Not much happening with the weather and a few health things stopping me from getting out so I thought I’d upload a few pictures to Fine Art America. I’ve had couple of print sales over the years but probably not enough to cover the, admittedly modest, annual subscription. This detail is from a stained glass window by designer Henry Holiday. Details of this picture and others by the same designer are in a small gallery on my homepage. I am planning to photograph all Holiday’s stained glass in Suffolk – that will mean visiting Lound church to complete the coverage.
Close up of Simeon, stained glass window of Presentation in the Temple 1863
My rather random assortment of images on Fine Art America including these by Holiday is at Ian Murray Fine Art America
Who knew that Kate Moss and me both hang around this ‘ubercool’ Cotswolds town?
I first went there aged about 15 with my friend Jeff on a camping trip from Bath. We shared a breakfast of a still warm loaf of bread from the baker and then walked to Burford. So, obviously I have been latently ubercool for much longer than Kate.
I’ve been back a few times taking photos.
Always encouraging to see my photos in use but as I’ve mentioned before the fee for this will be tiny. It is from today’s Daily Telegraph.
This one has just been ‘bought’ for the first time. It is scanned from an old film slide taken about 15 years ago. David and Juliet messing about waiting for the school bus to take them to Orford primary.
Here are six images that have been licensed recently – today and Friday. They show what my sort of stock photography is all about, namely, variety and clear subject matter that is straightforward to caption accurately.
Kubuswoning Cube Houses, Blaak, Rotterdam, Netherlands architect Piet Blom
Heritage steam railway, Sheringham station, North Norfolk Railway, England, UK platform buffet
Misrah Ghar il-Kbir, Clapham Junction, prehistoric cart ruts tracks over rocky limestone surface, Siggiewi, Malta
Basilica church and cafes in Saint George’s square, Plaza San Gorg, Victoria Rabat, island of Gozo, Malta
Rotunda domed roof of church of St John the Baptist, Xewkija, island of Gozo, Malta
Casas Pintadas, Evora, Portugal unusual 16th-century murals paintings of creatures real and imagined
The church of Saint Mary, Badley is a mile from the nearest road ( the B1113) between Stowmarket and Needham Market. There is an easy to miss sign and then a mile or so over a track to find it. It is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust and it is worth checking opening times – generally weekends – especially if you are walking or cycling.
It is a small, humble church but with a stunning historic interior. Simon Knott who has a truly wonderful website cataloguing all Suffolk churches ( as well as Norfolk and other places too) writes that ”Badley church has one of the most haunting and evocative interiors of any of the near-3000 churches I have ever visited’. Suffolk Churches website
Simon rates Badley as fourth in his Suffolk top 50 – behind only Blythburgh, Westhall, and Thornham Parva. Out of those I must put a hand up for Westhall, also remote and with so much atmosphere and history.
Interior showing nave with wooden box pews bleached almost white by the passing of time. I have 45 photos of Badley on Geography Photos – just use the search function.
This is from Saint Andrew’s church at Ilketshall St Andrew, Suffolk. It shows the Wheel of Life which can be considered as the medieval model for change in life. At the top sits a king in his majesty representing ‘Happiness’. As life goes on the wheel turns in a clockwise direction leading to downfall and ‘Loss’. The bottom position, often represented by mud and muck shows ‘Suffering’. But as the wheel continues to turn this leads to ‘Hope’ and a rise of fortunes. The wheel never stops turning, life never stands still. Use the search facility on Geography Photos to find 48 pictures of this church including other fragments of medieval wall painting, ecclesiastical heraldry in stained glass, and details of the church interior and exterior. It is a rather remote, rural church in a lovely setting and is well worth a visit.
North Cove Medieval religious wall paintings of Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, church of Saint Botolph, North Cove, Suffolk, England, UK
The church at North Cove has stunning medieval religious wall paintings on both sides of the chancel. On one side is the story of the Crucifixion and the other wall has images of the risen Christ in his glory in Heaven. There are forty pictures of this church on Geography Photos if you search for ‘North Cove Suffolk’. Use the word Suffolk to exclude pictures of coves in the north.
To visit you will most likely need to contact the nearby key-holder. The church is close to the busy A146 road between Norwich and Lowestoft next to the Three Horseshoes pub ( did not visit!).