Tag Archives: St. Ives

Sol rises – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Sunrise

Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Sunrise’:

This week’s theme is another instance of surprised that I haven’t used this theme before! While Morning has been a theme, Sunrise has not been used yet. As I always look for the themes to be accessible to everyone, I figured that the Sun is available to most of us, Earthlings. Of course, it does happen early in the day, so night owls might be disadvantaged, but I’m sure their creative minds can come up with a workaround for rising early!

Well this first shot is taken off the sunrise over Carbis bay, St. Ives, from the bedroom window of Coast B&B were we stay when we visit.  I woke up, could not get back to sleep, too much rich food before retiring, so got up and looked out the window, where I was greeted with this magnificent sunrise.

‘Carbis Light’, Carbis bay, St. Ives, 2016.TPCSunrise

I mentioned in my Sunday stills post this week that each year we aim to go out and greet the returning sun at winter solstice.  So here is another image taken up on the common as we do just that.

‘Pink return’, Brynna Common, 2016.TPCSunrise2

Ken

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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

Looking for food! – Weekly Photo Challenge – Feathered Friends

This week Jenn at ‘Traveling at Wits End’ asks:

This week, the challenge is to go out and…

Photograph our Feathered Friends

Having a look through the archives there were a few that I could choose from, but I decided on these two feathered friends who look like they are hungry.

‘Making new friends’, Caerphilly, 2015.WPCFriends

And also this cheeky chap.

‘Give us a chip’, St Ives, 2014.WPCFriends2

Ken

Contrasting forms – One word Sunday Challenge – Contrast

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One word Sunday – over to all of you to join the challenge with your own contrast post.

So I have done a couple of contrast posts recently and wondered what I would have for this one.  But a quick look at the albums made me start thinking about this shot, not just the contrast in the shot, but the contrast between the objects.  I am fairly sure that this juxtaposition of solid versus holed objects would be what Barbara Hepworth wanted us to consider.

I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone in order to make an abstract form and space; quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism. – Barbara Hepworth

‘Contrasting forms’, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St. Ives, 2014.ContrastHepworth

Ken

From one end of the country to the other – Friendly Friday – Stay in your comfort zone.

This week ‘The Snow Melts Somewhere’ challenges us with:

Have you noticed how some people always urge you to come out of your comfort zone? It’s supposed to be good for you.

But sometimes all I want to do is just stay where I’m comfortable, do what I like doing. I don’t always want to leave my comfort zone!

So today’s prompt is short and sweet – yes, you guessed it: Comfort Zone.

So my first photo is of ‘Long Meg and her daughters, a stone circle in Cumbria.  Visiting stone circles and other ancient monuments can be both comfortable and uncomfortable.  But Long Meg and her daughters is definitely a space where I feel at home, recharged and within my comfort zone.  Also for double ‘comfort zone’ points this photo is a panoramic landscape made from a seven photo stitch, those of you who follow me know that taking such photos is also well within my comfort zone.  The resultant file was some 20,000 pixels in width, the resultant image has been reduced somewhat for your viewing pleasure, the site often has cows, and therefore pats, and thus flies, the shear number of little black dots to be removed was probably verging to outside my comfort zone.

‘Panoramic Meg’, Long Meg and her daughters, Little Salkeld, Cumbria, 2017.ComfortMeg

My second photo is of St. Ives, taken from the comfortable zone of the cafe in the Tate art gallery.  Visiting Cornwall is well within my comfort zone.

‘Backstreets and gardens’, St. Ives, Cornwall, 2014.ComfortStIves

Ken

Dark shots – One Word Sunday – Night

For this weeks One Word Sunday Challenge Debbie asks the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday – over to all of you to join the challenge with your own night post.

So here are a few submissions:

‘Camping’, The Dingle, Govilon, S.Wales, 2015.NightCamp

‘Warmth in the water’, St. Ives, Cornwall, 2014.NightStIves

‘Ice Cream for all’, St. Ives, Cornwall, 2014.NightStIves2

Moonlight over Porthminster and Carbis – Sunday Stills – Night

This week, while Terri Webster Schrandt continues her blogging break. Hugh is once again, hosting Sunday Stills.  This week he asks:

Write a brand new post and share your photos, stories, poetry, or thoughts, about the night.

So here is a photo from a recent trip to Cornwall, walking home after an evening in St. Ives.

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Cornwall – September 2018 [Day 1 – Eden Project. Day 2 – Rainy Porthleven. Day 3 – Chysauster, Merry Maidens, Sennen cove, Carn Galver, Lanyon Quoit at Full moon. Day 4 – Morning view, Helston Folk Museum, The Lizard, Men-an-Tol, St. Ives evening and night].

For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, here are some photos taken in September 2018 when we visited Cornwall.

Day 1 – Eden Project. Day 2 – Rainy Porthleven. Day 3 – Chysauster, Merry Maidens, Sennen cove, Carn Galver, Lanyon Quoit at Full moon. Day 4 – Morning view, Helston Folk Museum, The Lizard, Men-an-Tol, St. Ives evening and night [152 Photos].

Cornwall – FRIENDLY FRIDAY PHOTO CHALLENGE – Inspiration.

This week The ‘Friendly Friday Photo Challenge‘ asks us:

I’d love to see (and hear) your tips for staying creative. What do you do when you lose your mojo, how do you get it back? What inspires you to blog, make photos, write stories, paint? Tell your story with a photo.

Those of you who follow my blog will know there are a lot of photos of Cornwall.  It is not simply that we like holidaying in Cornwall, it is an inspirational place, and our batteries recharge while we are there.

For WordPress Challenges where possible I always like to use photos from the current set I am working on – the inner challenge – not always possible, but in this case I do happen to be editing a set of pictures from our trip to Cornwall in September.  So here are a couple for you.

A 3 photo stitch of the Lizard.

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A shot of the magical Men-an-tol.

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And a 4 photo stitch of Porthgwidden beach at dusk in St. Ives.

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