I’m thrilled to say I discovered Oxshott Arts and Crafts Society in June during the Open Studios weeks. The lovely people whose studios I visited were so welcoming and kind, and when they said that the society regards photography as an art I loved them even more.

It’s actually quite dispiriting to be told you’re not worthwhile by galleries and other Art Associations, so I joined up happily.

Now I have applied to exhibit with the Society at Denbies Wine Estate near Dorking. The event is from September 30 to October 6th, and I am thinking of submitting several of the Iceland images I have already posted about.

In addition to the ones you have already seen in my previous blog there are these:

Also a set of four images of trees, a study in changing the exposure time and adding intentional camera movement. As the exposure time increases the trees become more blurred. I know it’s a bit out of the ordinary but I am beginning to like this approach more and more.

I also like this brave little guy standing firm in the driving snow. He is one of the pictures I hope to show, but I am only allowed three and a couple of back up images, as well as some unframed prints and cards.

And finally this chap who is having a bad hair day in the strong winds which sweep across the open landscape.

He’s rather cool don’t you think?

So come along to Denbies Winery between Sept 30 and Oct 6th and see which ones were selected in the end.