Tag Archives: Friday Foto Fun

Keys to a lost library – Friday Foto Fun: Libraries

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we have been asked:

Please share something about your local library or one you’ve visited?
Whether through your lens or by creative writing …
Post a photo or get creative … we all write so libraries are places we should know!

I had no idea what to use for this challenge, even though I work in a library!  However as I was tidying some things today, I found some keys, they used to open the doors to a library that is no longer there, happily in this case it was replaced by a new build, but that is not always the way these times.

‘Keys to a lost library’, 2019.Keys to a lost library

Ken

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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

Hurty head! – Friday Foto Fun: serious signs

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we have been asked:

What signs have warned or directed your way?
Please share what significant signs have guided you …
either through your lens or in your own words?
Post a photo or get creative … add some humour!

I knew which photo I wanted to use for this immediately, a photo from some eleven years ago, funny how you retain some memories.  So here is a photo taken by my lovely wife as this was too good a challenge theme not to use it.  To be fair on myself I did not disregard the sign, I had just come from the corridor but had miscalculated hat head gap height coupled with the stair angle, that is my excuse anyway!  I could have easily entitled this one ‘pouty lip’, but instead went with …

‘Hurty head’, Old Beaupre castle, 2008.Hurty head

Ken

Moving and turning – Friday Foto Fun – Entertainment

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we are asked to:

What do you do for entertainment?

Please share your hobbies, past times, etc either through your lens
or in your own words?

Amongst the myriad of other hobbies and pastimes that I have accumulated over the years, and that shape who I am, I am a musician and mainly play upright bass and guitar.  When younger I used to go clubbing and dance the night away, and as time has passed, my musical tastes have widened.  This led me to the world of what many refer to as Bal Folk, mainly French, Breton, and Swedish ‘folk’ music played for dancing.  So here are two photos of one of our yearly events ‘Pentreffest Rudry’, showing people being entertained by music and dance, while I dabbled in one of my other ‘entertainments’, photography.

‘Moving’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.Moving

‘Turning’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.FFEntertainment2

Ken

No longer adrift – Friday Foto Fun – Anchorage

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we are asked to:

This is one you can take literally or figuratively …

What is your anchor when life gets stormy?

Please share your anchorage either through your lens
or in your own words?

So I went with the obvious for my photo choice, it was from the first series of photos that popped into my head to hunt down.  A wider colour version of this from a slightly different angle was used for another post some time ago, but I think I prefer this shot.

‘Out of water’, Copenhagen, 2017.Out of Water

However I could have chosen to be less literal, friendship, music, dancing, and antiquity all keep me anchored, as does photography and this blog for that matter.  But most of all my lovely wife, whom I would be lost without, and who is definitely my anchor when life gets stormy, complicated, and confused, often the voice of reason when I am adrift.

 

Ken

Almost home – Friday Foto Fun – Holidays

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we are asked to:

We all love a good holiday, share one you’ve enjoyed?

Please share your holiday shots either through your lens
or in your own words?

Post a photo or get creative about your dream holiday … try some humour!

So this weekend we had a brief visit to Cornwall, a mini holiday, staying near Kilkhampton, so only just in Cornwall, to  recharge of the batteries.  On the way back we came home the scenic route, so we stopped in Lynmouth, and took a trip on the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, to have lunch in the cafe at the top.  Built in 1888, it remains the world’s highest and the steepest fully water powered railway, and one of three examples left in the world. With 862ft of steep track and an elevation of 500ft, I am sure that some of you may want to work the gradient out from those figures!

‘Going up’, Lynmouth, 2019.FFFHoliday

The next photo is a view across the water from the top.  Oddly if it was not cloudy you would be able to see Wales, and our home as from this spot.  As the crow flies it would be about 30 miles away to where we live, however by road it is another 150 miles and 3 hours away.  So close yet so far!

‘In sight of home’, Lynmouth, 2019.FFFHoliday2

Ken

Portreath: but not as we know it! – Friday Foto Fun – Ocean Views

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we are asked to:

Post a photo or get creative about seaside scenes … try some humour!

This 5 photo stitch immediately came to mind,  we were having a trip to Portreath, a reminder of memories of holidays long gone for my wife, her brother and mother, and we would be meeting one of here cousins there.  It was early in the morning and we expected to find the beach quiet, and that we would be able to take a stroll along the sand.  Instead we found a RNLI sports event going on and had to be content to take our view of the ocean from the cafe!

‘Portreath: but not as we know it!’, Portreath, Cornwall, 2017.FFOcean

Ken

Cat = Sunshine – Friday Foto Fun – Pets

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we are asked to:

Please share your ‘pets’ either through your lens
or in your own words?

So here is a picture of one of our two cats, doing what cats do, attempting to snooze in a spot of sunshine.  Not only do they seek out the sunshine to lie, curl up, and purr, but they also bring sunshine into my heart.

‘Cat = Sunshine’, Brynna, 2016.Petsunshineb

Ken

Circle stone – Friday Foto Fun – Texture

This week Aroused blog’s, Friday Foto Fun Challenge has the topic of Texture.

Please share your version of ‘texture’ either through your lens
or in your own words?

So here is a picture of one of the Tregeseal holed stones on Kendijack common, displaying some texture.

‘Circle stone’ – Kendijack common, Cornwall, 2014.TextureStone

I take quite a few photos of texture the intent being use photos like this to provide texture in photoshop, for example to Fonts to get a letterpress effect among other things.  A portion of the above was used to create the below.Texture

Ken