Category Archives: O3 Gallery

O3 Gallery – Low Tide at Harbour Beach, St Ives

I couldn’t resist the beautiful lines of this sailing vessel with its towering masts puncturing the vast blue canopy above it and the scoop of its mooring ropes, like lead reigns, drawing the viewer in. It dwarfs all other boats … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – The Radcliffe & St Mary’s Passage, Oxford

For this composition, I liked the interplay of forms side by side – the slim dark silhouette of the lamp post positioned alongside the silhouetted set of railings of St Mary’s Church, with these railings below and running towards the evaporating mass of the … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Smeaton’s Pier at St Ives

This viewpoint is in St Ives, standing on Smeaton’s Pier and looking back towards the foreshore – it is one that I return to often. The backdrop to the composition has a very characteristic grouping of houses that stand where the pier … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Tom Tower (Christ Church) from Pembroke Square, Oxford

This quiet road, tucked away close to the busiest areas of Oxford, is punctuated dramatically at one end by Christ Church‘s Tom Tower. The dark foreground roadway, edged by parking lines, draws the eye towards this iconic tower, heraldically lit from the west on … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Porthleven Harbour from the Slipway

One of the distinctive elements of Porthleven is its series of harbour walls, acting as a system of baffles against the caprices of the Atlantic Ocean. From the vantage point of the slipway at the head of the harbour they lead, … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Magdalen College along the High Street, Oxford

I found this viewpoint unexpectedly as I was walking up the main road towards Magdalen College Tower one late morning in winter. The tall gatepost terminating a run of low walling suddenly presented itself as a companion to the upright … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – The Ship Inn at Porthleven

The trinity of elements I was keen to include in this composition were the Ship Inn, the old lifeboat house and the fishing boat. In the foreground, the boat seems to be as constant as the harbour wall against which … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Broad Walk & Christ Church Meadow Building, Oxford

The Meadow Building of Christ Church is one of the most recognisable of Oxford’s college buildings. The space the building inhabits is very different to others in Oxford, set as it is against the open space of Christ Church Meadow, and I was … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Porthleven from Institute Hill

In this second view of Porthleven, looking down Institute Hill, I was initially entranced by the soft blue and mauve shadows on the tall Institute building and the silvery granite stone walls of the lane running directly towards the pier in this ‘contre-jour’ … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Radcliffe Camera from Brasenose Lane, Oxford

When most of the crowds had dispersed by a late afternoon in winter, I wandered through the centre of Oxford enjoying watching the sunlight trail its fingertips over some of the buildings, gilding their already warmly coloured limestone walls. At such … Continue reading

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