Tag Archives: River Nith

Heart – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Glow

This week Frank has challenged us with the topic:

I think that the interesting part of this challenge will be your choice of direction with the theme of Glow…will you opt for the glow of an ember, a firefly, or the glowing praise that is heaped on a great performance? There are many choices, so feel free to push the boundaries and shoot for that glowing review!

We as soon as I read the prompt I knew I would have to return to last years evening strolls alongside the Nith, the golden glow of the setting sun reflected in the water, and the warm glow it brings to my heart when I think back.

‘Heart’, Glencaple, Dumfries and Galoway, 2018.
TPCGlow

Ken

Nith, Sun and Water – A Photo a Week Challenge: Sun & Water.

This week  Nancy has challenged us with the following:

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO (OR TWO OR THREE) THAT FEATURES THE SUN AND WATER TOGETHER.

I have shared quite a few photos from our trip to Dumfries and Galloway last year, the light and the sunsets over the river Nith were exceptional.  Just looking at these shots takes me right back to those warm evening walks.  So here is another shot reworked for this challenge.

‘Nith, Sun and Water’, Glencaple, 2018.
PAWCSun

Ken

A perfect moment – Sunday Stills: #Stillness

This week Teri has challenged us with:

Stillness, our Sunday Stills theme this week, seemed appropriate during this month of June.

This was one of those perfect moments, sunset along the river Nith, a peaceful moment, a moment to reflect, a moment to take joy in being alive, a moment of clarity that can only be found when all around you is stilled.

This photo can take me right back to one such moment.

‘A perfect moment’, River Nith, Glencaple, 2018.SSStill

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

Evening drama – Friday Foto Fun: Dramatic

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we have been asked:

Please share something that you consider dramatic?
Whether through your lens or your creative writing …
Post a photo or get creative … stir our emotions!

Well I knew I was going to use a photo from this set for this challenge, I just had to choose one.  I have used a few photos of the River Nith before, the skys, shadows and reflections were all full of drama on our evening walks along the Nith in Glencaple last year.  It is fair to say the whole visit had quite a dramatic effect on me.

‘Evening drama’, Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.Evening drama

Ken

Shimmer on the Nith – A Photo a Week Challenge – Shimmer

This week Nancy has challenged us with the topic of ‘Shimmer’, saying:

It is so much fun to play with light, especially natural light. When shooting outdoors, the sun can be your best friend or your worst enemy. . . . SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) THAT SHIMMER.

Last year we spent a week in Dumfries and Galloway, we stayed in a little house on the banks of the river Nith at Glencaple, it was glorious.  On several of the evenings we got to walk along side the Nith as the sun was setting, this provided some beautiful images for my camera to drink in.  The light was wonderful, and as always I took far to many photos, easily doubling the length of time it would take us to walk from our little house into Glencaple itself.  I have used several photos of the Nith for previous challenges, but it was just too glorious not to use another one, and to have the enjoyment of re-editing it.

I had a hard time deciding between the colour image and the silvery monochrome image for this one, and in the end I thought I may as well use both!

‘Shimmer on the Nith’, Glencaple, 2018.Shimmer on the Nith

‘Silver shimmer on the Nith’, Glencaple, 2018.Silver shimmer on the Nith

Ken

Hardly moving contrasts – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Move the clouds, a heavenly perspective.

Each week, K’lee and Dale offer us  prompts for you to consider as the latest challenge.  This week it is:

MOVE THE CLOUDS, A HEAVENLY PERSPECTIVE

Right. So the secret here is… well, there actually are no secrets and no particular way you’re suppose to define this or any of our challenges. We, Dale and I, prefer you define it and them in any way you choose.

So here are my offerings, last year we took a holiday in Dumfries and Galoway, and the skies were sublime.  Upon editing the photos I hardly had to move the clouds to get nice contrasts in the skies.  However they can be pushed quite a bit.

‘Field with hay-bales’, Glenquicken stone circle, 2018.Cosmic skys 1

‘Once more along the Nith’, Glencaple, 2018.Cosmic skys 2

Ken

Penmon Dreams – Friendly Friday – Dreamy

This week ‘The Snow Melts Somewhere’ challenges us with:

Since my blog’s tagline is Stories and dreamy images, I’ve given myself permission to dream a bit when I blog. Let’s forget about all the worries in the world and daydream… Let your mind wander. Where does it go? What do you dream of?

Today’s theme for the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge is Dreamy.

So here are a couple of photos taken this year at Penmon point which I feel have a dreamy quality, the first is a 5 photo stitch landscape, which by now some of you will know I am quite fond of producing.

‘Penmon Dreams’, Penmon point, Anglesey, 2018.FFDreamy

And the second a dreamy picture of the light house.

‘Lighthouse dreams’, Penmon point, Anglesey, 2018.K.Humphreys (7 of 8)

And just because I noticed it in my media folder as I was looking to upload the two above, a bonus shot I have used before taken while walking alongside the river Nith.

‘Heron Dreams’, Glencaple, Dumfries and Galoway, 2018.nith4

And just because the above seem to be all about watery dreams –

“My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ken

River and stones – Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Revisited

For this weeks challenge Amanda asks:

This week on Friendly Friday, I am asking you to Re-visit your memories, places and experiences.

The prompt ‘Re-visiting’ might mean something entirely different. It might simply mean a return to a place, but in another time. A ‘before’ and ‘after’ photo, of a project, from start to finish, or a time warp showing changes from one decade to another. Such as revisiting the changes from baby to child or child to adult. It might even be a place you wish to re-visit one day.

The first photo is a place I have used a couple of times times this year for challenges, and I hope we will get to revisit there.

‘Walk beside the Nith’, Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.RevisitNith

And the second is a place we almost always revisit when we go to Cornwall, at least once a year if we can.

‘At the Men-an-tol’, West Penwith, Cornwall, 2018.RevisitMT

And both photos were revisited for the purposes of this challenge, in memory, and in reworking them.