London Photography Exhibitions April 2016 London Photography Exhibitions for April 2016 include the “Through the Looking Glass” exhibition from Cbban-born photographer Abelardo Morell in Mayfair. In South Kensington, the Paul Strand retrospective continues at the V&A while in the City, Martin Parr’s “Unseen City” continues. A few exhibitions are closing soon, including the Saul Leiter retrospective at the Photographers’ Gallery and Mario Cravo Neto’s exhibition in Shoreditch. More details on all of these and more dates below. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions, with information on opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions. Abelardo Morell: Through the looking glass Abelardo Morell, born in Havanna, Cuba and moved, with his family to New York in 1962. He is known for producing pictures which transform and transcend the ordinary and everyday. Morell is fascinated by the optics and practice of photography. He built a camera obscura, a technique where light is allowed to enter a room through a pinhole and an image is projected (inverted) on the opposite wall, thought to exist from as early as 400 BC. The captures can be found in his book […]
Happy Easter 2016 Happy Easter + Glad Påsk + God Påske + Hyvää Pääsiäistä + Páscoa feliz + Frohe Ostern + Felices Pascuas Capture by jfFrank of the Holy Rood at The Lawns in Swindon, Wiltshire. The Holy Rood is an old Norman church, and was until 1851 the only church in Swindon. Holy Rood at the Lawns stands isolated at the hilltop, with the grounds of the Goddard family Tudor mansion. The land is thought to contain the remains of a Saxon village. The Goddard manor was not exclusively for the use of the family, it is though that local residents were allowed to ice skate on the lakes within the ground, when they froze over. During the World War II, the manor house was used to house US and British troops. During this period it sustained some damage and by 1952, it became derelict and, sadly, was demolished. Only the chancel area of Holy Rood at the Lawns remains today. Though the chancel is not generally open to the public, though it is possible to arrange visits. We post regularly on London Photography Exhibitions and a wide range of topics from travel to healthy living, each post featuring […]
Connor Taylor – New Face Here’s the first capture from our studio shoot with new face Connor Taylor, from early last month. Connor Taylor is a natural in front of the camera, despite being relatively new to modelling. The British model’s laid-back character make him a joy to work with, pulling fantastic poses from the first click. Young and full of confidence, Connor Taylor is always keen to try something new. He is a well-rounded character with many interests beyond modelling. We worked on a broad range of shots to update his portfolio. Look out for fitness and lifestyle shots of Connor Taylor in upcoming posts. We’re already trying to find another date in Connor Taylor’s busy diary to book another studio photo shoot. Follow jfFrank Instagram feed and check the jfFrank latest posts regularly to see future Connor Taylor captures. As well as featuring captures from studio sessions with models (see Jack Rogers posts), we post regularly on a wide range of topics from travel to healthy living, each post featuring jfFrank photos. We also post a regular London Photography Exhibitions featuring ten top photo exhibitions currently on in the capital. Have a look through our galleries and other […]
Food for healthy skin Food for healthy skin is the topic of our latest post. There are many dietary supplements available for healthier skin as well as beauty products such as facial creams and treatments (some quite expensive). Here we look at some natural alternatives that can be found in food for a healthy glow. The first tip when looking for food for healthy skin is to make sure you get your five-a-day. According to BBC Good Food, fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants which help protect skin from cellular damage. Which antioxidants are important skin tone? Betacarotene and lutein. Betacarotene is found in pumpkin, carrots and sweet potatoes while lutein is in kale, papaya and spinach. An added bonus for eating carrots as a food for healthy skin: US National Cancer Institute found that people with the highest intake of betacarotene were six times less likely to develop skin cancer. Water is not only an important food for slimming (see post on 10 Slimming foods to eat every day), but also healthy skin. BBC Good Food recommend six to eight glasses of water a day. Remember that tea or coffee can dehydrate, so consider a glass of water at […]
Jack Rogers – New Face Here’s the first capture from our studio shoot with new face Jack Rogers last month. Jack Rogers is a fresh-faced, young British model with a bright future ahead of him. Jack recently launched his career in beauty and lifestyle modelling. We worked on a range of shots in this studio session to freshen up his model book. Look out for more in posts featuring Jack Rogers later this week. Jack is a young and fun loving chap, but is also driven and has a considered outlook on life. We think this comes across in this first capture from the series with Jack Rogers. It was fantastic working with Jack Rogers and we’re hoping to clear some space in his calendar for a few more shoots later in the year. Follow jfFrank Instagram feed and check the jfFrank latest posts regularly to see future Jack Rogers shot. As well as featuring captures from studio sessions with models, we post regularly on a wide range of topics from travel to healthy living, each post featuring jfFrank photos. We also post a regular London Photography Exhibitions featuring ten top photo exhibitions currently on in the capital. Have a […]
Happy New Year 2016 Happy New Year Gott Nytt År Godt Nytt År Onnellista uutta vuotta Feliz ano novo Ein glückliches neues Jahr Feliz año nuevo Capture by jfFrank at Avebury Stone Circles. We post regularly on London Photography Exhibitions and a wide range of topics from travel to healthy living, each post featuring jfFrank photos. Have a look through our galleries and other posts to find out more about us and our work. You can find other posts here. The site features photo galleries on four themes: Memories, Moments, Escapes & Places. Follow links to explore. Pop by to say hi Please leave comments at the bottom of the page and follow us on twitter: @jfFrankFoto for updates. See more on Instagram. Whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in all our web pages, the content is naturally subject to change and we cannot guarantee its accuracy or currency. We reserve the right to make changes to the information on the site without notice.
