Weekly Photo Challenge: Textures

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

This week, focus on the tactile element of the objects you shoot, whether it’s one distinct quality — softness, smoothness, graininess, or any other texture you find interesting — or a combination of several within one frame.

Photos I have added textues to …

kitchen Quarters
Victorian kitchen quarters
Amlwch Port Lighthouse V2
Amlwch Port is located on the northern coastline of Anglesey North Wales. Today the harbour is used for leisure craft and a small fishing industry that includes fishing trips and lobster and crab fishing in the Irish Sea. There is little sign that in the 1800’s Amlwch Port was the world’s most important exporter of copper. Amlwch lighthouse tower situated on the outer pier was erected in 1853
Cottage Ruins
Rhos quarry barrack ruins Capel Curig. Snowdonia National Park. North Wales
Field Of Daffodils
Field Of Daffodils
Beside Still Waters
St Peters was a church in what is now Castle Park, Bristol, England. The church has Saxon foundations, with a 12th-century lower tower, the rest of the church being built in the 15th century. Water feature called Beside Still Waters, by Peter Randall Page 1993.
Manila Cathedral
The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica, informally known as Manila Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic basilica located in Manila, Philippines, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines. Located at Plaza de Roma in the Intramuros district of the City of Manila, the cathedral was originally a parish church owned and governed by the Diocese of Mexico in 1571, until it became a separate diocese in 1579 The cathedral was damaged and destroyed several times since the original structure was built in 1581 while the eighth and current instance of the cathedral was completed in 1958
Victorian Colliery
Victorian Mining village England
Franciscan Friary
The old Franciscan Friary Wales
Walled City
Muralla Street, Intramuros (Latin, within the walls) is the oldest district and historic core of the City of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Also called the Walled City
The Cross
Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The acronym INRI (Latin: Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum) represents the Latin inscription which in English reads as Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews.
Chinese temple Thailand, textured
Chinese Temple Thailand
Bala Lake Railway
Bala Lake Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid) is a preserved railway at Bala Lake, in Gwynedd, north Wales, which runs for a distance of 4 1⁄2 miles using 2 ft narrow gauge rolling stock. It was built on a section of the former Ruabon – Barmouth GWR route which was closed in 1965. Steam Locomotive the Maid Marian, Hunslet works no. 822 was built in 1903
Longboat Thailand
Wooden Thai longboat moored off the beautiful coast of Koh Lanta in the straits of malacca Thailand.
Living On The River
Cambodia life on river, local kitchen and restaurant
Sukhothai Buddha
Buddha statue in Sukhothai Park northern Thailand Sukhothai, the capital of the first kingdom of Thailand, was laid down in the 13th and 14th century. An array of acclaimed monuments, representing the oldest Thai architectural style.
Golden Buddha statue at Thum kao tao Hua Hin, Thailand
Golden Buddha statue at Thum kao tao Hua Hin, Thailand
Giant golden Buddha’s hand
Giant golden Buddha’s hand Thailand
Reclining Buddha
Reclining Thai Buddha

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

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

Share a photo of something that brings you satisfaction. It can be
monumental, minor, or something in between.

The satisfaction of going out and getting a Photo you are happy with 🙂

Rhoscolyn Rocky Coastline
Gwenfaens Pillar – Rhoscolyn, Anglesey As legend has it, St Gwenfaen from whom the church at Rhoscolyn and medieval well nearby are named after, took refuge on top of this rock stack after fleeing her hermitage from viking raiders. As the tide came in and threatened to cover her rocky refuge, the angels descended and carried her away. Rhoscolyn is a village located on Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales. It is just over five miles south of Holyhead and is the most southerly settlement on the island. The name Rhoscolyn is said to mean The Moor (Rhos) of The Column (colyn), referring to a pillar which the Romans put up to mark the edge of their territories. Rhoscolyn lies in the south western corner of Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales, looking out into the Irish Sea. The defining feature of the landscape here is the dramatic, rocky coastline were there are numerous inlets and coves. Anglesey is an important study area for some of the most ancient rocks on our planet and Rhoscolyn is one of the island’s finest geological locations. It offers a spectacular display of complex, folded rocks which were old long before the mountains of Snowdonia even existed. Anglesey has long been, and continues to be, the focus of much interest, world-wide, by research scientists and students alike.
Lake Ogwen and Tryfan Mountain
Boat house at lake Ogwen, the lake is surrounded by high mountains, including Pen yr Ole Wen and snow covered Tryfan mountain in the Ogwen Valley, It forms part of the Glyderau group, and is one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Snowdonia, North Wales, UK. Top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows …… see it?
The Lighthouse Storm
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
Longboat Thailand
Wooden Thai longboat moored off the beautiful coast of Koh Lanta in the straits of malacca Thailand
Welsh Quarry Buildings
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.

