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Lens-Artists Challenge #80 – Leading Lines

This week the Lens artist challenge is all about finding some leading lines in our photographs. Here the leading line is pretty obvious – let’s follow the path……

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Boardwalk

But how about this one – does it work?

shore line

shore line

And is this one stretching the concept too far – do you feel drawn into the photo?

Wild flower meadow

Wild flower meadow

 

Window with a view

This is the view from the summer house at Laugharne Castle in south Wales which we visited last year. The window overlooks the Taf Estuary. Dylan Thomas, the famous welsh author is supposed to have used the summer house to write. And the view is certainly inspiring.

Summer house at Laugharne castle

Summer house at Laugharne castle

Inspired by this week’s Lens-artist photo challenge – Window with a view

Favourites 2019

Choosing some of my  favourite photographs of the year is not that easy. Where to start?

This image is from January 2019, from the west coast of Ireland. The light on the west  coast is pretty special.

west coast ireland

West coast Ireland

Then daffodils – what is there not to like as they herald the start of spring. I was particularly pleased with this image, which I darkened a little from the original.

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Spring also brings blossom – against the blue sky, it just says happiness to me.

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And springs brings with it one of my favourite animals, our beautiful bumblebees. I take lots of photos of bees and it is hard to choose one. Here the common carder bee on a vetch flower.

Common carder

Common carder

We were lucky to visit two wonderful places this year. First The Burren in County Clare in late August. I just loved all the wildflowers and limestone landscape and walls.

The second place was Inishbiggle, a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland.

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And at the end of the summer my favourite butterfly image.

Peacock

Peacock

With the return of autumn and winter we again get that wonderful light along the coast.

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And two photos to finish – an abstract.

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And a black and white

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A huge thank you to the four lens artists (Ann-Christine, Amy, Tina and Patti) who give us the lens artist challenge each week.

Lens artist photo challenge – Cold

We have had a few cold frost mornings the last few weeks. The one advantage of a frosty morning is usually a bright start to the day.

Of course there is noting more magical than snow, we haven’t had any yet this winter.

We don’t get it very often here on the west coast of Ireland but we love it when we do.