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CROSS-LIGHTING TWILIGHT

DEEPThe Deep Sealife Centre, Hull, East Yorkshire

For those of us with a predilection for wild places, it can be rewarding and refreshing to turn our attention to the urban landscape. Continue reading »

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SECOND CHANCE SUNSET

Cape Cornwall, West Cornwall

Pointing our cameras towards the sun can often create dramatic images. Overall contrast is obviously maximized, but because foreground and middle-ground objects are being illuminated from the other side, they are rendered as desaturated low-contrast silhouettes. There is a controllable degree of textural detail within these shadows, depending on choice of exposure and subsequent digital processing. Continue reading »

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A FAMILIAR PLACE

GREEN VISTA

That abandoned barn or lonely tree we pass everyday on the way to work is so commonplace, so mundane that it either gets ignored, or merely pencilled in to the ‘possibles’ list. It can be more difficult finding inspiration in everyday places than in unfamiliar places or photographically iconic locations for which we already have a vast mental repository of images to whet the creative appetite. Continue reading »

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SCALLOP

SCALLOP

Maggi Hambling created Scallop, a four metre high steel sculpture bearing the words “I hear those voices that will not be drowned” from the opera Peter Grimes, as a tribute to Benjamin Britten.

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