Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

In response to the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient – lasting only for a short time so here we have a few Sunsets

Crafnant Rocks
Crafnant lake lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.
Lake Padarn Sunset
Padarn lake late evening awaiting sunset, looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon north Wales, UK
Welsh Sunset
Sunset Deganwy Beach north Wales UK
Soft Light Sunset
Sunset Rhyl beach north Wales UK
Sunset Deganwy Beach
Sunset Deganwy Beach north Wales UK
Bay Sunset
fishing boat bay Sunset Thailand 
Gulf Sunset
sunset view from Samui island temple to Som island over the gulf of Thailand
National Park Sunset
Beautiful sunset at the lake Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand
Tthe marine national park opened in 1966 and was the first coastal national park in Thailand.
Located just 63 kilometers south of Hua Hin.
Sunset Lanta Island
Sunset at Lanta island in the straits of malacca Thailand
Lighthouse At Sunset
Talacre Lighthouse silhouette at sunset, north Wales UK
Manila Bay Sunset
Sunset over Manila Bay, a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila, in the Philippines.
Sunset Boracay
Sunset at Puka beach Boracay Philippines

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

In response to the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

This week, share a photo that represents focus to you. Are you a stickler for getting in close to your subjects and capturing every detail, or do you prefer a more ethereal look that illustrates the sensations of the moment?

Focus on what’s important ….

The Eye London
The River Thames flows through southern England. It is the longest river entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames, also known as the Millennium Wheel.
The structure is 443 feet (135 m) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet (120 m). When erected in 1999 it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel.
Each of the 32 ovoidal capsules weighs 10 tonnes and can carry 25 people.
County Hall is a building was the headquarters of London County Council and later the Greater London Council. The building is on the South Bank of the River Thames
Puffin Island Lighthouse
The lighthouse at Penmon Point was built after the tragic disaster of the steam ship Rothesay Castle in 1831. When a day trip from Liverpool turned to tragedy with the loss of passengers and crew, it was decided that a lighthouse and accompanying Lifeboat Station was needed. The lighthouse watches over the treacherous waters between Penmon Point and Puffin Island, south east Anglesey, Wales, UK
Spitfire over Snowdon
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. It is located in Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, and has been described as – probably the busiest mountain in Britain. It is designated as a national nature reserve for its rare flora and fauna.
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after the Second World War. Introduced in 1938
Mountain River Snowdonia
Devils Kitchen, named because it looks like a chimney, and in olden days when there was cloud on the mountains it looked like smoke coming out of the chimney, and it was said that it was the devil cooking. Cwm Idwal is a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology.
Cwm Idwal is a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found. It is an area to be treated with extra special respect. It is an area which is home to lots of wildlife.
north Wales, UK

 

Tryfan and Ogwen Lake
A small mountain stream leading into Ogwen lake at the foot of Tryfan mountain, Snowdonia, north Wales, UK
Ogwen Lake
Boat house at lake Ogwen, Snowdonia North Wales, UK.
The lake is surrounded by high mountains, including Pen yr Ole Wen and snow covered Tryfan, considered to be one of the finest mountains in Wales.
Llanrwst Bridge and Tea Room
In Autumn the most photographed tea room in Britain. 15th century cottage, once a courthouse, and now a tea-room, Llanrwst north Wales UK
Pont Fawr a narrow three-arch stone bridge, It is said to have been designed by Inigo Jones and it was built in 1636 by Sir John Wynn of Gwydir Castle. The bridge connects the town with Gwydir, a manor house dating from 1492, Originally built to carry horses and carts.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Order

In response to the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Order

This week, share your take on order, whether literal, figurative, or anything in between

Orderly fashion victorian style

Victorian Baking
Victorian baking kitchen
Victorian kitchen
Victorian kitchen and table
Room of Swords
room full of victorian weapons in the old mansion
Victorian Kitchen
British Vintage Kitchen
Days Gone By
victorian study
Victorian Spring View
victorian writing desk with a beautiful spring view
Cottage Pottery
Victorian cottage window pottery display and summer garden
Victorian Ward
The victorian hospital ward
Vintage Store
Victorian Chemist Shop England
Classic Elegance
Decorative Mansion room

 

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

In response to the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

This week, share a photo of something that says heritage ….

