As a lunch-time exercise in a workshop, I took this suggestive, close-up picture, abstracting it from its context, seen better to the left.
This one’s from September 22nd, 2010 and it reminds me of some of the aerial landscapes of Edward Burtynsky.
A nice thing about Farnham is there are lots of flower boxes all over. I’m no sure who maintains them, I guess the council, but there’s always a profusion of colour everywhere you go. This box is on a little bridge over the River Wey about a block or two from my flat.
Back home after our travels in July and this spore or floral frame was hanging by a single, unseen thread of spider silk from the side of the window. I watched it for days, blowing in the wind but not blowing away. Finally, one morning I opened the window wide, reached up and grabbed it by the thread. I then had the greatest difficulty detaching it and the still unseen spider thread from my finger and placing it on the window sill, in the stark sunlight, beside the shadow cast by a mint plant. Below is another shot I took of it by itself (with its shadow) using a 60mm macro lens.
The next day we climbed up Arthur’s Seat, a volcanic hill that is part of Holyrood Park. Click any of the pictures below to see scenes of our ascent full sized (you may need to click the post title first for this to work if you’re seeing this in email or on social media).
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We walked from the train station through the town to the beachfront. Click either of the pictures below to see them larger.
In the window of a gallery near the Belgium Jewish Museum.
This is the reflection on my iPhone lying on a yoga mat as we enjoyed the carnival.
Our final day of the group walking tour (26th May) we started from Mullion Harbour, shown here, and walked past Predannack to the Lizard, the southernmost point in the country, before circling back to Mullion. The first picture shows the harbour from atop a nearby hill but we actually started from inside the walls and you can see the beautiful clear water in the 2nd shot (if viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger). Then we climbed up and out and were on our way.
We also saw a lot of interesting marine flora and fauna. If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.
The tide was out and we explored some caves. If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.
I’m not sure what this flotsam (or is it jetsam?) was, but found it along the Viking Coastal Trail
So progress continues on the projects and I hope to have some work to show here soon. In the meantime, there’s no harm in continuing to document my peregrinations around Farnham and the occasional foray further afield. But I think we’ll start up with just 1 post a day, rather than the 3 I’ve been managing for the last 10 years or so…
I was struck by the light shining through my recycling bin-liner.
Another haiku project candidate from our frosty Farnham walk last week.
While we waited to go into the studio, I couldn’t help but notice the stunning reflective sunglasses of my classmate, who kindly agreed to be photographed. My camera, reflected separately in each lens, came out looking like I was focusing a particularly large pair of binoculars on her.
I continue to work on my haiku project. Finding ‘petals on wet, black boughs’ is proving difficult. Above, this week’s selection of ‘leaves on dark backgrounds.’ It is, after all, not necessary to be literal. I can call on poetic license, can I not? Click any image to see them all enlarged.
Here is Pound’s original haiku:
*with apologies to Joseph Kossuth
Came upon this interesting, fabric-textured ceramic, so I took a shot of it; then pulled back for some context so one could see the wall of the bridge support it was on, then pulled back even more so one can see where that bridge is. I couldn’t find any information on what it was, who its creator was or anything. Beautiful. Click any of the images to see them all enlarged to full size.