The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Good morning, welcome to the limbo section in between Christmas and New Year when nobody knows what day it is.

One way you can tell it’s Monday however, is because it’s time for The Cosmic Photo Challenge and following my prompt on Friday, that means it’s time to; Show us your Christmas.

The most photogenic thing I encountered on Christmas morning was the sunrise, so I got as many shots of it as I could, while driving to and from Bideford along the Atlantic Highway; stopping on the once more deserted road bridges to take pictures of the Taw and Torridge rivers at low tide.

I also used a long exposure to capture passing headlights in the darkness, drained all the colour from the bottom half of one shot to accentuate the vivid hues in the sky and got a nice panoramic picture of sunrise over our neighborhood.

I took quite a few shots I didn’t have room for here, but you can see the entire gallery in all its glory over on my photo blog, Images From An Internet Nobody.

Oh, and then there was Audrey, trying to wear all her Christmas presents at once.

How did you interpret the theme this week, I’m on the edge of my seat…

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Cosmic Photo prompt.

Happy Christmas, one and all, I hope your day has gone according to plan so far and that you’ve managed to make the best of this unique situation that we all find ourselves in.

One thing that stays as unchanged as a broken clock however, is The Cosmic Photo Challenge and it’s time for me to give you your prompt for Monday’s post.

It’s an obvious one, given the day on which it falls, I’m simply asking for you to; Show us your Christmas.

Y’all know the drill by now, I’m sure, but for any new challengers I’ll just say that how you interpret the theme of each prompt is entirely up to you and there are no wrong answers.

So after the post-dinner lethargy wears off, try capture your festive season for us and I’ll see you on the other side.

Now, what’s for the next meal..?

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

A Year On Part Three: Life

Another brave and powerful post from my newly discovered nearly-cousin, Nina, please go over and show her some blog love for Christmas…

Chaos in Slow Motion - Nina’s Life - More Than Meets the Eye

A brief introduction before I start this. I always write my blog posts for myself and this one probably more than any other. I dictate rather than type, so speaking it all out loud is both therapeutic and cathartic. I cry as I speak and it does me a lot of good.

However, I am aware I’m putting this in a public sphere. It’s not particularly positive or uplifting, but there is no need for concern. I have good personal and professional love, help and support and I am not looking for sympathy.

You also obviously don’t have to read this if you don’t want to! I’m just going to be honest and get it out of my system a bit. Trigger warning about mental health issues.

In a way, this is really two years on, as on December 21st 2018 I was discharged from hospital into a nursing home…

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The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Good morning to you and welcome to a 2020 greatest hits edition of The Cosmic Photo Challenge, wherein y’all pick your personal favourite shots of the year for a prompt we’re calling; Cream of the crop.

I decided to go with a selection of images which sum up life here in one small corner of Devon, during this surreal and uniquely challenging year.

From the time I spent off work, sitting in the garden for weeks on end, finding new and creative ways to entertain myself; to solitary walks along woodland paths and riverbanks, capturing an unusually quiet and empty version of the world; to bizarre lockdown art projects and video experiments, 2020 was a year which will be hard to forget.

It’s been an absolute pleasure to have your collective company over the last twelve months, however difficult it may have seemed, we made it through.

Now it’s time for you to show off your proudest photographic moments, come on, don’t be shy…

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Cosmic Photo prompt.

Hello there, I hope your weekend is going well and, if your festive break from work began yesterday, happy holidays to you, too.

As I previously mentioned, this week’s edition of The Cosmic Photo Challenge is going to be focussing on your favourite shots of the year, with a prompt I’m calling; Cream of the crop.

Anything you captured in 2020 is fair game, but apart from that you have carte blanche to do whatever you wish with your images and I look forward to seeing what you choose to showcase for us.

It doesn’t matter if you have submitted your pictures to the challenge already this year, it’s all about what you consider to be your finest photographic moments.

Enjoy your time off, I’ll see you again on Monday.

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

One liner Wednesday: Alternative dictionary.

Every now and then an alternative definition pops into my head when I read a word, then refuses to leave, no matter how corny and terrible it is. This leaves no room for additional thoughts to percolate, until I have excised it by inflicting it on you, my long-suffering readers.

This is an example of one such mindworm, so I apologise in advance for its awfulness:

“Operating” – Jamaican term for a highbrow musical form (e.g. Aida, Don Giovanni, etc)

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The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Hello and welcome to another Monday edition of The Cosmic Photo Challenge, for which I asked you to provide your own inspiration with the prompt; Snappers’ choice.

My initial plan was to see what Christmas baubles might look like with some of my recent shots in, like this…

…which is very lovely of course, but because I’m me, that idea soon morphed into this…

After which, I got rather…involved, shall we say, resulting in this surreal little animated spectacular.

What did you choose to showcase for us this week, let’s have a look, I’m intrigued…

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Cosmic Photo prompt.

Only three posts left for The Cosmic Photo Challenge in 2020 and for this one I’m giving you completely free rein over the theme, which I’m calling; Snappers’ choice.

Yes, it’s pick your own prompt day, so you can submit images of absolutely anything on Monday, whatever takes your photographic fancy is fair game.

Try to make your pictures new, or at least recent, as next week I’ll be asking you to pick some of your favourite shots of the truly surreal and historic year we all just lived through.

Have a great weekend, everyone, looking forward to seeing what you capture.

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

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