Looking and listening this week

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I made a deal with myself to avoid adding more books to my unread pile and for the most part it has worked but when I saw a title that grabbed my attention in the window of one of my favourite bookshops, it had to come home with me.

Fear: The ultimate challenge by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

I certainly consider Fiennes to be a subject matter expert. He has done a great many things that most of us would refuse out of fear. Fiennes is not so much fearless as aware of and able to manage his fear and that is something I am intensely interested in.

Listening to Rumer

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

I have been suffering from Spring cleaning for a few weeks now. Various parts of the house that catch and hold mess getting tidied by emptying them completely and not letting anything back in that has no business being there. It culminated in a massive clean up of my tool shed on the weekend. I found of lot of abused (and by that I mean really rusty) tools that will probably end up in front of my lens before becoming scrap.

This cleaning method is something I need to apply more in my photographs. Take everything out of the image and only allow back those elements which belong, that are necessary and not gilding the lily.

Listening to Raphael Saadiq

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

Finally, the track works have finished, trains are running again and I have one less thing to deal with. Certain members of this household with more time on their hands (or paws) are taking advantage of the warmer days when they come.

Maybe my photography isn’t progressing as I would have wanted but the satisfaction in seeing a rescued dog run amok in the back yard is a great compensation, He continues to improve by the day and gives far more than he takes.

Looking at work by Dave Brosha and Hannah Couzens

Listening to Zakk Wylde & Black Label Society