Tag Archives: Weekly Prompts

Bunny – Weekly Prompts: Easter

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen ‘Easter’ as the theme for their challenge.

Our Saturday Photo Challenge is Easter.

I have to admit it my thoughts are on chocolate: eggs, bunnies, bars! Rampant commercialism, feeding my coco addiction, a four day weekend, rather than any spiritual meaning.

‘Bunny’, 2013.Bunny

Ken

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Smoking Blue – Weekly Prompts: Blue

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen ‘Blue’ as the theme for their challenge.

As we begin the month of April Susan and I have chosen a photo challenge relating to the color BLUE as the shade most appropriate to welcome the return of spring with its blue skies, fresh air and babbling brooks.

So  this photo came to mind of a large Blue sculpture at the Eden Project. It measures nearly nine metres tall, weighs 20-tonnes, and fires out vapour rings, thought to be the world’s biggest ceramic sculpture at the time it was unveiled at the Eden Project on Tuesday, May 22 2018.

It is called ‘∞ Blue’ (Infinity Blue) and it pays homage to cyanobacteria, one of the world’s smallest living beings.  Created by duo Studio Swine (Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers), Japanese architect Azusa Murakami and British artist Alexander Groves.

‘Smoking Blue’, Eden Project, 2018.Smoking Blue

Ken

I wish I had wings – Weekly Prompts – Wings

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen ‘Wings’ as the theme for their challenge.

This weekend GC and I have chosen WINGS as your Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge.

Well I went with the slightly obvious for my first shot, taken at Arlington court, on a cold and rainy day, I did not take nearly as many photos as I normally would.

‘You’re not eating me yet’, Arlington Court, 2019.You're not eating me yet

And the second photo on a lovely warm day at the end of last summer , while in Cornwall.  I think I can get away with this as both the surfboard and the kite are sometimes referred to as wings!

‘I can almost fly’, Sennen Cove, 2018.WPWings

Ken

Tables and Basses – Weekly Prompts – Best Buy

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen ‘Best Buy’ as the theme for their challenge.

We all have something at home that we regard as our ‘Best Buy’, so what’s yours, what is your best purchase? Perhaps you have more than one, or maybe the best buy turned out to be your best gift. Whatever they may be, we are looking forward to viewing your photographs and reading all about them.

So what to choose?

This was actually very easy as last week we bought a new table, it was just the style that we had been looking for, and an absolute bargain to boot!  Oh and the cats seem to approve, so that has to be a good thing.

‘Table for hippies’, 2019.WPBestbuy

And I thought I also better post a shot of one of my upright basses, as she has been one of my best buys of the previous decade, bringing joy to both me, and hopefully others.

‘Tallulah’, 2019.WPBestbuy2

And just to round things of a photo I used last week, my camera, although only sporting the kit lens here rather than the usual 18-200mm.  Unlike both of my upright basses (the other one is called Audrey), I have never named my cameras, do any of you do that? I would be intrigued to find out if you do.

‘Photographer’, 2014.VJName

Ken

Orange crushed – Weekly Prompts – Orange

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen ‘Orange’ as the theme for their challenge.

“Orange is the color of the sun. It is vital and a good color generally, indicating thoughtfulness and consideration of others.”  Those are the thoughts of Edgar Cayce who was an American clairvoyant.

You do not need to be a seer to appreciate the fact that the color orange is a dynamic tint and that when you are surrounded by this life enhancing shade you begin to feel better about yourself and the world around you.

This is the color that my partner Susan and myself have decided to emphasize for the month of March. This is an almost impossible shade to not run into in your everyday life.

With this thought in mind we encourage you to offer us your own photographic interpretation of this warm dynamic color. —  gc

So what to choose?

The first a very orange weed, made slightly more orange for this challenge.

‘Orange weed’, Brynna, 2014.WPOrange

And for my second choice, we had woken up in the middle of the night, and gone up to the common to look at the night sky.  We found mostly mist and light pollution.

‘Orange pollution’, Brynna common, 2015.WPOrange2b

Ken

Arthurs fence – Weekly Prompts – Fences

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen ‘Fences’ as the theme for their challenge.

Well I have to say I found this quite hard, I started questioning what a fence was! How many rails constitutes a fence? More than one? But does two count as a fence if the primary purpose is to stop transition from one are to another, but what if it is just to aid/stop human movement?  Can it be made of stone? Or is that always a wall?  Oh well I will be asking myself these questions all day now.  Needless to say I have not got a picture of some one who buys and sells stolen jewelry to make things easier!  And I have quite a few where the gate is the focus, but they do not really show the fence.

Anyway this is what I came up with. . . A 3 photo stitch taken at one of the many ‘Arthur’s stones’ last year.

‘Arthur’s fence’,  Dorstone, Hereford, 2018.WPFence

Ken

Power Up – Weekly Prompts – Photo Challenge Up

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen ‘Up’ as the theme for their challenge.

I don’t play as many computer games as I once did, however given the topic for this weeks challenge I wanted to find a photo to fit my chosen title.  A delve into the archives turned this ‘up’.

‘Power Up’, Brynna, 2013.UpPower

Ken

I used to be useful – Weekly Prompts – Photo Challenge Junk

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen ‘Junk’ as the theme for their challenge.

‘I used to be useful’, not quite my cry, but certainly the items in this photo used to be.  Taken at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, is junk ever junk? I am sure several of you would give these items a home. And perhaps they are useful still.

‘I used to be useful’, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Cumbria, 2017.JunkBobbin

Ken

Shepherd’s Tulip – Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge – RED

This week GC and SueW pose us the following Challenge:

Welcome to February, the most romantic month of the year and the Photo Challenge RED!

Cast your minds back to the start of January and some of you may remember GC announcing our new monthly photo challenge, “At the start of each month a colour challenge will be offered to you.”

This month our colour is RED. Well, what else would it be?

So here are two interpretations from my archives.

‘Shepherds Delight’, Brynna, S.Wales, 2016.RedSky

‘Tulip’, Stokesay Castle, Craven Arms, 2015.RedTulip

Up to Swinside – Photo Challenge Walking.

This week SueW & GC  of Weekly Prompts say:

The Photo Challenge GC and I have chosen for you this weekend is ‘Walking‘ . . . What about you, are you the type to enjoy a brisk walk in the great outdoors, or are you a sedentary person whose idea of exercise is similar to my friend’s?

At the end of October we took a trip up to the Lake district, so here is a picture of walking to, and arrival at our destination on one of the days, Swinside Stone Circle (Sunkenkirk).

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