GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL

GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL

I have been determined to return to this lovely cathedral for a while after seeing it briefly last year, and managed to spend a couple of hours there, after purchasing a photography sticker. The time-consuming bit was taking multiple exposures at each spot. Combining...
MONOCHROME

MONOCHROME

Having always sworn by colour photography, it was, unusually for me, my 3 monochrome prints that caught a judge’s eye this week. The use of monochrome on the Hexham abbey image allowed the detail on the screen , roof and windows to take pride of place, without...
THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE

THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE

I didn’t get up early enough to catch the full blood moon cycle of the total eclipse of the moon, but photographed the full moon before bedtime, and caught it coming out of its eclipse and brightening until it became hazy through a cloud.
FLOWER MANDALAS

FLOWER MANDALAS

I met a lovely lady, Maria Silmon, at the craft fair at Whitby regatta, and was sufficiently intrigued by her circular flower patterns to try and have a go myself.  There is always symbolism attached to circles, but I think the meaning you derive from looking at...
URBAN ABSTRACTS

URBAN ABSTRACTS

In an attempt to find more of a sense of “vision” in my photography, and get the “right brain” engaged, I attended a workshop at the Ouseburn on an extremely hot day last month with a photographer called Mark Banks. There was encouragement to...
PAINTERLY

PAINTERLY

I have often been in a situation of seeing landscapes from a quickly passing river boat at a time of day of the most unappealing light.  A current project is to re-imagine these scenes as if experienced in a more leisurely fashion with a paintbrush and canvas....