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Brighton photo fringe 2018

I have the great pleasure of being included as one of the exhibited photographers in Tim Andrews new exhibition called “Over Hills and Seas”, and is part of this year’s Brighton photo fringe.

The exhibition is being held at Regency Town House, 13, Brunswick Square, Hove, East Sussex BN3 1EH
The exhibition will run from Saturday 29th September to Sunday 28th October 2018 and is open from 12 noon to 6pm Thursday to Sunday only.

The exhibition supports Parkinson’s UK (Registered Charity No.258197) and any donations will be most gratefully received.

Also, I will be invigilating the exhibition on Sunday 7th and 14th October, so please do come along and say hello.
Tim has produced a brochure/zine which features all of the displayed photographs along with some accompanying text and are priced at just £5 each (cash only), available at the exhibition.

Participating photographers
 
Samin Ahmadzadeh (http://www.samin-ahmadzadeh.com/)

Joan Alexander (https://joanalexander.net)
Julia Horbaschk (https://juliahorbaschk.com/)
Brian David Stevens (http://briandavidstevens.com/)
David Wares (https://davewares.co.uk/) (me)
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On the beach

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Quickly stopped off at the beach at St.Leonards-on-sea yesterday morning.

Got my shot for ‘Images not words’, then had a quick look around to see if there was anything else of interest. Of course there was, I just need more time to have a proper look.

The days are getting longer and now and instead of the pre-dawn light I was blessed a couple of weeks back, today was a bright, clear, crisp start to the day. It was cold though, my hands going numb after just a few minutes.

Got back in the car and put the heater on full whack.

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Lunch hour

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More images below.

So, it seems that everyday is now turning into a challenge to nab something for my 366 project ‘Images not words’. Some days are proving to be more difficult than others. So far in this month of February, I’ve had less time to get out and about with my camera, often coming home with little or nothing I feel worthy of posting. I guess this is all part and parcel of what it’s all about. On these occasions I’ve decided to use it as an opportunity to set up a quick tabletop lighting study to hone my flash photography skills. The pictures may not be that interesting to others but I’m finding it a useful exercise nonetheless.

This past Thursday however, I found myself with the opportunity to grab a decent lunch hour. So, with camera in hand and the sun shining brightly I decided to go for a brief walk around Pevensey castle and a nearby churchyard.

It was a welcome break and certainly helped blow away some cobwebs from my addled brain.

I got a few shots I was happy with to boot, including shot number 42 of ‘Images not words’. The rest are pictured below.

 

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Twenty minutes

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‘At rest’

More pics below.

Grabbed a quick twenty minutes photography after dropping my wife at the train station.

The light looked really promising, there way no way I was going to miss it.

I headed straight for Hastings old town and the beach where the fishing fleet resides. Light changes fast, there was no time to lose.

Grabbed my trusty little Fuji X10, my carry everywhere camera, and went about snapping as fast as I could getting the best compositions I could find.

Twenty minutes later and the best of the light gone, I headed back home to sort out the kids for school.

Posted one for Images not Words, below are the best of the rest.

 

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Choices

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‘Early start’

Here are two other pics taken yesterday at the same time as my ‘Images not Words’ shot. All three were taken from the same spot but feature slightly different main elements. Yesterday’s being the crow in flight (see below), one being the jogger and one that focuses on the sun bursting through the clouds. In the end I decided to choose the bird shot for the project as it gives as sense of being free.

Now I have to decide what to shoot today.

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‘Untitled 16’

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Old Roar Gill

‘Old Roar Gill’

A birthday party last night meant returning today to collect the car.

With coat, hat, gloves and hiking shoes I decided to wander through Alexander Park up towards Old Roar Gill.

One camera, one lens and a Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod.

Ended up walking for nearly three hours in the mud, rain and hail.

Was a productive photo walk nonetheless.

I think this shot encapsulates the mood.