Tag Archives: Weekly Photo Challenge

Running shadows

Photography is all about experimenting with light, and then positioning yourself (or your subject) in the right spot to achieve a certain effect. One such effect is a silhouette, in which an outline of someone or something appears dark against a lighter background. Silhouettes can be very dramatic and resemble black shapes without any details, but the effect varies from picture to picture.

Says Cheri Lucas Rowlands. I thought of this image I took recently on the beach at Exmouth, and I quite like it.
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Nature and coast

When I think of texture I think close up and one the places I like taking close up photos is the seashore. I lovely pootling around a beach in winter hunting for treasure that has been delivered by the tide or has waited for millennia for my lens. So this weeks photo challenge was easy, simple photos from nature.

Perhaps you have some textures to share? Visit http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/texture/ to join in.

Some Local Zigzagery

There’s no need to look very far to find zigzags, most towns and cities will have architectural features that meet this weeks photo challenge.
Apart from some natural zigzags, mine are all photos taken in Exeter Cathedral and surrounds.

You can join this weeks challenge here, http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/zigzag/

Summer Lovin’

Yesterday was Scarlett, my granddaughter’s first birthday.She had a lovely party with lots of family and friends the day before, all very exciting! I was very lucky to be able to stay for the actual day and after a morning opening presents we had a seaside stroll.

Scarlett tries out her new Smart Trike
Scarlett tries out her new Smart Trike

Ice cream was spread around nicely

Look at my ice cream beard.
Look at my ice cream beard.

Then back home for some rainbow birthday cake.

Yummy thanks mummy!
Yummy thanks mummy!

A year ago I announced Scarlett’s arrival for a photo challenge, http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/weekly-photo-challenge-masterpiece/

This post is also for a challenge, ‘Summer Lovin’




A Truck with a Past

In the 19th century, granite was quarried at Haytor on Dartmoor and was taken along a tramway  to the Stover Canal. From there it went by barge to Teignmouth, then by sea around Great Britain and further.  The tramway was opened on 1820, by George Templar of Stover, a long distance footpath , the Templar Way is named after him.

Granite from Haytor was used in the building of London Bridge, the British Museum and the National Gallery.

Trains of up to twelve trucks descended from Haytor, with a horse behind to slow them down.  Remains of the tramway can still be seen on Haytor Down. The ‘Relic’ of a truck below is similar to the ones used on the tramway. This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge of Relic.


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A Banksy Contrast

Bristol museum has a couple of Banksy’s in it’s collection and I remembered this one when I thought about contrasts.

This isn’t how I tend to see an angel, the statue beneath may be, but Banksy has added a little something to make us think as usual.

The trashy paint pan is in complete contrast to the angel. Here is what the Museum has to say about it.

and another look.

What are your thoughts, are you aware of Banksy’s work?
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Extra Dreamy

It took me a while to think of an answer to this weeks photo challenge, I kept going back to this pic that I took on Saturday at Penshurst Place in Kent. Eventually I got it, the ‘extra’ isn’t an object, but rather the dreamlike quality of the image, what do you think?



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Un moment s’il vous plait

Bristol Temple Meads: 10.40am, Saturday May 24th 2014.

The beginning of a day in costume for a soon to be wed stag and his herd. No doubt there were some sore heads 24 hours later. Maybe he is now Mrs Someone’s husband. Wherever you are Monsieur I wish you a long and happy marriage.

Les hommes

A spilt second story for The Daily Post. Join in here,


Work of Art

nature's artwork

Nature’s fair canvas coloured by skilful brush

each billowing cloud unique and fleeting in form hue and shade

each curve and sweep of landscape carved by mystical sculptor

each line of tree planted by a master hand

each blade of myriad green springs forth to reach its zenith

burns dry in heat of summer desiccates

lies  waiting for  the cycle of rebirth

each swell of tide turns ocean brown blue

turquoise and broken by white horses

what greater work of art could this gypsy capture

than nature’s dynamic masterpiece

Michelle W chose the theme for this weeks photo challenge over at the Daily Post, Work of Art. Join in here, http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/work-of-art/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

It’s photo challenge day from the Daily Post at WordPress and the theme is spring.

I seem to have been posting photos of spring a lot recently but I can always find more. Spring comes early in my neck of the woods, the south west of England is warmed by the gulf stream, so it’s here by February -oh yes it is, as far as I’m concerned anyway, so that’s when I start looking for signs, in whatever daylight I can grab. February’s picture was taken on a lunchtime stroll close to where I work. february
Daffodils are sending up their elegant green stems and tiny wild violets are in flower. If you’re lucky and the sun is on them the perfume is lovely. March is a snakeshead fritillary, one of my favourite spring flowers – I know I have many, many favourites!

Doesn’t she look shabby chic in her printed spring frock?
April, and delicate little cyclamen shine out, among all the yellows and blues in a spring garden.
They look like they are waving with happiness in the sunshine.
May is here, the last month of spring, summer will be here before the month is out. may
Columbine, or Aquilegia if you prefer, are all over the garden right now. I like this colour but they don’t always come true and tend to revert to a pale mauve pink or white as they self seed. They are lovely little dancers whatever shade, and the bees love to visit them.


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