Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind

“share an image where you see a particularly strong connection between what we see and what you felt as you pressed that shutter button”

Right here we go, as many of you know this writing stuff doesn’t come easy to me, hence the reason i decided to have a go at blogging, or another way to promote my photos by just adding a few sentences haha – hopefully you can bear with me while i try and improve at this wordsmith stuff …..

My state of mind is how i process the image not when i take it, probably because i’m limited to where i can go during the day, but i have more free time in the evenings to go through the 145,000 photos i have on my hardrives, the choice of photo and the way i edit it will depend how I’m feeling then – my state of mind.
Some examples are :-

Trapped

What Lies Ahead
Trapped by the man at the end of the tunnel.
Trevors Rusty Gate
Trapped by the rusty gate over looking Trevor Basin, a Canal basin on the Llangollen Canal, situated near Trevor, in Clwyd, between Llangollen and Ruabon. The basin was originally built at the northern end of the central section of the Ellesmere Canal, just 150yds north of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, north wales, UK
The Garden Gate
The rusty cottage garden gate
Garden Bridge
Trapped by a broke gate leading to an Ornate bridge over lake in a beautiful garden
Tea Room Gate
Trapped in Hell no coffee the closed tea room gate, the building is crook framed, set on sandstone blocks, plastered with wattle and daub which has been constructed under a thatched roof.

Faith

Church Way v2
follow the path to enlightenment or coffee ….
Llandwrog Church
St Twrogs Church is located in the village of Llandwrog, Gwynedd, North Wales. Llandwrog Church is a Victorian church in a Decorated Gothic style, built in 1856-60 on the site and in the footprint of, the medieval parish church. The church is notable for its complete high Victorian interior of exceptional quality. It has a Victorian octagonal stone pulpit with traceried panels and tapered shaft, the south housing the lectern, and an old wooden pulpit incorporating a fine early 16th century panel, probably of Flemish origin, depicting the Crucifixion.
Cathedral Ceiling
cathedral ceiling and organ north wales, opps spilt my coffee looking up
Hymn 952
Image of Jesus With Mary and Joseph and a candle stand with forged acorns and leaves
In The Light
ancient church window with a beautful flower display
St Celynnin Church
Inside St Celynnin Church, possibly one of the remotest churches in Wales and is amongst the oldest. A small and simple building, it probably dates from the 12th century and was pre-dated by an earlier church of timber, near Henryd, Conwy, north Wales, UK

All Alone

A Place To Rest
Autumnal colours in a wonderful garden, great place for coffee if i hadn’t spilt it earlier …..
Summer Shade
Relax in the shade on the old seat
Asian Garden
Beautiful asian garden and wooden bench
Spring Park Bench
spring has arrived with beautiful blossom and perfectly placed wooden bench to relax on
Autumn in the Park
Autumn with the acers turning red North Wales UK

Simplicity

Llandudno Pier
Llandudno Pier a seaside resort of Llandudno on the coast of North Wales between Bangor and Colwyn Bay. At 2,295 ft the pier is the longest in Wales and the fifth longest in England and Wales
Aberffraw Bridge v2
The old hump back bridge in Aberffraw, Anglesey, North Wales The stone bridge Built in 1731 by Sir Arthur Owen, the single span stone bridge over the river Ffraw is a particularly well preserved example of an early road bridge. it can be crossed on foot, but isn’t open to vehicles.

Melancholy

Cottage Ruins
Rhos quarry barrack ruins Capel Curig. Snowdonia National Park. North Wales.UK
Country Cottage
old rural cottage north Wales UK
Quarry Building
Dinorwic Slate Quarry, a large former slate quarry, located between the villages of Llanberis and Dinorwig in north Wales. It was the second largest slate quarry in the world. It covered more than 700 acres
Coastal Ruins
The old Brickworks operated c.1850 -1914, Anglesey, north Wales, UK
Chirk Aqueduct 1801
Chirk Aqueduct is a 70-foot high and 710-foot long navigable aqueduct that carries what is now the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley near Chirk, on the England-Wales border. The aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal and completed in 1801

Thank you for looking, I always appreciate your visit 🙂

Click below should you wish to buy any of the images and then i can buy more coffee …

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What other bloggers are doing for this theme …

https://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/weekly-photo-challenge-state-of-mind/
http://mariegriffith.me/category/weekly-photo-challenge/
https://graphicrealestate.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/state-of-mind/
Peaceful State of Mind
Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind
https://nivs24.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/wpc-state-of-mind/
https://unclespikes.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/meerkat/

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18 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind

  1. The composition of your work is great. I’m a purist, I am not as fond of the time spent post processing as I am of the time shooting. How did you get into so much post processing? What is your average time spent on a photo? Do you push levels and try filters until you find a look you are satisfied with or do you use a set filters?

    I am asking out of curiosity…vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream..matter of taste. I prefer to be out shooting and loath time spent processing. You seem to love it. 🙂 Thanks!

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    • Thank you, i don’t get much time shooting as i care for my parents, i do get a lot of computer time at night, i don’t limit myself – i embrace technology- i use a digital camera not a paint brush or film camera, and you?
      I may spend a minute or 30 minutes on an image it depends on the image or what i want it for, sometimes i use ND filters, Lee Filters or Photoshop filters. I like to learn new things and photoshop can be complicated.

      http://www.canvas-of-light.com/2011/02/why-a-purist-in-photography-is-nonsense/

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      • In seriousness..I am handicapped so I do have a lot of ‘down time’. It is then that I catch up on my blog, read world news, read literature, keep in touch with friends through social media AND process photos. One of the meds for neuropathy profoundly affected my eyes so post processing can be painful for my eyes. I have PS I have lightroom. Found lightroom too … fussy and wonky for my taste..am thinking of buying Photo Mechanics so I can spend even less time on sorting and categorizing. I was wondering if you had an easier plug in for some of the more popular photo finishes. Everytime one adjusts some part of an image on screen there is a pain inducing minute lag as things work. I’ve learned to close my eyes at various steps in the process so that I can tolerate getting through more photos.

        People assume it is a lack of computer smarts, or laziness, or just too old to get it-ness..but..no..it is dealing with … well.. the hand I was dealt. 🙂

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