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Currant flowers – Photo for the Month – 36: Overlay

This Month for the Photo for the Month, Bren asks:

This week’s challenge is Overlay.

I do make quite extensive use of overlays, however quite often they are scaled back to the point where they only just show, or are masked from portions of the image.  However for this challenge I decided to use one of my favourites but to let it shine through, it is a sort of rainbow burn texture.  So first the ‘mostly’ unedited photo.

‘Currant flowers’, 2019.Currant flowers

And here is the image with the overlay added.  I think it looks a little like it should be on an old chocolate box lid.

‘Currant flowers 2’, 2019.Currant flowers 2

Ken

Point and Click – One word Sunday Challenge: Simplicity

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 simplicity post.

Sometimes it is as simple as pointing the camera in the right direction and clicking the button.

‘Point and Click’, Sizergh Castle, 2017.Point and Click

Ken

Riot of design – Friendly Friday: Design

This Friday, ‘The Snow Melts Somewhere’ and ‘Something to Ponder About’ have challenged us with:

For this week’s Friendly Friday photo challenge, the theme is Design

So just two small photos of the riot of design that is on show at Blackwell, the arts and crafts house in the lake district, it really is worth a visit if you are ever in the area.

‘Space helmets and Peacocks’, Blackwell, 2017.Space helmets and Peacocks

‘Flowers and berries’, Blackwell, 2017.Flowers and berries

Ken

Almost transparent – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #46 – Delicate

This week we are challenged us with:

This week, the challenge must be Delicate. To me, Spring itself reveals something of the very essence of the word – Delicate.
Naturally, Delicate is used in several meanings, not only concerning flowers…:
Pleasantly soft or light – like the scent of a rose…; having a thin, attractive shape – delicate hands for example…; fragile or easily damaged – like fine china…; pleasant but not easily noticed – like a delicate floral pattern on the walls…
And being ”a delicate matter” is of course another, more difficult, possibility…
So, what is Delicate to you?

I have used a different edit of this photo before, but it was just too good not to choose for this challenge.

‘Almost transparent’, Knightshayes Court, 2016.Almost transparent

Ken

Orange illuminated- Weekly Photo Challenge : Orange

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

It’s a color challenge this week. I don’t do these very often, but I seem to have brought back a whole lot of orange from India and it’s got me seeing the color everywhere. This week the challenge is to….
Photograph the Color Orange

Well as I entitled last weeks submission ‘Banana’ the idea of orange made me chuckle, should I continue with the fruit theme, however it was one of those rare occasions when we do not have an orange, satsuma, or clementine in the house.  So instead here are some lovely tulips for you.

‘Orange illuminated’, Sizergh Castle, 2017.WPCOrange

Ken

New Growth – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: The beauty of Spring.

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

The beauty of Spring.

So another couple of photos from a recent trip to Dyffryn Gardens on a lovely spring day.

‘Laden’, Dyffryn gardens, 2019.Laden

‘Pom pom’, Dyffryn gardens, 2019.Pom pom

And because this is a Cosmic challenge – a quick composite image.

‘Dyffryn dreams’, Dyffryn gardens, 2019.Dyffryn dreams

Ken

An old favourite – Friendly Friday: Raindrops

This Friday Something to Ponder About and The Snow Melts Somewhere have challenged us with:

Create a post sharing your interpretation of this week’s Friendly Friday prompt –

Raindrops

Although taken on our old little 2mp Dimage Z3, this photo remains one of my favourite shots that features raindrops.

‘An old favourite’, Lost gardens of Heligan, 2011.An old favourite

Ken