What can I say. A third place in the last slide competition and now up to second place.
I got second place in our club "Three of a Kind" competition with this shot of London. Sorry it is so small but it is three slides and enormous so a computer cannot do it justice.Regards,
It was a lovely summer evening so we went out into the Peak District to find some nice locations.
Here is what we came up with.
Til next time,Rob. www.robpovey.co.uk
It has been a couple of weeks since my last post. Here in the UK it has been the wettest May since 1983, and where I live in the Peak District it has been VERY wet.
Suffering from a lack of photography, yesterday I was forced out into the garden with my Macro lens. The clemetis flower below gets my award for pick of the bunch.
Today it was a Public Holiday in the UK and so I went out to the Anderton Boat Lift (Northwich, Cheshire) with my wife and son. It was the first boat lift anywhere in the world and is now one of only 15 worldwide. It has recently been restored and re-opened in 2003.
Til next time!
Last night at my local photography club (www.leekphotographyclub.org.uk) we had Denis Thorpe as a guest speaker.
Denis was a photographer with the Guardian newspaper in the UK and covered many of the UK's most historical moments. A quiet man who's images speak for themselves. Nearly all Black & White they simply blow you away. What was most striking was that they are not just paper "snaps" they each tell a story in their own right and stand up as artistic images in their own right.
A picture of an impromptu football match between the Police and Striking Miners in Yorkshire was excellent and really did mirror the Christmas Day armistace in World War One.
I especially liked his images taken in the home of LS Lowrey (the "matchstick men" painter) in Salford, the day after Lowrey had died and before it was cleaned out by Securicor. He had to stop them removing things so he could get into the house to record it for prosperity.
I was already starting to have a leaning to Black & White, and after last night I think it will be something I do a lot more of.