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Weekly Photo Challenge – Spring

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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.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

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This week’s Photo Challenge from the Daily Post is on the theme of “reflections” and you can find out about it here – http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

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!


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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.


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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!


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Weekly Photo Challenge – Treasure

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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.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

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This week’s photo challenge set by the Daily Post is Selfie.

Nothing revolutionary here just pics of me behind a camera photographing through a mirror. The notion though of a selfie sets me thinking about the importance of an emotional connection in an image. A good landscape shot, can be ruined by the ignoring a simple rule and not levelling the image. I saw a good image today of flooding but all I could think was, “No worries the water will soon pour away to the right it’s on a slope”. But actually it was an emotional connection that I could not see in the image and this brings me back to a recurring thought I get a lot recently, and that is the importance of putting people in images, bringing them to life. On my photographic journey, I have spent so much time trying to keep people out of images but now I regret that, people bring emotion to an image, give it life and vitality so I must get more people in my images. So here are a few selfies. They have me in them and that brings emotion and feeling and perhaps forgiveness for burnt out images. You see people and subject, win out over technique every time! Continue reading