Category Archives: Lone Cone photographs

Shy Cone

cone and cathedral spire

Hiding in the shadow of a larger cone – St Magnus Cathedral spire, Kirkwall. ©Malcolm Raggett

Nautical Cone

nautical cone

In the Orkneys a cone is never far from the sea. ©Malcolm Raggett

countryside turns yellow

I’ve passed this lone cone many times but never stopped to photograph it until the countryside turned yellow with flowering rape. Then this cone suddenly acquired a context as if it was a king leading an army…

orange cone by yellow rape

This cone took on a new meaning when the rape flowered

Lone Cone: 15 Minutes of Fame

Even cones deserve their 15 Minutes of Fame! © Malcolm Raggett

Even cones deserve their 15 Minutes of Fame! © Malcolm Raggett

Pothole cone

It’s that time of year when even retired cones get pressed back into service

Pothole cone

Pothole cone

Coordinated cone

Another in my long-running series of cone pictures:

coordinated cone

Inferior cone

How to give a cone an inferiority complex!

cone with painted barrel

Seen recently at Ardbeg distillery, Islay, Scotland. Copyright Malcolm Raggett

Horses reject new unicorn costume

Another bizarre cone picture!

cone in field with horses

Is this cone grazing with the horses? Or has the horn fallen off the unicorn on the left, which then turned into a cone? Image copyright Malcolm Raggett

Reef cone

Lone cone #6762. May 2009. Copyright Malcolm Raggett

Lone cone #6762. May 2009. Copyright Malcolm Raggett

Disabled cone

Lone cone #0373. June 2012. Copyright Malcolm Raggett

Lone cone #0373. June 2012. Copyright Malcolm Raggett

interesting geometry

Lone Cone #3417. April 2013. Copyright Malcolm Raggett

Lone Cone #3417. April 2013. Copyright Malcolm Raggett

Country cone

Lone cone #3792. May 2013. Copyright Malcolm Raggett

Lone cone #3792. May 2013. Copyright Malcolm Raggett

At last spring! And the ditch has finally dried to reveal? Yup, a cone!

Smoking area

I have a long-running interest in the single road cone.  Occasionally I am less than purist and photograph multiple cones but generally it is the isolated cone that draws my attention: the one that’s past its sell-by date or has been pressed into service for a purpose beyond its original design.

I have already produced a book, but still the images accumulate so this is where I document the Lone Cone on a continuing basis.

Lone Cone #3794

Lone Cone #3794. May 2013. Copyright Malcolm Raggett