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Castlerigg Curves – Lens-Artists Challenge #28 – CURVES

This week Tina at Travels and Trifles, one of the curators of the Lens-Artists Photography Challenge asks:

How about you; how are you dealing with life’s little curveballs? Think about it as you’re putting together your response to this week’s challenge.

So here is my take on Curves – The curves of Castlerigg stone circle, set against the curves of the Lake district landscape.  How am I currently dealing with life’s little curveballs?  By occasionally escaping into the past, and editing photos of nature. As good as being there? No, but still relaxing.

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Up to Swinside – Photo Challenge Walking.

This week SueW & GC  of Weekly Prompts say:

The Photo Challenge GC and I have chosen for you this weekend is ‘Walking‘ . . . What about you, are you the type to enjoy a brisk walk in the great outdoors, or are you a sedentary person whose idea of exercise is similar to my friend’s?

At the end of October we took a trip up to the Lake district, so here is a picture of walking to, and arrival at our destination on one of the days, Swinside Stone Circle (Sunkenkirk).

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Dartmoor – June 2018 [Fernworthy stone circle, Grey Wethers stone circle, Scorhill Stone circle, Shovel Down stone rows, the Longstone, Kestor rock, Dupath Well, and Torpoint].

For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, here are some photos taken in June 2018 on a brief excursion to Dartmoor, and an even briefer foray into Cornwall.

Fernworthy stone circle, Grey Wethers stone circle, Scorhill Stone circle, Shovel Down stone rows, the Longstone, Kestor rock, Dupath Well, and Torpoint [132 Photos].

Turning Circles into Rows – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Row

In this weeks challenge Dutch goes the Photo! asks that:

This week’s theme of Row has a number of possibilities, as it can denote a line of people or items, a street, propelling a boat with oar(s), a quarrel, and I’m sure there are others that haven’t come to my mind yet.

Open your creative minds to row through the waters of ideas!  I’m excited to see what fantastic posts you’ll generate in response to this week’s theme!

So here is a picture of Mitchell’s fold stone circle – transformed into a panoramic row, a 10 photo stitch. [As always the pic below is linked to a larger image].

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And the Rows transformed into columns [for ease of viewing :)].

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The way to Boskednan – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Ground: sand, dirt, grass, paths

For this weeks B&W challenge Cee asks that:

This week the topic is Ground.  Your photos can show anything that covers the ground like:  sand, dirt, grass, paths, walks, trails, etc.

So here is a picture of one of the many paths that converge on the Boskednan stone circle.

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Walking among stones- Weekly Photo Challenge: I’d Rather Be…

This weeks challenge asks us:

What would you rather be doing? If you’ve got more than one hobby, don’t be shy — you’re welcome to share the myriad ways in which you’d prefer to be spending time.

So the answer could be a couple of things, taking photos, playing music, playing boardgames, editing photos, thinking, dancing, or walking among stones at West Penwith in Cornwall.

So here another two another photos of the “Nine Maidens of Boskednan” [click for larger images]

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Coins and Riggs – Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

This weeks challenge asks:

Photography, and any visual art, is all about perspective. Where and how you place other objects in the frame can completely change how another part of the picture looks. In drawing, placing an object farther down on the page and making it larger gives the appearance that it’s close; conversely, a smaller object towards the top of the frame seems farther away.

For this week’s challenge, make use of sizing, placement, and scale in your photos.

I have chosen two photos from the set I am editing from our trip to the Lake district in May.  The first is of a Coin stump, a money tree, a wishing tree located on the road that leads to Stock Ghyll Force in Ambleside.

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And the second is of Castlerigg stone circle – a 5 photo panoramic shot.

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Almost candid photographer – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Candid

This week Cee asked:

“This week the topic is Candid Shots(human or animal). I want to see photographs  unposed people, family, friends, pets, animals in the wild.   I’m looking forward to what you all decide to post. ”

So here is an ‘almost’ Candid shot of Karen at Birkrigg stone circle in the Lake district, almost because I know she was aware I was taking shots around her.

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Painting stones – Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

This weeks challenge asks: “For this challenge, show us what waiting looks like to you. There are so many angles and interpretations — we look forward to seeing yours!”

When on holiday we like to visit ancient sites – In fact we are attempting to fit in 50 stone circles before Karen’s 50th Birthday.  So when we are at a circle Karen likes to record the occasion, a few photos, some sketching, painting, and a little writing.

This leaves me with a little time ‘waiting’, I take photos, sit and think, and sometimes snooze.  Karen has a series of photos entitled ‘Ken asleep at ancient sites’.

So here is a photo taken while i was ‘Waiting’ at Birkrigg stone circle earlier this year when we visited the Lake District.

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