This week’s Lens Artist Challenge has us going on a Treasure Hunt. I didn’t think I’d participate at first. I am, after all, a snapshot-ist rather than a photographer, and I know that the photos I value are weighted with memories rather than with a photographer’s skill.
But it’s been a grotty weekend (again) and a trip through the archives has been fun, and wakened many memories. So let’s go…
- Challenge Items: Sunrise and/or sunset, Something cold and/or hot, a bird, a dog, a funny sign, a bicycle, a seascape and/or mountain landscape, a rainbow, a church, a musical instrument, a boat, a plane, a waterfall.
- Extra Credit Items: An expressive portrait of one or more people, a very unusual place, knitting or sewing, a fish, an animal you don’t normally see, a bucket, a hammer, a street performer, a double rainbow, multiple challenge items in a single image.
This is Cádiz, where we were in January. It’s the place for sunsets, and in this case, the place for boats too. Two items ticked off.
One day in Seville, we went to the market in Triana, on the other side of the River Guadalquivir. This was lunch. Something hot.
A godwit at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire. A happy day with our daughter-in-law’s mum, who knows about birds.
This is Brian, who’s moved on from living with my daughter’s family. As a puppy, he was keen on sticks.
There’s an electricity substation near the cemetery in Esperaza, France. This sign always pleased us.
I chose this bicycle from Seoul, South Korea, loaded up with lunch time meals, cooked in tiny kitchens, and delivered to workers on site.
My photos of rainbows were all a little samey-samey, so instead I’ve chosen reflections on the floor of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Hull Minster, reflected in a nearby office building.
Mark’s tuba is centre stage in one of North Yorkshire for Europe’s demonstrations outside the Houses of Parliament in the days when we still hoped to remain in the EU.
Well, this isn’t a waterfall. But I couldn’t resist this pond near the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, with its atmospheric clouds of vapour.
And now it’s time for bonus points:
A woman filleting fish at Jagalchi Market, Busan, South Korea – perhaps the largest fish market in the world.
There’s always a yarn- bombing display in the Market Place in Thirsk. This one celebrated the NHS.
William, while he was still a toddler, plays with his bucket and spade.
Traditional drumming for Chuseok, the big family festival in Korea.
If you click on any image that appeals to you, you’ll find a bit of a story about it. Then more easily ‘visit’ all the photos in that series. Thanks Tina: I’ve had fun hunting through the archives.