Not a big profound post, just some beautiful flowers for a sunny Sunday afternoon….
Hello all, hope you are all well and are having a great weekend.
I realise I haven’t blogged for a while so thought I’d update you on what’s been going on in my life. So much, is the answer. To say I’ve been busy would be an understatement, however, I’m here now; I’m fine and ready to blog.
Most of you may have picked up by now that I am part way through the first course of a photography degree, so one of the reasons for not blogging for a while is due to lots of photography related activity. Not just taking pictures and post processing them but also a lot of reading around the subject of photography as contemporary art and it’s practitioners. I have also been visiting lots of photography related exhibitions.
So my aim today is not to bore you with photography tips and techniques but more to provide you with a round-up (with photos where possible) of what I’ve been doing since my last post (in addition to my day job which I won’t bore you with)… So here goes:
21 May 2016 – Photo London exhibition and an ‘in conversation’ with Ed Burtynsky and David Campany
26 May 2016 – Reflex Photography club (Clash of the Titans competition)
28 May 2016 – Wet Plate Collodion demonstration and talk
28 May 2016 – Played around with Lightroom and NIK filters
29 May 2016 – A day at Brands Hatch giving panning a go
Then I had a week off catching up with friends and family… including having my nails done which was a nice treat.
9 June 2016 – Reflex Photography Club (AGM)
10 June 2016 – Switching the Lens, in conversation with Ghanaian photographer James Barnor and Margaret Busby OBE and a talk by Martin Barnes, senior curator of the Paul Strand exhibition at the V&A
11 June 2016 – Moving Water, bringing together experimental music and performance art, courtesy of Bjorn Veno and the Errorists
And that concludes my update, so that’s all folks… Until the next time. Peace!
Should you wish to check out my photography degree blog you can find it here
This morning I was visited by Norris, an older more experienced member of the snail community.
As we kicked back and discussed world issues he told me about his near death experience with a lawnmower that he had only the other week. He showed me his injuries which for him were luckily only a slightly shaved head and chipped but not too badly damaged shell (some would disagree). However, we agreed it could have been a lot worse.
I said I was pleased he had escaped this almost terminal accident, a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, as he was a kindly snail and deserved longevity (although this doesn’t always follow).
Before he went I asked if he minded if I took a few photographs of him as I was trying to improve my photography skills and could he help me out with this. Of course Norris agreed. So here are the photographs I took and I would like to dedicate this post to Norris and his snail friends and family…
I took the opportunity today to take my camera to London and top and tailed my OCA double header study visit with a wander around the city taking some photographs.
I thought I’d share these with you on this site as my ‘Learning Log’ is much more for documenting exercises, assignments and written critique of photographers, books read and exhibitions been to.
I hope you enjoy…
What a beautiful morning it was this morning, so much so that I felt compelled to take my camera with me on my dog walk… here are some of the results…
Hope you all have a lovely long weekend if you are in the UK, it’s a bank holiday weekend, if not have a fab Friday and a great weekend when it gets here for you… Peace!