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.

Update:Bonus photo – This is what it looks like if you stick a camera to your windscreen and…

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Garden evolution…

It’s good to have a document of how our garden has grown from the unkempt and overgrown blank canvas that we began with, to the oasis of colour, form and texture that we have made for ourselves.

I’ve posted many photos of The Mound, both here and on Diary of an Internet Nobody, but it’s a continually evolving part of the garden which started off like this…

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…a dead tree stump, overgrown with bluebells, wild garlic and long, unidentified green things, along with a few stems of ash and hawthorn (from seeds of the trees which used to overhang the patio).

And in the last week or so, leading up to today and the glorious bank holiday sunshine, the garden now looks this…

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Finally; it might not look exactly like this, but here was Audrey’s fairy garden, beneath the fiery red canopy of the pieris, after a little creative manipulation.

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Today’s smokin’ hot Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Diary of an Internet Nobody.

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It’s a roasting hot bank holiday Monday, just for a change, so this week’s prompt for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge couldn’t be more appropriate.

K’lee set the prompt for today’s challenge and it was as follows;

”  ‘The Quest For Fire’. There it is. You can translate, create, or otherwise consider anything you want as it pertains to FIRE for this challenge…you can use barbecues, fireworks, or other sources of fire (responsibly!) in your um, ‘quest’ to enter this challenge. It’s completely up to you. “

I thought that, after last week’s close up experiment, I’d stay with small and modest and try to photograph the birth of a flame, so to speak.

There are a few attempts at capturing the point of ignition…

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…followed by this composite image, complete with flaming thumbs.

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NOW CLICK HERE TO SEE K’LEE’S PHOTO.

So, fire up your imagination and show us…

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Here’s today’s Cosmic Photo Challenge post, why not get involved and show us your artistic side…

Diary of an Internet Nobody.

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Welcome to Monday and the first themed post in K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, the photography feature that positively encourages you to muck about artistically with your pictures, to create something more than just a photo.

The prompt from K’lee, posted on Friday, was for Beaches;

“Beaches here in San Francisco almost always mean COLD water; cool-looking, but cold…..I’m shooting for tropics, warm, sun; beaches that remind you of summer (it’s right around the bend…)”

Well, since I’m in England and it’s a Bank Holiday weekend, (traditionally a guarantee of dreadful weather) the chances of getting a nice sunny shot of any beach scene are nonexistent today, so I’ve worked on a photo from around the same time last year.

This was taken at Woolacombe, on the North Devon coast and I love the coppery reflection of the light on the sand, which I’ve accentuated slightly…

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