The challenge for this week is all about motion… This series of photos were taken during a holiday in France a few years ago. They feature my youngest son in various stages of running and jumping into the pool. My daughter can also be spied (already in the pool) in various stages of gleeful disbelief…the water was sooo cold and she couldn’t believe he was going to launch himself, full pelt into it’s icey depths instead of gingerly easing himself in like she (and I) would! Eldest son on the lounger in the background…clearly too laid back to care either way!
28 Apr 2015 6 Comments
11 Apr 2015 9 Comments
For the challenge of Afloat I thought I’d post a few photos of this Seagull who seemed to be having fun floating over the waves at Durdle Door in Dorset, England, on a very windy afternoon a few weeks ago!
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18 Jan 2015 17 Comments
This photo was taken at St Jame’s Park in London. The mother Swan and her sygnet’s looked very serene gliding and preening through the calm, sunlit water…
18 Aug 2014 18 Comments
in Uncategorized, Weekly Photo Challenge Tags: Action, Action photography, Action shots, Beach, Beach ball, Fun, Happy, Peace, Photography, Postaday, Silhouette, Sunset, Sunshine, Trampoline, Weekly Photo Challenge
The following photo’s are of my youngest son… taken while he jumped on a trampoline and did different poses in the air! He and I had great fun doing these!
17 Aug 2014 15 Comments
This week’s photo challenge is silhouette. The photo’s below were all taken locally to me recently…
13 Apr 2014 15 Comments
This weeks challenge from The Daily Post is Monument…
“The Eiffel Tower? Stonehenge? Your town’s sole traffic light? For this week’s photo challenge, blow us away with your take on the monumental.”
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07 Apr 2014 9 Comments
For this week’s challenge I decided I would post a couple of pictures of my eldest son on his 18th birthday, December 2013. Here he is opening some of his gifts, still a boy in so many ways… but on the threshold of manhood!
“A threshold is a point of entering; that point just before a new beginning — that split-second moment in time, full of anticipation. All the hard work is over; relief is palpable.”
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31 Mar 2014 19 Comments
This weeks photo challenge is all about ‘street life’… the only recent street life photos I’ve taken were all in or around Brick Lane and I think I’ve posted enough of those for now! So I decided to use some from a holiday in France back in 2011!
Hope you enjoy them…
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23 Mar 2014 20 Comments
This weeks photo challenge is reflections…
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09 Mar 2014 11 Comments
This week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post asks us to look at perspective…
“Photos aren’t objective – they show what we want them to show”
08 Feb 2014 34 Comments
I’m not a fan of the ‘selfie’ but I do like to enter into the spirit of things so have decided to post some ‘selfie’ reflections, neither intended… the first was taken at the Village Green Festival, where my eldest son performed live, singing and playing guitar, in a festival setting for the first time. The photo is a reflection of me through his sunglasses and in the second… I was aiming to take a photo of my Mutley dog in the boot of my car after a long romp over the rolling Dartmoor hills… she (and we) had a wonderful time!
I guess the camera is a part of my heart and soul so any ‘selfie’ was always going to have the camera in front of my face!
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03 Feb 2014 28 Comments
I realised, when going to bed last night that I hadn’t included my Wish Angel in my first entry for the photo challenge! Mon Dieu… I hear you say!
My Wish Angel was a Christmas present from my Mum… she sits on my bedside table (my wish angel, not my mum!) and is the first thing I see in the morning (other than the alarm clock!) and the last thing I see at night (other than setting the alarm clock!) she makes me stop for a moment and remember to embrace the ebb and flow of everyday life but also makes me realise that there
is more to life than setting alarm clocks are many possibilities to come, many directions my life can take… she makes me excited and calm about the future, she makes me smile!
My Wish for you, is that you embrace every ebb and flow…
That you feel the full breath of possibility…
That you listen to what is calling you…
01 Feb 2014 21 Comments
I’ve been otherwise occupied for a wee bit, with goodness knows exactly what but it’s certainly kept me busy!
I hope a merry Christmas was had in every corner of the blogosphere and I wish one and all a very happy, healthy and peaceful new year!
This weeks photo challenge is all about the ‘object‘…
23 Dec 2013 19 Comments
This shot was taken in Mevagissey, Cornwall. I was meandering along the harbour and crouched down to take a photo of the rowing boat with all the other boats and cottages providing the wonderfully colourful background and reflections in the water when the Seagull landed and posed for me! So this is my One for this weeks challenge…
30 Nov 2013 25 Comments
For this week’s photo challenge I’m posting some photos taken recently in London’s Piccadilly Circus with a silhouette of the famous Eros statue in one of them. A couple were taken at the Warner Bros Studio Tour, The Making of Harry Potter, which I totally recommend to any Harry Potter fans out there… it was awesome! Some taken locally and of course you’ve gotta have candles!
So without much further ado… Let There Be Light!
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19 Nov 2013 21 Comments
For this weeks challenge, Layers I decided to take some photos of things around my home… it’s amazing how many different layers can be found in ordinary everyday stuff!
02 Nov 2013 36 Comments
Not in black and white but I think they’re definitely eerie so I reckon they fit this weeks photo challenge!
These were taken at a local cemetery a few years ago… apparently the webs were created by a little caterpillar called ermine yponomeuta moths, which are common in Britain. It was a pretty amazing sight!
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31 Oct 2013 4 Comments
I couldn’t decide on just one, so here are a few Horizon’s for this weeks challenge… some were taken during a trip to France a couple of year’s ago and some from an impromptu lazy afternoon locally!
