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Peter Bryenton
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
I teach blind children to use computers.
Interests: When I am not earning a living, I enjoy my photography, guitar, ukulele, drawing, reading and writing. I've just started learning to play the piano. Then there's my garden hammock . . .
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The late Brian Hirschfield, AFIAP, ARPS, APAGB better known as 'H' Eulogy for Brian Brian made a book which he titled "My Passion for Photography". I first encountered that intense passion of his when he was at a camera club. That evening was over fifteen years ago. I remember a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at QWERKY
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A few days ago my friend Sharon set me thinking about religion by using the word "momentum" on one of her Facebook comments, which put me in mind of how very little the dogma, tradition and ritual founded on ancient scriptures seem to have changed over time. By comparison, many... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at QWERKY
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I kept this little lo-res print tacked up on my office wall for many years until I had to move out. It comes from the extensive portfolio of a master of Fine Art photography, my late friend Henry C Miller. His father was an accomplished photographer who worked for Agfa.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at QWERKY
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Today I am a frustrated eco-warrior. The photo shows a pair of old-fashioned clinical thermometers, the kind that, if you were lucky, your mum put under your tongue when you were trying for a day off school. If you were unlucky, they're what the school nurse used to threaten to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2013 at QWERKY
Thanks Steve. I enjoy reading your posts. Sent by iPad mail.
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2013 on De-escalation at QWERKY
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Shopping: I'm very much a bloke about it. Target identified, fast sortie planned, take gift vouchers with me, dive in & out quickly, return to base with one new "Oxford" cotton shirt, button-down collar, mission accomplished. I haven't blogged for a while. I find the simplicity and immediacy of using... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at QWERKY
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There can be so much more to a simple photograph than is immediately obvious. The story behind this one is highly personal. It is about me, because the way these three tulips are arranged is a metaphor for my childhood. I grew up in the shadow of my parent's true... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2013 at QWERKY
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Last night saw the last in the current series of the six evening classes which introduced me to some of the basic techniques involved in painting with watercolours. I've learned so much -- and had such fun -- that I've already signed up for September's sessions. I seem to be... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at QWERKY
Handy: yes indeed, thank you. Sent by iPad mail.
Toggle Commented May 20, 2013 on Wet into wet, and horrid greens at QWERKY
You have been awarded a merit mark, thank you Donna. Sent by iPad mail.
Toggle Commented May 17, 2013 on Wet into wet, and horrid greens at QWERKY
There's one in the title Steve. Its purpose is to remove any possible ambiguity. Without it, the greens would become wet and horrid. I'm not fussed really, it was simply the basis of yet another silly discussion around the staff room table with the English department recently. Some of WHOM may be reading this ;-) Sent by iPad mail.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2013 on Wet into wet, and horrid greens at QWERKY
Thanks M. Sent by iPad mail.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2013 on Wet into wet, and horrid greens at QWERKY
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It may seem ironic that on a crappy afternoon (weatherwise) of cold, pouring rain, I got my watercolours out, the better to practice what my teacher has been showing me. Thankfully there's a patch of metaphorical sunshine piercing the sodden, dishwater-grey skies, because my friend and talented artist Richard Sheppard... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at QWERKY
Thank you Michael. Ill open a help ticket with the Typepad techno-dudes about that rss feed glitch. Best woshes, Peter. Sent by iPad mail.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2013 on VW Bits at QWERKY
Thank you Christian. Im pleased youve enjoyed your visits. Best wishes, Peter. Sent by iPad mail.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2013 on Tiger Moth at QWERKY
Thanks Steve. I enjoy looking at your photographs and reading about where/why you took them. Sent by iPad mail.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2013 on Mirrors at QWERKY
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As a small boy, long before I bought my first camera, I already had a fascination with light. I played with magnifying glasses, torches (flashlights, not flambos: I was only five years old), mirrors and coloured cellophane sweet wrappers. So I started looking at the world early, captivated by light... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at QWERKY
Thanks Steve. Yes, a theme for the day. I havecalso called these little pointers strands. Sent by iPad mail.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2013 on #hashtag focus at QWERKY
Helpful, thanks Donna. That must be an FDA scheme. We have similarly informative food labelling laws here in the UK. Didnt stop the great beef cockup recently though {:/( Sent by iPad mail.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2013 on GM at QWERKY
Thank you Donna. It took me a little while to get back into the square format. Hadnt used it since Rolleiflex in pre-history! Sent by iPad mail.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2013 on Fully present at QWERKY
Thank you Donna. One of my favourite Mother Natures lighting setups. Sent by iPad mail.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2013 on Contrast at Phi One
Thanks Donna. Now you can be sure theres always something good on the telly {;/)
Toggle Commented May 12, 2013 on Backgrounds at Phi One
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Toggle Commented May 11, 2013 on #hashtag focus at QWERKY
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On dull days, both weatherwise and moodwise, holding a favourite hashtag in focus in my head usually opens up picture-making possibilities. Red and black is one of my favourite colour schemes. #redandblack Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2013 at QWERKY
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Walking through a graveyard can focus the mind on what a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist might call "being fully present". Or, as an Irish friend of mine often used to tell me: "We're a long time dead Peter". This is life. It is not a rehearsal. We should make the most... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at QWERKY