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The wheels that drive the hammer – Tuesday Photo Challenge: Wheel.

Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Wheel’:

After a great week of Technology, I thought it would be fun to switch to some early technology that has affected humanity’s advancement over the ages; so this week, the theme is Wheel! Of course, the Wheel comes in all shapes and sizes, and it can be a noun or a verb. I think that this might give all of you some room for exploration and creative expression, to which I very much look forward!!
So let’s wheel around and have a blast with this theme!

So I ended up using different photos to those I set out to find!  The following photos were taken at Finch foundry, the last working water-powered forge in England.  Actually these could also have been used for the previous two weeks challenges!  The first photo is of the water wheel.

‘Water power’, Finch foundry, Dartmoor, 2016.Water power

The second photo is inside the foundry directly behind the water wheel.

‘Wheels and belts’, Finch foundry, Dartmoor, 2016.Wheels and belts

The next photo is a small detail I noticed when editing the above photo, a small amount of water running in from the outside.

‘A small leak’, Finch foundry, Dartmoor, 2016.A small leak

And finally what do all these wheels do, well some of them drive this:

‘The big hammer’, Finch foundry, Dartmoor, 2016.Big hammer


Mysterious machines – Tuesday Photo Challenge: Technology.

Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Technology’:

With a great start into the 4th year, I was challenged to come up with a theme this week. The ones that came to mind had either been used or were too hard to verify that they were not a repeat… Then the theme of Technology came to mind, as that is what brought us all here. So your challenge for this week is to capture technology, old and new, in a way that connects it to you.

So rather than just use last weeks post for this week ;), I thought this week I would use these two photos of technological follies!  They sort of remind me of the film ‘Brazil’.

‘The in tray of doom’, Castle Drogo, 2015.The in tray of doom

‘We are listening’, Castle Drogo, 2015.We are listening


A powerful tool – Tuesday Photo Challenge: Connections.

Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Connections’:

This week, I want to make the theme about the most important thing that I can think of in our endeavors here and in many other aspects of life: Connections! Making connections with one another and learning more about the world and the great people, with whom we share it.
Your challenge is to capture any type of connections that you would like to share, as they come in many guises and at many levels.

So what to choose?  I sat and cogitated for a while, and then decided I was going to use a guitar cable, a jack lead and pedal socket.  However when I opened my lead bag I saw the microphone and xlr cable, and thought, one of the most important aspects of our ability to connect with others is our ability to communicate.  So on one level I present to you a simple connection of lead to microphone.  And on another level, for better or worse the microphone has enabled a communicator of word or song, to connect and move large crowds that they previously would not have been able to touch all at one moment, thus giving the crowd an even greater sense of shared experience, weaving connections between the ‘performer’ and one another.

‘A powerful tool’, 2019.A powerful tool


Binary meaning – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Technology.

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


In our modern lives we seem to have an obsession with getting the latest bit of technology, acquiring the newest bit of kit, this has become the meaning of life for some people.  Obsolescence is now built in, but many outdated pieces of technology still work, don’t panic, they can still contain the meaning of life if you look.

‘Just analogue numbers?’, 2019.Just analogue numbers