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Art and culture #ramble

I think the town I live in lacks some cultural opportunities. The art gallery rarely seems to have anything interesting on and only opens three days each week. It closes altogether in the winter. I think we could make a bit more of an effort to get funding from the Arts Council for a summer exhibition. The Royal Academy of Arts has a summer exhibition and so why shouldn’t we? Yes, today I’m sharing my thoughts with you as I usually do on a Sunday morning. I have art and culture on my mind this morning.

art and culture

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Geeks and photography #life

Geeks don't always own teddy bears

Socially inept?

I checked with Google the definition of the word geeks. The definition is an unfashionable or socially inept person. A nerd is very similar. These are American expressions and so not to be taken too seriously. I think geeks are drawn to computers and do take up photography. Owning a teddy bear is optional. Taking photos of your teddy bear is bordering on the weird… (more…)


Bohemian socialites

 

Bohemian gypsy or socialite copycat?

I put a few vintage photographs on the Facebook page yesterday and fans of the page liked them. The photographs were of gypsies who inspired the Bohemian culture that swept Europe in the early 20th century. (more…)


Composing your winter picture #photography

BLACK COUNTRY (45)

I have to admit that I don’t spend enough time composing my pictures, but I do look for diagonal lines and anything that will give the image perspective. Photographing landscapes in winter is difficult with the poorer light but we can still get images with a cold winter look. (more…)


Should we nurture enthusiasm?

MOORCROFT WOOD (2)

When I was young I was fascinated by a few things. I liked speed and took up cycling. I liked experimenting and would spend my money on electronics components to experiment with. My fascination with electronics was destroyed after trying to work in that area. (more…)


Photographing buildings #photography

1 Queens Head

If you’re just starting to take up photography, then try photographing interesting buildings. You can think more about taking the photo and less about the settings. I took this photo of the Queen’s Head in Wednesbury on a sunny day, so it’s a nice bright photo. (more…)


Creative opportunities for everyone? #culture

Wednesbury art gallery

Living in the Black Country, all I seemed to hear about when I was young was the industry. Now I hear a lot about creativity and art. We used to make steel tubes here and all sorts of products that supported the motor industry and the building industry. The Black Country was an important part of a nation that was industrious. We made things. (more…)


Why use manual settings? #photography

SNOW 17 JAN 2016  (46)

I went out on Sunday and took some photographs while we had a little snow. It was cloudy but the snow reflected quite a lot of light. You can set your camera on the landscape setting for this type of shot and the camera will set the aperture narrow and measure the light for you, but it won’t adjust for snow! (more…)


Getting creative for health #life

1 artistic edit

Today’s picture is an artistic edit of one of the photographs that I took on Sunday. I wish I could have done stuff like this when I was younger. Technology has given us the tools to become much more creative. (more…)


Aesthetics: appreciating beauty #culture

Today’s picture is a composite of images of the local park. It looks nice doesn’t it? It was landscaped from land used for mining. The ‘Mount’ was actually a pit bank of clay. Now it’s a beautiful Victorian park, but over the years, it’s been changing. So too have many of our Victorian buildings. (more…)


Taste and honesty #life

ST BARTS CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL (24)

I must admit I find it hard to join in with the spirit of Christmas, but I am trying to make more of an effort. I’m not religious, but I still went to photograph the Christmas tree festival in the local church. (more…)


Metering and cropping #photography

Wednesbury Metro station

Many cameras now offer a choice of metering. The camera has a built-in light meter and so adjusts settings depending on the light. In this photograph, the light varies throughout the frame. It was lighter on the left where the sun was shining through from the back of that building. (more…)


Sculpture by Epstein #art

NOVERMBER FIRST (34)

These sculptures are reproductions of work by Jacob Epstein and are on display at Walsall Art Gallery. I like them, but I don’t like his paintings. He is described as a sculptor though so maybe I’m being a little harsh. The white one is the better one because it’s easier to photograph. (more…)


Rebelling again the Bourgeois #art

I’ve always been fascinated by Bohemianism and the concept that made people rebel against convention. The original bohemians weren’t poor but wanted the pleasures and the freedoms enjoyed by the poor. (more…)


Engaging with your audience #ramble

It’s Sunday morning and so I let you into the dustier pathways of my mind and let you know what I’m thinking about today. I’ve been thinking about art and audience engagement. Some artists create for themselves, true artists create for other people and engage with the audience. (more…)


The humility of art #art

There are different types of photography and they all require different skills and approaches. I’ve done a lot of landscape photography and that seems to be what I’m good at. There is also various types of photographic art and I think this photograph falls into that category and so I’ve had it printed.    (more…)


Photographic art #photography

HYDES POOL IN AUTUMN (22)

I took some photos on Sunday and I’ve been doing some editing to try to create something artistic. There are people who think photography can’t be art because it’s too easy. Snapshots obviously aren’t art, but when you take some trouble to compose a shot and then edit to produce a desirable image, then it can be classed as photographic art. (more…)


Bohemian art? #art

bohemian art?

I like to experiment and imagine what might be. I was a bit of a daydreamer in junior school, but was that a bad thing? There are thinkers, imaginative people who wonder if things can be different and if life can be better. Some of us think about phenomenon, we tend to think big. Such thinking is frowned upon and held back by the small minded. (more…)


Fun with photography

SANNA (42)

I photographed this boat last week. I wanted it in fairly sharp focus so I could read the name. The wind was blowing the tarpaulin around so, I need to freeze the movement. I needed a fast shutter speed. It was a little cloudy, so raising the ISO would help too. I just selected a scene mode and the sports setting gave me everything I needed. (more…)


Posters, postcards and flags

Darlaston Fun Day 2015

I designed this poster last night for something to do. It was quite easy, but I did make a mistake and then saved it. Mistakes are easy to correct, before you’ve saved, but not after! I managed to correct the post code. (more…)


Competition photos

I have taken this shot many times, but I wanted a shot for a competition and so waited for just the right light and went to take this shot about an hour before sunset. I was lucky that guy was there fishing! (more…)


Burlesque and art

Burlesque

I started with an artistic poster today for burlesque. Burlesque is artistic, it started in Europe and then caught on in the United States. It’s not serious art, it’s meant to be cheeky and it’s meant to be humorous. (more…)


Wednesbury Carnival in pictures

CARNIVAL 2015 (10)

If you’re a regular reader you’ll know on a Sunday morning I just ramble on about whatever is on my mind. This morning it’s photography, because I photographed the Carnival yesterday. I think a few people will want to see pictures, so I’ll ramble less today! (more…)


Bohemia–a country of the mind

Street scene - Bohemia

A featured article by Mike Maynard

Bohemianism

Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, with few permanent ties, involving musical, artistic, or literary pursuits. In this context, Bohemians may be wanderers and adventurers. (Wikipedia) (more…)

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