Tag Archives: Stones

Huge and lovely – Weekly Prompts: Bloom

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

Our weekend photo challenge here on Weekly Prompts is BLOOM.
Flowers bloom, ladies-in-waiting bloom, youngsters bloom when the delicate transition from childhood is achieved. We adults, begin to bloom when our hopes and dreams are accomplished, or when sought-after independence is finally attained.
How will you bloom, how will you choose to address our challenge?

Two pictures from our recent jaunt up to Yorkshire.

The first showing the blooming magnificence and scale of megalithic structures surrounded by this years corn in bloom!

‘Blooming Huge’, Devil’s Arrows, 2019.Blooming Huge

And the second a lovely flutterbuy on a buddleia bloom.

‘Blooming lovely’, Beningbrough Hall, 2019.Blooming lovely

Ken

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Soft Sky – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #55 – Dreamy

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists was:

so this week’s challenge is  – Dreamy.

I could have sat under this sky for hours.

‘Soft Sky’, Cairn holy, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.Soft Sky

Ken

Imagined journey – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #53 – Your Choice

Yesterday was a special day for the Lens Artists Quartet, their 53rd post, the one year anniversary of their Challenge, and so we had a special challenge from TinaAnn-Christine, Patti, & Amy.

Your Choice

They chose Friendship , A Country That’s Special to You , Imagination , and Connected.  I like the fact that these posts all deal with the web that has grown between us all as a community across the globe, holding different views, and beliefs, but brought together every Saturday to share our pictorial thoughts.  Each week a little of our personality  is shared with the other members of our group, and we in turn learn a little more about our place in the world and how we relate to others.

Most of you are aware that I enjoy visiting ancient stones, often in remote locations, so once more I will share a photo of the ‘Druids circle’, Penmaenmawr.

‘Ancient view’, Druids circle, Penmaenmawr, 2019.Ancient view

I like to think I am taking some of you along with me for the walk, inspiring some to visit such places, or simply showing you something you otherwise would not have seen.  In my imagined world I publish a post and then members of our digital community that exists as ones and zeros to me on the whole, but who are indeed real people slowly make the trek to the stones with me.

‘Ones and Zeros’, Druids circle, Penmaenmawr, 2019.Ones and Zeros

Ken

Time, Landscape, Art – Friday Fun: Layers

For this weeks Friday Fun we have been asked:

Layer upon layer, they might weave, compliment or contrast
but layers draw our attention
Whether through your lens or with creative writing … go where the prompt leads!

I sometimes feel I step back through the layers of history when I visit sites such as these, they always tend to be sited where the panorama is many layered, and they always lead me to explore the layers of my creativity.

‘Time, Landscape, Art’, Cairn Holy II, 2018.Time, Landscape, Art

Ken

Stone pixie – A Photo a Week Challenge: Smile.

This week Nancy has challenged us with the following:

Smile

Given the group shot I used as my final photo for last week was taken by my wife and had me in it, this week I decided I would use a photo of my wife.  Smiling as we had reached our destination of the Maen Mawr at the Cerrig Duon stone circle.

‘Stone pixie’, Cerrig Duon stone circle, 2019.Stone pixie

Ken

Mists of Time – Tuesday Photo Challenge: Ancient.

Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic:

your challenge is to portray that which connects you to all things Ancient. As usual, there are many ways to approach the Ancient (I’ll even take Ancient Aliens!), so I’m sure that your creative minds will come up with something interesting!

Those of you who visit often will find my choice of photo to connect me to ancient relatively unsurprising.  This was taken on a wet misty morning, my feet got very wet!

‘Mists of Time’, Crousa Common, Cornwall, 2014.Mists of Time

Ken

How time flies – A Photo a Week Challenge: Nostalgia.

This week Nancy has challenged us with the following:

Nostalgia

Sifting through old photos makes me nostalgic, this weekend it was a friends 40th Birthday party, 10 years ago we had all been to the Outer Hebrides when he was 30 – how time flies!

‘Callanish’, Outer Hebrides, 2009.Callanish

‘Stones’, Outer Hebrides, 2009.Stones

‘Catalogue pose’, Outer Hebrides, 2009.Catalogue pose

‘Determined to Party’, Outer Hebrides, 2009.Determined to Party

Thanks to my wife for the last photo, as I am in it 🙂 and she is not 😦

Ken

In the spaces in between – One word Sunday Challenge: Power

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own power post.

Some of you you may have guessed by now that I feel an immense sense of power, emanating from the earth when I visit these old stones, often in lonely places, on moors.

‘In the spaces in between’, Scorhill, Dartmoor, 2018.OWSPower

Ken

Big Stone – A Photo a Week Challenge: Three of a Kind

This week Nancy has challenged us with the following:

Last week I asked you to obey the rule of threes. This week, I want you to take three photos of the same subject, but from different angles or distances or whatever. This will give you the chance to look at your subject in a lot of different ways. This is the only rule, so have fun.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE THREE DIFFERENT PHOTOS OF THE SAME SUBJECT.

This week we went in search of the stone circle that wound become the 50th stone circle in a series of 50 that we were attempting to visit before my wife’s 50th birthday which is in June.  This was ‘Cerrig Duon’ stone circle in the upper reaches of the Tawe Valley.  As an aside this means I have also visited 50 stone circles :).  Right next to the circle is a standing stone ‘Maen mawr’ (Big Stone), so here are 3 different views of that, two from different sides of the megalith, and one from a distance.

‘Holding’, Maen mawr, 2019.Holding

‘Shooting’, Maen mawr, 2019.Shooting

‘Distance’, Maen mawr, 2019.PWC3c

So what next, well we should easily fit in another 10 new circles before we are 60! So we might need more of a challenge than that.

Ken