Monthly Archives: September 2021

Shutter Hub OPEN 20/21

My post on 30th December 2020 said that two for my pictures had been accepted for the Shutter Hub OPEN 20/21. After problems with the proposed venue and delays due to Covid 19, the OPEN 20/21 exhibition is now open. … Continue reading

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Ambivalent Auras – Final

I’ve finished the project that started out as Classical Contrasts and became Ambivalent Auras and brought the work together on a photo book.  An introductory essay which explains the thinking behind it starts: ‘Classical sculpture is ambivalent: both cold, hard … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape – Reach

Reach, Wednesday.  Parked in the village, climbed up onto the Devil’s Dyke and walked south-east between hedges rich with autumnal fruits, hips, haws, sloes and blackberries.  Just before the line of the old railway we dropped down to the right … Continue reading

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River Cam

We walked the tow path along the Cam upstream from Clayhithe on Tuesday.  The trees along the river were redolent of the heavy, cloying scent of late flowering ivy; and emitted the gentle hum of thousands of foraging bees collecting … Continue reading

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David Runnacles

Several posts over the past three or four years have shown or mentioned the work of David Runnacles, a street photographer based in Cambridge.  His work has now been featured in INSPIRED EYE | Street Photography Magazine + Insights Video … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape – All Saints Cottenham

The low sun picks out the tower of All Saints, Cottenham, against an approaching stormy sky. Pevsner writes: ‘The one feature one remembers about Cottenham church is the tower with its odd stepped battlements and bulbous ogee pinnacles. It is … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape – Cottenham

Sun setting over North Fen, Cottenham, mid-August 2021.

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Ickworth House

Retirement in the safety zone.

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Rain

Rudbeckia on a very wet Tuesday.

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Ickworth Trees 2

The Capability Brown designed park at Ickworth provides a fine setting for the distinctive eccentricity of the rotunda-dominated house.  Within the park the woods are mystical, dark and mysterious.  The trees with gnarled and convoluted trunks look as if they … Continue reading

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Ickworth Trees

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To Ickworth House (NT) today. Extraordinary trees with bones exposed by age in the park – sculptural forms and internal structures like eroded geological strata.

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Women Reading 2

Maybe I should try to introduce my own pictures of women reading into the course as well as bringing up Kertesz’s book (see yesterday’s post). There are around 20 examples of women reading in my book Take a Seat – … Continue reading

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Women Reading

I’ve signed up for a six week U3A Cambridge course, Reading women: Questioning Image and Meaning(s), run by Britta Dwyer.  Britta describes the course as follows. Why are women readers so over represented in the visual arts given the limited … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape – Cottenham

Low evening sun illuminates trees in bold relief against an approaching leaden sky. Edge of Cottenham, August 2021.

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Fen Landacape – North Fen, Cottenham

It’s too easy to focus on the scale and drama of the skies in the Fens. It’s important to look to the land for the features that help to define this extraordinary landscape.

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