Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio

For this weeks challenge I thought I’d show you a “Trio of Trio’s”. First up, the three cranes at Clydeport, Greenock, Scotland. I took this just after the sun had set.


For my second trio it’s the cockle pickers of the Dee Estuary. This time I’m on the English side. If you don’t know a cockle is a small, edible, salt-water clam. Gathering them on the estuary is dirty and cold work as you can see from their dress.

Cockle Pickers

My final trio is sheep. We have more than our fair share of them here in Wales and in the National Park they roam wild. They’re not really wild though. They belong to someone and each year they are rounded up and brought down for shearing.


That’s it for my trio this week. Here’s what other bloggers are saying about trio’s



20 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio

  1. terryb November 22, 2015 / 22:52

    I love your trio of trios… especially the sheep, and thank you for linking to my post 🙂

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    • Mike Hardisty November 23, 2015 / 11:37

      Looks like the vote is for the sheep. I’m glad you liked them

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      • terryb November 24, 2015 / 01:55

        I guess I’m just another sheep following along with the herd 🙂

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        • Mike Hardisty November 24, 2015 / 07:49

          ……or it could be I’ve taken a photograph that everyone likes – that makes a change.

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          • terryb November 24, 2015 / 23:39

            You most definitly have taken a photo that everyone likes! 🙂


  2. N. November 23, 2015 / 03:39

    Beautiful beautiful pictures! I especially love the second one 🙂

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    • Mike Hardisty November 23, 2015 / 12:03

      I was up to my ankles in thick cloying mud to get that photograph so I’m glad you liked it. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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  3. Kim November 23, 2015 / 03:51

    Such a diverse group of photos. I especially like the sheep.

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  4. petspeopleandlife November 23, 2015 / 04:13

    The pastoral scene with the sheep out in rugged country is my idea of terrific scene. Excellent photograph.

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    • Mike Hardisty November 23, 2015 / 11:36

      Thank you, Yvonne. Sheep can be found all over the National Park. It’s amazing some of the locations they get to.

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      • petspeopleandlife November 23, 2015 / 19:34

        It does cause one to wonder how in the world they make their way. I suppose they are “sort of like” the Bighorn sheep in the Rocky Mountains that appear to actually climb a stone wall. It’s an incredible act of maneuvering. Of course the domestic sheep can not climb as the wild ones but none the less….

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        • Mike Hardisty November 24, 2015 / 07:50

          They certainly get to some heights. I’ve seen them in places I wouldn’t venture into.

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  5. Jane Lurie November 23, 2015 / 08:34

    Excellent Threes, Mike. The sheep look like and old time painting.

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    • Mike Hardisty November 23, 2015 / 11:34

      Normally they run a mile when you get close to them, Jane. But I edged closer and closer taking a shot every time before moving on. Surprisingly they did allow me to get quite close before moving off.


  6. Photos With Finesse December 1, 2015 / 13:25

    We have a very gullible friend, so when I was in Ireland years ago and saw the ‘painted’ patches on the sheep, we took a picture and told her that it was so the farmer knew what colour the wool would be. 😀 Lovely trio of trio images. – Suzan –

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    • Mike Hardisty December 3, 2015 / 10:37

      My wife didn’t believe me when I said the lambs were numbered to match them up with their mothers, even although that is true.

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