Caroline Shipsey

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Thanks Denise

Over the past couple of weeks I have received a huge amount of help from Denise to give my website a fresh new look and also this blog. My photo storage and website are courtesy of SmugMug which is THE only place for discerning photographers to display their work. There is a great forum where anyone can get all the help they need to customize their site form many helpful and knowledgeable people. I'm off to Sidmouth Folk Festival and will hopefully return with lots of new pics to share.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Even More Rain ..........

So far today it has been raining solidly since I woke at around 5.30am this morning. There is flooding on many roads around here and it has been foggy since lunchtime. I've just checked the local 24 hour weather forecast which says that visibilty is good and by 10pm will be very good.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Seeking Inspiration

The great British summer is continuing with rain, thunder and lightening and strong winds. Looking around at gardens in other villages ours looks very sad, battered by the rain and seasonally behind it seems - so much for living on the Mendips.

Although the garden is small and plain I chose plants that I hoped would provide me with subjects to photograph throughout the summer - colorful, interesting forms and variety but its mostly green and rain sodden. OK I'm being a bit gloomy here, there has been some beautiful light and clouds, but they are so fleeting by the time I've gathered the camera bag and got in the car to drive out somewhere we are back in the rain again.

So what is the point of writing this today, well I'm desperate to find a totally absorbing project to commit to photographically. Having a new dog in the family has provided another doggie photo collection, you can see the happy bunch here. Fellow dog lovers will be interested in my never ending stream of dog photos but there has to be more. So I'm floundering, my first love is the landscape and country ways of life but I need the proverbial kick in the butt to move on to pastures new.