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Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful

Saw some colourful stuff yesterday:

Red vine leaf

This was at a plant sale I went to with my Mum. Then we visited Ashbourne for coffee and they had the flags out:

Jolly bunting

They had held a Highland Games, hence the Scottish and English flags. It’s a tad south of Scotland, but I’m sure they had fun and it certainly made the town look very festive and colourful 🙂


July 25, 2011 at 7:31 PM 4 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

Gah, late again 😦 but never mind. Not so many this week.

Numbers 1, 2 and 10.

Plenty of numbers in this one 🙂 (from a charity shop in case you thought the dust was mine! Disowning that dust – I have plenty of my own ;))

Lovely old threads 🙂

From Ham House:


And finally:

Numbers 5 and 12.

What’s your favourite?

June 10, 2011 at 11:14 PM 1 comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Water

I’m a little late on this one, but never mind, it’s not an exam!

I have loooots of pix of water! Even just the first 2 files I remember having some good ones have loads. Choosing is so hard! Water is very beautiful.

I even made a Blurb book just of photos of water and called it Water. Maybe I’ll post a link in case anyone wants to buy it! 🙂

Although I love pix of flowing water where the exposure is long so the water looks soft and magical, I most like to photograph water using the sport setting to freeze the water like ice or glass.

Yup, I love water 🙂

June 3, 2011 at 11:11 PM 2 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny

Ants are tiny, right? Hmm, these ones were huge for ants, but still a lot smaller than me 😀 Thank God!! Eeek! The idea of them being any bigger…


This one is friendlier 🙂

A tiny acorn 🙂

And more naughty lichens for my sister 😀

Naughty lichens and naughty moss!

Even naughtier lichens! 😀

I like macro mode 😀

May 20, 2011 at 11:15 PM 3 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Red

Red sky at night.

Fly agaric

Red berries framing naughty lichens! (specially for my sister :D)

May 16, 2011 at 9:46 PM 7 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

Well, I have about fifty trillion pics that would fit well in this category!

This is the one I first thought of before looking through my files:


Man made straight lines softened by nature. A return in winter with bare twigs would have given a striking contrast between the harsh straight lines of metal and the fractal branches.

This one also contrasts straight man made metal with chaotic nature in the frosty broken web:


I like the effect of that one.

It’s not always that way round – her is one where it is nature providing harsh straight lines and sharp points, while the man made wall is rounded:


And here are some more round metal lines:


I’m always looking for lines as they are an important element of photographic composition. As I said, I have loads more, but I shall just leave you with a last one which is a different take on the idea:

Writing lines

April 17, 2011 at 10:03 PM 2 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Old

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have loads of photos of old stuff!

First up here is my old bear, Mid.

My old bear, Mid, much loved.

Mid is short for Middle Teddy; I had a Big Teddy and a Little Teddy too. Like Goldilocks, I found the middle sized one the most suitable and carried Mid with me everywhere, as you can see. Mid aged rapidly from new to old and now watches me as I gradually catch up…

This tree from the churchyard at Brailsford, Derbyshire, is very old:

Ancient yew tree.

It’s so old it has chain coming out of it!

Chain growing into the yew tree.

The chain looks pretty old too.

But which is older, the tree or this cross shaft?

Brailsford cross shaft

This is a thousand years old and is the base of what would have been a tall stone cross. The little warrior is surely too cute to be a Viking!

Here are some more cute and crazy medieval carvings from Derbyshire, this time inside Wirksworth church. The carvings are much older than the church and were incorporated into the fabric of the church when it was rebuilt.

Crazy medieval carvings.

My favourite is the anteater on acid in the bottom right!

Old stuff certainly isn’t boring! 😀

April 14, 2011 at 8:37 PM 3 comments

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