Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge


A Handsome Chappie

A rather handsome Herdwick Ram….. caught in a rather placid mood a couple of months before he was called to duty….no doubt there will be a few more handsome Hardwick’s wandering the Lakeland Fells.

Thought that he was an ideal candidate for this weeks Cees B & W Challenge on the topic of ‘heads’

You can see other submissions on this link:-


Ban W Cee

23rd March

(C) David Oakes 2018


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Bikes


Waiting ….. I wish she would hurry up!

Just an idea for this weeks Cees B&W Photo Challenge – Bikes.

You can see what others have suggested on this link:-


Ban W Cee

16th March

(C) David Oakes 2018


Flippant Friday…. It is so easy these days!

Easter-Bonnet Web

Easter Bonnet’s

It is all too easy these days.. Gone are the days when youngsters would come home from school and announce that there was an Easter Bonnet Parade at school or competition at their Youth Group.  Maybe it was yourself being persuaded to enter the fun at your Dance Group or Choir.. whatever the reason there was a scrum around for a suitable hat and all the bits and pieces to decorate said hat.  It all required imagination and some creative ideas. Nor did it matter if some of the resulting Bonnets were let say a bit wonky , it all added to the fun of the event.

It is all too easy today…you just pop along to the local Craft Shop, buy the hat and a selection of decorative features…flash the cash and there you have it, job done.

 Not sure that is progress…. Everything to-day needs to be instant, probably less frustrating for some but not as much fun.  As for the kids does that really help their creative imaginations

16th March

(C) David Oakes 2018

DP Weekly Photo Challenge – I’d Rather Be


I’d Rather be…A Boy Again, flying my Kite on the Beach,  not a care in the world (apart from perhaps…when is the next Ice Cream arriving?)

Just my idea for this weeks DP Photo Challenge.

 You can see what other have suggested on the link below.

                                          via Photo Challenge: I’d Rather Be…

15th March

(C) David Oakes 2018