Here we are again. Helloooooo! How has your photographic month been? I’ve had a great time in the recent snow and ice, in the delightful village of Branscombe, Devon. I stayed in a little self-catering flat, called Nestlecombe, in the Square that I have no hesitation in recommending.
In the bitter cold wind I went down to the beach to see if I could get some inspiration for our subject this month. I do love to see stone-balancing, and you can see some beautiful examples if you look at the Genteel Giant’s photographs on Instagram. My sisters met him on Newgale beach when we were staying there in January, I was back at the holiday let crocheting at the time, so didn’t get to see him, but love his work.
It was far too windy to try stone balancing but I played around with scale a bit.
The sea was scarily fierce and with the tide coming in, it nearly caught me out whilst I was picking up the plastics on the strand line (hence the poem)
I tried in vain to catch the power and the scale – the pictures look tame in comparison with the experience.
We are such tiny creatures who do well to respect nature’s power
death is only a trip away
Please leave a link to your photos of SCALE in the comments below. Can’t wait to see them!
You can see the whole year of subjects on my Photo Challenge Page.
Next month’s subject is
Posted in Photo Challenge, stone
Tagged Branscombe Beach, Jurassic Coast, March 2018, Monthly Meet-Up, Monthly Photo Challenge, photo challenge, poem, poetry, power of nature, stone balancing, stormy sea, waves
On the first Tuesday of each month, let’s meet up with a link or links to current or archive photographs and/or blog posts on a theme. Enter as many photos and links as you like as long as they fit the one word subject. Obscure and creative thinking welcomed!
Our theme tomorrow is
to warm us up in one of the coldest months of the year in this Northern hemisphere
and here are the rest of the prompts for the year ahead
The link below is to a PDF for you to download if you would like to.
Many thanks to Cathy, Karina and Valerie for suggesting some of themes
The One-a-Week Photo Challenge 2017 is coming to an end.
A brief peek at some of my entries this year
sea at Mwnt Beach
Cathy and I have really enjoyed hosting the One-a-Week Photo Challenge.
Thank you so much to all of you who have posted Photos, we really are a happy band of snappers and come up with such wonderfully diverse responses to the challenge prompts. What a joy it has been to see the range and creative thinking each month.
Cathy and I have been chatting behind the scenes and have decided that each of us will branch out in different directions for 2018.
I will be hosting a Photo Monthly Meet Up and I would love it if you would like to join me in choosing the themes for the months.
On the first Tuesday of the month, I invite you to meet up with a link or links to current or archive blog posts on a theme. Enter as many photos and links as you like as long as they fit the one word subject. Obscure and creative thinking welcomed!
I have provided the themes for the first two months to get us started, but after that it would be so great if you would like to throw in ideas for future monthly themes.
Please send me your ideas so that we can have the 12 words with us as we go happily clicking and snapping into 2018.
Leave your one word themes in the comments or send me a private message via the Contact Me page. Tell me which month your word is for or leave it to me to choose.
Our prompt words for the first two months are ………
January: Sparkle February: Warm