Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bricks and water

For the first time in a while I have more photographs than I known what to do with, resent holidays and days off have left me with a glut of images to work on and no time to do anything to them, I need a few rainy days with nothing to do!

So what’s been taking up all my time, well, the photo exhibition is my main concern at the moment, here is the information that has gone into the guide for the Leek arts festival, Leeks annual arts month which pulls together a wide mix of artist endeavours over the month of May and something I’m proud to be a part of for the first time.

Bricks and water

Inspired by the wonderful mix of water, light and reflections, comes a selection of images from the natural world. Juxtaposed with a collection of images from the man made world high lighting some of the fantastic buildings we have locally.

Crafted by local photographer Brett Trafford and wonderfully display in the Coffee Clique, Getliffe’s yard from the 1st of May to the 31st of May.

The title for the exhibition came from a girl at work, I had the photos I wanted to use, but no way of tying them together, so ask my work mates to try, after ½ an hour out popped this one and the rest is history.

The other big stealer of my time is the Leek blog, now in its second year, I’m finding it hard to keep getting shots for it, the ideas are there but getting the time to take the photos and post them is getting harder to find, today being a good example as it is wonderful out there but I’m stuck in here with loads to do, so I can free up some time at the weekend. The list of jobs to do this morning includes, ordering (and designing) post cards, business cards and photo mounts, finalising and ordering prints for the exhibition, designing a catalogue and slide show for the exhibition and putting together a weeks worth of posts for the Leek blog! I’ve no chance!

So here is a photo taken a few weeks ago of one of the Ladybower dams in the peak district.



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Monday, April 12, 2010

Forgive me blogger’s for I have sinned!

Forgive me blogger’s for I have sinned, it’s been nearly 2 weeks since my last post, and I’m starting to feel a bit guilty. Then I visited a few of my favourite blogs and they have not posted for weeks too, so now I don’t feel as bad.

So what have I been up to, you ask? Well during the past 2 weeks we have had 2 bank holidays for Easter and seen the arrival of spring, although it is gray and dull out side at the moment. Most of my free time during the week end was taken up with housework and getting out enjoying the sunshine, the house work revolved around the garden, the dreaded first cut of the lawn and the getting out of the patio furniture, hopefully this year it will get a bit more use.

On the photography front I have been out and about shooting for the Leek blog and collating images for my next exhibition. The good weather has revitalised my photography and I have got a good number of shots that I am happy with over the last few weeks, now all I need is the time to work on them.

Very little news on the job front, I’m amazed at the way the moral is still very high in the office, at times you would think nothing was happening and it will just go on for ever.

Photo today was taken in the Peak District, we were photographing the Para gliders when I got this shot, moments later I found myself covered in blue nylon as the Para glider went backwards instead of forwards, not the normal thing to happen on a walk in the countryside.



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