Aw Man, Get A Room!

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I have leading lines addiction and a bit of a wander around Gloucester Quays only reinforced that conclusion…

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I.. Just.. Couldn’t.. help myself!

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Extrapolate

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There is no greater beauty that seeing nature at work, right in front of you.

The tiny maelstrom caused by the receding wave on the beach at Kimmeridge bay, a brief moment on a beautiful afternoon but, within that small current lies the nature of the universe. The significance of that is not lost on me. I could walk less than 15 steps from this point and see an ammonite, fossilized in the sedimentary rock for hundreds of millions of years. It’s perfectly proportioned segments spiraling away from a midpoint, governed by the very same laws that created this scene. From the mini maelstrom to the source of every photon captured.

This, for me, is why I do what I do!

The Universe know’s what it’s doing, let’s treat it nice and let it do it’s thing!

Not A Pleasant Plucker…

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I need to cover a couple of caveats before I get into this blog post.

Firstly, I am a Landscape photographer and, on occasion, will hop over a gate or two to get a different composition.

Secondly, I will always be respectful of the land and those who tend it.

Thirdly, I’m really not very good at confrontation, and if my friendly (yes, I know you’re going to have a pop) “Hello!” is met with a passive aggressive. “Can I help you?”

“No, not really…” (I’m stood in this wonderful field with a camera and I know what I’m doing) was probably not the right response. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I think he thought I was someone that I’m not and my back was put up (wrongly because it was his land after all) by his demeanor.

It wasn’t all bad though, we had a moment of reverse selfies…

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I wonder what he’s going to do with the photo of me?

Oh, and the dog scared Bejesus out of me too!

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cellophane flowers of yellow and green…

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“There are places I’ll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I’ve loved them all
But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more
Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more
In my life– I love you more”
This is not a project, this is my life…

It’s the little things: Me…

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It’s fast approaching 3 years since I picked up a camera and thought to myself, with a bit of dedication and work I can have a bit of fun with this.

I would never in a million years, guessed it would have lead to where it has…

Obsessed is one verb that I could use without challenge, lucky would be an adjective I’d throw in too.

But, on the plus side I have learnt to see so much more, to recognise the moments, even in some cases predict them (apologises to anyone following me when I make a sudden turn, walking or driving)

Now, I’m proud and humbled to say that I have prints on walls, that to me means that someone want’s my image to be a regular part of their life, that is mind blowing in itself.

The 3rd edition of Our Little Corner is selling well, it’s a calendar of the local area I’ve produced using my images and I donate 30% of the profits to a local charity.

I’ve also been commended in the Take A View, Landscape Photographer Of The Year competition which means my image appears in the 12 edition of the book. I’ve still got to pinch myself that my little image of a field is there in print along side some absolutely outstanding images.

So, on the whole, it’s going well, not enough to give up the day job but I’m happy with where I am and I’m looking forward to where I’m going.

 

P.S. If you’re interested in the LPOTY book, click this link and buy it through the Amazon affiliate link , It won’t cost you any more and I’ll get a few pence for sending you there…

 

 

Murmuration of Leaf…

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I knew that this was going to be beautiful.

It’s just a small spot on a river on the outskirts of Salisbury but as the water passes beneath a bridge cause a “calm” area where, to the normal passage of time, the water looks almost still. A series of 17 shots  3 seconds apart and then blended in photoshop illustrate that it’s anything but…