The Force of Nature


For many years now this boat has been abandoned in the river Exe opposite Topsham quay. When the tide is low, you can see how much mud it’s trapped in. I’ve been watching it decay, and I’m sure I’m one of many, many others doing the same. It’s acquired an almost iconic status, the view just wouldn’t be the same without it. One day it will no longer be there, the forces of nature will have totally reclaimed it to the earth.
This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge, Forces of nature.


5 Photos 5 Stories Day #3


I started trying to teach myself to use Photoshop around 2003. I’d just had three years of study and I couldn’t find a class anyway. I vaguely remember coming across a teach yourself type book, but I  can’t follow instructions, my learning style is kinaesthetic.  I didn’t ever get much beyond basic editing, before I got bored with it and decided that I should concentrate on trying to improve my photography instead. All these years later and amateur photo edit has moved on a pace. Now, with a free and simple app for an Android device, anyone can get pleasing results in seconds.


Love it or hate it, it took me longer to take the photo in the first place than it did to edit, I know it’s not that wonderful but it makes you think doesn’t it?
Jude at Travel Words has nominated me for the ‘Five Photos, Five Stories’ challenge, and I would like to nominate Pauline at Gypsy Life. She’s been posting some fab photos of her cruise recently and I know she has lots of tales to tell.

Pauline, there’s no obligation, have fun if you want to!

The challenge is to just “post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”.