Poppies 1

Poppies 1

Just love the crinkly lightness of them, and their brief but beautiful lives. Delicate yet robust plants.

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Poppies 2

Poppies 2

Another single, crinkly, delicate flower.

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The Bird Lady

The Bird Lady

Elements of dramatic Exmoor combine to provide the wild backdrop for the woman with wild hair and robin in hand.

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Let us......prey?

Let us......prey?

A comment on the state of the world, in a way. A large preying mantis perches on the moon, in the distance is a small, blue, fairly insignificant planet.....

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Over the edge

Over the edge

Pair of feet disappearing out of the window. Office humour.

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The Boss Drops In

The Boss Drops In

Office humour. Extra large feet parachuting in at the window. Just when you thought it was safe....!

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The Philosopher

The Philosopher

An unnaturally tall women stands on a pile of thick tomes, head lost in the clouds or in thought. I was thinking of learning, education...the pillars of philosophy etc, and especially the big difference between book learning and genuine understanding, enlightenment.

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The Fall

The Fall

Autumn, getting older. Falling out of the zeitgeist and being rather left behind......

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Blue Ice Macro

Blue Ice Macro

A small shard of ice, frozen in a bucket in the garden. It looks almost gift wrapped, this tiny gem from nature.

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Worst nightmare.

Worst nightmare.

I decided to let my hair go grey last summer. Then decided against!

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No safety net.

No safety net.

That feeling of 'oops'. Letting go.....change...what have I done?

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The only way is up.

The only way is up.

Ironic take on the ladder to success.

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Mind blowing.

Mind blowing.

Fun concept. The wonders of modern technology.

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The meeting

The meeting

A stormy landscape but an attractive island is not far, three goldfish meet. Another watches from the sidelines, excluded or self-excluding. Maybe s/he know the answer to the question being discussed, or maybe s/he is just lurking...... (I think I spent too much time in the world of business!)

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Electrifying

Electrifying

Beautiful young woman model looks assertive, powerful and sexy in purple.

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Released

Released

A flurry of assorted butterflies fly free form a bowler hat, against a rather stormy but beautiful seascape and sky background. Surreal.

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The decision

The decision

Butterflies fly free from a bowler hat against a stormy and dramatic seascape type background, an umbrella and briefcase are on the floor. The decision has been taken. Note - the painting 'Released' is also available on this site.

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Shelter from the storm

Shelter from the storm

Three unlikely looking goldfish shelter under an umbrella. Symbolic, surreal.

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Creation

Creation

There's a rather long and tedious background to this one, so I won't bore you with it! Textures, light and pain are all reflected here.

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She never came

She never came

A disconsolate looking skeleton on a bench by moonlight, with faded rose. Waiting for a love which never came.

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Escape from the apocalypse.

Escape from the apocalypse.

Fantasy scene based on macro wood detail for the skyline. Hot air balloons, bats, some lights still burning......oh, and alien flying saucers. The cockroaches watch, just waiing for their chance.... Some days, all news seems bad, and a lot of it ended up here!

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Lighten our darkness

Lighten our darkness

Dark days, dark thoughts, and only the candle flame itself completely cuts through the darkness.

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Pretty Polly, with flowers.

Pretty Polly, with flowers.

Just bright and jolly. Blue parrot - lorikeet.

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Where rivers once flowed

Where rivers once flowed

The other day my husband and I went to a favourite place to take our dog for a walk. We hadn't been there for a while. Usually we walk beside a flowing river with pink Rosebay willowherb, other leafy plants and occasional herons by the waterside. Such has been the lack of rain this summer that the...

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The station

The station

I just loved the stark architecture and interesting light of this deserted, modern station. Nobody going anywhere. Lunigiana, Italy, 2016.

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Marigold

Marigold

I just love the colours yellow and orange, and marigolds are always a stunning addition to any garden. Bright, jolly, summery..... But as so often in life, not everything is perfect.

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Witch Queen

Witch Queen

Determined lady! With cat and other animals.

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Egret

Egret

Beautiful, elegant bird, intently stalking fish. Calm, serene, patient.

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Egrets, I've had a few.

Egrets, I've had a few.

Inspiration - Frank Sinatra, life and a good old fashioned pun.

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No egrets...

No egrets...

Just love Edith Piaf! And puns.

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Old wine

Old wine

Macro photograph of a fungus which grew on an old glass of red wine. Beautiful pink texture, wrinkles. Nature left to its own devices!

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Blue bubble butterfly.

Blue bubble butterfly.

Abstract macro photograph of some cleaning spray lit by blue light. Froth and bubbles. With, it seems, a butterfly.

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Blue bubble abstract

Blue bubble abstract

Shades of blue abstract. Waves, curves and bubbles. Macro photograph of oil and water.

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Refraction

Refraction

Glasses of water on black and white striped fabric, with glass beneath. Refraction, reflection and lines. Still life photograph.

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Saffron

Saffron

Macro photograph of the spice, saffron. On black. Beautiful natural orange, red.

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Lightwaves

Lightwaves

Photograph of light reflecting off holographic paper. Closeup shot, waves of bright light.

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It was a good party.

It was a good party.

I thoroughly enjoyed taking the original photograph, and the final image still makes me smile.

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