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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: Security

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

Security is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm. It applies to any vulnerable and/or valuable asset, such as a person, dwelling, community, item, nation, or organization.

Emotional security is the measure of the stability of an individual’s emotional state. Emotional insecurity or simply insecurity is a feeling of general unease or nervousness that may be triggered by perceiving of oneself to be vulnerable
wikipedia

Emotional insecurity is how I’m feeling right now as Mom was rushed into hospital nearly a month ago and it’s still touch and go whether she will survive, so not much of an interesting blog off me again this week as it’s hard to concentrate, but need to keep busy.

Medieval Knight
Ancient security – 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”.
Baluarte De San Diego Gardens
Shotgun security at Baluarte De San Diego Gardens. Located along the walls of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. it was designed and built by Jesuit priest Antonio Sedeno from 1586 to 1587 and it is one of the oldest stone fortifications in Intramuros.
War Memorabilia
Vintage security a First World War gas mask, a clip of five bullets and the Webley Revolver, the standard issue service pistol for the armed forces of the United Kingdom, the British Empire, and the Commonwealth from 1887 until 1963.
church-door15mg
Entrance to St Celynnin Church, possibly one of the remotest churches in Wales and is amongst the oldest, hence the small secure safe. 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,
St Tegai Cross
security rail around the Celtic cross at St Tegai church Llandygai north Wales
Victorian Hospital ward
Victorian Hospital ward keeping us safe and secure – maybe
Penmon Lighthouse
Security Light – 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
Duke of Lancaster Graffiti
Keep out security fence and sign. Graffiti artist have been using the Duke since August 2012 in hope of making it Europes largest open air Art Gallery. The Duke of Lancaster was a railway steamer passenger ship that operated in Europe from 1956 to 1979, and is currently beached near Mostyn Docks, on the River Dee, north-east Wales. The Lancaster was sold to Liverpool based company Empirewise Ltd, who intended her to be used as a static leisure centre and market. She arrived at her new home at Llanerch-y-Mor, near Mostyn, on 10 August 1979. The ship was brought into a permanent dock and the hull was sealed not in concrete, as is commonly thought, but surrounded by a large tonnage of sand pulled out of the Dee estuary. Known as The Fun Ship, it was also possible to visit her bridge and engine room. Conversion for use as a 300-room hotel did not appear to go beyond the preliminary planning stage. Its use as The Fun Ship was relatively short-lived and it was subsequently closed to the public because access to the ship is via a bridge under the North Wales railway line, which is too low for emergency vehicles. Over time, the vessel has become increasingly derelict. The ship was later used as a warehouse by its owners Solitaire Liverpool Ltd, a clothing company registered to the same address as Empirewise Ltd. Despite rumours that the ship would be scrapped, the company stated that they have no plans either to sell it or to restore it and its current use is uncertain. Despite having large amounts of its exterior paintwork covered in rust, the interior of the ship is in good condition. It was featured in the 2011 series of BBC2s Coast. (Wikipedia) Impressionism style
Trevors Rusty Gate
Rusty security 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

