Monthly Archives: December 2018

Snettisham Solstice

The winter solstice, the 24-hour period with the fewest daylight hours, is no longer celebrated by most people: the observance of Christmas has replaced its mystical pagan significance for Christians; and the season of shopping, partying and excess has swept away … Continue reading

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Fenscape 33 Quy Fen

I’ve bought a copy of Drained by Paul Hart (Dewi Lewis 2018), photographs of 40 or so Fen landscapes in muted monochrome.  The flat peaty fields lie under sombre skies as dykes, pylons and roads lead out to distant horizons.  … Continue reading

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U3AC Photography Forum 2018-19 9. Landscape Photographers

Five members of the Forum spoke about a favourite landscape photographer.  Jitka Brynjolffssen introduced Justin Mimms, a contemporary landscape photographer, who makes atmospheric images of East Anglia.  David Brown went back in time to talk about the work of Liverpool … Continue reading

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U3AC Photography Forum 2018-19 10. Looking at Our Own Work: Reflections

The project for the term was agreed in November. The brief was: photographs of any and all kinds of reflections accepted; should be mainly current photos, i.e. taken between 9th November and 9th December; archive photographs can be submitted; and a … Continue reading

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Bass Maltings

Until a few months ago my mental image of Sleaford was shaped by crawling through the town centre on the A15 to Lincoln – so, an outdated picture as a bypass opened in 1993.  Circumstances mean that I’m now getting … Continue reading

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U3AC Photography Forum 2018-19 8. Portraits and Groups

Nick Kerry used artists as diverse as Leonardo de Vinci, Rembrandt, John Swannell and Cecil Beaton to illuminate his session on Friday.  The aim of the portrait, he said, is to capture the personality; pictures may be formal or informal, … Continue reading

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Margate 8 – Broadstairs

Broadstairs is five or six minutes from Margate by train, an hour and five minute walk by road or a just over two hour stroll along the coastal path.  In other words not far at all physically.  But it seems … Continue reading

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