Monday, 11 January 2021

Foggy Walk

 We have had some beautiful foggy days just recently. This was a couple of days ago. We went out to pop to the shop and enjoy our allowed daily exercise. 















Sunday, 10 January 2021

Abstraction

Abstraction. 

An extremely interesting RPS on line Zoom Lecture yesterday by Nat Coalson entitled 'Abstract Photography as Fine Art'. He told us what he meant by Abstraction.  He said, in his view' he was 'Inviting the viewer to engage with the photograph' and this is an open ended relationship. Most of his abstract images are 'straight' from the camera, the abstraction occurs from the viewpoint of the camera, moving in on detail. Most of my creative work over the last year at least is started in camera and then further worked on in Lightroom and Photoshop. So today I thought I would revisit the way I used to work before I became obsessed with the results of in-camera multiple exposures. I just walked around the house and garden and looked for 'Abstraction' 












Friday, 4 December 2020

Early Morning Snow

Early Morning Snow - Well That was a Surprise - Opened the curtains first thing today and was presented with snow. Its now lunch time and it's almost gone :(








 

Friday, 27 November 2020

Foggy Cobwebs

Beautiful foggy morning today. Lovely dew dropped cobwebs in the garden on our garden screen







 

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Thorpness

We were with Fran and Andy +plus kids for Frances's 40th birthday. Andy suggested this walk to Thorpness for Lunch. 'Its only a short walk Barry, I am sure your knees will be okay' - Yer Right!! It was a nice walk and a great lunch at the Dolphin Inn. The real reward for me was to see this fantastic windmill.










Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Aldeburgh Scallop

 On our walk from Aldeburgh to Thorpeness for Lunch we passed the Scallop a sculpture dedicated to Benjamin Britton. He lived and worked around Aldeburgh. The sculpture is made out of stainless steel by the Suffolk based artist Maggie Hambling. It was unveiled in November 2003. The words "I hear those voices that will not be drowned' from Benjamin Britton's opera 'Peter Grimes'. I have wanted to see this sculpture for a number of years and I was not disappointed. The kids really enjoyed it too. As an aside I decided to listen to Benjamin Britton's 'Peter Grimes Op.33' while I wrote this blog. Don't you just love streaming music. My Girl 'Alexa' and Spotify are just great.

Interestingly according to Wikipedia the sculpture is controversial in the local area with many local residents considering that it spoils the beach. Vandalisation and petitions for its removal and retention have been lodged. I personally cannot see the problem. Its a beautiful piece of art.













Foggy Walk

 We have had some beautiful foggy days just recently. This was a couple of days ago. We went out to pop to the shop and enjoy our allowed da...