Depth – The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

We are currently in Wales and enjoying ourselves in the land where John, Toby, and I, were all born.

While out on a walk, I decided to take up this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, ‘Depth’.  We went to the small town of Crickhowell in the county of Powys, and I think I managed to get some photos for the challenge.

A street in Crickhowell, Powys, WalesTowards the mountains, Crickhowell, Powys, WalesOut walking in Crickhowell, Powys, WalesTowards the mountains, Crickhowell, Powys, WalesAlleyway - Crickhowell, Powys, WalesDown the road, Crickhowell, Powys, WalesSteps to the church, Crickhowell, Powys, WalesView up to town, Crickhowell, Powys, WalesChurchyard - Crickhowell, Powys, Wales

What do you think?  Which photo do you think captures the word ‘Depth’, best of all?  Have I even captured ‘Depth’ in any of the photos, or have I left you all in at the shallow end?

Thank you for joining us on our walk.  It’s always a pleasure to see you here.

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59 thoughts

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed them all but the ones that spoke depth to me were the narrow streets and alleys, the beautiful staircase leading up and the arch leading it’s windy way into what looks like a very neat cemetery. Fab photography Hugh. 😊

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    1. Yes, there was a very old cemetery there, Eloise. I noticed, as we walked past, that some of the gravestones when back to the mid 1800’s. I loved the narrow streets in the town and all those cute houses as well.

      These were all taken on my brand new iPhone 6 (well it’s a month old now) but it goes just about everywhere with me, and I’m really pleased with the quality of the photos I get from it.

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  2. All beautiful pictures, the last one being my favourite. Paths just say possibility to me and distance, a journey. IMO, the one that most expresses depth is the third from the top. The field, the trees, the hills in the background; a lot going on there, complex, that says depth to me 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Aimer. When I saw that view in the third picture, I thought that was the one that said depth most of all, but then I went and took more and I started seeing depth everywhere! Thanks for your comments and glad you enjoyed the pictures from Wales.

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    1. That’s a very nice welcome, thank you, David. Yes, my partner thinks that is best photo for the challenge as well. I was not going to take that photo but he persuaded me to do so, so you have him to thank for that one. Cael diwrnod gwych 🙂

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  3. Amazing photography UH! U took me back to my childhood and the luxuriant bullpit meadow sprawled behind my school. You really captured the beauty of sleepy Crickhowell nestled among the rolling Brecon Beacons. More please xx

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    1. Thanks, Anna. Glad to have taken you back to your childhood days with these photos. It is indeed a beautiful part of not just the UK, but the world, and we are so lucky to be able to visit here so often and to take in all the beauty.

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  4. Oh, what a charming town, Hugh! And, yup, I’d say you hit “depth” square on the head. All great pictures capturing the feeling of this town, but I really love the first one – the possibility of what lies beyond that curve is wonderful 🙂

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    1. Ah, well we walked down that little street and it leads to the small town centre with all its local shops and a 17th century Inn which serves some great ales 🙂 Thanks, Stacy, I’m very pleased to hear you think I captured the challenge well with these photos.

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    1. Those steps lead off the main road and up to the beautiful old Church, Richard. Some of the gravestones were dated back to the mid 1800’s, so history is surrounding the whole town. It was a very peaceful place even though it was just off the main road.

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  5. I love these photos, Hugh. Hard to pick a favourite, they’ll all well-captured and certainly fit well with the theme. I like the first one and wonder what’s down the winding path. Looks a bit like a sneaky path…

    Hope you are having a great trip. It looks deserted there, but very peaceful – and like you had the town to yourself 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Mabel. That path/road lead to the town centre with all its small local shops and a 17th Century Inn which served great ales. I should have taken more pictures of the town centre but I was concentrating more on getting the ‘depth’ shots. We’ll certainly be paying Crickhowell another visit and I’ll take some more photos then.

      The town centre was a little more busier (mainly with tourists 🙂 ) whereas the surrounding streets were very quiet. There are some lovely walks around the town and it is a beautiful place to visit.

