Seven Day B&W photo challenge part 1

The delightful Roda at Growing Self has challenged me to take part in this. I was actually hoping she would and was really pleased to accept the challenge. Rather than go for ‘arty’ photographs, many of the ones I post will be simply of places and things important to me, so you can get a glimpse of my world.


The rules are:

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day”.

I want to point out that if I challenge you there is absolutely no obligation to take part. Also – if I don’t directly challenge you but you want to have a go at this then please do! One piece of advice I would give you is accumulate seven pictures before you start and use ‘Schedule’ to set up posts in advance in case life gets in the way and you miss a day…

Today’s nominee is Ortensia from:





  1. No explanation. OK. But we are aloud to comment, right? I hope. “… Still YOUR guitar gently weeps” I immediately thought of George Harrison’s song when I saw this picture of your guitars. Will love to hear you play some day.

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  2. It is a bowl backed Ovation electro-acoustic which I got when I was having shoulder problems because it is more comfortable than the big Aria. I love it and it is my favourite to play. I don’t have an amp and it is a little quiet for playing acoustically due to the small body. Thank you for your lovely comment!

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  3. Funny you should ask. My friend Dominique has suggested this recently too. My understanding is that Instagram is designed really for smartphone users and I do not have one. Just the desktop or my ipad. I am told the phone app works ok on the ipad so it might happen yet! Thank you 😀😀

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  4. Of course you can comment and ask questions Dominique. And I can actually play that song, or at least I could when I played more frequently… It is one of my favourite songs of all time. I must start playing again.
    I watched Halloween the other night and played along with the theme tune!

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  5. That’s an awesome shot. I always wanted to learn how to play the guitar. I got one in Germany but never could tune it by ear and now many many moons later that problem could probably be solved with a tuner. 😉

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  6. Thank you 🙂
    I always use a tuner. Never got the hang of tuning by ear (my hearing is not great at high pitches anyway). I can always tell when it is out of tune but need a tuner to put it right. Thankfully the Ovation has a built-in tuner which is really convenient!

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  7. That’s very cool and I would definitely look for one with a tuner would I purchase these days. I don’t even know the brand of mine in Germany and it’s about 30 years old now. An antique lol.
    What do you like to play Darren’s? You should treat us with a little video sometimes. Listening to a guitar is so soothing to me and my bohemian heart could listen for hours.

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  8. I think I’d need to get back into practice again before videoing anything!

    I like to play the same sort of things I like listening to. Mostly songs in minor keys so there is a lot of REM, some Radiohead, Beatles (esp George Harrison’s songs). I enjoy playing along to movie themes too. The British folk band Show of Hands have some great tunes – they have a song called ‘Cousin Jack’ which is about displaced miners moving away from Cornwall – which is my own ancestry in a nutshell. One song I’d love to play is Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You were Here’. It sounds really simple but is incredibly hard to get right and I have not managed it yet!

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  9. Thank you Lisa 🙂 🙂
    I really enjoyed the challenge of working with B&W for a change. My interest in photography has re-awoken.

    I always think guitars are such beautiful objects anyway.


  10. I think you have to sign up via ‘smart phone’ but you can use it on your desktop. I think it’s limited, but definitely check it out. I find myself favoring it over other forms of social media.

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  11. Sorry for the late response, work gets in the way of most things these days lol. I think that’s pretty cool and ma6be one day I get to hear you play a piece. It doesn’t have to be perfect and I’m sure you play from the heart. What more could there ever be. Pink Floyd’s “wish you were here”is a great one and I think I will listen to it tonight and let it sing me to sleep. You got great taste in music. Thank you for sharing Darren. 😉

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