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Cosmic Photo Challenge

At Night

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: At Night prompt.

To be honest I wasn’t sure what I was going to go with for this challenge. I didn’t realise just how many photos I had taken at night until I started selecting photos.

Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night
Star trails over Colpoy’s Bay at night. Taken while looking for Comet Neowise which I failed to see let alone photograph.
On Top of a Sandstone Crag by Starlight
A very long exposure of Beeston Castle at night. Taken while doing a night shift protecting a Peregrine nest site on the cliff below the castle.
Friendly Friday: Nighttime
Wybunbury churchyard at night, Cheshire, England. Taken for an art school project although I no longer remember what the brief was.
Tuesday Photo Challenge - Number
Team Bike entering the start/finish straight at around midnight. 9 hours into the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in France.
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Photo Challenges

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark.

The prompt got me thinking about some of the nighttime photos from my film archives that I started digitising last winter.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark

Team Bike entering the start/finish straight at night during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in France.

 

Weekly Prompts: Celebration

Canada Day fireworks on Monument Hill, Punnichy, Saskatchewan in 1999.

 

Friendly Friday: Nighttime

The Wybunbury, Cheshire churchyard at night. Taken in the late 1970s for an art school project although I have long forgotten what the brief was.

 

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Throwback Thursday

St Mary’s Church, Acton near Nantwich

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the mid 1980s.

First I should apologise to anyone who follows my Facebook page as I posted this photo on there recently. The reason for using this photo as a Throwback Thursday post is because there’s an example of 17th century vandalism in the photo.

This is St Mary’s Church in Acton near Nantwich, Cheshire. The church is historically significant, the tower is the oldest in Cheshire and there are carved stones internally that date back to Norman times.

But it’s the tall, four sided sundial on the right side of the photo that I want to talk about. It started life as a medieval cross until someone in the late 17th century decided to turn it into a sundial. Can you imagine the outcry if someone suggested such a thing these days.

Throwback Thursday: 7th May 2020

 

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Photo Challenges

Friendly Friday: Nighttime

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Nighttime.

I decided to go with a random selection of nighttime photos covering over 40 years.

 

Friendly Friday: Nighttime

Wybunbury churchyard at night looking out onto the main road through the village. Part of an art school project in the late 1970s.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Moonrise through an Oak tree in Hatherton, Cheshire. I’m not sure when this photo was taken, it’s possible that I was still in high school.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Snow and hoarfrost covered farmland by moonlight. Photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan in the late 1990s.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Number

Night racing during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in France in 1982.

 

Friendly Friday: Nighttime

Stars over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment a month ago. I forgot to change the alarm when the clocks went ahead in the spring so was down on the shoreline an hour and a half before sunrise.

 

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One Word Sunday

Cross

Actually I count at least four crosses. But they’re not really the point of this post.

The tall sundial in the foreground is what remains of a medieval cross. It was turned into a sundial in the late 17th century.

An act of vandalism that wouldn’t be considered these days. Destroying something medieval to make a sundial is the sort of thing that makes me Cross.

This is my contribution to One Word Sunday: Cross.

One Word Sunday: Cross.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Night

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Night.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before deciding to go simple, the prompt is night so photos taken at night. I then decided on only two photos taken about 40 years apart.

Inside a graveyard at night, Wybunbury, Cheshire, England. Taken in the late 1970s when I was a photography student. Part of an art school project although after all these years I don’t remember the brief. I do remember getting permission to take them. Nowadays there would probably have to be a healthy and safety assessment before entering such a dangerous location at night.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Night.

 

Wiarton Village Fair fireworks. Taken one year ago today. This year’s fireworks will be going off in around 15 hours. You get an idea of how big some of these modern commercial fireworks are when you compare them to the lights on the fun fair rides on the horizon. The photo was taken from over two miles away across Colpoy’s Bay from the dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Night.

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Photo Challenges

St Mary’s Church, Acton, Cheshire

The new Tuesday Photo Challenge is Worship.

This is St Mary’s Church, Acton, Cheshire. Built in the 12th century the tower collapsed in a storm in March 1757 and was rebuilt after the storm but shortened by over 20 feet.

Built with local red sandstone I like the colour combination of the deep blue sky, weathered red sandstone and green grass.

St Mary's Church south side.