Tag Archives: K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge

Inside, Outside, Upside down. – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Inside Out/Outside In/Upside Down.

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

choosing to turn everything; Inside out/outside in/upside down for a change.

Well I tried my best to get all three  into this one image,  so here is a photo of an inside, which is within a picture of the outside, it is upside down, and itself within a photo of an inside – pretty meta!

‘Inside, Outside, Upside down’, 2019.
Inside, Outside, Upside down

Ken

From these clouds I gently weep. – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Seraphic; Diaphanous; Immutable!.

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

I tried something different- a three part/possibility prompt:

SERAPHIC

DIAPHANOUS

IMMUTABLE

Now, as with all our challenges, Dale and I typically leave the interpretation and execution up to you the challenge participants. In other words, it’s not necessary to take on all three words unless you are feeling so inclined.

Well I tried my best to get all three words into this one image, I would like to say that was why I was late with the post, but I was just pretty busy this weekend!  So I will leave it to you to decide how I interperated the words, though if you take a look over at K’lee and Dale’s sites you will easily see the comparisons.

‘From these clouds I gently weep’, Sweetheart Abbey, New Abbey, 2018.From these clouds I gently weep

Ken

Fantastic Plastic – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Plastic fantastic.

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

For this week’s K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, I thought I’d go for an alliterative theme with which you can experiment; Plastic fantastic.

Well I am not a big fan of plastic, we use it all to often where there are alternatives, and we all to often wrap things in it that need not be wrapped, and worse still then wrap these wrapped things again! – OK, so old hippy rant over, plastic does have a place and and without it we would not have many of the life changing and saving objects we have access to in the modern world.

But from my humble perspective the noble lego brick has to be one of the most fantastic pieces of plastic ever created!

‘Fantastic Plastic’, 2019.KADPlastic

Ken

A sunny spot – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: For the love of.

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

This week, the reins are in my hands, and on Friday past, I offered up the following:
FOR THE LOVE OF…?

Well better late than never! Cats love sunshine, and I love cats, I will take a photo of any cat if I have my camera with me.  This one was the resident cat at the location where my band recorded our album.  Lazing in the sun I just had to take a photo.

‘A sunny spot’, 2014.KADLove

Ken

Arches – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Unnatural patterns.

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

Unnatural patterns . . . this week I’d like you to find us some that are completely man-made and artificial.

So here is an interesting pattern made by taking this photo, which has interesting patterns on its own:

‘Arch’, Llanthony Priory, 2014.Arch

And then having a bit of a play with it:

‘Sky eye’, Llanthony Priory, 2014.Sky eye

And after a bit more playing:

‘Block’, Llanthony Priory, 2014.Block

Hmm I wonder if I can get that made up into material so I can make myself a waistcoat from it? Or event this one:

‘Offset’, Llanthony Priory, 2014.Offset

Ken

Sacred space and a special cat – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Rebirth and remembrance.

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

Rebirth and remembrance

Well my first photo is of a barrow near the stone circle, the Druids circle near Penmaenmawr.  These places must have been a place of remembrance for the ancient people of this land, and perhaps to a place of rebirth.

‘Long gone?’, Penmaenmawr, 2019.Long gone?

And for my second photo, a picture of our lovely cat Darkle snoozing in the sun, she lived a long life, and is missed and remembered fondly.

‘Darkle’, 2006.DarkleKen

New Growth – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: The beauty of Spring.

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

The beauty of Spring.

So another couple of photos from a recent trip to Dyffryn Gardens on a lovely spring day.

‘Laden’, Dyffryn gardens, 2019.Laden

‘Pom pom’, Dyffryn gardens, 2019.Pom pom

And because this is a Cosmic challenge – a quick composite image.

‘Dyffryn dreams’, Dyffryn gardens, 2019.Dyffryn dreams

Ken

The Magnificent Flying Machine – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: State of the Art: Yesterday, Today, or Why Not Tomorrow?

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

This week, I take on the task of coming up with a fresh new challenge for you to consider. I think I’ve got just the one:  State of the Art: Yesterday, Today, or Why Not Tomorrow?

I am sure that this machine would be considered ‘State of the Art’ in its imagined time frame.

‘The Magnificent Flying Machine’, 2019.The Magnificent Flying Machine

‘Up, up, and away’, 2019.Up, up, and away

I had great fun building this kit, a gift from friends.  It is a paper and card  automaton from http://www.totallyglueless.co.uk, and as the name suggests requires no glue to assemble. You turn the handle the wings flap and the gentleman cycles the machine.

Ken

Dreaming of Summer – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Fun in the sun.

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

choosing the optimistic prompt of Fun in the sun,

A photo from the archives this week, reworked for this challenge.  A summers day out on the Gower in Wales, as even though spring has just arrived I am dreaming of summer days out.

‘Dreaming of Summer’, Gower peninsula, 2014.Dreaming of Summer

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. ” – Walt Whitman

Ken

Reaching toward reflection – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Written in stone.

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

Written in stone, stonework and structures old and new.

My first choice is the Mên Scryfa in Cornwall, if you look closely at the lower half of the photo, you can just make out some of the text on the stone in this picture.  Potentially a prehistoric stone that was later inscribed in the 6th to 8th century, it is amzing to think that this stone can still speak to us.

‘Rialobranus son of Cunovalus’, Mên Scryfa, Cornwall, 2014.KADWritten

And I’m Going to follow this up with the Ruthwell cross that we went to visit last year when we were in Dumfries and Galloway.

‘Reaching skyward’, Ruthwell, 2018.Reaching skyward

And finally another photo taken on our visit to Dumfries and Galloway, this time taken at Anwoth Old Kirk – for those that are interested this was the church yard used in the film ‘The Wickerman’.

‘Reflection’, Anwoth, 2018.Reflection

Ken