Tag Archives: Sunset

A perfect moment – Sunday Stills: #Stillness

This week Teri has challenged us with:

Stillness, our Sunday Stills theme this week, seemed appropriate during this month of June.

This was one of those perfect moments, sunset along the river Nith, a peaceful moment, a moment to reflect, a moment to take joy in being alive, a moment of clarity that can only be found when all around you is stilled.

This photo can take me right back to one such moment.

‘A perfect moment’, River Nith, Glencaple, 2018.SSStill

Ken

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Reborn tides and Tidal spirits – Friendly Friday: Ebb and Flow

This Friday, ‘The Snow Melts Somewhere’ and ‘Something to Ponder About’ have challenged us with:

Publish a ‘Friendly Friday – Ebb and Flow,’ post

I have used this photo before, for a different challenge, however I thought I would re-edit it, and thus this image itself takes on a certain ebb and flow as it is reborn.  A tidal river shaped by the ebb and flow of water over the years.

‘Reborn tides’, River Nith, 2018.Reborn tides

I thought I would also add this one, not only because it contains the ebb and flow between life and death, the humans who have been christened, married, have worshipped, and been buried here.  But also the ebb and flow of a religion, the old abbey, the ‘new’ church.

‘Tidal spirits’, Tally abbey, 2019.Tidal spirits

Ken

Distant harbour – Weekly Photo Challenge : Oh, the Place You’ll Go

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.Distant harbour

Ken

Elements – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #47 – Five Elements

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.Elements

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?

Ken

Sunset sounds – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #44 – Harmony

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.Beautiful harmonies

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.Golden Nith

Ken

Evening drama – Friday Foto Fun: Dramatic

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.Evening drama

Ken

Fire in the sky – A Photo a Week Challenge: Fire

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.Fire in the sky

Ken

Rock and Rolling in – Tuesday Photo Challenge: Roll.

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.Rock and Rolling in

Ken

Rock face – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rock.

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.Rock face

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.All at sea

Ken