Tag Archives: 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.
Jump

Ken

Coast from Coast – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Coast

This week Frank has challenged us with the topic:

So this week, your challenge is to find a Coast and share your impressions of it, or simply Coast along in your automobile and enjoy the countryside floating by.

I have mentioned several times that when we go to Cornwall we sometimes like to stay in a vegetarian B&B called Coast.  So here is a photo of the Coast in Cornwall, taken from the window of the Coast B&B, a 2 photo stitch.

‘Coast from Coast’, Carbis bay, 2016.
Coast from Coast

Ken

Double treats – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #69 – Seeing Double

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

Double trouble, double-time, two’s company, take two …. the world is filled with references to twosomes. This week, let’s double our pleasure and focus on things that come in twos.

So another in the ‘wife holds ice cream’ series, just to make sure you all know, one of these ice creams is destined for me, can you guess which one is mine?  The clue might be the fact that I have a sizeable moustache and beard.

‘Double treats’, St. Ives, 2019.
Double treats
Ken

Smiles & shakes – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #67 – Candid

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

Taking photos of people or animals when they have no idea that you’re doing it is called candid photography. One of the beautiful things with photography is being able to catch someone in the act. It adds natural life to your pictures. Even if my choices here are mostly in B&W, of course feel free to use what you find most suitable for your shots!

So, this week I thought we would go for candid photos of people or animals – Have fun with the challenge, and we are looking forward to seeing your candid finds!

This sort of challenge is hard for me, I rarely ask people if I can photograph them, friends are usually aware I have my camera with me, and so even if at times they are unaware that I am taking the shot, is this true candid photography.

Sometimes I find I have taken a Candid photo quite by accident, and where the figure is identifiable I am left with the quandary of  what to do with the photo, can I use it, as I did not subsequently ask their permission to use it.  Animals are eaisier they nearly always give their meow or woof of consent.

Anyway here is a photo from a recent trip to St. Ives when I walked around with Focus set manually to a few feet and snapped away, in search of interesting street scenes.

‘Smiles & shakes’, St. Ives, 2019.
Smiles and shakes

Ken

Capstan – Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: September 26th, 2019

Each week Kammie challenges us to post an oddball photo:

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.  We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.

I was taking a photo of this Capstan – odd in itself, and probably destined for a future oddball challenge I thought, when a small child (not mine!) photo-bombed the shot, the result – well I think it fits into the oddball category.

‘Capstan’, St. Ives, 2019.
Capstan

Ken

 

Watching – One word Sunday Challenge: Shelter

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own shelter post.

This shelter is on the walk from Carbis to St. Ives, It is the shelter along side the Baulking house, a Huer’s lookout, a place to watch for pilchards and the movement of the tides.

‘Watching’, St. Ives, 2019.
Watching

Ken