Tag Archives: Dumfries and Galloway

Cones for Kings and Queens – Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM -13- Dining

This week Bren challenged us to submit a monochrome image based on the theme of Dining.

Anybody who looks through the archive of photos I have taken, and indeed a look back over some previous blog posts, would think that while on holiday we survive on ice cream, so not to dissuade you from those thoughts.

‘Cones for Kings and Queens’, Dumfries, 2018.DinningIce

Ken

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Cones – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Growth

Jansen has posed us the following Challenge:

I came to this week’s theme of Growth. As you might have come to expect, you can go into many directions with this theme. You could document years of growth, the growth of mushrooms on a tree or branch, or that annoying growth in your neighbor’s yard that blocks your view!

Or the growth of civic pride… The choices are all yours and you’re encouraged to be as creative as your mind wants you to be.

So many themes within the theme to choose from, however I have to return to nature for my choice.  A pine cone growing on a tree in Threave Garden, itself growing, and a reminder of the magnificent potential locked within.

“Pine Cone”, Threave Garden, Dumfries and Galoway, 2018.Growth

Ken.

River and stones – Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Revisited

For this weeks challenge Amanda asks:

This week on Friendly Friday, I am asking you to Re-visit your memories, places and experiences.

The prompt ‘Re-visiting’ might mean something entirely different. It might simply mean a return to a place, but in another time. A ‘before’ and ‘after’ photo, of a project, from start to finish, or a time warp showing changes from one decade to another. Such as revisiting the changes from baby to child or child to adult. It might even be a place you wish to re-visit one day.

The first photo is a place I have used a couple of times times this year for challenges, and I hope we will get to revisit there.

‘Walk beside the Nith’, Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.RevisitNith

And the second is a place we almost always revisit when we go to Cornwall, at least once a year if we can.

‘At the Men-an-tol’, West Penwith, Cornwall, 2018.RevisitMT

And both photos were revisited for the purposes of this challenge, in memory, and in reworking them.

I only saw the sky – Weekly Prompts – Photo Challenge Sky

This weekend the challenge GC and Sue W have set is Sky:

What about you, what do you see when your attention turns toward the sky?

As usual, this challenge is open to your own unique interpretation.

Sometimes the sky is enough.  ‘Light’ at Castlerigg Stone circle, Lake district, 2018.sky1

And at other times the sky harmonises perfectly with the shapes in the foreground.  ‘Formations’, Cairnholy II, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.sky2

I wish I could say I waited for the clouds above to take that formation, but it was just one of those happy accidents that they accentuate the shape of Cairnholy II.

Nith again – A Photo a Week Challenge: Contrasting Colors

In this weeks challenge Nancy asks us to share a picture or two with contrasting colours.

Contrasting colors are colors that are on approximately opposite side of the color wheel. Yellow and purple, green and red, blue and orange, and a myriad of variations in-between each of those. Contrasting colors compliment each other and give interest and variety to images.

So here is a shot taken during last years visit to Dumfries and Galloway, when we went for an evening wander along the side of the river Nith, in Glencaple.  I love the way the sunset oranges contrasted against the blue still left in the sky, and threw a deeper blue cast over the landscape.

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Visit to Dumfries and Galloway VII – July 2018 [Day 7 – Ruthwell, Orchardton tower, Drumcoltran tower, Glencaple, accross the Nith & Solway Firth].

For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, here are some photos taken on the 7th day of our holiday in Scotland this year.

Day 7 – Ruthwell, Orchardton tower, Drumcoltran tower, Glencaple, accross the Nith & Solway Firth [18 photos].

Visit to Dumfries and Galloway VI – July 2018 [Day 6 -Threave Castle, Threave Garden, Cardoness Castle, Anwoth, Dundrennan Abbey and a few random shots].

For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, here are some photos taken on the 6th day of our holiday in Scotland this year.

Day 6 -Threave Castle, Threave Garden, Cardoness Castle, Anwoth, Dundrennan Abbey and a few random shots. [106 Photos].

Visit to Dumfries and Galloway V – July 2018 – [Day 5 – Dumfries, Easthill/Seven Grey Stanes, Twelve Apostles, Glencaple, the Nith].

For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, here are some photos taken on the 5th day of our holiday in Scotland this year.

Day 5 – Dumfries, Easthill/Seven Grey Stanes, Twelve Apostles, Glencaple, the Nith. [72 photos]

Visit to Dumfries and Galloway IV – July 2018 [Day 4 -Torhousekie, Drumtroddan, St. Ninian’s, Wren’s Egg, Kenmure Castle.]

For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, or GPlus here are some photos taken on the 4th day of our holiday in Scotland this year.

Day 4 -Torhousekie, Drumtroddan, St. Ninian’s, Wren’s Egg, Kenmure Castle. [97 Photos]