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.
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.
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.
Night life, that’s for me, these next few weeks.
Trips on the iconic Star Ferries across the harbour
See you all when I get back.
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.
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
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.
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.
Well that’s it for this week, I hope you enjoyed the photographs.