“Having ploughed my way through countless pictures on many an amateur photography site, I can tell you that none are so consistently impressive as those appearing in this online portfolio.”
This is rather far fetched, Sir. Have you not considered the works of Tony Clayton? I think Mr Grimes has the edge in many ways, but Mr Clayton’s works are also highly laudable and worthy of recognition. I feel you ought to take a look at his formidable gallery before righting off all other brilliant canal side photographers other than Mr Grimes.
Great to know that Warwick is flying the flag when it comes to talented photographers!
Having ploughed my way through countless pictures on many an amateur photography site, I can tell you that none are so consistently impressive as those appearing in this online portfolio. It’s not just the professionalism and the artistic vision that you bring to these images, there’s also the fascinating historical information that is provided for each picture. You really have gone the extra mile; a fact that is evidently appreciated by your loyal band of followers.
For those interested in our industrial heritage, especially the canal system, this site represents a defiant outpost against the ravages of modernity. Farmers Bridge locks is a wonderful example of hidden beauty and the woeful neglect of hidden landscapes. There are very few practitioners who could animate such a seemingly unremarkable scene so skillfully and arouse so much emotion in the process. If I may be so bold, I would describe you as the canal ‘Banksy’ of the industrial inheritance photography scene.
I shall finish with a quote by Ansel Adams, as it encapsulates the point about the photographer’s vision and its transformative quality: “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
Worth reflecting on for anyone who would casually survey the magnificent offerings on this site, without seeking deeper insights. This isn’t simply ‘photography’-this is the inner vision of a great artist.
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