Memories of Autumn 2012

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2012 is the year I began my photographic journey, studying a short course in Digital Photography with Open University, which proved to be the perfect foundation for me.

The Autumn colours were superb that year and gave me plenty of scope for my portfolio.  The above images were some of my entries for Open Studio.  I hope you like them.

What Can We Learn From Picasso?

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Artist & Illustrators magazine asked Picasso’s grandson how many works his grandfather created. He replied:

“It is quite difficult to answer but we are almost able to say that since he was very young he made 2 or 3 works every day. But in his personal collection there were 2000 paintings, 12000 drawings, 300 sculptures, 4000 ceramics, a few thousand print objects.

His attitude was if you want to do something, just do it.”

And that’s what we can learn from Picasso!!

Photographic Art {Autumn Part 3}

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“The purpose of life is to live it,

to taste experience to the utmost,

to reach out eagerly and without fear

for newer and richer experience.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Photographic Art {Autumn Part 1}

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“Pay attention to the richness of your inner life.

Daydream, imagine and reflect.

It is the source of infinite creativity.”

Deepak Chopra

Magical, Mystical Midsummer’s Eve

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My mind travelled back to Midsummer’s Eve, when I had walked  on the beach at Black Rock in West Wales. It was the most wonderful night of my life. The moon was full, its myriad rays dancing across the tranquil ocean and rippling gently at the water’s edge.

Behind me, the dunes loomed out of the gathering darkness, like weird ethereal spectres in the night. The sand shimmered around me, a mirage of palpating, vibrant, golden energy. The star-spangled indigo heavens stretched majestically above me, a tapestry of cascading starlight interwoven with moonbeams.

The moment was both hypnotic and sublime. I was delirious with joy as I walked, barefoot, my mind unencumbered, my heart bathed in rapture. There was truly magic in the air that night.

To Waste My Heart on Fear No More

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“May I have the courage, today, to live the life that I would love,

to postpone my dream no longer, but do at last what I came here for,

and waste my heart on fear no more.”

John O’Donohue

Image: Sunset over Mykonos, Greek Islands.