Friday, March 31, 2006
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
I took this picture the other day, it looks like it was taken in the middle of a desert, but I'm not that exotic, it was just a pile of sand on the edge of an industrial estate about 2 miles from my house.
Sunday, March 26, 2006
I think this is a better representation of emptiness compared to my last effort. I think the scene has a definate feel of emptiness, the lack of variation in colour adds to this, and I like the chair sitting in the mud, it lacks purpose as much as it lacks occupants, what do you think?
Saturday, March 25, 2006
This morning I went for a walk along the banks of the river Humber, heading east for about five miles until I arrived at the North Sea Ferry terminal, here are a few of the images I captured along the way, starting with a picture of a shark sculpture outside The Deep. There was also a derelict jetty and of couse the ferry itself.
Thursday, March 23, 2006
This last week has been quite good. After doing very little musically since before christmas, in terms of practicing guitar and jamming with Danny(on his drums) I have spent most of my evenings this last week, playing along to songs on my guitar.
Before christmas I had become so obsessed with finishing my own songs that I developed a mental block and came to a standstill. I will have to make sure I don't get stuck in my ways and take a narrow view on things, I'll just keep things relaxed and let the ideas come to me instead of trying to force them, after all, my timescale is not fixed, I'm free to chop and change when I want. I'm not trying to reach a state of being ready for live performance to satisfy other band members anymore, I am working towards this for myself.
I have played on stage in front of people before in my previous bands Blue Breeze and Blackstone, but what I am working towards now is playing on my own, just me, my voice and my acoustic guitar, with a view to forming an acoustic duo, and as a naturally shy person I know I'll feel exposed and nervous when I do eventually get up on stage.
The songs I have been learning are;
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House
Where Is My Mind? - The Pixies
Stay I Miss You - Lisa Loeb
I'm going to keep working on these until I'm satisfied, I'll also keep working on my own songs. Any songs I am comfortable I can sing and play live and on my own, I will then practice with Danny, but all I'm working towards at the minute, is going along to open mic nights and playing three or four songs, I'll be happy with that. Maybe along the way I can rope my mate Rob into coming along and playing second guitar and doing some backing vocals, who knows?
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
The other week I popped along to a little car show taking place within a multi-storey car park in the city centre. Took a few pics and thought they would look cool with a bit of manipulation. I think they would look good on t-shirts. I have included the original pics.
I took this picture of the Hull Royal Infirmary last week while the region was seeing some dismal weather, the redness is from the red eye reduction light on my camera, hence why the picture was cropped. I was just to lazy to open the window!
Monday, March 20, 2006
A few weeks ago a colleage/fellow blogger and I were trying to think of a little photo project for our blogs, something which we could capture with our point & click camera's when someone suggested emptiness as the theme. In order to fully apreciate this as a topic I looked up the dictionary definition.
The dictionary defines emptiness in a number of ways, I intend to capture three of these definitions over the next week or so, the definitions I have chosen are:
1. Having no occupants or inhabitants (todays picture)
2. Holding or containing nothing
3. Lacking purpose or substance
The picture is of some derelict buildings at the end of Alexander Dock which were once offices to some of Hulls fishing merchants. Sadly Hulls fishing industry has disapeared, only recently the last Hull trawler was bought by an overseas company.
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I came across this picture which I took the year before last when my sister ran the 'Race for Life' for Cancer Research UK, it's from the start of the race when they released a load of balloons and I followed them into the sky with my camera as they passed by the Guild Hall in the city centre. If you like balloons then you should definately check out the song 'Do We Like Ballons?' on the 'Clem' website which is in the links section on the side bar.