Tag Archives: Wood

53 – #ThursdayDoors: December 12th, 2019

Each week Norm asks that we post images of Doors.

’53’, Vienna, 2013.



One day – Pull up a Seat photo challenge 2019: Week 48

Each week at XingfuMama we are asked to ‘Pull up a seat‘.

We pass this one by on our walk from Carbis bay to St.Ives, whenever we visit.  I have never taken the time to sit down here, maybe next time!

‘One day’, St. Ives, Cornwall, 2019.



Double Entry – #ThursdayDoors: December 5th, 2019 & Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Two of Anything & Which Way photo challenge – December 6 2019

Each week Norm asks that we post images of Doors, San asks us to post a which way, and this Thursday Cee also asked us to post Two of anything.

So here is a photo of a door which at first glance looks like two doors, but is in fact 1, and a gate, an entry to barn coupled with that to a field. And 2 ways in or out!  I wonder why the barn door is cut at that odd angle?

‘Double Entry’, West Penwith, Cornwall, 2019.
Double Entry



Cube, Sphere, Pyramid – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #74 – Abstract

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

This week we invite you to break the rules and go beyond the traditional realistic image of an object, scene, or element. For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74, we are going “Abstract.”

Well I thought I would use a photo of some of the marvellous sculptures of artist David Nash, please do go and see any exhibition of his work if you get the chance. And do go and hunt out his artwork and sculptures if this is the first time you are hearing about him – David Nash.

These simple burnt wooden objects really spoke to me, maybe nature in its abstract form, and so for this challenge, and after a little photoshop jiggery pokery, the abstract taken, abstracted from its original abstract context, but possibly made less abstract by my meddling and layering of some contextualising textures.

‘Cube, Sphere, Pyramid’, David Nash Exhibition Cardiff, 2019.
Cube, Sphere, Pyramid.



Arc – Pull up a Seat photo challenge 2019: Week 47

Each week at XingfuMama we are asked to ‘Pull up a seat‘.

I particularly like this one, I like the craftsmanship shown in the jointing, the simplicity of the arc, the way the seat stretches and fills the void between the walls, enfolding the tree.  At first look very simple, but I think a lot of thought has gone into this.

‘Arc’, Fountains Abbey, 2019.



Waiting way – Which Way Challenge: October 25th, 2019

Each Friday San challenges us with the following:

The Which Way photo challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on. You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible. Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs. There’s no topic to this challenge. All you need have is the “way” visible and the main focus of your photo.

‘Waiting way’, Dunster Mill, 2019.
Waiting way