I spent an enjoyable few days with my friend Andrew on the wonderful Isle of Wight, a place I'd only previously visited with work. A road trip following the coastal road provided some unexpected highlights and the photo project of both a 'decisive moment' and 'seaside' proved to be an interesting challenge. Please click the button below for a short slideshow of our exploits:
I was asked by the Dementia Action Alliance to support their Dementia Events week by creating a presentation on how photography helps my mental health. Please check it out here:
In the run up to Dementia Action Week, the Forest Of Dean Dementia Action Alliance are hosting a number events during the coming week. I am privileged to be asked to talk about two projects which will be covered through two Zoom sessions as follows:
The Our favourite Places Big Photo Album Project
I HOPE YOU CAN JOIN ME
I managed to take advantage of some pleasant weather this week with a couple of rambles around the small village of Tidenham; see my Villages page here, and to a place I've been wanting to visit for a while, Clanna Ponds. This provided me with a new Picture Story in the shape of Ron the fisherman; read about him on my Picture Story page here.
An old railway tunnel has reopened as a walkway/cycle way from Chepstow to Tintern in the Wye Valley. I walked it today and and captured a few images. The lighting is low level due to bats in the tunnel so all of the tunnel shots were taken at ISO 12500; SL2 + 24-90. You can read about the tunnel here: https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/.../19198146.tidenham.../
Our local village was partially closed off this week whilst an episode of the popular TV series Casualty was filmed. The scene involves an incident on the railway crossing with a classic MGB GT and a young girl in sixties costume. There must have been more than 50 crew and security people with only three or four actors. Although 'challenged' by security I managed to get few photo's of the proceedings.
Thrilled to again have one of my images accepted in the Leica Foto Internationalé gallery for Symbols and Structures. Check out my others here
Blaisdon is the latest addition to my Villages Of The Forest of Dean project; check it out here
Getting out and about when it snows isn't always easy but I managed to get down to my favourite place Mallards Pike on a lovely sunny morning. A selection you will find in my Home Page Favourites. This is another that has proved popular on Facebook with over 300 Likes.