Photo Blogging Challenge – Vehicle

Top-banner.jpg  June 2014

This months photo blogging challenge is – Vehicle

I have managed to get five photos this month, but I actually missed some great shots.  Travelling along in the car, with iPhone in hand and ready was not good enough. By the time we’d seen it and I raised my phone it was gone!  What was gone?  A beautiful vintage car was gone! I suppose, on the road, is the best way to see vehicles, but it certainly isn’t the best way to photograph them, if they are going in the opposite direction.  I missed several great shots that way.

I did, however, manage to get this cyclist, before he passed by, so all was not lost that day. We get a lot of cyclists around these parts.

Vehicle 1

As you may be aware, we have the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire in July and they are preparing for this huge event all along the route. They are closing about 100 roads during the event, so the roads that aren’t closing will be a nightmare to travel on.  This next photo is a piece of art in a local shopping centre, depicting the cyclists.

Vehicle 2

The next is a common sight here. A tractor, pulling a truck full of what looked like grass, though I doubt it was. Nobody mows the grass here. The sheep do that 🙂

Vehicle 3

Here is another farm vehicle and I don’t pretend to know what jobs they all do, so that’s all I have to say on the subject. Where is the vintage car when you want it?  Gone is where.  Sorry about Mo’s green reflection in the car window.

Vehicle 4

This is a far more unusual sight where we live. In fact in the thirteen years we have lived here, it’s the first time we’ve seen it. Not one, but two police cars. I have no idea what it was for as there seemed to be no trouble anywhere. I do think they are parked rather strangely though. Almost as if they are hiding around the corner, in order to catch someone out. I watch too many police dramas 🙂

Vehicle 5

That’s my five for this month and I apologies for the fact that they are all phone shots. I haven’t been taking my camera out as we are going out each day for fast pace walking. Having a heavy camera swinging around your neck is not a good idea.



Check out all the other great photos in this challenge, by clicking the graphic at the top of this post.


  • Lisa

    Absolutely no apologies needed! I really like your shots this month…especially the Tour de France metal art. Great capture of the cyclist! And I watch waaayyy too man police dramas as well. 🙂

    • I’ve seen this wire art before, around these parts. It must be a local artist, but that one couldn’t have been better for this month 🙂

  • Was their a donut shop close to where the cop cars were parked? That’s the question that people in the U.S. would ask.

    Love all the shots.

    Have a fabulous day you two. Big hugs to you both and scritches to the babies. ???

    • No doughnut shop around here. Probably a good thing, or I might start eating them 🙂

  • Ron

    Grrrrrrrrreat shots for this theme, Babs! And it blows me away at how great photographs come out using an iPhone. I’ve noticed that more and more bloggers are using them rather than their camera’s because it’s so much more convenient.

    “a piece of art in a local shopping centre, depicting the cyclists.”

    Wow…how cool is that!

    “Almost as if they are hiding around the corner, in order to catch someone out. I watch too many police dramas.”

    HA! And thought the same thing! Also in that shot I noticed the beautiful, hilly landscape in the background. What a beautiful place you live!

    Thanks for sharing, Babs. Enjoyed!

    X to you and Mo!

    • We look out of our windows every day and appreciate the beautiful view 🙂 Sheffield City is not far away. You would like it there, Ron 😉

      • Ron

        “Sheffield City is not far away. You would like it there, Ron ;)”

        Yup…I know I would 🙂

  • ReformingGeek

    Your part of the world is so pretty! I love the cyclist art.

    • Yes. It is very pretty here and we never tire of the views 🙂

  • adairmd

    Nice shots! Don’t apologize for phone shots, I end up using my iPhone sometimes. Speaking about the police cars, I was driving home from work one night, and I counted seven police cars that had one pulled over! That seems like a little bit of overkill.

    • Seven police cars? I would have at least expected some gang war going on, for that amount 🙂

    • Seven police cars? I would have at least expected some gang war going on, for that amount 🙂

  • Mike Davis

    Love it. I was told once and I say it all the time, the best camera is the one you have with you.

    • I suppose, that’s true and phone cameras are getting better all the time 🙂

  • Love the cycling art, but then again, as a cyclist, I’m a little biased 😉 Also, the countryside is beautiful. Well done 🙂

    • The wire art, which is dotted around these parts, often makes me grin. It’s very light hearted at times.

  • GeoKs

    Glad you made it this month. The cycling-related shots are great. I like the way you brought some public art into this month’s challenge. It’s Canada Day here today, so there have been a lot of police cars out on the highways trying to keep drivers from exceeding the posted limits by too much. At lease three bad accidents on highways in the area so far today. Hoping everyone else gets safely to their destinations.

    • I take it that you have a lot of celebrations there then. Hope you have a great evening.

  • Tractors! Getting stuck behind one on narrow roads is soooooo annoying! lol

    • In all the years we’ve lived here, we’ve only been stuck behind a tractor once, to my knowledge – Though we’ve been stuck behind a herd of cows, moving fields 🙂

  • Wow, that artwork of the tour is amazing. I was sure I saw you on television this morning, waving a British flag.

    • Ha ha! No, you didn’t see me. I was home watching it on TV 🙂

  • Do you know that after having not missed a single challenge since I started, I missed THIS one! I know you missed the last… so I feel like I’m “in the club” now! ha ha! I love your photos… my favorite is the first tractor… that is SO BEAUTIFUL! And the police? Sadly we see that every single day. I want to live where you live!

    • Ours is a fairly quiet village. The only police we saw was a retired officer, that lived across the road, until last year 😉

  • Good group of photos for this month’s challenge! I like the art of the bikes, especially. Pretty cools Stuff.

    • Thanks P.J. I do like seeing that art around the area. It cheers me up.