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2 Wonders in one – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Wonder

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

I have never used Wonder as a theme either! Whether you want to feature the Wonders of Nature, the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World or make us wonder what you may have photographed, there are plenty of directions for you to take this theme! And, of course, I expect all of your ideas to be wonderful!!

It will be of no surprise that I am probably going to use a photo of a stone circle for this challenge, full of mystery and wonder.  How did they get there? What were they built for?

So which to choose?  Well it had to be Stonehenge really for a challenge entitled wonder,  it is not my favourite stone circle, but it would certainly be the first circle that entered many peoples minds. So off I went looking for a photo to use, and I found this one.

Previously unedited for the very reason that it works so well for this challenge,  we have the ancient wonder of Stonehenge, and the modern wonder of water on tap. I like the juxtaposition here of monument and sprinkler hose, maybe it is to remind us that just as the monuments meaning faded away, so too perhaps could our natural resource of water if misused, leaving the hose and sprinkler a wonder for future generations.

‘2 Wonders in one’, Stonehenge, 2017.2 Wonders in one

Ken

Stone gathering – Weekly Photo Challenge – Gatherings

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

This week, the challenge is to go out and…

Photograph Gatherings

Well it is fair to say I am not a keen fan of large gatherings, a few friends at most, around a table, sharing fine food and conversation, although some of the dances we go to to are a different matter all together, and these are also fine.  In general I just do not like crowds,  most of you who follow my blog will notice a lot of my photos are of wide open spaces, away from the crowds, and away from other people, lost in the wilds, or at least as wild as the UK has to offer.

The heritage industry has seen a rise in interest over the past few years, though it may be declining again, and very often we find ourselves sharing once empty spaces with others.  I general this I do not mind, we gather with a shared purpose, to explore, discover, understand, and ultimately to walk in and out of each others shots as we attempt to achieve the bast photograph.

So here is a photograph of Stonehenge, featuring a gathering of heritage tourists which stretches all the way around the monument, it had been years since my previous visit, and on this day the shear number of people there came as quite a shock.  A gathering of stones where I can feel calm, with a gathering of people to set my heart racing!

‘Gathered stones’, Stonehenge, 2017.WPCCrowd

And a photo of another gathering where I feel at home, a crowd of dancers working their way around the dance-floor.

‘Gathering dance’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.Gathering dance

Ken

Dancing Stones – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Made by Humans

This week Cee challenges us with the topic ‘Made by Humans’.

Well I thought I would have to use a picture of a stone circle, and what better to use than Stonehenge, not my personal favorite circle, but such an enigma, just how was it built by humans?

‘Walking at Stonehenge’, Stonehenge, 2017.MadeHumanStone.jpg

Ken

 

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]

 

 

Stonehenge Triptych – Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme

This weeks challenge asks us:

use your camera to discover the endless variety that one thing can contain. It can be a single photo featuring some visual play on repetition and variation

I am currently working on some photos taken at Stonehenge in June last year, so thought I would use one of those for the basis for this challenge.

Stonehenge Triptych