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Todays photographs are from my local area..the arrival of summer means that I can get out and about a bit more and all the images were taken on a morning walk after dropping my son off at school.

Texture-Nylon Net by Harrisons-ForgeTexture-Net-Rope-Pulley by Harrisons-ForgeContents Of A Fishing Boat by Harrisons-Forge
Texture-Nylon Net, Texture-Net-Rope-Pulley, Contents Of A Fishing Boat

I discovered a row of boats pulled up on the Stone Jetty and stopped to photograph the contents of one. I was drawn to the different colours and textures of the materials and the way they work together. On the jetty itself are several different artworks including a large sculpture, a bird shaped maze, a stone seat and other decorative items. I particularly like the stone bench as it has a relief carving in the centre and a phrase about swallows running around the outside and this is shown in Swallows Relief Sculpture

Swallows Relief Sculpture by Harrisons-ForgeSand Patterns by Harrisons-Forge
Swallows Relief Sculpture, Sand Patterns

As I was walking back down the jetty, looking across the sands, I noticed that the tread marks from the tractor which sweeps the beach clean every morning, had left a lovely pattern in the sand overlaid with the shadow of the railings on the Prom. At the end of the Stone Jetty is another of the large Cormorant sculptures.

Early Morning Stretch by Harrisons-ForgeEarly Morning Stretch details by Harrisons-Forge
Early Morning Stretch, Early Morning Stretch Details

As I was out on a morning walk, this influenced the title of the image and rather than post several photographs of the various angles and details, I decided to create a montage from some of the shots I had taken. This sculpture is linked to others and the nearby roundabout has another set of Cormorants perched on its rocky centre.

A Flight Of Cormorants by Harrisons-ForgeA Flight Of Cormorants 2 by Harrisons-Forge
A Flight Of Cormorants, A Flight Of Cormorants 2

The group name for Cormorants is a flight, hence the title of these two images. With seven birds perched on the rocks, you get a different sculpture from each angle. The road layout is rather awkward and I could only get two views of the sculpture on the day I was out, but I would like to get some different angles, and possibly get a bit closer too...maybe early on a sunday morning :)

My final image for today is of the Midland Hotel, a grade II listed building. Art Deco Elegance shows the rear of the building facing the sea. The building is a wonderful example of its period and had several notable artists work on it. It was designed by Oliver Hill, the sculptures and reliefs were created by Eric Gill, Eric Ravilious and his wife  Eileen Lucy "Tirzah" Garwood with contributions to interior design and textiles from Marion Dorn. The hotel was used in the film 'Without A Clue' starring Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley and for the television series 'Agatha Chrisities Poirot' starring David Suchet. Having been restored in the mid 2000's and open  for business since 2008, it resumes its place as one of the treasures of the area. I hope to be able to organise a visit at some point in the near future which will enable me to photograph the interiors and artwork.

Art Deco Elegance by Harrisons-Forge
Art Deco Elegance

I have more photos of the local area to edit and there will be photographs of the rescued Seagull chick too, so keep your eyes open for those. As usual if you have any comments or questions, please don't hesitate to contact us by leaving a comment or dropping us a note.....go on.....we don't bite ;)
  • Reading: Master Hiram and King Solomon by Christian Jacq
  • Watching: over a baby seagull
  • Drinking: Tea Grommit

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Harrisons Forge
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We are a mother and daughter collaborative team who create a variety of work from fine art and photography through to jewellery and other crafts. We work both individually and together depending on the project. We are inspired by our local environment, festival culture, local traditions, mythology and music.


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crazyruthie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014   General Artist
hi! :wave:
i sent your ATC today!
Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional General Artist

I'll try and get yours posted this weekend ;)
crazyruthie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014   General Artist
cool!! can't wait to get it. :tribblela: 
calikal Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for faving The Rule of Tree!!Hug Love 
Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :D
SMBaird Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for the Watch. :)
Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
You are very welcome, your photography is wonderful :D
SMBaird Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for your kind comment. :)
jojoiwi Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Happy Birthday, harrison :cuddle:
Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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