DP Weekly Photo Challenge – A Face in the Crowd

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There I was framing up a shot of old Stavanger when I caught a glimpse in the corner of my eye of this couple.  They had seemingly just got married and were leading the guest to the Reception venue.  No time to think…just turn and shoot.

The couple were unaware of everyone, happy in their new world.  They certainly turned a few heads amongst all the tourists.

But it is that little girl on the right that has intrigued me… a face in the crowd. I wonder just what her thoughts were ?

My suggestion for this weeks DP Photo Challenge. You can see what others have suggested on this link:- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/a-face-in-the-crowd/

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22nd February

(C) David Oakes 2018

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DP Weekly Photo Challenge – SWEET

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The Old Sweet Shop, Southwell

Take your pick of ‘Old Fashioned Sweets’ in this very special little Sweet Shop.  I bet that over many generations children have spent a good deal of their pocket money here….and no doubt a good number of BIG KIDS that we call adults have also enjoyed a sweet treat.

My suggestion for this weeks DP Photo Challenge – Sweet

Follow the links:- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/sweet/

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15th February

(C) David Oakes 2018

Silent Sunday…. So Off to Church

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West Door, Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire

These magnificent ruins stand proud on the headland towering above the Fishing Village of Whitby.  Founded in 657AD by Hild of Whitby a Christian Saint and credited with advancing the cause of Christianity across Yorkshire and surrounds.  Why here in such an exposed location, well maybe as this was earlier in time a Roman Site had something to do with it.

Whitby Abbey was originally a Christian Monastery but late became a Benedictine Abbey. Like so many religious establishments Whitby did not escape the destructions caused by King Henry VIII and his Dissolution of the Monasteries policies.

Despite only these dramatic ruins remaining, a visit still overpowers you with its size and detailed architecture.  It is a place to ponder on the skills of the builders, the rich colours of the stone, the resilience of the Brethren who once lived here and the cruel eviction in the Dissolutions.  You can still enjoy peace and tranquillity that exist today despite being one of Yorkshire most visited Tourist attractions.  No tour of Yorkshire is complete without a visit.

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11th February

(C) David Oakes 2018

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Patterns

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Slate was used in the Cumbrian Lake District as the building material of choice.  Every wall is different…. each a uniquely different Pattern

My suggestion for this weeks Black& White Photo Challenge.

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

https://ceenphotography.com/2018/02/08/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-outdoor-patterns/

9th February

(C) David Oakes 2018