Thursday, 23 July 2015

The fuchsia's bright...


I've mentioned already that I am doing an online photography course with the OU (Open University) which is proving quite challenging, both in the material and in trying to find time for study and practice. One of the suggested activities was to try taking some photos using a pinhole camera or a scanner. I tried the scanner option with a branch of fuchsia from my garden. I was reasonably pleased with the effect.

Interestingly, the artist David Hockney's sister, Margaret, has made a bit of a name for herself by using this same technique on flowers (rather more expertly) and you can buy some of her prints in Salts Mill. (See here). It probably helps if you have a 'name' already!

8 comments:

  1. That is so interesting. I haven't seen that kind of photography before. It looks like fun and I must try it. Your fusia's look great.

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  2. Hi Jenny - that's stunning ... and I hadn't realised you were doing an OU photographic course - amazing learning opportunity I guess: though as you say some time needs to be taken ...

    Good luck - and interesting about Margaret Hockney - and yes I'm sure that 'name' helps! Enjoy your practise sessions and experimenting to achieve your homework ..

    Fun - and so informative ... Hilary

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  3. By the looks of this photo, you are doing very well! Gorgeous!

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  4. I'm sure if you were his other sister you could have a show too! Like the pic a lot, Jenny!

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  5. Your abilities are going so far beyond mine, jennyfreckles! This course is paying off.

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  6. This is marvelous. Keep sharing from the class please.

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  7. Very nice! I have to try an online class...maybe this winter when creativity flies away in the cold wind! I do think having a famous brother might help, but I liked her work!

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