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Soft Sky – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #55 – Dreamy

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists was:

so this week’s challenge is  – Dreamy.

I could have sat under this sky for hours.

‘Soft Sky’, Cairn holy, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.Soft Sky

Ken

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Solway view – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Outdoors

Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic:

So I hope that all of you go into the Outdoors and bring a little bit of it back in your cameras!

I am actually of into the great outdoors in a moment, and then again at the end of the week, so whole new batches of photos will be taken.  But first a photo from last year.

A veiw of Cumbria across the Solway Firth from Dumfries and Galloway.

‘Solway view’, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.Solway view

 

Ken

Acres of sky – Friday Fun: Clouds

For this weeks Friday Fun we have been asked:

Please share a few of your ‘cloud’ photos, poetry or stories?
Whether through your lens or with creative writing … go where the prompt leads!
Post a photo or get creative
… skies the limit, be sublime, fluffy or grey … please share that!

Well no food to tantalise you or make your stomach grumble this week.  I love a good cloudy sky in my photos, so here is one from last year while we were on holiday in Dumfries and Galloway, the skies were just amazing the entire time we were there!  So a 4 photo panoramic stitch for you this week.

‘Acres of sky’, Glenquicken stone circle, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.Acres of sky

Ken

Sunset sounds – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #44 – Harmony

This week Tina challenges us with:

This is your opportunity to share your favorite harmonies. Give us your best yoga pose, or your favorite musician at work, or perhaps a happy couple arm in arm – whatever floats your boat (especially if it’s on a warm yellow/orange sunset or a cool blue sunrise 😊).

Well my first photo is of the band Shillelagh playing at Pentreffest Rudry, beautiful musical harmonies, dancers in harmony with the music, and a distinct harmonising palette on stage.

‘Beautiful harmonies’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.Beautiful harmonies

And because it does ‘float my boat’, and Tina asked fo it, a ‘warm yellow/orange’ sunset, from last years trip to Dumfries and Galloway.

‘Golden Nith’, Glencaple, 2018.Golden Nith

Ken

Old Stone – Tuesday Photo Challenge: Worship.

Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Worship’:

The devastating fire in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was horrific in the way that it touched the heart and soul of Parisian, the French and many of us around the world. . . . . With this news, it was immediately obvious to me that the theme for this week’s challenge is to be Worship. Regardless of religion, faith or belief system, we can all worship.

I decided to go with 3 three photos from last years visit to Dumfries and Galloway.  So for my first take, a stone circle, we guess at the fact that they were for ritual purposes, and therefore worship.

‘In the round’, Torhousekie stone circle, 2018.In the round

The second photo is of the Ruthwell cross, an Anglo-Saxon monument that was brought into the church.

‘Focus’, Ruthwell, 2018.TPCWorship

And finally the ruins at Dundrennan Abbey a 12th century Cistercian monastery.

‘Illumination’, Dundrennan Abbey, 2018.Illumination

Ken

Evening drama – Friday Foto Fun: Dramatic

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we have been asked:

Please share something that you consider dramatic?
Whether through your lens or your creative writing …
Post a photo or get creative … stir our emotions!

Well I knew I was going to use a photo from this set for this challenge, I just had to choose one.  I have used a few photos of the River Nith before, the skys, shadows and reflections were all full of drama on our evening walks along the Nith in Glencaple last year.  It is fair to say the whole visit had quite a dramatic effect on me.

‘Evening drama’, Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.Evening drama

Ken

Around Whithorn – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – In or On Water

This week Cee challenges us with the topic ‘In or On Water’.

So a shot of a boat sailing around the Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galoway, taken on a lovely clear day while we were on holiday last year.

‘Around Whithorn’, Whithorn, 2018.Around Whithorn

Ken

 

Reaching toward reflection – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Written in stone.

Each week, K’lee and Dale offer  prompts for us to consider as the latest challenge.  This week it is:

Written in stone, stonework and structures old and new.

My first choice is the Mên Scryfa in Cornwall, if you look closely at the lower half of the photo, you can just make out some of the text on the stone in this picture.  Potentially a prehistoric stone that was later inscribed in the 6th to 8th century, it is amzing to think that this stone can still speak to us.

‘Rialobranus son of Cunovalus’, Mên Scryfa, Cornwall, 2014.KADWritten

And I’m Going to follow this up with the Ruthwell cross that we went to visit last year when we were in Dumfries and Galloway.

‘Reaching skyward’, Ruthwell, 2018.Reaching skyward

And finally another photo taken on our visit to Dumfries and Galloway, this time taken at Anwoth Old Kirk – for those that are interested this was the church yard used in the film ‘The Wickerman’.

‘Reflection’, Anwoth, 2018.Reflection

Ken