What is a dog owner to do when she trembles in fear as her world turns into a hell sound scape? Just crank out the tunes!
I presented a selection of my portfolio to the Rotary Club of Bridge of Allan and Dunblane last month. The first time standing in front of relative strangers explaining the what and why of my photography. Introspection of my work is not a natural pastime. Yet when forced to, as in this event or my Exhibition, new discoveries of bias in what and how I approach photography become exposed. This is always a thinking game for me. So with a lifetime of imagery under review I really find out some things about myself. Themes I clearly like, places I revisit over time, the changing landscape. Its even possible to spot good times and others looking at my photography. Taking confidence from those lucky gems your stumbled upon and continually nagged by ‘the imperfects’. The shots that silently scream ‘why did you do this!’.
The presentation went well with great questions afterwards showing the audience’s healthy interest in photography. Thanks also to Andrew Hilley who started the idea. (The ladders? Well these can help align details in a shot making it viable or not. A tip I received from Landscape Photographer Charlie Waite).
Oh and my first ever Press Release on Landscape Photography!
My joy of gardening is seeing beautiful and tasty bounty harvested from garden to plate, sandwich or pot straight from the ground. This has been a good year with plenty sunshine and rain. This list includes:
- Three sackfuls of potato
- Six weeks of daily pickings of lettuce
- Six weeks of cucumber
- Endless tomatoes Friday from the vine
- Four weeks of garden peas
- A small carrot hill
- Garlic (not matured yet)
- Leeks (not mature)
The harvest bounty also provides the pleasure of sharing with family, friends and neighbours. Of course I have photographs…
Final batch from this late summer period in the garden.
Some more garden flora and fauna.
Late Summer, so a little detail of garden flowers.
Every year I find new views of the garden plants despite repeating favourite crops. There are new forms, textures, shape, insects, moisture, dirt etc because nature is both orderly and random.
First-up we have Garden lettuce, carrot, pea and potato.