A walk along the sea front at Sidmouth on the 27th December, always a great place to brush away the cobwebs and walk off Christmas excess.
We all need some TLC at the moment so I’m sending some love out into the world…..
All supplies by Anna Aspnes …..
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate. ~John F Kennedy
These last few days have been traumatic. No not physically no, traumatic nationally. My conception of my country and the people that are supposed to govern have betrayed me. Because of a divisive and politically cynical campaign my country, my concept of European cooperation has been swept away. Already we have politicians blaming each other, a group of politicians are taking back everything they campaigned on. The financial repercussions are immense and already racism is rearing it’s angry head.
My art is comforting me so much, the taking of the image, the composition and the processing.
You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. ~ A.A. Milne
Just being able to take images of the everyday will help.
One bad chapter doesn’t mean your story’s over.~ Unknown
Playing with some composition helps.
I’m not burying my head in the sand. Just trying to find some sense and shutting that part of my brain off today.
“Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” ` Claude Monet
I’ve neglected still life recently as I don’t like faffing much. I get frustrated and cross if I can’t manipulate the objects, my camera or myself ! I have become a more outdoors only person either locally or on day trips with Mark my husband.
This week the weather has been awful, heavy rain and even thunder and lightning. The garden is wet, sodden and if plants could look miserable they would look totally fed up.
So I rescued a few roses and set about trying to set up some still life.
I decided to try to go for simple and to use as few props as possible. my processing was heavy as I have made a new Lightroom preset which is heavy on saturation and moodiness.
I am happy with the finished set of images, but fingers crossed that the weather improves soon…..
“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” ~ Alphonse Karr
Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war. ~Loren Eiseley