Friday – If you go down to the woods today.

Blog

Yesterday (Thursday) Mark and I visited Leigh Woods just outside Bristol. besides being a wonderful place to take a woodland walk it is playing host to an art installation project by Luke Jerram called “Withdrawn’. I talked about it on the podcast “Pull up a Chair’ that Jessica, Helen and I are hosting on iTunes check it out HERE

Five fishing boats hide in the woods, how did they get here ? Why are they here ? Luke Jerram has used this project to ask questions about over fishing and marine conservation.

 

First you walk through the woods.

P1030328_bluebellwoods

 

 

The National Trust, a charity that exists through public donation and membership fees maintains and conserves large areas of coastline, woodland, forests and houses. They are responsible for the upkeep of Leigh Woods.

 

The trees are magnificent

 

P1030332lightnairy

 

The weather was perfect a bit chilly with dappled light.

 

I had my usual photography buddy with me.

P1030311_mark

 

Through the trees something could be seen ….

 

P1030336_thrtrees

 

Events are taking place at night with lights and music. And choirs are performing from local schools.

 

IMG_7056geygull

 

Some lovely grunge…

 

dip

 

P103039_text

 

Linking up with Kim today for Friday Finds….

Kim Klassen dot com

A WALK THROUGH HISTORY

2014, August 2014, digital, digital art, digital scrapping, flowers, heartwork, Iphoneography, journal, Journaling, kim klassen, lightroom, national trust, out and about, Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom, texture, texture tuesday
“The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.” 
― Susan SontagOn Photography

 

As many of you know Mark and I try to visit National Trust properties as often as we can. We are members which saves us a considerable amount of money. This week we revisited Lacock Abbey and the Fox Talbot museum in Wiltshire. It has a very interesting history, not only is it 800 years old in places but also was the home of Henry Fox Talbot. It was founded as a medieval nunnery in 1232. For movie and TV buffs it was used as the setting for the first 2 Harry Potter films, and the village was used as a setting for Pride and Prejudice (the Colin Firth one) and Cranford. To me it is the almost perfect place to visit (all is missing is water), it has wonderful medieval architecture a botanic garden and a very interesting history.

Lacock_viewpark_IMG_1000001504

But this visit was really to learn more about Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877). He was a mathematician, botanist and chemist. he is known for inventing photography, his process of creating a negative in the camera and from that making multiple positive prints was the dominant process throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  His work was based on earlier experiments by others.

 

IMG_0215bottles

Talbot inherited Lacock when he was 5 months old but didn’t live there until he was 27. His disappointing attempts at drawing whilst on his honeymoon led him to think how science might help people with no artistic talent to make images.

If you would like to read more about this amazing man you will some more information HERE

IMG_0209HFT

I wonder what he would think of today’s instant photography and the ease of processing !

Photo taken using Hipstamatic.

IMG_0205_cloisters

 

As summer begins to fade there was a last show of beautiful flowers in the kitchen garden.

flower_trip

I created a scrapbook page. Supplies by Anna Aspnes and Agnes Biro.

visit-to-Lacock

I love this quote from Talbotfox-talbot-quote

Textures used in the scrapbook page are kk waterfront1 and quiet.

“Texture