365 ~ 24th ~ 30th October.

This week is colour week, and the colour is ‘black’. I’ve managed to stick to the prompts more or less but I’ve been away down south visiting my son and grandson so that was my main priority and photography took a back seat to playing football with the boyo! I didn’t even read most of the prompts through to be honest and just took the prompt title so I don’t suppose they’re a great fit. Never mind, onwards MacDuff!

Abbreviations you may come across during this post. AFAC~ airy fairy abstract concept. AAFP ~ annoying as F-bomb prompt. CBBP ~ completely bloody barking prompt.  HDBS ~ hippy dippy bull****. AWP! ~ Absolutely wonderful prompt!

Also- there may be swearing.

Day 297 ~ Delightful. ~ Black is a strong color that draws attention and can add visual interest to your photos. It is the color of power and sophistication, mystery and marvel, and can evoke emotions of sadness and edginess. As you go through this color week show us the blacks that add visual interest to your days! I’m always a sucker for a cute sign!

People are a bit bonkers when it comes to decorating their houses for Christmas around here, and now it seems Hallowe’en is also a thing too. But I thought this was quite delightful, it put a smile on my face when I walked past anyway!

delightful

Day 298 ~ Gate. ~ It was the cobwebs that caught my eye first while walking past this black gate. Then as I was focused on the cobwebs, I pulled back a bit more and the light from the sunset really pulled me in and I loved it even more. It’s so much fun when a stationary object winds up becoming such an exciting subject! I think I took over 30 photos, not taking more than 7 steps in any direction.  Either closer, farther away, right or left, each each step gave me something new to focus on and something else exciting to capture. Isn’t it incredible how even the slightest movement can make such a difference in our photos?   

She seems very excited with that gate. I had a 5 hour drive down south this day and then Lewis had to show me his new football tricks to be photographed. No black gates in the vicinity but I got lots of action shots. I liked this one best.

off ~ prompt ~ footymad.

Day 299 ~ Curiosity. ~ I’m curious how is it possible that my nieces are able to stand on the ceiling?  This is a photo from the Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa.  It is full of inquisitive exhibits that make one wonder.  This upside down room was one of them and was a lot of fun.  Science is awesome and can definitely spark someone’s curiosity.  What will spark your curiosity in today?  Try and include black in whatever it is you capture.

I actually took this photo outside a café Sophie and I had lunch in on our outing the previous Saturday. I think it fits being called a curiosity.

curiosity

Day 300 ~ Boo. ~ We are in Black week heading toward Halloween! Today’s prompt is “Boo” Try to take your photo with a scary vibe. You can wait until night or even use a dark room. Try to scare us with today’s photo!

Seriously? Boo?? That’s the best you can doo??? Well as luck would have it I spotted this in a shop window in Leighton Buzzard after Ben and Louie and I had lunch out. Not very scary but very fortuitous I thought. So, BOO.

boo

Day 301. ~ 10 O’Clock. ~ It’s 10:00…AM or PM; it’s up to you.  Where are you and what are you doing? One of the things that I like most about retirement is the slower pace of my mornings.  I enjoy lingering over the morning paper with my coffee.  I also love the fact that we can go out for breakfast during the week, a little later than the working crowd, and again not feel rushed. I like the blackboard here because its reference to school hearkens back to the life Weber and I both had as teachers and yet it places us square in the present of enjoying a 10am cup (or two) of coffee together.

Not sure who Weber is. Possibly the husband but that’s a name not familiar, at least here in the Motherland. I am assuming Canadian/USA people call their sons Weber, but we’re more likely to call our sons James, or George, Calumn or Chris, that kind of normal name. Also Weber is a surname of German origin, derived from the noun meaning “weaver” so maybe she calls her hubby by his last name. Who knows? Anyhoo at both 10 O’Clocks I was driving, in the morning over to Ben’s house and at night back to where I was staying, but I had to stop off for petrol to fill up the tank so I could just set off early to go back home in the morning.

10 O’Clock (and 5 minutes 😊)

Day 302 ~ Glimmer. ~ The meaning of Glimmer

Verb – to shine with a weak light or a light that is not continuous
Noun – a slight sign of something good or positive

Here is a glimpse at some stormtroopers trying to hide behind some pumpkins! Try lighting up the subject against a black background.  Or, if you can go outside find distant lights glimmering in the nighttime. Looking forward to seeing just a glimmer of something good or positive.

A long and tiring drive home in bad weather and many, many knobs on the road, and my head really wasn’t in photography mode. I did an abstract to suit the Verb definition. Glimmer is a horrid word, I don’t like it. The only AAFP this week!

Also for my readers from other nations, ‘knobs’ does not refer to handle type things, it refers to completely maniacle (mostly male) drivers (usually of Audi’s, BMW’s or white vans) who are aggressive, undertake, cut in and only just avoid hitting your car, ride up your arse and generally believe the road belongs to them and them alone. I don’t like them.

glimmer

Day 303 ~ Unique. ~ Unique (yoo-neek) Having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable.  Not typical; unusual. Today look around for something unusual or unique that is also the colour black. It is chestnut season!  I think chestnuts are extremely unique in that they grow from little green sputniks into gorgeous brown nuts and then turn a beautiful shade of black.  

There is nothing more yoo-neek than Lord Vincent of Wardley. Without a doubt he has no equal and is unparalleled and incomparible. Yes I know he’s got white bits, but most of his Lordship is black.

unique

Surprisingly only one AAFP this week! Can’t see that lasting. Anyways, stay tooned for next week which is a Picture More week, i.e ‘technical’ week and we will be incorporating curves into our doings.