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light photography

evening light

I went out again to the mountain this evening. I realised that the pure consistency of showing up there, day after day, is in itself valuable, and worth at least as much as anything else that I do. Although the grasses, reeds and thorn trees are still sparse and dry after the cold, there has […]

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light photography

inside low cloud, dusk

Rain and low cloud this evening on the mountain – good conditions for observing (and trying to photograph) the moment when things become indeterminate and disappear. Inside cloud, up high near the top, wind blowing and shoving, light rain now on now off, water pooling all around my feet, and feeling myself to be standing […]

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light reflection

researches on time

More rambling researches on time. I have borrowed a hand held sundial, and yesterday managed to tell the time with it by setting the dial to February, holding it in the first bit of sunlight I had been side-on to for days, and looking to see where a spot of light hit the numbers inside […]

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light photography

unscientific observatory

I’ve brought my mountain notebook in from the pocket of the car door, trying to make sense of the evening visits I’ve been making, maybe trying to find a pattern. I’m going to sort through, put the entries next to the photos and videos that I’ve made, see if anything starts to emerge. On Wednesday […]

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light photography

windows, sky

Today I made a new stencil shape based on the kitchen window of the cottage where I grew up, and used it to look up at the evening sky.

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art light

Vatnasafn

I’ve been researching, and I wanted to introduce you to Vatnasafn, the ‘Library of Water’, a sculptural installation created in Iceland by Roni Horn. Vatnasafn is an archive of waters and weathers, housed in a hill-top building that used to be the town library of Stykkishólmur. Instead of its books, the building now holds a […]

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light photography

more small framing experiments

a few more small experiments this eveninggusty wind, light rain and a strange glow over the sea

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art light

experiments

Mynydd Llangyndeyrn, 4 to 4.30pm last of the sun, bone cold, a few flakes of snow falling making a few small experiments in framing

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light

mynydd llangyndeyrn

This evening much colder. Up onto Mynydd Llangyndeyrn, following the road to the cattle grids, then crossing the common and climbing up to the right on to the ridge above the standing stone. Walking round to the east. A hawthorn tree tangled in sky, on the ground low brambles looping and scratching across jeans and […]

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light video

flow

Today I read this: “Did you ever say “Yes” to one joy? Oh my friends, then you also said “Yes” to all pain. All things are entwined, enmeshed, enamored – – did you ever want Once to be Twice, did you ever say “I love you, bliss – instant – flash” – then you wanted […]