Tag Archives: Pentreffest

Energy – One word Sunday Challenge: Relax

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

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

A lot of my persuits outside work are quite energetic, however they still serve to relax me.

‘Energy’, Pentrefesst Rudry, 2015.Relax

Ken

Sunset sounds – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #44 – Harmony

This week Tina challenges us with:

This is your opportunity to share your favorite harmonies. Give us your best yoga pose, or your favorite musician at work, or perhaps a happy couple arm in arm – whatever floats your boat (especially if it’s on a warm yellow/orange sunset or a cool blue sunrise 😊).

Well my first photo is of the band Shillelagh playing at Pentreffest Rudry, beautiful musical harmonies, dancers in harmony with the music, and a distinct harmonising palette on stage.

‘Beautiful harmonies’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.Beautiful harmonies

And because it does ‘float my boat’, and Tina asked fo it, a ‘warm yellow/orange’ sunset, from last years trip to Dumfries and Galloway.

‘Golden Nith’, Glencaple, 2018.Golden Nith

Ken

Moving and turning – Friday Foto Fun – Entertainment

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we are asked to:

What do you do for entertainment?

Please share your hobbies, past times, etc either through your lens
or in your own words?

Amongst the myriad of other hobbies and pastimes that I have accumulated over the years, and that shape who I am, I am a musician and mainly play upright bass and guitar.  When younger I used to go clubbing and dance the night away, and as time has passed, my musical tastes have widened.  This led me to the world of what many refer to as Bal Folk, mainly French, Breton, and Swedish ‘folk’ music played for dancing.  So here are two photos of one of our yearly events ‘Pentreffest Rudry’, showing people being entertained by music and dance, while I dabbled in one of my other ‘entertainments’, photography.

‘Moving’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.Moving

‘Turning’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.FFEntertainment2

Ken

Stone gathering – Weekly Photo Challenge – Gatherings

This week Jenn at ‘Traveling at Wits End’ asks:

This week, the challenge is to go out and…

Photograph Gatherings

Well it is fair to say I am not a keen fan of large gatherings, a few friends at most, around a table, sharing fine food and conversation, although some of the dances we go to to are a different matter all together, and these are also fine.  In general I just do not like crowds,  most of you who follow my blog will notice a lot of my photos are of wide open spaces, away from the crowds, and away from other people, lost in the wilds, or at least as wild as the UK has to offer.

The heritage industry has seen a rise in interest over the past few years, though it may be declining again, and very often we find ourselves sharing once empty spaces with others.  I general this I do not mind, we gather with a shared purpose, to explore, discover, understand, and ultimately to walk in and out of each others shots as we attempt to achieve the bast photograph.

So here is a photograph of Stonehenge, featuring a gathering of heritage tourists which stretches all the way around the monument, it had been years since my previous visit, and on this day the shear number of people there came as quite a shock.  A gathering of stones where I can feel calm, with a gathering of people to set my heart racing!

‘Gathered stones’, Stonehenge, 2017.WPCCrowd

And a photo of another gathering where I feel at home, a crowd of dancers working their way around the dance-floor.

‘Gathering dance’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.Gathering dance

Ken

Dancing not falling – V.J.’S Weekly Challenge #35 – Balance

This weeks challenge from V.J. is:

Maybe balance has a particular meaning for you; or maybe you’d best explain in photographs or art.

Life seems to be all about finding your balance, but falling over appears to be an integral part of my learning how to find that balance.

Some of you may know that I do quite a bit of European dancing, here balance is very important from finding your own inner balance, your balance with a partner, and your balance within the crowd on the dance floor, happily my falls here are few and far between.

So here is a picture of balance in action, our tutors showing us how to dance and find balance, and the balance of the music between dancer and musician.

‘Bourrée’, Pentreffest Rudry Festival, 2017.Balancedance

Ken

Cecilia – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything Related to Music

For this weeks B&W challenge Cee asks:

This week the topic is Anything Related to Music.   This is a topic you can really have enjoy.   Let’s see how creative you can get.  I’m looking forward to what you all decide to post.

So here is a picture of the marvelous Cecilia who came and played for us at the 2018 Pentreffest Rudry festival.

cecilia