Thursday, November 29, 2018

Scavenger Photo Hunt - November

For some reason I 'm finding it difficult to take decent photos.  I don't know if it is me or the camera I'm using but I've taken quite a few photos over the last few weeks that I've been disappointed with.  As a result all my photos for November are from the archives.  I had great fun searching through to find suitable images.

 The word prompts for this month's Scavenger Photo Hunt which is organised by Kate at 'I Live I Love I Craft' blog are as follows  Post/Mail Box, Decay, Secondhand, Strand, Fold, Own Choice


Post Box - Post Box outside the Post Office, which is also a cafe and gift shop, in the village of Hartington in Derbyshire.  Photo taken in February 2011.

Decay -  windows in an old factory building taken a few weeks ago at Masson Mill, Cromford, Derbyshire.


Second Hand - old books in a back room behind a chemist's shop in Stone, Staffordshire.  Photo taken in February 2014.



Strand - strands of wool around the machine in the museum at Masson Mill , Cromford, Derbyshire. Taken on Wednesday 5th October this year.


Fold - sheepfold at Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire.  This photo was taken on 23rd December 2012, I think we were on our way home from visiting relatives in Derbyshire, the river Wye was very high.


Own Choice - I spotted this photo as I was looking through the archives.  It is one of my favourites taken in June 2014 of The Tudor Group on wash day by the River Wye at Haddon Hall in Derbyshire.

I'm posting this a day early so I'll do the links later.

Click on the link below to find more bloggers who are taking part this month.

http://livelovecraftme.blogspot.com/

48 comments:

  1. I thought the post box one was going to be my favourite, then I saw the photograph taken at Haddon Hall and that works in every way. A wonderful photograph.

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    1. I'm glad you like the Haddon Hall photo, it was a lovely day, later the washing was drying on the bushes. It's fabulous in the kitchens at Haddon when the group are there preparing and serving food:)

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  2. Wonderful photos!

    Wondering what a sheep fold is....?

    Sorry you are having camera troubles. But, Christmas is coming! :-))))

    🌲 🌲 🌲

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    1. A sheep fold is an enclosed area when sheep can be penned, I don't think the sheepfold in the village is used for that purpose anymore. I'd love a new camera but I keep convincing myself that I don't really need one:)

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  3. Hope you get to grips with your camera...or maybe treat yourself in the January sales. :)
    Love your choices. I've chosen fold too...though have just photographed sheep! Post boxes are so cheery to take pictures of. X

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    1. I thought that perhaps the problem with the camera was my eyesight but I've had new glasses and it still seems the same. Post boxes always cheer a photo up don't they?:)

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  4. The sheep fold is a new idea to me!

    Wonderful takes!

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  5. I enjoyed viewing the interesting photos you gathered, Rosie. The Masson Mill machine especially got my attention and caused me to ponder how material is made. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you Gracie, the strands of wool look so delicate on the big piece of equipment don't they? Glad you enjoyed the photos:)

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  6. Well, there's certainly nothing wrong with any of those photos. It's always interesting to look back through the archives.

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    1. It was fun looking back at the photos, some things I'd completely forgotten others seemed nearer or further away in time than I'd thought:)

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  7. Lovely photos Rosie. Love all the different interpretations of fold. I find I struggle with decent photos on those grey days when the light is very flat. I’m sure you’ll get some lovely ones soon. Having a zoom lens has made a big difference to me recently. B x

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    1. Thank you Barbara. I hope things get back to normal with photos soon. Winter sun I find affects my sight so much and I struggle to take photos in it but also the very damp, grey days can distort either eyesight or image too:)

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  8. I love your take on this month's words & wonder if your not so good photos may be due to the time of year & the lack of light. I often find that with the change of seasons. My favourite would have to be the huge wool winding machine, but also like stone walls. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely weekend & take care.

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    1. Thank you Susan. Glad you enjoyed the photos. I struggle with winter sunlight and my eyesight now I'm older. The old machinery is wonderful isn't it?:)

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  9. A lovely selection of images for the scavenger hunt - I like all the photos but the last one at Haddon Hall is my favourite too.

