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Orange illuminated- Weekly Photo Challenge : Orange

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

It’s a color challenge this week. I don’t do these very often, but I seem to have brought back a whole lot of orange from India and it’s got me seeing the color everywhere. This week the challenge is to….
Photograph the Color Orange

Well as I entitled last weeks submission ‘Banana’ the idea of orange made me chuckle, should I continue with the fruit theme, however it was one of those rare occasions when we do not have an orange, satsuma, or clementine in the house.  So instead here are some lovely tulips for you.

‘Orange illuminated’, Sizergh Castle, 2017.WPCOrange

Ken

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Banana – Weekly Photo Challenge : Found Art

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

This week’s theme is to….
Photograph Found Art

This art was found while walking around Vienna, I expect it does not relate to the sign below it, but it might!

‘Banana!’, Vienna, 2013.WPCArt

Ken

From the inside – Weekly Photo Challenge : Decay

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

This week, the challenge is to go out and…

Photograph Decay

For this week I have chosen a photo of a tree that is in the process of Decay.

‘From the inside’, Puzzlewood, 2005.From the inside

And a second photo of the interior of Kenmure Castle, the roof gone and falling to Decay too quickly for a building of this beauty.

‘From the inside 2’, Kenmure Castle, 2018.From the inside 2

Ken

Its in sphere – Weekly Photo Challenge – Round Things

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

So this week I’m going to send you off on a quest to photograph round things. I’m specifically thinking spheres, but I’ll leave the challenge open for other round things.

This week, the challenge is to go out and…

Photograph Round Things

Well I did not have to go far in my quest for a round thing.  This ‘thing’ sits in my desktop organiser and looks at me as I type up my posts, and edit photos.  It was inevitable that one day I would photograph it.  It is not quite a marble, nor is it a ball.  It is a sphere within a sphere!

The inner sphere has an eye printed on it, is weighted, and is suspended in liquid within a larger clear sphere.  And therefore when you roll it along a surface the eye always remains staring upwards, giving the effect that it is mysteriously floating along a surface rather than rolling.

‘Its in sphere’, 2019.Its in sphere

‘Eye eye’, 2019.WPCRound2

Ken

Stone gathering – Weekly Photo Challenge – Gatherings

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

This week, the challenge is to go out and…

Photograph Gatherings

Well it is fair to say I am not a keen fan of large gatherings, a few friends at most, around a table, sharing fine food and conversation, although some of the dances we go to to are a different matter all together, and these are also fine.  In general I just do not like crowds,  most of you who follow my blog will notice a lot of my photos are of wide open spaces, away from the crowds, and away from other people, lost in the wilds, or at least as wild as the UK has to offer.

The heritage industry has seen a rise in interest over the past few years, though it may be declining again, and very often we find ourselves sharing once empty spaces with others.  I general this I do not mind, we gather with a shared purpose, to explore, discover, understand, and ultimately to walk in and out of each others shots as we attempt to achieve the bast photograph.

So here is a photograph of Stonehenge, featuring a gathering of heritage tourists which stretches all the way around the monument, it had been years since my previous visit, and on this day the shear number of people there came as quite a shock.  A gathering of stones where I can feel calm, with a gathering of people to set my heart racing!

‘Gathered stones’, Stonehenge, 2017.WPCCrowd

And a photo of another gathering where I feel at home, a crowd of dancers working their way around the dance-floor.

‘Gathering dance’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.Gathering dance

Ken

Looking for food! – Weekly Photo Challenge – Feathered Friends

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

This week, the challenge is to go out and…

Photograph our Feathered Friends

Having a look through the archives there were a few that I could choose from, but I decided on these two feathered friends who look like they are hungry.

‘Making new friends’, Caerphilly, 2015.WPCFriends

And also this cheeky chap.

‘Give us a chip’, St Ives, 2014.WPCFriends2

Ken

My Garden! – Weekly Photo Challenge – Out of Place

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

This week is one of those odd-ball challenges: Photograph Something that Doesn’t Belong.  I think I’m tapping back into my childhood and remembering a bit from the children’s show Sesame Street where they show a series of objects and challenges the children to find the thing that doesn’t belong. I can even hear the song in my head “One of this things doesn’t belong…”

Well what an interesting challenge, Jenn said she did not want to give us an easy time, no keyword searching through our archives, but rather a new photo, or looking at our archives with new eyes.

So I duly started looking through my archives for something out of place.  Well the first few things I saw were out of place in the archives, but taken as stand alone items would not look out of place to you at all.  I suppose I could have uploaded the photos to either side to illustrate maybe.  So back to looking.

Then I found a few things that were sort of out of place but actually entirely natural.  For example fungus on a tree, not out of place from our perspective as that is where we might expect to find it, but what does the tree think about it?

Then I saw this photo, to the observer perhaps nothing is out of place, but to one of our cats, the white statute of a cat was definitely out of place in his garden.  I had previously edited this photo, but took a look again for this challenge.  I would like to be able to say that the weeds are out of place, but more often than not they are in place.

‘My garden!’, Brynna, 2014.WPCPlace

And there I was all set to leave it at that one photo,  but I occasionally like a browse through the archives, and only a little further on was this one.  A red painted circle on a stone in the middle of a wood.  Out of place to the observer, but in place I suspect to the person who left it there.

‘Red Circle’, West Penwith, Cornwall, 2014.WPCPlace2

Ken