At last after what seems like weeks of gloom, the sun shone and there were some reasonable clouds. Went for a delightful walk from the ancient village of Dunkeswell round to the Mackhams and back. A few images caught my eye on the way that were suitable for the Infra red treatment.
My absolute favourite time of year and the first day with some good clouds and interesting light that there has been for months. I took my Infra red camera to capture the breaking leaves. The special thing about walking in the Blackdown Hills are the surprises that lurk round every corner.
Somerset Arts Weeks came and went in a flash it seems, the weather was good and the event well supported. I realised, after explaining very many times about infra red photography , that the high sun in Africa was ideally suited to this type of photography. Back home in England out in the countryside everything […]
Rapidly drawing to a close. Last 5 days coming up. The shed looks really good this year as I have avoided reflections by printing on matt paper and hanging the pictures unframed and large!! Gentle lighting is all that is needed and the pictures from Kenya do provide a ‘WOW’ factor. My fellow exhibitors have […]
This exciting show is bearing down on us, due to start in 2 weeks time on the 15th September and will run till 30th September. I am going to be showing for a change some of the wonderful Infra Red images that I was lucky enough to get when I visited my soldier daughter in […]
A quick trip on a canal boat last week. The sunshine wasn’t really good enough for IR photography but the trees were very beautiful in their new summer dress. It was fun sitting on the bow and watching for pictures. We went from Saltford lock through Bath to Limply Stoke.
My last walking safari in Kenya took me into an area of enormous yellow barked Acacia trees. The bark is used by locals to help with fever. There were trees, then clouds and then giraffes!! It was quite magical to be walking amongst these very strange and inspiring creatures. They were so quiet and move […]
Just back from an adventure in Kenya. It was the wet season which meant that the animals were quite hard to find as there was plentiful food and water all over the reserves. On the upside , there was no dust – the plague of cameras – and once the sunshine did appear , […]
I am very pleased to say that a selection of greetings cards of my images are now available from the splendid website of ‘Lovefromtheartist” https://www.lovefromtheartist.com/Artists/south-petherton/pauline-rook-photography This includes some of my new infra red images, the cards are of excellent quality and work very well for monochrome images.
The lovely weather on Thursday had me out trying to catch the last of the green leaves in the Blackdown hills. I have been otherwise occupied most of the summer and so the opportunities for Infra Red photography have sadly passed me by. I do love it though, it really does open up new avenues […]