Tag Archives: Monochrome

River run – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Vanishing Point

This week Cee challenges us with the topic ‘Vanishing Point’.

A photo of the River Nith in Dumfries and Galloway curving away, and vanishing into the distance.

‘River run’, Glencaple, 2018.River run

Ken

 

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Dupath door – Thursday Doors: April 18, 2019

Each week Norm asks that we post images of Doors.  So for this week I have chosen a photo of a door I took last year on a visit to Dartmoor, at Dupath well.

‘Dupath door’, Dupath well, 2018.ND180419

And just so you have a little context to the image.

‘Dupath well’, 2018.Dupath well

Ken

 

Holiday tree – Sunday Trees – 385

For this Sunday’s trees challenge from Becca I thought I would use this tree.  It is the tree that stands outside ‘Coast B&B’ in Cornwall, which is where we stay when we visit.  When we draw back the curtains in the morning this tree, along with the view over Carbis bay are the first things seen, and as generally we will be there over a weekend, it therefore means that when on holiday this is quite often a ‘Sunday tree’.

‘Holiday tree’, Carbis bay, 2012.Holiday tree

Ken

Reading – Kammie’s Oddball Challenge – March 28, 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.

While I do not rate this as an oddball from the perspective that I have taken it, it is after all a sculpture that I quite liked the look of.  I think it can qualify as an oddball due to the subject matter – Person sat reading on top of an oxen, is it comfy? Does it stay still? Perhaps they are reading a map and are lost!

‘Reading’, Dyffryn Gardens, 2019.Reading

Ken

Speedy and water power – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Wheels

This week Cee challenges us with the topic ‘Wheels’.

Well I thought I better go with the obvious for the first shot, some wheels on a car, all be it a very diminutive vehicle.

‘Speedy’, 2019.Speedy

And secondly a lovely water wheel from New Abbey corn mill.

‘Water power’, New Abbey corn mill, 2018.Water power

Ken

 

Meg’s smile – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Looks Like a Face

This week Cee challenges us with the topic ‘Looks Like a Face’.

I always think that this profile of Long Meg looks like a face, in fact I think she would be rather at home in an episode of the Simpsons!

‘Meg’s smile’, Long Meg and her daughters, Cumbria, 2017.Meg's smile

Ken

 

Stones, stripes and happiness – Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #37: History

This week Patti challenges us with:

For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #37, we invite you to capture history.

History can be personal or public. It can last for a moment, a decade, or a century. It is local, national, or international. It can be a monument, a relic, a person, a place, or a memento. It’s totally open to your interpretation.

Well where to start, and how to limit my response!  When we are away visiting places they are generally ancient or historic sites – we are keen consumers of the heritage industry, though we do not limit ourselves to those places that are handed to us on a plate.

Therefore my first choice will be unsurprisingly, one of the many stone circles we have visited, under the category of ‘Ancient history’.  This is Glenquicken, in Dumfries and Galloway, where we visited last year.  While not the hardest to find, it certainly was not the easiest to reach, and if it had not been for the dry summer we would not have been able to reach it.

‘Stone histories’, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.LAPCHistory

Given I have been scanning a number of old photos recently, and some of you will have seen my posts about them, my second choice will be from the category of ‘Family history’.  This photo is probably of my paternal grandmothers father, I will have to find out.  He definitely served in India, in fact I was told he had been everywhere apart from Germany!  He was a Sergeant, becoming a colour Sergeant eventually, the initials in the top left are JAH, but I am a little less sure of those on the bottom right, so I will hunt down his name and find out!

‘Uniform histories’.LAPCHistory2

And finally under the heading of ‘Personal history’ a photograph of my wife on what was our first visit to Castlerigg stone circle, when we were on honeymoon.

‘Happy histories’, Castlerigg stone circle, Cumbria, 2011.Flying over Keswick

Ken