Tag Archives: Men an Tol

Happy way – Which Way Challenge: September 27th, 2019

Each Friday Sam  challenges us with the following:

The Which Way photo challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on. You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible. Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs. There’s no topic to this challenge. All you need have is the “way” visible and the main focus of your photo.

Walking this way always makes me happy, as it means we are in Cornwall, and more importantly West Penwith, and going to the Men-an-Tol.

‘Happy way’, West Penwith, 2019.
Happy way

Ken

 

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Ignored beauty – Friendly Friday Photography Challenge – Ignored

This Friday we are challenged with:

For this week’s Friendly Friday photo challenge, let’s hero something that has been ignored, overlooked, discarded.

This farm has steadily been falling into disrepair over the years that I have been visiting the Men-an-tol in Cornwall, to me it is a gem of a building, and it is sad to see it abandoned.

‘Ignored beauty’, near the Men-an-tol, Cornwall, 2019.Ignored beauty

Ken

Giraffe – Friendly Friday: Shadows

This Friday, ‘The Snow Melts Somewhere’ and ‘Something to Ponder About’ have challenged us with:

The prompt for this Friday is:

Shadows

Well I wish I had a picture of Hank Marvin for this challenge, but failing that another shot of what we get up to when we visit ancient stone circles.

‘Giraffe’, Men-an-tol, West Penwith, 2016.FFShadow

Ken

Circled in stone – One word Sunday Challenge – Circle

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own circle post.

Well so many circles to choose from, but in the end, well I suppose from me you have to expect this.  The photo is of the Men-an-tol, I probably do not need to explain why I have chosen to use these ancient stones to represent ‘circle’.

‘Holed stone’, Men-an-tol, Cornwall, 2014.Circled in stone

Ken

River and stones – Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Revisited

For this weeks challenge Amanda asks:

This week on Friendly Friday, I am asking you to Re-visit your memories, places and experiences.

The prompt ‘Re-visiting’ might mean something entirely different. It might simply mean a return to a place, but in another time. A ‘before’ and ‘after’ photo, of a project, from start to finish, or a time warp showing changes from one decade to another. Such as revisiting the changes from baby to child or child to adult. It might even be a place you wish to re-visit one day.

The first photo is a place I have used a couple of times times this year for challenges, and I hope we will get to revisit there.

‘Walk beside the Nith’, Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.RevisitNith

And the second is a place we almost always revisit when we go to Cornwall, at least once a year if we can.

‘At the Men-an-tol’, West Penwith, Cornwall, 2018.RevisitMT

And both photos were revisited for the purposes of this challenge, in memory, and in reworking them.

Cornwall – September 2018 [Day 1 – Eden Project. Day 2 – Rainy Porthleven. Day 3 – Chysauster, Merry Maidens, Sennen cove, Carn Galver, Lanyon Quoit at Full moon. Day 4 – Morning view, Helston Folk Museum, The Lizard, Men-an-Tol, St. Ives evening and night].

For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, here are some photos taken in September 2018 when we visited Cornwall.

Day 1 – Eden Project. Day 2 – Rainy Porthleven. Day 3 – Chysauster, Merry Maidens, Sennen cove, Carn Galver, Lanyon Quoit at Full moon. Day 4 – Morning view, Helston Folk Museum, The Lizard, Men-an-Tol, St. Ives evening and night [152 Photos].

Cornwall – FRIENDLY FRIDAY PHOTO CHALLENGE – Inspiration.

This week The ‘Friendly Friday Photo Challenge‘ asks us:

I’d love to see (and hear) your tips for staying creative. What do you do when you lose your mojo, how do you get it back? What inspires you to blog, make photos, write stories, paint? Tell your story with a photo.

Those of you who follow my blog will know there are a lot of photos of Cornwall.  It is not simply that we like holidaying in Cornwall, it is an inspirational place, and our batteries recharge while we are there.

For WordPress Challenges where possible I always like to use photos from the current set I am working on – the inner challenge – not always possible, but in this case I do happen to be editing a set of pictures from our trip to Cornwall in September.  So here are a couple for you.

A 3 photo stitch of the Lizard.

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A shot of the magical Men-an-tol.

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And a 4 photo stitch of Porthgwidden beach at dusk in St. Ives.

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Cornwall September 2017

For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, or GPlus here are the photos that I have been working on over the last week or so, taken on our trip last year to Cornwall.  Or for those that are and just want to see them again, a link to all 285 photos in one bite sized place.

Cornwall September 2017 [285 photos]