Sorry, I've not been around on the old interweb for a couple of days, what can I say I do have a life outside of the web as well. Sometimes it's not such a great life at others it can be wonderful and I have had a little of both very recently. Thursday morning I woke up to the sound of rain drumming against my bedroom window, just from the sound of it I knew that I would not be working that day, adding that to my already pretty low mood, I ended up not even managing to get out of bed till the afternoon. I managed to get up and out in the afternoon and started to feel a bit better in time to go to my daughters school for a parents evening.
By total contrast Friday broke bright and I managed to get a great deal done ~ I always feel better if I can get outdoors for at least some of the day ~ if I can get started I will generally be OK but sometimes the problem lies in getting started. Recognising this I have booked appointments for every morning next week, knowing that someone is waiting for me should get me going. Friday evening I went up to town to visit the National Portrait Gallery.
I wanted to see the Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait of The Year exhibition and was not disappointed. I went with my daughter and we were both really impressed with some of the photos, but not necessarily the same ones, or indeed the prize winners. In the age of digital photography anyone can take lots and lots of pictures and simply by the number taken there should be some decent ones, exhibitions like this one show that there is still a place for the skilled creative trained professional.
I would love to share some of the pictures with you all, but copyright restrictions quite rightly apply so I can only recommend you go and see the exhibition for yourselves, if you can't follow the link above and you can see most of the on the National Portrait Gallery web site.
Just to make my point I have put up a couple of pictures, a selfy and a professional portrait by Justin David, I'm sure you can tell which is which.