Category Archives: Cambridge

Take a Seat – Take a Moment 22

‘Women reading in art refers to any artistic work representing or portraying one or more women in the act of reading. This subject matter is quite common, with images appearing as early as the 14th century.[1] Viewers are often exposed … Continue reading

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Bus Travel

One of the pleasures of riding on the upper deck of a bus – street photography in comfort.  Brian Sadler, one of my economics lecturers, said that if the Romans had seen a double decker bus they would assume that … Continue reading

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‘In September, we removed our cast of the Medusa pediment from the Temple of Artemis on Corcyra (modern-day Corfu) for essential conservation work. Now it’s time for her to come home, with fresh repairs and a new mounting system courtesy … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 20

Mill Road Winter Fair, Cambridge, Saturday 7th December 2019.

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Issues Photography

We discussed photography and art at the U3AC Telling Image session last Friday (29th). Several people expressed regret that photography is increasingly dominated by issue based work (the same might be said for other art forms too).  I don’t have … Continue reading

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Photo Art

An hour plus this morning wrestling with photography as art.  Some photographs are, but not all, any more than all canvases daubed with paint are.  Then walking by the river to clear our minds and the air.  Silent boathouses in … Continue reading

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Postcards from Great Britain

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‘Postcards from Great Britain is a new largescale project from Shutter Hub which invites photographers to share their visions of British culture through photographic images and create conversations and exchange. Exhibitions will be held in locations across Europe, with related events, … Continue reading

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Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.  Totals for the Cambridge City area were: remain 42, 682 (73.8%); leave 15,117 (26.2%).  Rejected ballot papers: 53.

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U3AC Summer School 2018: A (Partial) History of Photography in 50 pictures

I ran my one hour session on the history of photography for the U3AC Summer School today.  As the title above says, it was partial in being only part of the story and my personal take on the subject.  It … Continue reading

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Burning Beech

Why would you do this to a beautiful beech tree?  Or to any living thing.  How does the wood wide web responds to such an assault?  Photo: Beechwoods, Cambridge, July 2019.

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In the Pink

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‘Pink, a delicate color that means sweet, nice, playful, cute, romantic, charming, feminine, and tenderness, is associated with bubble gum, flowers, babies, little girls, cotton candy, and sweetness. The color pink is the color of universal love of oneself and … Continue reading

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U3AC Photo Forum 2018-19 23: Review

Today the Forum reviewed how 2018-19 had gone, the successes and the scope for improvement.   It can be summarised under process, content and personal benefits. Positive aspects of the process included: being clear that it was a Forum (not a … Continue reading

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U3AC Photo Forum 2018-19 22: Mobile Phone Photography

On Friday Jitka Brynjolffssen explored the potential of mobile phone photography.  Even in the short history of photography the phone’s rise has been remarkable: 1997 first patent, 2000 first cameras, 2007 smart phones and today ubiquitous.  Its benefits include: convenience, … Continue reading

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