Sunday, 14 October 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday...



Another Sunday, another Scavenger Hunt.  You'd have thought that as I've been on holiday from work for two weeks I'd have got my act together and not have to have scrabbled around at 6 a.m. on a Sunday morning to put this post together. You would be wrong though... I can't believe it's all gone by so quickly and I'm back at work tomorrow morning, I've only just started to relax! (Cue fog of gloom descending on head).  In the past fortnight we've done two photo shoots, travelled all over the place, I've read a couple of books, yelled at cats for doing various bad things (and also David for same) and taken gazillions of photos.  Ah happy days... anyway I digress; here are this week's pics.

Swan fountain
Water Droplets...
The Swan Fountain in Stratford upon Avon,
taken with a very fast shutter speed.

Fiona in Church... Faithfulness... 
I was a bit flummoxed by this one.
Anyway, here's Fiona from last weekend, 
(in All Saints Church, Leighton Buzzard, 
with prayer book - it was the
only thing I could think of!).

Hangar dog
...apart from this that is;
here's a lovely, friendly and faithful dog
who came into the aircraft hangar
at Bruntingthorpe yesterday.
(We will assume that the cats will not agree with 
this description of a canine).
The dog's owner said that the dog
used to be a pilot.  I think he was telling fibs
but you never can tell...

Gates
Then and Now...
I make no apologies for a repeat
posting of one of my favourite shots
of the year.
These are the cemetery gates in 
February this year...

Gates in autumn
...and this was them last week in the fog.
I was in the same position for each shot but
you can see the difference that using my brilliant
wide-angle lens makes to the bottom one.
I love that lens.

Fingertips...
Fiona with fan.

An item from the Bucket List...
in this case a visit to a Fairground.
This is the Mop Fair which takes
over the streets of Stratford upon Avon
for two days every October.
It's very noisy, and generally irritates
the hell out of me but at least
there are some good photo ops.

23 comments:

Marleen said...

Great series. I love your then and now, and the fair.
Have a nice Sunday!

No Greater Love said...

Oh what a cute dog....And the then and now pictures are incredible.

Buckeroomama said...

What a wonderful set. The Then and Now pictures are beautiful!

callmemadam said...

Those cemetery pics made me think of The Third Man. So atmospheric.

Rollercoaster Mum said...

I love the fair pictures - I might even try to visit one now I've seen so many great pictures. I also love your then and now - beautiful.

Stephanie said...

What an awesome set of photos. The collage from the fair is so lively and colorful and Fiona is beautiful but the cemtary gates are my absolute favorite both then and now.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Wow, fantastic pictures. I love them all, but I do have a soft spot for Faithfulness and your Then and Now, but then I am a cemetery lover.

Herding Cats

Tamar SB said...

Then and now is amazing! Love the fountain, too!

Nicki said...

The cemetery shots are incredible and I really enjoyed the fair collage as well.

Rainey said...

Absolutely beautiful shots! Your "Then & Now" are stunning. The doggy looks so sweet, as well. I wonder why he gave up being a pilot. ;-)

Kathy said...

The vibrancy of the colors in that last compilation are just breathtaking! Altho, I will admit I have a "clown phobia"...so I 'm a bit freaked right now :)

Tezzie said...

Oh, I adore both of the 'then and now'...gorgeous!

Danelle said...

Great job with this week's prompts!

RuneE said...

If this is the kind of photos I had on my harddisk; I would never have to shoot new ones.

Barb said...

I'm drooling here in CO as I study each of your shots - fantastic. Glad you got up early to post. I'd hate to have missed them. Love the cemetery and the fountain shot.

Verna Lantz said...

Oh, wow! Your gate shots are so stunning! So very surreal and beautiful. Great job!

Christine E-E said...

what incredible photos... yes, I know that feeling of having to go back to work! must be a universal feeling? Of your pics, I have to say NOW & THEN grabs me. Such beauty.

Laloofah said...

Love the whole series, like every other commenter! Love seeing that beautiful swan fountain again, and think both takes on "Faithfulness" are great, though of course the girls and I prefer the second one. :-) But we don't know why you would think that precious dog's human would have been fibbing; dogs can be pilots! There are lots of examples. (Though admittedly there might be a few we'd rather not think about!) ;-) I

You could photograph and post that wonderful cemetery gate every day, and you'd hear no complaints from me! That place always provides you with perfect ambiance for this shot.

Somehow you managed to capture photos of the fair that actually seem to make the noise of a fair! I can sure see why they, along with the gates, are everyone's favorites! Mine included.

Hope you're able to ease back into the work routine gently today (is that ever possible? Maybe with just a light half-day?)

Ida said...

Awesome set.
Your Fountain for the Water shot is fabulous.
Loved the Then and Now shots and the Bucket List shots from the Fair, those were my favorites.

svh2 said...

Wonderful photos, as always! Difficult to choose favourites: water drops; Fiona with fan; sweet pooch; cemetery... Nah! Can't choose! Love them all!

Penny

Barbara said...

Many thanks all - lovely to see you over here Penny.

Laurie - guffaw! Love that last manic looking pilot-dog. As for the fair, I haven't been able to stop humming the theme from Carousel since I took those pics!

Laloofah said...

I know, that one was my favorite of the bunch!

And I hate it when I can't get a carousel song out of my head. Happens all the time. LOL

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots!

I'm getting a wee bit impatient to see the snow returning here, so that winter graveyard scene is very welcome!

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