be sure of a big surprise. Spring has arrived and the bluebells are in full bloom carpeting the woods in a beautiful blue hue. Here are a few pics from a recent visit to some woods near Wimborne, Dorset
On a recent whistle-stop visit to Wellington New Zealand included as part of the tour (more about this in future posts) was a visit to the Museum of New Zealand which was hosting an exhibition entitled Gallipoli: The Scale of our War. This exhibition will be ongoing until April 2019 and full details are available via the link at the bottom of this page. If you get the chance to visit I would highly recommend it as a “must see”. The exhibition is not a glorification of war but the effects of war (specifically Gallipoli) through accounts of individuals who were there.
Photographers…. No flash photography is allowed so a steady hand and a very high ISO are required:
The words below are copied directly from the museums web site the link to which is at the end of this post.:
“Gallipoli: The scale of our war combines the world of museums with the world-class creative artistry of Weta Workshop to immerse you in the eight-month Gallipoli campaign.
The ground-breaking exhibition tells the story through the eyes and words of eight ordinary New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Each is captured frozen in a moment of time on a monumental scale – 2.4 times human size.
The giant sculptures took a staggering 24,000 hours to create, and countless hours were spent researching their rich histories.
Cutting-edge technology was also used to create 3-D maps and projections, miniatures, models, dioramas, and a range of interactive experiences that bring New Zealand’s Gallipoli story to life.
In total, 2,779 Kiwis lost their lives on Gallipoli, and many others were scarred for ever. Gallipoli: The scale of our war takes you to the core of this defining event.”
Whilst in Salisbury earlier this week I had a couple of hours to fill. What to do? Well, first priority was for a snack and a drink then refreshed and armed with my Fuji XT2 and 50-140 f2.8 zoom I set myself a 60 minute challenge to see what pictures I could take. Well here are a few of those pictures…. Hope you like them!
For five days in September London Fashion Week took place so I decided to extend my Street Photography experience and venture onto the London Streets. Well, I have to say it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and a definite photographic challenge. I decided not to take “street photography” (see my last post for definition) images but to approach the individuals and adopt “The Sartorialist” method which I can assure you is no mean undertaking. To approach strangers with a view to photographing them is not for the faint hearted. It was with a mixture of trepidation and excitement, armed with my Fuji XT2 ,16-55mm, f2.8, zoom lens and totally reliant on natural light I set off to see who was setting the sartorial mood on the street. Here are some of my pics:
What a wonderful day at Barrington Court. The weather was perfect with blue skies, a dash of light white cloud and a slight breeze, all of which contributed to the most vibrant colour in the gardens… well it was just one of those perfect days. Words cannot effectively describe what we found there, I will let my photos do the talking. So without further ado let the pictures roll……
My image of the day however is this black and white taken in the Buss Stalls (calf pens)
More photos of Barrington taken at various times of the year can be viewed here: Terry Fisher Photography
Full details of the house, gardens etc. can be viewed here: National Trust