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You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?

Rumi
Inspiration, Writing

10 Books

I like taking writing inspiration from prompts. This challenge is to write a list addressing what I like or what I’ve learned.  I think this list, of books which have stayed with me over many years, covers both. ‘Jane Eyre’, Charlotte Bronte This book was one of the first adult novels I read as a […]

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Inspiration, Writing

Why I Write

A writing prompt – “I write because…” “I write because…” seems a daunting way to begin a blog post.  It’s too definitive and I’ve always been more reflective – skipping between thoughts or compulsions.  Trying to pin down something specific often makes it disappear, so I tend to sneak up on the idea I want to capture.  Confronting it head-on […]

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Inspiration, Photography, Writing

The Shifting Shadow

A shadow is misshapen reality. Elongated or shortened by the angle of the sun, familiar objects appear distorted, muted, hidden. As the sun shifts, so does the shadow, and we see the world anew. Perhaps the colours are brighter than we remember or, lit from a different angle, we see the cracks that had escaped our attention. […]

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Inspiration, Photography

ViewBug’s Award System

I’m often conflicted when it comes to putting my best images online because it is so easy for people to copy them, breaching my copyright.  This is an issue in reverse when I like a photograph and would like to bookmark it in some way without breaching other people’s copyright – and without having a […]

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Flowers, Inspiration, Photography

Mapplethorpe’s Flowers

Aesthetically, my flower photographs look nothing like Robert Mapplethorpe’s flower photographs.  He took structured studio photographs of flowers in vases, set against strong light, or coloured backgrounds. I take photographs of wild flowers in the bush with backgrounds of moss, lichen, fallen bark, rotting leaves, bracken and whatever happens to be there. Yet when I […]

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