Lens Artists Challenge # 155 – On the Water

the 6-day journey on board a historical ship along the Gota canal from Gothenburg to Stockholm across one river, eight lakes and two seas. The ships have scarcely been altered since they were first used to take immigrants from Stockholm to the departure port for America and few concessions are made to tourists….. Yet what a magical journey this is,

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Walking Towards Autumn

And then I came upon the sunken garden and this splash of colour, a glorious cascade of scarlet leaves, Virginia Creeper I think, that must have migrated from the wall of the old house and settled here to decorate these steps. And just a bit further on, the brilliant red of the Holly berries caught my eye – a dazzling display of colour in the midst of the dying of the year.

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What I saw on my walk today

It’s not just Covid-19. The weather forecast influences people’s decisions but often the meteorological office gets it wrong. And so it was today. The temperature was supposed to be around 17ᵒ with cloudy patches but we had wall-to-wall sunshine and it felt like mid-20s. The result was that only a handful of people were walking…

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Pick a Word – Sept. 5, 2020

Linked to Lost in Translation’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word I’m a newbie on this site but love having an excuse to showcase my images by linking them to a word provided by Paula. Hope you like them. ESTIVAL To me this photographs is summer writ large. It’s a 3-year-old member of my city dwelling family…

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Sculpture Saturday

Sculpture Saturday is hosted by Mind Over Memory As my sculpture of Dionysus uploaded a couple of few weeks ago only showed part of the work I thought I’d add a few more pictures to show the whole carving.  It shows some members if the family of Bacchus. Father: Zeus (supposedly the face of Robert…

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Silent Sunday

A sunny, hot, Sunday afternoon and the beach should be full of families with children playing on the sands, buckets and spades, and the sounds of bat hitting ball. Beach cafes closed, ice-cream parlours boarded up, and the pier locked up. How are the families coping who have no access to outdoor facilities, no gardens,…

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COWES WEEK – The Regatta

It’s called a Regatta, but that’s an understatement if ever there was one, for this yachtfest is Cowes Week, the time of year when the inhabitants of the English town of Cowes on the Isle of Wight, rent out their houses, kennel the dogs and cats, and disappear. The ‘yachties’ are about to descend on…

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Weekly Photo Challenge,Life Imitates Art

Perhaps not the greatest interpretation of the challenge but I’ve lately been wanting to use one of the interesting tools in my imaging programme and thought this might be my opportunity. This sculpture was done by marine woodcarver Norman Gaches, from a tree that was destroyed in the great storm of 1987, outside Barton Manor…

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