What can you do in 5 minutes with a fan? Apart from dance the fandango?
(The fandango is
a lively Spanish dance in triple time)
Well, if you’re not up to this, you can photograph it in as many different ways as you can in five minutes .
An interesting and fun challenge I came across this morning.
Welcome again to #RegularRandom, where we choose and object or scene and spend just five minutes shooting it, trying to see it from multiple angles, learning about how light interacts with the subject.
It’s fun, although can be tricky to come up with new things to shoot. We’d love you to join in – just tag your post with regular random and link back to this post so we can find you. – Delseyjane’s blog: musingsofafrequentlyflyingscientist
When I saw this challenge on Delseyjane’s blog this morning, the idea instantly appealed to me. She had posted some amazing shots of a silver pear under #RegularRandom.
I thought about the challenge over lunch and decided to photograph a Nespresso coffee pod. But when I went upstairs to fetch camera and macro lens, this fan caught my eye. It was fully open at the back of a deep shelf hiding a pile of maps.
So my planning went out of the window and I got to work with my newly chosen object.
I also set the timer on my phone to 5 minutes and pressed START…..
The above images took three and a half minutes…..
…….leaving me time to run outside and ask Sheila, who was sitting in a sunny corner enjoying a coffee, to hold the fan up to the blue sky.
(I couldn’t do this myself as I was using a 100mm macro lens and my arms aren’t 3 metres long).
Phew!!! All done within FIVE MINUTES.
Even though then processing and posting took a wee bit longer, I still have plenty of time to do the fandango.
The sun is still shining and nobody will see me if I stay at the back of the garden.
Many thanks again to Delseyjane for this fun challenge
I went out this morning looking for a witch’s grave.
Meg Shelton, known as the “Fylde Hag” or the “Fylde Witch” was buried in 1705 in the churchyard at St Anne’s Church in the nearby village of Woodplumpton.
And I found it!
I found the boulder they put over her grave to stop her escaping (for a third time). But that’s for a future post. I’ll need to do some research to try to find out how she managed to be buried in consecrated ground; so far I’ve not discovered much.
I did get some photos of the churchyard though.
I saw this notice just as I was about to lean on a headstone and took heed of the solemn warning:
There’s a Right of Way for walkers through the graveyard and into the fields behind the church. You might just spot the Public Footpath sign:
Many of the graves in the old part of the churchyard date from the 1800’s:
This morning’s church, St Anne’s in Woodplumpton doesn’t have much of a spire (though it does have a cupola topped with a weather-vane); but St Michael’s in our nearest town, Kirkham, has a rather magnificent one:
I don’t think St Michael’s has any witches though.
I’ve waited a long time for an opportunity to post this picture of a detail of a model of an Archimedes Screw.
It was part of a display of working models to show ways of moving water uphill.
These Ancient Greeks were clever! Eureka!
I came across this old boat on a walk a couple of years ago. I must go back to see if (a) it is in an even worse state , (b) it has been “tidied up”or (c) the rope has worn away and it has drifted out to sea.