A well intended notice perhaps, but isn’t it a little sad how we have to keep humans away in order to preserve some simple land?

Just beyond this notice was a fairytale-esque area of forbidden haven…

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I’m sure the animals will take good care of it.







Sky Mirror

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These are some photos I took of the ‘Sky Mirror’ by artist Anish Kapoor! It’s a fascinating thing and I spent ages messing around with angles and perspective…

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This one has the glare of the sun in the reflection and it bloody hurt my eye to look through my Canon’s viewfinder, so I kind of pointed it and hoped for the best!

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I like this one because it’s just like a big blue circle with only one fluffy cloud near the top. I always enjoyed looking at the sky and to see it reflected at head height really gave me the opportunity to experience my childlike wonder at the beautiful sky.


This one does just focus on the reflection in the massive mirror, giving it a trippy, upside-downy view of a pointy building and some clouds.


From the side everything just seemed to bend and elongate, stretching out the reflected world in an almost painful way.

This sculpture did indeed keep me occupied for many minutes, and I will have to keep coming back to bother the poor thing and take more photos 🙂
























A Longer Age


The bare bones of winter
Fanned to the Heavens,
Tethered to the soul of the Earth.

Scored when held
The marks of age
And of wisdom.

To breathe is natural,
To see with eyeless circles
Natural still.

Appendages shed,
To nestle the cold
And wait for lofty sun.

A lone auburn
Lonely russet
Solitary silence at its simplest.

To listen, takes an age,
To learn, even longer,
For this, they stand and wait.

Burst to new existence,
At the break of Warm Day
With more life, fanned to the Heavens

Look now with no mystery
But nothing is learned
And to nothing listened.

The solitary solitude
Ripe with gleaming colour
Fulfilling sustainment.

In return we fan the flames.
Starve the famine.
Callously neglect.

They know the soul of the Earth
So why the need
For needless unheeding?

Will it simply take a Longer Age?
To this we do not know.
But look to empty Pandora’s Jar.



Originally submitted to Copper Staple

Revealing Simplicity

A brandished cobalt,
Honeyed centre,
Glistening with sky tears
Saturated, tender.

Streaks coloured darkly,
Held in reaching,
Confident and smiling
Charming, beseeching.

A tiny creature
Sat sublimely,
Lavishing and grasping
Captivating, timely.

Quick serenity,
Timeless silence,
Iris reveals
Vibrancy, guidance.



Image taken on my new camera… the wonderful Canon EOS 5D 12.8 with a 50mm EF Lens

Discovering The Camera ~ Alex Marlowe

So… for my first ever blog post I am reblogging a submission I made to the Copper Staple – it’s a fantastic site where anyone can write about anything and have it shared and published! This ‘essay’ details my feelings on photography and my established interest in the subject. Currently I only take pictures on my phone (and a borrowed film camera!) but am saving up for a Canon EOS 5D 12.8 … Until then and after then, I will be posting pictures and thoughts taken from my variety of cameras and hope the blogging world enjoys them 🙂