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Photography: Moorcroft Wood

Moorcroft Enviroment centre

I went to Moorcroft Wood on Sunday. I’m finding nature photography and landscapes a little boring, but buildings are still quite interesting. This is Moorcroft Environment Centre on the edge of the wood. (more…)


Neodigital Art | Changing scenes

Moorcroft Wood - The Sanna

Neodigital Art is about taking good photos and editing them to produce art. I can’t do that with every shot, but I have managed some interesting and artistic shots in Moorcroft Wood. This is the Sanna, a pool in Moorcroft Wood. It is the result of open cast coal mining. This was taken last summer. (more…)


Bluebells and Buttercups.

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It’s another sunny day in England. I have just been in the garden doing a bit of pruning. I nearly took photos of the bluebells, I have better ones than they have in Bluebell Wood. I have lots of wild flowers, I wonder if I should take a few and plant in the woods? That’s a nature reserve and they only have a few wilted bluebells. I’ve got tiny lilac flowers that look like they could be rare orchids. I have tiny pink flowers too, I wonder what they are? I do know the common ones, the dandelions and the daisies. The bluebells and buttercups look the best. I piled all the cutting from the fuchsia that I pruned in a pile to burn them, but that will be difficult because that’s where all the rare flowers are growing. I wonder if the BBC would like to make a programme about my garden? (more…)


The mystery of elephant rock…

The way to elephant rock?

I put a photo of Moorcroft Wood on Facebook and someone asked where it was. They also mentioned ‘Elephant Rock’. My memory isn’t what it used to be, I was going to mention it to the doctor; but I keep forgetting. I have no central heating this weekend. I was lying in bed last night, cold and bored sheetless, when I remembered that the chemical lane ran past elephant rock and then under the railway bridge. The chemical lane is long gone, but the railway is still there,  the Midland Metro runs on that now. There is a bridge over the canal, but I think I saw one that I could walk under, so that could be where elephant rock used to be. It was a huge rock bigger than an elephant, some thought it was a meteorite; but who knows. Could it still be there? (more…)


Digital Easter

Woden Road South, Wednesbury

I’m planning on taking photographs again this weekend, the roads will be quiet on Sunday. This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago in Wednesbury (England)  where I live. I find lots to take photos of, both man made structures like buildings and of nature. I suppose we are lucky to have so much variety, but many people don’t appreciate what we have. I think wherever you live in the world, there must be something to photograph. It is so easy to share photographs now on Photo bucket, Facebook or Pinterest too. There is no real need to print them out. (more…)


Neodigital Art | Changing scenes

Moorcroft Wood - The Sanna

I took this picture of the ‘Sanna’ in August and I went back again on Sunday to see what it looked like in winter. Quite a change: (more…)


Neodigital Art: Update One

Neodigital Art

Neodigital Art - Try unusual angles, pointing the camera up at a building.

Neodigital Art: Update One

Impressionism was a 19th-century art movement that began as a loose association of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence in the 1870s and 1880s. The name of the movement is derived from the title of a Claude Monet work, Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant), which provoked the critic Louis Leroy to coin the term in a satiric review published in Le Charivari.

I wrote my first blog about Neodigital Art, last week and it seems to have captured the imagination of the imaginative. There were many schools of impressionism in the 19th century besides that Parisian one. The reason why the Paris based one was more successful and better known was that simple reference to it by Louis Leroy in his satiric review. I hope my reference to Neodigital Art will have a similar effect but again there are many different schools or styles. (more…)


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