Familiar Places…

DSC_5408-2.jpgIt’s great to see somewhere new, a new experience, a different view but what I think I love more? Seeing the same place but never the same place. They say that familiarity breeds contempt, I disagree. Familiarity enables you to see subtle changes, recognise moments. Know your world…

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Neglect…

It’s a hard word and I have no excuses so I won’t bother trying.

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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

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Peace you beautiful people! xxx

Dial Up…………..

DSC_2194-Edit-2.jpgHas anyone got 2p?

I need to call my sanity after my computer decided to reset and I lost all my recent files, fortunately I’ve got all my backed up RAW files and the edits from last year but I’ve lost all of this years edits! ;o(

Modern life is goodish until it goes wrong and then it’s just shite!

Back it up Peeps! x

Why?

DSC_0364-Pano-EditWould you put an exhibition dedicated to the First World War in a crisp, clean gallery?  All white walls and straight lines… Na, better to put it at the top of a hill, surrounded by mud and open to whatever the elements throw at it. You want to see it? Then you’ll have to endure a tiny fraction of what they went through, just slipping and sliding without the threat of immediate and filthy death and, when you get there, it ain’t pretty.

DSC_0351-EditIf you’re able, take a walk around Stourhead, and have a ganders at Scraptors Sculpture Trail, they take some finding and they’re not in the pretty places…

Lest we forget Peeps…

Winter’s Going…

DSC_0017-EditAnd I can genuinely say that I’m going to miss it… A bit. Now, I’ll admit that February’s been a bit of a dull one but on the whole, this winter has been amazing (apart for the lack of snow but, hey, you can’t have everything), from misty crisp mornings to stormy rolling skies it’s had pretty much everything… Apart from the snow… DSC_0055-Edit.jpgBut now, the Daffs are in full swing, the trees are starting to bud and I’ve been neglecting my camera… So Spring… Bring it on! ;o)

Shot this evening in Stourhead Gardens, I still can get over how quiet it is there in the evenings. That’s when the magic happens!

From Fairytale to Horror Story

dsc_8443-pano-editI’m getting lazy!

Problem is, when you’ve got so many wonderful locations just a couple of minutes away, lazy is tooo easy!

dsc_8431-editWell, I’m going to snap out of it! There’s a new month approaching fast and another birthday just over the horizon which will involve a nifty 50 (the lens, not my age, though I’m getting closer!!!) and me trying to develop my photography further. I love landscapes but, and I’ll whisper this, Landscapes are easy! Shhh!

I want to start telling stories and the best way to do that is to become involved and there’s no easier way to become involved than fitting a prime lens and zooming with your feet.

Fun times ahead! ;o)

Don’t Pause…

DSC_8282-Edit-Edit.jpgGo headlong into Spring but keep the crisp coldness here for a little longer, please?….

Yesterday’s photo was an idea, today the photo was yesterdays fallback but I managed to hit Stourhead when the light was challenging but tremendous and the partially frozen lake offered a different take on a familiar scene.DSC_8274-Pano.jpgI’ve posted this one on one panorama across all my social media platforms and have to say, it’s been the best-received photo so far. Over 500 likes, shares and reactions. I know in this day and age that’s minuscule but to know that a humble moment in my day has touched, be it briefly, upon so many is mindblowing…. But just to let you all know, yes I do, do it for you, I mainly do it for me…

Loves Ya! xxx

Manual 365/338 Don’t Mention Ophiuchus…

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Moon conjunct Venus Because this aspect aligns two “yin” energies, it’s not one of those aspects that defines a person, but the characteristics are there, even if they’re in hiding! Every conjunction is modified by any planets that aspect it, and with Moon-Venus, perhaps even more so, as both the Moon and Venus are receptive energies and easily modified……..”

Oh, please do be quiet and just enjoy the reflected photons! Mars is at 10 o’clock too. Shot in Stourhead gardens this evening, a “over and under” Panorama of two 15 sec exposures.

If you really want to see the source of the quoted passage you can find it here

Ok, I’m kidding and I’ve never realised how much Carl Sagan sounded like Agent Smith from The Matrix… As for the quote, just Google Horoscope bullshite!

Peace Peeps! x