Author Archives: Guthlac

About Guthlac

An artist, historian and middle aged man who'se aim in life is to try and enjoy as much of it as he can

Hot Days are Here Again…

Here we go again! The summer heat is back. I was reading in the paper this morning that apparently Global Warming isn’t happening and even if it is we will develop technologies to overcome the problems – so what problem? … Continue reading

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Walk in the Park…

It is a while since I went for a walk around Abbey Park, Leicester. Last time was just before Christmas and I seem to recall a bit colder than today. Most of the birds have had their broods for the … Continue reading

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Embrace Your Inner Pork…

Well I’ve started to draw again, not an electronic drawing, but just draw, graphite on paper. In 8 months I hadn’t touched a real pencil nor pen then just last week I felt the urge to once more embrace the … Continue reading

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The Last Month of Summer….

I know I was bemoaning July in my last post but then I found a few more images from the month that changed my mind a little. But time and tides wait for no man so Geoffrey Chaucer would have … Continue reading

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Messed Up Month….

July started with some vigour but as it progressed I found my powers of concentration evaporating just as the heat grew and grew. What is left is a husk of what should have been a good month for photography. For … Continue reading

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Summer Sun…

It has been a couple of lovely summer days: bright warm sun and a welcoming cool breeze. What could be better? Not much but as always real life has an awful way of putting a damper on things. Last year … Continue reading

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The Last Boris ? …

Is this the last time this person who is utterly unfit for high office will grace the posts of this small and insignificant blog? Somehow I doubt it. Just in case it is here are a few from the past. … Continue reading

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Catching Up #2 – New Lens

I like to start a fresh each month but I haven’t had chances to publish these last two posts from June. This one is a selection of photographs I made as a result of testing me new 18mm lens. Not … Continue reading

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Catching Up # 01…Compton Verney…

Another day another art exhibition. This time it was a return to Compton Verney and their summer exhibitions of David Batchelor’s work, a selection of portraits which were both photographs and a couple of paintings from the National Portrait Gallery … Continue reading

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All You Need is Love…..

Corny I know but it does seem appropriate for the new Robert Indiana exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Before I visited the exhibition all I knew about Indiana’s work was the sculpture from 55th and 6th Street in Manhattan, … Continue reading

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