Wolseley Classic Car
1938 Wolseley 25 D.H.C. 3485 cc classic British car in a beautiful welsh landscape
Wolseley Motors
British motor vehicle Wolseley Hornet a six-cylinder twelve fiscal horsepower lightweight automobile which was offered as a saloon car, coupé and open two-seater as well as the usual rolling chassis for bespoke coachwork. Produced by Wolseley Motors Limited from 1930 to 1936, the Hornet was unveiled to the public at the end of April 1930
Austin 7
Austin 7. Produced from 1922 until 1939, one of the most popular cars ever produced for the British market, and sold well abroad. It wiped out most other British small cars and cycle cars in the early 1920s
Morgan Sports Car
The Morgan Motor Company is a family-owned British motor car manufacturer that was founded in 1910 by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan.
Vintage Motors
Red Lagonda LG45R Rapide 4.5 ltr Le Mans / TT Replica 1937
Austin Healey 100
The Austin-Healey 100 is a sports car that was by Austin-Healey built from 1953 until 1956. The 100 was named by Healey for the car’s ability to reach 100 mph (160 km/h);
Ferrari 328 GTS
A beautiful Italian classic 1987 Ferrari 328 GTS 3185 cc
Vintage Day
1924 Vauxhall 30-98 Tourer with Lancaster bomber and Supermarine Spitfire overhead
Bentley 1924
1924 Bentley 4398cc
Iris Tourer 1912
Iris was a British car brand that was manufactured from 1906-1925 by Legros & Knowles Ltd in Willesden, London and Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The Iris cars were luxury vehicles with large, water-cooled four-cylinder in-line engines. A striking feature of all models was the diamond shaped radiator grill.
Sunbeam Talbot Darracq
The Anglo-French STD (Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq) combine collapsed in 1935. The French Talbot company was acquired and reorganised by Venetian-born engineer Antonio Lago and after that, the “Talbot-Lago” name was used internationally. On the home market the cars still bore the Talbot badge they had carried since 1922, which was when, in France, the “Talbot-Darracq” name had given way to “Talbot”. At the same time, the British interests of Talbot were taken over by the Rootes Group and the parallel use of the Talbot brand in France and Britain ended. Talbot-Lago cars sold in Britain were now to be badged as Darracqs.
Spitfire Parade
Spitfire Mk. IX, serial no. EN398, JE-J Personal aircraft of W/Cdr Johnnie Johnson, commanding officer of the Kenley Wing Summer 1943 The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after the Second World War. Introduced in 1938

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

In response to the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

 

Daffodil Valley
Tree in a field of daffodils spring time in Wales UK
Autumn Shadows
Leaves turning red in Autumnal forest
Autumn Leaves
Leaves turning red in Autumnal forest
strange old piece of ironwork in the park, textured
strange old piece of ironwork in the park
Bluebells
Bluebell meadow UK
Spring Park Bench
spring has arrived with beautiful blossom and perfectly placed wooden bench to relax on
Signs Of Spring
bridge over lake in spring

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

In response to the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green!

Cloaked in shades of red, gold and green the Virginia Creeper covering the Tu Hwnt i’r Bont Tearoom a quaint 15th century cottage changes as Autumn approaches on the west bank of the River Conwy in Llanrwst, North Wales, UK

Once a courthouse, and now a tea-room owned by the National Trust next to Pont Fawr a narrow three-arch stone bridge, It is said to have been designed by Inigo Jones and it was built in 1636 by Sir John Wynn of Gwydir Castle. The bridge connects the town with Gwydir, a manor house dating from 1492, Originally built to carry horses and carts.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Against the Odds

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is Against the Odds: Maybe it’s a photo of an unlikely occurrence. Maybe it’s the photo itself that goes against the odds — a shot you never thought you’d get. Maybe it’s a photo of something you’re not sure you’ll be able to do.

