Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion!

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!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat!

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!


To see other entries click here!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette #2!

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!

This is my second entry to this week’s challenge for Silhouette… to see the first one click here!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

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!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside…

I had fun with this weeks photo challenge it made me think outside the box! Couldn’t resist this, inside the lens…


Books on the bookshelf inside one of my lenses on the arm of the sofa!

Cropped image of the one above showing books, upside down inside the lens!

Cropped image of the one above showing books, upside down inside the lens!


Photographer inside the lens! 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

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!

He played his first live gig in a festival setting... I was very proud of him!

He played his first live gig (guitar & singing) in a festival setting… I was very proud of him!

Daily Prompt: Reflections…

These were taken last Tuesday on a steam train ride from Paignton to Dartmouth in Devon… I think they go quite well with today’s Daily Prompt theme!


Steam trains bring out ‘The Railway Children’ kid in me! (Film from my childhood!)

Same train, just different depth of field!

Same train, different view & depth of field!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable #2

I captured these yesterday whilst enjoying the sunshine for a wonderful change!  I thought they were perfect for this weeks photo challenge… just imagine all the adventures going through their minds!  Oh to be a child again!

Four companionable adventurers...!

Four companionable adventurers…!

The wonders of childhood...

The wonders of childhood…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable

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

Mrs Ducks goes fishing first... delicately does it...

Mrs Duck goes fishing first… delicately does it…

Mr Duck threw himself full throttle into a nose dive... get those tail feather's up!

Mr Duck threw himself full throttle into a nose dive… get those tail feather’s up!

They did this for quite a while… sometimes both at the same time which was wonderfully funny!  Wish I’d captured one of those!

Try something different…!

Three lovely ducks chillin’ on the banks of a river… wanting to do something different but not quite knowing what… the conversation (Jungle Book, Vulture style) goes something like this…

1st Duck…

So, what do you wanna do?

So, what do you wanna do?

2nd Duck, looking at 3rd Duck…

... I dunno, what do you wanna do?

… I dunno, what do you wanna do?

3rd Duck…

... I dunno, what do you wanna do? ........... 1st duck... sighing... shall we go for a swim then?

… I dunno, what do you wanna do? ……….. 1st Duck… sighing… shall we go for a swim then?

Introducing Mutley!


Quotes that speak to my soul…

"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
What you have caught on film is captured forever...
it remembers little things,
long after you have forgotten everything." - Aaron Siskind

"You become things, you become an atmosphere, and if you become it, which means you incorporate it within you, you can also give it back. You can put this feeling into a picture. A painter can do it. And a musician can do it and I think a photographer can do that too and that I would call the dreaming with open eyes." - Ernst Haas

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by Dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
- Steve Jobs

“To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference”
― Robert Frank

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