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Hurty head! – Friday Foto Fun: serious signs

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we have been asked:

What signs have warned or directed your way?
Please share what significant signs have guided you …
either through your lens or in your own words?
Post a photo or get creative … add some humour!

I knew which photo I wanted to use for this immediately, a photo from some eleven years ago, funny how you retain some memories.  So here is a photo taken by my lovely wife as this was too good a challenge theme not to use it.  To be fair on myself I did not disregard the sign, I had just come from the corridor but had miscalculated hat head gap height coupled with the stair angle, that is my excuse anyway!  I could have easily entitled this one ‘pouty lip’, but instead went with …

‘Hurty head’, Old Beaupre castle, 2008.Hurty head



From the inside – Weekly Photo Challenge : Decay

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

This week, the challenge is to go out and…

Photograph Decay

For this week I have chosen a photo of a tree that is in the process of Decay.

‘From the inside’, Puzzlewood, 2005.From the inside

And a second photo of the interior of Kenmure Castle, the roof gone and falling to Decay too quickly for a building of this beauty.

‘From the inside 2’, Kenmure Castle, 2018.From the inside 2


Stones, stripes and happiness – Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #37: History

This week Patti challenges us with:

For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #37, we invite you to capture history.

History can be personal or public. It can last for a moment, a decade, or a century. It is local, national, or international. It can be a monument, a relic, a person, a place, or a memento. It’s totally open to your interpretation.

Well where to start, and how to limit my response!  When we are away visiting places they are generally ancient or historic sites – we are keen consumers of the heritage industry, though we do not limit ourselves to those places that are handed to us on a plate.

Therefore my first choice will be unsurprisingly, one of the many stone circles we have visited, under the category of ‘Ancient history’.  This is Glenquicken, in Dumfries and Galloway, where we visited last year.  While not the hardest to find, it certainly was not the easiest to reach, and if it had not been for the dry summer we would not have been able to reach it.

‘Stone histories’, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.LAPCHistory

Given I have been scanning a number of old photos recently, and some of you will have seen my posts about them, my second choice will be from the category of ‘Family history’.  This photo is probably of my paternal grandmothers father, I will have to find out.  He definitely served in India, in fact I was told he had been everywhere apart from Germany!  He was a Sergeant, becoming a colour Sergeant eventually, the initials in the top left are JAH, but I am a little less sure of those on the bottom right, so I will hunt down his name and find out!

‘Uniform histories’.LAPCHistory2

And finally under the heading of ‘Personal history’ a photograph of my wife on what was our first visit to Castlerigg stone circle, when we were on honeymoon.

‘Happy histories’, Castlerigg stone circle, Cumbria, 2011.Flying over Keswick


Puzzled Wood – One word Sunday Challenge – Puzzle

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 puzzle post.

I have shared a couple of pictures from the old Dimage Z3 recently as I had looked back over some old photos.  As soon as I saw the challenge theme of ‘Puzzle’ I thought, well I can use some the first shots I took with that camera at Puzzlewood.

So here are a couple.

‘Labyrinth’, Puzzlewood, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, 2005.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

‘Blocked’, Puzzlewood, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, 2005.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

And finally a little photo trickery for the last shot.

‘Puzzled Wood’, Puzzlewood, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, 2005/2019.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA


Old and New – Pull up a Seat photo challenge 2019 – Week 10

Each week at XingfuMama we are asked to ‘Pull up a seat’.

I am slowly working my way through old shots so here is another taken on the little 2MP Minolta Dimage Z3.  This time we are in the beer garden at the ‘Druids arms’ near ‘Stanton Drew stone circle’.  Ancient stones and a Christian church are available in one view as you eat your pub lunch at the picnic bench, although it was raining so we actually ate inside.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA


Living art – A Photo a Week Challenge – Colorful

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

I’ve done several color challenges lately, so this time I decided to go for the whole shebang. I’m looking for the most colorful thing you can find to photograph.

Well the first photo I decided to use was of the hundertwasserhaus in Vienna, a truly stunning piece of architectural art, colourful, enlivening, inspirational.  Living here would certainly colour your life.

‘Living’, hundertwasserhaus, Vienna, 2013.PAWColourful

“Just carrying a ruler with you in your pocket should be forbidden, at least on a moral basis. The ruler is the symbol of the new illiteracy. The ruler is the symptom of the new disease, disintegration of our civilisation.” – Friedensreich Hundertwasser

And of course, as I have previously posted when answering these sort of challenges about colour, one of the most colourful things I can think of is my wife, so the next photo is of her, certainly not following straight lines in this photo.

‘Sprial walking’, High head sculpture valley, Cumbria, 2011.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA


The Wicker Otter- Kammie’s Oddball Challenge – March 7, 2019

Each week Kammie challenges us to post an oddball photo:

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.  We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.

So a photo of the Cilgerran Wildlife Trust centre otter, made from willow, hazel, oak, and ash.

‘Sgt Howie’s Otter’, Cilgerran, 2005.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA


Puzzled in a wood – Which Way Challenge: March 7, 2019

Each week sonofabeach96 challenges us with the following:

This Which Way challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.

Quite a while ago a group of friends went to Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.  I had my first digital camera, a Dimage Z3 with me, I took photos.

‘Puzzled in a wood’, Puzzlewood, 2005.