Spotlight.

The new One Word Sunday theme is Contrast.

Now I normally try and avoid using more than a few words in a One Word Sunday post but this week is different. I picked this photo because of the contrast between the light on the farm and the shadows on the surrounding land. But that’s not the reason for all these words on One Word Sunday.

The reason is because of where the photo was taken. It’s a section of the Peak District on the Cheshire/Derbyshire border close to an area known as Bottom-of-the-Oven. Which is such an unusual place name that I suspect it will be stuck in my brain forever.

Light on a hillside farm.

Shadow across the tracks.

A shot from a walk earlier in the week and originally taken for my response to the Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge Shadows.

In the end I didn’t use it for the challenge but put a film type border around it using Snapseed.

It’s strange, in my film era I was never a fan of these types of borders but nowadays I think they can give an image a certain character.

Tracks in the snow with a shadow.

Mistle Thrush eating a windfall apple.

Throwback Thursday continues a recent theme of birds eating windfall apples in the winter.

This is a Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus) eating a windfall apple in an orchard. The Mistle Thrush gets its name from its liking of Mistletoe berries. Apparently Mistle is an old English name for the plant.

This individual was photographed in Cheshire, England in the late 1980s. In the U.K. they are a year round resident.

A Mistle Thrush in an orchard.

Neon Coneflower.

Orange and pink, which rather strangely was the colours in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge last week. This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge which is Color of Your Choice this week.

With grey skies and a lot of snow recently I decided to look through my archives for a bright image from the summer. I found some photos of Coneflowers and decided that they weren’t colourful enough. So I picked one and edited it to increase the brightness and saturation before adding a Polaroid type border.

Florescent Coneflower.