Gaggle — One Word Sunday Jan 03

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Thought I’d go with the crowds on Santa Monica Pier (gaggle: a disorderly group of people) for Debbie’s OWS: Gaggle.

Route 66 -- Santa Monica Pier
Route 66 — Santa Monica Pier

Mid-Week Monochrome #20

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Here’s my entry for Bren’s MWM challenge.

This week I’ve chosen a shot from Santa Monica Pier, CA. I usually put these pics up in full colour as they are so vibrant; but I thought I’d try monochrome to see how they turned out, and was surprised at how good they look. I’ve put in the original as well so that you can see the difference.

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Things Made from Wood

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Here’s my entry for CB&W Challenge: Things Made from Wood. In case you hadn’t guessed, I’ve been playing with my homemade light box again for the first few pics.

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July 22 — Blue Squares — Blue Backdrop

Today’s entry for Becky’s #JulySquares challenge. It’s a wet and wild Monday morning up here in Scotland๐Ÿ˜•, so I though I’d go with bright and cheerful ๐Ÿ˜ — Pacific Park on Santa Monica Pier.

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Twisted, Both Natural & Man Made

In response to twistedย I looked at both natural twists & turns and those formed by human hands.

Twists & whorls in wooden decking on Santa Monica Pier ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ


On the same Santa Monica Pier, there are the twists and turns of the Roller Coaster and the Ferris Wheel.


A basket ball has many twists & turns in the pattern of dots.


Twisted lights formed into a chandalier typeย thingy.


A ram at Palacerigg Country Park, nr Glasgow ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟย with its curved horns and twisted fleece.


Fungusย on a fallen tree.


Spiral pattern on a hand crafted glass bowl.


Curved lines in architecture. The glass dome almost has a spiral effect when looked at for a while.

Looking past the crazed pattern in the charred wood, the twists and whorls of the wood grain can still be seen.


New fronds growing on a fern tree.


The intricate mechanism of a pocket watch, along with the attached chain.


Braided leather to form the falls of a flogger.

Rope and chains.

Internal workings of flowers.

The curved roof in The Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

Twisted Ivy vines on a tree.


Twisted and gnarled trunk of an old oak tree. This particular tree was featured in the film Gregory’s Girl, 1980, a Scottish coming of age film; set in Cumbernauld, nr Glasgow.

Cumbernauld House Park