I am always on the look out for photos of wild animals in human territory. In my collection is a deer in a cafe, a bear in a hospital and a herd of bison on a basket ball court. So I was impressed to hear this story. I received an email from my friend R.,Continue reading “Snakes in a lane”
Looking at pictures of trees and foliage, I was reminded of the documentary David Hockney: A Bigger Picture . In the film, we see Hockney, having left life in Los Angeles, standing on the grass verges of Yorkshire country lanes with canvas and easel, painting the landscape in all weathers. Here he has chosen a common sightContinue reading “David Hockney’s hedgerows”
How to paint trees?
I took this photo on walk in Devon. A dead tree stands directly in front of a leafy one. The combination looks as if someone has split one tree down the middle, as Damien Hirst would his sheep and cows. On this plate, the trees is painted in a similar way. The branches are drawnContinue reading “Cross section of a tree”
During a day out walking in the Kent countryside, we came across Eagle Heights Wildlife Park. Within a moment, I found myself watching a display of eagles, storks and a cheetah against the backdrop of wheat fields and villages. After the visit, which involved looking at many eagles, owls, snakes, lizards and porcupines, we walkedContinue reading “Surprise wildlife”
Photographer Edward Burtinksy was recommended to me by a client. Having visited Peak District quarries last winter, I was impressed by the Quarry and Mines series. >> Edward Burtinksy’s website
Industrial forms spotted whilst searching for fossils on the Jurassic coast in Dorset, similar in shape to the fossilized ancient sea creatures that were were hunting for.
I like the idea of the Aquatic Ape. It is not a mainstream one and unpopular with experts in human evolution, on the fringe, unproven and unresearched. It goes something like this. Our ancestors lived on the shores of warm seas, around 6 to 2 million years ago. They spent long amounts of time inContinue reading “The Aquatic Ape idea”