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LordLJCornellPhotos
Lawrence James Cornell
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom
For the past few years I have spent my spare time travelling to different parts of the UK to try to get to know my own country and its people better. Photography is my passion. I hope my pictures tell the story I want to tell.

Please respect my right to my images. If you want to use them for any reason please contact me first and ask me. Otherwise I retain all copyright to all of my work.

Please fave as many pictures as you like. I appreciate all of them. What I love is comments. Please leave comments. I will always reply to comments.

“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” Don McCullin

“I think about photographs as being full, or empty. You picture something in a frame and it’s got lots of accounting going on in it–stones and buildings and trees and air – but that’s not what fills up a frame. You fill up the frame with feelings, energy, discovery, and risk, and leave room enough for someone else to get in there.” – Joel Meyerowitz

You can also find me at www.facebook.com/LawrenceCorne…
and at www.flickr.com/photos/lawrence…
and at 500px.com/lawrencecornell
should you like to purchase any of my pictures as prints, canvases, mugs, notebooks etc please go to
society6.com/lawrencecornell/s… where you will find a selection available. I have been made aware that in some circumstances you may find a customs charge on delivery of the item depending on the value and where you live.

You can also buy a small book of a selection of pictures from the Isle Of Skye that I have made. You can get that here.
www.bobbooks.co.uk/bookshop/ph…

Angel without Wings Award by Nameda Badge of Gratitude Participants II by TeaPhotography
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  • Listening to: They Might Be Giants
  • Reading: The Caveman
  • Watching: Trapped
  • Playing: At photography
  • Eating: Risotto
  • Drinking: Coffee


Once upon a time I lived a life without photography. There was a time when I had never touched a camera. It was not something that we had in our house when I was growing up. There was a compact film camera at some point because there are a very few pictures of my childhood but very few. There are more pictures of my family before I was born and going back a couple of generations. They are very interesting photographs but I don't know who the people are in them and there is, sadly, no-one alive who can help me with that. The pictures, while having very little merit in most respects, are a documentary of how life was. How people dressed. What they did. What they drove. Speaking of driving, I am the first person in my family who learned to drive or had a car. That may seem strange in this day and age but we were a poor family and we got by with buses and trains. That's by the by. Looking at those old pictures I try to imagine myself taking the picture. We are at the seaside and the men are wearing suits with a hat and tie. Or maybe a blazer with trousers and an open necked shirt. It's amazing how they look so dressed up for a day out on the beach. That's just how it was then though. The ladies wore their best frock and everyone looks happy. These days out were a real treat as holidays were not then what they are now. I have a big box of these photographs. All in their paper envelopes or loose in the box. None are in an album of any kind. It does make me wonder for my own pictures though. They are all on my PC or on two external hard drives. I hardly print anything these days. There is no doubt that having a big box of photographs to look through is exciting and is very pleasant. Much more pleasant than sitting in front of my PC for hours on end. They have also lasted well. It doesn't even matter that they are dog eared or scratched. In some ways that adds to the experience of looking through them. I wonder if there is a comparison to make between books and e-books. I bought a kindle when they came out and used it quite a lot but here I am now back with books. I just prefer the whole book experience. I also like reading old books. Like with the photographs it doesn't matter if they are a little worn or tatty or even have that 'old book' smell. It's actually strangely comforting to know other people have sat down and read these books before me. So you have these wonderful old pictures which are, if anything, improved by their faults for want of a better word and I like that they are. 
I picked up my first camera when I went to college to do a foundation arts course. As it turned out the two parts of the course that really got my attention were History Of Art and then Photography. We were told to go out and buy a 35mm SLR camera. Being short of money as I always was I bought a used Zenit E with a 50mm lens. It was built like a tank and it still works. With this camera I learnt how photography works and also learnt very early that it is what you do that makes the picture. Although there comes a point where the equipment can help in basic terms it is 80% photographer and 20% equipment at best. A couple of years ago I took a very old camera that I picked up somewhere and I took it to Scotland with me. It uses 120 roll film. It was basically a box with a hole in it. The only control it had was a shutter that was tripped with a lever and the shutter was actually tripped with what looked like fishing wire. The view finder doesn't work and you can't control anything. There is only one shutter speed and you don't know what that is. There is only one aperture setting and you don't know what that is. I took it to Scotland and I took 8 pictures and they all came out to some extent. A couple had light leak signs and a couple were a little dark but the thing still made images. It was so exciting when I picked up the pictures from the shop. This excitement I have with photography has never waned since I first picked up that Zenit E. I learnt how to develop film and print in a dark room. I still think everyone learning photography should experience this if they can because it gives you such an understanding of the medium. Digital photography relies on many of the same principles as film you just do it a different way. The basics are still the same. I still shoot film when I go away. On one shoulder I have a Nikon D850 top of the range digital camera with £1,500 worth of lens and on the other shoulder I have maybe my Nikon F from the early 60s or my Nikon SP rangefinder from about 1957. I get great pleasure from both of them. Well, I think I have rambled on long enough for one journal. I will maybe continue this story next time if you are interested in how I got from never having touched a camera to where I am today (if that's anywhere at all :lol: )
Enough about me. Let's talk about you. It is about a month since my last journal and I have been filling up my favourites with your work. Man you are all so good. I love what you do so much. I also love what you do for me. Your support, faves and comments are such a gift to me. I am so far behind thanking you for your comments but I am getting there slowly. I never take comments for granted and I read each and every one even if it takes me six months to reply. I really appreciate that you take the time to write and, for me, it is one of the major things that defines this site. The feeling of being part of a community. This site must never lose that or it will lose it's biggest advantage over other sites. I must make a special mention of my good friend :icontrippy4u: who edited a dirty sky on a recent picture of mine as I couldn't manage it. I have thanked him profusely and I'm sure he is fed up with hearing it but once again, I am so grateful you took the time to help me out with that picture. 
Now for your pictures. I think your work just gets better and better (as I hope mine does) and it becomes harder and harder to make the selection but I have done so and here we are again. This is a selection of my favourites from the last four weeks or so. I try to include as many artists as I can and I hope I haven't missed anyone. I love all you do and I love your passion for what you do. That passion drives me on and inspires me every day. You are all so wonderful and creative and kind and generous. I have so much love for you all. So please, take a moment, have a look at all this art and, if you like something and you have a moment, please let the artist know. :heart:

