Tag Archives: Dancing

Energy – One word Sunday Challenge: Relax

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own relax post.

A lot of my persuits outside work are quite energetic, however they still serve to relax me.

‘Energy’, Pentrefesst Rudry, 2015.Relax

Ken

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Moving and turning – Friday Foto Fun – Entertainment

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we are asked to:

What do you do for entertainment?

Please share your hobbies, past times, etc either through your lens
or in your own words?

Amongst the myriad of other hobbies and pastimes that I have accumulated over the years, and that shape who I am, I am a musician and mainly play upright bass and guitar.  When younger I used to go clubbing and dance the night away, and as time has passed, my musical tastes have widened.  This led me to the world of what many refer to as Bal Folk, mainly French, Breton, and Swedish ‘folk’ music played for dancing.  So here are two photos of one of our yearly events ‘Pentreffest Rudry’, showing people being entertained by music and dance, while I dabbled in one of my other ‘entertainments’, photography.

‘Moving’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.Moving

‘Turning’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.FFEntertainment2

Ken

Stone gathering – Weekly Photo Challenge – Gatherings

This week Jenn at ‘Traveling at Wits End’ asks:

This week, the challenge is to go out and…

Photograph Gatherings

Well it is fair to say I am not a keen fan of large gatherings, a few friends at most, around a table, sharing fine food and conversation, although some of the dances we go to to are a different matter all together, and these are also fine.  In general I just do not like crowds,  most of you who follow my blog will notice a lot of my photos are of wide open spaces, away from the crowds, and away from other people, lost in the wilds, or at least as wild as the UK has to offer.

The heritage industry has seen a rise in interest over the past few years, though it may be declining again, and very often we find ourselves sharing once empty spaces with others.  I general this I do not mind, we gather with a shared purpose, to explore, discover, understand, and ultimately to walk in and out of each others shots as we attempt to achieve the bast photograph.

So here is a photograph of Stonehenge, featuring a gathering of heritage tourists which stretches all the way around the monument, it had been years since my previous visit, and on this day the shear number of people there came as quite a shock.  A gathering of stones where I can feel calm, with a gathering of people to set my heart racing!

‘Gathered stones’, Stonehenge, 2017.WPCCrowd

And a photo of another gathering where I feel at home, a crowd of dancers working their way around the dance-floor.

‘Gathering dance’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.Gathering dance

Ken