Category: Black and White

  • The Silent Majority

    The Silent Majority

    The Sculpture Room in Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery

  • After a storm comes a calm….

    After a storm comes a calm….

    It’s been some eighteen months since Renaissance was resurrected, and a new theme beckoned. In appearance it’s vaguely similar to my old one, but behind is some of the latest website technology introduced by WordPress. Apologies for the delay in getting it up and running, it just takes a little longer for us septuagenarians to…

  • Old Environmental Thoughts

    Many years ago, aged about 12, I became interested in bird watching. Browsing through nature books in my local library I came across a book published the previous year. Called “Happy Countryman”, I took it home. The first few words of Roberts’ lyrical and atmospheric writing forever hooked me into natural history. The wonderful descriptions…

  • Winter Seas

    Winter Seas

    Waves come crashing to grey sullen shores.Powerful and strong, it breathes and roars.Cascading and caressing each grain of sand,A warm embrace between sea and land. High above, a seagull soars high.Wings of purity it spreads to fly.Battling high against darkened cloud,In a wind that blows fiercely, flying graceful and proud.Poem by Edel T. Copeland

  • Whitby

    Whitby

    Beyond the yachts, a glimpse of the Whitby Swing Bridge over the River Esk in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England. Apart from its links to Dracula, the town is also famous for Captain Cook who moved there from Staithes where he had been an apprentice to a draper. The young man was besotted by the sea,…

  • Wild Beauty

    Wild Beauty

    Evening on the lagoon at Gruissan, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

  • Beckett’s Reprise

    Beckett’s Reprise

    “Moonlight is sculpture: seen and easily discerned in good composition like a suspension bridge, where each line adds strength and takes none away.” The exquisite lines of the Samuel Beckett Bridge, designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, crossing the River Liffey in Dublin under a cloud moonlit sky.

  • Nocturnal Balcón de Europa

    Nocturnal Balcón de Europa

    On a deserted Balcon illuminated by moonlight there are just four people visible. Three are unknown, the one on the extreme left is a sculpture of the late king Alfonso XII who actually named the balcony during a visit after the big earthquake that hit Nerja in 1884, observing that “this is the Balcón de…

  • The Waterfront

    The Waterfront

    The riverside location in the city centre of Liverpool has undergone many changes since I left the city in 1972, not all for the better.

  • A Winter’s Day

    A Winter’s Day

    In a deep and dark December” … Especially then. The Balcon de Europa in Nerja, where the light is often sublime, is a great place to wait and hope someone will do ‘stuff’. Cycling, walking, sitting, winter calisthenics, or watch the setting sun. All you need is a camera and patience….

  • Life Savers

    Life Savers

    Early morning and “Doris Bleasdale”, the Clogherhead Lifeboat completes a beach landing near its base in County Louth, Ireland.

  • Fandango

    Fandango

    Scaramouch, Scaramouch will you do the Fandango? asked a well known royal and mercuric figure.

  • The Sea…

    The Sea…

    Waves and shafting sunbeams over the Celtic Sea as it fringes County Waterford. It was while searching through some infrequently visited files, for today’s image, that I found two forgotten videos. Compiled some six years ago as creative exercises to learn the art of videos, the black and white images lend themselves to a film…

  • El Tornillo

    El Tornillo

    Just one of the many geological creations found in El Torcal de Antequera, a nature reserve in the Sierra del Torcal mountain range near the city of Antequera in Spain’s province of Málaga.

  • Running the Storm

    Running the Storm

    One running man and two flying seagulls in Nerja

  • Angel of the North

    Angel of the North

    The Angel of the North, believed to be the largest sculpture of an angel in the world, reduces its solitary visitor to a Lilliputian scale.

  • Neptune and the River Suir

    Neptune and the River Suir

    The peaceful early morning River Suir, belies the enormous ship-building yard that built the world’s first fleet of iron steam ships in the 19th century.

  • Rocca Calascio

    Rocca Calascio

    Rocca Calascio, a mountaintop fortress at 1,460 metres (4,790 ft) is the highest fortress in the Italian Apennines, overlooking the Plain of Navelli at one of the highest points in the ancient Barony of Carapelle.

  • Wild Swimming

    Wild Swimming

    A lone figure on the Embalse de los Bermejelas, near Arenas del Rey, Granada Province in Spain’s Andalucia.

  • The Atlantic

    The Atlantic

    From Ireland’s County Clare Coast…sea area Shannon…shipping forecast…visibility “good”