Bastets Pixelventures ~ People & Dusk

I have just discovered the joy of Bastet’s Pixelventures.  I have sneaked two photo prompts in to one in this post because having just come back from holiday, the kids going to school etc, I just missed last weeks, but had a photo I really wanted to show and thought suitable.

This weeks prompt you will find here and the one I ‘nearly’ missed right at the bottom.


As most of you know I just returned from North Devon.  We have been here for a few years.

However this year I discovered a true gem of a place, seemingly kept secret as I just can’t believe we did not come across it before. I was told about it by some traders at an Antiques Market that we visited.

This gem takes the form of Clovelly Village.  Full details of the place you can find here, as I just cannot do it full justice.

In simplistic form it is an old fishing village on a very sharp incline straight down to the Harbour, having a narrow cobble path leading back up and past the village.

This village really comprises of one street, the whole area having been maintained and kept in keeping by the same family for years.

It really is a magical experience to visit.  I shall be sharing some photos of it later in other posts and on my Flickr when I get time to update it.

As no motorized vehicles can get to the houses everyone takes a nice healthy steep walk to get to see the village and it’s local residents.  It inhabits a few shops in the form of ice cream parlours and shell sellers plus of course some great pubs.

What village could hold it’s name up high without a pub?

On my way down muttering lots of “ooohs” and “aaahs” as I passed fairytale style houses fully dressed up for Easter I passed one bright yellow one.

No one else’s house was yellow and this really was a canary yellow, there was no hiding this one for sure.

Infront of this house sat a completely unabashed man smoking his pipe semi dressed in vest, letting the suns rays adorn his flesh as he looked like he might have sat there for days.

I stopped and started chatting.  He had a heavy cockney accent, once of London he had now spent over 23 years to be precise living in this village.  I asked him about the choice of house colour.  His retort was “the Lady of the Estate obviously got it in for me!”

I laughed and promptly asked him if he would mind me taking a picture of him, he kindly obliged.

I present this to you completely unedited cept for putting my name on, so you can see how utterly magnificent the yellow colour is and how he settles nicely in to the picture in sharp contrast.

He is mellow, and I call this picture “Mellow Yellow.”


‘Mellow Yellow’



I’m nipping in the side door a little late for this pixelventure however I was assured my photo would nonetheless be welcomed! 🙂

The prompt for the week just gone is “dusk” Whilst in North Devon I was able to get a much coveted photo shot.

There is a road leading from where we stay to the local village.  It is a windy road with a steep cliff edge.

There are a couple of rather scary looking small spots that one can stop at (which are always full).  But on this one night that we happened to be out, there was a slot and hey presto, car screeched to a halt and I leapt or waddled out with my camera in tow.

I present the original:


Sunset 1

I now present a gallery of edited versions, they are all numbered, I would love to know which one you like best! (if you click on one gallery pic it will open up to show large views)

As always thank you for reading/looking!

Justine xx

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  35 comments for “Bastets Pixelventures ~ People & Dusk

  1. April 23, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Charming, just charming. Just exactly what I think of in the tiny villages in the UK. What a color on that house LOL.

    I think I like the unedited photo best, but honestly am happy with all of them, and I couldn’t tell the others were edited. (but don’t take my word for it, I barely know how to turn on my camera!)


    • April 23, 2014 at 9:11 PM

      Hah I am sure you know how to turn on a camera, but thank you so much for your feedback. I am a novice photographer, very novice but I did get a new camera, still lots to learn though, really enjoying it however 🙂

      I love sunset pics 🙂


  2. April 23, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Sunset 4 is my favourite 🙂 xxx


    • April 24, 2014 at 8:40 AM

      Yes I love that one too 🙂 It’s amazing how different it can look with a little tweek!


  3. April 23, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    I’m a sucker for sunsets and your photos are stunning, Justine. But that first photo, mellow yellow…love it!


    • April 24, 2014 at 8:41 AM

      Thank you 🙂 I thought he was very charming to let me photograph him so close up and not knowing me and he was a real character, his accent was so heavy it made me smile a true cockney!


