Week 53- Capturing Sunshine

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Week 52- Speckles or Splashes

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Speckles bleached speckles on brown to white, while drops dashed on deep dark blue. The rocks gleamed algae green, a trip hazard for every young flipper. As the pale sunlight casually gleamed on slimy skin. We lazed there like sleepy sirens singing on the rocks, playing like puppies swimming in the sea a way no human would experience. The time flew by when we heard the roaring splash of the waves, the lazy chug of the running motor ever more slow each and every time we heard it, I looked through sleepy eyes at the weird concoction as the noise stopped and it glided closer. A frequent event but ever the more strange as silence fell and we looked up. every time it looked different, colours, shapes, movement and just for a moment we would look up and see. Then the pained motor would start and just like that it would be gone and the splash of the roaring waves along with it.

I love Ireland, it has to be one of my favourite places in the world. The mass of the countryside the beautiful landscape and the welcoming feeling that spells “home”. I took this picture when in Kerry, we were travelling to a small yet exquisite Ireland off the coast, filled with gorgeously exotic plants and amazing colours. It was astonishingly beautiful. If it weren’t for the man-eating midges it would have been perfect.
As with many of my photos I was quite lucky after all I don’t speak seal and yet I chose to angle the photo so as to incorporate talking space into my photo. My main focus was the seal on the rock it just so happened my talking and waving worked so maybe I do speak seal. Its beautiful pose really makes this photo special, combined with the contrast of dark and light present by the dark sea and the bright green countryside, I couldn’t be happier. This photo definitely holds some fond memories.

Week 51- The Allusive Butterfly Orchid

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Feet seemed aloof within the tall specks of green, the colours so vivid like an artists sunset. Curves spilt to leak droplets like shrieks of colour running down a page, while bony legs with brittle wings hid in the dark as footsteps reverberated the ground underneath. Soldiers attacked catapulting through the wind with a parachute with spider web symmetry, only to be caught by a child hoping for a wish. The green structures once growing tall lay broken behind the tracks of trainers as we searched for that one treasure. Once caught would we kill it too?

This week I went to a natures reserve with school. Our guide showed us many interesting things, the allusive butterfly orchid (look it up its pretty) as well as how to take the measurement of the number of plant species in a set area, (it was more interesting then it sounds). But for a man who loved nature and protected so many plant species it didn’t half bug me how much he loved to stumble over everything! Even now I find myself fuming at the thought of it, by the end I could have yelled, (getting angry at someone is not a very common thing for me). I felt guilty myself when he forced us to plod among those vast fields of wild flowers, it allowed me to imagine what those “underneath” felt as we destroyed their homes very daily. I took this shot as an observation of that viewpoint. I took it from a low angle and tilted the camera upwards to portray the thought of a smaller being and to also show the creeping members of my school to portray the other member of my description. The low angle also allowed me to capture the beautiful array of colours within the fields (people who read my posts regularly would know I love my colours) as well as little taps of detail that I feel added that little bit more to the photo. My only dislike about this photo came with the presence of the wind. It became troublesome as my camera found it hard to focus. Other then that I like this photo and I hope you do to 🙂 thanks for reading.

Week 49- Patters on petals

Week 49- Patters on petals

The splash of drops and the clatter of gods claps, whistled through curls to spiral pounding like drums sparking soily fireworks. They twist in the wind to sparkle fun as wellies crack the faces which they hide. Patters on petals as sweet as pear drops capture colours as rich as chocolate but as bright as a sunny day. We should never hide from the rain.

As always i love the colours in this photo, nature is my key focus and it never seems to disappoint. I chose to position the flower to the left to create a large amount of talking space which further highlights the contrasting colours from the background and foreground. My main aim with this photo was to emphasise the raindrops on the petals and leaves as they were so beautiful and delicate. I personally love the rain but it was hard to capture such a small and detailed part of the photo clearly. So i chose to alter my camera settings, darkening the lighting and yet this wrecked the colour. Therefore small amounts of editing was needed. small alterations on the brightness i believe created a better photo. I love it and will be using it in my artwork. Thankyou for reading see you soon.

