A good find on E-bay this “Boots” the chemist half-plate camera ( #platecamera ) arrived a week ago and I have been gradually accumulating the accessories needed to make some prints. The camera has now been cleaned and checked. It didn’t come with any plate holders, so whilst waiting to find some I made myContinue reading ““New” Camera!”
#cattleegret walking amongst the cows on the Somerset Levels near Catcott. I had heard for some time that Cattle egrets were present now on the Somerset Levels, along with little Egrets and Great White Egrets, but I hadn’t seen them – until today. Driving towards the hide on Catcott Lows I glimpsed something very whiteContinue reading “Cattle Egrets on Somerset Levels”
What year it is for the autumn colours this year! Really intense colours with moody dark skies and occasional bursts of sunlight to make the trees glow. These photographs taken on a walk near our home – around Bleadon Hill,
We needed to get out for a walk this morning so went to Sand Point near Weston Super Mare and headed north towards Middle Hope. The beach there was strewn with driftwood and we were able to retrieve some good looking pieces that I’ll use for sculptures, printmaking and – still life photography. Results willContinue reading “Unexpected reward for a walk”
A brief visit to Tyntesfield House (National Trust) as we were passing was rewarded with some impressive views of autumn colours and the Gothic house lit by the low autumn sun.
I loved the rocks on Guernsey’s coast – especially as they were lit in the low sun of evening – strong shapes and deep shadows. So I have printed my first layer in grey and cut the second tile to overprint in black. This is an exciting stage in the process but will have toContinue reading “Guernsey Rocks Linocut”
Waiting for the opening of the venue to meet Sir Don McCullin at The Paintworks, Bristol; I enjoyed exploring this development – combining workspaces and living accommodation – great design – set off by the colourful sunset. Sir Don’s talk was very honest and inspiring.