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Update

In memory of my dear Mother 3rd January 1933 – 14th April 2017 RIP

Till memory fades and life departs, you live forever in our hearts

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

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

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.
1925 Dodge
1925 Dodge Four Tourer
1935 Vintage Morgan
1935 morgan 1000cc From 1910-1952 the Morgan Motor Company sold a huge variety of different three-wheeler models. They all had in common the independent front-wheel-suspension, the arrangement of the engine in front plainly visible and rear-wheel-drive. Seating was for two or four persons.
Baughan Cyclecar
106 Baughan Cyclecar 1920 Engine 1039cc Baughan was a British cyclecar and motorcycle manufacturer in business from 1920 until 1936.
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. Colour version available
Jaguar E-Type 4.2
The Jaguar E-Type or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market is a British sports car, which was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles, and mediocre performance, the E-Type sprang on the scene with 150 mph and a sub-7 second 0-60 time, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and unrivaled looks. The E-Type was based on Jaguar’s D-Type racing car which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years 1955-1957
1926 GN Parker
The GN was a British cyclecar made in Hendon, North London, from 1910. The name derives from its founders, H.R. Godfrey (1887-1968) and Archibald Frazer Nash (1889-1965). Production ceased in 1923 but the company kept trading until 1925, which is odd as this is a 1926 model.
1930 Delage D8
1930 Delage D8 Cabriolet 4060cc Delage was a French luxury automobile and racecar company founded in 1905 by Louis Delage in Levallois-Perret near Paris; it was acquired by Delahaye in 1935 and ceased operation in 1953. The Delage D8 was an eight-cylinder luxury car produced by the manufacturer between 1929 and 1940.
1924 Bentley
1924 Bentley 4398cc
The Napier Bentley
The Napier Bentley is a vintage racing car; a one off special built in 1968 by David Llewellyn. It was built on a Sunbeam chassis, but after a serious accident was re-built on the chassis of a 1929 8 Litre Bentley. It has a 24 Litre Napier Sea Lion W12 boat engine based on the Napier Lion aeroplane engine which develops approximately 550 bhp. It is seen at historic racing events mostly in the United Kingdom.
Jaguar XK140
1955 Jaguar XK140 3500cc The Jaguar XK140 sports car manufactured by Jaguar between 1954 and 1957
Classic Cars
Classic 1928 Aston Martin 4 Door Tourer and a Alvis 12/50 1929 1465cc
Vintage MG
Classic Britsh convertible MG. The MG Car Company Limited was a British sports car manufacturer began in the 1920s
Riley Special 1929
Rear of a classic 923/1929 Amilcar/Riley Special vintage car
Vauxhall Griffin Motif
Vauxhall Badge The company that was the genesis of Vauxhall Motors began as Alex Wilson (Steam Engineers) in Vauxhall, London in 1857. In 1894 they changed the company name to Vauxhall Iron Works the company being based on the site of the home of a former medieval knight Fulk le Breant, and it was his coat of arms that the Vauxhall motif the Griffin was adapted. The first Vauxhall car appeared in 1903
The Amilcar Emblem
The Amilcar was a French automobile manufactured from 1921 to 1940
Spitfire
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: Pure

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

Pure Snowdonia, situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in England and Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales.
Snowdonia is an area steeped in culture and local history, where more than half its population speak Welsh. Snowdonia attracts thousands of visitors each year who enjoy its amazing landscapes ….

Welsh Valley
Idwal lake at the Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve Snowdonia North Wales UK
Llyn Idwal
Llyn Idwal at the Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve North Wales UK
Cwm Idwal
Pen yr ole wen and Tryfan Mountain, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Snowdonia North Wales UK
Crafnant Lake
Llyn Crafnant is a lake that 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.
Crafnant Lake
Crafnant is a lake that lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau
Forest Rapids
Small waterfall in the forest, Snowdonia north Wales, UK
Mountain Stream
Mountain Stream Snowdonia north Wales
Gate To Paradise
Gateway to the Watkin Path. Edward Watkin created a path to the Snowdon summit the first designated footpath in Britain, the first step towards opening the countryside to walkers. The path was officially opened in 1892. This is thought to be one of the most hard going paths up Snowdon, as it starts only a little above sea level. The path starts off wide and quite even, but becomes rocky towards the second half, and then crosses loose scree. This location was used as the Khyber Pass in the well known film Carry on up the Khyber.
Waterfall In Forest
Small waterfall falling down rocks in the forest Snowdonia north Wales, UK
Gwydyr Forest 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
Llyn Bodgynydd
Llyn Bodgynydd is a lake in the Gwydir Forest in North Wales. It covers an area of some and lies at a height of 822 feet

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Day At The Races

Yesterday was a wet day out at Oulton Park Vintage Car Festival, incorporating the Hawthorn Memorial Trophies with my good friend and Motorsport enthusiast John Hallett

Here are a few of the moments i managed to catch.

