Tag Archives: Men an Tol

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:


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



Shush! Shadows. – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Hands, Feet or Paws

This week Cee challenges us with the topic ‘Hands, Feet or Paws‘.

‘Shush’, 2019.CBWCPaw

‘Shadows’, Men-an-tol, 2016.CBWCPaw2

And just to complete the set – one I have used before.

‘Mandals’, Portreath, 2015.CBWCPaw3



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


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].


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.


A shot of the magical Men-an-tol.


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


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]



Karen at the stones – WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL TO YOU

Normally upon seeing this weeks B&W photo challenge title from Cee, that of “WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL TO YOU“, I would have been rushing off to find photos, of Megaliths, Flowers or beautiful landscapes.  Indeed I thought of posting some of those things.

However those of you who know me well, and/or are friends on Facebook will know that this week my wife Karen has been in hospital with appendicitis.  So I thought I would post one of my favourite photos of her, and indeed a photo she herself is happy with, which is no small feat.

This was taken on our first digital camera, a DiMAGE Z3 in 2009 at Men-an-tol in Cornwall.

So ‘What is beautiful to’ me – Life, friendship, companionship and love.

To see other entrants to this competition visit Cee’s page here.

Developing fluid!

Thank you Cee for choosing me as one of your featured bloggers this week.

Here are those other lucky featured souls.

101 ways of not being able to post.

Well its been a long time since my last blog post, and before that they had also been getting quite sporadic.  The main reason was that I was awaiting a new computer and thus had been limiting my photo editing until the new one arrived.  Well the new one arrived, I dived into some editing, but then it promptly developed a fault two weeks later, having to be sent back to be fixed.  The good news is that it will be back with me early next week, just in time for some holidays and therefore no time to edit, but plenty of time to add more photos to the backlog!

I’m nearly a year behind with my editing eek!  But fun times to be had ahead, and I have been doing a lot of reading both about post processing and photographic technique, so expect a few blogs about that, and hopefully some new gear on the horizon.

Well given this is a photographic blog I better add a photo from the last series of edits, so here is a photo from last years trip to Cornwall in October.