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Corona Diary

Are we about to go into coronavirus lockdown again?  It sometimes feels that we might, but I hope not – the hundred plus lost days from late March to early July now seem like a bad dream.  Most of my … Continue reading

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Madingley Hall

Sunny breakfast with DH on the terrace at Madingley Hall, looking out over the meadow and Capability Brown’s serpentine lake on the 10th. We puzzled over the architectural history of the house. I checked with Pevsner back home. The main … Continue reading

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Henry Moore

Two very different pictures from the Henry Moore Studios and Gardens on 9th September.

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What’s A Camera

Thumbing through an old diary I came across this cartoon recently. It’s an image I have often recalled over the years, but wouldn’t have known where to find it. I think it captures in a surreal way the mystery and … Continue reading

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Literary Photography

Browsing through an old diary yesterday, I came across the following entry: ‘Nicholas Monsarrat has just introduced two female characters into The Tribe That Lost its Head, photographers named Clandestine Lebourget and Noblesse O’Toole, would you believe.’ (16th December 1976). … Continue reading

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Swifts

In St Davids I noted ‘the swifts continue swooping and circling in the late western twilight’ on the 14th July.  Back home I watched them in Cambridge and Cottenham.  Friends alerted me to two breeding successes: in the Swift Tower … Continue reading

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Classical Comparisons 4

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The four pictures posted here are an example of how the figures from the Anglesey Abbey gardens will be shown, in this case Diana the Huntress.  A description of the god and the statue will accompany the pictures. Diana (Roman) … Continue reading

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Classical Comparisons 3

There are three related aspects to this project.  First, I plan for the final work to be presented as a single image of one figure from the gallery opposite up to four images of the equivalent figure from the garden.  … Continue reading

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Rooks etc.

Arosfa, St Davids, lockdown escape with a Cathedral view. Days end sitting in the garden listening to the rooks. Their rising and falling call and response goes from bird to bird, tree to tree and wood to wood. They fall … Continue reading

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Postcards From Great Britain

Further to posts on 28/11/119, 14/2/20 and 15/3/30, I’ve submitted five more photographs to Shutter Hub’s Postcards From Great Britain project. They look at people using the ourdoors. My accompanying text says: The UK has a comparatively high population density, … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 31

The draft of Take a Seat is complete and has gone to Blurb for printing. It is due back by the end of the month.

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Covid 19 Day 69 30th May

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U3AC Photo Forum Challenge #3

Thirteen participants contributed 40 images in response to Tim’s third challenge.  The four subjects set and number of contributions were: old and new (8); the ‘they’ cave (6); household objects (5) and a splash of colour (21).   We Zoomed … Continue reading

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Graham Murrell – County Mayo

A new exhibition at the Fen Ditton Gallery. ‘The next exhibition of the Festival of Photography is a sensitive recording of County Mayo, Ireland, captured by Graham Murrell. These unseen photographs were taken during Murrell’s fellowship with the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Trust. Murrell … Continue reading

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Reading Visual Images

I’ve just finished the Open University free short course on Reading Visual Images, which is linked to the TV series The Age of the Image.  Posing the question, ‘What does a picture or an image tell you?’, the course is … Continue reading

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