Tuesday, 17 August 2010

appreciating the small things...

In my last blog, I mentioned that we now have a better appreciation of the small things that make life enjoyable. And that's what we've been doing today...

This morning, I had an e-mail to say that two of my photos had been nominated in the 4th Photography Masters Cup, one in abstract and one in architecture. O.K. - they didn't win, but it's got to be worth celebrating!  Scroll down to the press release (after Sew Seasonal) to find out more

Steve continues to re-live Sunday's aerobatic experience, still amazed that he was allowed (i.e. told!) to take control of the plane when they looped-the loop a second time.  I think he's missed his vocation.  He would make a great pilot, I'm sure!  Have to get him a pukka joystick for Christmas :-))

Sew Seasonal
Tuesday August 17th -  Saturday September 4th 2010

Allotments and the food and flowers they produce have inspired the embroideries and photographic images on display in ‘Sew Seasonal’. The exhibition features embroideries by Oxford Textile Workshop complemented by the digital images of Linda Wride, RHS Photographer of the Year.

The Oxford Textile Workshop are a diverse group of people united by their passion for embroidery and textiles. Whilst some members are professional artists, others are enthusiastic and highly-skilled amateurs. The group, which meets monthly to share ideas and participate in workshops, also holds exhibitions to showcase their embroideries. By responding to a theme, the group hopes that this exhibition will illustrate the wide variety of styles and techniques individuals can use.

Linda Wride is an award winning Oxford-based photographer who specialises in botanical images. Her photograph ‘The allotment in June’ was overall winner in the Royal Horticultural Society Photography Competition. Her winning image was from ‘Cultivating Communities’ a project based on and inspired by the plants, people and potting sheds of Osney allotments, off Botley Road in Oxford. The exhibition includes a selection of photographs from the project, including the RHS winning image.

There will be a chance to find out more when representatives from Oxford Textile Workshop will be holding ‘Meet the Artist’ sessions on Wednesdays 18th August and 1st September and Saturday 28th August, 11am until 1pm.

Embroidery by member of Oxford Textile Group

The allotment in June by Linda Wride

International Color Awards Press Release

LONDON (16 August 2010) Amateur photographer Linda Wride of Oxford, UK was presented with the 4th Annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee title in the categories of Architecture and Abstract at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo Show attended by over 40,000 online viewers who logged on live from 154 countries to see the climax of the industry's most important event for color photography.
The awards international Jury included captains of the industry ranging from Christie's in New York, National Geographic Channel, Fox Broadcasting Company, Amsterdam Worldwide, Kodak USA to Esquire in London who honored Color Masters with 235 coveted title awards in 31 categories. The judges reviewed thousands of images submitted from every corner of the globe online for eight weeks before making their final nominations and Linda's "Matra” and Supercin" exceptional images entered in the Abstract and Architecture categories, received a high percentage of votes overall.
"The Masters Cup celebrates photographers who operate at the highest levels of their craft," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Linda's work represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present her with the title of Nominee."
See the 4th Annual Winners & Nominees at http://www.thecolorawards.com/gallery
INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.
Contact: Linda Wride
Website: www.fotoblur.com/portfolio/lindaw

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