As we approach winter, here in the UK, it is nice to look back (or forward) too those nice warm summer days. This bridge is in the market town of Stokesley in North Yorkshire, England on a nice warm summer's day.
So for this week's challenge can you either show us what secrets this sleepy scene is hiding, or for those that prefer another season, change the time of year.
As always, anything goes as long as it meets the forum rules on decency, copyright etc.
Anyone and everyone is welcome to have a go - whether you are a complete beginner or a Photoshop expert.
There are no prizes apart from the chance to practice, show off, or bring a bit of humour and fun. Don't be shy, join in and have a go!
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Happy Fiftieth SFTW!
Ged, your balloon man may need to watch his step...
And on that somewhat dark note, I wish a happy holidays to all. After today I shall be away until after the new year. But I look forward to seeing what happened with the SFTW challenges I missed once I get back!
love the sign mate
Sometimes we learn new things on SFTW, and no one else has brought this up yet. Although OldBob didn't specify, other references were made to croc or gater. I'm going with alligator because of the wide U-shaped snout. The crocodile would have a pointed V-shaped snout.
OldBob moves a bit slow now days its William most people see when they get in the cage mate
Here in Florida, we enjoy moderate temperatures during the winter months.
Oh, OldBob, you beat me to the alligator thing. (I’ll leave out those deadly water moccasins and rattlesnakes and warning signs.)
As serene as this image looks, living here, that water and tall grasses are also a perfect habitat for deadly native reptiles.
Ged - happy start and definitely summer - although I think postman pat will need both hands on his deliveries this week !
Bob - I'll not be dipping my toe in that water then, although the croc not be hungry or he doesn't like duck. Enjoy your holiday break.
Graham - you seem to have started a bridge graffiti theme
Kphotopage - Nice job with the dog - the image seems to have got darker though?
Jane - I had to look that one up. I got the connection with the Wizard of Oz but had not realised the grafitti was used on the rail bridge near Washington - hence the temple in your picture.
Great start - keep them coming
Here's the backstory for those who don't drive the Maryland Beltway (most of you) or want to look it up:
A Mormon temple was built around 1970 and it leaps out of the landscape, especially at night when it is lit up. Shortly after it opened, someone spray painted “Surrender Dorothy” on a CSX Railroad Bridge that goes over the Beltway. It stayed for a long while before it was removed, but it has returned many times to delight motorists, with different iterations.
The most recent was in August 2018, just a few months ago. It didn’t stay up long, but it got lots of news coverage. Plus it was magnetic.
Summer fun with your Saharan Water Dog!