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March of the Internet Nobody, day twenty eight: Nature photography week…

For my second day of capturing the natural beauty of Devon, I took a couple of quick detours on the way to and from work.

I’d tell you more, but I think you’ll find the photos speak for themselves. After all, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so just imagine me waffling on about hazy morning mists, trees silhouetted against lowering evening clouds and hosts of golden daffodils, while you enjoy the spectacle of Spring’s return.

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2017 in Blogging, Photography

 

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Good morning, I trust your weekends all went well and that you were suitably inspired by Friday’s prompt, to go out and capture some autumnal arboreal images for today’s Cosmic Photo Challenge. 

This week, we’re all about the trees, because Autumn is upon us and that means glorious colours and skeletal, sculptural shapes all around us.

Sycamore and beech always provide a rich range of reds, oranges and yellows and I didn’t have to go far from home to find examples of those, one of which got the “artistic” treatment. Plus, the giant leaves of (I think) a white oak and a chestnut tree that looks like a floating ball without any help from me.

Here’s a fitting soundtrack to start your week, let’s hear it for The Trees.


I’ll post a link to K’lee’s pictures when they appear, but now it’s over to you…

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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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Posted by on October 3, 2016 in Arts, Photography

 

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Cosmic Photo prompt…

Hello everyone, it’s time for your weekly prompt, to inspire you for Monday’s upcoming post on K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Today, since we’ve just entered Autumn, a season of change and transformation, I’m directing your attention upwards, into; The trees.

Yep, anything arboreal is fair game, but if you can capture some early autumnal colour, so much the better. I’ve noticed some rich oranges and reds appearing in Devon already, especially in the sycamores and maples, so I’m hoping I can find something suitably colourful for you. 

So get out there at the weekend and branch out in new photographic directions for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

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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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Posted by on September 30, 2016 in Arts, Photography

 

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In the land of Pooh…

In the land of Pooh…

The best of our recent trip back to the wide open spaces of Sussex…

Photo Sans Frontiers

Last week we went to see friends and family in Crowborough, East Sussex, where the dramatic vistas of Ashdown Forest provided A A Milne with the settings for hisWinnie the Poohstories.

We were lucky with the weather and took the opportunity to wander amongst the pines, heather, bracken and gorse bushes of this, the real Hundred Acre Wood, as well as taking Audrey on a tour of some the other rural playgrounds of my youth.

Becky, who I hadn’t seen for years, joined us on the more-or-less-compulsory trek to Pooh Bridge for a game of Pooh Sticks; whilst Biff, another old friend, provided entrainment for Audrey in the shape of Luigi, the loveable Staffordshire bull terrier and he also kindly organised a trip to a riding stables, where we met some of their horses (before stopping for refreshments at one or two local hostelries).

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Time for your weekly showcase of inspired images, from K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge. This week we had K’lee’s prompt;

“Below, you’ll find five ways Friday is said around the world. Your task- should you accept it- is to choose one of the five, then with the help of the chosen country, create a post and a photo related to what people in that country equate to Friday!


Swahili – Ijummaa


Croatian – Petak


Turkish – Cuma


Hausa – Jumma’a


Indonesian – Jumat” 

Well, I don’t mind telling you that this one stumped me completely, so I’ve chosen to interpret Friday as being the end of the week for most people, whatever their country, a time they can relax with friends and family.

Fortunately I was on holiday this week, back in Sussex with Rhonda and Audrey, visiting old friends and family and taking more than one stroll on Ashdown Forest, (land of Winnie the Pooh) including a visit to Pooh Bridge where I took these five photos on, you guessed it; Friday

I’m calling this one “The hummingbird and the elephant”, for Linda G Hill’s amusement.

You can find K’lee’s photo HERE.

Update: Couldn’t resist adding this one to the mix, it has so many layers to it, I had to include it…

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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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Posted by on August 1, 2016 in Blogging, Photography

 

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Surf ‘n’ turf…

The best of the weekend sunshine, complied on my photographic blog, Photo Sans Frontiers.
If you haven’t visited it yet, then click the title link just below this intro and check it out.

Photo Sans Frontiers

It was actually proper summer weather for a change at the weekend, so Audrey and I got out and about in the sunshine, both at Rock Park in Barnstaple and on Woolacombe beach.

Here are some moments captured on our travels, including the original shots that made up this week’sCosmic Photo Challengepost.

And here, for no reason except that I like it, is B.A. Robertson and the little heard (I suspect)“b side the c side”, from, unsurprisingly, the b side of his biggest hit,Bang Bang

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Audrey does Instagram…

As I mentioned in my earlier Photo Sans Frontiers post, Audrey has been getting into photography, so when we went for a woodland walk recently, she took Rhonda’s phone and Instagram’d the scenery for your viewing pleasure.

Here are her favourites.

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She definitely has an artistic flair, no doubt about that and I’m sure Audrey will be contributing more photos to the blog in future posts.

 

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