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
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!
I was invited by a friend on Facebook to participate in the Seven Days…Seven Black and White Photos Challenge. This challenge is to post seven black and white photos of your life over a period of seven days. No people, no explanation, and to challenge someone new each day. I wasn't sure at first whether … Continue reading Seven Days, Seven B&W Photos Challenge
It's been a while since I've been out and about with my camera, so on Saturday I visited Welney Wetland Centre in East Anglia. It was a lovely mild autumnal day - perfect for a walk! As well as a huge number of swans, geese and ducks, I was lucky enough to see a heron … Continue reading Wildlife at Welney Wetland Centre
I created this using a mix of conté crayons and soft pastels on 10x12" black sugar paper. Although this has been drawn on black sugar paper, I have blended a layer of black pastel in the background which I hope will protect the paper against fading. Reference photo © C L Grasby, taken at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary in 2016.
This started as a sketch for a bit of fun, but I ended up rediscovering the joy of drawing with a simple ball point pen! Reference photo © C L Grasby, taken at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary in 2016.