Portrait of a Potato

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I was inspired by Kevin Abosch’s photograph, Potato #345, which has been bought for over one million dollars.Photo of a potato

I think my potato has more character; note how the eyes follow you around the room. Although I do need to work on my lighting. Therefore, I shall accept fifty quid for it. The financial value of any artwork is basically whatever someone is prepared to pay for it. The artistic value is down to personal opinion. Actually, the more I look at it, the more I like Mr Abosch’s potato #345. I wonder if it was mashed or chipped …

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Friday Night

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After a day grazing in the supermarket, the trollies are herded together and locked safely in their corral for the night.Photo of shopping trollies

It is an undeniable fact that life has boring bits in it, perhaps this should be reflected in our photography? However, I felt that I couldn’t just fob you off with a photo of some shopping trollies. So I made an attempt at a long exposure to get some light trails from the traffic. I think I need to be at a higher elevation, above a longer stretch of road and armed with a tripod!Photo of light trails

So my pursuit for providing you with a documentary of an exciting Friday night saw me outside, attempting yet again to try to get a decent photograph of the moon using my limited kit and skills. Mainly I just wanted to use the name, « waxing gibbous ». This refers to the fact that the moon…

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October in the Woods

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Photo of sunriseAutumn is in full swing in the Northern hemisphere, the nights are getting longer and the days shorter. It is still dark when we arrive for our morning ramble through Credenhill Park Wood. However, when the sun does rise, we are treated to a beautiful fiery awakening.

Photo of sunlight through treesAutumn and winter are often the best times of the year to see great sunrises and sunsets. The sun is at a lower angle and its rays take longer to pass through the atmosphere, so more of the blue/violet light is scattered allowing us to view more of the reds and pinks. Clouds will help to reflect this red light causing the environment to glow. I’m sure that you have all heard the saying; « Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight. Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning. » In the UK our weather systems generally come from the west, a red sunrise suggests that…

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