. . . you stubborn mare
this old woman just wants a photo of us
I dunno, she gets grumpier every day
Sorry, once she digs her hooves in there’s no budging her, anyway how about this for a different perspective?
Where you going, I’m here now?
Too late, I’m off to get my oats. Shame, it might have been a good portrait.
With you in it? Who you calling grumpy anyway?
The Weekly Photo Challenge can be found here, http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/photo-challenge-perspective/ and the theme this week is perspective if you’d like to join in.
Cheri Lucas Rowlands at the Daily Post says,
‘ For this week’s photo challenge, show us abandoned. You can go literal, as I have, and share a photo of ruins, a desolate place, or your idea of a wasteland. Or you can interpret it in other ways, from images of overlooked things to forgotten people.
In a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that shows us abandoned.’
I’ve decided to show you two boats, both abandoned locally. The first is on the Exeter canal, I took the photo about two years ago but I think it’s still there.
This one was taken years ago from Topsham Quay looking west.
This old beauty is just part of Topsham now and is much photographed. What is it about a decaying boat that appeals? If it was removed now the view wouldn’t be the same at all. Just to show it’s still there, I took this one more recently. The boat is on the far right.
Perhaps you will show us something abandoned? if so visit http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/photo-challenge-abandoned/
Michelle at The Daily Post says,
‘In a nutshell, a three-picture story is a way to help you think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather:
- An establishing shot: a broad photo of your subject.
- A relationship: two elements interacting with one another.
- A detail: a close-up of one part of your subject.’
It took me a while but I think I’ve got it right, what do you think?
So this is my broad shot, my subject is there 420 metres high, but furthest away.
Here, two elements are interacting as I took this shot from the top of my first distant subject.
This is the close up of my subject, the Kuala Lumpur Tower and it shows the 335 metre high 360 degree pod that I had been inside!
Maybe you will join the challenge, http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/
Crista at The Daily Post asked us to share our treasure this week, so here is my youngest Treasure, Scarlett, at dinner time!
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I don’t like photos of myself so of course I couldn’t take this seriously, Dido couldn’t either!
Join in at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/
One hundred years ago World War 1 began. One of the many ways it is being commemorated is a beautiful quilt created by South West Quilters. On January 30th it was presented to the Royal British Legion at Westpoint, Exeter, where the quilters have had a stand.
The quilt will be part of an exhibition ‘We Will Remember’, touring Devon this year. Every Stitch a Memory is what the quilt has been named and it will be raffled to raise money for the British Legion. Should you be lucky enough to see the quilt this year, please buy a raffle ticket, the British Legion do wonderful work.
My first photo shows a section,
it was made in sections by 50 different quilters. The second, I’m showing so that you can see the whole of it – as high as I am tall, but I couldn’t avoid the glare from a spotlight especially with my phone camera.
So this beautiful object will still be around to mark the 200th anniversary of the war to end all wars.
With thanks to the very skillful ladies of the South West Quilters group.
Legend tells us that after 10 years of fighting with the Trojans the ancient Greeks turned to subterfuge to win the war. They built a huge wooden horse, hid their best soldiers inside and then pretended to sail away. The Trojans, thinking the horse was a splendid battle trophy, dragged the horse through the gates of their city. Under cover of darkness the Greeks crept out and opened the gates to the rest of their army. Troy was overthrown and the rest is history!
I went to the ruined city of Troy a couple of years ago. Seeing a huge wooden replica of the horse was an unexpected justaposition.
This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge at WordPress where the theme is juxtaposition, join in here http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/photo-challenge-juxtaposition/
The thing I love most of all about travelling is meeting people and having glimpses into their world and way of being. There’s something very precious about these fleeting moments. One memorable encounter I had was in Ankara, where I met these women who immediately struck me with their warm open hearts. They were posing for photos in the Kemal Ataturk museum and they looked so beautiful that I asked to take one too.
Sadiman, on the right spoke English and was able to tell her family that I was happy to meet them and loved their country. We are still Facebook friends, as I am with Selin on the left. Selin was very young in my photo and I’m able to see her grow up through her Facebook photos. I don’t know the beamings mamas names, but through smiles and gestures we shared something special to treasure.
This is my post for family, this weeks photo challenge from the Daily Post. You can join in here. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/photo-challenge-family-2/
Windows are everywhere. Depending on where you are — your bedroom, your office, a hotel room, or a tiny tourism office overlooking a lively street in a beach town in the Dominican Republic, shown above — a window can reveal different things.
They are portals into the world’s stories. Glimpses into other people’s lives. Looking out (or into) a window can tell you about where you are — and where you’re not — and mark a particular moment in time, linking you to a physical place. Windows are also enablers of our daydreams and desires, and can stir up memories and big ideas.
This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo with a window, say Cheri Lucas Rowlands at the Daily Post.
This photo was taken on a balmy summer evening from inside one of my favourite restaurants. It is looking across the green at the Norman Cathedral of St Peter, here in Exeter. There can be few better views to enjoy while waiting to be served and the photo – with my phone - doesn’t do it justice, so you’ll have to imagine the rest or search my tags for other posts about the cathedral!
To join in visit http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/photo-challenge-window/
Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe and it’s been very active in the last year. When I visited in June 2013, it wasn’t possible to climb it because of the eruptions in April. I could still tour the area and the best views of Etna are possible from the 1800 metres Monti Sartorius,which I did climb.
Travelling around Etna you will see lava flow, both recent and ancient. Where there has been a flow, vegetation takes times to recover, but gradually signs of life appear through the ash.
Where there are full grown trees, they have grown through lava from way back. Christmas tree sized and the lava is not so old, and in places where there is only low growing plant life, soapworts for example, the lava is from very recent eruptions. So, the flora is beginning to re-establish itself.
Click on my photo for a closer view.
This post is for Cheri Lucas Rowlands WPC at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/photo-challenge-beginning/