Tag Archives: One Word Sunday

They always look like they are smiling – One word Sunday Challenge: Pareidolia.

This week Debbie  challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own pareidolia post. I’m hoping that “the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern” will give us all inspiration to hunting down or create an image this week. Let’s have fun!

What a fabulous word challenge for this week!

‘They always look like they are smiling’, St. Ives, 2018.
They always look like they are smiling

Ken

Break down the barriers! – One word Sunday Challenge: Communication.

This week Debbie  challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own communication post.

Well I have already used a picture from this series for this weeks Lens-Artists post – and the text I post below will be almost the same, however rather than roll them into one post, this week I thought I would rather keep them separate.

So. . .

Here is to hoping that the streams of our inspiration continue to bring our virtual community together in these troubled times, and to remind us of that which is common,  that which we share, and what we can continue to do for one another.  To keep open our lines of communication, and to bridge the differences, to see this not as that which separate us, but as the the flow that brings us a varied life, and through communication build community.

Below are a stream and road on Dartmoor, water and stone, the ancient arteries of communication, now we have electricity and radio waves, ones and zeros, at this moment more than ever let us remember to communicate.

‘Break down the barriers!’, Dartmoor, 2018.
Break down the barriers!

Ken

Cone or tub? – One word Sunday Challenge: Speciality.

This week Debbie  challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own speciality post.

Hmm, wondering if I can get away with this ‘speciality’ post. . . it is certainly a speciality of ours to hunt down ice cream while taking a break, and we certainly attempt to find speciality flavours where ever possible, favourites having been ‘Irn Bru’, ‘Newcastle Brown ale’, & ‘Christmas pudding’, to be fair, can you have a bad ice cream?

Now that sign in the background would certainly be a ‘Speciality’ ice cream!

‘Cone or tub’, Morwellham quay, 2019.
Cone or tub

Ken

Underway – One word Sunday Challenge: Restoration.

This week Debbie  challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own restoration post.

Here is a shot of the restoration of Castle Drogo underway in 2015, the National trust do exceptional work in keeping heritage safe, alive and accessible.

‘Underways’, Castle Drogo, 2015.
Underway

Ken

Primitive? – One word Sunday Challenge: Culture.

This week Debbie  challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own culture post, interpreting its various meanings as you wish.

I will let your own minds wander as to what I may or may not be saying by using such a value laden title!

‘Primitive?’, Eden Project, 2017.
Primitive?

Ken

Fantasy – One word Sunday Challenge: Symmetry, & Which Way photo challenge – January 31 2020.

This week Debbie  challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own symmetry post.

And each Friday San 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.

I always enjoy taking pictures and turning them into symmetrical images, those with trees I find, always take on the ethereal, a touch of the fantasy realms. Perhaps by mirroring the image we are allowed in some way a brief glimpse into those worlds that lie just beyond our sight!

Once I have mirrored them I usually treat them just like any other photo, lightening, darkening, filtering, and general tinkering with different portions, and thus the result is always, not quite symmetrical, in an attempt to fool the eye.

‘Fantasy’, Brynna, 2015.
Fantasy

Ken

Stone – One word Sunday Challenge: Curve.

This week Debbie  challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own curve post.

‘Stone’, Grey wethers stone circle, Dartmoor, 2018.
Stone

“There is something particularly special and personal about the circle and how its curves comfortably rule every aspect of our lives.”
― Kat Lahr, Parallelism Of Cyclicality

Ken