Lost

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#Lost #Fog #Picture #Disappeared #Vanished

they went for a wonder

through a familiar place

when the fog lifted later

of explorers – no trace

 

The local constabulary

puzzled like all

to Scotland Yard

they made a call

 

The dogs let loose

as the yards crack squad

examined each footprint

the missing had trod

 

but like their colleagues – at the end of the day

the inspector concluded – they’d been whisked away

with no more evidence – he said “Call off the dogs….

these poor souls have been taken by the fog!”

Concentration

Poetry

Salford 12th June 2018

Cognitive act

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.

Peek

Buildings, Poetry, Victorian

Peek

Manchester Town hall, St Peter’s Square Manchester

All saints day, 1st November 2017

Corridor

What lies behind the corridors

tween power and learning ?

a path to who knows where ?

questions are asked in the buildings on the east

while questions are answered in the building to the west

fancy seeing what lies beyond the lights?

Stained Glass Window

Art, Arts, BASIC, Places, Pleasures, Poetry, Religion

Salford 18th September

Poem borrowed from my page at Allpoetry.com

A tale a bit crafty, a bit religious, but all by me

Artwork created at Craft Sessions at Brain & Spinal Injury Charity in Salford.

 

 

As the Sun comes up,

its light shines through

the panels of coloured glass

angling the now coloured light

painting a picture,

of scenes on a floor

And as the sun shines,

through that brightly coloured window

reds cast with yellows

and greens cast with blues

as molten lead holds on tightly,

keeping the picture alive

 

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Enter a caption

 

 

Bokeh and Scotch Pancakes

BASIC, Colours, Learning, Memory, Photography

Salford, 25th February 2017

I’m feeling rather happy today.

There’s a reason for this.  As people know, I’ve been participating in photography classes whilst I get back on my feet

The classes take place at the Brain & Spinal injury centre off Eccles New Road, close by to the Neurological wing at Salford Royal Hospital (Hope)

 

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Subject of the day : One China Cup – Soon to be lit up

I used my Sony Cybershot in the session – and the class put together a series of shots which (I thought) would look good on the screen.

 

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Teacup / Lights  Bf Kirkham

 

 

 

Some came out blurry, whilst some – didn’t come out at all

 

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Snowflake lights – B.F Kirkham

 

I did this test shot, to make sure my camera was working with the lens filter.  I quite like it, as it looked like it was snowing indoors!

eventually though – the lights began to appear through the lens.  Having thrown the image off focus – the effect was finalised using a photoshop filter – glowing edges which created the colourfully lit bubbles rising from the teacup.

I was looking for rainbows today – and they appeared – thanks to a little bokeh magic.

I celebrated my achievement with a plate of scotch pancakes….but there will be more like this soon, so watch this space.

 

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Rainbow lights from a teacup – B.F Kirkham

 

Impressions of Autumn

Art, Nature, Outdoors, Parks, Places, Poetry, Seasons

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Two leaves rescued from a trip down the drain

travelling down the Trafford Road

The plane leaf – soaring like its mechanical cousin

skipping and dancing on the Salford Wind

The maple leaf – smaller, lighter quicker

playing hopscotch over the sandstone paving

Their brothers and sisters lie bereft

hiding under evergreens to keep out of the rain

as Maple and Plane are captured in colour

Impressions of Autumn – that are brighter and fuller

Portrait

Acrostic, Family, Life, writing

#NaPoWriMo

A long red sofa

Sat proudly on the seats

Suitably attired, grandma and granddad – with Mum’s and Dad’s, children at the front

Everybody is on the picture – from young to old

Moments to treasure – a special time

Brought to life by a combination of a camera and a Birthday Tea

Lovingly brought together by the person behind the camera – something to last – all

Year Round

 

Window

Buildings, Home, Life

Written in response to the daily post prompt

<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/window/”>Window</a&gt;

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The window –

I see it as a never ending picture frame

looking out onto the world

The picture doesn’t change much

 

Animated characters

pass through the pictures

in the skies

and on the ground

 

clear blue skies

occasionally peppered by

white fluffy marshmallows

(you would know them as clouds)

 

A perfect picture

better than all television

Drama (Life), played out

beyond the glass