Or maybe i will just Wing It and hope for the best lol

Ruins at Cwmorthin
Looking down over the lake at the ruins at Cwmorthin Slate Quarry, near the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales, UK
Cwmorthin Slate Ruins
Against the odds of rain at the ruins of the Cwmorthin Slate Quarry, a substantial disused slate mine found on the shores of Cwmorthin lake above the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales, UK.
Decorative Gate Snowdonia
Against the odds of getting a people free photo at the decorative Iron Gate, the gate leads to Idwal lake and the Devils Kitchen, with Tryfan Mountain to the left. Snowdonia national park, north Wales,UK
Tryfan Snowdonia
Against the odds the clouds broke and Sunbathed Tryfan mountain was visible. One of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 m above sea level it is the fifteenth highest mountain in Wales. The top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows Winter at the Snowdonia National Park, north Wales, UK
Llandudno Pier
Against the odds of breaking my neck on the slippery rocks i managed to get a long exposure image of the Llandudno Pier, a seaside resort on the coast of North Wales, UK. At 2,295 ft the pier is the longest in Wales and the fifth longest in England and Wales
Conwy Castle
Against the odds of being bitten by a medieval vampire i took this night photograph of Conwy Castle, Conwy Castle dominates the mouth of the River Conwy and the walled town of Conwy in North Wales, UK The castle was built on the orders of King Edward I of England and construction began in 1283. Today the castle is one of the best preserved castles in the whole of North Wales.

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

It’s been a very long time since i posted to my blog, sick Parents, lack of motivation, no new photos etc, fortunately i was invited out by a very good friend Mike Hardisty a few weeks ago and we made the best of our Welsh weather, so in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

Winter Shadows of Snowdonia:

Clouds Over Tryfan
Tryfan mountain forms part of the Glyderau group, and is one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 m above sea level it is the fifteenth highest mountain in Wales. Under the cloud the top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows
Pen yr Ole Wen Mountain
Pen yr Ole Wen is the seventh highest mountain in Snowdonia and in Wales. It is the most southerly of the Carneddau range. The mountain lies to the north of Idwal Cottage youth hostel on the A5 road, from where it has a pyramidal appearance. The wooden foot bridge leads to Cwm Idwal lake, Snowdonia, north Wales UK
Winter River Rapids
Winter at the wooden foot bridge leading to Cwm Idwal lake, Snowdonia, north Wales UK Cwm Idwal is a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology.
River Rapids Snowdonia
Winter rapids at Cwm Idwal a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found.
Bridge to Idwal Lake
Winter at the wooden foot bridge leading to Cwm Idwal lake, Snowdonia, north Wales UK Cwm Idwal is an area to be treated with extra special respect. It is an area which is home to lots of wildlife.
Winter Rapids of Snowdonia
Winter rapids at Cwm Idwal
Tryfan and Ogwen River
View along and up Ogwen Falls towards Tryfan mountain one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 m above sea level it is the fifteenth highest mountain in Wales. The top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows Winter at the Snowdonia National Park, north Wales, UK
Snowdonia Landscape Winter
Winter at the Nant Ffrancon Pass and Ogwen river, Snowdonia, North Wales, looking towards the old A5 roman road between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy, UK
Winter at Snowdonia
Winter Panorama at Snowdonia, view of the small wooden Footbridge at the base of Llyn Idwal, Tryfan and the Devils Kitchen, snowdonia national park, north Wales, UK
Nant Ffrancon Winter
Winter Panorama at the Nant Ffrancon Pass, Snowdonia, North Wales, looking towards the old roman road the A5 between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy, UK
Snowdon Cyclists
Winter Cyclists on the Winding Road to Snowdon Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, the highest mountain in Wales and England.
The Snowdon Star
The Snowdon Star boat trips on Padarn Lake offering panoramic views of Snowdonia. Llanberis, Gwynedd, North Wales, UK

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

I’v been struggling with this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge Quest A long or arduous search for something, in my case a Quest for a nice photo, a Knights Quest ….

 

