Horizon: July 30 Photo a Day Challenge


A farther view depending on how far above sea level you are standing.......... Horizon A fascination and my inspiration in photography and painting for many years. How far away is the horizon line? According to Wikipedia: " distance to the true horizon from an observer close to the Earth's surface is about[2] where h is height above sea level and R is …

July 29 Seaweed Green?


JUly Colours and letters challenge In November last year I was on a course at St Ives School of painting. The theme was 'Finding Your Voice' and an excellent place for art courses. All about being authentic in your art practice and challenging your perceptions in making art. During the course we had to find …

River (Beane)- July 8 Photo a Day


Winter view of River Beane River Beane borders Hartham Common- the view from my studio at Dicker Mill. Some years ago the river was furnished with a new bridge, across the Beane, that joins Hertford via a pathway that leads all the way through to Ware. Video of the waterways of Hertford An interesting fact …

Photo A Day: Boring and Not so Wordless Wednesday.


Am I boring you? With so much activity on social media these days it's understandable that many posts and tweets go unseen and uncommented. Twitter for me is a waste of time, but as my blog posts automatically go there I have let it go, let it go! However I have discovered here on WordPress …

June photo a day challenge


Lazing on a sunny afternoon......welcome June June brings another rush of Birthdays in the family and of course Father's Day - normally a time of family gatherings and celebrations for the extended family. My eldest grand daughter will be eleven in a few days time, where have those years gone, so grown up, so adorable. …

20 May Photo A Day : Urban


Howard believed that such Garden Cities were the perfect blend of city and nature. After a city reaches its target population, new interconnected nodes can be developed. A Garden City is built up and its population has reached 32,000. How will it grow? It will grow by establishing another city some little distance beyond its own zone of ‘country’, so that the new town may have a zone of country of its own.

May 7th photo a day challenge : Park


A search in the photo library revealed over 1000 images of my Grand Children in the park and a few of Stanley Park Vancouver and various other parks. Not being with the Grand Children is probably the hardest part of lockdown for me. I usually spend one day every week with them, the babies the …

Square Tops : Top Moments Goodbye April


Many disappointments one way and another for us all this year - but in the greater scheme of things a few top moments to celebrate. Goodbye April. and a time lapse of my top tulips! https://videopress.com/v/aHDqT2JO?preloadContent=metadata A planned exhibition to celebrate WGC100 'In Our Garden' postponed. Accepted for Derwent Art Prize Exhibition at Oxo Gallery …

March 31 photo a day : Goodbye March


Some random March images from my library - some from a few years ago. Well I managed to get out today to get shopping for my Dad. There were a couple of things he especially likes from one shop so got there just after 9 am and queued with a safe distance. I picked up …

March 27 Photo a Day Challenge: Quickly


https://vimeo.com/315185961 paintingphotography-moving images Quickly Moving through the landscape, watching the tide ebb and flow, time and transience are something I am interested in exploring. The moving images taken on journeys capture moments in time, the images revealing details often missed as we move through time and space. The image of light featured : the speed …

Family and friends, film and fun – It’s February. Monday blues-POTD challenge


An eventful weekend with Family and friends, film and fun, fine tuning video and photos for Art Trail in April. I have an idea that I'm working on to use the time lapse in several ways to illustrate transience ........this is what I have so far, and still tweaking the video. https://vimeo.com/315185961

by the sea: photo a day challenge


https://vimeo.com/296165822 by the sea Church Cove Gunwalloe The LIzard by the sea photography Caryl Beach. small abstracted mixed media on canvas. Caryl Beach. by the sea my favourite place to be a place of contemplation and inspiration Looking across from St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse photo a dayhttps://citysonnet.wordpress.com/category/photography/challenges/

The decorations have to come down


Oh well, it's that time again..the decorations have to come down early this year. I remember one year-begging my Mum to leave them up for my Birthday (Jan 7th)...considering that she was the most superstitious of people..she agreed. They did look out of place at the party, I seem to remember. I love the new …