The Ancient Mariner

The Ancient Mariner I B+W image

12 August 2017

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge written in 1797-98.

Coleridge lived in Nether Stowey and it was whilst here that he visited Watchet. It was the harbour at Watchet that provided the inspiration to write The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. His longest work.

The above statue commemorates Coleridge and his magnificent poem.

The poem can be found in its entirety here

The Ancient Mariner B+W image

Fujifilm X100F

Yellow Lines – Two Filter Treatments

No Filter

Yellow Lines - original image

I took this photograph above, the other day. It weather was a dull. It was a snatched photograph. It was one of those photographs you have to do something with. Therein lies the dilemma.

I normally use Lightroom to ‘develop’ my photographs and rarely resort to filters but in this case I did.

Direct Positive

Yellow Lines image

The Direct Positive filter gave the image a bit of punch without over-saturating the image – it says Yellow Lines!

Bleach Bypass

Yellow Lines image

The Bleach Bypass filter says more about the day and less about the yellow lines.

I like both images for different reasons. What it comes down to is mood. Not just the mood of what I’m trying to say but how I’m feeling when I’m trying to say it. I feel filters should be a starting point but these cases I went with ‘as is’. However, I’ve been told there’s no substitute for getting right at the point of shooting 😉

1 August 2017

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This is murpworks!

This is murpworks - Walk Header 10 B+W 1024 image

23 July 2017

This is murpworks! mu + rp = works.

murpworks is the creative home of artist mu and writer rp. Together, we make up murpworks (as we go along). mu draws, paints, animates & builds, rp photographs, writes & tries to co-ordinate. There are a whole load of influences – many and varied.

The picture says everything we want it to.

There’s animation in the form of a Walk Cycle, there’s anonymity but also a knowingness, it’s nowhere and everywhere, it’s cluttered but there are clear forms, it’s black and white but appears colourful…

The black and white picture was taken in Warminster, South West UK. It’s location was more quixotic, rather than exotic.