Dream on

Dream on

Fowler, Robert; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Rotherham Heritage Services; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/a-midsummer-nights-dream-69570 I took the task of making a ‘dream curation’ of artworks on art uk literally, and found a collection of works that...
Another year – another calendar

Another year – another calendar

Snowdrops in February Daffodils and River Wansbeck in April Comfrey and River Wansbeck in June These are the photos of mine that have been selected for the 2021 Morpeth calendar, though I feel two of them are rather similar. Not sure how much hope there is of the...
Sculpture curation

Sculpture curation

Ellington memorial – Ton Maley – 2009 Some of the Northumberland sculptures I photographed over the years from 2018-20 are described in this curation in prose and poetry. It was done for a curation competition for the volunteers, and won first prize of £50...
Flower power

Flower power

Not my photo, this one, but I have enjoyed writing lots of flower stories during the year, for a friendly little website in the US, with some success, culminating in a $100 grand prize win in July. The website has now moved on to combine with another, with some of my...
Paradise lost

Paradise lost

Cloister of paradise, Amalfi Only 2 weeks ago, in a world that now seems like a pipedream to us all, I was pleased to be awarded first place in the Morpeth Camera club colour print competition with this impressionist view from Amalfi cathedral. Despite some sense of...
Topical story for our current times!

Topical story for our current times!

The zen garden club site (US based) runs a monthly competition to write about a flower and this image for February (theirs, not mine) lent itself all too readily to the situation that month in Wuhan, China as COVID-19 virus took hold. It was in the final shortlist....
Cocktail hour

Cocktail hour

At the beginning of a week bringing the historic impeachment trial of Donald Trump, it is a good time for my story “Cocktail Hour” to be published online. It can be seen here: Susan Dawson: Party...

Farnham Short Story competition

Pleased to be joint runner up in this competition, which had over 90 submissions. Sadly, I was unable to attend the results evening as Julie was on holiday, preventing sister wars as we were both in the shortlist of 5. in the event my story, “Barred” was...
Evenings in Durham

Evenings in Durham

A summer evening with photographers and tripods allowed into the cathedral resulted in some interior shots, and the Lumiere festival in November took us round the exterior, including across the river. The colour shot, showing the rose window, was one of 16 images...
POWER OF THE ARCH

POWER OF THE ARCH

This is another of my photos from the trip to Seaton Delaval Hall in September, and has been awarded 3rd place in the annual photography competition relating to the Heritage Open Days all over England. The theme of the competition was Power. This arch was included in...