Shepherds’ Delight

Last week for the Fun Foto Challenge we had the theme of ‘Here Comes The Sun’. This prompted me to post an image of dawn breaking in our little part of the world.

This week, the topic is ‘Tomorrow’, which gave me the idea of posting an image of a sunset holding out the promise of a pleasant day to come. As the old saw has it: ‘red sky at night, shepherds’ delight’.

This photo was also taken outside the back of our house, although obviously this time facing west rather than east.

(And before you say it, I am fully aware of the fundamental futility of having a gate that you can just walk around. But it does add interest to the image.)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Tomorrow

Doom and gloom

The looming clouds and silhouetted trees bring a sense of menace to this image, which is further heightened by the thorns on the branch of a rose bush that cuts diagonally across the frame.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trees

Between The Branches

The moss on this tree looks like an aerial view of a rain forest until the bark of the tree on which it’s growing puts it into the correct context.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bark

Weeping Willow

This weeping willow stands at the corner of the pond in the centre of our hamlet, illuminated by one of our four (count ’em) street lights.

CMMC 27 January 2021

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 32 Frame within a frame

This week in the Smartphone Challenge we’re asked for a shot that’s framed naturally.

Can do. At the side of our garage a line of trees separates our property from a neighbour’s field, in which he grazes some of his horses.

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 32

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 20 Negative Space

I sort of knew what ‘negative space’ was before it came up as the theme for Week 20 of the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge. However, I had to look it up to be sure.

And I’m not entirely convinced that this image – taking advantage of that special light you get when the low sun breaks through the clouds after heavy rain – is fully on point, but it is quite dramatic.

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge 20 Negative Space

Autumn Leaves

Bare branches and a carpet of fallen leaves indicate the arrival of autumn in Beecraigs Country Park near Linlithgow in central Scotland.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Autumn Scenes

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trees

Frank’s chosen theme this week is ‘Trees’. We live in one of the most wooded areas of France, as it happens, so I’m certainly not short of pictures of trees to choose from. However, this image is from a little further afield : it’s the esplanade of the Chateau d’Amboise, in the Loire Valley. It’s perhaps best known for being the burial place of Leonardo da Vinci.

We chose a rather overcast day (in fact, it rained heavily for much of the time) to visit, but when the sun did peek through, the light was nigh-on perfect.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trees

Trees in the water

There’s an abstract, almost painterly feel to this image of trees reflected in a nearby pond:

Posted in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trees

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trail

This trail, running through the woods at Beecraigs Country Park in central Scotland, looks especially striking with its carpet of autumn leaves:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trail