13th September 2018
Hidey Holes in the place where I rest my head
hold memories, to recall and to cherish
programmes of events and photographs
uniform pins of times gone by
Old cameras look on in awe as
24 stills turn to 48 turn to over a 100
as film turns to cartridge and to chip
how many memories are on the corner of my desk ?
Archives of old journals and diaries
now playing hide and seek
in the corner of a wardrobe space
On occasion, shown the light to read
And what of the tapes and videos
now boxed away ?
The machines can no longer play
Tape recorder occasionally used, video cassette – gathering dust
Salford 12th June 2018
of great effort
noting and transferring the idea and vision
carefully to canvas using colourful media
equal care given to the objects around the main subject
not forgetting the sun or the sky
taking attention to each shade of blue transferred
reality is – there’s plenty of them
as they’re placed around the brilliant red shape of the sail
the picture begins to form on the canvas
in the end – its a picture the painter can be proud of
of course, it’s taken considerable time and attention to detail
not forgetting an awful lot of patience.
The colour seeped out of the image
as the dial on the camera was turned
in seconds, pastel colours turned into shades of grey
as the metallic silver objects shined
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
Salford 16th August 2017
taken by inky like a magpie in summer, and collated for your enjoyment in response to the daily post
1. Diamond backed frog with two coins of the realm
2. The Moon, taken from a Salford Sky at Night
3. Plane in the test flight area of the RAF Museum at Cosford
4. Oldham Museum and Art Gallery – with its glass roof
5 . Coins
6. Pottery at Salford Museum and art Gallery
7. Imperial War Museum North’s Metal “Shattered Earth” – Really Shiny on Summer days
Shining in the bright moonlight
holding her beauty by the waters edge
in the way she reflects herself in the water
maybe she will catch someone’s eye
mariners on the hunt for precious cargo
expecting to find valuables where she is
Digging Up Your Digs
Amongst the mass of paper
the tools of this man’s trade
old typewriter – style laptop
and camera – 1990s grade
Books – you’d call them classics
Kipling, Hawks, Horwood, and Fforde ?
Sharing a space with this writer
I’m sure its a kind of reward
Doodles and paintings a plenty
conserved by a layer of dust
cartoons and landscapes from windows
should we show them ? Yes we must!
Location : BASIC Clicks Base, Portacabin, Brain & Spinal Injury Centre, Salford
Date : 14th July 2017
Camera : Sony DSC-H300 (No Tripod Required)
Diving over a tree!
We’ve been playing with Objects and Backdrops today – and the toy cars!
Continuing on from last week we set up our shots on the stations before taking the shots with our camera
Using the clips from old magazines and the toy cars produced some really good shots and saved us the cost of location (Hee Hee!)
I revisited this picture from the last session. Using the pencils as “Pointers”. I hadn’t spotted this till after taking the pic, but I created a “Sunrise” effect by marking them out.
As well as the lego men, Graham, one of the group brought in some railway model men
this allowed the group to be a bit more adventurous with our photos….
and here’s a couple when I got home 🙂 Created along the same principles – studio a bit more rustic than that of BASIC Clicks…but objects and subject matter stayed the same (Astronomy book provided a little colour!)
Heading home from the moon
Riding across Jupiter!
If you’ve got any favourites – feel free to let me know!
Salford, 11th July 2017
when taking an interest in a subject, it pays to get the most of the subject matter.
Do your research, but don’t restrict yourself to a library 📚 books are great, however if you can see an item relating to your interest….it makes your interest solid.. tangible.
Its probably why I enjoy walking round the county museums and art galleries
taking in the counties art collections and exhibits and learning about the stories behind the picture.
I’ve covered the imperial war museum north a lot on this site. But there are many other galleries that bring art and history to life.
Lark hill place in the city art gallery is one such example. Whilst others admire the paintings of Lowry and other local artists, You walk down an actual Victorian street.
You can see items in the windows, smell the smells of Victorian life and hear the sounds of a Victorian day…hear the hooves of the horses hitting the cobbles, and the clang of the blacksmith getting ready to replace those horses shoes …all before going back to modern life and enjoying your packed lunch.
immerse yourself….you will enjoy it
Old box files
a tale of someone’s life
diaries , holding memories from long ago
photos of holidays from far off places
sitting next to journals of journeys gone by
memories frozen in a moment
time captured in an object
the cv…course of life ?…doesn’t come close
as you open the lid, and moments come flooding back
Friday 3rd March 2017
Another session of Basic Clicks, the photography group at Brain and Spinal Injury Centre in Salford
Before proceeding with the photography – I enjoyed a nice bowl of soup in the cafeteria….and took a pic of it….
White Roses, Purple Flowers
The session worked primarily on composition, and setting up shots using our various cameras. I liked working with the fountain, but I like my close ups of the flowers.
Flowers, Close up
Abstract view, Waterfall