Continuing on the theme of colour, here is another photo from the Shilparamam craft village in Hyderabad. On such a bright and sunny day, the amount and variety of colour that was in abundance throughout this place was almost overwhelming.
Continuing yesterday’s theme of ‘guess where I am’, this painting is from a school of artists commonly referred to as their country’s ‘Masters’. It is a scene from the city generally considered to be the country’s capital. I took a photo of it in a famous museum before being told off for my actions – oops, sorry!
The view of Salisbury Cathedral from across Harnham Water Meadows is regularly voted as one of, if not the best, views in England. In the 1800’s, the English artist John Constable painted a number of views of this scene and they have come to represent an idealistic image of ‘Englishness’. The paintings below are also considered some of Britain’s greatest landscape paintings.
This evening, after dropping my daughter off at the railway station for her return trip to Cardiff, I spent a while wandering the paths of the water meadows trying to take a photo that might echo this magnificent work of art. Of course I came nowhere close to achieving it and I defy any photographer to match the genius of Constable.
The setting sun is reflected in the Cathedral’s windows
Across the river, through the trees and over the water meadows
The water meadows are ‘off limits’ as a conservation site, but this doesn’t stop you enjoying the views. Whether the view is the finest in England is very much a matter for personal perception and preference; over the next few days I’ll be in another location which could also lay claim to that honour. Hopefully my photography skills will be improved as I’ll be in the company of a good friend and professional photographer. You can check out his offerings at www.robleaphotography.com