Site last updated 09-07-2015
WELCOME TO THE PHOTOGRAPHIC WEBSITE OF BARBIE LINDSAY.
THIS IS QUITE A LARGE SITE WITH LOADS OF IMAGES. PLEASE BE PATIENT WHEN OPENING SOME OF THE PAGES.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:-
"I couldn't see the point of walking until I discovered Geocaching."
The beautiful colours of autumn found in Rendlesham forest.
Had a lovely girlie weekend with Lucretia, travelling down to Devon to do a Creative presentation at Newton Abbot. Stopping at Newbury and Torquay along the way.
I have recently become obsessed with Geocaching. For the
uninitiated muggle, this is a form of Global treasure hunting.
After getting the coordinates from the website and using the
hints given, you then seek out the cache, sign the log and register
your find online. You can also register your own hide.
This is one of mine. The log is inside a plactic micro tube which
in turn is hidden underneath the cap of this foam funghi.
So good a disguise was this that even the local wildlife were
fooled and have nibbled away at my cache. There
are caches hidden on top of mountains and under the sea, there
is even one in outerspace. Don't believe me? Then check this out:-
Photographed this during a recent visit to my beloved Camden. The painting is by 'Bambi', our female equivalent of Banksy
Had a great time in Wales over Easter, judging the 'Neath' National Exhibition. Had a little spare time to take pictures.
Early Morning Neath Abbey
Been Adder hunting a couple of times this April and eventually managed to get a half decent shot of one. Nikon D800 hand held with a 105mm Macro lens and Ring Flash. Approx 18 inches away.
Sadly my Sister-in-law passed away suddenly this week and it has devastated us all. We were never great friends but I must admit that she was a really caring daughter and a good mother. I just wish we could have been friends. Too late for us now, but anybody reading this, try and make amends with your adversaries before regret sinks in and the deed cannot be undone......
Results from my operation were good, cancer free!
The 'Beyond Group' won the EAF Print Championships and I won the best Print of the competition with this one entitled 'School Dinner Ladies'.
Had a lovely time touring the Nottingham area doing lectures in the evening and sightseeing during the day. Thanks to everyone's warm hospitality and local knowledge which guided us to places we may never have thought of.
Lime Kilns at Ticknall
The Caves under Nottingham Castle
Trying out a few new photographic ideas with model 'Venise'. Background Guernsey
Guernsey was amazing, I loved everything about it. Thanks go to the Guernsey Salon crew
After being given the all clear, I haven't updated my site for a while. I have been enjoying life to the full and in style and just haven't had the time. There were a few more horrendous experiences at the hospital inbetween times, but that now all seem rather insignificant. Indeed summer has been and gone so quickly and already I am looking forward to Christmas and all the little adventures during the run up to it.
CORNWALL WAS AS LOVELY AS I REMEMBERED IT. I DIDN'T REALISE JUST HOW MUCH I HAD MISSED VISITING, UNTIL WE WENT BACK THIS YEAR, AFTER NEARLY A DECADE AWAY.
THE WILDLIFE AT ALTON WATER HAS NOT DISAPPOINTED, DESPITE THE AWFUL RUN UP TO THE SUMMER. PHOTOGRAPHED LOADS OF NEW INSECTS.
Click here to visit my Alton Water blog spot
GOOD NEWS WAS CELEBRATED IN STYLE.
I AM OFFICIALLY IN REMISSION FROM MY HURTHLE CELL CANCER.
I WAS ALSO AWARDED MY EFIAP/Silver, SO DOUBLE CELEBRATIONS.
AFTER A SECOND DOSE OF RADIOACTIVE IODINE AND THAT AWFUL LOW IODINE DIET BEFOREHAND, ALL I WANTED AFTERWARDS WAS A GOOD 'OLE FASHIONED FRY UP. WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT I TREATED MYSELF TO, DIRECTLY UPON LEAVING THE HOSPITAL. ESPECIALLY THAT CUP OF TEA.
The diet consisted of NO dairy of any kind, so only black tea or tea with almond milk. NO Seafood of any discription, NO processed foods or anything with salt in it. Certain vegetables and fruits were also on the banned list. Mineral water was NOT allowed, nor Tap water because of the area that I live in, so distilled water had to be bought.
For my Indian Trip pictures go to:-
Taj Mahal at Sunset
Photo by Rusty Lindsay
It was Blue hair as I went to collect a few awards at the Bromsgrove National Exhibition.
Pictured here with my old friend Ralph Duckett the President of the Midland Counties Federation, and I am wearing a dress specially made for me by Patti Bell (Electric Ballroom, Camden) designed between us.
I had made a Living Will, stating that when I reached a hundred, they were to dye my hair green. Well that's never going to happen now, so I've brought the green forward a few years :)
ps. It wasn't green for long, just a week was enough.
THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HAVE SENT MESSAGES OF SUPPORT AND THE MANY WONDERFUL GIFTS AND CARDS.
I am sure they have all helped on my road to recovery.
Have been back to the hospital to get my Geiger reading checked and now almost back to normal.
