Just Waiting

    I entered “Just Waiting” as a print in the WCPF (Western Counties Photographic Federation) 2019 Members’ Exhibition and was delighted and very surprised to find that it won first place “gold” in the Monochrome Print Class. I had to pinch myself when I then realised that “Time to Stop Texting” – entered as a digital image in the Open Class – had won a Selector’s Award chosen by Ed Cloutman. On top of that I had four other images selected. That somewhat makes up for my abysmal performance last year when I only managed two acceptances.

    You can see these images in the exhibition at Bovey Tracey Golf Club from 5th to 19th May.

    “Just Waiting” was taken at the old brick underground station at Baker Street built in the 1860s as part of the Paddington to Farringdon Metropolitan Railway – an early version of Crossrail – and all for a mere £1.3m. It was built by the cut and cover method which essentially involves digging a big trench for the railway and then roofing it over (with buildings, roads or whatever).

    “Time to Stop Texting” was taken at Bank Underground Station on the curved Westbound Central Line platform.

    Differing Viewpoints Exhibition

    Here are some images of our exhibition which finished on the 17th March. The exhibition space is in the Malmesbury Town Hall. It gets quite a lot of passing trade from people wanting to use the loo, though they tend to be resolute in their objective on the way in and in a hurry to join waiting friends/partners or whomever on the way out!  Nevertheless we had a good number of visits from friends on our “meet the artists” day as well as at other times.

    The colour images info panel


    The mono image info panel


    My corner of the exhibition


    The gallery. Business cards and price info on the desk, some of Maureen’s work extreme left, and Alison’s in the centre


    Arrangement of colour images


    Arrangement of mono images


    Feature in Professional Engineering Magazine

    The Professional Engineering Magazine or PE as it brands itself is the magazine of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers of which I have been a Member for many years. There is a section in PE for articles about hobbies, careers, ideas, etc called Engineering Extras, and in this section under the banner of “My engineering hobby…” this month there is a piece about my macro photography of insects and the focus stacking rig that I built to take the images. The article is titled Putting Insects in Focus, and was based on information I sent them about my focus stacking project; the article  is very nicely written as if it were an interview. I am well pleased!


What’s it all about?

Here are my jottings about my photographic projects and activities. I have been working on a focus stacking macro photography rig. There are quite a few posts about that. In addition I write about other photographic activities as and when!


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