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Petals in Pink – A Photo a Week Challenge – Pink

This week Nancy has challenged us with the topic of ‘Pink’.

So here are a couple of photos, the first of that great pink and white cat ‘Bagpuss’, originally destined to be ginger and white, but we are all so glad he ended up pink.  A very fond childhood memory, rendered here in flower petals by the 1st Bakewell brownies.

‘Saggy old cloth cat’, Bakewell, 2014.Pinkbagpuss.jpg

And the second of a lovely pink lily that grabbed my attention in the garden of the house where we recorded our album for Kantref.

‘Lily Pink’, Hay-on-Wye, 2014.Pinklilly.jpg

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.  – Audrey Hepburn

Ken

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Nessie – A Photo a Week Challenge – Depth of Field

This week Nancy asks:

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR THREE…) PAYING ATTENTION TO YOUR DEPTH OF FIELD.

So here is a picture of Nessie rarely seen out of the water, originally taken for the BOOK ISH NESS – World Book Night project 2017, but edited again for this challenge.  A rare picture of Nessie that is in focus when background and foreground are blurred.

‘Nessie’, 2017.Nessie

Ken

In, behind, illuminated – A Photo a Week Challenge – Unexpected Windows

This weeks challenge from Nancy is:

Have you ever walked pass an opening in a wall or barrier and suddenly an amazing view opened up? I love unexpected windows. It’s like viewing a whole different world, even if it’s your own backyard through your backdoor.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR THREE…) USING AN UNUSUAL WINDOW.

So the first is unusual only because I was not expecting to take it.

‘Devencourt window’, Devoncourt hotel, Exmouth, 2014.uwdevon2014

The second, a baby seagull sheltering against the window, an unexpected view through the glass.

‘Baby gull’, Dartmouth Castle, Devon, 2015.uwseagull2015

And finally, hopefully you will let me get away with this one, a photo of the light falling on my wife from the circular opening in the ceiling of the underground elliptical domed chamber ‘Tewlwolow Kernow’ by James Turrell Ra.

‘Illuminating Light’, Tremenheere Sculpture gardens, Cornwall, 2016.uwkaren2016

Nith again – A Photo a Week Challenge: Contrasting Colors

In this weeks challenge Nancy asks us to share a picture or two with contrasting colours.

Contrasting colors are colors that are on approximately opposite side of the color wheel. Yellow and purple, green and red, blue and orange, and a myriad of variations in-between each of those. Contrasting colors compliment each other and give interest and variety to images.

So here is a shot taken during last years visit to Dumfries and Galloway, when we went for an evening wander along the side of the river Nith, in Glencaple.  I love the way the sunset oranges contrasted against the blue still left in the sky, and threw a deeper blue cast over the landscape.

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The road to Sunkenkirk -A Photo a Week Challenge: Vanishing Point

In this weeks challenge Nancy asks us:

A vanishing point, also known as the point of convergence, is a key element in many works of art. Think of the vanishing point is the spot on the horizon line where the other lines diminish. It allows us to a create three-dimensional look in drawings, paintings, and photographs.

When shooting perspective images, sometimes the vanishing point visible. Sometimes it’s not, as in my image. The curve of the vanishing point gives you the feeling that you know what is just beyond the bend in the road.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR THREE…) THAT FEATURE A VANISHING POINT.

So here are two images of the road to Sunkenkirk/Swinside Stone circle, taken on our visit to the Lake district in October 2018.

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River Nith – A Photo a Week Challenge: Water.

In this weeks challenge Nancy asks us to:

SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT FEATURES WATER OF ANY KIND.

Those of you who follow me on FB, G+, or on this blog will have noticed the photos I have recently been posting of the River Nith in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, where we spent a holiday earlier in the year.  Each night we would return to a magnificent golden dappled water after our daily outings.

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It is fair to say I fell in love with this stretch of water.

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