preferences

I seem to prefer black and white photography, more often than not. It just seems, to me, to strip out the unnecessary distraction that colour can bring, especially when colour isn't specifically the story you're trying to tell. This would be a completely different picture if the walkers various strident and clashing waterproof coat colours… Continue reading preferences

a different bargain clearance

The globalisation, and modern international air travel, that makes it easy for general incompetence to spread new virus variants about the world, have also been operating to spread this Black Friday consumerist disease around over recent years. It got into the UK a long time ago, but of course the accompanying Americanism of Thanksgiving that… Continue reading a different bargain clearance

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Just sitting here and thinking of some relevant wording to add to my pictures for this post. Don't mind me. Tell you what, I'll post the pictures for you to look at now, while I carry on and think of the angle I'm going to take for the text. As usual, you can click on… Continue reading title here

Not dead yet

I know. You have been wondering haven't you? It has been said --by me on my 'About Bear' page as it happens-- that "I do enjoy the creative outlet of my photography–it’s just more often in sporadic bursts of relative enthusiasm rather than a continuous drive."But five months, without even feeling like I want to… Continue reading Not dead yet

A bit of early abstract and abandoned

Having been looking through my orchard pictures from a few years ago, I found a couple of my earlier compositions. These appeared to focus on an old mobile unit left in one of the larger orchards, perhaps originally intended as a store or shed for use by the growers and pickers. Now, it was gradually… Continue reading A bit of early abstract and abandoned

Orchards in Devon

One of the few things I miss about where I used to live in Devon, is enjoying the orchards of thousands of cider apple trees that virtually encircled the village. The most spectacular experiences of walking the dog and watching wildlife around the acres of regimented trees, particularly at blossom time, is a hard thing… Continue reading Orchards in Devon

Hawthorn Blossom Time

Always lovely to see the Hawthorn trees coming out in their spectacular blossoming, after a winter of them just showing off their--equally photogenic--twisting and gnarled, skeletal and austere-looking structure during their days of basic survival. This is what they hang on for, with their skewed and precarious looking positions, out in the windiest and harshest… Continue reading Hawthorn Blossom Time

The Dandelions of #NoMowMay

Firstly, the personal news.I know it's been a long time, but I am well, thank you. I am also busy. Right, now that's out of the way, Plantlife UK are encouraging people not to mow their lawns for the month of May. This is an effort to improve the biodiversity of our gardens, which could… Continue reading The Dandelions of #NoMowMay

Need a Hug?

I was taking a few shots of the derelict bungalow up the road, for this one I was focusing on the texture differences in the weathered components of the gate. It was just hanging on then, now it's succumbed to the winds and collapsed. Looking at it later, I thought the knot in the piece… Continue reading Need a Hug?

An Anniversary and Other News

It is the third anniversary of the day when this humble little blog, not really attended to with much in the way of care in the previous six or seven months, was featured on WordPress Discover. It went mad for a few days. Like from about 30 followers to 8 or 900 mad. Since then,… Continue reading An Anniversary and Other News