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The Gate – my new friend.

‘We are not interested in the unusual, but in the usual seen unusually.’   Beaumont Newhall

I pass through my garden gate several times each day.  In fact, we’ve been passing acquaintances for many years!   But this morning I did something I had not done before.  I felt it was time I got to know my gate better and so I stopped and, I suppose, really looked at the gate for the first time.  Despite its age it is in excellent shape with attractive curves, even though its joints are rusty and its skin needs more than a touch of conditioner.  Clearly I have been neglectful and have not given the gate the tlc it deserves.

Nevertheless, to celebrate the occasion I took a series of photographs and will be sharing them with you today and tomorrow.


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Please, shut the gate!

The message is clear: the farmer would rather you didn’t cross his field, but if you do so will you please fasten the gate.  I was attracted by the texture –  the gate is almost tactile and contrasts with the strands of the twine  –  and by the colours.  OK the colours have been saturated a little to make the point.

Please, shut the gate!

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Change and Decay: Retired Rudder

Against the old lifeboat house in Periglis Bay rests a retired rudder.  Its days of usefulness long since passed, it has fallen into a state of decay.  Oil-caked boards, peeling paint and encroaching rust create an image combining colour, pattern and texture.

Retired Rudder

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