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The wheels that drive the hammer – Tuesday Photo Challenge: Wheel.

Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Wheel’:

After a great week of Technology, I thought it would be fun to switch to some early technology that has affected humanity’s advancement over the ages; so this week, the theme is Wheel! Of course, the Wheel comes in all shapes and sizes, and it can be a noun or a verb. I think that this might give all of you some room for exploration and creative expression, to which I very much look forward!!
So let’s wheel around and have a blast with this theme!

So I ended up using different photos to those I set out to find!  The following photos were taken at Finch foundry, the last working water-powered forge in England.  Actually these could also have been used for the previous two weeks challenges!  The first photo is of the water wheel.

‘Water power’, Finch foundry, Dartmoor, 2016.Water power

The second photo is inside the foundry directly behind the water wheel.

‘Wheels and belts’, Finch foundry, Dartmoor, 2016.Wheels and belts

The next photo is a small detail I noticed when editing the above photo, a small amount of water running in from the outside.

‘A small leak’, Finch foundry, Dartmoor, 2016.A small leak

And finally what do all these wheels do, well some of them drive this:

‘The big hammer’, Finch foundry, Dartmoor, 2016.Big hammer

Ken

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Townend out of the shadows – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Shadows

Cee asked:

“This week the topic is Shadows.  Let’s see what is hiding within the shadows.  Shadows in black and white can be so dramatic.  I’m looking forward to what you all decide to post.  I just want you to have some fun with your photography.”

So I am just embarking on editing the photos from our trip to the Lake District in May this year, and yes I admit I took rather a few photos, so I thought I would take a look through them to see what I could come up with for this challenge.

I found a few that would have worked, items in shadow, or the play of dappled sunlight on ancient stones or water.  However I rather liked this one, a shot of the national trust property ‘Townend’ at Troutbeck.  Shot from out of the shadows, so I’ve not really shown you what was in the shadows, as that was me, but the shot still had enough shadow in it for me to think it fit the bill.

Its a 4 photo stitch shown below in a much reduced size – but still around 1000×3000 if you click on it.

Townend

 

 

Lilly – Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure.

This weeks Challenge asks us that:

“Today, take a moment to notice the structure of everyday things around you. Note the lines, freckles, and tiny hairs on your arm, and imagine the biological blueprint that created them. See the bricks of a building, and realize that they were individually placed there by another person. Then, share with us a photo of the structure of something wonderful. We’re eager to see details through your lens.”

So I could have used one of the many architectural shots I have awaiting processing, but instead I chose to use this picture of a Lilly.  Showing the structure of its petals and the graceful thrust of its stamen.  The photo was taken within the structure of Keld chapel a lovely little C16th chapel in the Lake district.

Lilly

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.

John Ruskin

Stokesay – Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner.

This weeks Challenge asks us:

“What kinds of images and emotions do corners evoke in you? In this week’s challenge, share a photo that plays on any of the word’s many meanings. Show your favorite street corner, or a cozy nook in your home where you feel truly at peace. Focus on a person or place that’s recently gone through a transformation — “turned a corner,” as we often say. Or stick to geometry and highlight the angularity of a favorite landscape or object.”

And so predictably I have opted to stick with the angularity of a favorite landscape or object.

So here is a 4 image stitch taken in April of Stokesay Castle.

Stokesay