This week Jenn at ‘Traveling at Wits End‘ asks:
Photograph the Places You’ll Go
You will have to visit Jenn’s site to get a full description of how we can photograph the Place you’ll go, but here is a photograph of St. Ives in Cornwall, I am fairly sure we will revisit this Distant harbour in the not too distant future!
‘Distant harbour’, St. Ives, 2018.
This week we are challenged us with:
This week you have an opportunity to interpret metal, wood, water, fire, and/or earth with your favorite photos to express “…the only home we’ve ever known”. Feel free to choose one, two… or all five elements.
Ok so I had a think about how I might manage to get away with one photo for this weeks challenge, but try as I might I only managed three or four of the Chinese elements in one photo.
Oh well, so I have decided to use a photo taken at Sandymouth bay in Cornwall, I have used this location before for some posts, it is very photogenic, especially at sunset. So here is the photo and a short explanation.
‘Elements’, Sandymouth bay, 2017.
So the sun as Fire, the sea and waterfall as Water, the cliffs, pebbles and sand count as the Earth. Now this is where it gets a bit hazy! The camera used to take the photo has metal components, and I know that that pebble beach has driftwood on it, you just cannot see it in this photo. Can I get away with that?
This week Tina challenges us with:
This is your opportunity to share your favorite harmonies. Give us your best yoga pose, or your favorite musician at work, or perhaps a happy couple arm in arm – whatever floats your boat (especially if it’s on a warm yellow/orange sunset or a cool blue sunrise 😊).
Well my first photo is of the band Shillelagh playing at Pentreffest Rudry, beautiful musical harmonies, dancers in harmony with the music, and a distinct harmonising palette on stage.
‘Beautiful harmonies’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.
And because it does ‘float my boat’, and Tina asked fo it, a ‘warm yellow/orange’ sunset, from last years trip to Dumfries and Galloway.
‘Golden Nith’, Glencaple, 2018.
For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we have been asked:
Please share something that you consider dramatic?
Whether through your lens or your creative writing …
Post a photo or get creative … stir our emotions!
Well I knew I was going to use a photo from this set for this challenge, I just had to choose one. I have used a few photos of the River Nith before, the skys, shadows and reflections were all full of drama on our evening walks along the Nith in Glencaple last year. It is fair to say the whole visit had quite a dramatic effect on me.
‘Evening drama’, Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.
This week Nancy has challenged us with the topic of ‘Sunshine’, saying:
IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) OF FIRE
Well I decided to twist the brief a little, as I was looking through the archives for ‘Fire’, I saw this photo, taken while on holiday in Cornwall some years ago. Well the sun counts as fire does it not?
‘Fire in the sky’, Cornwall, 2007.
Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Roll’:
Of course, after a week of Rocking entries, you fully expected that we’d Roll into this week! Yes, I gave into the temptation of using Rock and Roll in consecutive weeks. As Roll can take a number of meanings, you can roll the dice to select the one you want to use. Whether a bread roll, a bed roll, or a ball rolling down the hill, I look forward to see what wonderful ideas come rolling in this week!
So following on from the second of the two rock photos I used last week, I thought I would use another photo from that set, it includes that same rock, but this time we see more of the waves ‘roll’-ing in.
‘Rock and Rolling in’, Sandymouth bay, 2017.
Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Wonder’:
In case you wondered, last week’s contributions were absolutely wonderful! To put it simply: all of you Rock!! Which leads me to this week’s theme: Rock…
So having a look back through some old photos I found this one. It is a carving down on the beach in Tintagel.
‘Rock face’, Tintagel, 2017.
And also from the same day, a favourite rock to photograph at Sandymouth bay, it would actually be quite hard not to get it in a shot.
‘All at sea’, Sandymouth bay, Cornwall, 2017.
This week Nancy has challenged us with the topic of ‘Shimmer’, saying:
It is so much fun to play with light, especially natural light. When shooting outdoors, the sun can be your best friend or your worst enemy. . . . SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) THAT SHIMMER.
Last year we spent a week in Dumfries and Galloway, we stayed in a little house on the banks of the river Nith at Glencaple, it was glorious. On several of the evenings we got to walk along side the Nith as the sun was setting, this provided some beautiful images for my camera to drink in. The light was wonderful, and as always I took far to many photos, easily doubling the length of time it would take us to walk from our little house into Glencaple itself. I have used several photos of the Nith for previous challenges, but it was just too glorious not to use another one, and to have the enjoyment of re-editing it.
I had a hard time deciding between the colour image and the silvery monochrome image for this one, and in the end I thought I may as well use both!
‘Shimmer on the Nith’, Glencaple, 2018.
‘Silver shimmer on the Nith’, Glencaple, 2018.
For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee gives us the topic of ‘Shadows‘.
The other week my wife called me into our hallway to look at something, as the sun was setting the light was streaming through our living room window and casting golden shadows on the stairwell wall. That night I managed to restrain myself from grabbing the camera, and we just enjoyed the moment together, watching the golden light fade. The following evening I may have had my camera to hand just in case!
‘Golden shadows’, 2019.
For this Sunday’s trees challenge from Becca I thought I would use these trees somewhere in London.
‘Sunset silhouette’, London, 2016.