Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

Looking south from Rackwick, Orkney

The line where the sea appears to touch the sky.  To an observer of my height, standing at on the shore, the horizon lies just less than 5km away.  But sitting back on the pink sandstone cobblestones of Rackwick bay the distance drops, and the cliffs of Caithness disappear below the horizon.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

The theme of this week’s challenge was “The Hue of You“, which I think has been the most demanding challenge I’ve participated in to date.  The aim is to share a photograph in which the predominant colour or colours reveals something about yourself, which prompted me to research a little about the perceptions associated with my favourite colour: blue. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

The theme of the weekly photo challenge is Infinite.

The Standing Stones o’ Stenness in the gloaming.

At the heart of Orkney’s mainland, the Stones o’ Stenness are one of the oldest stone circles in Britain, dating from at least 3100BCE.  The stones, some almost 5 metres in height, dominate the flat, treeless landscape of mainland, bearing witness to infinite sunsets.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

The theme of this week’s challenge is Saturated.

Stormy Skies on the Hardangerfjord

Clouds form when the air is saturated with water vapour, which can happen in two ways.  Either the amount of water in the air is increased, such as through evaporation, and the air cannot hold anymore water, or the air is cooled to the dew point and water vapour begins to condense.