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Nith, Sun and Water – A Photo a Week Challenge: Sun & Water.

This week  Nancy has challenged us with the following:

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO (OR TWO OR THREE) THAT FEATURES THE SUN AND WATER TOGETHER.

I have shared quite a few photos from our trip to Dumfries and Galloway last year, the light and the sunsets over the river Nith were exceptional.  Just looking at these shots takes me right back to those warm evening walks.  So here is another shot reworked for this challenge.

‘Nith, Sun and Water’, Glencaple, 2018.
PAWCSun

Ken

Spout – Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: July 04, 2019

Each week Kammie challenges us to post an oddball photo:

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.  We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.

‘Spout’, Kirkcudbright, 2018.Spout

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

Transition – Weekly Photo Challenge : Falling Water

This week Jenn at ‘Traveling at Wits End‘ asks:

Photograph Falling Water

Ok, there is some falling water in this photo, but maybe not as much as there should be :), please forgive me, this photo is mainly the outcome of water that has fallen into another body of water, and the drop at the top is in transition between rising and falling, so I may just get away with bending the brief this week.

‘Transition’, 2014.Transition

Ken

Around Whithorn – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – In or On Water

This week Cee challenges us with the topic ‘In or On Water’.

So a shot of a boat sailing around the Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galoway, taken on a lovely clear day while we were on holiday last year.

‘Around Whithorn’, Whithorn, 2018.Around Whithorn

Ken

 

2 Wonders in one – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Wonder

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

I have never used Wonder as a theme either! Whether you want to feature the Wonders of Nature, the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World or make us wonder what you may have photographed, there are plenty of directions for you to take this theme! And, of course, I expect all of your ideas to be wonderful!!

It will be of no surprise that I am probably going to use a photo of a stone circle for this challenge, full of mystery and wonder.  How did they get there? What were they built for?

So which to choose?  Well it had to be Stonehenge really for a challenge entitled wonder,  it is not my favourite stone circle, but it would certainly be the first circle that entered many peoples minds. So off I went looking for a photo to use, and I found this one.

Previously unedited for the very reason that it works so well for this challenge,  we have the ancient wonder of Stonehenge, and the modern wonder of water on tap. I like the juxtaposition here of monument and sprinkler hose, maybe it is to remind us that just as the monuments meaning faded away, so too perhaps could our natural resource of water if misused, leaving the hose and sprinkler a wonder for future generations.

‘2 Wonders in one’, Stonehenge, 2017.2 Wonders in one

Ken

Penmon Dreams – Friendly Friday – Dreamy

This week ‘The Snow Melts Somewhere’ challenges us with:

Since my blog’s tagline is Stories and dreamy images, I’ve given myself permission to dream a bit when I blog. Let’s forget about all the worries in the world and daydream… Let your mind wander. Where does it go? What do you dream of?

Today’s theme for the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge is Dreamy.

So here are a couple of photos taken this year at Penmon point which I feel have a dreamy quality, the first is a 5 photo stitch landscape, which by now some of you will know I am quite fond of producing.

‘Penmon Dreams’, Penmon point, Anglesey, 2018.FFDreamy

And the second a dreamy picture of the light house.

‘Lighthouse dreams’, Penmon point, Anglesey, 2018.K.Humphreys (7 of 8)

And just because I noticed it in my media folder as I was looking to upload the two above, a bonus shot I have used before taken while walking alongside the river Nith.

‘Heron Dreams’, Glencaple, Dumfries and Galoway, 2018.nith4

And just because the above seem to be all about watery dreams –

“My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ken

Motion Slow – Weekly Photo Challenge – Motion

This week Jenn at ‘Traveling at Wits End’ challenges us to:

Photograph Motion . . .  Photography can uniquely stop time, freezing a fleeting moment that would otherwise pass us by. Photography can also show the passage of time through techniques like long exposure.

Well I was all set to find a picture of a car passing by with motion trails, or maybe one of the cats jumping, however I saw this when looking for another photo, it was unedited and a name for it jumped out.  So I had to use it!

‘Motion Slow’, Bangor, 2014.MotionSlow

Ken

River Nith – A Photo a Week Challenge: Water.

In this weeks challenge Nancy asks us to:

SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT FEATURES WATER OF ANY KIND.

Those of you who follow me on FB, G+, or on this blog will have noticed the photos I have recently been posting of the River Nith in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, where we spent a holiday earlier in the year.  Each night we would return to a magnificent golden dappled water after our daily outings.

Nith

It is fair to say I fell in love with this stretch of water.

Nith2

Aqua drop

columnOk so a few months ago I thought I would play around with trying to photograph some drops of water,  just as a bit of an experiment to see if I could do it.

so I filled the sink with water, set the camera on a tripod nearby, with a speedlight attached, set the tap dripping, plugged in my remote, and fired away.

I set the aperture fairly small f 18 so I could get a good depth of field, zoomed in, and set the focus manually by holding a pencil in the water at the point where the drips were landing and focusing on that.

CraterThe first few shots were taken at a round 1/100 sec  with the room light on, and then I changed to taking some at over a second in a darkened room, and thus using the speed light to freeze the motion.

The difficult part is estimating when the drop is going to hit.  Anyway I was sufficiently pleased that I edited some of the shots for you, and will give it a go in the future when I have time to set up with maybe coloured water, a tray and a drip bag.

Drops