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A rainy day at Penistone Show, September 2018

We were there just after eight to help set up the tent ready for the annual photo competition.  The photography tent is a popular attraction with show visitors and this year we also provided a chance to escape the rain, so it got really crowded in our smaller than...

Nature Diary July 2018

June and July have brought us sun and heat with almost no rain.  The grasses and plants are dying around us but the butterflies have been incredible this year.  On my Friday walk to the top of Millmoor there were hundreds of white butterflies on the wing, mainly small...

Nature Diary – June

June is such a special time of the year in the nature calendar and this year I’ve photographed plants, insects and the occasional bird on holiday in Umbria but also in my local area.  I’ve always had an interest in nature since I walked the fields near my home as an...

Boats: reflections and decay

There’s endless fascination for me in boats and water.  Looking for detail in the bigger picture is both fun and artistically satisfying and then combining images that work together adds a new and interesting dimension. I’m not sure whether incorporating...

In the Garden: May 2018

May has been a glorious month and the blue sky has really enhanced our pleasure in the colours of the tulips and wall flowers.  They were a late Autumn purchase from the RHS towards the end of the year (and therefore reduced in price).  The wet weather following on...

Zak Ove´ Black and Blue

Zak Ove´ Black and Blue:  The Invisible Men and the Masque of Blackness This is such an impressive  work with it’s large Army marching across the field.  Probably my last chance to see this work as it leaves the sculpture park on the 3 June. I began by taking wide...

Chiharu Shiota: Beyond Time

Chiharu Shiota: Beyond Time   A cat's cradle of a structure from which emerges the outline of a piano or would it have once been an organ that played hymns for the Lord of the Manor or more recently the staff and students of Bretton Hall College. Amongst the woven web...

RPS Yorkshire Region AGM 21/04/18

Putting together a table top display to showcase the work of the Contemporary Group at the Yorkshire Region AGM in Wakefield tomorrow (21/04/18).  I'm looking forward to the talk on Portraits by Carolyn Mendelsohn as I'll miss it when she repeats it at the...