I’m semi-retired but busier than ever, having spent most of my career working in areas that the mainstream finds difficult to deal with.
Recently regenerated interest in photography sparked by meeting a poet (Annie) who put some of her poems to my pictures. These are now starting to appear on Near and Far. We hope you’ll take a look. The pictures are available separately, but only at the Near and Far site. Annie is now branching out into her own site annieannie as well – please have look.
About the ‘handle’:
Thomas the Rhymer was a medieval Scot from the border country (between England and Scotland), which is where my family originally comes from.
Thomas the Rhymer was shown three roads by the Elf Queen.
One is beset with thorns and leads to heaven.
One is fair and lovely and goes to hell.
One is green and leads to the faerie lands.
All three roads seem to me to be worth exploring. I suspect that, in the words of Don McLean, “all roads lead to where I stand”! The interest is travelling not in arriving.
Joint Winner City/Town views of Wessex challenge in the Wessex UK Group, May 2012.
Voted equal first in the Sculptures in Silhouette Challenge in the Sculpture Group, December 2011.
Winner Anything Round Challenge in the Naturally Black and White, Duo and Contrast Group, 14 February 2011.
Winner, Feature Banner, Escher and Perspective Art
Voted Top Ten in Challenges
Two in the water Challenge in the This, That, and the Other Thing Group, August 2012.
Abandoned Buildings in the WA Redbubbles Group, March 2012.
Cobblestone Streets Challenge in the Preserving History Group, January 2012.
Light My Way Challenge in the Sculpture Group, January 2012.
Best of Letter Y Challenge in the Alphabet Soup Group, December 2011
Churches of Western Australia Challenge, 24 December 2011.
Techniques Challenge #15 – Sepia Challenge in the Alphabet Soup Group, December 2011.
Voted 3rd in Scenes from a Mall Challenge in the Retired and Happy Group. November 2011.
Your Favourite Urban Pub challenge in the All Things Pubs Group, August 2010.
The Train Standing in Platform 1 challenge in the Trains Group, June 2010. – even though this was obviously Platform 2!
Travel by Train Now Challenge in the Travel and Adventure" Group, November 2011.
Food and Drink , Still Life !!! challenge in the “Retired and Happy”: group, August 2009.
Reflections and the City Challenge, 31 July 2009.
Tas – The Ultimate Icon Challenge. July 2009