Tag Archives: Stones

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

 

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Long shadows – Lens-Artists Challenge #32 – Shadows

This weeks challenge from Tina asks us:

Let’s make this week’s challenge SHADOWS.

We this is quite a hard one, as all our best photography is dependent on the shadows, looking for the best placement of light that results in the shadow when taking the shot, or of lightening them or darkening them in post.

So I could choose literally any photo, however lacking a photo of ‘Hank Marvin’, I chose these photos.

‘Long Shadow’, Long Meg and her daughters, Cumbria, 2018.Shadowmeg

‘Present Photographer’, Swinside/Sunkenkirk stone circle, Cumbria, 2018.Shadowswinside

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.  – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ken

 

 

Circle stone – Friday Foto Fun – Texture

This week Aroused blog’s, Friday Foto Fun Challenge has the topic of Texture.

Please share your version of ‘texture’ either through your lens
or in your own words?

So here is a picture of one of the Tregeseal holed stones on Kendijack common, displaying some texture.

‘Circle stone’ – Kendijack common, Cornwall, 2014.TextureStone

I take quite a few photos of texture the intent being use photos like this to provide texture in photoshop, for example to Fonts to get a letterpress effect among other things.  A portion of the above was used to create the below.Texture

Ken

Drumtroddan Skies – Photo for the Week – 12 – Clouds

In this weeks challenge Bren asks:

For this week’s challenge, I thought I would choose the subject of Clouds.  To me, clouds make an image.  I love images where clouds have drama.  Stormy skies are my favorite.

So here is a picture of the Drumtroddan Stone Row taken earlier in the year – a four photo stitch in which I loved the way the sky appeared to be rolling against the stone.

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Drumtroddan Stone Row – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Go Big!

In this weeks challenge Dutch goes the Photo! asks:

Unleash your creative minds, lenses and pens, and share what Go Big! might mean to you.  As always, you have license to take the theme into any direction of your choosing, so have fun with this theme!

I also chose something from antiquity, so here are two pictures at Drumtroddan Stone Row.

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Disclaimer – In no way do the words Go Big or Antiquity relate to my lovely wife Karen!

 

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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Across the fields to the Wren’s Egg – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Field

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

For this week’s theme, I’m going for something that is wide open (on a good day): Field!  Once again this is a thematic word that can be interpreted in many ways, ranging from the field through which you walk or where you play to a field of studies, and several other directions that you can field however you like!  As always, the important part is that you have fun with this theme, and take the reins off your creative powers to lead you far afield!

Therefore here is a picture taken on our recent trip to Dumfries and Galloway of the Wren’s Egg (Blairbuy Stone) as seen across the ‘fields’ from the Milton Hall (Blairbuy) Stones.

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Outside – Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

This weeks challenge asks:

For this week’s photo challenge, explore what it means to find your place in the world. Where’s your safe space? Where do you go when you need to feel inspired or cheered up? Do you prefer to feel cozy and comforted in a smaller town or do you thrive on the buzz of a big city?

So here is a pic taken at Arthur’s stone near Hay-on-Wye, showing my love of walking in the countryside, visiting ancient sites, photography, the resultant tinkering with the photo and just being with Karen.

Arthur