we are on our way to the cottage for a couple of days at the lake, the weather looks promising; lots of sunshine head. no phone, no internet, just time to sit beside the lake and read. It has been a couple of years, maybe even 10 since our last visit!
I can only photography the trees so many times before I start to experiment with intentional camera motion, as I have done with this image that was actually taken in a park in London England last week.
I am also looking forward setting up the tripod and spending a little time working with the neutral density filter on some long exposures of the lake and the sky.
the Clock at Bath Abbey, Bath England; copyright jmeyersforeman
Wile we were in Bath England, we visited the Bath Abbey. During the tower tour we were taken into the clock room, and this is a photo of the clock from the interior of the tower. The guide explained that before there was an electric light someone had to sit in the tiny little room with a lantern so the clock was lit and the people of Bath Abbey would know what time it was. I can’t imagine sitting in this tiny little room for 12 hrs at a time breathing in the fumes of the lantern.
Elsa Tomjowiak at theTheatre Graslin, Nantes France, copyright jmeyersforeman
I have been experimenting with different templates and layouts in Photoshop, gathering new skills and figuring out ways to present photos in a series that collectively tell the story better than a single image, so today I will take you back to Nantes France. Around the city we found several art installations as we wandered around the streets, visiting historic sites and tourist attractions. The Elsa Tomjowiak’s art installation was at the Theatre Graslin.
Elsa Tomjowiak hung long strips of painted plastic in the very large front entrance to the opera house, the colour transforms the all white hallway with a rainbow of colour that dances and moves as the sunlight changes intensity and direction through the day.
I thought these images would work well in this template. The first image is the view of the opera house as we first discovered it. Walking up to the front, the colour banners hanging down between the all white columns. As we approached the building curiosity drew us inside to find that the banners were also draped inside and we could witness how the colour had transformed the all white hallway. After spending time in the now colourful front hallway we wandered out of the building to find a group of young people on the steps, using the opera house as a background and singing to the people as they sat and enjoyed their lunch in the square.
Do you think that using these images to tightly together makes the collage to busy? I would appreciate any feedback you might have on using templates for storytelling.
The London streets, buses, and subway trains are busy. Gatwick officials said this is a big travel weekend! 141,000 passengers through the airport today and another 144,000 through tomorrow! Here is a photo I took while waiting for the train!
we hope you are enjoying your weekend where ever you are.
The front wall and foundations is all that remains of Donnington Castle, but it is a wonderful place for a picnic. We have been visiting with family and touring some of the historic sites in England, so I have taken a small reprieve from the camera and the computer! I hope you are enjoying your week.
Last week we visited Bath England, early that morning we were out wandering the streets, only a few people were on the street headed to work, so the streets were quiet. Early morning can be a great time to wander the streets with a camera, while the contrast between the light and the shadows can be strong and ruin many travel photos, interesting details and shadows can be found.
The bike culture in big in Bath, with plenty of bike rentals available for both tourist and residents to use, bike lanes make it easy to bike around the city. It isn’t unusual to see them locked up to every railing and lamp-post in the city, but it is unusual to find one bike alone, the shadow so clear, and so beautifully framed. In fact 10 minutes later I was back down the street and the bike was gone! It was a great day, even if we were still looking for a cup of coffee!
I have submitted this to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness blog post. Once a week photographers from around the globe submit their favourite black and white image and Leanne Cole curates the images into a single blog post. There is so many great images I recommend you head over and check out the work.
Recently we spent the day visiting St. Fagans, which is a collection of historic buildings showing what life was like in Wales during different periods of history. The buildings include a farm-house, school, shops, a chapel that have been relocated onto the grounds of the St. Fagan’s castle. It was a wonderful way to spend the day, wandering the grounds.
I will share more images and information in the near future, but for now we are busy enjoying visiting with family in England! After so many months it is nice to have family around.
reflection of Bath in the River Avon; Bath England; copyright jmeyeresforeman
While we were in Bath we walked across the Putney Bridge, through the garden and down the riverbank early one morning, commuters were on their way to work, few tourists were around and it was wonderfully quiet. The morning light was perfect for getting reflections of the church steeple in the water.
After Bath England we travelled by train to Caerphilly Wales. The Caerphilly Castle is the historic site in this lovely little town, built-in the 11 century in just 3 years, it occupies 30 acres of land, the river had been diverted to create the moat.
The castle was fun to visit, many of the rooms have exhibits set up telling visitors about the building, the weapons and life in the 12th century. It is now used for events and weddings. It would have been wonderful if the water had been still we would have had a wonderful reflection! oh well, maybe another day.