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.
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.
This week the topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is M or N.
So here is a shot of stone whispering at Amroth beach Pembrokeshire – a tenuous link to the task given only by my naming of the shot!
For those of you who do not follow me on Facebook or G+ here are some links to the two albums I have recently been working on.
Cornwall July 2016 – 213 photos
Finch Foundry – 15 photos
This weeks challenge is to provide a photo that evokes solitude.
Here is a photo taken last year of the Mên Scryfa in Cornwall, a stone alone, stood in its own field. To look at it in isolation you would find it in its place of solitude, however widen your vision and its place within the prehistoric landscape becomes apparent.
We can all be alone, seek our places of solitude, and retreat, yet we are all connected. Just as the ancients might have envisaged a network of power stretching between these places, so to in these times we need to remember that although we can feel that we stand in solitude, our networks physical and virtual are greater than they once were. Our combined thought can achieve great things.
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 :
Magic at Zennor Quoit:
Well this weeks challenge is Quest – Quest (noun): A long or arduous search for something.
Getting some of these to stand on end certainly took a long search for the point of balance.
This shot was taken on a visit to the National Trust Colby garden in Pembrokeshire, where we took a lovely walk down to the beach at Amroth.
Normally upon seeing this weeks B&W photo challenge title from Cee, that of “WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL TO YOU“, I would have been rushing off to find photos, of Megaliths, Flowers or beautiful landscapes. Indeed I thought of posting some of those things.
However those of you who know me well, and/or are friends on Facebook will know that this week my wife Karen has been in hospital with appendicitis. So I thought I would post one of my favourite photos of her, and indeed a photo she herself is happy with, which is no small feat.
This was taken on our first digital camera, a DiMAGE Z3 in 2009 at Men-an-tol in Cornwall.
So ‘What is beautiful to’ me – Life, friendship, companionship and love.
To see other entrants to this competition visit Cee’s page here.
Thank you Cee for choosing me as one of your featured bloggers this week.
Here are those other lucky featured souls.
Well its been a long time since my last blog post, and before that they had also been getting quite sporadic. The main reason was that I was awaiting a new computer and thus had been limiting my photo editing until the new one arrived. Well the new one arrived, I dived into some editing, but then it promptly developed a fault two weeks later, having to be sent back to be fixed. The good news is that it will be back with me early next week, just in time for some holidays and therefore no time to edit, but plenty of time to add more photos to the backlog!
I’m nearly a year behind with my editing eek! But fun times to be had ahead, and I have been doing a lot of reading both about post processing and photographic technique, so expect a few blogs about that, and hopefully some new gear on the horizon.
Well given this is a photographic blog I better add a photo from the last series of edits, so here is a photo from last years trip to Cornwall in October.
For this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge I present – a shot taken in Cornwall combining a Tregeseal holed stone, and Karens wedding ring – an expression of who we are.