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Caterpillars – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Crawl

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.CrawlCatapillar

The second photo is of the real thing.

‘The real crawler’, Cornwall, 2016.CrawlCatapillar3

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.

Roses are . . . – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rose

This week Jansen challenges with the topic Rose:

You nearly broke the bank with all your fantastic entries on the theme of Bank! Time for something a little different for this week, as all of you Rose to the occasion, I thought I’d present you with a Rose for your effort! Yes, I can hear your groans…the puns won’t stop 🙂

So here are a couple of my photographic interpretations:

‘Ceiling Rose’, Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, Lake District, 2017.rose1

‘Rose Hips’, Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan, 2016.rose2

‘Into the Rose’, Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan, 2016.rose3

‘Rose in Bloom’, Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan, 2016.rose4

‘By’ & ‘At’ the bank – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bank.

In this weeks challenge Dutch goes the Photo! asks:

I thought it might be time to go with the flow and walk along the Bank. This week’s theme gives me enough confidence to bank on a wonderful set of creative responses from all of you fantastic contributors!

Yes, you guessed it! This is another theme that can take into numerous directions, all of which should be a lot of fun to explore. I look forward to reading all of your approaches!

So here are two photos from my archives with the theme of ‘bank’.

The first a 4 photo stitch taken ‘By the bank’ in Vagthussøen, Copenhagen, 2017.riverbank

And the second,  ‘At the Raiffeisen bank’, in Vienna 2013.bank2

Gentle moment – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Gentle

In this weeks challenge Dutch goes the Photo! asks:

There are many times when a gentle touch works better than a sledgehammer, or when a gentle breeze is welcomed to relieve us from the heat. Accept this challenge and unleash your gentle current of creative flux to come up with some apt images and posts! I am curious to see what you will create this week!

So I am currently working on a set of pictures from a visit to Dartmoor in June last year – this is a 3 photo stitch of the most graceful stream, flowing under a simple bridge, in a gentle land, near Scorhill stone circle.  Dartmoor is not an area I usually think of as “gentle”, but on this day, at this time, and in this place it was.

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Carn Galver – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tranquil

In this weeks challenge Dutch goes the Photo! asks:

Amidst the hubbub of the holiday season (or is it the shopping season?), all of might wish for a moment of quietude; to find peace in the maelstrom of deadlines, demands and expectations is precious any time of year, and, possibly, even more sought after this time of year.  With that in mind, I thought it might be nice to have this week’s theme be Tranquil!

Take a moment to breathe deep, maybe meditate and center yourself; let your creative mind’s eye guide you to express the Tranquil state.  Hopefully, you are there, or it’s what you look to achieve.  Have fun, relax and enjoy this week’s challenge!

So here is a 3 photo stitch taken when we went to Cornwall in September 2018, of Carn Galver engine house, at sunset, a lovely tranquil moment, from an as yet unedited series of photos.

Carn Galver

Drumtroddan Stone Row – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Go Big!

In this weeks challenge Dutch goes the Photo! asks:

Unleash your creative minds, lenses and pens, and share what Go Big! might mean to you.  As always, you have license to take the theme into any direction of your choosing, so have fun with this theme!

I also chose something from antiquity, so here are two pictures at Drumtroddan Stone Row.

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Disclaimer – In no way do the words Go Big or Antiquity relate to my lovely wife Karen!

 

Lift – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Lift

In this weeks challenge Dutch goes the Photo! asks:

After we cleared the heady scenes from the past week, which were great fun and very creative, it’s time to let our spirits rise.  With that in mind, I think that we take this week’s challenge with the theme of Lift!  As you’ve learned to expect, this is another theme that you can take into multiple directions, so let your imagination run wild and submit that, which tickles your fancy!

However for once I have chosen to be literal, so here is a picture of a lift in Carlisle castle.

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And some lifting gear at New Abbey Mill.

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Zeus at the cave – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Toys

In this weeks challenge Dutch goes the Photo! asks:

For this week’s challenge, share some of your favorite toys, whether they are found in everyday objects or true expressions of a creative mind.  I’m looking forward to seeing what you may share in these images!

So here is a picture of Zeus at a cave – for those of you who want to know the Cave is St. Ninian’s cave in Dumfries and Galloway, a photo taken on our recent trip to scotland.

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The toy, I have fond memories of Playmobil figures even though I had few.  One of the benefits of having a classicist as a wife is we get to buy these. One of the benefits of us both being big kids is that we may occasionally buy others!

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Turning Circles into Rows – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Row

In this weeks challenge Dutch goes the Photo! asks that:

This week’s theme of Row has a number of possibilities, as it can denote a line of people or items, a street, propelling a boat with oar(s), a quarrel, and I’m sure there are others that haven’t come to my mind yet.

Open your creative minds to row through the waters of ideas!  I’m excited to see what fantastic posts you’ll generate in response to this week’s theme!

So here is a picture of Mitchell’s fold stone circle – transformed into a panoramic row, a 10 photo stitch. [As always the pic below is linked to a larger image].

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And the Rows transformed into columns [for ease of viewing :)].

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