This is a collection of wall art found in an underpass on a recent walking trip in southern Scotland. It was clearly designed and executed by primary school children.
What I find fascinating, is how much I can learn about the use of colour, symbols, and graphic design from these simple paintings. It’s the sort of thing an adult would take years struggling to assemble.
Skate parks are excellent places for spotting graffiti. In Carlisle, the park must have been around for some time, because the graffiti had a distinctly ‘layered’ look. Several years of spray painting have created some intriguing images.
I like taking photographs of wide, sweeping landscapes, but sometimes I enjoy focusing on the small stuff. Last week I was rambling around the Solway Firth, and here are some of the mini-images that caught my eye.
Maryport pier has a collection of paving slabs which, if read together, make up a wonderful poem. I couldn’t photograph every slab, because some were too weathered or moss-covered, and the light was poor.
Here are some of the words, along with a couple of nearby memorial wreaths.
A selection of photos I took on the coast near Maryport in Cumbria. I enjoyed playing around with these images. Was looking for patterns and colours in the cliffs, and in the scattered rocks on the beach.
This is a selection of photographs taken on my walk along the Cumbrian coast, between Whitehaven and Workington. I was concentrating on surfaces, textures and the effects of decay on industrial structures.
I didn’t realise our trig pillars turned 80 years old this year. Their construction began in 1936 as part of a comprehensive remapping exercise across the UK. It was a mammoth task, which resulted in 6,500 pillars being installed, often in incredibly remote and inaccessible areas. Continue reading Trig Pillars→
Sometimes you discover surprising art work on your walks.
To the left and below is a collection of posters I found on a tiny path leading up from a beach in Cumbria. I guess the person who lived in the house alongside the path had placed them there. Continue reading Story Wall→