Saturday, 17 December 2011

facebook and festive bokeh

Well Christmas is almost upon us and Flickr is full of festive bokeh right now...I love the rich glowing reds and greens. Winter snow has fallen some places and the superb crisp winter landscape shots that are appearing make me glad to be indoors and warm!
My Facebook Page is up and running so please come on over to say hi. It's the place for little updates on what I am doing.

I have been taking a few shots this week of the usual christmas tree and decorations but trying to do something a little different with them...adding a touch of magic hopefully :) A little star picture is on flickr today.

Here is a touch of festive bokeh...

With a week off over the holidays I hope to get out and about and take some new shots as it feels like ages since I was outside shooting.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


This could not be more true to life :

You may be fearing that you have taken on more than you can handle. This could either involve a work or entrepreneurial venture, or it might be related to a relationship. Either way, you may already be envisioning all the worst-case-scenario possibilities, and dreading what's to come. But hold on a minute, Gemini. What makes you feel so certain that things will go wrong? What you are feeling now is kind of like buyer's remorse. You agreed to something that you really wanted, and now you're worried about the cost of it. But the value will far, far outweigh the cost. Stop worrying.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Now and the future

Just to explain a little about where my work is going right now.
I have been shooting local landmarks and nature and creating images that are a layering of multiple images. I have used images of peeling paint, rust and general decay and layered them onto the sights and scenery I see around me. I feel this makes my work different as for me it's about the balance between chaos and order, ugliness and beauty. It's about capturing light, composition, colour and texture. The layering process produces beautiful and innovative art which I feel communicates more than a factual picture.

The image of Blackpool Mirrorball is created this way and I do feel this is where my creativity lies.

In 2012 I hope to continue doing these pieces of work and also to try my hand at some more crafts. I have been interested in fused glass lately having seen what amazing results you can create from it and feel that it is certainly something I would like to try. It has also been a very long time since I drew and painted and again it is something I would like to get back into doing. As always time is an issue.

This is an image I created that really shows what I am about right now in my photo~art (it is also on Flickr).

Sunday, 4 December 2011

facebook and quotes

Well this week I probably read the most perfect quote ever...well in my opinion:

When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly
Patrick Overton

Its just brilliant and so inspirational.

Also this week I have put together a facebook page:
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But other than that I haven't been doing much in the way of taking new pictures, just self editing the ones I have.

Plus for those who don't know, I have a picture hanging in the Local Art Gallery as part of a local show untill January 2012.