The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

For your weekend homework on this week’s edition of The Cosmic Photo Challenge, I asked you (as it turns out, not very inclusively) to capture; Midsummer.

It was pointed out (thanks, eklastic) that I should have added Midwinter, to include my visitors from below the equator, so apologies for that unintentional omission.

I took a drive yesterday afternoon, while the sun battled for space between the clouds; visiting Eastleigh village with its neatly kept churchyard and picturesque cottages, capturing some panoramas of the Torridge valley and the quiet country lanes.

ow it’s your turn to show us your visions of solstice.

It’s easy to do, just follow these simple steps…

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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.

Ok, so this is the “new normal” we’re going to have to get used to, is it?

Well, one thing hasn’t changed and that still means that every Monday on Return of the Internet Nobody, I do a little feature called The Cosmic Photo Challenge and you are all cordially invited to take part.

On Friday I left you a suggestion based on our recent collective incarceration; asking you to capture whatever your personal version is of; The world in lockdown.

I have collected together a few of the shots I took over the last few, surreal weeks, when it has been possible to capture our beautiful town and countryside in a uniquely unpopulated state.

It has also meant that I could take photos from places that are usually far less accessible. These first two were taken from the high River Torridge road bridge, looking both downstream towards Bideford and the mouth of the estuary…

…and inland towards Appledore, with its naval shipyard.

I was lucky enough to catch a good clear evening with no traffic and a full moon high tide, so I could quickly stop the car to jump out and snap these.

But although the weather was equally glorious a few days ago when I took some on Barnstaple square and the more modest (but ancient and far more attractive) “Long Bridge” over the River Taw in town, the tide was resolutely out.

I also had a bit of a play around with a shot of the Albert Memorial clock tower outside the museum and I’m rather pleased with the result of my meticulous fingertip erasing.

As the world returns to some semblance of its bustling self, it’s almost a shame to lose the tranquility and stillness which we humans so casually shatter with our busy lives.

It has been a rare and unusual privilege to witness my home in this more natural, unsullied state and it makes me appreciate it all the more, too.

How does your world look in these strange times?

It couldn’t be easier to take part, just follow these simple steps…

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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.

Welcome, everyone, to this revamped edition of The Cosmic Photo Challenge, (as it will be known pending K’lee’s return) complete with a new badge for you to add to your weekly challenge posts should you feel inclined.

On Friday I set a simple theme of; From above, a mission I accomplished on a trip into town with Audrey on Saturday, when the two of us scaled the Barnstaple Castle Mound to eat our lunchtime pasties and take in the rather blustery view.

So here are some shots of the town and surrounding landscape (and Audrey) from above, the sides of the river valley in which Barnstaple stands just visible in the distance.

What did you cast your camera eye over for this week’s show and tell?

Let’s see what you found, it’s easy when you know how…

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To get involved with the challenge, follow these simple steps; 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 #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.

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Just for a change, I had no problem meeting my own brief this week on K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, having set the prompt on Friday of; The beauty of Spring.

The weather even cooperated (more or less) and I captured some of the newly emerging flowers in the garden on Saturday, as well as taking a few shots on a bike ride in the nearby countryside with Audrey yesterday.

K’lee will Spring his post on you HERE.

Now it’s time to show us how you interpreted the challenge this week.

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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

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Time for another bank holiday edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, with the theme provided by yours truly; In the country.

Quite a lot of scope, depending on your interpretation I suppose, but I kept it simple, with a slight twist of perspective and a bit of artistic licence.

My photographic offerings for today were all captured from atop the imposing viaduct, which carries the A361 North Devon link road across a valley which forms part of the Castle Hill estate at Filleigh.

A quick walk down the road from a convenient layby and I was rewarded with fabulous views of the steep forested slopes and meandering river below, lush and green in the patchy morning sunshine.

You’ll find K’lee’s inspired images HERE.

But we want to see what you found out in the countryside at the weekend, so come and join in, it’s easy…

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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

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

I set the theme for today’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, knowing that I was getting up early for work yesterday and hoping I could capture something to do justice to the prompt; Break of day.

Well I wasn’t disappointed, because there was some suitably atmospheric fog adorning the Devon countryside on my drive home; with the imposing Castle Hill house and gardens, (Fortescue family seat, currently home to Lady Arran) providing a dramatic landmark amongst the rolling hills and ancient trees.

It certainly is worth getting up early sometimes, when the world is still waking up, you get to witness nature at its best.

See what K’lee has in store HERE.

Now it’s time for you early birds to show us what photographic worms you caught for us…

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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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