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  6. I like them all too. I like the narrow streets although find the one with the church at the top of the steps and the last one particularly striking. I know how beautiful Wales is and I hope to be visiting back there soon…:)

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    1. Thanks, Olga. You must let me know when you plan to visit Wales next. It would be lovely if you were in the area at the same time as us. I’d love to treat you to some tea and Welsh Cakes and of course dinner or lunch at the 17th century Inn that sits in Crickhowell.

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    1. No, most of the people were in the actual town centre, Elizabeth. Plus, because I was looking for pictures for the challenge I was trying not to get any people in the shots. It was about 34F that day, cold for us Brits, but not cold for you guys in North America & Canada (I think). 🙂

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  7. Crickhowell looks a lovely place and what fabulous scenery too … just how I imagine Wales to be! Your photos are all wonderful … but for ‘depth’ I think I would choose the steps and steeple shot too 🙂

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      1. Sometimes that happens, doesn’t it … sometimes my son (who also likes taking photos) will stop to photograph something I’ve missed and then I’ll think, ‘Oh, yes! I must have a shot of that too!’ I’m glad you didn’t miss this shot 🙂

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  8. Wow Hugh! The pictures are breathtakingly beautiful and looks like you have lovely weather..I loved the first picture and the one with the shadow of the fort…actually I loved them all…did you and John meet in Wales? Lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Nishi. It was a cold dry day (just how I like my days during this time of year) so I think the weather added to the beauty of the town. That first photo is my favourite of all of them and it was going to be the only one I was going to use for the challenge, but then I got ‘photo happy’ and could not stop taking more pictures.

      John and I were both born and grew up in Wales but we met in Brighton and Hove (where we currently live). One day we may just end up going back to our routes and living back in this part of the world.

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  9. Lovely photos for ‘Depth’ these Hugh. Wales is beautiful isn’t it? From what I’ve seen anyway. I don’t know it too well though, my brother was in the RAF many years ago and I remember visiting him in Anglesy when he got his ‘wings’. Would love to go back one of these days 🙂

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    1. I had a great time taking these photos, Sherri, and this part of Wales is indeed a beautiful place to photograph. Our walks have been superb and I only wish I had taken more photos now, but we are coming back to Wales in April, so I’ll make sure I take more then during the Spring. If you ever do find yourself in this part of Wales at the same time as us, then lunch is on us 🙂

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  10. Great pictures, Hugh! Wales is beautiful and I hope to visit some day. I got ‘Depth’ from all your pictures but especially from the first one and the one with the creepy, dungeon steps––loved that one the best. Great job! 😀 xx

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    1. I thought you may like the steps one, Vashti. Oh the history those steps and that church hold. It was a beautiful church but quite creepy as well. Lots of very old gravestones going back to the 1800’s.

      When you do visit Wales, there is lots to do, see and eat. Welsh cakes are a sheer delight and I have baked them a few times, but they do pile on the weight!

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  11. What a lovely place. Thanks for the virtual tour. I especially love the first photo – it captures the unique character of this town (and captures depth really well too!). I have never seen buildings quite like this. The countryside is lovely too. I hope you enjoyed your visit there. 😊

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  12. Wow! You really nailed this one!!! I might just be “depth” challenged but I especially liked all the ones that had buildings or roads involved. My favorite was the last. 🙂

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    1. A lot of people made the same choice as you and liked the last picture, Kat. I actually walked up that path to take the picture after taking the steps up from the road where I took the photo of the steps and the church spire. I was photo happy that afternoon and took too many for the challenge and didn’t want to leave any of the photos out.

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  13. Ah, I’ll be passing through Crickhowell over Easter. Taking the better-half on a read trip to show her parts of Wales from my formative years. I like the shadows photo; and the steps/spire – might have to seek that spot out and have a go myself.

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    1. I hope you do find these locations I took photos of while in Crickhowell, Andy. If you do, take the same shots as I did and we can compare them. We to will be the area during Easter so, you just never know, you may bump into me taking more photos. Have a great trip and I look forward to reading your post and seeing the photos on your blog.

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