04 Oct 2013 13 Comments
in All creatures great & small, Mutleys' pic of the day!, Weekly Photo Challenge Tags: Animals, Beach, Cornwall, Dogs, Funny, German Shepherd, Happy, Mutley, Mutleys' pic of the day, Pets, Photography, Postaday, Sea, Weekly Photo Challenge
I thought I’d go with the saturated by water element of this weeks challenge and post a photo of my beautiful Mutley looking very bedraggled after spending an afternoon on a beach in Cornwall with us this summer…
Mutley loves going into water as long as it’s not too deep or moving too fast! This was the first time she’d actually been into the sea deep enough to get completely saturated… my son was throwing sticks in for her and she finds a stick very hard to resist!
25 Sep 2013 17 Comments
For this weeks challenge set by The Daily Post here are a few lines and patterns taken in the garden, on the beach and by the river…
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17 Sep 2013 20 Comments
I had fun with this weeks photo challenge it made me think outside the box! Couldn’t resist this, inside the lens…
07 Sep 2013 34 Comments
This weeks photo challenge had me trawling through my photos trying to find one that fit the ‘unusual point of view’ theme…
Challenge yourself to rethink your ideas about what subjects are appropriate, and then challenge yourself again to find an unusual perspective on your subject.
I came up with this one taken at The Village Green Festival, it’s a reflection of the view my Son was seeing through his sunglasses!
04 Sep 2013 15 Comments
in It's all about the sea, Nature, Weekly Photo Challenge Tags: B4Peace, Beach, Beautiful, Cornwall, Devon, Nature, Photography, Postaday, Sea, Seascapes, Sunset, Travel, Water, Weekly Photo Challenge, West Country
This weeks photo challenge got me thinking about what the sea really means to me, how does it make me feel… there are so many emotions the sea evokes. When I have been away from it for a while, I miss it, I feel it’s pull… it makes me feel calm, peaceful, able to breathe deeply… renewed, alive, invigorated and full of life’s possibilities.
The photo below was taken on a beach we had stumbled upon quite by accident (sometimes the best kind) whilst looking for a completely different one! The perfect afternoon turned into a glorious evening with an amazing sunset which I couldn’t capture because my camera battery died! Gutted and lesson learned!
26 Aug 2013 22 Comments
The photos below were taken on a beach in Cornwall a few weeks ago. I was focusing on the texture at the time but I think these go well with this weeks photo challenge theme…
17 Jul 2013 20 Comments
This weeks photo challenge is the golden hour… that time of day when the sun is rising to herald new possibilities, when the air is fresh and the world is quiet… when you can breathe deeply, ready for whatever challenges or adventures come your way… or when the sun is setting, the air is warm but there’s a lovely welcome, gentle breeze and you close your eyes and exhale… reflecting on the day as it closes its sleepy eyes.
04 Jul 2013 12 Comments
in All creatures great & small, Mutleys' pic of the day!, Weekly Photo Challenge Tags: Action, Animals, Beautiful, Cute, Dogs, German Shepherd, Mutley, Mutleys' pic of the day, Pets, Photography, Postaday, Snow, Weekly Photo Challenge
Time’s running out… how could I not post a few photo’s of Mutley for the weekly photo challenge with a theme of ‘companionable’ it would feel so wrong of me not to! Mutley is, after all, my constant companion… she is loyal, never judges, makes me smile and is always totally ecstatic every time I come home!
28 Jun 2013 15 Comments
These two were fishing together, taking it in turns to go ‘bottoms up’ for food! They looked very cute and companionable so thought it rather apt for this weeks photo challenge…
They did this for quite a while… sometimes both at the same time which was wonderfully funny! Wish I’d captured one of those!
23 Jun 2013 35 Comments
in All creatures great & small, Weekly Photo Challenge Tags: Animals, Beautiful, Dogs, German Shepherd, Magical, Mutley, Nature, Pets, Photography, Postaday, Swans, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife, Wildlife photography
Nature and animals are what inspire me most. Being among nature and around animals always makes me feel calm, happy and peaceful… literally makes me feel alive, the only time I really breathe deeply. I’ve always wondered what the world looks like through animals eyes so that’s why I’ve chosen these for this weeks photo challenge…
15 Jun 2013 15 Comments
Swans are so elegant and beautiful… I chose this picture for this weeks photo challenge because of the graceful curves of the Swans head, neck and body… the curve of the lake and also because of the curved wingspan and tail feathers of the pigeon flying over it!
12 Jun 2013 32 Comments
in All creatures great & small, Mutleys' pic of the day!, Nature, Weekly Photo Challenge Tags: Animals, Cute, Dogs, German Shepherd, Mutley, Mutleys' pic of the day, Nature, Pets, Photography, Postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife, Wildlife photography, Woods
I have been trying (for some time now) to capture some squirrels on camera… unfortunately for me, Mutley normally spots them either at the same time or before me and sends them scurrying up the nearest tree!
This one stopped to watch Mutley just long enough for me to click but not as sharp as I’d like it! Maybe next time the moment won’t be so fleeting…
Look at that face intent on the squirrel… give it up Mutley… it’s never gonna happen!
11 Jun 2013 23 Comments
I love plants but I’m useless at keeping them alive! My daughter bought me an amazing Orchid which I have affectionately (and in the interest of positivity) called ‘Possibility’ 🙂 I thought I would take some photographs of Possibilities amazing blooms because they are ‘fleeting’ and if my luck hasn’t changed, I may never see them again!
So beautiful… at least if Possibility never blooms again (and I so hope she does) I will have captured them forever here.