K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Today’s theme for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge was set by me and gave plenty of scope for photographic subjects; Downtown.

I chose to snap some pictures of an old section of Barnstaple, the narrow cobbled lanes around a church in the centre of town.

Here, also, are the alms houses and a tea room which used to be a school for the poor. (I’ve included a better view of the sign above each door)

K’lee gives us the tour HERE, so go and have a look round his stunning city.

But now it’s time to give us a tour of your hometown…

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.
Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages 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.

#CosPhoChal

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A week in the park.

As promised, the rest of our week’s walks along the riverbank, in photos.

Photo Sans Frontiers

Audrey was on half term last week, so while I was off work we went for a walk each day, in Barnstaple’s Rock Park and along the banks of the river Taw.

It got Audrey off YouTube for an hour or so, she got an ice cream out of it and I got some nice photos into the bargain.

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Rooms and pathways: An Autumn walk at RHS Rosemoor.

A tour of one of England’s finest gardens, reposted from my photography blog, Photo Sans Frontiers.

{So please click the link and check out the photos, as I’m trying to save space by posting picture heavy posts over there, thanks}

Photo Sans Frontiers

Having a week off work in October and a sunny day at the same time, well that was too good an opportunity to pass up; so today Rhonda and I took advantage of a free entry offer at RHS Rosemoor and, of course, I took plenty of photos.

The large, sprawling gardens are cleverly laid out in a series of themed spaces, obscured from each other by the use of hedges, trees and hard landscaping, using the curves and perspective of connecting paths to draw your eye onward to the next horticultural treat.

There’s something for every gardening taste; formal rose gardens and the geometric precision of tightly clipped fir hedges; vibrant colours of the hot garden and a glorious mixture of textures in the foliage garden; the walled kitchen garden and fragrant delights of the herb garden and, my personal favourite, the lush and beautiful lake area, with its…

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