Happy Christmas Have a merry Christmas! God jul! Hyvää Joulua! Feliz Natal! Frohe Weihnachten! Feliz Navidad! Capture by jfFrank features Gingerbread Cottage from Daylesford Organic made in small batches to a traditional German recipe and decorated by hand. We post regularly on London Photography Exhibitions and a wide range of topics from travel to healthy living, each post featuring jfFrank photos. Have a look through our galleries and other posts to find out more about us and our work. You can find other posts here. The site features photo galleries on four themes: Memories, Moments, Escapes & Places. Follow links to explore. Pop by to say hi Please leave comments at the bottom of the page and follow us on twitter: @jfFrankFoto for updates. See more on Instagram. Whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in all our web pages, the content is naturally subject to change and we cannot guarantee its accuracy or currency. We reserve the right to make changes to the information on the site without notice.
Rhossili Walks Rhossili Bay is has been voted Britain’s best beach and with three miles (five kilometres) of wild beach, there is a lot of stunning view to take in using the Wales Coast Path. From Rhossili Down (hill which the beach backs on to) there are panoramic views right up to Tenby, Pembrokeshire to one one side and across to the Devon coastline, in England, to the south and north west Gower and Swansea Bay coast to the east. You will feel that you are at the centre of everything. The Rhossili walks featured here start from the car park at Rhossili Bay. The postcode (for satnav purposes) is SA3 1PP. The car park is in the centre of Rhossili and is a short 40 minute drive from Swansea along lovely Gower roads. This first of the Rhossili Walks, is a 4 mile (6.4 km) walk, is rated as easy and takes you from the car park, through the village and up onto the Rhossili Down. One of the alternative Rhossili walks, takes you slightly further, down to Llangennith before coming back along the beautiful beach at Rhossili Bay. Don’t forget to take in the lovely Rhossili church as […]
Rhossili Bay Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula in Wales is not only one of the top ten beaches in the world, but is also part of the the first ever Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the United Kingdom. Rhossili Bay is the third best beach in Europe. What makes Rhossili Bay so perfect? Three miles of fine golden sand, spectacular views of the Welsh and English coast, Atlantic swell for surfers, sea fishing at the extreme south of the beach (Kitchen Corner), the tidal island at Worm’s Head for walkers, ideal for watersports… the list goes on! The Rhossili Bay postcode (for Sat Nav puropses) is SA3 1PP. Rhossili Bay is just 40 minutes-drive from Swansea (reached by the M4 from London). There are hotels and a site for camping all a short distance from Rhossili Bay beach. For glamping (glam camping) enthusiasts there are luxurious sites with superb views over Rhossili Bay. Besides Rhossili Bay, there are quality beaches and fantastic view to be found at Oxwich Bay and Three Cliffs Bay. The post capture was made on the beach at Rhossili Bay in May this year. The hills shown can be reached on a circular walk […]
Oxwich Bay Oxwich Bay is one of Gower’s most popular beaches and is hidden away on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales. With two-and-a-half miles of golden sand, backed by sand dunes, salt marshes and woodland, it’s no wonder why! The beach at Oxwich Bay is a haven for water sports (including including, diving, sailing, water-skiing and windsurfing). Oxwich Watersports, at Oxwich Bay is a centre of excellence offering a full range of water sports activities. Oxwich Bay is a short drive from Rhossili and Three Cliffs Bay. Oxwich Bay lies in the community of Penrice. Penrice is also home to the Tudor Oxwich Castle, in the wooded headland above Oxwich Bay. From the beach you can explore Penrice; there is a footpath which leads on to the woods and the 13th century St. Illtyd’s Church. Finding Oxwich Bay The Oxwich Bay postcode is SA3 1ND. There is a private car park reached from a steep lane off the A4118. Just follow the sign for ‘Oxwich Slade’ off the A4118 and down the lane you will come to the car park. The post image is a capture made on a walk along the beach at Oxwich Bay in May this […]
