August 6, 2013 … last-minute stop-gap

From the tone of my last few posts I must surely have reached rock bottom?

Alas, yesterday was dire. I really wasn’t even interested in picking up my camera. Now that is a sure sign of something unusual.  By nine pm I was in danger of having my first day with no photo since January 1, 2011.

I had not set foot outside all day, and it was too late, too cold, and too dark to start now. What could I use to make a picture? Most photographers disparage “found art” … an image that is merely a record of someone else’s creativity. The only way to get away with “found art” images is if the depiction is in itself creative, and adds something to the original work.


The two images with which I avoid the break  my photo-a-day tradition are of the same little sculpture (a gift to my wife from our lovely elder daughter, Catherine). Whether I get away with making a viewable image is for you to judge. By the way, neither is a monochrome image.


I am looking forward to the uphill side of this journey.





About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
This entry was posted in adversity, Art, Family. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to August 6, 2013 … last-minute stop-gap

  1. Adam Rosner says:

    I really like the lighting and the angle on the second one. There’s all sorts of still life ideas for people housebound – no rush to get outside if you’re ill! Speedy recovery

  2. I agree with Adam. That image is lovely.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s