Wondering across Balnakeil Bay in North Scotland, back in March, I was struck by the ripples in the sand and began taking pictures. In some places on the beach there was a layer of sea water on top of the sand which had its own dynamic ripples, due to the strong wind, and this added an additional dimension to the continuously evolving patterns. Here are four of the images arranged in a quadriptych.
‘Ripples of Balnakeil Bay’
‘Reflection’ – Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
‘Ashmolean Abstract’ – Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
After the excitement of finding out I had been awarded a London Salon medal I have today received the official email results… and find that I have also had another print accepted! Wow, it’s just amazing, I can’t believe it.
The print is of some burnt trees near Torridon in Scotland. I found out there was a wildfire there a few years ago, hence the blackened trees. I decided to call my print ‘Wildfire’ because of that and also because the grass looks a bit little like fire licking at the bottom of the tree trunks.
You can view a larger version further down my blog.
The list of this year’s London Salon Medal winners has now been posted on their website and I am extremely pleased (to say the very least!) to be one of them!
From a worldwide entry of approximately 1300 prints only about 100 or so are selected to be included in the exhibition of London Salon member’s work. Up to 10 medals are awarded and I was fortunate to have been awarded a Medal for my print ‘Zigzag’ shown below. My camera club is Amersham Photographic Society and it also turns out that two of my fellow APS members also got a medal. It is amazing to think that 3 people from the same club could get a London Salon Medal. Congratulations to Gill Morgan and Laurie Turner.
‘Zigzag was taken in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford while I was there with my father. The handrail caught my eye and I asked my 73 year father to walk up and down the stairs a few times (poor chap) until I got the image I had seen.
This is my pinhole image for WPPD (Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day). Taken on the 27th April it is a view of my back garden showing some of what is both inside and outside the garden boundary. Taken on an Olympus OM-D E-M5 with a Wanderlust Pinwide wide angle bodycap.
My image on the WPPD gallery (Once it has been reviewed)