Saturday, September 24, 2016

Guernsey Photography Festival

St Peter Port has been host to a wide selection of contemporary photographers during September and we visited few today ending up at Trinity Square. I became fascinated with the building the exhibitions were housed in - an old garage workshop where Virginia Creeper was attempting to reclaim the site amidst the various exhibits. Here is my offering on Invasion of the Creeper - an exploration of the loss of the individual trader to the large brand garages.

Flight to Guernsey

Perfect weather for my flight to Guernsey so it was goodbye to the Isle of Wight and welcome to Guernsey all in clear skies. Lovely to see Jan and David and to have a quick view of the sunset before attending a great lecture on Insects by George McGavin

Friday, September 23, 2016

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Designed House in Northampton

78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie MacKintosh. It was 100 years old when MacKintosh redesigned the interior in 1916 for his patron, the Northampton Engineer W.J.Bassett-Lowke. I liked the kitchen for its space and light feeling, which may surprise folk as I am very sensitive to green!! The sitting room was very claustrophobic though might be better when the curtains are open. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Charles Rennie MacKintosh's Only English House Design

While in Northampton, I visited 78 Derngate, the only house in England designed by C.R. MacKintosh. more about this to follow with second batch of photos later. I particularly like the bedroom and bathroom shown here - maybe a makeover is due at home!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

An Interrupted Lunch

On Saturday, we set off at 11.30 for a quick early lunch with Sadie and Meredith at the local cafe, expecting to be back soon after 12. We eventually arrived home at 1.30pm as we had only just ordered lunch when the fire alarms went off in the adjacent building and we had to evacuate. They gave us a refund but, of course, the girls wanted to see the fire engine arrived. About 20 minutes later two fire engines arrived, lights flashing and sirens. Fortunately it was a very minor incident, So next to find alternative lunch - oh dear only McDonalds near enough - very busy to park and get served. (First photos with my new phone - not an iphone -  so pleased to know ok when out and about for record shots)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

CRUFC Lose by Two Points to Old Albanians (34 v 36)

Very dull light for the match yesterday - I was using the Fuji XT-1 and 100-400mm lens often at 3200 ISO


Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so