I couldn’t find anything that fit the theme this week so I opted to go for the word humanities instead. My home town of Blackpool has such a bad reputation it has almost become a caricature of itself. At first viewing if you did not live here would you know I had taken this in Blackpool town center?
There is another side to this town which is a far cry from the kiss me quick hats of old that has long since bred the drunken stag and hens, lipstick police TV shows and lovers of hot tubs which we appear to be more widely known for.
That exists and rightly so but this town is also brimming to bursting point with culture, art and talent that is only just now bubbling to the surface.
Humanities – Learning concerned with human culture, especially literature, history, art, music, and philosophy.
Trust me, scratch the surface.
Why yes lady with a camera, I am ready for my close up.
I couldn’t get a decent shot of this guy as he insisted on being on this fence and not stretching his wings out for me. I also didn’t have the right lens on for close ups but by god he gave me good face.
It is slightly out of brief and out of focus but you know, me and this guy we had a dialogue.
Dialogue between children, technology and good old fashioned books. Oh and sticky fruit snacks. I knew what I wanted to post for this so looked back for these shots and I cannot believe my son’s hair was quite that long just a year or so ago. Two very different types of shots on the same theme.
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Luck and lighting is what gets it. Just shoot right towards the light. I love Silhouette images, they are evocative, emotive, creative, lucky and clever. They tell a story..
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Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with clouds, the sea and sunsets. So I couldn’t let this challenge pass by without trying to get at least one or two of those things in and you never know, I may try yet for the third. I took these two photographs tonight from the upstairs bedroom and kicked myself for not thinking to head down to the beach for the sunset, because judging from the bit of sky we can see from the house it looked like it was quite a spectacular one tonight. Clouds of course always give us beautiful textures.
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