Tag Archives: River Nith

One day – Photo for the Week – 61 – Canals and Waterways

This week Bren has challenged us with:

This week the topic is called Canals and Inland Waterways.

So we were going to visit again this year, but alas not now.  So here is a photo of the Glorious River Nith at Glencaple,  navigable at this point so it fits the bill as a waterway 🙂

‘One day’,Glencaple, 2018.
One day

Ken

Bridging gaps – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Connect

This week Frank has challenged us with the topic:

During this time of social distance, it is more important than ever that we connect with one another. I thought the theme of Connect might make a lot of sense. So, your challenge is to capture anything that either connects or with which you feel connected.

Well given I have used variations on this theme and text twice before this week, and so I feel no reason to stop now.  Some of you will have read this – but hey – you get a nice new photo!

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

Below are the river Nith and and its Bridge in Dumfries, 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 connect.

‘Bridging gaps’, Dumfries, 2018.
Bridging gaps

Ken

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