2009 Photo Marathon Cardiff, Georgia O’Keefe and the Umsinga Lilies

By the skin of my teeth I got my entry form in for this year’s Photomarathon in Cardiff. I’ve never taken part before but friend Ian E Willson says it’s a lot of fun. 12 frames, 12 topics, 12 hours. All on film. It’ll be challenging and tiring but a great excuse to spend the whole day with a good mate and a film camera. So excited was I that I rushed out this morning into the garden to catch these lilies before they faded. Digital, obviously, hand held, and plenty of Lightroom post-processing.

Calla Lilys

Georgia O’Keefe anyone?

Paul Williams

This is the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am an English and Philosphy graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, and living in Llandewi Brefi, had a grandstand view of Operation Julie. Eventually, after 2 years playing bass in Brighton's 256th punk band, I returned to Wales to deal in books and then antiques. I've trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web designer and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one. Apart from my family, my interests include books, maps, Nikon, Yashica and Mamiya film cameras, British Culture 1935 - 1965, Poole pottery, Welsh textiles, and Poster art. My favourite movies include anything by Pressburger and Powell favourite music includes Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, and anything form San Francisco 1965-1970. I am a late convert to 'Kraut Rock'.

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3 Responses

  1. Ian says:

    Great pic. They key word for the 20th is Marathon as both times I’ve done it I was suffering serious brain fade by the end of the day.

  2. Hi Paul you Black and white photo above is very beautiful, I would like to ask permission to use your low res picture in a slide show to teach a lecture on flower photography and then post it as part of a slide show and article on on my web site http://www.canadiannaturephotographer.com – your picture would include your URL (this site or whatever link you would like) and Your Name as credit. I will be placing your image beside a painting by Georgia O’keeffe if you permit me to use the image. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Robert Berdan
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  3. Hi,

    Came across your photos by chance. We are an off shoot of a Sherlock Holmes Society and have a book to be published called the Poisoned Lilly (in this case Lilly is a person rather than a flower but your photo could be used as a red herring as it were on the cover) and would ask if you have a high resolution version of your photo that we could have permission to use – full credit would of course be given.

    Best regards,

    Dr Antony Richards

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