Diagonals — Lens-Artists Challenge #228

Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by Patti: Diagonals.

Pyramid Memorial
The Star Pyramid, Stirling.
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Within A Days Ride — Fan Of #184 & Lens-Artists Challenge #227

Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by Tina of Travels & Trifles: Home sweet Home. This is also my latest Fan Of… post.

Our bikes at the Kelpies
Our bikes at the Kelpies
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Dream Holidays — Lens-Artists Challenge #223

Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by John of Journeys With Johnbo: Flights of Fancy.

My wife, Susan, grew up on re-runs of American 80s shows set around Santa Monica, Malibu & LA. This lead to dreams of visiting those places on holiday. Our first trip to the US together was to Houston, to A buffy the Vampire convention (yep, we’re nerds 🤓). After that, whilst still in the Navy, we made it across to Santa Monica & Malibu a few times. Susan has always been a huge fan of Ford Mustangs & we were able to rent them on our holidays.

Susan behind the wheel of a Mustang on the Pacific Coast Highway.

PCH
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Orchids — Lens-Artists Challenge #221 & FOTD

Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by Ann-Christine: Flower Favourites & Why; this is also my post for Cee’s FOTD.

I have many favourites in the flower world, but I thought I’d concentrate on perhaps the most bizarre looking; the orchid. I think the appeal of orchids is the fact that some look decidedly otherwordly or from a different time period.

Orchid
Orchid
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The Old Parts of Town — Lens-Artists Challenge #216

Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by Sofia: Urban Environments.

I thought for this challenge I’d look at some of the older parts of the cities that are, to my mind, far more interesting than the modern glass edifices that are everywhere nowadays. Starting with Edinburgh on a bit of a gloomy day.

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History in Miniature — Lens-Artists Challenge #214

Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by Ann-Christine: Favourite Finds. This is also my entry for CFFC: Man-made items.

I’ve always enjoyed learning about history, with a great side bonus of seeing miniature models of old buildings & old technology.

First off is a model of Arbroath Abbey in the visitors centre.

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Up, Down & Inbetween — Lens-Artists Challenge #213

Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by Amy: Here Comes the Sun.

Sunrise, one of my favourite times of the day for a bit of natural drama; although in Scotland, it can mean an early rise to catch it 😂

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Battle in the Mist — Lens-Artists Challenge #212

Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by Patti: Motion.

This first series of shots was of an aerial battle envolving 3 ravens on a snowy & misty morning. I was shooting at the limit of my 18-300mm zoom in low light conditions which was not ideal. The end result is that the pictures aren’t as crisp as I would normally want, but I think it adds to the overall chaos of aerial combat.

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