Trudie Callan

Photo-a-Week Challenge


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Week 17 – 11. Favourite Room

This is my favourite room this week. Our Camera Club are having their Annual Exhibition at this time. It is held at our local Museum for just over a fortnight. We are coming up to the end this week.

The variety of photographs is quite something. Lots of new photographers have joined over the past year and that shows in the number of entries but also the variety of styles and abilities. It is great to see it all up and to hear the appreciation of the visitors.

I have made a very poor attempt at 3 panoramas showing most of the work and also a general shot up and down the room with the computer showing the PDIs too.

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Week 16 – 37. Rows and Rows of………….

Sadly I read in the newspaper that Barclays Bank were not sponsoring the “Boris Bikes” in Central London. I decided to take a photo of them as the choice for the clue in case they disappear.

Another meeting in London but we had an interesting trip to a clerical retailer near Westminster Abbey to buy my husband some well needed new shirts! There was a demonstration while we were there about “Education”. Lots of police around and roads closed around Smith Square to protect the Conservative Party Headquarters. We saw later in the News that there were several incidents around Parliament but luckily we avoided any trouble.

We visited the Tradescant Gardens at Lambeth Bridge on the way home for some yummy cake and tea. It is a Garden Museum and there are workshops for children, a lovely gift shop as well as the Museum. We bought some stocking fillers and a present for one gardening friend so Christmas is happening after all in spite of the late start!

A great day out and lots of exercise too!

Week 16


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Week 15 – 34 Patterns

It never fails to amaze me how wonderful nature is. I was stunned at the colour, the shapes and the patterns in this Romanesco cauliflower. It tastes good too! I spotted this one in a farm shop locally. As humans I do not think we can better the designs, colours and patterns we find in the natural world.

The patterns in this one sparked my imagination. The photo I took isolated some of the spikes and they look like Christmas trees to me. I would like to have spent more time finding more possibilities. Another session!

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Week 14 – 25. Long Shadows

It is not too difficult to get long shadows at this time of year since the sun is lower in the sky here. I had a nice sharp selfie but I spotted this tree at the top of our road and decided to take it instead. The bark is a beautiful white and there was a bit of autumn leaves on the grass verge before the shadow. It is not so sharp as the shadow of myself and I could not get all the detail of the shadow-tree in the frame but I hope it is a bit more interesting. It was great to see the sun today. It has been very wet this week and we had our first sharp frost last night. We have been very lucky to have got this far into the year before winter finally hits. I guess the next couple of days will be devoted to getting the tender plants under cover.

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