Hello there! Many "Thanks" for all your comments on my last post. Some of you asked what happens to the art - it is painted over by another street artist! Sometimes the works are there for quite a long time and others a matter of days only. Artists from all over the world participate - artists frequently travelling thousands of miles to paint on the streets of London. We usually therefore try and go up to Brick Lane three or four times a year and there has always been many different artworks.
On to other things - on Tuesday I attended the last Photography Course lecture. The above photo was taken the week before shortly before I fell flat on my face! I have incorporated photos from the two lessons as a memento. Although I would rather forget the session where I flew in the air and crash landed face first!
We were at a place called The Silent Pool near Guildford. It is called The Silent Pool as the story goes that King John on his horse abducted a woodcutter's daughter who was forced into the deep water and drowned. The Pool has also been linked to the crime writer Agatha Christie who infamously disappeared in December 1926, it was feared that she had drowned in The Silent Pool after her car was discovered at nearby Newlands Corner.
With me around it didn't stay silent for very long.
This photo was the one I took just before the fall - it's not even a good photo. The water has been blurred through the use of a slow shutter speed.
On Tuesday of last week the class was at the home of one of the class members. The plan was to take photos of plants in her garden and then have some lunch - each member having brought something with them to contribute to the meal.
The bee to the right was very aggressive towards other bees. It would lie dormant and then when another bee landed it would get all vicious. I've never seen bees behaving like that before!
This is a moss rose. I'd never even heard of it before.
The classes have been quoting from "Miranda" - "Such fun" - we all agreed that we should meet up after the Summer Holidays to go and shoot together - photographically speaking! A date has been set for September, I do hope that we stick to it!
This weekend was brilliant - we went up to London to a concert. More on that next time.
Here's hoping that the good weather lasts.