Tag Archives: Stones

Stonehenge June 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 earlier in the year to the Stonehenge.

So here is a link to the Photos:

Stonehenge June 2017

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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

 

Almost candid photographer – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Candid

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.

Candid

 

Painting stones – Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

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.

Birkrigg

 

Mên Scryfa: Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

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.

men-scryfa

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.

 

Carbis & Zennor: Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

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 :

carbis-bay

Magic at Zennor Quoit:

zennor-quoit

Stone whispering: Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

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.

stones

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.

 

Karen at the stones – WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL TO YOU

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.

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Thank you Cee for choosing me as one of your featured bloggers this week.

Here are those other lucky featured souls.