  4. April 24, 2014 at 2:18 AM

    Love Mellow Yellow and the original sunset shot, Justine!!


    • April 24, 2014 at 8:43 AM

      Thank you. I love it if I can get a nice photo that doesn’t need editing, it’s like a yay moment! lol


  5. April 24, 2014 at 2:26 AM

    Very cool. My favorite sunset photo is the original 😉


    • April 24, 2014 at 8:44 AM

      Hah yes it seems to be becoming one of the favorites, thank you for answering and it makes me smile that the unedited it coming up trumps x


  6. April 24, 2014 at 4:50 AM

    What a lovely post Justine…I really enjoyed the read and the photos are just perfect…it will be hard to choose which photo will represent the post! Thanks for linking this post to Pixelventures!


    • April 24, 2014 at 4:53 AM

      Ach…silly me, I thought this was two posts! Cool how you rolled the two into one post! Good job that! 😀 Saves me having to chanse one or the other down!


      • April 24, 2014 at 8:47 AM

        Hah yes, I thought it neater and made sense as dates so close together. Cant wait for next week 😀


        • April 24, 2014 at 9:01 AM

          You did me a favor there, so much more easier to credit!


          • April 24, 2014 at 9:09 AM

            yus, it’s good to make the hosts life easier. I like the way you showcase them the next week. I was trying to find pingbacks on your actual post like some hosts do then realized that they will show later when you put them in. May I suggest something and please slap me for it. When you showcase other peoples photos and put links to their blog it actually drives the reader away from your blog, so one also has to keep back clicking to get to yours to see the next photo you have showcased. There is a small button when you put the link in that opens it up in another window, so you can easily keep your blog page open and the one you have just show cased. Thats just from my reading point of view 🙂 Hope thats ok to say xx


    • April 24, 2014 at 8:46 AM

      🙂 thank you, I was excited to post it.


  7. April 24, 2014 at 5:02 AM

    My favourite is mellow yellow and the original sunset. A lovely article, enjoyed reading it!


    • April 24, 2014 at 8:48 AM

      Thank you, the original unedited seems to be coming up trumps which is great. 😀


  8. April 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Gorgeous sun — and I love Mellow Yellow too. 🙂


    • April 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM

      Thank you it’s good on a day one needs a bit of sunshine to take a look at hehe x


  9. April 24, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    Justine lovely to ‘meet’ you 🙂 I really enjoyed your mellow yellow fellow 😉 Very cool shot. My fav sunset (since you asked 😉 ) is #1 the unedited one. I am always partial to orginals for some reason.
    Thanks so much for popping by CTB 😀 and glad to see you over a Pixelventures. It is a lovely place to visit and I am there often 🙂


    • April 25, 2014 at 9:38 AM

      Yay thank you soooo much for the welcome. I am glad you liked the unedited one, it kinda makes me feel like i am doing something right with my photography, i am such an amateur but enjoying it which counts and its great to record memories isnt it?


      • April 26, 2014 at 4:32 AM

        I too just enjoy capturing the memories. I try to get great shots and I am learning along the way. I find looking at some of the photo challenges and seeing others work has taught me so much. 🙂


        • April 26, 2014 at 1:21 PM

          yes very true….blogging is a great learning experience its oepned up so many things i want to do


          • April 27, 2014 at 2:25 AM

            Yes and to get feedback straight away is also helpful in learning what others like. It sometimes surprises me.


            • April 27, 2014 at 12:27 PM

              Exactly a useful post to reference I think and the comments really help, couldn’t have done this without input x


              • April 27, 2014 at 10:16 PM

                and it surprises me what I think people will like and they may not, but then a random thing will spark lots of feedback.
                I now find myself taking pictures differently… this will make a good blog 😉


  10. April 27, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    I like the original…but as I looked at your edited photos…#5 popped off the page for me! Beautiful photo!!


  11. April 27, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Opps hit send before I added.. LOVE the mellow yellow house!


    • April 27, 2014 at 4:26 PM

      yay great, i love it go, it’s something i would almost frame for the memory thank you so much for popping by and see you at Bastets perhaps?


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