K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Yesterday’s Cosmic Photo Challenge post, remembering our fallen heroes…

Diary of an Internet Nobody.

Good morning and welcome to a new week and a new edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

You have my sympathy if you are waking up to another Monday at work, because I’m on holiday for a couple of days and this post is automatically scheduled(there’s no chance I’m actually awake as this is posted) sinceI managed to get it all edited last night.

This week’s theme was; Remembrance,to coincide with armistice day, commemorating the end of World War I, as a tribute to the men and women who served and continue to serve in the armed forces around the world.

Here is a link to K’lee’s photo, now it’s time for you to show us what you’ve got for us…


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Reaping the wild wind…

Yesterday morning I took a drive up to the hills above Barnstaple, which give views of both the River Taw valley below and Fullabrook Down wind farm at the top.

I went up there initially to capture some black and white landscape shots for today’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge on Diary of an Internet Nobody, but the views were so spectacular that I stayed to do some experimenting with long exposures of the turbines. 

On the way back down the hill, I stopped to grab a few shots of the wooded river valley, lit by the low autumn sun…

…and because it was bonfire night on Saturday, here’s a sparkler sculpture and a strange sparkly gif of Audrey for you.

Oh, by the way, that post title..? That’s just a reason to include this ’80s classic. 

Enjoy.

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Diary of an Internet Nobody.

It’s time for your Monday dose of fantastical photographic fun on K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge and this week K’lee provided us with this enigmatic prompt;

“I’ve got the Monday blues.”

Well, that could go in any direction couldn’t it?

I decided it required some “blue sky thinking” and that alone was inspiration enough to start me off with this…

…but of course I couldn’t just leave it at that, so then I came up with this…

…after which, things got a bit out of hand…

…until, finally, I ended up with this surreal composition:

Try not to have nightmares.

K’lee’s link is nowHERE, so let’s see what blue offerings you have for us…

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

I’ve been rather busy recently and I realise that I’ve been neglecting my duties on here, a situation that I hope to remedy at the earliest opportunity, but for now, here are a few editions of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge that you might have missed…

Diary of an Internet Nobody.

Good morning, I trust your weekends all went well and that you were suitably inspired by Friday’s prompt, to go out and capture some autumnal arboreal images for today’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

This week, we’re all about the trees,because Autumn is upon us and that means glorious colours and skeletal, sculptural shapes all around us.

Sycamore and beech always provide a rich range of reds, oranges and yellows and I didn’t have to go far from home to find examples of those, one of which got the “artistic” treatment. Plus, the giant leaves of (I think)a white oak and a chestnut tree that looks like a floating ball without any help from me.

Here’s a fitting soundtrack to start your week, let’s hear it for The Trees.

I’ll post a link to K’lee’s pictures when they appear, but now it’s over to you…

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Today’s Cosmic Photo Challenge goes out on the town…

Diary of an Internet Nobody.

Hello again, I hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing weekend, filled with plenty of inspiration for theCosmic Photo Challenge that I set you on Friday.

The prompt was Street life,which I hope prodded you in the direction of trying out some candid street photography, or at least capturing some creative urban images that evoke the eclectic and vibrant life on the streets of our towns and cities.

I was fortunate, in that Saturday was carnival day in Barnstaple (note for American readers; a “carnival” in England is a parade, with floats, marching bands, costumes etc, sometimes by torchlight in the evening, not just a fairground, although the two generally do go together) and Audrey was intent on taking part in the kids’ procession early in the afternoon. So we headed into town in the morning to find a costume for her, eventually finding a very…

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Today’s night and day challenge…

Diary of an Internet Nobody.

Welcome to another new week and another new edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge,the theme of which was set by K’lee on Friday and he asked you to come up with one photo from the daytime and two from the night.

I went for a straightforward black and white shot for my daylight option, snapped in the garden over the weekend, followed by a couple I took last night, from above and next to a road respectively, using a long exposure to capture the trails of car lights.

Cat tail…

…to car trails; first seen from a flyover…

…and then reflected in the side of my car

K’lee’s photois HERE, so go and check it out, then show us what you have to offer.

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Playing with abstracts…

Here are a few experiments in abstract art, using random shots of industrial components.

Just because it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Update: Mucking about with candles and sparklers on Audrey’s birthday, (with full safety precautions, obviously) I made some more abstract images that I rather like: