Sunday, 30 October 2011

Fishing boats on the beach at Worthing

Wondering about the watermark "Hurtled to 60"?   That is my other blog - hop over and pay it a visit!  You will find Scavenger Hunt Sunday on there this week.

 Hope you like my contributions to Shoot Edit Submit.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

This is my second week contributing to Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  Last week I cheated because I wanted to join in and had only found Ashley's blog, so I used photos from my library.   All week, since last Sunday, I have been scavenging, with my camera, for ideas of the prompts we were given.  Words, Under, Orange, Fly and Always look on the bright side.  I had been warned that photo challenges are addictive and, boy, how I discovered very quickly that they certainly are!

The trouble I have now is that there are a couple of photos in two of the categories that I can't make my mind up which one to use, so I will show both.   These are my contributions to Scavenger Hunt this week:

  1. WORDS
 Some photos have to be set up and after a great deal of thought I came up with the one below.  I felt quite pleased about it until a friend said they didn't like the composition, it made me doubt it but it is here anyway:-

Our local radio announce the tide times every morning.   On Thursday I heard the tide was out at lunchtime,  so I took my camera to work, went to the beach and stood underneath the pier.  It was a bracing exercise!

When I walked back up the beach, I noticed the graffiti underneath the theatre that is at the beginning of the pier.

3.  Orange

 As a lot of the contributors to Scavenger Hunt Sunday are American, it was a pretty good bet that there would be a good number of pumpkins, so I decided not to go down that route.

On Saturday I visited and subsequently wrote a blog post about Sheffield Park which is a local National Trust Garden.  The intention was to take photos of the lovely autumn russets.  This is my contribution to Orange.

Surprise, surprised,  despite trying to avoid pumpkins, I saw a selection of them outside a shop, they were just too good to miss, so I surreptitiously whipped out my mobile (cell) phone and took a photo of them.

Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

4.  FLY

With this prompt, I had intended to go down to the beach this weekend to take photos of the kite surfers, but there was no wind today.  The other alternative was this one:-

5.  Always look on the bright side

My last photos is of my Mum.  She is almost 93 and has lived in a nursing home around the corner from me for almost 3 years and has never been happier.  Although wheelchair bound and completely non-weight bearing, she is always cheerful.  This photo I took on Friday evening, when the Home were having a Hollywood Nights evening.  All the residents were dressed up and Mum had a little tiara and sparkly beads.  We all had a great time.

Thank you Ashley for such great prompts and I look forward to another week of being busy with my camera.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Texture Thursday : A tipped-up tree of textures

I am hooked!!  Totally hooked.  Hooked on photography challenges and thanks to Ashley Sisk's blog Ramblings and Photos I have discovered Texture Thursday Challenge.

These are my two contributions and I hope you like them.  I thought this tree root was a fascinating work of art.

The Daily Wyatt

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday - 16 October 2011

Reading blogs is like peeling an onion, only it doesn't make me cry, it just makes me smile and excited.  I found Scavenger Hunt Sunday via Leaves in Bloom through another blog.  I will learn a lot about photography by following Ashley's wonderful blog.

This is my first attempt at Scavenger Hunt and I have really enjoyed it.  To be honest some are recent photos I have taken because I wanted to join in today.   The next Scavenger Hunt will be new photos taken in the next week. 

1.   Abstract

I like Picassa/Picnik for editing and I have turned a photo taken at Denmans, Nr Chichester into an abstract.

2. Round

These wonderful buildings are just opposite my office and have just been painted.  The contrast between the newly decorated flats and the blue sky behind were amazing.

3. Fire 

It just has to be the setting sun, which is like fire in the sky. 

4. Seeing faces in strange places

This wooden sculpture is at Symonds Yat, in the Wye Valley.  It is only when you look at it carefully you can see the face. 

 5.  Stars

This one puzzled me for a bit but as soon as I saw the photo of Echinacea and their star like flower I knew this was the photo to use.

Sunday, 2 October 2011


A beautiful David Austin Rose: Rhapsody, seen at Denmans Garden, Fontwell. 1 Oct 2011
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