Tag Archives: Dartmoor

Break down the barriers! – One word Sunday Challenge: Communication.

This week Debbie  challenged us with the following:

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

Well I have already used a picture from this series for this weeks Lens-Artists post – and the text I post below will be almost the same, however rather than roll them into one post, this week I thought I would rather keep them separate.

So. . .

Here is to hoping that the streams of our inspiration continue to bring our virtual community together in these troubled times, and to remind us of that which is common,  that which we share, and what we can continue to do for one another.  To keep open our lines of communication, and to bridge the differences, to see this not as that which separate us, but as the the flow that brings us a varied life, and through communication build community.

Below are a stream and road on Dartmoor, water and stone, the ancient arteries of communication, now we have electricity and radio waves, ones and zeros, at this moment more than ever let us remember to communicate.

‘Break down the barriers!’, Dartmoor, 2018.
Break down the barriers!

Ken

Potential – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #89: A River Runs Through It

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists asks:

Some of you may notice that the theme title for this week is borrowed from “A River Runs Through it” by Norman Maclean.

Here is to hoping that the river of our inspiration continues to bring our virtual community together in these troubled times, and remind us of that which is common,  that which we share, and what we can continue to do for one another.  To bridge the differences and to see those rivers not as things which separate us, but as the the flow that brings us a varied life.

‘Potential’, Dartmoor, 2018.
Potential

It is more of a stream I would agree, but one day it will become a mighty river!

Wishing you all the very best, take care and stay well.

Ken

In the spaces in between – One word Sunday Challenge: Power

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 power post.

Some of you you may have guessed by now that I feel an immense sense of power, emanating from the earth when I visit these old stones, often in lonely places, on moors.

‘In the spaces in between’, Scorhill, Dartmoor, 2018.OWSPower

Ken

Camping at night – Tuesday Photo Challenge: Night.

Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic:

For this week’s challenge, I’m going for a darker subject: Night! Personally, I enjoy the look of shooting at night, as the contrast between light and dark is so pronounced. In your approach to this week’s theme, feel free to bring any old night into the light!

The first photo was the first time I had really explored shooting at night with the a6000 and as such this picture still has a warm place in my heart.  The subject matter may not be that good but it was fun beginning to explore the cameras capabilities at the time.  I have taken many better night shots over the years, but this brings a smile to my face.

‘Camping at night’, Dartmoor, 2014.Camping at night

The next photo is of St. Ives harbour, as many of you are aware, we just like it there.

‘Harbour nights’, St. Ives, 2018.Harbour nights

Ken

Italianate, hazy, entrance – A Photo a Week Challenge: Sunshine

This week Nancy has challenged us with the topic of ‘Sunshine’, saying:

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) OF SUNSHINE

So a few photos where the sunshine could have made, or broke the photos.  Shooting into the sun, sometimes you just have to do it.

‘Italianate’, Dyffryn Gardens, 2016.Italianate

‘Hazy sun’, Dartmoor, 2015.Hazy sun

‘Chun entrance’, Chun castle, 2015.Chun entrance

Ken

Moor lines – One word Sunday Challenge – Row

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 row post.

I thought I would use another ancient monument this week, no surprises there I hear some of you shout!  I don’t think I have used this location for a challenge before though, and it seemed very fitting for this one.

On Dartmoor there are many stone rows, this one is part of the ‘Merrivale complex‘ of ancient sites.  It is a double row, for an added bonus for this weeks challenge I feel.

‘Moor lines’, Merrivale stone rows, Dartmoor, 2015.Moor lines

Ken

Ancient tunes – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything Construction Related

For this weeks B&W challenge Cee asks:

This week the topic is Anything Construction Related.    This topic is quite huge.  See if any of you can come up with something way out of the box.

So my first photo is of an ancient roundhouse at Grimspound on Dartmoor.

‘Ancient Construction’, Grimspound, Dartmoor, 2015.constructiongrimspound

The second is of what a completed roundhouse may have looked like.

‘Roundhouse’, Lower Merrypit farm, Dartmoor, 2014.constructionlm

And finally as far out of the box as my thinking would take me, a photo of the room where my band Kantref recorded our album.  If you try hard enough you can see the notes floating in the air, the music and album are under construction, the photo taken at a moment when the construction workers have downed tools for a cup of tea.

‘Music Construction’, Old Schoolhouse, 2014.constructionmusic