Exhibition Online Today

Bath Photographic Society has been impacted by Coronavirus as much as any other aspect of our lives. But the society has continued its activities, just online rather than in person, concluding with a special on-line exhibition of members favourite works.

I normally capture images as they are presented to me, either in nature or on location. I have never really gotten the hang of arranging items artistically for still life photos. During lockdown however, options for travel to locations were limited and I exhausted opportunities in the back garden quite quickly. I started collecting bits of garden detritus to see if I could do something with them and after a few attempts I came up with a composition I was pleased with. (Doug King)

Being a mostly outdoors photographer, was quite pleased with this still life image, an area of photography that I am not familiar with.

Home Exhibition

I was back in my home town of Bideford last night for the inaugural exhibition of the new Exposure Photography Gallery. Entitled “Home” the exhibition explores authors’ relationships with their home county of North Devon. For me “home”, North Devon, has always been about my relationship with the sea and the coast. I was therefore delighted that the gallery accepted two of my pieces. One of these was a Fugitive Light metal print, so I cannot show that one on the website anymore, but it captured feelings of the surf, beach and green coast. The other was my triptych Mesmerise:

I have always been fascinated by water and the effect of ripples and turbulence at depth in salty water. By focussing through the surface of the deep Pacific Ocean I have tried to capture the sense of being drawn in that I felt staring into the water from a bobbing boat. Limited Edition of 15 Acrylic Gallery Print Triptych 10"x10" each piece £360 + shipping Please contact me if you are outside the UK, using the link at the top, rather than add to basket, so that we can arrange the most convenient method of delivery. (Doug King)


WCPF Members’ Exhibition 2019

We spent today travelling down to Bovey Tracey to view the Members Exhibition from the Western Counties Photographic Federation (and to spend the early hours shooting on Haytor). What an amazing range of works on display, including some familiar from Bath Photographic Society members and many completely new from all over the region.

Given that this is the first exhibition I have ever submitted work for, I was especially chuffed when they called me forward to receive a Highly Commended certificate for an architectural shot and a PAGB Silver Medal for:

A Galapagos Sealion Pup greets its mother as she returns to the beach after a hunt in the sea (Doug King)
Sealion Pup Greets Mother