Cees Fun Photo Challenge – E

elephant

#CFFC

This week, the challenge was to find pictures with words with two Es in them. So, to start off – here’s an artwork, created by me from a stock photo from google.  It’s an African Elephant – and its recognisable by its two big ears!  I chose this to begin as they reminded me of my first visit to Chester zoo…i still have the mug!

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Living in Salford, meant my first trip to the Zoo to see the Elephants was by coach down the A roads and motorways to get there.  Later on, i travelled by car with mum , dad and my little sister, it was an FSO – built like a Jeep , so this model is perfect as a replica!

I enjoyed walking around the enclosures , and seeing the big cats and the chimpanzees

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And here’s one of some Cheetahs , some of the big cats at Chester Zoo, alongside the Lions and Tigers and Leopards, (there was even a panther there!)

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Structure III

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Decayed Plane tree leaf in Enchanted Garden, BASIC, Salford

Structure

Old decayed leaf

melts into the moss on the car park tarmac

as it disappears into memory

but look at its veins and bones

as it fades into the mud

and you’ll see a remembrance

of the mighty tree

it once was part of.

Things with the Letter D

#CFFC

in response to cees photography challenge

Midnight Salford

To start with, here’s a night time shot of the Holiday inn express on Salford’s Quayside, taken at Dusk by one of the Docks or as the people call them now basins 🙂

You could call this a 3D shot – as it was Dark as well !

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The canal is pretty Deep, and joins up to the river irwell and mersey

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The Ducks of Oludeniz – taking cover from the sun

This shot was taken during a family holiday to the Turkish Resort of Oludeniz.  The beach was teaming with wildlife, maybe down to the hordes of fish that sat in the clear blue waters by the sand.  The Ducks raised a smile as they waddled about in the sea.

 

Things with the letter C

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In response to https://ceenphotography.com/cees-challenges/fun-foto-challenge/

Starting off with a Colourful one, taken at a session of the photography group Basic Clicks – Six Colourful Carrots on Blue Canvas!

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here’s a couple of interesting Cutlery pieces – the first is of four forks against a wall,  – i liked the shadows created in this pic.

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Combination of ideas here, with a twist – Spirals of Cutlery , set on canvas.

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Still life shot of various vegetables set out on a slate Cheeseboard, some onions (white and red), a tomato, a cut Cabbage and the return of one of those Carrots we saw earlier

 

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Now fellow wordpressors might have seen this one before, but as its cees photochallenge, i thought i’d put it on here – not for the wonderful bridge (that’s the wrong letter folks!!!) but for those fluffy white marshmallow clouds , over looking the quayside at Salford, attached to the Manchester ship Canal.

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Last but not least, here’s a close up of a cornflower – i like this one because of the colour!

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Waiting

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Canada Geese by Welland Lock, Salford Quays

waiting for the warden to arrive

eyes fixed on a patch of green

and a whole load of swans jumping the dinner queue

Signals are clear

dinner wont be long now

their feathered friends are moving….quickly

Colours with the letter B

In response to

Cees Fun Foto Challenge

 

Cerulean (2)

A Blue was used called Cerulean to create the watercolor on this post, it was added neat to create the sky and then watered down to create a light blue for the sea.

Jamtarts

Berry Red was applied in this picture of two jam tarts.  I like the way it brought out the colour of the Raspberry Tart but also the Shadow on the Lemon Curd Tart

Midnight Salford

Another Blue was applied to bring out the colour of the night sky in this shot of a set of Lamps in front of a waterside hotel.  Midnight blue was applied after the shot was taken to bring out some of the lighter colours, such as the light on the waters reflection.

 

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A Berry Bush in the Enchanted Garden at the Brain and Spinal Injury Center in Salford, i’ve put this on here because of its red-purple “Blackberries” and that kind of classes it as a blue!

Yummy Fruit!

Satisfaction

A response to the Daily post Weekly Photo Challenge

 

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A Tangerine for Elevenses

When they are around, when i’m heading for BASIC I always take a Tangerine (or two)with me for the break period during the photography class.  I like fruit, but Tangerines more, because of the way they fit in the hand and are easy to Peel!

They are also less messy than another of my Favourites , Oranges…(see below)

 

 

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Three of my Favourite Fruits

I like oranges, particularly the juice.  But also sliced up and served with a dash of sugar.

Apples are great any time of the year, but if I had to pick a favourite I prefer green to red

When the greengrocer can get them, I also enjoy Kiwi fruit – you cant eat the skin but this fuzzy haired fruit has a really lovely taste

They say you should have five a day – but the fruit is nice any time of the day.bananaAnother fruit I enjoy are Bananas.  Any time of the Day.  either as part of Breakfast, or as a pudding after lunch or tea….Normally seen eaten by me tween two slices of Warburton’s Wholemeal – with or without the addition of chocolate spread 🙂

Also nice covered in custard, or in a cake – or a mix of the two 🙂 Apologies for the last pic not being here – I scoffed the evidence (Hee Hee!)

 

 

 

 

 

Close ups and Action Effects

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28th July 2017

Today at basic we’ve been carrying on creating action shots from scenes from magazines and books, using props such as toy figures and cars.

The resulting shots taken produced some rather abstract results,

“The Wave” was created from the picture of a horse – i like it as it reminds me of the sea coming in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back behind the Bridge

Location : BASIC Clicks Base, Portacabin, Brain & Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

Date : 14th July 2017

Camera : Sony DSC-H300 (No Tripod Required)

 

 

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Diving over a tree!

 

 

We’ve been playing with Objects and Backdrops today – and the toy cars!

Continuing on from last week we set up our shots on the stations before taking the shots with our camera

 

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Campervan on the beach

 

Using the clips from old magazines and the toy cars produced some really good shots and saved us the cost of location (Hee Hee!)

 

 

 

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Pointing out the birds!

I revisited this picture from the last session. Using the pencils as “Pointers”.  I hadn’t spotted this till after taking the pic, but I created a “Sunrise” effect by marking them out.

 

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Sat on a Polar Bear

As well as the lego men, Graham, one of the group brought in some railway model men

this allowed the group to be a bit more adventurous with our photos….

 

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Convoy 🙂

 

 

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Land of the Giant Polar Bears 🙂

 

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Off into the Wild blue Yonder

and here’s a couple when I got home 🙂 Created along the same principles – studio a bit more rustic than that of BASIC Clicks…but objects and subject matter stayed the same (Astronomy book provided a little colour!)

 

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Heading home from the moon

 

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Riding across Jupiter!

 

 

 

If you’ve got any favourites – feel free to let me know!