“The Melancholy days have come the saddest of the year,of wailing winds and naked woods and meadows brown and sere” “Heaped in the hollows of the grove the autumn leaves lie dead,they rustle to the eddying gust and to the rabbit’s tread” “Where are the flowers the fair young flowers that lately sprang and stood In brighter light and softer air ,alas they all are in their graves the gentle race of flowers” – “Death of Flowers” by William Cullen Bryant c 1832 (edited)
Yes its winter it’s dull overcast cold and wet and many days are lost just staying inside in the gloom,mainly watching TV or listening to music. Christmas brought forth a new turntable from my beloved xx allowing me to play my much treasured LP’s, as vinyl makes a comeback in our household. I also had vouchers from a local camera shop in town, which has allowed me to add to my camera collection as I popped in,just before new year and bought a Canon EOS 1200D.
Photography is a great creative passion of mine, as I neither can paint,write poetry or even play music. As I mentioned in a December post, I produce a calendar or have for the last two years, which uses some of my best shots, from my growing portfolio. I love taking photos and also love using many to illustrate the various topics mentioned on this blog. Also i hope it creates a diversity that one topic blogs lack.
l take allsorts of photos from wildlife,architecture,landscapes,nature,historical and of course nudes too.I hope I capture photos with a character and depth and also give an insight of what it’s like living in England today. My nature photos try to give a sense of the change in seasons,whilst my nude photos hopefully give a sense of what it’s like to enjoy life…..the natural way.
This time of year it’s difficult to get too excited and even harder to get that many delightful shots of anything,as many days in January and February are overcast and miserable. Therefore it’s so important to me, to get out when the days dawn bright and sunny,if a little chilly. I hope that my new camera will enable me to take time delay shots and maybe too many of the night sky, first though I’ll have to read the instruction booklet in full thoroughly. Hopefully I’ll be able to get many new photos this year and also hopefully too a job. The best part of four years out of work is a long time, but i have had spells looking,its just so difficult to find a job in this part of the world at 51.I’d like a job with some kind of creativity but will probably have to make do with just any job.
I have a photo portfolio running into many thousands and here in this post I’ll display just a few hope that you like them.My posts and my blogs are created with the purpose to maybe enlighten others to the different courses life can take you. It is also produced with the creative freedom of choice that most parts of the world have. Some don’t unfortunately and this is something that has to change. As a result I have decided to dedicate this post to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in Paris on 7th January and the shooting in Paris on the 8th.