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It might just bounce! – Photo for the Week – 54 – Water.

This week Bren has challenged us with:

This week’s Photo for the Week Challenge is – Water.

It might skim, or it might just bounce!

‘It might just bounce!’, Brynna woods, 2020.
It might just bounce!

Ken

Fantasy – One word Sunday Challenge: Symmetry, & Which Way photo challenge – January 31 2020.

This week Debbie  challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own symmetry post.

And 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.

I always enjoy taking pictures and turning them into symmetrical images, those with trees I find, always take on the ethereal, a touch of the fantasy realms. Perhaps by mirroring the image we are allowed in some way a brief glimpse into those worlds that lie just beyond our sight!

Once I have mirrored them I usually treat them just like any other photo, lightening, darkening, filtering, and general tinkering with different portions, and thus the result is always, not quite symmetrical, in an attempt to fool the eye.

‘Fantasy’, Brynna, 2015.
Fantasy

Ken

Overgrown and forgotten. – Word/Photo Challenge: ‘The Bridge’

For this weekends prompt GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme.

This weekend the Word/Photo Challenge from GC and me is ‘The Bridge’ 

Well I decided to go for the conventional, just because I snapped this last week when walking in our local woodland. It is a favourite spot, I do love how this old bridge, that once bridged embankments over a long disused branch line, has persisted against the ravages of time when so many have fallen.  In its heyday it would have shown a bridging between the modernity of the industrial rails and the agricultural fields that surround it, allowing miners to walk to work, from the local village to the mine workings.  But now it stands, slowly deteriorating, bridging a forgotten past with the present.

‘Overgrown and forgotten’, Brynna woods, 2020.
Overgrown and forgotten

Ken

Woodland gate – Sunday Stills – #Gates to Fun

This week Teri has challenged us with ‘Gates’.

So I chose this gate in the woodland at Colby Woodland Gardens, I liked the way the sunlight was filtering through the trees and catching the post.  Gateways are often the liminal spaces of transition between one experience and another, but in this case we pass from woodland – to woodland, did we feel a change of place?

‘Woodland gate’, Colby Woodland Gardens, 2016.Woodland gate

Ken

Down in the woods – Friendly Friday: Photo walk

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

It’s Friendly Friday again and the theme for this week is Photo Walk.

What catches your eye?

A walk down in our local woods always means there is a photo opportunity. So here are a few shots to give you a feel for what catches my eye, when there are no stone circles, ancient monuments, vast open landscapes, or cats to be found.

Ken

Cosmic Castlerigg – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – In the realm of the otherworldly.

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

In the realm of the otherworldly.

So most of you by now know how fond I am of visiting ancient sites, stone circles in particular.  So I thought I would treat you to a cosmic circle, given they are otherworldly places, and maybe even gateways to the otherworld.

‘Cosmic Castlerigg’, Cumbria, 2018.KADOtherworldly

And because woodlands are otherworldly spaces.

‘Under the boughs’, Brynna woods, 2015.KADOtherworldly2

Ken