Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Communication is the greatest landmark of human history

Carly asks us for landmarks for Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot.

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I offer a photograph of landlines held on the heights above a forest in Cheshire England.
Delamere Forest.
This is the greatest landmark I know because it saved me from the abyss of the ignorance that surrounded me and gave me the will to search on the Internet for more than the moment that held me speechless with lies.
I sought a virtual answer to the reality of the pain I suffered.

The forest held my imagination and its’ roots bound me to the earth. I climbed the heights and I heard the call from the sky.

My tree may have been felled but the roots remain firmly in the soil of Cheshire, England.

I give you my landmark.
The ability to communicate.

'Landlines' From Colour Contrast Continuity

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Patterns of Behaviour

Carly has asked us for photographs of PATTERNS this week.
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She has asked us to think ‘outside the box’ so my entry shows patterns of behaviour I observed when I took a short break at Delamere Forest in my mobile caravan.

I quickly realised the only way I would obtain a picture of the very shy wild rabbits was to anticipate where they would go and wait with the camera set up. Unfortunately any sight or sound of a human sent them scampering off.
There was one rabbit that regularly came to breakfast on the grassy slope outside my caravan so I decided to try to get a photograph through the kitchen window using the caravan as a ‘hide’.
It rained heavily that night and I wondered if the rabbit would make his usual appearance. I set up the camera at dawn with my new Tamron 18-270mm lens to give me the best chance of a close up and dried the outside of the window to remove the water droplets that would have interfered.
After waiting for about 30 minutes the rabbit arrived and chose to eat on the bank as usual. This gave me the added advantage of being able to photograph him at almost his level despite the fact the position of the camera was severely restricted by the window.

'Breakfast salad well washed' From Colour Contrast Continuity

'Rabbit well washed' From Home~the Journey

The other pattern of behaviour I saw was exhibited by garrulous gulls that had decided to choose the remains of felled trees showing above the water of the mere for nesting places. Those already in situ defended their rights loudly if any other gull attempted to land. I chose a specific sight and then waited for another bird to fly into the frame and initiate the argument!

'Make room for me' From Colour Contrast Continuity
In both cases the photographs required observation of the pattern of behaviour of wildlife in order to be in the right place and then wait patiently for the right time to take them.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Sleeping Giant

This is my entry for Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot.

Carly wants 'Black and Blue'.
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This is a photograph of an Oak in winter that must surely feel both during the time it sleeps.

'A Sleeping Giant' From Colour Contrast Continuity

Apparently, for extra credit I should have said what my favourite colour is and how this affects my photography. I only realised this after going to Greg's site where I do not have any trouble accessing it for the time I need to understand what is written.
My favourite colour is yellow, like the sun.
Enough said!

I hope to be able to enter this challenge and many more.

I do not understand why I have been thwarted in the past.

I cannot cope with an interface I do not understand and this precludes me downloading anything other than what AOL works with.

If that seems a weakness then I would challenge anyone to try to live with my disability and not refuse the additional stress that such apparently small changes cause unless they are essential.

I have decided that living in the real world will take every ounce of my ability to survive with the changes that must occur for any society to thrive.

I have decided what is essential for me to not only survive but live to give something to the world.

For those that are interested in my website I have added photographs to the Summer, Compilation and Monochrome rooms and would welcome any comments.