Tag Archives: Sky

Pier way – Which Way Challenge: April 18, 2019

Each week sonofabeach96 challenges us with the following:

This Which Way challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.

A shot from a day trip out with dad a few years ago.

‘Beaumaris Pier’, Beaumaris, 2014.Beaumaris Pier

Ken

9f129d75-e9e1-4bb2-a0d5-25f3caa5f9c7-1

Advertisements

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

Fire in the sky – A Photo a Week Challenge: Fire

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

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) OF FIRE

Well I decided to twist the brief a little, as I was looking through the archives for ‘Fire’, I saw this photo, taken while on holiday in Cornwall some years ago.  Well the sun counts as fire does it not?

‘Fire in the sky’, Cornwall, 2007.Fire in the sky

Ken

Magnificently monumental – Photo for the Week – 30 – Landscape

This weeks PFTW challenge from Bren is:

Anyway here is this week’s challenge and it is Landscape.  Your landscape can be of anything, mountains, fields, even a landscape of a field of flowers or crops.  Or it can be of anything in landscape format.  The interpretation of Landscape is entirely up to you.

I am still in the process of editing some of last years photos of our trip to the Lake district with friends.  So here is a photo of Castlerigg stone circle and the magnificent surrounding landscape.

‘Castlerigg sun rays’, Cumbria, 2018.PFTWLandscape

Ken

Reality and Dreams – Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #36: Around the Neighborhood

This week Tina challenges us with – Neighborhood.

We’re looking forward to seeing what you found interesting this week in your own neighborhood or another that caught your eye and your lens.

So first a recent image of the sunset from our own street.

‘Home wonders’, 2019.LANeighbour2

And then secondly it may come as no surprise to those of you that follow my blog that we would live in Cornwall given half the chance.  And therefore here is an early evening picture of St. Ives.

‘Maybe in the future.’, St. Ives, 2017.LANeighbour

Ken

Spread your wings – Sunday Stills – High #Flight

This week Teri has challenged us with:

Flight has a variety of meanings, whether it is the obvious where something has wings and flies, or a flight of stairs, or fleeing from danger (flight or fight), or how about a flight of beer samples?

So here is a photo taken at a medieval fair in Caerphilly where there was a bird of prey show.

‘Spread your wings’, Caerphilly, 2015.SSCBird

Ken

Shepherd’s Tulip – Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge – RED

This week GC and SueW pose us the following Challenge:

Welcome to February, the most romantic month of the year and the Photo Challenge RED!

Cast your minds back to the start of January and some of you may remember GC announcing our new monthly photo challenge, “At the start of each month a colour challenge will be offered to you.”

This month our colour is RED. Well, what else would it be?

So here are two interpretations from my archives.

‘Shepherds Delight’, Brynna, S.Wales, 2016.RedSky

‘Tulip’, Stokesay Castle, Craven Arms, 2015.RedTulip

I only saw the sky – Weekly Prompts – Photo Challenge Sky

This weekend the challenge GC and Sue W have set is Sky:

What about you, what do you see when your attention turns toward the sky?

As usual, this challenge is open to your own unique interpretation.

Sometimes the sky is enough.  ‘Light’ at Castlerigg Stone circle, Lake district, 2018.sky1

And at other times the sky harmonises perfectly with the shapes in the foreground.  ‘Formations’, Cairnholy II, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.sky2

I wish I could say I waited for the clouds above to take that formation, but it was just one of those happy accidents that they accentuate the shape of Cairnholy II.

Flowers and sky – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue and Yellow

For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee asks:

This week the topic is Blue and Yellow.   I would prefer if your photos of blue and yellow in them.  If you don’t find that combination, you can use either color, just make sure that color is prominent. Feel free to use your photo archives and see what photos you have that fits the current week’s challenge, or even better yet grab you camera and take a new photo! ENJOY and have FUN.

So I had a couple of images in mind, and a trip into the archives resulted in the following photos that I reworked for the challenge.  The first of Gorse against a Blue sky in Cornwall sometime in 2015 with the a6000.

yellow and blue

The next two are of a rapeseed field at Merthyr Mawr sometime in 2012 taken on the old Fuji HS20.

yellow and blue2

yellow and blue3

Sennen – Weekly Photo Challenge: Under Cloudy Skies

This week The ‘Traveling at Wits End‘ asks us to:

Photograph Under Cloudy Skies
I don’t usually think much of going out to photograph on a cloudy day, but these days can sometimes be the most rewarding. Also, sometimes a bit cold in winter so wrap up warm! . . . Instead head out for a quick look at the clouds this week to see if they’re doing anything interesting.

Where possible I always like to use photos from the current set I am working on – the inner challenge – not always possible, but at present I am editing a set of pictures from our trip to Cornwall in September.  So here are a couple of Sennen Cove for you.

cloud1 - copy

cloud2 - copy