Coastline Dusk

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Somehow the black and white fed into the colour here. It makes a story to me, in Cornish light.

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© C.E. Rennie 2015.

Winding Wall

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I took this photograph a while back now, but got quite excited about it again when a fellow WordPresser, Gary Bolstad, said he’d like to have a go with some editing on it. His results were great and it made me realise just how much you can actually do with just some simple techniques.

This is very different to my usual shots, I mostly tend to avoid such dramatics with landscape – often to me I find the places can end up seeming not quite believable, not as they feel.. Gary’s image inspired me to give it a try though, so here’s my experiment! It’s most obviously a rookie attempt at this kind of thing, and I’d need to learn much more, but I’m kind of pleased with the dark wildness of it, and the highlights on the stone..I’m a little unsure about the sky – this is the actual sky, as it was, but somehow brought out this much I think it almost looks added on..what do you think?

Just for interest, here is my original – such a very different mood!

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p.s. I hope you don’t mind the randomness here at the moment – just little thoughts while I’m in and out of other things, but it’s nice to keep a post going every now and then.

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Rest

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White Morning

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A white morning, melting..

Kenton, Devon.

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Minus the Bird.

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I tried tinsel, biscuits, and baubles, but pears won.

Getting in early to wish you a wonderful Christmas time,

and such a Happy New Year.

See you round the bend!

x

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Clearing

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I was excited last weekend to find that my music and photographs were featured on Elsa Mora’s generous and lovely blog, Art is a Way.

I’ve been a huge admirer of Elsa’s work for several years now – her intricate papercut work and other fantastic creations are so inspiring.  I feel really honoured to be listed there!

The first featured image was one that I had kind of put to the back of my mind, and it was nice to be reminded of it. It inspired me to give this small girl a new view..

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Winter Branch

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Trying to capture something of a wintery light into this blue..

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Ideford Mist

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Whistles

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This is how it felt to me..

(Posted one of these a while back but they were due some editing, and I think I like them better for it..)

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Dream Fishing

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Sleep just didn’t want to happen in this wild and windy night tonight, so I distracted myself and made this collage.

Layer upon layer of golden fossilised fish..

(this is taken from a scan of a Mene rhombeus, which, according to Bristol University (take a look at their brilliant cabinet of curiosities), is a beautifully-preserved fossil fish from the famous Monte Bolca (or Pesciara) site, in Verona, Italy, from some 50 million years ago!)

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Minimum

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I’m working on some new collages at the moment. There are so many decisions to make – how much to include, what works with what, how everything you add creates an extra layer of meaning – does that layer add interest or distraction? Too many choices!

Then sometimes I come back to the original, paired right down, and I like it with no alteration. This is the base that I am working with, an image from a few years ago. After exploring the thousands of possibilities, I’ve ended up now quite enjoying its space. I often come back this way, a confusion of noise, settled down to a few quiet lines.

I’ll post up the layered versions next time, would be good to hear what you think!

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