Colin Woods

May Challenge TWILIGHT

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A big thanks to Maria for last month's topic, which saw a great number of superb entries. We are now in May and the evenings are getting longer and, hallelujah, warmer. Here in Quebec the summer evenings are gloriously warm, perfect for standing by the tripod in blue hour in shorts and T-shirt. So, in celebration of this approaching idyll, this month's challenge is Twilight. As ever, three photos from your Alamy collection and last entries will be midnight Quebec time on 31st May. Here are three to give you some ideas

 

Montreal Old Port (Le Vieux Port) at sunset Stock PhotoMontreal Old Port at dusk reflected in the St Lawrence river Stock PhotoAnnecy at night Stock Photo

 

I look forward to agonising over the choice of the last 8.

 

Colin

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Congratulations Colin!

 

Here are 3 entries:

 

Tikehau Pearl Beach (Tuamotu - French Polynesia)

 

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La Concorde in Paris (France)

 

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Congrats Colin!  Here are my three twilight shots

 

1) Grand Place, Brussels

 

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2) A snowy twilight path on a hill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

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3) St. Michael's, Maryland 

 

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Well done Colin, cracking photo!

Here's my three .... Sidmouth

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Sidmouth

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Barbados

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I reckon this is going to be another very difficult subject to judge!!

 

My three...

 

A swan on The River Thames at Windsor, looking towards Windsor Castle

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Rowing boats on The River Thames at Windsor:

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Sunset outside Reading Railway Station

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Glastonbury Tor- a seller

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Porto- Tram, Praça do Carmo

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Toulouse, Place du Capitole

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A few from me:

 

Bridge over the river Guadalquivir, Seville.

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Fairground ride at our local Fiesta.

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Playa San Juan harbour wall at twilight.

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Phil

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3 from me, I'll keep it local. 

 

HMS Warrior

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HMS Victory

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The Giant "Canute" crane towers over the M275 in Portsmouth Harbour

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My three ones.

 

Havana

 

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Agra

 

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Bordeaux

 

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The Kelpies:

 

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Ailsa Craig from Girvan:

 

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Canal towpath:

 

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Alan

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3 from me.

 

The first one isn't the most glamorous of subjects, but I like the image, plus you can't take that photo again because, due to cutbacks, they've turned the lights out!

 

John.

 

 

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My three:

 

Cobh

 

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Bantry

 

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Fisherman on Garrettstown beach

 

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Fisherman on Garrettstown beach

 

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Really like this one.

Note: I would have added "silhouette" to the tags.

Allan

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33 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

 

Really like this one.

Note: I would have added "silhouette" to the tags.

Allan

 

Thanks Allan, high praise indeed.  :) 

 

I can't believe I didn't add silhouette - what a plonker! :lol:

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and silhouetted

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1 hour ago, Colin Woods said:

and silhouetted

 

Of course - I'm a double plonker!!!

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Félicitations, Colin. Here are my three:

 

Town pier at twilight, La Libertad, El Salvador

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Twilight stroll in Gastown, Vancouver, Canada

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Twilight time on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

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Congrats Colin!

Since I'm headed out to Columbus Ohio very soon for my daughter's wedding I've got a couple from there - hoping for sunny weather this trip:

Rainy twilight

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Gotta love that iPhone on the plane. I don't think I'll ever get tired of taking photos when I fly - there's something so wonderful being above the clouds that makes me feel like a kids the first time I remember being on a plane:

 

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And closer to home - Rye Beach/Playland:

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Edited by Marianne

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Angler with the danish town of Vejle in the background

 

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Family in the forest a winter evening.

 

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Winter sunset

 

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Some fantastic images here so far.  My three attempts.  All in Edinburgh.

 

Camera  Obscura and The Hub (EIF headquarters) at the top of the Royal Mile

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St Giles cathedral and a lot of roofs!

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Bank of Scotland now Lloyds Banking Group, Scottish headquarters at Xmas time

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Some great images above but in the spirit of things I will give it a go.

 

 

Urban evening sky (twilight)

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Silhouette of Bodelwyddan castle in the evening (SPOOKY)

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Jane Coston cycle bridge over A14 from my village.

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Allan

 

 

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