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Weekly Photo Challenge – Spring


This week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post is Spring. This weekend we went walking on Midsummer Hill in The malverns and were met with a glorious display of bluebells which left us in no doubt that Spring is in full flow. You can see the rest of the photos from our walk on our post Blog A Pic – Midsummer Hill on The Malverns.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections


This week’s Photo Challenge from the Daily Post is on the theme of “reflections” and you can find out about it here –

We were out and about in our hometown of Great Malvern shooting a bit of street and Peanut caught this shot which had some lovely reflections of the people in the shot in the shop window. So there you go that’s “Reflections” done! Hope you like it!


Weekly Photo Challenge – Abandoned

This week’s Photo Challenge from The Daily Post is Abandoned. I have noticed already that it is a popular theme and even for us it was an easy one to work on. A few years ago we did a photo shoot of our Opel GT car in an old abandoned industrial park in Great Malvern and you can see those shots here. While on the shoot though we grabbed some shots of the abandoned work units and we have re-edited them for this challenge, using the Perfect 8 plugin for Aperture. There is something very powerful about the photographs we are seeing for this challenge as we watch nature gradually reclaim man’s footprints on the world.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Threes

This week the Photo Challenge is all about a set of three photos that tell a story. Here is a link to the challenge – Daily Post Photo Challenge – Threes.

Late last year we went to a MINI event at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire, where a spot of drag racing and fast runs down the strip were going on. Here we have The Turbonator a Rocket powered Mini going down the strip. The first picture paints the scene – a broad shot showing the Mini on the start line firing up and getting ready, smoke bellowing from the engines!  Then we have it on its way and finally driving past. All great fun and lots of noise!


Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Empty

An empty Corner of Venice

Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.

Merle Shain

Here is a Link To Ese’s fun Challenge –

Venice is jam pack full of tourists. I almost think its existence has been given over to tourism. And yet it is a city that thrives on it and embraces it. Venice absorbs the tourists and allows you still to enjoy it beauty and fascination. In truth it is quite easy to find a corner of Venice and hog it to your chest as your own piece of Venice devoid of all others. But Venice is a place you should go to with your lover. Not to do so and it will make you confront  your emptiness and loneliness that in normal life you can hide and disguise and avoid facing up to.




Weekly Photo Challenge – Treasure


This week the theme from The Daily Post for the Weekly Photo Challenge is Treasure. As soon as we saw the theme we knew what we were going to photograph – a couple of old money pouches rammed  with old coins and the odd gold sovereign. These have been in the family for years, it is our family treasure. Not worth a lot in monetary terms but priceless in sentimentality.