Happy Upcoming 2020 Everyone!

A montage of some of the incredible photographs I’ve shared with you recently, when highlighting the sensational talents of photographers around the world. Have a wonderful 2020 everyone. Thanks to everyone who has continued to follow the blog. Peace and love to you all. As an added bonus for those curious, below are my five most popular posts from this year.

Gr8at: Hilarious Lines by Roz Doyle
Announcement: Exciting News
Gr8at: British Wildlife Photography Awards
Announcement: An Update on my Second Post
Photography: Cherry Blossom Montage

Gr8at: Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life

These were taken at the Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life Exhibition at the Tate Modern. Running until 5 January 2020, there are over 40 works by the Danish-Icelandic artist whose vast creativity stretches to including moss, glacial-melt water and fog in his artwork. I definitely recommend going if you’re anywhere near London.

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Line(s) of the Day #TheTwilightMan

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After the war, America rose to the status of a world superpower. It was a daydream of gleaming crome, bright white smiles and bleached/blond hair. But behind the perfect veneer, lay something else completely – strange monsters, quivering with fear and anger. Sterling was able to see those monsters walking in broad daylight – then capture and pin them down on paper. 

Taken from Beyond the Zone, the author’s note in The Twilight Zone: Rod Serling and the Birth of Television (2019) by Koren Shadmi. The book is an autobiographic novel of the life of the creative American talent Rod Serling, made most famous for the seminal show The Twilight Zone. For any major fans of the show like me, I really recommend it.

Film Quizzes: 2019 Films

It doesn’t seem so long ago since I was doing the 2018 film quiz, but there have certainly been all kinds in the 12 months since then. How many of the 12 below (in no particular order) can you work out? Do you have a favourite? I can’t fit them all in, so feel free to name any other other memorable films you’ve liked from 2019.

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Ad Astra Film 4

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Answers below

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Line(s) of the Day #SaveAPrayer

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You saw me standing by the wall corner of a main street
And the lights are flashing on your window sill
All alone ain’t much fun so you’re looking for the thrill
And you know just what it takes and where to go.

The opening lines of Save a Prayer by English band Duran Duran, from their third studio album Rio (1982). I’ve spoken of how much I love the band numerous times on the blog, and even mentioned this same song a few posts ago in Best Songs to Fall One Place Short of UK Number One.

Line(s) of the Day #Graveyard

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Oh, ’cause I keep diggin’ myself down deeper
I won’t stop ’til I get where you are
I keep running when both my feet hurt
I won’t stop ’til I get where you are
Oh, when you go down all your darkest roads
I would’ve followed all the way to the graveyard.

Taken from the song Graveyard from American artist Halsey from her as yet unreleased third studio album Manic. I’m a big fan of the highly poetic singer, including Colors.

Gr8at: 2019 British Ecological Society photography competition winners

It was only just over a month go that I did my last photography post (Gr8at: Wildlife Photographer of the Year), but I always like sharing great photographs with you all. These are from the 2019 British Ecological Society, as seen from on the Guardian website. Which do you think won? Do you have a favourite?

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