Monthly Squares

Portrait of Queen Anne’s Lace

This is my day 17 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective.

We have yet again lost our internet connection, I’m posting this using the cell (mobile) phone as a WiFi hotspot. So I may not be around and posting much but I will try to respond to any comments when I get the chance.

Flowers of Queen Anne’s Lace photographed with a portrait lens to give narrow depth of field and a different perspective on the flowers. Other common English names include Wild Carrot, Bishop’s Lace and Bird’s Nest.


July Squares: Portrait of Queen Anne's Lace


Weekly Photo Challenge

First Light on Grass Seed Heads

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.


Six Word Saturday: First Light on Grass Seed Heads


Weekly Photo Challenge

Does Anyone Read All These Signs?

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Store Front Signs.

On reading the prompt I thought of this dollar store in a local town. So many signs, one is standing, propped up against a store window. Presumably waiting to be hung up somewhere.


Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Store Front Signs


Weekly Photo Challenge

CFFC: Doors, Drawers and Cabinets Knobs and Handles

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Doors, Drawers and Cabinets Knobs and Handles.

I had noticed the light from a table lamp catching these brass handles on a cabinet some time ago so this challenge was the incentive I needed to take a photo of them.

I kept the composition minimalist and the photo low key. I de-saturated the image a little and then added a vignette.


Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Knobs and Handles


Weekly Photo Challenge

On the Hunt for Joy: Put Something Cute on your Desk

ThIs is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Put Something Cute on your Desk.

As seems to be the norm for me recently I went outside the box and then threw it away.


On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Put Something Cute on your Desk

First off, these nicknacks are on a kitchen cupboard, my “desk” is an old fashioned Formica kitchen table. Two of these nicknacks, the antelope/gazelle and the “Rock Concert” date back to the early 1980s and have survived something like eight house moves and one change of continents. The kingfisher is from the mid 1980s so probably one less house move. It’s lost its bill at some point.


Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 3rd June 2020

Wordless Wednesday: 3rd June 2020


Weekly Photo Challenge

On the Hunt for Joy: Knoll Your Desk

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Knoll Your Desk.

I was sitting at the kitchen table I use for a computer desk editing photos when I was thinking about the prompt. I noticed a couple of things on the table that were a possibility for the challenge.

I used a fast lens for shallow depth of field and then did some heavy editing using Snapseed on this tablet.

Knoll Your Desk

The small Samsung SSD on the left is my primary backup drive for all my photos. The two USB cables next to it are for two more external hard drives used to backup all my photos. Those two drives are rotated with one being kept off site. 

My pen and pencil holder is an old plastic drinking glass, it holds everything but pens and pencils. The closest items to pens and pencils are two red Sharpes. The hex driver is for my camera and lens mounts, the old toothbrush is for cleaning in nooks and crannies and there’s also two small flashlights in it.

I must add that I have been using the new Block Editor for a couple of days but I have become so frustrated with it I went back to the classic editor to finish this post.