Before I took up photography to the point where I shoot every day Spring was my favourite season. Now, when I’m constantly looking for the image, Autumn has pretty much tea-bagged spring and is blowing raspberries in its face as it lies sprawled in the gutter… (Forgive the colourful metaphors, I’ve been listening to Terry Pratchett over the last few days) Now, I’m going to enjoy the scenery before winter slaps its grey flannel over everything. That’s when I get to work on my excuses for getting all excited for Spring! ;o)
The world just keeps turning!
It’s a hard word and I have no excuses so I won’t bother trying.
Sorry I haven’t been about folks. I do have every intention of including my blog more in my everyday life which I’ll admit has been fairly busy recently (see, the excuses had to start) But, there have been some developments.
I am now one of the founding members of the Mere Photography Collective (aka Meretogs) A small local collection of photographers who will being meeting in the pub and sharing their knowledge, experience and tips over a couple of beers!
I am also honoured to be featured on The Ink Pot Online Gallery a great little charity that enables disadvantaged and upcoming artists to get their work out there. Feel free to fill your carts Peeps! ;o)
And also, still taking photos… And that’s the important bit! ;O0
Peace you beautiful people! xxx
In all the time I’ve been to Stourhead I’ve never been up to the Temple Of Apollo and the first time I do I clamber down a cliff at 10pm. Quite glad I did though.
I have neglected you… The countdown fizzled out on here but kept going in the real world and I am now 4 days into my first little exhibition and it’s been amazing. My images have been so well received and all feedback has been extremely positive. I think this could possibly one of the best things I’ve ever done…
And it’s now *Little Green Man season in Wiltshire too… Good days!
I think I’m going to do a bigger post closer to the end of the week with details and pics and I might have a spin around and get some shots of the other participants… There’s 330 of us. If you fancy a ganders at what we’re up to have a look at the Wylye Valley Art Trail website.
And if you’re local, pop along. It would be great to see you. If you’re not local, still pop along, it’s well worth the visit and this part of the world is looking gorgeous at the moment.
*Artists with planks and grumpy farmers Season
Prints are in situ and now all I need to do is arrange where the hell I’m going to hang them all… The nerves are kicking in slightly and I’ve got so much to do. Best I sit here have a beer and edit a photo from a couple of weeks ago in the Chalke Valley then… I am so my own worst enemy…
I WILL have them in place and everything’s going to be amazing! ;o)
As you can see I’m really working on my soon to be (really) here exhibition…
This was the view from my office this lunchtime while I was doing my real job, pesky real job, putting me in all these wonderful locations around Wiltshire and distracting me so much that I need to get a 4 photo panorama of Roundway Down near Calne. A neolithic hill fort with commanding views across Devizes and a large swathe of the Wiltshire countryside. The light was hard, hence the B&W edit but I like! ;o)
Prints are printed, mounted, signed and framed and I should be sitting here thinking about prices, descriptions and worrying about Peeps through the door but, man, tonight’s sunset was just spectacular! The light was changing by the second and this composition has been begging for the right light for months!
And, if you’re wondering what I’m blathering on about in regards to prints I’m exhibiting at the end of May in a local art trail. I’m really looking forward to it. Have a ganders at my website for more info and forgive me for going on about it over the coming weeks.
When it’s not there it’s a bit of a bugger but that’s the great thing with having a quite extensive back catalogue, you can go back to the great moments and give them a bit of a tweak and it makes you yearn to get back out there…
I need to rediscover myself and a second from the new years day sunset in Tresaith is pushing me in the right direction… ;o)
Days like today make me glad that I’ve learnt what I’ve learnt over the last 18 months.And I didn’t get wet once… ;o)