ragman

Mill Isle, Ireland

From Mill Isle, Ireland tradiional monochrome photographic artist specialises in abstract realism and the interplay of light and shade. ...

Journal

Memories 2008 Ragman review of the year on PB

Memories of Two Thousand Eight ~ Ragman review of the year on PB

As we head toward the end of the year, my first in Redbubble; I thought that I would look to some images 8 in all, that held fond memories for me; and hope that they will be so memorable to you for their quality, originality and impact.

Hers

The year traditionally begins in the January sales, shopping for shoes. Bored out of my mind, my eye turned to seeking for images. I got really strange looks from the shop staff; but a display of shoes caught my attention. And a totally different type of image for me occurred.

A red leaf on a blue still swimming pool

It was our last day in Singapore, we sat by the pool resting in the Goodwood Park Hotel; and just then a leaf fell off the tree and came floating towards me. It was a mem

*Nowhere Like Northern Ireland group showcase #3*

Our third showcase of the work of members of the Nowhere Like Northern Ireland group; images of which you may not have seen as they are ones not shown on the art of NI pages, but of course the members are*

Please click on the name of the artist and go and have a look at all of their art,

Congrats to Les Magee, Karl 187, Ragman, and Agnes Mc Guinness.

Les Magee


Church of Spilt Blood, St. Peterburg-by-Les Magee


Light house at Warnemunde-by-Les Magee


Yassin-by-Les Magee

Karl 187

Light Blue-by-Karl 187


Famine-by-Karl 187


Chevy Trucks-by-Karl 187

Ragman


Budapest Benches-by-ragman


Brittiany Blades-by-ragman


Riding on the edge of the world-by-ragman

Agnes Mc Guinness


Steps to the Sea-by-Agnes McGuiness


Yellow carnation-by-Agnes McGuiness


Dance-by-Agnes McGuiness

Nowhere Like Northern Ireland group showcase #2

Our second showcase of the work of members of the Nowhere Like Northern Ireland group; images of which you may not have seen as they are not themselves shown on the art of NI pages, but the members are

Please click on the name of the artist and go and have a look at all of their art, please.

BTW, don’t worry if you’re not in, you’ll be featured sooner or later*

ryenart


Seriality-by-ryenart


Wintry-wood-by-ryenart


Emergency-exit-by-ryenart

Stephen Maxwell


Banded-by-StephenMaxwell


Bannisters-by-StephenMaxwell


Faded-Glory-by-StephenMaxwell

MikeQuigley


Dungloe-reflections-by-MikeQuigley


the-white-rose-of-christmas-by-MikeQuigley


floating-in-blue-and-white-by-MikeQuigley

EdBarnett


flowers-in-a-vase-by-EdBarnett


feluca-on-the-nile-by-EdBarnett


rock-in-a-pond-by-EdBarnett

Nowhere Like Northern Ireland group showcase #1

I have decided to showcase the work of members of the Nowhere Like Northern Ireland group; images of which you may not have seen as they are not themselves shown on the art of NI pages, but the members are

Please click on the name of the artist and go and have a look at all of their art, please.

BTW, This is is just the first of a series, so don’t worry if you’re not in, you’ll be featured sooner or later*

Ursula Rodgers


Endless Archways-by-Ursula Rodgers


Bowl-and-Spoon-by-Ursula Rodgers


Aeroplanes-by-Ursula Rodgers

Susan Grissom


Irish Industrial-by-Susan Grissom


Liberation-by-Susan Grissom


pink-and-black-no-23-by-Susan Grissom

RedShedArt

;RedShedArt


over-to-donegal-by-RedShedArt


Wooden Roses-by-RedShedArt


Prayer Triptych-by-RedShedArt

Serenity


its-a-dogs-life-by-Serenity


Angel Rays-by-Se

Ragman Calendar Research

RAGMANS RICHES

I am considering producing a calendar ~ feedback would be most welcome
Which months fit, which would you drop ?

