is it art? no. not yet.

I was reading an interesting Guardian interview with the veteran photographer Ferdinando Scianna - you can find it here - and he offered up this thought about what photography should be considered as being art.

a warm morning

The UK is currently parched. Many readers in properly hot regions may be harrumphing (or whatever other unimpressed and dismissive noises they wish to make) as we are experiencing a heatwave here getting in to the mid 30's (that's centigrade, other temperature measuring scales are available) and exclaiming 'That's nothing, we have (insert insanely hot... Continue Reading →

some days, some views

As you can probably tell if you have visited me before, I do like to mainly shoot and present my pictures in black and white. But some days and some views - especially if the seas are spectacularly blue - need the colour left in them. This view is looking south on Cornwall's Atlantic north... Continue Reading →

mistywebdrops

Hope you like the titling technique... If you can't think of a good title, just take a few relevant words and smash them together (hat tip to 'Richard Osman's House of Games' Answer Smash round). Anyway, I chose to take my camera with me on one of my daily dog walks, although with low and... Continue Reading →

best seller

My Redbubble store occasionally sends me an email starting 'Congratulations, you've made a sale!' When I say occasionally, I do mean it's very much at the 'Oh wow, yes! I forgot it was still there...' level. So a recent email informing me of the purchase of one of my images as an extra large canvas... Continue Reading →

robin

I do like to watch wildlife, but have never saved enough money up to purchase a proper wildlife photography equipment set-up. Something always wipes the savings pot out when I've got close to having enough for my ideal lens; new boiler, unexpected car problem, washing machine packing in, roof blowing off... I have a twenty-five... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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