Creative #EssenceofBeauty

Magnetic, electric, eclectic eyes,
That shine like frozen diamonds raised by sunlight,
Decorated by free-falling hair that parades and cascades
With the freedom of flight, that will best strike
Those able to see the beauty within,
that goes beyond mere skin

I’ve quoted countless of my favourite poems, but I do like to share my own work too. The last one, She Loved Me Once, was in June, so I was certainly due.

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Gr8at: Astronomy Photographer of the year 2017

I missed The Astronomy Photographer of the Year when it came out earlier but when I saw the entries they blew me away so much I just had to highlight some of them. They really do make you aware of the beauty of the world above us. Do you have a favourite? Can you guess the winner? Feel free to guess the one I liked most too if you like.

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Gr8at: #LakeWindermere

I posted a photograph of Lake Windermere a while back, but it really is so beautiful I just had to add more. Especially as I took so many.  Here are eight of my favourites that I took on the 90 minute boat ride. I hope they give a rounded idea of just how special the lake is.

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Photography: Sony World Photography Awards Montages

exhibition 1

exhibition 2

These are a collection of my favourite photographs from an exhibition of the World Photography Awards in Somerset House, London. This is the tenth edition of the highly acclaimed competition, which includes categories like Natural World, Landscape, Still Life, Sport and Conceptual. There was also a section including the work of photographer and photojournalist Martin Parr.

Gr8at: Hidden Worlds Photography

I spotted this Hidden Worlds competition from the website Photocrowd, where those entering were asked to “look at architecture from a different perspective and reveal places where we can escape or let our imagination run free”. Such a creative prompting received all manners of interpretation. Below are my favourite eight. Do you have a favourite? What theme do you think would make a great idea for a photographic competition?

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Gr8at: Spectacular Nature

I’ve always been interested in how photographers capture the spectacular beauty of nature. Unlike a previous post I did on photographs from the National Geographic, I know neither the place nor photographer but wanted to share them all the same. Is there one that stands out for you?

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Line(s) of the Day #EdgarAllenPoe

Edgar Allen Poe quote

There is no exquisite beauty…without some strangeness in the proportion.

Legendary Boston-born American writer Edgar Allen Poe (1809 – 1849), who as well as being known for his Gothic style, also helped set up the detective genre.