It’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…
To every lock there is a story and that’s given me an idea. I’ll keep you posted.
PS, if your locks here or if you have a lock somewhere else drop me a line and become part of another story, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ok, this is on my 35 x 8.57142857 (my 300mm lens) but sometimes you just need to break the rules.
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)
Oh look… A panorama, that didn’t take very long did it!
I can’t help it! I love panoramas, they tend to add a depth of detail that would be missing if I’d “zoomed… or unzoomed… or whatever with my feet!” I am quite happy that, even though it was hand held I’ve managed to keep the composition right in my mind.
And, for those of you wondering, or even thinking I’ve seen this somewhere before, it’s the south door on St Mary’s and St Nicholas church in Wilton and featured in my 365 challenge last year. It’s a great church, quite imposing but the detail in the carvings are amazing.
The world just keeps turning!
But the chalk streams are still flowing from the deluge that we had a couple of weeks ago and looked so inviting I nearly dipped my feet.
It’s good to see a stream looking so fresh and vibrant during our “heatwave” and I’m sure, knowing the British weather and it being Glastonbury this weekend the stream will be replenished very shortly.
Shot’s take on the River Ebble, just outside Broad Chalke in Wiltshire.
Tick tick tick tick! And that’s only the ones that we’ve found….
But, as ever, when you’re walking about in the countryside the level of insect menace varys.
Just for the record, I would prefer to be covered in slightly battered, blue butterflies when I get home than some tiny little vicious blood suckers!
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
The world provides the drama. Just sit back and enjoy.
Seven days to go!