Month: August 2014

Portes, portails et fenêtres deux…


Today’s blog should be from the Still Life Project, however due to technical problems that will come out in the next few days instead. So a few more doors and gates from my visit to France (and there are plenty more to come!).



Portes, portails et fenêtres


As anyone who has followed this blog for some time will have noted I have taken a lot of photographs of doors, gates and windows. My interest is in the compositional possibilities; the textures and colours; the human intervention; the spiritual intrigue of what may be on the other side. So it was quite natural that while wandering around in France I took similar photographs. Being a rural area they are very different to the ones I find in Tunstall maybe at times a bit too ‘pretty’ for my taste! I do have quite a few so expect some more over the coming weeks.





Today is cold and wet, typical Bank Holiday weather in the UK! These photographs come from just over a week ago when I was in France on a hot sunny day, and whilst taking some photographs for a small project I set for myself, found a woodpile overtaken by wild flowers.




I was looking for a photograph from last year in North Wales and found this which I had ‘dismissed’, looking at it again I liked the patterns of fields and the trees dotted around with patches of sun. It’s a day like this here today, sun and clouds. This is looking south from the top of Mynydd Meirion, Llysfaen near Colwyn Bay.