Isak Pretorius Wildlife Photography Thanks Natalie and Marlene. It’s great to hear opinions from both sides of the fence and there are truths in both!
Conservation always teaches that the welfare of the animal or bird etc. must come first.
Be interested to hear anybody else’s opinion on this.
How far do you go for the image in todays competitive market?
The pair of them were the best of friends. Tubby cat always came in the car for a ride out with Charlie dog, they shared a bed and a food bowl, but there is no stopping of old age.
Charlie was very gentle with Tubby until the end.
Well the first assignment of this term is on its way.
Exhibition, Blog and Photography Libraries.
No going back now!
Thank you to everyone for their contribution to the Exhibition, and thanks to everybody who has read my ‘blog’.
Thanks to Alamy for accepting my images!
What a glorious day it was for Barley Saturday!
The show began back in 1871, and so called after Barley being traditionally the last crop to be sown after Wheat and Oats.
The fair had a dual purpose, the first being a half yearly event of the hiring of farm workers, and the other was to show the stud stallion horses at their best for the bookings to be taken for the covering of mares in the area.
During the War years the fair was disbanded, but re-established back in 1961.
I had a wonderful day, yet again I was in my element, horses and camera, what more does a girl want in life?
Met some wonderful people, and lovely images to capture the spirit of the day.
Thrilled that I have been able to get hold of a copy of this book.
Amazing images inside that were taken back between 1995 – 1997 in Dublin, and then went on display at Smithfield Horse Fair in Dublin 1999 opened by President Mary Robinson.
The quotes by the travellers children are very revealing. You can almost here the children talking to you in a very honest way of the tradition and lifestyle that they have been born into.
The images were all taken on a Polaroid camera with 665 film producing an image and negative.
Sadly no longer available.
This body of work is part of my contextual studies and contributes to the urban photographer.
The law has now changed in Ireland regarding the horse fair, and yet another way of life, culture and tradition is fading away as we make room for more Health and Safety regulations!
“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.
Someday in your life you will have been all of these”.
- George Washington Carver
This is one of my images from my cinematic module.
‘The Farmer Meets The Evacuee’s’
It was wonderful to see the age gap bridged as Winston told the children of his stories from the War and the evacuee’s on the farms, but also the children telling Winston of how they were learning about the War in their school curriculum.
The children’s face’s were a picture when Winston said they would be staying for about two year’s!
They stayed for about two hours!
I was delighted that Winston thoroughly enjoyed his guest’s visiting with their parents but also delighted that the children loved the stories and also found the set up with lighting to have their photograph’s taken fascinating.
Everybody happy, task fulfilled. Wonderful images.
List of Photographers:
Influence and Relevance:
The work of these photographers has influenced my B.A.(Hons) Photography Cinematic module and also my Critical and Contextual studies by the style of black and white photography and the subject matter.
Documenting an era of changing people and landscapes and a working way of life that has gone forever.
Photography captures a passage of time, although not apparent immediately, the image preserves the knowledge for future generations as an historical and educational document, of time passing and a recollection of memories.
Images from P.B. Abery, Geoff Charles, D.C. Harries and John Thomas:
Have all captured a transition period from horses being an essential part of the rural landscape, to technology in the form of mechanical horsepower, taking the economics of the land and workers forward.