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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #54: Detail — The Glenlee

Hi all, and here we are with another weekly challenge. A big thanks to Patti for this week’s challenge: Detail — and of course her fantastic pictures from Italy 😁.

My immediate thoughts were to go with close-ups, showing the detail of objects. But, taking my lead from Patti, I thought back to my visit to the Glenlee.

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Lens-Artists Weekly Challenge #53– Water

Another week and another fantastic challenge from our moderators: Tina, Pattimoed, Amy and Leya. As this is a post of our own choice — I choose water. Having been a Royal Naval Officer for twenty years, my affinity for the blue wobbly stuff is quite high. On a sliding scale, the larger the body of water, the happier I get (so ocean = woohoo 🙌). I presently live away from the coast and always yearn to get back there. When travelling, I still get that feeling of excitement and anticipation from that first glimpse of the ocean as I did as a child. I’m never happier than walking along miles of beach with my wife; come sun, snow, and even horizontal rain (we live in Scotland after all).

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Lens-Artists Weekly Challenge — Serenity

A big thanks to Tina for this week’s challenge — Serenity, and also for her “most tranquil” photos (yep, it’s a Bill and Ted reference 🤪). My thoughts on serenity are places that I’ve visited that bring a sense of calm in what can be an otherwise chaotic existence; places that take the mind elsewhere, be it to a different location or a cherished memory.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge — Unique

Hi all, and thanks to Amy for this week’s challenge — Unique — and thanks also for your images of the temple. I thought long and hard about what it means to be unique until I turned my attention to nature and soon realised that unique is everywhere. My entry for this weeks challenge doesn’t stop on one particular thing, but I guess you could say is a celebration of the vast variety of “uniqueness” out there (and yes, I do like galleries).

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge — Trees

Hi all, this is my first time posting for the photo challenge. I thought I’d start off with one that’s quite straight forward so opted for this week’s one entitled Trees. I often find that although not always the subject of a particular photo, they can form a very useful, natural picture frame (as seen in some of my pictures).

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Twisted, Both Natural & Man Made

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

Twists & whorls in wooden decking on Santa Monica Pier 🇺🇸

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

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

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Twisted lights formed into a chandalier type thingy.

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A ram at Palacerigg Country Park, nr Glasgow 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 with its curved horns and twisted fleece.

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Fungus on a fallen tree.

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Spiral pattern on a hand crafted glass bowl.

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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.

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New fronds growing on a fern tree.

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

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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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Twisted Ivy vines on a tree.

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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