My last day in hospital required a full body scan. This was it. Not as bad as I was expecting
I thought I was going to be put into a capsule type structure, Not so, they even played relaxing muzak.
My Mates at work sending me best wishes during my hospitalisation.
Hurthle Cell Thyroid Cancer been diagnosed but I will give it one go to eliminate it.
Go to Alton Water to see more wildlife pics taken there this year
My friend Malcolm Bumstead slipped on a banana skin at work whilst carrying a box of tomatoes. That sounds so hilarious, but in fact
he broke his ankle in two places and will off work now for months. So a challenge was given for fellow 'Beyond Group' members to
create a banana shot in honour of poor Malcolm to cheer him up. This is my attempt.
For my Balloon Flight Pictures follow link to:- Balloon Flight
As honoured guests, we had a wonderful meal with Chrissie & Colin Westgate on Valentine's Day. Along with another special guest in the name of Joe Cornish, who also treated us to a showing of some of his superb landscape pictures.
There was something kicking off at Bishop's Stortford tonight and so I went to investigate.
I was then threatened with arrest by this man because I photographed him in a public park.
He told me it was against the law to photograph him!
When I challenged him on what charge, he responded with the anti-terrorism act!
He pointed a bright torch into my eyes as he continued to interrogate me for quite some time. He wanted my name and address, which I gave him. He wanted to see proof of my ID, but then wouldn't accept a credit card, bank card, photographic membership card, store card etc., as proof of ID. The bright light still burning into my eyes as he wanted to know why I was there, where I had come from etc.,. Threatening all the while to arrest me for photographing them.
He then changed tack and said it was illegal to photograph the under 16 year old's that were in the park????? I explained that I hadn't photographed them yet, but even if I had, it was not illegal to do so!
He then insisted that I delete all the images from my camera, to which I refused. I told him he had no right, but he still insisted. I continued to refuse ............ awaiting imminent arrest by now. He then requested to see the images, which I was happy to do. Only to be disappointed myself with the results............... All this hassle for nought really.
But I would just like to name and shame this man. I don't know who he is and in reality don't want to get acquainted. Not the sort of policeman to be proud of. A bully basically. He saw me as an easy target. A little woman alone, armed with nothing but a camera. WRONG WOMAN TO PICK ON FELLA!
But who is he. He needs to be named and shamed!
What had he got to hide is my biggest question!
Whatever it is, he is a disgrace to OUR police force!
Ironically, the policewoman who was with him, very kindly suggested that If I really wanted to take take Candid shots, why didn't I go to the fairground within the park, ........... which would mostly consist of .............. dare I say it ................ kids under 16 ???????
To see the images taken during my weekend at Salve Mater in Belgium
Went all the way to Bristol, a 400 mile+ round trip just to see an art exhibition. But not just any old exhibition but the 'Banksy v Bristol Museum' Exhibition. We queued for 2.5hrs in the rain without coats or a brolly but it was worth every raindrop.
One of my favourites by BANKSY
And just one of many superb animated exhibits also by BANKSY. But you needed to look carefully everywhere throughout the museum as he has snuck in a few of his own amongst the serious displays.
Photo courtesy of Rusty Lindsay.
To see a video taken by Lucretia go to My Flickr link
Or the one on YouTube (I'm the last one to go)
UNPAID NUDE MODELS STILL REQUIRED FOR NEW PROJECT IN THE OFFING. MUST NOT HAVE PERFECT BODIES!! I NEED OVERWEIGHT, UNDERWEIGHT, AGING, ONE LEGGED ETC., ARE YOU WILLING? If so contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org (artistically done.)
To see my latest shoes plus all my other unique footwear go to:- * 'MY FABULOUS SHOES'
If anyone has a camera ornament that they would be willing to contribute to my collection please let me know. Nobody has yet.
* 'SUFFOLK MOTHS'
Now about me!
'BarbieArt' ~ Photograph by Rusty Lindsay
I am a little unconventional.
I'm a photographic obsessive. My whole life revolves around photography. I love every aspect, whether it be taking photographs or looking at other people's images and analysing the content. On a personal level, to work on, print and then to see the final mounted print is sheer magic.
I found my last project of 'People with Character' a lot more enjoyable and less stressful than my 'Suffolk Moths' project. Some of these images however, have been deemed to be too controversial by some narrow minded bigots, (not the moths) but I feel that true photographers should embrace all aspects of photography and not judge images on whether they would look good hanging on their living room walls. Not every image should be a pretty picture, but instead should convey a message or evoke a reaction from the viewer. On a personal level I am currently obsessed with macro Natural History photography, particularly around Alton Water Reservoir.
Another of my favorite subjects is 'Humour'. Humorous pictures have been playing 2nd fiddle for far too long within the art world, not just in photography but in every art form. Personally, I think this is a great shame, as quite often it's the humorous pictures that have a far more lasting impact upon the viewer than almost any other image.
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I will take on almost any photographic assignment, BUT only if it appeals to me. Money is not the main issue by any means.
A BRIEF GLIMPSE INTO
LIFE THROUGH BARBIE'S LENS