Paul Dobie’s Norwegian Landscapes

Paul worked for the trust at PRH in Estates as a maintenance electrician and has just received his 25 years’ service award. His interest in photography started whilst travelling around the world during his army service, way back in 1969, with a small instant 35mm film camera. Slowly over the years he got bigger and better cameras allowing him to develop his skills in astrophotography. So the sky is literally the limit.

These photos are from a recent cruise in Norway, and feature the Northern Lights.

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A day in the life of a medical records officer

These photographs were all shot in a single day, by Malky Trance, who works in medical records in the Main OPD.

It was a beautiful day, and I had a set of notes that needed dropping off. I was aware of a few places that had good views of the tower and some nice perspectives to capture, and also the main front in full sun always comes out well, with cars and buses ferrying people to and fro from the Hospital.  I like the little walk-throughs, there are always wild plants and flowers about. They are an example of health and recovery, as opposed to sickness and illness. 

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Textures and close ups

Susan Knight, Enquiry Officer for Safeguarding Adults,  kicks off a new gallery in which we are asking staff to send in photographs which capture close-ups or details of textures/patterns of nature and the built environment. We want as many photographs as possible so that we can create an abstract mosaic to brighten up a hospital wall. Please do send them in! And ask colleagues to do the same.

 

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A photo a day…..

By Natasza Lentner, Head of Resilience, shares some photographs from a project in which she undertook the take a photograph every day for a year.

I’ve always been interested in photography and rarely go anywhere without my camera! In 2013 I decided to try the 365 project whereby you take a photo everyday for a year. I managed to keep it going for almost 6 months before other commitments meant I no longer had the time to give to the project.

Although I didn’t finish the project I did love the fact that taking a photo every single day forced me to think about using different styles and techniques.  I uploaded my photos everyday onto a blog, some photos were not my favourite aesthetically but were interesting experiments in lighting, colour, shutter speeds or focusing and a few ended up being some of my favourite photographs.

Below are some of the best photos from my project. All of these photographs were taken locally either in Brighton or on the journey from Brighton to Haywards Heath.

http://littlecottagephotography.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/day-1-lavender.html?m=1

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Visual art by Marie Claire Elvinia

Marie Claire Elvinia, a staff nurse in ITU in PRH, has submitted these paintings to the blog. 

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#1 Memorial Flower
The poppy is more than a symbol of remembrance.  It is also a hopeful flower….of life following death and of the triumph of nature.

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#2 Intricacy of Life
Life is full of complication. My painting resembles life from within.

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#3 Leap of Faith
Life is too short and far too precious to waste. Sometimes we fear failure so much that we refuse to try new things, things that will bring us joy in our life.

She has also sent us this photograph:

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Duck is symbolic of knowing, communication, letting go and luck…..Duck speaks up about how it feels which I can relate to.Therefore, duck has much to teach about speaking for yourself and speaking your truth. Doing so is very cleansing for the soul and puts you back into the natural groove of being just who you are and you were born to be.

Quilt

One of the patterns in this quilt is called Grandmother’s wheel, so I used a photo of my Grandmother in it. This then spilled into incorporating photos of family members, bits of fabric from clothes of the family and furniture fabric into the quilt.

This is a security blanket, full of touchstones, linked to special memories of people I love.

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