Oystermouth Castle Oystermouth Castle (Castell Ystumllwynarth) is one of 600 castles in Wales, though of those 600, there are few Welsh castles with a better view than Oystermouth Castle. The castle, high on the hill in the charming fishing village of Mumbles, looks out onto Swansea Bay. Mumbles quaint streets with colourful cottages as well as two gorgeous beaches. The beaches at Langland and Caswell are connected by the Wales Coast Path, along which you will find stunning views. Oystermouth Castle is on a forty-foot high (12-metre), limestone ridge. The Norman, castle’s keep and lock at the castle date back to the 12th century. Like Pennard Castle, Oystermouth Castle was owned by the first Earl of Warwick. The post picture shows a capture made at Oystermouth Castle earlier this year. The castle is in the centre of Mumbles and is just a short, 15-minute drive from Swansea along the A4067. See the City and County of Swansea website for up-to-date information on Oystermouth opening times and upcoming events at the castle. We post regularly on London Photography Exhibitions and a wide range of topics from travel to healthy living, each post featuring jfFrank photos. Have a look through our galleries […]
Worm’s Head Rhossili Bay Worm’s Head is a tiny tidal island at the southern tip of the three mile long sandy beach at Rhossili Bay. Rhossili Bay itself is the UK’s best beach and ranks as one of the top ten beaches in the world, ranking higher than Greek and Thai beaches and in the same class as Anse Lazio in the Seychelles and, Brazilian beach, Baia do Sancho on the Atlantic island of Fernando de Noronha. Historically the head was named ‘Wurm’ by Viking invaders, meaning dragon. Worm’s Head is a short detour from the Wales Coast Path and can be explored, when safe to do so, at low tide. The headland is one mile (1,600 m) long, and the highest point is 150 feet (around 45 metres). It is possible to cross during a two and an half hour window around low tide, so it is worth checking tide timetables or speaking with volunteers at the National Coastwatch Lookout at the station by Worm’s Head. You might also consider using the TidesPlanner App if you have an iPhone or other iOS device. Location of Worm’s Head is Latitude: 51° 33.89′ N, Longitude: 4° 18.28′ W. Never attempt a […]
Three Cliffs Bay Three Cliffs Bay in Swansea Bay is great destination for any walker on the Gower Peninsula. The Gower Peninsula measures just twenty by five miles (roughly 32 by eight kilometres). They do say that good things come in small packages, and the Gower Peninsula certainly is one. In fact it was Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Other AONBs include the Cotswolds AONB and West Penwith AONB in Cornwall where Pedn Vounder beach and the Logan Rock are found. For Katherine Jenkins, Welsh mezzo-soprano, Three Cliffs Bay is Britain’s best view: “Three Cliffs is so intimate and cosy. It gives me the feeling of being hugged. This view has everything – it has the sea, it has the cliffs and the marshes.” Three Cliffs Bay is one of Britain’s best beaches and offers a wilder experience. Great for walking, stopping for a picnic or dusting the camera off with potential for some fantastic seascape shots. Three Cliffs Bay can be reached on a lovely coastal circular walk from Southgate, which takes in some of the finest limestone grassland in Wales and the ruins of Pennard Castle. Pennard Castle sits high on a hill above […]
Total Lunar Eclipse meets Supermoon Early on the 28th September, the 2015 Harvest Moon was a very special one. A Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox (which occurred on 23rd September, and is marked by Druids at Stonehenge). This was not just any Harvest Moon though, it was a Super Harvest Moon. That was because the moon reached its perigee to coincide with the Harvest Moon. The perigee is the closest point the moon gets to the Earth on its 28 day orbit. As the name might suggest, the shorter distance, between the moon and planet Earth, makes the moon appears larger and brighter in the sky on a Supermoon. The Supermoon also brings spring tides, meaning high tide will be higher and low tide will be lower in teh days following a Supermoon. What added even more magic to the Super Harvest Moon was that it coincided with the second total lunar eclipse of 2015. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth, moon and sun are perfectly aligned, so that the Earth casts a shadow over the moon. During a total lunar eclipse the moon appears red – hence it’s name: the blood […]