MG Montlhery Midget, Riley TT Sprite Replica, Ballamy Ford V8 Special
MG Montlhery Midget, Riley TT Sprite Replica, Ballamy Ford V8 Special
MGB Roadster, Daimler SP250, Austin A35 Academy
MGB Roadster, Daimler SP250, Austin A35 Academy
Morgan Matchless Super Aero 1930/4  Three Wheeler
Morgan Matchless Super Aero 1930/4 Three Wheeler
1934 Morgan Ford F2 100E Willment Three Wheeler
1934 Morgan Ford F2 100E Willment Three Wheeler
1933 Morgan Super Sports JAP 8/80  Three Wheeler
1933 Morgan Super Sports JAP 8/80 Three Wheeler
Morgan M3W Three Wheeler 2013
Morgan M3W Three Wheeler 2013
Morgan Matchless Super Aero Three Wheeler 1930/4
Morgan Matchless Super Aero Three Wheeler 1930/4
1934 Morgan Three Wheeler
1934 Morgan Three Wheeler
Morgan Three Wheeler
Morgan Three Wheeler
106 Austin A35 Academy 195872 Austin Cooper S 1963
106 Austin A35 Academy 1958 72 Austin Cooper S 1963
Riley TT Sprite Replica 1935
Riley TT Sprite Replica 1935
1938 Alta 2-litre
1938 Alta 2-litre

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Face

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

Here are a few of the amazing Thai Buddha faces that i have photographed while exploring Thailand.
Buddhism in Thailand is largely of the Theravada school, which is followed by 93.6% of the population.

Cave Paintings
Faces painted on an old cave wall at Cha Am Temple Thailand
Temple Statue
Close up of a black and gold temple statue Thailand
Buddha Thailand
A worn weathered sitting Golden Buddha
Plai Laem Buddha
18 armed giant white Thai Buddha bearing gifts at Temple Plai Laem koh samui Thailand
Golden Buddha
Golden Buddha Thailand
Golden Buddha
Golden Buddha Thailand
Thai Buddha
Buddha Statue at Wat Mahathat wrapped in golden yellow silk at Ayutthaya, Thailand
Sukhothai Buddha
Buddha statue in Sukhothai Park northern Thailand Sukhothai, the capital of the first kingdom of Thailand, was laid down in the 13th and 14th century. An array of acclaimed monuments, representing the oldest Thai architectural style
Golden Buddha
A worn weathered Golden Buddha
Cave Buddha
This Buddha statue is situated in a large cave on the grounds of the Tham Khao Yoi Cave Phetchaburi, Thailand. It was the place where King Rama VI practiced meditation while he was ordained. Today, it houses many Buddha images of several sizes, especially the big reclining Buddha, and the Buddha footprint enshrined in the cave.
buddha in the jungle
3 giant golden Buddha surrounded by Thai Jungle
Three of a kind
3 weathered giant Buddha’s surrounded by Thai jungle sitting above decorative Elephants
smiling Buddha
Chinese-style, smiling Buddha built in 2004 at Plai Laem temple , Koh Samui Thailand
Tangsai Buddha
Giant Buddha at Wat Tangsai bang sapan Thailand
Thai Statues
Rustic figurines, and statues, set amongst the overgrown flora at Ao Noi Temple Prachuab kiri khan Thailand
Buddha Head in Tree
Buddha Head in Tree Roots, Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand
Buddha Head in Tree
Stone Buddha Head in Banyan Tree Roots at Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

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

Apologies for not posting over the last few weeks, due to illness in the family I’ve been distracted from doing anything on-line.

The Earth is the only planet in our solar system not to be named after a Greek or Roman deity. The Earth was formed approximately 4.54 billion years ago and is the only known planet to support life.

About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water.

It’s fortunate that i only take photos on Earth so here’s my watery attempt for this weeks Earth challenge …….

