Tag Archives: St. Ives

They always look like they are smiling – One word Sunday Challenge: Pareidolia.

This week Debbie  challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own pareidolia post. I’m hoping that “the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern” will give us all inspiration to hunting down or create an image this week. Let’s have fun!

What a fabulous word challenge for this week!

‘They always look like they are smiling’, St. Ives, 2018.
They always look like they are smiling


No surprise – Sunday Stills: The Legacy of Favorite #Places

This week Teri challenges us with:

This week’s theme is Favorite Places

To those of you who visit here regularly it will probably come a no surprise that I have used this photo.  We love visiting St. Ives and the West Penwith Penisula, its beaches, towns. open spaces, stone circles, and standing stones.  Alas this year it very much looks like we will not be able to visit due to the current situation in the UK, and if we can visit it will be a lot later in the year.  At least I have photos to look at, I guess we maybe having a ‘virtual’ holiday this year.

‘No surprise’, St. Ives, 2019.
No Suprise

Stay safe and look after yourselves!


Arriving – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Transport

This week Frank has challenged us with the topic:

Your challenge is to share some of your favorite modes of transport, some of which I hope will be a bit unusual (penny-farthing, anyone?) I look forward to seeing your thoughts on this one!

Afraid this is not that unusual! nor is it my favorite, as I usually suffer due to a morning/evening commute on sometimes overcrowded and delayed South Wales trains! But this train is probably carrying holiday makers looking forward to their weekend away.  I think I do actually have a photo of at least 1 penny-farthing, but will tantalisingly withhold it for now 🙂

‘Arriving’, St. Ives, 2019.


St. Ives – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #78 – Special Spot Shots

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

Now we are looking forward to seeing Your very special spot shots – maybe a room in your home, a garden, a mountain, a city, an exhibition, a lovely café…a place that is special to you!

Well it was always going to be a shot of somewhere in Wales or Cornwall, Cornwall wins by the merit that it is not home.  So a shot of St. Ives and my wife.  To be accurate anywhere with my wife is a ‘special place’ 🙂

‘St. Ives’, 2019.
St. Ives


Jump – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #72 – Waiting

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

This week, we invite you to explore waiting. Share with us photos and stories of your or other people’s waiting experience–waiting for holidays, vacation, travels, or a photographic moment.

Well I have been ‘waiting’ for the perfect challenge to use this photo, and finally I think it has come along.

Some young swimmers were doing back-flips off Smeatons pier in St. Ives, each waiting their turn, and waiting for the right moment.  In turn I was watching and waiting for the perfect moment to take the shot.

‘Jump’, St. Ives, 2019.