Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Collage

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Nine Green Bottles

I am taking the easy way out for this weeks DP Photo Challenge.  A collection of nine green bottles standing in a line.


Perhaps this collection of Beech Leaves may be more in-keeping with the this weeks topic….

Beech Leaves


Just a couple of suggestions for this Weeks Challenge.  You can see what others have suggested on this link:- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/collage/

15th July

(C) David Oakes 2017

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Bridge (2)


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Couldn’t help adding this image to this weeks Bridge challenge from DP.

Cruising along one of England’s many canals, they were once the Motorways (or artery)of the country vital for commercial traffic….. now a haunt of those in search of a more leisurely way of life.

The canals are spanned by a great many bridges but not all are architecturally as elegant as the ‘iron bridges’  with there low sweeping arches in contrasting black and white and boldly carrying the makers name (in this case Horseley Iron works) to my mind as in important part of our built Heritage as any Cathedral, Mansion or Castle.

You can see all the other suggestion folk have contributed to the challenge on this link


8th July

(C) David Oakes 2017



Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Bridge

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A Bridge over the River Wye, Derbyshire

Just like the bridge below it is just wide enough for a horse to cross.  The one above is rather smart, as it should be, being one of the entrances to large Country Hall.

The one below is over the River Bradford, just a few miles away and typical of many “Packhorse or Clapper” bridges.  Constructed of simple slabs of stone on stubby plinths.  These bridges were constructed on purely practical need, this one forms part of a Lead miners track.

Both beautiful in there own right

Lea Rhododendron Gardens

Just two ideas for this weeks DP Photo Challenge – Bridges. Follow the link for more:-



8th July

(C) David Oakes 2017




Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – DELTA

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Sunset at The Lune Light, Morecambe Bay

Morecambe Bay, Lancashire is one of the worlds most valuable Wildfowl and Wader habitats…..it is an immense area of water and is feed by the estuaries of the Rivers Wyre, Lune, Kent and Leven.  Twice a day the tide recedes over the horizon exposing large areas of mud flats and sandbanks only to be covered again 12 hours later.

A real Delta of many rivers and one of my Favourite Places.

Just an idea for this weeks DP Photo Challenge.

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30th June

(C) David Oakes 2017

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