be the things getting in the way rather than the subject in my photos.  Here is one taken at the Roald Dahl weekend in Cardiff, are the people in the way?  Maybe not in this photo but they are not really the subject either!  In this crop the little girl may be the subject, but in the portrait shot taken it is the book tree.

‘Book people’, Cardiff, 2016.Book people

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

However below is the first photo I took with my a6000, apart from the random deletions, and is at Bakewell day of dance, of a group of dancers that had just finished a session before we were due to teach.  Strangers caught in a moment of joy.

‘First’, Bakewell, 2014.First

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
― Roald Dahl


Dancing not falling – V.J.’S Weekly Challenge #35 – Balance

This weeks challenge from V.J. is:

Maybe balance has a particular meaning for you; or maybe you’d best explain in photographs or art.

Life seems to be all about finding your balance, but falling over appears to be an integral part of my learning how to find that balance.

Some of you may know that I do quite a bit of European dancing, here balance is very important from finding your own inner balance, your balance with a partner, and your balance within the crowd on the dance floor, happily my falls here are few and far between.

So here is a picture of balance in action, our tutors showing us how to dance and find balance, and the balance of the music between dancer and musician.

‘Bourrée’, Pentreffest Rudry Festival, 2017.Balancedance


Cecilia – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything Related to Music

For this weeks B&W challenge Cee asks:

This week the topic is Anything Related to Music.   This is a topic you can really have enjoy.   Let’s see how creative you can get.  I’m looking forward to what you all decide to post.

So here is a picture of the marvelous Cecilia who came and played for us at the 2018 Pentreffest Rudry festival.



Expected places: Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance

This weeks photo challenge asks us to post pictures of Dance.  These could be unmistakable dance moves, often in unexpected places or focus on objects, animals, or people, actually dancing, or not.

Those of you who know me will realise  I should have a ready supply of Dance related material.  And therefore I went with a photo from the 2015 Pentreffest Rudry festival, showing ‘Unmistakable dance moves, in all the expected places.’