Medieval Knight
Start of our Knights Quest – Medieval suit of armour. The word armour was introduced into use in the Middle Ages as a borrowing from the French. It is dated from 1297, as a “mail, defensive covering worn in combat” from Old French armoire, itself derived from the Latin armatura “arms and/or equipment” with the root arma “arms or gear”.
Room of Swords
Quest for some weapons – room full of victorian weapons in the old mansion
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Get the lawn looking good before our Knights quest begins -a mock Norman castle. It was originally a medieval fortified manor house.
Field Of Daffodils
Yup gardens looking good – Field Of Daffodils
The Anchor
A ship, a ship! My Kingdom for a ship! – The anchor outside Conwy Castle north Wales UK. Construction of the castle began in 1283
Conwy Castle Wales
Plant pot looking good – Built between 1283 and 1289 during King Edward I’s second campaign in North Wales. Conwy remains one of the most outstanding achievements of medieval military architecture.
The Path Leadeth Me Home
My quest for a medieval stairlift – Conwy Castle Wales was built between 1283 and 1289 during King Edward I’s second campaign in North Wales. Conwy remains one of the most outstanding achievements of medieval military architecture.
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It’s time Sir Knight – The Castle the wonderful garden and the sundial
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Quest for a bigger boat – Conwy Castle reflections north Wales UK. Construction of the castle began in 1283
Caernarfon Castle
Re-Quest the sea comes back – Caernarfon Castle is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. Picking a fight with this massive structure would have been a daunting prospect. By throwing his weight around in stone, King Edward I created what is surely one of the most impressive of Wales’s castles. Most castles are happy with round towers, not Caernarfon! Polygonal towers were the order of the day, with the Eagle Tower being the most impressive of these. note the colour-coded stones carefully arranged in bands. The site of this great castle wasn’t chosen by accident. It had previously been the location of a Norman motte and bailey castle and before that a Roman fort stood nearby. The lure of water and easy access to the sea made the banks of the River Seiont an ideal location. Caernarfon Castle is architecturally one of the most impressive of all of the castles in the world.
Dolbadarn Castle
Think our Knight needs something a little more lavish for his quest – Dolbadarn Castle stands on a rocky hill some eighty feet above Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris in the Llanberis Pass between Caernarfon and Snowdonia. The 13th century Castle is listed as a World Heritage Site.
Victorian kitchen
Fit for a Knights quest – Victorian kitchen and table
Ancient Coffin
End of our Knights Quest – 13th century stone coffin in Gwydir Chapel at St Grwsts Church, Llanrwst, Conwy, north Wales.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

This week, share your own interpretation of “edge.”

 

sunset-pool
Curved edge seascape Sunset
Sunset Reflections
Seascape Sunset North Wales UK
Days End
Muted colours at days end North Wales UK
The Last Posts
Sunset Seascape of a Groyne at Rhyl North Wales UK
National Park Sunset
Beautiful sunset at the lake Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand Tthe marine national park opened in 1966 and was the first coastal national park in Thailand. Located just 63 kilometers south of Hua Hin. Painterly style
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The Weir at the end of Ogwen Lake, Snowdonia with Tryfan mountain in the background, North Wales, UK.
Geirionydd Lake
Geirionydd lake lies in a valley near Capel Curig and Betws y Coed, North Wales UK, where the northern edge of the Gwydyr Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. The lake is almost a mile long and covers an area of 45 acres
Crib Goch Mountain
Crib Goch is described as a knife-edged arête in the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, Wales. The name means red ridge in the Welsh language. The highest point on the arête is 923 metres (3,028 ft) above sea level. All routes which tackle Crib Goch are considered mountaineering routes in winter or scrambles in summer The zigzag path leads down to the merging paths of The Pyg Track and Miners Track above lake Glaslyn. Snowdonia north Wales UK
Sheep of Snowdonia
Lake Teyrn sits on the popular miners path up to Mount Snowdon past the higher lake Llydaw – the largest and deepest lake on Snowdons is crossed by a causeway at its eastern end. The zigzag path on the left leads down to the merging paths of The Pyg Track and Miners Track above lake Glaslyn. Welsh Mountain sheep are small, hardy sheep from the higher parts of the Welsh mountains. The males have horns, and the females are polled; they have no wool on the face or legs, and they have long tails.
Penmon Point Lighthouse
The lighthouse at Penmon Point was built after the tragic disaster of the steam ship Rothesay Castle in 1831. When a day trip from Liverpool turned to tragedy with the loss of passengers and crew, it was decided that a lighthouse and accompanying Lifeboat Station was needed. The lighthouse watches over the treacherous waters between Penmon Point and Puffin Island, south east Anglesey, Wales, UK
Twr Mawr Anglesey
Llanddwyn Island off the west coast of Anglesey, North Wales. The island forms part of the National Nature Reserve of Newborough Warren. The lighthouse Twr Mawr marks the western entrance to the Menai Strait.
Thai Floating Village
The colourful floating raft village in Sangkhlaburi Thailand, located 225 kilometres northwest of Kanchanaburi and 24 kilometres from the Burmese border, Sangkhlaburi’s seclusion only adds to its mystique. Painting style
Autumn Tea House
15th century cottage, once a courthouse, and now a tea-room owned by the National Trust next to Pont Fawr a narrow three-arch stone bridge, It is said to have been designed by Inigo Jones and it was built in 1636 by Sir John Wynn of Gwydir Castle. The bridge connects the town with Gwydir, a manor house dating from 1492, Originally built to carry horses and carts.
Castle Tower
Ancient castle path

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