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Wild lines – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #80: Leading Lines

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

This week, our challenge will explore a key compositional element, Leading Lines.

‘Wild lines’, Brecon beacons, 2019.
Wild lines

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

– Dylan Thomas

Ken

 

Once stood armies – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #79: A Window With A View

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

This week, we invite you to explore “A Window With A View”. Share with us photos you’ve captured through windows.

‘Once stood armies’, Threave castle, Dumfries and Galoway, 2018.
Once stood armies

Ken

 

St. Ives – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #78 – Special Spot Shots

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

Now we are looking forward to seeing Your very special spot shots – maybe a room in your home, a garden, a mountain, a city, an exhibition, a lovely café…a place that is special to you!

Well it was always going to be a shot of somewhere in Wales or Cornwall, Cornwall wins by the merit that it is not home.  So a shot of St. Ives and my wife.  To be accurate anywhere with my wife is a ‘special place’ 🙂

‘St. Ives’, 2019.
St. Ives
Ken

 

Cube, Sphere, Pyramid – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #74 – Abstract

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

This week we invite you to break the rules and go beyond the traditional realistic image of an object, scene, or element. For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74, we are going “Abstract.”

Well I thought I would use a photo of some of the marvellous sculptures of artist David Nash, please do go and see any exhibition of his work if you get the chance. And do go and hunt out his artwork and sculptures if this is the first time you are hearing about him – David Nash.

These simple burnt wooden objects really spoke to me, maybe nature in its abstract form, and so for this challenge, and after a little photoshop jiggery pokery, the abstract taken, abstracted from its original abstract context, but possibly made less abstract by my meddling and layering of some contextualising textures.

‘Cube, Sphere, Pyramid’, David Nash Exhibition Cardiff, 2019.
Cube, Sphere, Pyramid.

Ken

 

Even when it is cold – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #73 – Cold

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

We look forward to seeing your interpretation of “cold”. It could be snow and ice, or a frosty window pane, or even your favourite flavor of ice cream!

Well since you mention it – even the cold and wet doesn’t put us off our holiday ice cream!  2014 so I cannot remember what the flavours where – though the record will be somewhere on my facebook page!  Anyway all Ice cream is our favourite!

‘Even when it is cold’, Windermere, 2014.
LA73

Ken

 

Jump – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #72 – Waiting

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

This week, we invite you to explore waiting. Share with us photos and stories of your or other people’s waiting experience–waiting for holidays, vacation, travels, or a photographic moment.

Well I have been ‘waiting’ for the perfect challenge to use this photo, and finally I think it has come along.

Some young swimmers were doing back-flips off Smeatons pier in St. Ives, each waiting their turn, and waiting for the right moment.  In turn I was watching and waiting for the perfect moment to take the shot.

‘Jump’, St. Ives, 2019.
Jump

Ken

Double treats – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #69 – Seeing Double

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

Double trouble, double-time, two’s company, take two …. the world is filled with references to twosomes. This week, let’s double our pleasure and focus on things that come in twos.

So another in the ‘wife holds ice cream’ series, just to make sure you all know, one of these ice creams is destined for me, can you guess which one is mine?  The clue might be the fact that I have a sizeable moustache and beard.

‘Double treats’, St. Ives, 2019.
Double treats
Ken

Strata – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #68 – Layers

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

This week, we invite you to explore Layers. You can include images of buildings, landscapes, seascapes, clouds, etc.

So my choices when faced with this sort of challenge are, do I find a photograph displaying many layers, maybe accentuated by depth of field, or do I layer a couple of photos up?

So while looking for a photo or photos to use, I saw a photo of some cliffs, which in turn reminded me to go and look through some photos I had taken last year.  I think this fits the bill nicely , look at all those stratigraphic layers, only accentuated by the rolling in of the sea mist adding yet another depth layer to this shot.

‘Strata’, Nash point, 2018.
Strata

Ken

Smiles & shakes – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #67 – Candid

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

Taking photos of people or animals when they have no idea that you’re doing it is called candid photography. One of the beautiful things with photography is being able to catch someone in the act. It adds natural life to your pictures. Even if my choices here are mostly in B&W, of course feel free to use what you find most suitable for your shots!

So, this week I thought we would go for candid photos of people or animals – Have fun with the challenge, and we are looking forward to seeing your candid finds!

This sort of challenge is hard for me, I rarely ask people if I can photograph them, friends are usually aware I have my camera with me, and so even if at times they are unaware that I am taking the shot, is this true candid photography.

Sometimes I find I have taken a Candid photo quite by accident, and where the figure is identifiable I am left with the quandary of  what to do with the photo, can I use it, as I did not subsequently ask their permission to use it.  Animals are eaisier they nearly always give their meow or woof of consent.

Anyway here is a photo from a recent trip to St. Ives when I walked around with Focus set manually to a few feet and snapped away, in search of interesting street scenes.

‘Smiles & shakes’, St. Ives, 2019.
Smiles and shakes

Ken