Tag Archives: Monochromatic

Off and on, up and down – #ThursdayDoors: September 5th, 2019

Each week Norm asks that we post images of Doors.

They have seen better days, but I particularly liked them.

“Off and on, up and down”, St Buryan, 2019.Off and on, up and down



Serene Meg – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #52 – Serenity

This week we are challenged us with:

Personally I find nature and its scenery of all kinds helps me to achieve serenity in this crazy world. What about you? What is it that helps you to find serenity in the face of growing chaos?

I find serene moments in many places, and while undertaking many pursuits, I guess in that respect I am lucky.  The flip-side of this though is a sometimes chaotic mind, given to dwelling on things.

serenity – the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.

I find myself in this state when walking in nature, visiting ancient sites, when I am sewing or cooking, at times when taking and editing photos, when meditating, playing or composing music, or just after solving that niggling problem.  In essence when I slow down, take stock, realise how blessed I am.

Below is a place that always makes me feel this way, a place where time slows for me, where I feel warm and loved, and for a brief moment I sometimes think I can understand what it all means!

‘Serene Meg’, Long Meg and her daughters, Cumbria, 2017.Serene Meg


One man and his dog – Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: June 20, 2019

Each week Kammie challenges us to post an oddball photo:

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.  We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.

‘One man and his dog’, 2019.One man and his dog



Eden, Curves, Lines, Angles. – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lines and Angles

A week ago today we were on holiday in Cornwall, and just about to embark on our first visit to the Eden project, surprising that we have never been given the amount of times we visit Cornwall.

Anyway we had a fabulous time, and I think this 5 photo stitch, fits the bill nicely for Cee’s brief of Lines and Angles.

Eden1Click for larger image

Almost candid photographer – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Candid

This week Cee asked:

“This week the topic is Candid Shots(human or animal). I want to see photographs  unposed people, family, friends, pets, animals in the wild.   I’m looking forward to what you all decide to post. ”

So here is an ‘almost’ Candid shot of Karen at Birkrigg stone circle in the Lake district, almost because I know she was aware I was taking shots around her.



Sticky – Weekly Photo Challenge – Monochromatic

This weeks WordPress photo challenge is that of ‘Monochromatic’, I think this fits the bill nicely.

It is a picture of a Stick insect that was living on a large plant at ‘Glendurgan’ gardens Cornwall, we were only alerted to its presence by the sign nearby, which asked, can you find the family of stick insects. Apparently they have been residents of the garden for a long while.Sticky

You can find other entrants for this competition here.