Time waits for no man...
A shot taken of the beautiful skies over Cheshire, this location is great for atmospheric shots, due to the chemical plants nearby and the gas & oil refinery. You can see the long lines of pylons jutting along the landscape in a series parallel, they make for interesting sculptures against an atmospheric sky like this one, hence the title.
For those of you that may not know, Manifesta is the only itinerant european biennial of contemporary art, together with events such as the biennial of Venice and the Documenta in Kassel, Manifesta is one of the foremost art events of Europe. Here is a link for those who may be interested: manifesta.org/
St Lukes the 'Bombed Out' church in Liverpool, is a well known landmark, not much of the gallery left, but the tower still stands proud as does the buttresses. Currently their is a donation programme ongoing organised by some of the homeless in Liverpool, you may not have a roof over your head, but you still have passion in your soul.
Am sure they'll be a few people on here, who know about politcal protest, or who is protesting against who. In the last thirty years, I have witnessed protest in my country and abroad, people protest for what they believe in, the reason, because they want equality. From the early Peterloo Massacre in Manchester, an agressive onslaught of the Cavalry, armed with Sabres charged into a crowd of 60,000 to 80,000 thousand people. Womens' movement Suffragettes, founded by Emmeline Pankhurst, to the more agressive nature of the Miner Strikes. Throughout history, we fight for what believe in, this movement Occupy fights against social and economic inequality throughout the globe.
Taken in an old disused mining quarry.
Another shot from within the doorway, loooking out to hidden room.
A shot was taken from the adjoining room, the face within the wall.
The scrawl on the wall, says it all.
Woman transfixed on waht was taking place on the coast.
A shot taken from across the Menai Strait, I have shot this using my DSLR. However I think that shooting monochrome film, certainly brings out the mood.
This shot of the Faerie Glen in Wales, quite an idyllic location to shoot. The surrounding landscape is very serene and of course it goes without saying mountainous, when it comes to Wales rugged landscape.
A close up of Leedi's hand.I felt inspired after watching a film about the late Bill Brandt, he was a well known landscape photographer, he did introduce however nudes into his work, parts of the anatomy such as an ear or an arm or crossed legs against a landscape backdrop. This work would give you a sense of contrasting textures. I felt I just wanted to bring that influence into my studio work.
The perspective on this shot, gave me a wry smile. I love how the curves accentuate his face. The late photographer Bill Brandt is a clear influence in my work.
An old stone wall leads your gaze in seemingly open moorland; and then your eyes catch the unmistakable shape of a large Oak tree casting its shadow on an empty disused barn. This old homestead was disused for sure but the local shepherd let a homeless man, rest here out of the burning rays of sunlight.By all accounts it was a lovely day; I actually was down to my shorts after crossing a river and cooling my feet in the soothing currents. I have been eyeing this shelter for a few weeks now and really wanted to capture the spirit of the landscape. I tried various perspectives using an old Soligor 1:2.8 28mm Prime lens. It did the job I just liked the way the light was falling on that old dry stone wall, it was a beautiful moment.
Another perspective, of a fine landscape.