These weekly challenges are getting weirder and weirder. I mean Habit, this week, Eerie last. How am I meant to find a nun wearing a habit, let alone photograph her. That’s if she would let me. And where am I going to find an eagle in its nest. They’re not exactly in abundance around here.
Oops! Got that one wrong. EE not EY…but I digress. What about this habit thing?
If photography is about anything it is the deep surprise of living in the ordinary world. By virtue of walking through the fields and streets of this planet, focusing on the small and the unexpected, conferring attention on the helter-skelter juxtapositions of time and space, the photographer reminds us that the actual world is full of surprise, which is precisely what most people, imprisoned in habit and devoted to the familiar, tend to forget. – John Rosenthal
I must confess, I’m having trouble with this weeks challenge. Sure I’ve got lots of habits, some I won’t share here, but this is a photography challenge so here goes…..
No! That’s not my habit. A lot of my photographs are landscapes taken in the Snowdonia National Park. This week I’m going to break the habit and show you some photographs from the coast, but no sunsets or Talacre Lighthouse.
Zapcat races are run on short courses with repeating laps. Generally they are close to the shore, ensuring that spectators get a great view of the action.
The origin for Zapcats was the early 80’s in South Africa where local crews competed against each other with inflatable boats. The races were held on rivers and along the coastline.
Since those early days the technology has improved and racing has spread to many countries including the United Kingdom.
Now for something a little gentler. Out to sea we have seen the growth of wind turbine farms. You can see them in some of the photographs above.
Have you ever wondered how they get those massive turbines out to sea?
This ship takes them out, you can see some of the turbine masts at the front. I think this is also used to install the masts into the sea bed.
Also off the coast, although some time back, was the Nostag 10 which is a cable laying barge.
It was laying electricity cables between North Wales and Ireland as part of a power-sharing project.
Right that’s it for me. I hoped you enjoyed this brief break with my normal habits.