Fog Bow

Fog Bow

The view in front of my window, on the Isle of Skye, was shrouded in mist a few days ago. As the sun emerged and selectively lit up the water, I took this shot. Insert image I understand that locals call this shaft of light a “moonshine” but after undertaking a bit of...
Image of the Week (September Week 3)

Image of the Week (September Week 3)

After a number of days of wind and rain we were blessed with a warm, humid and dry day and I decided to retrace my steps along the woodland walk at Skinidin.  I intended to focus on the images and colours of autumn, and to do this using intentional camera movement, to...
Text Spinning and Collaging

Text Spinning and Collaging

I referred briefly in a post last week to a technique in autoethnographic writing called Text Spinning and Collaging.  The starting point for this approach is to gather together books, articles, and other writing that speaks to you for whatever reason.  In my case it...
Image of the Week (September Week 2)

Image of the Week (September Week 2)

I had a good week last week taking photographs and enjoyed the challenges of capturing the Rosebay Willowherb.  I had plans to return to the stands of pink flowers to take some images using a different technique.  I intended to use intentional camera movement to mimic...
Writing a Journal

Writing a Journal

I have been thinking about writing a hard copy journal/sketchbook in addition to this Critical Research Journal.  This is because at the heart of autoethnography is a need to produce evidence, capture thoughts and feelings and record the individual journey through my...
Foreground and Background in Art

Foreground and Background in Art

I have been listening to some of Graham Harman’s lectures on You Tube including one entitled Greenberg, Heidegger, McLuhan and the Arts.  I found Harman’s summary and opinions of Heidegger’s thinking helpful but struggled with what exactly he means by foreground and...
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