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Over my head – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #38 – Weathered or Worn

This week it is Leya’s turn to challenge us with:

Are you one of those who love things weathered or worn? I am. I love driftwood, old houses, old furniture, toys, the grey cottages up north – things with patina. Clothes with a story – leather jackets, jeans. And people? Only your fantasy sets the limit!

This week’s challenge is Weathered and/or Worn.

I immediately thought of this set of photos when I saw the challenge title this week.  They are of a barn roof near the Men-an-Tol in Cornwall, each time we visit the weather has taken its toll on this roof and the surrounding buildings a little more, just as I am a little older each time.  Every time we walk this path this roof catches my attention, have I every reached out to touch it with anything other than my sight, I cannot remember, it looks so rough yet I feel I want to experience the feel of its weathered and worn texture under my finger tips, well there will always be next time.  I realise that I may have shot myself in the foot with this one as someone is now bound to choose ‘rusty’ as a topic, but oh well, they were the first photos to come directly to mind!

‘Weathered lines’, West Penwith, Cornwall, 2016.Weathered lines

‘A hole in two’, West Penwith, Cornwall, 2016.A hole in two


Human nature – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Patterns

For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee gives us the topic of ‘Patterns’.

It seems to be human nature to see patterns everywhere, and we go out of our way to create them, often shaping nature’s sometimes chaotic patterns into our own regimented patterns, so that they fit withing the synaptic patterns we wish to see.

So here are a few patterns made by human hands, and the patterns I see when I look at them.

‘Stokesay window’, Stokesay Castle, 2017.CFFCPattern

‘Window to oblivion’, Stokesay Castle, 2017.CFFCPattern2

‘Timber roof’, Stokesay Castle, 2017.

‘Unmade roof’, Stokesay Castle, 2017.CFFCPattern4

And given I have looked at patterns in architecture, I could not resist a quote from an architect –

Anytime I see an unusual combination of colors or patterns or texture, I buy it. – Peter Marino

My textile cupboard will affirm the above quote!