When in Rome #47 “Another church work”

A colourful painterly work of one of Rome’s amazing and numerous churches.Β Β Another picture for a dentist’s waiting room methinksΒ 

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All the best

leigh sig 2

When in Rome #46 “Up above the crowds”

Hi everyone,

A painterly street view looking down from near the top of the Spanish steps. Made a nice change to be up above the crowds.

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Best wishes

leigh sig 2

When in Rome #45 “Colosseo”

Hi everyone,

I thought I’d another work of this amazing building, this time in colour. As always I wish I’d had more time to explore as it’s architecture and history but hey! that’s the way it goes πŸ™‚

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Best wishes

leigh sig 2

When in Rome #44 “Eyes in the back of my head”

Hi everyone,

Street scene Rome, risked life and limb to dodge crazy traffic to get this one πŸ™‚ but I think it hopefully captures the flavour of the city quite well. Of course as someone whose used to traffic driving on the other side of the road I’ve always got to have eyes in the back of my head when travelling abroad.

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Best wishes to all,

leigh sig 2

I joined Virily

Hi everyone,

A short time ago I joined a new blogging site VirilyΒ which might be of interest to you.

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Best wishes

leigh sig 2

PS. I also gave my website a bit of makeover whilst I still have it

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When in Rome #43 “On every corner”

With so much beautiful architecture and sculpture in Rome you’d be hard-pressed not to find something on every corner. Church and statue, Piazza del Popolo, Rome. I was trying to get a soft, warm look to this work.

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Best wishes

leigh sig 2

When in Rome #42 “Castillo de Sant’Angelo”

Hi everyone,

A painterly work of the imposing Castillo de Sant’Angelo, Rome

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Best wishes

leigh sig 2

Reflecting

Hi everyone,

I’ve sometimes wondered why I like producing “painterly” style works so much. I’ve always loved photography and a huge part of the enjoyment for me is finding interesting locations and subjects but it has rarely been enough in itself.

I love working with my imagery and trying out new ideas and techniques and it gives me another vastly important aspect to my work, I guess it’s as simple as that really. I find that it gives me a whole new world of possibilities and it’s very absorbing and, if it’s not a strange word to use, exciting. I get a real buzz when I’m working on images that it’s hard to put in to words.

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This shot started life as a candid shot of a guy sitting in the park reading and as soon as I started working with it I knew that I wanted to try and produce an impressionist type work and the shades of green and ochre stood out to me. I like it because it combines my favourite activities, walking around spotting interesting subjects for my work and then working with the imagery and indulging my imagination.

Best wishes and thanks for all your interest and support for my work.

Best wishes

leigh sig 2

When in Rome #41 “Colourful Cabs”

Piazza Spagna Rome.

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Best wishes

leigh sig 2

When In Rome #40 “The end of the pier show”

At the end of the pier in Lido Ostia.

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Best wishes,

Leigh