Well this week V.J. has challenged us with ‘Green’
Well it is not actually my garden, it is a friends, but it is certainly green, and this abundance of green life is one of the reasons I love gardens. There is something calming about all of that life in those thousands of plants, something humbling, but something to connect to.
‘How does my garden grow’, Crowdecote, 2014.
For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee gives us the topic of ‘Hands’.
Some of you will notice that doing this sort of thing is a theme for my wife and myself, sometimes it is the only way other than visual means to interface with the sculpture or ancient stone, touching may not be allowed, in this case it was, well there was nothing to say not to. And sometimes the casting of the shadow makes us feel we are part of the object, that we were always waiting to become part of its realised form.
This week it is Amy’s turn to challenge us with:
Look forward to seeing and reading your “Hello April” interpretation. It can be a change of seasons in your part of the world or a wrap-up of the previous season or month.
Well what an interesting topic! In the end after much deliberation I have chosen to use a photo from the very end of last April, mainly because I liked it. So now I have to convince you why it fits the brief.
Well March and April are the months we first start venturing out to visit places, and my years snapping begins in earnest again. So this photo represents one of the first places we had a ‘day out’ to visit last year. April might be where the fun begins, spring has begun to spring, and in my part of the world the nights have just got a whole lot lighter with the clocks going forward. Daylight hours are getting noticeably longer, and therefore so to the chance to get out and enjoy ourselves, though the threat of rain is ever present, but when is it not in the UK.
At home it becomes time to maybe get out and do some gardening, ours is nowhere near as big as the one below, though it is still big enough to be a challenge. So I am hoping the photo below can sum up some of the thoughts above.
‘Days out’, Tyntesfield, 2018.
This week Jenn at ‘Traveling at Wits End’ challenges us to:
This week is one of those odd-ball challenges: Photograph Something that Doesn’t Belong. I think I’m tapping back into my childhood and remembering a bit from the children’s show Sesame Street where they show a series of objects and challenges the children to find the thing that doesn’t belong. I can even hear the song in my head “One of this things doesn’t belong…”
Well what an interesting challenge, Jenn said she did not want to give us an easy time, no keyword searching through our archives, but rather a new photo, or looking at our archives with new eyes.
So I duly started looking through my archives for something out of place. Well the first few things I saw were out of place in the archives, but taken as stand alone items would not look out of place to you at all. I suppose I could have uploaded the photos to either side to illustrate maybe. So back to looking.
Then I found a few things that were sort of out of place but actually entirely natural. For example fungus on a tree, not out of place from our perspective as that is where we might expect to find it, but what does the tree think about it?
Then I saw this photo, to the observer perhaps nothing is out of place, but to one of our cats, the white statute of a cat was definitely out of place in his garden. I had previously edited this photo, but took a look again for this challenge. I would like to be able to say that the weeds are out of place, but more often than not they are in place.
And there I was all set to leave it at that one photo, but I occasionally like a browse through the archives, and only a little further on was this one. A red painted circle on a stone in the middle of a wood. Out of place to the observer, but in place I suspect to the person who left it there.
Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category. We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them. If you have any of those type of photos, this challenge is for you.
So here is another Oddball taken for who knows what purpose.
Well its been quite a while since I had chance to post any photos, or even work on them for that matter. What with work and preparing the artwork for the Kantref CD all my time seems to disappear. Anyway today is a lazy day off work, we were out gigging last night and I didn’t get home until after four in the morning, and took the opportunity to sneak out in the garden and take some shots. So here is my favorite from this morning.