Cosmic Photo Extravaganza: Broomhill Sculpture Gardens.

On Sunday morning I took a drive just out of Barnstaple, to Broomhill Art Hotel and Sculpture Gardens, which I have visited many times and I’ve taken a great many photos there, too.

The National Sculpture Prize is hosted here and a lot of the previous winners are on permanent display in their own part of the beautifully landscaped, lightly wooded river valley. But there is hardly anywhere on the sprawling, gently sloping site below the hotel and galleries, which isn’t a vantage point from which to view the huge number of artworks on display.

It is always a pleasure to wander through this surreal landscape of the imagination, seeing it grow and evolve each time I visit and I thought this time I’d really try to do it justice with a bumper photo tour. I even added an artistic experiment of my own, another peculiar panoramic selfie. ;~}

I hope you enjoy your look around a really magical place, maybe you can visit it yourselves one day…

Click on the image at the top or the link below it at the top of this post to find out more about Broomhill.

New Year, new mix.

Hello there, happy new year to you all, here’s a new musical treat for you, to start 2022 off on a funky note. It’s a little disco number I call Daft Kerplunk, in tribute to a certain defunct French electro duo by whom it is inspired.

Mind your eyeballs, it’s about to get…complicated.

Wednesday Weirdness: New Bandcamp releases.

Today I have some new and original musical compositions to share with you, in the form of an album and a remix EP. First up are these lively and occasionally noisy tunes; featuring genre-mangling experiments with rock riffs, electro-tinged melodies and techno rhythms, each one available individually or complied into the Xamidimura album (which also includes a bonus remix of an earlier, ’80s-inspired track)… And that is followed by a three track remix project called Interkonnekt, which began when I couldn’t find quite the right sound for the final layer of a mix I was making. Eventually, I used one of the components from a completely different mix and the unexpected success of the arbitrary juxtaposition got me thinking; what if I mixed and matched the two main components of several mixes, what would that sound like..? Well, no need for you to wonder, because it sounds like this. These fabulous new releases can be listened to for free via the embedded Bandcamp players in this post. You can play the track displayed and if you click on the title you can view the track list, which can be purchased individually or in whatever combination tickles your auditory fancy.

Cosmic Photo prompt.

Oops, I totally forgot to post your prompt for The Cosmic Photo Challenge, I’m terribly sorry.

Here we are then, on the day my new blog joins the Internet Nobody family, your inaugural creative inspiration is; Autumnal landscapes.

Yes, what I’m looking for this week are some views of the open spaces around your way, so get out there and give us the big picture, seasonally speaking.

I will be posting my photos here and at The Cosmic Photo Challenge‘s new home for the next two Mondays, to allow anyone who is late to the party to catch up. So head over there and follow it now, to avoid missing out in future.

See you soon, have a great weekend.


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.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

This week on The Cosmic Photo Challenge I asked you to base your creative contributions on the prompt; Dusk.

I fulfilled my optical obligations by taking a quick drive down to the town square yesterday evening, to capture some sunset shots by the river Taw.

Where were you to document day’s end for us this week…?

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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 future plans.

***ATTENTION PHOTO CHALLENGE FANS***

Hello there, I’ve just popped by to tell you about some plans I have for my weekly interactive photography challenge prompt feature thingy, which has now been going for over 200 posts!

Well, due to storage space limits on this, the second incarnation of my “main” blog, (which I don’t want to have to migrate to a new site all over again) I have decided that I’m going to set up a brand new blog completely dedicated to The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

When the new site is active, I will be publishing both the weekly posts there, but only the Friday Saturday prompts will still appear on this blog thereafter.

I hope that’s clear, but if not don’t worry, there will be a transition period during which I will constantly remind people where they should be posting and I will also provide pingback links to the new blog in the prompt posts on this one.

Thank you for your time, see you tomorrow for this week’s challenge and look out for some audio visual treats later this evening…

Cosmic Photo prompt.

It’s Saturday, which means it’s (past) time for your dose of photographic inspiration on The Cosmic Photo Challenge, this week themed around; Dusk.

Couldn’t be simpler, right? Or maybe you have an unusual spin you can add to the mix, I look forward to finding out.

So I’ll see you on Monday and we’ll all find out together.

In the meantime, keep an eye out for an announcement about the future of The Cosmic Photo Challenge over the weekend, along with some more new music releases…

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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.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Good morning, welcome to the new week. Monday means The Cosmic Photo Challenge, which this week is themed around the prompt; Repetition.

It occurred to me that using the same photo multiple times is something I’d already been mucking about with during the week, so I added a couple of new edits and one other, more reflective shot for variety.

Now it’s time for your repetitive images, let’s have a look…

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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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