Images from Dorket Head featured in Photography Week 39 when the farmer was applying the harrow to the fields. A couple of weeks later there is a mixture of raked land and green shoots which work well with some low autumn sunlight:
Four leaf compositions: beech leaves in Clumber Park; two compositions of the base of the Sky Mirror sculpture in Nottingham; and some fallen leaves on a grave stone outside Derby Cathedral.
Dereliction and Demolition
During May I posted a series of photos titled 'dereliction and demolition' on Talbot Street in Nottingham. I revisited the area this week and the office blocks have been fully removed. The art deco frontage of Talbot House remains and I think it will be preserved as the building gets converted into student accommodation. Viewed from behind it is a different picture!
Whilst in Derby I took this image of the Derby Hippodrome which has been in the news recently as the restoration trust makes a bid for lottery money:
Also in Derby:
The Guildhall Market
City Arboretum. Opened in 1840 and is known as the first public park in Britain.
The Brian Clough and Peter Taylor Statue. The bronze statue in the Pride Park area of the city stands on a compass base pointing to some of the world's greatest football stadiums. Captured here is the compass point to Wembley Stadium 106 miles from Pride Park.
In addition to the 'Other Worlds' oil on water studies I made a few compositions with some old CDs. I used the same reflected colour technique but abandoned most of the shots at the processing stage due to unwanted fingerprints, dust and flaws on the discs. These are a few that made the cut: