52 in 2015 Week 47 Portrait

It’s been a while since I featured the “Grumpy Old Man” here on Say It With A Camera. So here he is looking older and a lot more grumpier.

Deefer

Like all old men he’s starting to go grey and just recently he’s been diagnosed with Lymphoma.

Well that’s it for this week and I hope you enjoyed the photograph.

It’s Going To Be Quiet

I’m taking a break for a few weeks so it’s going to be quiet around here. I’m off to exotic Hong Kong for a mix of pleasure and pleasure, with a fair bit of photography involved.

Hong Kong Skyline

Night life, that’s for me, these next few weeks.

Hong Kong at Night

Trips on the iconic Star Ferries across the harbour

Star Ferry - Celestial Star

See you all when I get back.

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.

Cranes

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.

Sheep

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

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https://cxianliu.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/three-elephants/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory

It took me a long time to get a photograph like this.

Talacre Lighthouse

The lighthouse I can get any time, but those rays of light are something else again. As Ken Rockwell once said;

No matter how advanced your camera you still need to be responsible for getting it to the right place at the right time and pointing it in the right direction to get the photo you want. – Ken Rockwell

How true that is. When I went to the beach that evening I didn’t expect to see a cloud formation like that. So I was lucky. but sometimes that’s all you need..

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

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https://dunelight.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/dont-sweat-the-small-stuff/
https://elleturner4.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/weekly-photo-challenge-victory-2/
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https://pictureswithoutfilm.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/victory-daily-post-weekly-photo-challenge/
https://throughthelensofmylife.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/volcano/
https://carolynsonlinemagazine.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/rosalie-and-i-conquered-schoodic-mountain/
https://halfaphotograph.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/half-dome/.

52 in 2015 Week 46 Motion

Well I must be doing something right as my photographs for Week 44 Abandoned and Week 45 Street Photography got the most votes each week and became the groups header photographs.

And so to this weeks challenge Motion. Once again I managed to get two photographs for this  challenge more by chance than design.

First up is this photograph taken at the Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen, North Wales.

52 in 2015 Week 46 Motion

We had gone specifically to photograph the falls but I had spotted a Grey Heron fishing from a small island in the middle of the river, so I switched to my 150mm lens to get a close-up. Then these guys appeared from nowhere, paddling like crazy. Perfect! My first motion shot in the bag and with almost no effort.

The Horseshoe  Falls weren’t that interesting – I think I shot more of the heron and these guys paddling than I did of the falls.

Not long after this the gale force winds and heavy rain predicted for later in the day started  earlier than forecasted. So we decided to head home. But on the way back we stopped off at Llyn Aled and Aled Isaf. These are two isolated reservoirs out on the moors. It’s desolate but can be quite peaceful. Not today though, howling winds, whitecaps and driving rain. We could hardly get the car doors open, the wind was so strong. But i got my second motion photograph.

52 in 2015 Week 46 Motion(2)

Well that’s it for this week, I hope you enjoyed the photographs.