July 22, 2014 … still life, still here

Still life images are a sign that I am (creatively) in trouble.

Shells etc

Shells and sea wrack

At best, a still life says I am still alive. A combination of ugly weather, administrative tasks for the camera club and a significant dollop of laziness kept me indoors yesterday.  I mentioned the previous day that Mary had walked from Breaker Bay to Lyall Bay. I forgot to mention that she likes to gather things from the beach, A handful of shells, some odd rocks and some sea-wrack all came home with us, and willing posed to have their picture taken.

Mystery object

I am not sure quite what this is … I suspect it is a fragment of the holdfast from a big clump of kelp

They were not particularly talkative and I have little to say about them, but they gave me a chance to practise close-up shots.


Dancing sea-weed

I shall try for some real life today, despite the weather.

It’s a bleak day so let’s see what it brings.



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.
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One Response to July 22, 2014 … still life, still here

  1. Adam Rosner says:

    That dancing sea weed begs to be done in B&W, strongly backlit and with just enough front light to avoid it being a total silhouette, shot with a wide lens, throwing a strong shadow toward the camera, on a textured foreground. Bring it over one day, we can have a go…

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