Week 46- “Oh we all like to be beside the seaside”

Life seems so simple by the sea. The breeze so swift pirouettes and glides to whistle through ears and dance amongst thoughts, to smash them to splinters in a fist of fury so fierce it rocks the seabed. Pebbles crash to a plop on the crispy clear blue to be swallowed deep like a fish swallows plankton, the ripples erupting on the surface. Each wave smashes deep, each whistle is a song only to be captured in every seashell.

This week I was lucky to go to a study trip in Nice. Amongst the sunshine and glistening beach I actually learnt plenty of French. I chose this particular photo because its so summery, it describes the lazy days of summer perfectly as well as expressing what nice brought me, fun and headspace which is always good. I initially took this photo because I liked the layers of the sea the pebbles the froth. Alone I felt it needed a bit more so I added my shoes. The perfect colour I feel, but I believe they also add a sense of presence within the photo that everyone can relate to. Thank you for reading 🙂

Week 35- When Autumn leaves Fall

Week 35- When Autumn leaves Fall

They skitter across the floor like helpless wonders but form clusters under their branches. Forgotten. We trample, smudge and break there brittle bodies on long walks under the once green trees. Yet they take revenge when the light falls and we ponder on noises that scare us. Autumn has arrived and I will watch where I tread.

Autumn has definitely arrived this week and for me (living in such a place as Malvern) I love this time of year. It can be cold and in some ways dull but as the leaves fall from the trees I can’t help but love the colours and excitement in which it brings. Winter! 😉 So for my photo this week I chose to take a picture of the “typical” autumn scene. I love the composition within this photo as the angles within it really emphasise the pathway and the aspect of distance. In addition I chose to include the whole length of the trees within my photo in order to hint at their growth and significance within nature and autumn. This thus highlighted the trees fragile but empty branches which I feel also added to the autumn scene. Furthermore I love how the white light seeps between the empty branches, this emphasises the branches shapes which I really like and as always ( i am a artist) I admire the autumn colours that represent the nature and experience that is Malvern. Yet again Malvern has given me another way of looking at life and its beauty. Nature is beautiful in so many ways. Thank you for reading I hope you liked my post. 🙂

Week 33- Flying High

Week 33- Flying High

A pierce in ears so sharp it tingles cuts threw the misty smoke, giving rise to the excitement and eagerness of which was spoke. The red and blue gleam on the big birds wings only etch union jack colours across the sky as it dances. Spiral after spiral and yet the rumbling roar of engine and fan are only greeted by the familiar oohs and arghs of entertainment as eyes watch fixed on its gleaming tail feathers. Still when the skies glow dark and the eyes wither away, my eyes still remain just to ponder….. what would it be like to fly?

We live close to a showground and this week was the autumn show. I chose this photograph because of its colours its detail and it’s simplicity. I didn’t expect to get such a detailed picture of the plane after widening my shot so far and yet I believe you can still see its structure and colour clearly. I took photos both days in which the show was on and on the second day my photos became clearer still. However I feel within this shot we have a blend of colours combined with a little contrast, from the grey blue of the sky to the silver gleam in the planes wings tinged with red. I prefer this in comparison to the bright contrast of colours present in the shots afterwards. Furthermore, I feel the use of “talking space” within this photo really adds to the photographs subtlety. I love how the planes trail can be seen glimmering through the sky behind it as if disappearing into its colour, its almost as if an artist has bleached it away with their paintbrush. Also I love the fact that the plane is just a extra “addition” to the photograph. I intended to express the plane as “part of the sky” and so rather then zooming into it using my camera I decided to place it to the side as well as widening my shot. I think these processes were effective in getting across the idea I wanted and so I really enjoyed taking and capturing this photo. Thank you as always for reading and I hope you like my photo. 🙂