Weekly Photo Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Tower

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Tower prompt.

I had several ideas for a post with three or four different towers in mind. Each had some interesting detail and history but I couldn’t find a way of tying any of them together.

So I decided to pick just one. One that is no longer a tower although you can tell it used to be one.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Tower

This is the Church of St Editha in Church Eaton, Staffordshire, England. The church is largely 12th century. Originally built with a tower, the tower was later modified to add a spire.


Weekly Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Close Examination

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Challenge: Close Examination.


Weekly Prompts: What is it?

Hooks on a Lesser Burdock seed head. Where the inventor of Velcro got the idea.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

Detail of the cap of a Fly Agaric fungi. The classic red Toadstool so popular with the illustrators of children’s books.

Flora and Fauna Friday

Swimming Muskrat

Flora and Fauna Friday this week is traveling back to Saskatchewan in the mid 1990s.

The Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) is native to North America but has been introduced to parts of Europe, Asia and South America.

This individual is swimming across a pool on a farm near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet


Monthly Squares

Wide Angle Perspective 4

This is my day 31 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective and the last of my wide angle perspective series.

It’s been interesting picking squares and putting together series for the month. A big thank you to Becky for running the challenge with such a wide ranging theme.

I started the month with a monochrome photo of these wood piles so I thought I would end the month with a different photo using a different camera and lens combo plus it’s in colour this time.

It’s still not obvious that the grass behind the wood piles is only a few inches below the top of them and that they’re holding back almost two feet of dirt and rocks.


July Squares: Wide Angle Perspective 4


Weekly Photo Challenge

Silhouetted at Sunrise

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Lighting of Any Kind.


Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Lighting of Any Kind

Old wood piles sticking out of Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.


Throwback Thursday

Harvesting Silage

Throwback Thursday this week is traveling back to Cheshire, England in the mid 1980s.

Dairy farming was the primary land use in parts of Cheshire. In the summer dairy farmers make silage to feed the herd on in the winter.

In the photo the grass is being chopped as it is thrown into the silage trailer.


Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Harvest Scenes


Monthly Squares

Portrait of a Coneflower

This is my day 30 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective and another of my portraits of flowers taken with unusual lenses.

A Coneflower photographed with another fast lens although this time more of a general purpose lens than a portrait lens.


July Squares: Portrait of a Coneflower