Category Archives: Texture

‘What light through yonder window breaks?’

This image is a development of early morning sunlight highlighting reflections and textures


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Cascade Abstract Series (5) and (6)


For an introduction to the Cascade Abstracts see

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Left behind


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Princess Louise – the first poppy of the year.

One of my favourite Oriental Poppies is the delightful Princess Louise.   The flower pictured below opened four days ago  and is  the first in my garden this year.


Its beauty is confirmed by a closer look.

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Young birch in April

The top photo was taken on 23rd April.  The bottom photo hows the same tree on 14th April


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Water’s edge 2

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April 16, 2019 · 8:00 am

Cascade Abstracts (1) and (2)

­­­­­I have always been fascinated by water, and especially moving water in all its forms.    My small garden contains two water features  – a water wall with a very short stream, and a fish pond fed by a cascade.  Both capture the constantly changing patterns created by weather conditions, sunlight and passing clouds.  The visual delights are also accompanied by the relaxing sound of running water.  They should, and do, provide an endless source for creative expression.­­­­  But they also cause frustration!

Perhaps belatedly, I have come to accept that it is just not possible to replicate fully via the camera lens the totality of the live experience.  It is more sensory multi-dimensional, more transitory and, indeed, more personal than might generally  be appreciated.  Technical adjustments  –  such as shutter speeds  – can provide an interpretation but not a solution to the dilemma.

However, ‘freeze-frame’  images provide a kaleidoscope of material suitable for development as abstract compositions.  I intend to post a selection of these from time to time under as ‘Cascade Abstracts’.


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