#11: Still Life

Still life is an accurate descriptor for this genre of image. But just because it is Still, doesn’t make it easy. Try capturing a group of youngsters – lambs, sparrows, puppies, children – on the move non-stop. Yet the best of the photos will probably be ‘cute’ if not the perfect picture you were seeking.…

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Challenge Your Camera #8

Sport I won’t say I’m the least sporty person I know, but I’m come pretty close. Poor balance, problems with proprioception – basically that means I don’t ‘know’ where my body is in spatial terms, and hyper-mobility means team games are out.As for watching sport? Looking back, I’ve watched some ‘major’ events over the past…

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Challenge Your Camera #6 Colour Splash

Same destination, different path. I have many excuses for my decision: I don’t have the App for my phone; if I had the App I wouldn’t be going outside in the cold to use it; I’m not going out because I’m one of the few who’s had side effects from the vaccine jab.If you don’t…

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Art in the time of lockdown # 14

Contemplations Being in lockdown brings into focus just what you have. For some, it’s what they don’t have. But that is their loss. I decided to return to my Art in Lockdown theme – well, to be honest, I began this one months ago. I love and admire the work of Frida Kahlo, and just…

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Art, coming out of lockdown #2

Things are changing. Trouble is I don’t know when or where or how.I wonder how many of you feel the same. So I’m sharing one of my recent images, walking round in circles. Round and round the garden … Through the changing seasons and the changing weather I have walked around the same space in…

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Art in the time of lockdown #13

With restrictions easing, this may be the final ‘Lockdown’ post. No matter. For me 13 is not a bad omen. Even as a child I quite liked the number. For Number 13 I had something in mind that was just for a bit of fun. Sheep in Welsh Storm Inspiration: Henri Rousseau: Tiger in Tropical…

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