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.

52 in 2015 Week 38 Water (2)

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.

52 in 2015 Week 37 Landscape (2)

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.

52 in 2015 Week 36 Backlit (2)

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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid

I was thinking about this weeks challenge, deciding whether or not to show the photographs in Black and White or Colour. Why the big think? All of my photographs this week are of buildings. Specifically building in Hong Kong and I did think B+W might be better to show them

Hong Kong Buildings

In the end I decide to settle for colour…did I do right?

Now the theme is grid and as you can see I have loosely interpreted that them. I suppose in the photograph above there is a sort of grid on the windows of the building to the left. The one below does have much more of a grid on some of the buildings. I particularly like the building with the portholes. What about you?

Hong Kong High Rise

Now this is definitely a grid – in both buildings it’s evident so success I have managed to make the challenge.

Hong Kong Angles

I hope you enjoyed the photographs this week  – Mike

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52 in 2015 Week 35 Monument

On a hillside just above Llyn Geirionydd stands a monument to Taliesin a Welsh bard who lived in the 6th century {534 –599).  He is the earliest poet of the Welsh language whose work has survived.

Taliesin Monument

Taliesin lived on the shores Llyn Geirionydd, and many believe he is also buried here. The Red Book of Hergest XVII contains the line “I being Taliesin, from the borders of the lake of Geirionnydd.”

Taliesin Monument

According to Wikipedia some sources claim that he was also born in this area, but it is more likely that he was born in Powys, as demonstrated by the contemporary poems to Cynan Garwyn, King of Powys