Tag Archives: Stones

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

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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

Standing watching – Friday Foto Fun: Moody

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we have been asked:

Please share are moody pic, poem or story?

I love moody skies, though it usually means rain is never far away, which in turn makes me moody when we are on holiday visiting ancient sites, and walking in the wilds.  So here is a moody sky for you, did it rain – probably!

‘Standing watching’, Boswens, Cornwall, 2014.Standing watching

Ken

Sacred space and a special cat – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Rebirth and remembrance.

Each week, K’lee and Dale offer  prompts for us to consider as the latest challenge.  This week it is:

Rebirth and remembrance

Well my first photo is of a barrow near the stone circle, the Druids circle near Penmaenmawr.  These places must have been a place of remembrance for the ancient people of this land, and perhaps to a place of rebirth.

‘Long gone?’, Penmaenmawr, 2019.Long gone?

And for my second photo, a picture of our lovely cat Darkle snoozing in the sun, she lived a long life, and is missed and remembered fondly.

‘Darkle’, 2006.DarkleKen

More than you can shake a stick at – Photo for the Week – 32 – Circles

This weeks for the Photo for the Week, Bren asks:

The challenge for this week is Circles

Well I had to use a stone circle, you would expect it of me I am sure.  So another favorite circle, the Merry Maidens in Cornwall.

‘Dancing’, Merry Maidens, Cornwall, 2018.Dancing

And because we were asked for circles and not circle, here is another:

‘Under a heavy sky’, Torhouskie Stone Circle, Newton Stewart, 2018.Under a heavy sky

And then just to prove I can get more than one circle in a photo at one time.

‘More than you can shake a stick at’, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Cumbria, 2017.More than you can shake a stick at

Ken

Moor lines – One word Sunday Challenge – Row

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 row post.

I thought I would use another ancient monument this week, no surprises there I hear some of you shout!  I don’t think I have used this location for a challenge before though, and it seemed very fitting for this one.

On Dartmoor there are many stone rows, this one is part of the ‘Merrivale complex‘ of ancient sites.  It is a double row, for an added bonus for this weeks challenge I feel.

‘Moor lines’, Merrivale stone rows, Dartmoor, 2015.Moor lines

Ken

Meg’s smile – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Looks Like a Face

This week Cee challenges us with the topic ‘Looks Like a Face’.

I always think that this profile of Long Meg looks like a face, in fact I think she would be rather at home in an episode of the Simpsons!

‘Meg’s smile’, Long Meg and her daughters, Cumbria, 2017.Meg's smile

Ken