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Friday, 29 October 2010

Kiss from a Rose

Okay so it's not quite a kiss from one, but it's definately a Rose!!

My dad was after a Rose picture for the new leaflet for the Ishtar's Touch 4 Handed Massage Treatment that he offers. It didn't quite work for the leaflet in the end but the picture is still a lovely, cheery one!!

Copyright © James Thorne

Monday, 11 October 2010

Word List Thing

I saw my sister had posted this on her blog, so i thought the best thing to do would be steal it and post it on mine...yes it's the best way to go about it! I have sent the pictures from saturday night off to Wye Valley Magazine so tought I'd fill it out myself and post my answers on here. A couple of our answers may be the same but they were the perfect words! If you want to see my sisters answers obviously you will have to go to her blog! (http://beccathorne.blogspot.com/) And if anyone has some free time give the list a try.

1. Where is your mobile? Table
2. Your partner? criminal
3. Your hair? thinning
4. Your mum? small
5. Your dad? crazed
6. Favourite object? dvd
7. Your dream from last night? censored
8. Favourite drink? tea
9. Dream car? aston
10. The room where you are right now? office
11. Your ex? over
12. Your fear? heights
13. What do you want to be in 10 years? success
14. With whom did you spend last night? spiders
15. What are you not? number
16. The last thing you did? toilet
17. What are you wearing? jumper
18. Favourite book? yes
19. The last thing you ate? sandwich
20. Your life? slow
21. Your mood? happy
22. Your friends? working
23. What are you thinking of right now? words
24. What are you doing atm? bouncing
25. Your summer? sweaty
26. What’s on TV? reality
27. When was the last time you laughed? lunch
28. The last time you cried? months
29. School? fin
30. What are you listening to right now? humming
31. Favourite weekend activity? faffing
32. Dream job? batman
33. Your computer? fickle
34. Outside your window? world
35. Beer? southy
36. Mexican Food? please
37. Winter? woohoo
38. Religion? nope
39. Holidays? lovely
40. On your bed? pillows
41. Love? defo
42. ? hmmmm

Black Tie Event

On Saturday night I was asked by Wye Vallery Life Magazine to go along to a black tie event and photograph it all. I wasn't getting paid for this but will be getting a nice advert alongside the work in the magazine, so I think that's good coverage. The event was for Help For Heros and is the first time i've photographed something like this, but i feel it went very well. Plus everyone there was really friendly and didn't seem to get too annoyed with me keep coming round, interupting conversations asking if i could take their picture.  I sent the pictures to who i was supposed to a little while ago and now just have to wait to see if they liked them and so forth.

I will be posting a few of the images on here for you to see when i have heard back from Wye Valley.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Burnt Out Pickup

I came across this burnt out pickup truck in the woods near my house. You find all sorts of random things in the woods around here, and some places people do seem to be fond of "fly tipping" but you don't often come across whole cars being left and burnt. So i took a few photographs. At the time when I was editing them (this was a couple of years ago) I didn't think much to the pictures. But looking over them again and as a mini series there is something about them that I have come to really like. Think it's the eerie-ness about the situation.....

All pictures Copyright  © James Thorne

Nom nom nom

These greedy fella's were having an "all you can eat" party on a plant in the garden over the summer. When i first spotted them all that day the leaves of the plant were still leaves but a few hours later it was just a massacre!! Poor leaf!

"Massacre" © James Thorne
Oh and it's only fair to say if you try to touch this certain type of caterpillar - they go for you!! I mean literally go for you, they could have a hand off. So, you've been warned.

I didn't actually get a picture of one of them trying to bite a finger off because there was no one else around to demonstrate and i couldn't take the picture while demonstrating it wouldn't have worked........FINE i was scared the caterpillar would chew my hand off and i would die, there you happy!

"Dinner" © James Thorne

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Water Trowel

"Water Trowel" © James Thorne
 I took this image today. Went outside to just see how the weather was really while i was waiting for the kettle to boil and spotted the light on this trowel in the bucket of water. Really liked it and how there are all sorts of things floating in the bottom. Reminded me of a shipwreck or something (obviously not a ship i know that!)
While editing I decided it would look much much better if i gave it a Sepia-esque tinge. And personally I think it does.
There's a bigger version to view on http://www.dottygallery.com/

Oooh Conspiracy Theory Day!!

So without wanting to get too much up on my little battered and worn soapbox -  I used to be on Facebook, my own personal profile nothing to do with work or anything just for me to network and what not with friends and other such folk. I deactivated my profile a while ago now, to cut a long story short, because I got tired of it.
A few people have said to me, my sister included, that I should setup a Dotty Gallery profile on there. This is I should think, a good idea. I mean it will get lots of people viewing my work and seeing the name Dotty Gallery. All good, yes?!........

Well the reason I havn't done it in the past was because I had an issue with Facebooks terms and conditions, and the fact that they have the right to do whatever they want with whatever is posted on Facebook. I was mulling it over again today and decided i'd google the idea to see what others have said in the past and things. You know there are a lot of forums and articles that people post on the internet that can be extremely helpfull!! (some that aren't sure!)

Here are Facebook's Terms and Conditions when you sort of route into them: -
 When you post User Content to the Site, you authorize and
direct us to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in
order to facilitate the posting and storage of the User Content
on the Site. By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you
automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you
have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable,
perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide
license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly
perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in
whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any
purpose on or in connection with the Site or the promotion
thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into
other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize
sublicenses of the foregoing.

See what I read from that is that not only do they have the right to do whatever they like with things that are posted, this right is continued even after your profile is deactivated!!

I don't I will setup a Dotty Gallery profile on Facebook then!

Friday, 1 October 2010

A lot of wood

Living in the country and a few steps from a number of different woods I do seem to have gathered quite a collection of wood related photos. I'm not complaining by any means, just saying really! I've taken shots of tree trunks and logs, and leaves, and wooded areas and.....i sound like Bubba from Forrest Gump (Forrest - forest get it...woods, woodland, forest...i smiled anyway!)
"You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich...."    - Forrest Gump 1994 (http://www.imdb.com/)

Here's some wood! yaaay you're thinking but honestly they're pretty!

"Carnage"  © James Thorne

"Tree Walk"  © James Thorne

 © James Thorne

"Fern"  © James Thorne

"Elephant Tree"  © James Thorne

 © James Thorne

"R"  © James Thorne

"Leaf Pile"  © James Thorne

I think that will do you won't it otherwsie you'll get bored, but there are more!!