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Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the essential unreality of the mind.
(Not my words - generated by Artybollocks ... but they fit my world view perfectly, so what the hell - I thought I'd add them!)

Follow your own path; following someone else's path will only lead you to their destination or where they want you to go.
(Those are my words - thought of them the other morning, and it seems appropriate for the photographic journey Smile)

Two photographic thoughts that I'm trying to cement into my head at the moment are (1) "The poor concept, perfectly executed, still makes a poor photograph" (Misha Gordin) and (2) "Technically poor images are like poems written with poor grammar - they may have volumes of insight to convey, but they have difficultly doing it successfully" (Angela Farris Belt). I may have a way to go, but that's what I'm aiming for ...
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A quick view of TanyaH's recent activity.

  • Dark contrasts

    As much as I like Keith's mid-way mod, I like the mystery of the lead image. Yes, it's very warm in tone due to the tungsten type lighting, yes the viewer has to work hard to make out details, but in a way that's the point with something like this. At first, it's hard to make out what's going on but once you do realise ... well, the implied menace comes to the fore and the image takes on a whole new meaning Smile
    • 21 Apr 2017 9:49AM
  • Captivity of life

    I do like this and have nothing really to add to Karen's and Moira's comments above. I'm also envious that this kind of curriculum wasn't available to me when I was at school, as my life may have taken on a completely different direction!

    I think the chain is well placed within the frame as you originally had it, although Moira's mod does give the image a more definite quality. The composition, though simple, is very effective because of that rising diagonal and looking up at the chain creates a lovely serene feeling for me.

    Despite the connotations of 'chains' and the containment they can so often represent I think that here, because of all that gently toned space around the chain links, it's more of a feeling of implied freedom. It's an image that evokes emotion in the viewer, probably both positive and negative at the same time, and for that reason alone it would have my vote in the gallery if I'd been able to vote on it Smile

    Well done and I hope you'll enjoy the site here. It's a fantastic community, full of inspiration and knowledge, wit and wisdom.

    • 21 Apr 2017 9:39AM

    It's brilliant and the processing suits the image well. No standing; no dodgy behavour and no bogey-mining allowed!! Grin
    • 21 Apr 2017 9:31AM
  • Tree in the mist

    Tranquil perfection Smile I love the combination of upwardly striving reeds and downwardly heading tree branches. All against that wonderfully moody and atmospheric sky.
    • 21 Apr 2017 9:28AM
  • The siren's call

    Utterly gorgeous Smile I'm becoming rather envious of these!
    • 21 Apr 2017 9:25AM
  • Fallen tree

    Wow. Very beautifully minimalistic in many ways, yet there's so much going on in the image! Stunning light and beautifully processed as well Smile
    • 20 Apr 2017 2:30PM
  • Staircase

    Love that lighting! Okay, that sign at the top of the stairs kind of pulls the eye a little, but for that lighting I'll happily forgive the dodgy sign Smile
    • 20 Apr 2017 2:28PM
  • I've just had a proper look at your portfolio - wow! Such beauty in abundance Smile
    "Stunning" doesn't even come close to describing your work!
  • I finally got round to having a proper look at your stuff, and yeah ... I really do like it! Love the art nude stuff too - the lighting on some of those is utterly sublime and definitely something I want to try and emulate Smile
  • Loving your work, Gill, very inspiring Smile
    • Posted on GillyB's profile
    • 5 Apr 2016 1:56PM
  • One of the lovely things about this site is discovering portfolios that you never realised existed ... and I've just discovered yours Grin
    I'm blown away - really enjoyable and inspiring work!
  • Great images! Really enjoying your work Smile
    • Posted on chudzy's profile
    • 21 Jan 2016 6:59PM
  • Thought I'd have a peek at what else you do when not on max strength cold and flu medication and 'atmospheric' music ... Grin
    Glad I did - you do stunning landscape work!
    • Posted on BobShaw's profile
    • 4 Jun 2015 12:04PM
  • Wow, what a portfolio! Inspiring work and I've thoroughly enjoyed having a bimble through it Grin
    • Posted on backbeat's profile
    • 13 Apr 2015 11:19AM
  • Your portfolio's developing rather nicely here Grin I'm thoroughly enjoying what you've done so far, and looking forward to seeing more.
  • I don't think I've actually looked through your portfolio before ... glad I have now, though. I think that you have an amazingly eclectic, bizzare and wonderfully twisted mind. Even better, you've also got the processing and manipulation skills to go along with that imagination.

    It's a visual smorgasbord, with a little bit for everyone and a massive dollop of appeal Grin
  • I can't believe I've never actually left a comment on your portfolio, saying just how much I like your work! Bonkers ... thought I had, but just 'viewed all' and obviously not ...
    So - your stuff is achingly wonderful and I hate you (only kidding on that bit).

    Your creative art is so inspirational and beautiful Smile