The scavenger photo hunt has come round once again and this month’s six topics are – door, 11am, texture, shadow/s, view, and as always, my own choice. Although a couple of the categories were relatively easy and I had several choices of photos for them a couple of others needed some thinking about, however I finally came up with this group –
First off is Kildare Round Tower in the grounds of St. Brigid’s Cathedral in Kildare, Ireland. At 108ft high it’s the tallest accessible Round Tower in Ireland with seven levels of floors and ladders to reach the top; the entrance door itself is set just over 13ft from the ground and accessed by a set of metal stairs, with the doorway being constructed of ornately carved red sandstone.
I had to search through a lot of photos to find one taken at 11am or round about but eventually I came up with this very colourful one of the fairground at Elvaston Steam Rally, taken at 10.58am on July 6th four years ago. The rally only opened at 10am so it was still a little early for there to be many people at the fair.
The next category really got me thinking but then inspiration struck and I took the camera with me when I went to clean at the boss’s house. I took photos of three different things but chose this particular one as an example of three different textures all in the one item –
The next photo is of a local cobbled lane not far from home which I walked up while out with the dogs in early May. It’s quite a steep lane with a hairpin bend near the bottom and has been traffic-free for many years – in my teens I would ride my bike hell-for-leather all the way down it, only putting my brakes on just before I hit the road at the end. I wouldn’t do that now though, I think I’m a bit more safety-conscious these days!
I had any number of possibilities for the next category so it was difficult to choose but to get away from the various views of Anglesey which I seem to post a lot of on my blogs I finally decided on these two from my holiday in the Arisaig area of Scotland five years ago. The camp site where I stayed was on the estuary of a small river and the end of the site went right onto the beach. The area was gorgeous, the sunsets were fabulous and the views were to die for, and my tent was literally just ten feet from the beach – you can’t get better than that!
And finally, while having a long-overdue sort out of the bureau drawers in the living room I came across a set of school photos taken of Michael when he was in primary school. Unfortunately there’s no date on them but he must have been about nine years old at the time. He looks so darned cute I just had to include one – I know he won’t mind but now he’s an adult I don’t think he could still be described as cute!
Well that’s just about it for this month’s challenge, I hope you like my choices. Once again I’m linking up with Kate so I’ll make myself a brew now and pop over to see what others have featured on their blogs for the different categories this time.