    I hope you sort out your camera problems soon. Have a lovely weekend :)

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    1. Thank you RR. I love the Haddon photo I have some lovely ones of the kitchen and food preparation too. Not sure if it is the camera or me. I've had new glasses but my eyes still struggle to focus sometimes:)

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  10. Your photos are so evocative, Rosie, all of them. I can see why the one of the Tudor Group at Haddon Hall is a favourite, it's absolutely lovely, and I recognise that Post Box because your post about Hartington is what prompted me to visit in February and have tea in that very tea room. x

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    1. Thank you Mrs T, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Hartington. We visited Haddon a few times when the Tudor Group was there both Christmas and Summer visits were joyous occasions:)

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  11. I think the photo of the second hand books is my favourite :)

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    1. Thanks Pam, there are some interesting looking books on that shelf aren't there?:)

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  12. I saw the Tudor group at Haddon Hall when I visited earlier this year, although there was no washing in sight as they were celebrating with a jousting tournament.

    The second hand books strike a chord with me and is my favourite one.

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    1. Oh, I've never seen the Tudor Group jousting, how wonderful. The times we've seen them have been concentrated on food, household jobs and medicine and herbs:)

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  13. Thanks for the memories; it has been many years since we visited Cromford Mill. I'm glad I have a washing machine! My favourite is strand; colourful and I like old machinery!

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    1. Thank you, I guess although the group of ladies and children look happy in reality wash day would have been tiring and quie miserable at times. Both Cromford and Masson Mills are wonderful aren't they:)

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  14. Lovely pictures. Hard to pick a favourite. The strands made me wonder what the next step in the weaving process will be but my favourite, like many others is the washing at Haddon Hall. We have it easy, fancy doing the washing in cold water in the weather like we are having at the moment.

    PS I have just googled Haddon Hall and found it was the home of the Manners family - that is my mother's maiden name and her family came from Derbyshire. I wonder!!!

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    1. Oh, I wonder?:) The Manners and Vernon family tombs are in Bakewell Church and they also owned (still own?) Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire. I think washing on a wet or cold day would be quite miserable wouldn't it?:)

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  15. I love that shelf of old books and the photo of your favourite! It would look great enlarged and framed. Have a lovely weekend Rosie. x

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    1. Thanks Simone, yes it would make a lovely print or paiting wouldn't it? The old books look interesting. Hope you too have a lovely weekend:)

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  16. That sheep fold looks moments from being a sheep dip!! Thank you for joining in x

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    1. It does doesn't it? I'm guessing that sheep can swim? I would hate to see them floating down the river. Thanks for organising the hunt I've enjoyed taking part:)

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  17. Great photos, especially the last one which is so colourful. It must be the camera or the weather! x

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    1. I'm putting it down to the weather and the grey days and hoping it isn't my eyesight:)

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  18. Very beautiful post and the photos are amazing... kisses

    Follow for follow? <3

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    1. Hello Jovanna, thank you for your comment and for visting my blog:)

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  19. Wash day at Haddonm Hall has to be my favourite of your pics this month.
    Great choices from your archives Rosie.

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    1. Thank you Julie, glad you enjoyed the photos. I enjoyed looking through the archives and seeking them out:)

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  20. What a great collection!

    I hope you manage to resolve the camera issues.

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  21. Lovely set of pictures, you have certainly managed to bring some Colour into them. Red always helps lift a photo, as you said. I thought mine would be the only Sheepfold picture, but I should have realised we tend to be a Northern group. I think the sheepfold at the water's edge must be for sheep dipping but presumably when there was a little less water in the river.
    I like your wool winder at Masson Mill what a great collection of colours.
    My favourite is your letter box, because I don't think I have a photo of one of those Octagonal Boxes, aren't they great.
    Hope your camera issues are resolved soon.

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    1. Thank you John, I wanted colour as the weather is so grey and dull at the moment. The Ashford-in-the-water website calls it a sheepfold but I expect being close to the river it was used as a dip as well. The wools and yarns in the Museum at Mason were an array of different colours. I love the village of Hartington and that letter box:)

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  22. I love your second-hand books, Rosie. There are few things I like more than a second-hand bookstore and enough time to browse properly. Love the Tudor washing day as well, what a great photo.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia, the little book shop at the back of the chemist was a great find lots of lovely titles too:)

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  23. Love to see the second hand, the very old books.

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    1. Thank you Aritha, glad you liked the books, there were some imteresting ones on the shelves:)

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  24. Hello Rosie, I really enjoyed your post and thank you for sharing your photos - that beautiful postbox makes me very nostalgic and longing for home. Sorry I haven't been commenting lately - I have made several attempts but appear to have run into some issues with Blogger - I can't even reply to comments left at my own blog...Marie x

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    1. Hello Marie, what a shame you are having trouble with blogger, I never know why these things happen, sometimes updates can mess things up. Glad you enjoyed the photos. Have a lovely Sunday:)

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