I started a new 365 day challenge on the 1st November (see post: 365 Days of Art!), and although I started well, I seem to have fallen quite a few days behind! Despite that, I am enjoying the challenge and am planning to continue, with the aim of ending up with a total of 365 images. … Continue reading A selection of pen sketches…
This week I joined a few people from a local camera club for an evening wander in the city. I spent quite a lot of time observing the constantly changing colour sequences of Norwich's 'Tunnel of Light', which is installed near the Forum in Norwich. The 45-metre long installation first came to the city in … Continue reading Christmas lights and light painting…
Needing a bit of inspiration, I walked around Oulton Broad's Nicholas Everitt Park at the weekend with an idea of taking a few landscape photos of the autumn leaves and ice. As the sky clouded over, and the light faded, I found myself focusing instead on a group of squirrels that were congregating around a … Continue reading Squirrels!
Earlier this year, I entered Suffolk Owl Sanctuary’s Annual Photo Competition. In 2016, I entered the competition with a photo of a Great Horned Owl named Birkett (below), taken with my Samsung GX-1L camera: Although I didn't win anything, I did receive a lovely email commending me on my photo, which inspired me to have … Continue reading Photo Competition Success
I attended a street photography workshop in Norwich on Saturday, which was lead by Wex Photographic and a Photographer and Sony Ambassador, Robert Pugh. Despite it being a damp and miserable day, with very little lighting, I enjoyed the opportunity to wander around town with a group of other photographers and got a few shots … Continue reading Street Photography in Norwich
Following my recent success using Pastelmat for the first time, I thought I'd try another type of paper. This time I used velour pastel paper, which was a completely different experience! I started this in a workshop that was themed around landscapes - and I think the reference photo I chose to work from was … Continue reading Landscape Pastel Painting
Fireworks are one of my favourite photographic subjects! I shot the following photos at a fireworks display overlooking Norwich on Friday 3rd November: I then stuck around for a while after the display had finished, as there were a lot of people with sparklers and torches on the heath. I thought the light trails combined … Continue reading Fireworks!
I've been following #Inktober on Instagram and have been amazed at some of the work that has been shared throughout the month. Feeling inspired by this, and following completion of my 365-day photo project, I am ready for a new challenge! This year, once again commencing on the 1st November, I have decided to create … Continue reading 365 Days of Art!
Last year, on the 1st November, I started a 365-day Photography Project. The idea of this was to unlock some creative blocks and to get into the habit of taking photos again. Most of the photos were taken with a Sony smartphone, and I discovered so much more about the art of composition when taking … Continue reading A Year of Creative Photography…
Hallowe'en Pumpkin Carving (and pie!)... Following last year's owl carving (see: Hallowe’en Pumpkins and Pyrography…) I thought I'd have a go at creating a 'scaredy cat' silhouette...there were supposed to be a few more trees around it, but I got a bit carried away with the knife - oops! My housemate opted for a more … Continue reading A Trick and a Treat!