I’m thrilled to announce a collaboration with Lynne, or DoveGreyReader, a well known and highly respected book blogger. If you are interested in a wide range of reading – both fiction and non-fiction of all sorts, you mustn’t miss a trip over to her site. She’s a prolific reader, and writes about a lot more besides. We met at a literary conference quite a few years ago now – I knew her before she was famous – and I’m delighted that she is following us on our travels, taking one of the many vicarious seats in the van. One of those not occupied by all the people we’ve met along the way who were so lovely we wanted to take them with us, from tourist board ladies in Portugal to Albanian campsite owners’ grandmothers, quite a few Italians and Tunisians, and a whole Macedonian family. Not to mention quite a few camping cats, and not least the family, friends and people we haven’t met (yet) who are following in our wake.
Lynne mentioned to me that she liked noticing patterns in the world around so I sent her a few images from our vast store of trip photos. She has made them into great collages and this seeded the idea of our colourboration. We each take pictures in our separate worlds at around the same time with a colour in mind, create and post a collage of these. We will be starting with the colour red in a week or so’s time. We may also look at patterns again now and then. In the meantime you can see Lynne’s collages of my photos over on her blog site and find out more.
I have always loved taking pictures of patterns and textures, reflections and shadows, the finer details, things you may not notice at first. This kind of project leads one to look at things differently and I am looking forward to sharing this with Lynne and with all our followers. To whet your imagination further, here’s a small taster of light on water patterns from our recent Komani ferry trip.