Repairs in progress on my CBR600RR ABS
The urban jungle, a confusing checkerboard construction of squares that aren’t, false perspectives and humans. What is real and what is just in our minds?
My contribution to this month’s RPS Contemporary Group’s topic: “The Real and The Unreal”, with fond memories of the graphic art of M.C. Escher and the paintings of L.S. Lowry.
This is a single natural image.
Architecture of 245 Hammersmith Road, W6 by Sheppard Robson.
Photographic glimpses GBMCC London’s monthly social meet.
Enjoying roast pheasant with this Grand vin de Bordeaux (Saint Julien AOC, Médoc). Here are my tasting notes.
London GPN - February meet at the Camera Club in Kennington
Another enjoyable evening with this group at the Camera Club in Kennington. Today’s topic for pictures to bring and share was “Textures”.
The lighthouse at Ponta do Pargo, Madeira
One of the most satisfying hikes in Madeira. Big views of dramatic cliffs and beach boulders being pounded by the raw Atlantic. Rounded coves like the Jurassic Coast in Dorset but this is volcanic rock. Butterflies & lizards as well as the dramatic topography.
The Brighton Philharmonic return with their New Year Viennese Gala. Varied as ever and not restricted to the music of the Strauss family of the 1860s and 1870s, Brighton’s own orchestra draws a near sell-out audience to Brighton Dome on New Year’s Eve. Conductor Stephen Bell mounted the podium with a hop, skip and a jump and bounced along in the programme.
The Brighton Philharmonic is growing in strength and confidence, it’s obviously not an international orchestra though a number of the individual players work at that level for their day job. A sparking Die Fledemaus overture opened the concert with glorious woodwind. Ailish Tynan, soprano, was in good voice for the first of several vocal pieces. The woodwind continued to delight, as did the precise xylophonist. Franz Lehár’s Gold and Silver Waltz rounded off the first part of the programme, the strings giving a credible swirl to the sumptuous main waltz tune even in the relatively austere architecture of the Brighton Dome.