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.
The second photo is of the Ruthwell cross, an Anglo-Saxon monument that was brought into the church.
‘Focus’, Ruthwell, 2018.
And finally the ruins at Dundrennan Abbey a 12th century Cistercian monastery.
‘Illumination’, Dundrennan Abbey, 2018.
Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Cake’:
This week, we roll in a different direction, as I had an appetite when coming up with the theme. After all those great entries, I thought it was time for Cake! Everyone deserves cake to celebrate and fill their need for dessert! I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of cake strikes your fancy and might make you ask for a second helping.
Yesterday we saw this sign outside a ‘Pet cemetery’ that is local to my father, it does have a tea room, just thought I better clarify that!
‘No option’, Brynford, 2019.
Whenever anyone mentions ‘Cake’, after I have got over the initial yummy thoughts, I tend to think of Eddy Izzard – If you do not know what I am talking about, a quick google search for ‘Cake or Death’ may be in order. Anyway as a tangent it made me think of using this photo!
‘Or Death’, Dumfries, 2018.
And finally to bring things back on track, a cake made for the birthday of one of the other members of the band I play in, we happen to share the same birthday oddly.
‘Real cake’, 2012.
Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Roll’:
Of course, after a week of Rocking entries, you fully expected that we’d Roll into this week! Yes, I gave into the temptation of using Rock and Roll in consecutive weeks. As Roll can take a number of meanings, you can roll the dice to select the one you want to use. Whether a bread roll, a bed roll, or a ball rolling down the hill, I look forward to see what wonderful ideas come rolling in this week!
So following on from the second of the two rock photos I used last week, I thought I would use another photo from that set, it includes that same rock, but this time we see more of the waves ‘roll’-ing in.
‘Rock and Rolling in’, Sandymouth bay, 2017.
Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Wonder’:
In case you wondered, last week’s contributions were absolutely wonderful! To put it simply: all of you Rock!! Which leads me to this week’s theme: Rock…
So having a look back through some old photos I found this one. It is a carving down on the beach in Tintagel.
‘Rock face’, Tintagel, 2017.
And also from the same day, a favourite rock to photograph at Sandymouth bay, it would actually be quite hard not to get it in a shot.
‘All at sea’, Sandymouth bay, Cornwall, 2017.
Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Wonder’:
I have never used Wonder as a theme either! Whether you want to feature the Wonders of Nature, the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World or make us wonder what you may have photographed, there are plenty of directions for you to take this theme! And, of course, I expect all of your ideas to be wonderful!!
It will be of no surprise that I am probably going to use a photo of a stone circle for this challenge, full of mystery and wonder. How did they get there? What were they built for?
So which to choose? Well it had to be Stonehenge really for a challenge entitled wonder, it is not my favourite stone circle, but it would certainly be the first circle that entered many peoples minds. So off I went looking for a photo to use, and I found this one.
Previously unedited for the very reason that it works so well for this challenge, we have the ancient wonder of Stonehenge, and the modern wonder of water on tap. I like the juxtaposition here of monument and sprinkler hose, maybe it is to remind us that just as the monuments meaning faded away, so too perhaps could our natural resource of water if misused, leaving the hose and sprinkler a wonder for future generations.
‘2 Wonders in one’, Stonehenge, 2017.
Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Sunrise’:
This week’s theme is another instance of surprised that I haven’t used this theme before! While Morning has been a theme, Sunrise has not been used yet. As I always look for the themes to be accessible to everyone, I figured that the Sun is available to most of us, Earthlings. Of course, it does happen early in the day, so night owls might be disadvantaged, but I’m sure their creative minds can come up with a workaround for rising early!
Well this first shot is taken off the sunrise over Carbis bay, St. Ives, from the bedroom window of Coast B&B were we stay when we visit. I woke up, could not get back to sleep, too much rich food before retiring, so got up and looked out the window, where I was greeted with this magnificent sunrise.
‘Carbis Light’, Carbis bay, St. Ives, 2016.
I mentioned in my Sunday stills post this week that each year we aim to go out and greet the returning sun at winter solstice. So here is another image taken up on the common as we do just that.
‘Pink return’, Brynna Common, 2016.
Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Round’:
Well I just had to use a photo of one of the many stone circles we have visited, I hope I can get away with this for ’round’, as most stone circles are slightly flattened on one side, or ovaloid. This is not by accident but appears to be planned by those megalithic designers.
‘Colour in the round’, Sunkenkirk/Swinside stone circle, Cumbria, 2018.
“Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.” – J. R. R. Tolkien
Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Layer’:
I don’t normally do this, but I had just used this photo as part of another blog post, and I just had to use it here, it was an option just too good to miss. I have linked to the original post so you can see the building up of the layers, and in itself providing another layer to both this post, and the original story. So here is the picture:
I knew I had plenty of other images that would fit the bill though.
‘Nash point layers’, Nash point, 2018.
And just because the post is about layers, I thought I would layer the two images. . .
Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Surface’, so here are a couple of my thoughts. The first a shot of the Moon.
The second was a just because, given I have been using a lot of photos of Long Meg recently, I thought this shot of the cup rings on her surface neatly tied up some of the recent themes.
‘Carved’, Long Meg and her daughters, Cumbria, 2017.
This Tuesday Jansen has asked us to post photos with the theme of ‘Crawl’.
So here a a couple of Caterpillars, the first I found crawling around the house, and enabled me to do some focus stacking. Just look at that dust on its head, I probably should have given it a more thorough clean.
‘Wind up crawl’, Brynna, 2019.
The second photo is of the real thing.
‘The real crawler’, Cornwall, 2016.