Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

This is a really quick post this week as I’ve been busy all week and suddenly realised it’s Thursday and I haven’t submitted anything.

Ogwen Bank

This is Ogwen Bank on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. The river is in constant flow and the rapids can vary in size depending on the rainfall in the mountains.

Sunlight streaming through the trees create ever-changing patterns on the rocks and the river.

That’s it this week. Sorry it’s short but I’ve got a wedding to go to.

Here’s what other bloggers are saying about this weeks challenge


52 in 2015 Week 39 Free

Yippee! I can choose anything I want this week to enter in the challenge. Autumn is just starting here in the UK. Some of the leaves are starting to take on those gorgeous gold and reds but it’s still a little early yet. Nant Mill Waterfall near Wrexham is hidden away in the woods but is always worth a visit.


Not that far from Nant Mill is the old workings for the Minera Lead Mines, which were active in the 19th century. Now an open access museum, you can visit at any time and wander around the site

Minera Lead Mines

That’s it for this week. I hope you enjoyed the photographs.

52 in 2015 Week 38 Liquid or Water

For this weeks challenge I’ve gone to Talacre, not far from me and one of my favourite locations on the coast. The tide was out, but due to come in soon. So it wasn’t time to hang around. Ripples in the sand and reflections in the water. Talacre has some large sand bars and when the tide comes in you have to be careful. Lose concentration and you’ll find it’s come in behind you.

52 in 2015, Week 38, Water

And that’s what’s happening here. The tide is coming around the back of the lighthouse, creeping forward at quite a fast rate, Soon the lighthouse will be an island on it’s own but eventually those rocks you can see will be covered as well.

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Ripples in the sand have always attracted me. Although not uniform I like the rigidity and the way they create those patterns.

That’s it folks. Hope you enjoyed the photographs.

52 in 2015 Week 37 Landscape

My type of photograph this week. If only the weather had been a bit nicer. But it wasn’t, so I had to make the best of it. Out on the moors there are some lonely single track roads. You can travel these and not see a soul. It’s my kind of place, I like following these little roads, seeing where they end up…..and sometimes you manage to find a great landscape on the way.

52 in 2015 Week 37 Landscape

At this time of the year, Heather is in full bloom. Beautiful, purple and magenta colours carpe the moors and stretch for miles.

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Just a shame the storm clouds where gathering. In the sunlight it really is a remarkable sight.

That’s it for this week. I hope you enjoyed the photographs.

52 in 2015 Week 36 Backlit

You may have noticed that we are not in Week 36, that’s long gone. I tend to write the posts about my Weekly Photo Challenge, when I have a bit of free time. This usually means they are like a Number 13 bus. You don’t get one for ages and then they all come along at the same time. One behind the other.

Backlit is another one of those techniques that I rarely use. There’s not that much call for it with landscape, photography, which probably makes up about 90% of the photographs I take.

Interestingly, I was looking for a photo quote about backlighting and found only one.

We’re in charge of our own photo adventures. Adventure means taking a different path. It can mean getting down on the ground for a really low angle shot, or photographing not the entire flower but a backlit petal. – Eddie Soloway

For Week 36’s challenge I decided to go Black and White. Another one from my street walk in Liverpool. Let me just say that the photograph, like all of the ones I do for this challenge are done in the appropriate week. I don’t use Stock images that I have some time ago. Each photograph is taken specifically for that weeks challenge.

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I sort of screwed this one up. But in a way it worked. I hadn’t changed my camera settings from the day before when I had 9 point focus set. The result was the camera actually focused on the lady to the rear rather than the one at the front.  Sometimes you are luck, sometimes you are not.

That’s it, as usual these weekly challenge posts are kept reasonably short. I hope you enjoyed the photograph.