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Pictures

All my pictures. Just for fun images, family events, commissioned, stock photography, voluntary work – the lot.

Connections and Degrees of Separation

You may have heard of the idea that all the people on Earth are six or fewer steps away from each other in a human chain of contacts. The “Six degrees of separation” theory, In June this year, I discovered I was three steps away from Che Guevara. [3 pictures]

Back of the Nave – St. Paul’s, Clinton

Saturday I attended a Christian Formation meeting at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Clinton. [6 pictures]

The Power of Mnemonics

A friend posted a mnemonic on Facebook for the sequence of the royal houses of England in chronological order. It reminded me of one my uncle taught me, which in turn reminded me of a couple I learned at school. [2 pictures]

Circles

Inner circle, outer circle, circle of friends, circle of trust, running in circles, circles … everywhere.

Late Arrivals

This photograph is begging to have its story told. Which is appropriate given the name of the venue – Storybook Barn. I wonder what the story might be?

Cross

The latest of Jim’s Cross inspired artworks. It’s an interesting departure from his usual flower and tree inspired forms.

How did we get here, and where are we headed?

In 2010 we went from car camping to hiking and backpacking in six months. I reflect on what instigated that change, and how we are going to keep on getting out. [8 pictures]

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Backpacking Trip

Our plans for viewing the eclipse were to go backpacking and watch the eclipse from the Mark Twain National Forest [17 pictures]

My Weekend – Forty Feet of Shelving

I have my office, Ginger has her studio and my former office space. The office space has been due for remodeling for a long time. My first job has been to install forty feet of shelving to provide a home… Continue Reading →

I’ve been Busy in the Workshop

I’ve been kept busy with a couple of projects in the workshop this week [4 pictures.]

Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be. Variation #2

Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be. Variation #2. Artist: Evan Penny. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. [3 pictures]

Crystal Bridges Museum Architecture (Color)

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Museum Architecture (color) [4 pictures]

Crystal Bridges Museum Architecture (black and white)

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Museum Architecture (black and white) [6 pictures]

Chihuly – In the Gallery + In the Forest

Photographs of the Dale Chihuly Exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art [17 pictures].

Crystal Bridges Restaurant – ‘Eleven’

We chose to visit on a record breaking day for the museum. I think that helped with these pictures taken in the restaurant. [8 pictures]

Wall Drawing #880: Loopy Doopy

Yes, the colors really are that bright. Artist: Sol LeWitt (1928 – 2007). Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. [4 pictures]

Twentieth-Century Art

Unfortunately this gallery was closed. It made up for it by making a great picture though.

The Bubble

I couldn’t get the camera to brace for a long exposure in portrait orientation (I’ve since worked out I need to rotate it until the eyepiece is against the wall / corner, which is a bit awkward to use). So… Continue Reading →

Sappho – Alone in the crowd

Art galleries and museums are often dimly lit places. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is no different, and working in the dark provides challenges and rewards. I came to Crystal Bridges hoping to be inspired, I was. I wanted… Continue Reading →

Late Night Self Portrait

I’ve not taken a self portrait in a while – so it is time to redress that situation.

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