whether its in nature , or in your home furnishings
in a mural or a picture
I Volunteer at Imperial War Museum North, in Manchester, and a key place you spot patterns are in the camouflaged objects around the exhibition space
Most camouflage patterns are inspired by Nature. I was lucky enough to capture a picture of this lizard while he was standing still – out in the distance his patterned skin would have blended into the tree, as if he was part of it….Great for hide and seek.
Mother nature’s rather good with patterns as well, together with jack frost. This pic was taken in the winter season, and although it seems random, there’s a definite structure and pattern to the way the crystals of frost have formed on the car roof.
I go for books with a bit of character in them, Goscinny and Uderzos Asterix books were a favourite of mine as a kid – and I’ve now got my hands on six anniversary editions
My favourite author is Terry Pratchett, he created some brilliant characters. And I’m happy to say I had the pleasure of meeting the man himself at a Waterstones bookstore in Manchester, before his untimely death. One day i’ll have the nerve to pick up and read his final epic – the shepherds crown – but till then I’ll satisfy my discworld fever, by reading one of this lot (and the smaller paperbacks)
and when i’m bored with that (NEVER! sic) youll find me skimming through my comedy collection – The Goons, Monty Python, Morecambe and wise and Scott adams
A selection of stuff, taken by me during photography classes
submitted for Cees Fun Foto Challenge
Starting from the top, the Man Utd bee (1 and 2) – still buzzing around Old Trafford, Manchester as part of #Beeinthecity . next the tin soldier (3), an old tin box i kept cookies in. Red Bowl with soup in comes next (4), for the culinary photographer – Tomato Soup, (5) Trafford Road Bridge, near to Manchester Utd (6) Tomato on a Slate (7) Red Begonias, and (8) Red Bauble on last years Christmas Tree
The Orb was a lighting experiment – and used Red LEDs to brighten up a Glass Sphere.
Saturday morning, and I’m pondering the next shade of colour in fees fun foto challenge
now you say lime green to me, and my artistic thoughts go directly to the fruit bowl
But limes nowadays seem much darker in tone than what I’d normally associate them with….you would have to split them open to get the colour you were looking for
But a quick scan of the kitchen cupboards soon reveals this light green colour. In a packet of custard, or perhaps pasta or even strawberry jelly (strange but true). For the doubters it’s the one in the green packet…
lime jelly ? An acquired taste.
and outside in the garden, the trees have more of a lime green colour to them than the actual shade of a dark green lime
look again… and the outside of the lime is hiding in plain sight…