Been Away Too Long…

In all sorts of ways and for all sorts of reasons my photography and associated tasks have taken a back seat – I have been prompted into action by both Tom, the happy Seagull and Martin, a fellow artist…

I tend to think of myself as an artist who uses photography rather than an outright photographer and of late have been suffering from a lack of ‘seeing’. Not that I have not been out with the camera, recce trips have featured in my itinerary searching out the Gipping Locks for winter image making when the foliage is less prominent and they can be seen…

At the moment the images I have been making tend to be in a square format and in pairs – diptychs? Well I don’t know, short series? Probably…

The first two are obviously waterside on the Ipswich Waterfront, fragments of what used to be…

The second pair are older images taken with my first digital SLR, a Nikon D70S, still have it, still a very good camera featuring as it does a CCD sensor rather than the ubiquitous CMOS in current favour. I still feel that the CCD is more sensitive but as it is more expensive to make has lost favour. Perched on a tripod in the passenger footwell of my departed ‘Bongo’ and using a remote to trigger long exposures whilst travelling on the M40…

I promise to make more regular contributions to our Blog along with Tom – watch this space!White Chain BTI Web

White Chain

 

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Yellow Steps

 

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Routes 1

 

Routes No1 Web

Routes 2

This time next week a PV is happening

Exhibition_cardThis time next week we will be finalising the finishing touches to the Edgelands exhibition. I am very grateful for the support I have had from group members in getting this show on the wall. The encouragement and manpower offered has helped a great deal.

I hope to see as many of you as possible at the PV and  I would welcome feedback on the show.

Thanks

TomO

Forgotten Suffolk

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My project on forgotten Suffolk, has not yet taken form. I was toying with the type of subject matter I was used to, but I have seen so much more, and goy so many more ideas, I am rethinking my approach to content.
Today we discovered an old garage in New Buckenham with dilapidated Robin Reliants scattered almost haphazardly. just a few snaps…