Well, mixed reactions on my last upload, it's great to hear so many different opinions.
As an artist criticism is something you have to be able to take. I always remember the shock I had when I started my degree and the lecturer asked me about a photograph I had taken, he then proceeded to rip it to absolute shreds, not physically, but verbally. This much loved photo I had treasured for a while had been blown to bits by an upstart of a lecturer, I wasn't having that and started arguing, defending my work. He began to laugh and told everyone in the class that we would have to get used to our work being pulled apart, he was correct the lecturers really did give us a hard time trying to find out why we had taken our photographs and more importantly if we understood the meaning of why we had. This sure does thicken your skin when it comes to criticism and eventually you learn that although you listen to the critics and take their opinions on board you can still defend your work if it conveys what you wanted it to.
Anyone who is taking up photography must be prepared to hear the good, the bad and the downright ugly about their work, however this should be seen as a good thing, good criticism actually leads to knowledge, if you are prepared to embrace it that is. Just remember, it is only an opinion and you shouldn't get upset by it.
I am presently sitting, well, curled up or stretched out or bent double, ok all manner of ridiculous positions on the settee as I was rudely awoken this morning by a bout of sciatica down my right leg. It slowly got worse until it was all the way to my ankle, my leg was numb and tears were actually forming in my eyes from the excruciating agony I was in.
Thankfully, touch wood it has started to subside and is now just a dull ache which is causing me to move position every so often to get comfy again.
Tomorrow will be fun as we are heading down to Bedfordshire University for an open day to assess the accommodation etc, before our son makes his decision. Wish me luck.
Todays upload is from, you guessed it, RHS Harlow Carr, you can probably figure out that it's another taken in the Alpine glass house.
I am pretty sure it is a form of Cyclamen, all be it a miniature version of one,
I hope you like it, thanks for looking and for any comments.
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