Tag Archives: St. Ives

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

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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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Cornwall September 2017

For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, or GPlus here are the photos that I have been working on over the last week or so, taken on our trip last year to Cornwall.  Or for those that are and just want to see them again, a link to all 285 photos in one bite sized place.

Cornwall September 2017 [285 photos]

 

 

Nine Maidens of Boskednan, Boscawen-Un & St. Ives harbour at night – Weekly Photo Challenge: 2017 Favorites

This weeks challenge asks us:

This week, we’re proposing something a little different to celebrate the end of the year. Instead of a specific theme or topic, we invite you to share your most meaningful photo from 2017.

So here are three photos taken from a set taken while in Cornwall in September this year.  I’ve used photos from this set before for the Weekly Challenges, but not yet got around to editing the entire set.  There was some lovey light to be found on this trip and the results are fast becoming some of my favorites from 2017.  Wishing you all a splendid new year.

3BoskednanNine Maidens of Boskednan

2BoscawenUnBoscawen-Un

1StIvesSt. Ives harbour

 

Carbis & Zennor: Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

This weeks Challenge asks us to post a photo of a place with ambience.

So here are two photos taken during last years visit to Cornwall (which is the series of photos I am currently working on).  The first exploring ambience created by light, the second exploring, and I am going to be unashamedly hippy about this – the vibe of the place.

Sunset at Carbis Bay :

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Magic at Zennor Quoit:

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