It is Sunday morning and so as usual I will open up the dark passages within my mind and see what’s going on in there. What do I have on my mind this morning? Being typically English, I’m watching the weather. (more…)
It’s Sunday morning and so time for another Sunday ramble from deep in the Black Country. The Black Country doesn’t really have a good reputation. The dark picture above is what people expect to see when they imagine the Black Country. They imagine industry and workers, but it has changed. (more…)
Yes, we have snow. It looks nice, but baby it’s cold outside! I have to clear my path and a way to my car and then clear the car. Snow landscapes can be very pretty but also difficult to take and I suspect there is ice under that snow, so driving will be difficult. (more…)
This is the Midland Metro, a light rail system that runs between Birmingham and Wolverhampton. The depot where the trams are stored and maintained is half way between in Wednesbury. This is where I live. What’s it like here in the Black Country? Check out my photos to get some idea… (more…)
I did this picture a year ago and had it printed on canvas. I gave it to my sister for Christmas. I’ve had another one printed and it should be delivered this week. That’s the problem. Yes, this is another Sunday ramble through the lesser known pathways of my mind, when I share my thoughts. (more…)
The story of Dick Whittington going to London to make his fortune is based on the real Richard Wittington, the three times Lord Mayor of London and wealthy merchant. (more…)
I’m still looking for a suitable image to edit that I can enter in an exhibition. It will probably be a summer exhibition and so I don’t want anything too depressing. I’ve started taking more photos of buildings rather than landscapes. The Nikon D3200 seems more suited to buildings; it focuses better on a defined subject. (more…)
HS 2 was a plan for a high speed rail link from London to the Midlands, but now it’s been extended to the north of England too. The original estimate of the cost was supposed to be 32 billions, but that has been revised upwards to 42 billions and with the governments track record we can expect it to cost closer to 100 billions. Could we spend money and invest more wisely?
The weekend is here and we have sunshine in England! After last year’s rain that washed out many events like the carnivals we are hoping for a better summer. It begins today with a half marathon between the cities of Wolverhampton and Birmingham. It will be an unusual run along the tow path of the canal.
If you are following my blog posts this week, you’ll know I’m having an art week. The region of England where I live, isn’t well known for art. It could be, but someone has to lead a new art movement. I don’t really think the local galleries will provide leadership, they don’t rate the local artists very highly. The great artists come from London, Paris, Vienna, Rome and New York, not Walsall.
This photograph was taken last weekend by Fei Ye, an International student from China who is studying at my local University in Wolverhampton. It was taken in Cambridge, where it rained all day. The shot wasn’t straight and so I straightened it a little and edited it to make it a little more artistic. It’s unusual and has lots of depth as the canal goes away from us.
This photograph was taken late in the day and so we have lots of shadows. The benches in the foreground give the picture some depth. Will editing make it better? (more…)