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Acres of sky – Friday Fun: Clouds

For this weeks Friday Fun we have been asked:

Please share a few of your ‘cloud’ photos, poetry or stories?
Whether through your lens or with creative writing … go where the prompt leads!
Post a photo or get creative
… skies the limit, be sublime, fluffy or grey … please share that!

Well no food to tantalise you or make your stomach grumble this week.  I love a good cloudy sky in my photos, so here is one from last year while we were on holiday in Dumfries and Galloway, the skies were just amazing the entire time we were there!  So a 4 photo panoramic stitch for you this week.

‘Acres of sky’, Glenquicken stone circle, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.Acres of sky

Ken

Stones, stripes and happiness – Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #37: History

This week Patti challenges us with:

For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #37, we invite you to capture history.

History can be personal or public. It can last for a moment, a decade, or a century. It is local, national, or international. It can be a monument, a relic, a person, a place, or a memento. It’s totally open to your interpretation.

Well where to start, and how to limit my response!  When we are away visiting places they are generally ancient or historic sites – we are keen consumers of the heritage industry, though we do not limit ourselves to those places that are handed to us on a plate.

Therefore my first choice will be unsurprisingly, one of the many stone circles we have visited, under the category of ‘Ancient history’.  This is Glenquicken, in Dumfries and Galloway, where we visited last year.  While not the hardest to find, it certainly was not the easiest to reach, and if it had not been for the dry summer we would not have been able to reach it.

‘Stone histories’, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.LAPCHistory

Given I have been scanning a number of old photos recently, and some of you will have seen my posts about them, my second choice will be from the category of ‘Family history’.  This photo is probably of my paternal grandmothers father, I will have to find out.  He definitely served in India, in fact I was told he had been everywhere apart from Germany!  He was a Sergeant, becoming a colour Sergeant eventually, the initials in the top left are JAH, but I am a little less sure of those on the bottom right, so I will hunt down his name and find out!

‘Uniform histories’.LAPCHistory2

And finally under the heading of ‘Personal history’ a photograph of my wife on what was our first visit to Castlerigg stone circle, when we were on honeymoon.

‘Happy histories’, Castlerigg stone circle, Cumbria, 2011.Flying over Keswick

Ken

Hardly moving contrasts – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Move the clouds, a heavenly perspective.

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

MOVE THE CLOUDS, A HEAVENLY PERSPECTIVE

Right. So the secret here is… well, there actually are no secrets and no particular way you’re suppose to define this or any of our challenges. We, Dale and I, prefer you define it and them in any way you choose.

So here are my offerings, last year we took a holiday in Dumfries and Galoway, and the skies were sublime.  Upon editing the photos I hardly had to move the clouds to get nice contrasts in the skies.  However they can be pushed quite a bit.

‘Field with hay-bales’, Glenquicken stone circle, 2018.Cosmic skys 1

‘Once more along the Nith’, Glencaple, 2018.Cosmic skys 2

Ken

Visit to Dumfries and Galloway – July 2018 [Day 3 – Cairnholy, Carsluith, Glenquicken, Kirkcudbright, Twelve Apostles, Glencaple]

For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, or GPlus here are some photos taken on the 3rd day of our holiday in Scotland this year.

Day 3 – Cairnholy, Carsluith, Glenquicken, Kirkcudbright, Twelve Apostles, Glencaple [88 Photos]