Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Carmi has chosen FAITH as his photographic challenge this week. I thought these old gravestones in the grounds of Cartmel Priory in Cumbria reflected the deep faith of our forefathers (and foremothers!) Rather rushed to choose something, as we are off on our holidays on Friday. But do leave me some comments to read when we come back!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


Carmi's Challenge this week is SILHOUETTE

This was taken when two crows, who terrorise the neighbourhood, just happened to perch on a birch tree at the end of our garden. it was against a grey, but bright sky, so they came out exactly as I wanted, as silhouettes. It is not a black and white photo, I assure you - you can just see some colour in the birch leaves.

Just lately the crows have taken to sitting on the very topmost twig of our sycamore tree, which is HUGE - I suppose they have a good birds' eye view of the gardens and park from there and are ready to jump on any undefended fledgling. Or even the defended ones, In fact just yesterday I saw a crow attack a large woodpigeon, which got away, albeit without one or two feathers!

I am not fond of crows!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012


Carmi's Thematic Challenge this week is SINGLE PEOPLE

This lonely soul is fishing in Errwood Reservoir, in Derbyshire. I know fishing is a solitary occupation anyway, but this man was well away from footpaths and other people, and really seemed very "single".

This was taken in Mahon, the capital of the Island of Menorca, one of the Balearic Islands. I was actually taking Mr.G at the foot of the steps when this chap came belting up the steps in a real hurry! I hope whatever whatever he was looking for/chasing after/escaping from his mission was successful!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012


Carmi's Photographic Challenge this week is MIRROR, MIRROR

This mirror was not on the wall, but by the waterside at Stavanger, in Norway. It was HUGE, and slightly tilted, and also perfectly flat, which gave a weird sensation as you first came upon it. I was fascinated and would have liked to stay there and take more photographs, but Mr.G wanted to move on, so I only got this shot.

These are actually windows, acting as mirrors, and distorting the buildings across the road from the College to look like strange squashed houses!

But don't we all look in mirrors, hoping to see a different, more attractive perspective?