Monthly Archives: December 2020

Shutter Hub – Postcards from Great Britain

Further to posts on 28/11/19, 14/2/20, 15/3/20 and 18/6/20, I’ve submitted five more photographs to Shutter Hub’s Postcards From Great Britain project – today is the final deadline for entries. This set covers Fen landscape, which I’ve explained as follows: … Continue reading

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The Shutter Hub OPEN 20/21

The Shutter Hub OPEN 20/21 is still on schedule to open in July and August 2021 at Gallery 5&33 and Art’otel Amsterdam.   The plan is to have 175 Newspaper Club prints filling the walls.  The exhibiting photographers will be announced … Continue reading

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Winter

No sun — no moon! / No morn — no noon —  / No dawn — no dusk — no proper time of day. No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, / No comfortable feel in any member — / No … Continue reading

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U3A Cambridge 2020-21 Photography: The Telling Image 5

Following on from my earlier posts, here are the comments and my responses on issues raised by Module 5, which looked at ambiguity and veracity in photography. TB:  I think you sum up the ambiguity/veracity debate precisely in simply one … Continue reading

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Classical Contrasts 14 – Claudius

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Claudius was Roman emperor from AD 41 to 54. Born to Drusus and Antonia Minor at Lugdunum in Roman Gaul, where his father was stationed as a military legate, he was the first Roman emperor to be born outside Italy. … Continue reading

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The Year of Living Safely – David Runnacles

David Runnacles’ new book, The Year of Living Safely, is a major achievement in a year when we have been so constrained. Insightful and illuminating, it draws strength from being focused on a specific period of time, which he has … Continue reading

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Fenscape Cottenham

Heavy rain as I was leaving for Cottenham yesterday. I should say, ‘More heavy rain’, as we seem to have it every day. The ground is sodden and wherever we walk the paths are muddy. More record breaking rain in … Continue reading

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Classical Contrasts 13 Bacchic Putto

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Figure: Bacchic Putto with Goat, French School, c. 1850–1925; origin unknown.

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U3A Cambridge 2020-21 Photography: The Telling Image 4 – Art and Photography Quiz

As part  of module 4 we set the class a challenge to look at the examples of work by 30 living photographers/artists using photography and decide whether they considered them to be ‘art’,  ‘not art’ or ‘don’t know’.   The  thirty … Continue reading

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Covid Queue

Today – waiting for the post of Christmas present.

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U3A Cambridge 2020-21 Photography: The Telling Image 4

Following on from my post on 29th November, here are some edited highlights and my responses on issues raised by Module 4, which looked at art and photography. CA:  I checked websites, hoping my attitude to some of the photographs … Continue reading

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Shingle Street 28 – Oxley Marshes

Shingle Street doesn’t appear on any 18th century maps.  Where the hamlet now stands was a bleak, deserted, curve of coast facing the sun: on one side the sea and shifting shingle banks of Hollesley Bay; and on the other … Continue reading

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On the Road Again – Darwin Fantasy

On the Road Again is an on-line course run by Simon Draper for the Cambridge U3A.  Simon set an end of course challenge to describe a fantasy journey with four companions, living or dead, in around 250 words.  This was … Continue reading

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Classical Contrasts 12 Bacchus

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Bacchus (Roman) or Dionysus (Greek) god of agriculture, wine and fertility, also ritual madness and religious ecstasy.  Depicted as a mature bearded figure or later youthful and beardless His plants were vines and twirling ivy.  Son of Zeus and Semele … Continue reading

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Shingle Street

Low tide reveals the London clay on which the shingle bank at Shingle Street is built.

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