This Week I are Mostly Been…. Photosmudger | August 29, 2011 | diary | 2 Comments Emma is 30. It’s official. Shooting an Olympic Weightlifting Feature with Men’s Fitness at the Lemonade Factory. Watching the cricket at Lords this afternoon, not a classic game, but still a very pleasant way to pass the afternoon, and watching 500-odd runs rack up in 5 hours is pretty impressive Shooting a feature on Endurance Athletes for Health and Fitness at a Gym in Raynes Park. Met some seriously inspirational people. Going round the National Portrait Gallery, and checking out the BP Portrait Award. A little too much photorealism for my liking. Spending Sunday in Greenwich park and the Trafalgar for Emma’s 30th Birthday. Pretty sure she had a good time, and I think everyone else did too. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related About The Author Photosmudger 2 Comments Paulo Rodrigues August 31, 2011 Reply Photorealistic painting seems to be a recurring theme in the BP awards. I'm not against it entirely but I do hate it when they appear to have worked from a photo with on-camera flash and slavishly copy all of the bad aspects of it. Its funny that painters are aiming for realism and many photographers are going for pictorialism Photosmudger September 1, 2011 Reply Yeah, I'm not that against it either, it's just a style after all. What makes me chuckle is thinking of the slightly premature quote from the mid nineteenth century, that with the invention of photography, painting was dead. Clearly not the case, but if it goes around simply aping photography, then it's not in terribly rude health! Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.