caralockhartsmith

stories and illustration

Sunlight on River Leet

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February 26, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas: Afternoon, Trees, River Tweed, Late Sun

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December 27, 2013 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas: Morning, Tweed River

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December 26, 2013 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Late Afternoon, November, Tweed Valley, Plane

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December 11, 2013 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Colours of Frost III

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I just pointed my camera downwards and took a snapshot of the frosted leaves on the ground.  It would have been difficult to put an edge to these pictures, it is just stuff as it was, spreading indefinitely like wallpaper. One leaf could have produced a more aesthetically pleasing image.  But what intrigued me  was that in this random leaf-fall there was such a variety of colour and shape, and the frost itself wove it all into such harmony of colour that I could not help finding it pretty.

December 5, 2013 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Colours of Frost1

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December 5, 2013 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Borders Sky 1

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November cloud formations shining over the trees that edge the Lees In Coldstream.

November 27, 2013 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Looking into Leet Water

 

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October 31, 2013 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Bright Tree

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October 31, 2013 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Window, October, Reflections

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I was walking across the Market Square in Coldstream and saw something strange.  I couldn’t understand why I had never seen this object before, as it looked like a pub sign or a painting on the side of this house which I must have passed hundreds of times before – however, when I shifted my viewpoint I saw that it was just an ordinary window.  I took these four photographs of the window and put them together, as I think they look like a sophisticated abstract painting, and they are just reflections.  I like the colours! I have been thinking about colour today, because I have decided that in the rough of the story I am creating the illustrations are wrong tonally, they don’t have the feeling that I want.  I bought a book some time ago of photographs of gardens by night, and looking at this has given me new ideas for the story. Maybe I was feeling more alert visually because of this and these reflections caught my eye. If I was doing a painting  I would take out quite a lot of the window frame, but it isn’t a painting so I’ll leave it a tad haphazard as it is.

October 29, 2013 Posted by | Illustration, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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