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January Floodwater 1

January Floodwater 1

January 27, 2016 - Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , ,


  1. Wonderful composition!


    Comment by Julia Light | January 27, 2016 | Reply

    • Nice of you to say that, Julia – it kind of composed itself. I went out without my camera but then went back to the house to get it, as for once of the few times in January the sun was out, and there was all this floodwater just near our house – one never knows where it is going to appear, the flooding…. one time the green is covered, then the field called the Lees is like a lake and the green is clear. Makes it difficult to decide where to walk. The weather is very strange at the moment.

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | February 1, 2016 | Reply

      • Funny how things fall into place sometimes.


        Comment by Julia Light | February 2, 2016

      • I’ve found that taking a camera with me when I go out makes me see all kinds of things that I wouldn’t notice if I was just rambling involved in my own thoughts. I like the extrovert element in photography, though I am amzed how much I see other people’s sensibility coming out in what they photograph, so I can usually recognise the signatures of those I follow even before looking at the name of the website.

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        Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | February 2, 2016

  2. This series of photographs is really wonderful – shots, this one with the famous tree (perfect). Love the atmosphere of each scene.


    Comment by Mary | January 28, 2016 | Reply

    • The images kind of composed themselves. There is something ambiguous, however, about taking pictures of the flood because I find the imagery captivating, as as there has been so much suffering occasioned by the floods here in The Borders. It’s like snow, all “pitch white” (as my son used to say) on top and then all grubby underneath. I suppose the heavy chimney pot and attached bricks coming down is the worst I have suffered this year, and the more I think about it the more horrified I am by what might have happened if someone had been underneath.

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | February 2, 2016 | Reply

      • Wind damage is incredibly dangerous and destructive – we have our fair share with straight-line winds and tornado’s. You are so right in thanking that no one was underneath when it came down.


        Comment by Mary | February 2, 2016

      • Yes, you must have been having it really rough over there, we have had reports on the news of your tribulations with the weather. I went to look at our roof today when I was in Berwick and the broken pantiles and the hole in my neighbour’s roof have been mended, though the chimney still awaits a new chimney pot. There are some ramshackle pots around, but I think ours got the damage because it was higher, and had an aerial attached, which I suspect caught the wind. But yes, and again yes, I am so glad that no-one was underneath.

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        Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | February 6, 2016

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