 

Sunset Beach
Sunset Seascape at llyn peninsula north Wales UK Impressionism style
Ao Manao Bay
Ao Manao Bay, this beautiful curved bay, once a battlefield between the Thai and Japanese armies during the Second World War. Prachuap Khiri Khan Thailand
Left Behind
Sandals on a beach in Boracay, Philippines
Beach Life
beautiful coast of Lanta island Southern Thailand
White Beach Boracay
White Beach is home to some of the top Boracay hotels and resorts. White Beach is at its widest, and it is considered to be to the upscale section of Boracay. Almost all of these Boracay hotels and resorts are directly on the beach. The footpath ends, and travel is by foot down the beach to get to central White Beach.
Autumn at Crafnant
llyn Crafnant is a lake that 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.
Gwydyr Forest 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
Lake Padarn Sunset
Padarn lake late evening awaiting sunset, looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon north Wales, UK
Pandanon
Pandanon Island Bohol Philippines
Thai Sunset
sunset view from koh samui temple to Koh Som over the gulf of thailand
Llanbadrig Coastline
Coast of Llanbadrig, Isle of Anglesey, UK. The old watchtower in the distance
Just You And Me
Life at the Beach
Ogwen Lake Reflections
Llyn Ogwen, a ribbon lake in north Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape

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

The majority of my photography is landscape so I decided to keep this weeks challenge local as the area of north Wales I live is very beautiful.

Snowdon Miners Path
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 and has been described as probably the busiest mountain in Britain. The zigzag path leads down to the merging paths of The Pyg Track (left) and Miners Track (right) above lake Glaslyn. Following the opening of the Llanberis pass in 1832, the Miners Path was built to carry copper from the Britannia Copper Works near Llyn Glaslyn to Pen y Pass, where it was then transported to Caernarfon. The mining came to an end in 1916, remains from the work can still be seen on the path to this day.
Mountain Railway
The Snowdon Mountain Railway is a narrow gauge rack and pinion mountain railway in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. It is a tourist railway that travels for 4.7 miles from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales.
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.
Cwm Idwal Stream
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
Mountain River
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. 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. north Wales, UK
Tryfan and Lake Ogwen
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. Llyn Ogwen is a ribbon lake in north-west Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau. Llyn Ogwen lies at a height of about 310 metres above sea level and has an area of 78 acres but is a very shallow lake, with a maximum depth of only a little over 3 metres. It is fed by a number of streams from the slopes of the mountains which surround it, which include Tryfan and Pen yr Ole Wen.
Ogwen Weir
The Weir at the end of Ogwen Lake, Snowdonia with Tryfan mountain in the background, North Wales, UK.
Vulcan Over Lake
Avro Vulcan XH558 , The Spirit Of Great Britain is the only airworthy example of the 134 Avro Vulcan V bombers that were operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984. Vulcan XH558 served with the RAF between 1960 and 1985 in the bomber, maritime reconnaissance and air-to-air refuelling roles. The RAF operated XH558 as a display aircraft from 1986 until 1992, when budget cuts forced its retirement. The Mymbyr lake located in a very beautiful spot on the outskirts of Capel Curig, north Wales, UK. With one of the best views of Snowdonia
Winter Landscape
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. Top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows – can you see it?
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.
Autumn Leaves
waterfall at the Clywedog Valley, coedpoeth, Wrexham north Wales, UK
South Stack Lighthouse
South Stack lighthouse is built on Ynys Lawd, a small rocky island just off the edge of Holy Island, which itself is an island just barely separate from the main part of Anglesey, north Wales, UK. To reach it you need to descend a switchback stairway running down the cliff face, over 400 steps down and 400 back up. At the bottom a bridge carries the visitor over a chasm to the island. A height of 41 metres the South Stack Lighthouse has warned passing ships of the treacherous rocks below since its completion in 1809. Textured
Twr Mawr Lighthouse
Llanddwyn Island is situated near the southern entrance to the Menai Strait – a stretch of water than runs between the west coast of Wales and Angelsey, UK. As a result it became an an important route for shipping of slate from the ports of Bangor, Caernarfon and Felinhelli. Originally a beacon (Twr Bach) was built at the tip of the island to provide guidance to ships heading for the Strait but later, in 1845, another more effective lighthouse, Twr Mawr, was added – which was modelled on the windmills of Anglesey. textured
Nantlle Uchaf Boats
Moored boats at Nantlle Uchaf lake in the Nantlle Valley, Gwynedd, Wales. UK
Welsh Coast
seascape llyn peninsula north Wales UK

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