All comments will be appreciated and acknowledged

Thanks

Ragman

Ragman & Abstract Realism

Abstract Realism

Abstract realism ~ sufficiently realistic to be recognised but abstract to differentiate

Abstract: All good art is abstract in its structure. -Paul Strand

Realism: In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality. –Alfred Stieglitz


Line and Circumference

Theatres of Memory

Photographic images the origins of which are the long series of assemblages known as theatres of memory – with a proximity and overlapping to regroup scenes and events to different places and different times and different states of mind – it is the same way that our memory works.


Chairs In Shadow Talks

MIRES

The place evoked is even more indeterminate, even more random it lacks scale and orientation. The term is used in the sense of focusing ones gaze on a point of

Kearney ~ Bruno's World

Hi I’m Bruno this is where I call home ~ Kearney. There are no shops or anything, just lots of good places to walk. It is a National Trust Property consisting of sixteen dwellings, in a conservation village on the bottom end of the Ards Peninsula;…

Kearney ~ is Northern Ireland’s hidden gem and dates back to the 9th century”.

I live here and this is my modest means of getting about. There are six dogs ~ Bruno, Coco, Pepper and Max. I suppose you could call us soft drinks ~ Irn Bru (that’s me bcos I’m the tough guy), Coke, Dr Pepper and Pepsi Max. Then there’s Winnie and Jack.

Oh and there are a few cats about here as well.

The humans are kept in cute little white boxes which are called cottages and houses, and there is a warden in charge of them; her name is Ann she’s nice. she look

Strangford Lough 2

*RAGMAN ON THE RADIO
Ragman’s photographic work on Strangford Lough…

My Neighbourhood ~ Shores of Strangford Lough is featured
and Ragman will be interviewed on
Turn O’ The Tide
on Scrabo Radio 15th to 22nd June 2008*

I am proud to live on the shores of Strangford Lough an internationally recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,

Strangford Lough (from the Old Norse: Strangrfjörthr meaning “strong ford” describing the fast flowing narrows; and Loch Cuan in Irish meaning the calm lough describing the gentle waters of the mud flats) is a lough in County Down, Northern Ireland, separated from the Irish Sea by the Ards Peninsula.

It is a popular tourist attraction noted for its fishing and the picturesque villages and townships which border its waters. These include Portaferry on the Ards

RAGMAN TOPS

Ragman Images Redbubble viewers Top Twenty…

1 Horse Island 924
2 New light thru old windows 390
3 The Onlookers 310
4 Along the right track 276
5 A table prepared 211

6 Curragh Graves 161
7 Everpresent Everywhere 160
8 Ballycopeland Windmill 136
9 Emaya 132
10 Peta 1

RAGMAN 'LOST' iPOD music

Off to Australia soon via Hong Kong and Singapore. You may seen the LOST TV series, so In case I get ‘Lost’ on a deserted island my iPOD will have stored…

As well as some of my favourite images, I will have my favourite tracks and albums.

My Favourite Tracks ~ Top Fifty

1 Fairytale of New York ~ The Pogues & Kirsty McColl

2 Irish Heartbeat ~ Van Morrison / The Chieftains

3 Everybody Knows ~ Dave Clark Five

4 Red Red Wine ~ UB40

5 With or without you ~ U2

6 A whiter shade of pale ~ Procol Harum / Annie Lennnox

7 Closest thing to crazy ~ Katie Melua

8 Let the heartaches begin ~ Long John Baldry

9 Girl of my best friend ~ Brian Ferry

10 He’ll have to go ~ Brian Ferry

11 Because we believe ~ Andrea Bocchelli

12 If this is goodbye ~ Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris

13 Golden Heart ~ Mark Knopf

RAGMAN 'LOST' iPOD images

Off to Australia soon via Hong Kong and Singapore.
You may seen the LOST TV series, so In case I get ‘Lost’ on a deserted island my iPOD will have stored

