I was there ... (2) random images
Cruising through the calendar listing of my photos this year here are a few to give a flavour of 2012.
Firstly, the Erewash Canal was frozen over in February, and as it thawed curious patterns showed up.
Ian and I have had some great walks. This one started from Matlock, also in February. Spot the camouflaged sheep in the landscape.
In March I started to rent studio space at Long Eaton Art Room. This is the view from the window, out across the cemetery Now the leaves have fallen, it is pretty much the same view. Only, the studio has much more in it than a branch off our greengage. We still have studios available, so get in touch via the website.
I can't remember the context of this image, perhaps it is just as well. Fortunately, I spotted the laundry from a distance, and had my camera ready as I came into range!
I love pylons, insulators etc. I would have sketched this, but I was out walking with a camera to hand.
Things I see that offer scope for texture work, whether in knitting, crochet, ceramics or metal need to be documented and stashed away for future reference. Maybe even just the idea of photographing the fuzzy stripes has imprinted it in my vocabulary of mental textures.
Sometimes I just go for the plain pretty things too. This was in Edinburgh in the spring, part of a council planting.
But more often it is the strong images that win out. Colour always excites me.
So do multiples.