DP Weekly Photo Challenge – Transient


The Transient Wind

You, me and the kid next door, the country we live in and indeed the world itself is in a state of permanent transition.  In fact the only thing that is certain is change itself.

So this weeks Photo Challenge is Transient….and there is nothing for me more transient that then wind itself.  Gale or light breeze, its is hear one second and gone the next.  Sometimes it leaves us breathless, at times it may just cause us to shiver, its passing may cause the leaves to gently rustle…. at others time is may leave a trail of destruction.

Since times long gone, man has tried to harness the power of the wind and often found its unpredictable presence the weak point.

We continue to try to capture the power of wind and convert that power to a very useable electricity source…..but of course only when the wind blows!

That is the Transient nature of the Wind

Just my idea for this Weeks DP Photo Challenge – Transient

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Location:- On the edge of the Flow Country, Highland Region, North East Scotland

23rd June

(C) David Oakes 2017



DP Weekly Photo Challenge – Out of Focus

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Not everything needs to be pin sharp…so here are two different interpretations  of the challenge set in this weeks brief.

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Don’t Look Up…..


The Pilot Boat…

Swaying trees in the breeze and pure power thru the waves.

Just two ideas for this weeks DP Photo Challenge.  You can see what others have submitted on this link:-


17th June

(C) David Oakes 2017



Daily Post. Weekly Photo Challenge – ORDER


Evening light at Castlerigg Stone Circle, above Keswick, Cumbria

This megalithic Stone Circle is probably Neolithic which dates it to 3000bc.  Like many similar stone structures its true purpose may never be know and always subject to challenge.  One thing cannot be challenged and that is the Circles importance not just to Neolithic man but to many generations that followed.

It use could be social, religious, ritual, a bringer of a means to measure the passing of the seasons and solstice’s.  The main marker stones accurately aliened with the cyclical movements of sun and moon…..it brought order to a world that was establishing itself.

As a ‘time piece’ it was vital, for there was great dependence upon what could be harvested.  Knowing when to prepare the land, plant and when to reap was what life very much depended upon…..it was a time piece as vital as todays clocks and calendars….the very symbols of  bringers of order in todays life.

via Photo Challenge: Order

Just an suggestion for this weeks Daily Post Photo Challenge – Order.  Click this link to view what others have suggested :-   https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/order/

9th June

(C) David Oakes 2017

DP Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend

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All Good Friends

All Good Friends

Generations and pets….all good friends together.

But I was also reminded of these rather “tongue in cheek” messages on cushions in this Gift Store..

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Many may well agree with both sentiments !!

Just ideas for this weeks DP Photo Challenge of Friends.

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2nd June

(C) David Oakes 2017

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Evanescent

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A Springtime Beck….

The sound of rushing and sparklingly clean water over rocks, tumbling down a rocky beck overhung with sweet smelling Hawthorne blossom, a beck soon to be swallowed by lush new ferns……a magical moment in time, great for all the senses and an ideal moment to store in the memory bank…

28th May

(C) David Oakes 2017