Ragman’s All-time Personal Favourites


1 Sigma


2 Everpresent Everywhere


3 Seville student shadows


4 Libertys Shadow Berlin


5 Light Triangle


6 And If We Pass This Way Just Once


7 Curragh Graves


8 Temple of the Winds


9 Walk of Life (autumn)


10 Mayfly Moments


11 The Third Man


12 A Wintry Road


13 Just a Few More Steps


14 Gone Fishing


15 New Light Thru New Windows


16 Beach Huts at Rest


17 Line and Circumference


18 Whiskey Light


19 Which Way Now


20 Banca Madrid Doorway

Interplay of Light and Shade

The Interplay of light and shade

Who needs colour when we have the magic of monochrome. Black and white photography is about light and shade, and shape and form. The subjects, the scenes, the studies, the scenarios we work from are to say the least simple, common, ordinary. How we see them depends on light, how we as an artist turn them from the ordinary into the extraordinary is simply that little bit extra. It is the connectivity, the translation, the interpretation that we make, sorry create!


Everpresent Everywhere

It is light, first of all as enlightenment, it is as James Joyce put, beholding.

Secondly it is light, i.e. using the light that comes from above, for we are indeed ‘painting with light’.

Thirdly it is light, how we use that light to illuminate, i.e. to reveal, like

Strangford Lough

My Neighbourhood ~ Shores of Strangford Lough

RAGMAN ON THE RADIO
Ragman’s photographic work on Strangford Lough is featured
and Ragman will be interviewed on
Turn O’ The Tide
on Scrabo Radio 15th to 22nd June 2008

I am proud to live on the shores of Strangford Lough an internationally recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,

Strangford Lough (from the Old Norse: Strangrfjörthr meaning “strong ford” describing the fast flowing narrows; and Loch Cuan in Irish meaning the calm lough describing the gentle waters of the mud flats) is a lough in County Down, Northern Ireland, separated from the Irish Sea by the Ards Peninsula.

It is a popular tourist attraction noted for its fishing and the picturesque villages and townships which border its waters. These include Portaferry on the Ards Pe

FIFTEEN THOUSAND VIEWS

FIFTEEN THOUSAND VIEWS

Thanks to all those friends on Redbubble who have given me encouragement and support with your comments and making my photos, art, tees and writings your favourites.
To Debz, MJ, Midge, Lys, Sticky, Sylvia, Susan, Jo, Wendy, Mark, Robert, Savosave, Richard, Peter, Gerrymac, Anthony, Vedran, Paul, Oli, Chris, and all the rest of you I owe you my heart-felt thanks

David

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH

David

Strange Phenomena ~ Footsteps heard on the stairs 1

*there’s no one in my friend declares
but then all of a sudden …….

…… footsteps heard on the stairs 1

If there is one thing we can learn from a photographic capture, is that you never can be certain of what appears on the image; I thought this sort of occurence only happened on negative film, but now I realise strange phenomena can happen on digital as well.

This was not there at the time, nor can I assure you did I use Photoshop etc.

Someone else on this site was there behind me when I captured this and neither of us can explain; can you!?*

check it out

http://www.redbubble.com/people/ragman/art/8729...

Ragman

*TOP TEN IMAGES*

YOUR TOP TEN views

1. Horse Island 700
2. New light thru old windows 323
3. Onlookers 273
4. Along the right track 254
5. Curragh Graves 148
6. A table prepared 147
7. T show me the switch 130 (Tshirt)
8. Tranquility 115
9. Halfpenny Bridge 109
10 Just a few more steps 108

Thanks to all of you | it is so much appreciated as at 04-04-08

FOURTEEN WEEKS FOURTEEN THOUSAND VIEWS

Fourteen thousand views, 250 images in thirteen weeks

Thanks to all those friends on Redbubble who have given me encouragement and support with your comments and making my photos, art, tees and writings your favourites.

To Debz, Lys, Sticky, Sylvia, Susan, Jo, Wendy, Mark, Robert, Savosave, Richard, Peter, Gerrymac, Vedran, Paul, Oli, Chris, and all the rest of you I owe you my heart-felt thanks

David

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