This week Amy challenges us with:
Our photo challenge for this week is landscapes. As I was going through hundreds of my archived landscape photos, they brought back many fond memories.
Well it is fair to say that the majority of my photos probably fit into the theme of Landscapes, so where to start looking?
It snowed this week, and we went for a walk up towards the ridge-way. So here is a panoramic landscape, . A recently formed memory.
‘Dusted’, Brynna, S.Wales, 2019.
A photo from our visit to Dartmoor in June last year, a memory from the not to distant past.
‘Grey Wethers Landscape’, Grey Wethers Stone Circle, Dartmoor, 2018.
And finally a memory fading to the past, a view over Monmouth from the Kymin.
‘Kymin view’, The Kymin, Monmouthshire, 2014.
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.
For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, or GPlus here are some photos taken on the 2nd day of our holiday in Scotland this year.
Day 2 – New Abbey, John Paul Jones, Powillimount, & Brow well [61 Photos]
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].
And the Rows transformed into columns [for ease of viewing :)].
For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, or GPlus here are some photos taken when we visited Nash point on the evening of the 3rd August. I am not sure why we have never visited here before.
An evening visit to Nash Point – August 2018 [18 photos]
This weeks Challenge asks us:
“What about you: what is guaranteed to distract you? What is your “Ooh, shiny!”?”
So I would have to say, Landscapes or Ancient sites are probably my “Ooh, shiny!” that guarantees a moment of, “hold on, I just need to take another photo.”
So here is a shot taken earlier in the year at Tintagel, Cornwall.
For those of you who do not follow me on Facebook or G+ here are some links to the two albums I have recently been working on.
Cornwall July 2016 – 213 photos
Finch Foundry – 15 photos
This weeks challenge is to provide a photo that evokes solitude.
Here is a photo taken last year of the Mên Scryfa in Cornwall, a stone alone, stood in its own field. To look at it in isolation you would find it in its place of solitude, however widen your vision and its place within the prehistoric landscape becomes apparent.
We can all be alone, seek our places of solitude, and retreat, yet we are all connected. Just as the ancients might have envisaged a network of power stretching between these places, so to in these times we need to remember that although we can feel that we stand in solitude, our networks physical and virtual are greater than they once were. Our combined thought can achieve great things.
For this weeks WPC we were asked to: share a photo of a landscape: a wide establishing shot of a scene in nature or an urban setting.
So here is a panorama landscape taken last weekend at the Long Man of Wilmington.
Well I have been a bit busy lately, busy at work, busy at the weekends, so here is an image that makes me feel nice and calm.
This photo belongs to a series I took when the band played at Bakewell day of dance. The rest of the photos can be viewed at the – Bakewell day of dance album.