Happy Easter by LindArtz   Touched by the Light by foureyes   Red Roses by AnnaZLove   GOOD MORNING, TIME FOR COFFEE ! by IME54-ART   Spring again by LidiaRossana  

Here comes the sun by VDragosPhotography   spring dreams by Ingelore   Mystery king.... by Omoidenoki   Life by Catlaxy  Mrs. Tulip 3 by pillendrehr  

Your House by MEP4Photography   The Cliffs by happytimer   tree in the magical light. by LunaFeles   Going for freedom ... by ansdesign   Made New by TeaPhotography 
Some Peace Of Mind by Trippy4U     Open Crypt by PoeticAestheticPhoto     Forest Scene Stock by wyldraven     snow princess by connygrins    *** by MariaBabintseva 

Post Tenebras Lux by SireneArcana   way of the wilderness by EdinaBaltas    evening angels by bohomaz13    *** by MariaBabintseva    WALKING IN THE GARDEN OF VINCENT VAN GOGH by IME54-ART 

Beach Sunrise by sgl17   Dreamy Haystack Rock Sunset by Jorgipie   Opened eyes by AlexandrinaAna   Ode to Memoirs of a Geisha by Pendragon-Arts  Visit to the museum by LidiaRossana 

Moravian november by xrust    Fly away by IreneHorvath    Beginning of March by dashakern    Self I by PaigeMillsArt     Sea and Sand by SenhArt 

Spring 2019 by BaxiaArt   Untitled by fotomademoiselle   the world in monochrome .3. by MWeiss-Art    Autumn landscape by ancoben   Let's never stop falling in love II - oil painting by borda 

20190219 Winter by art-bat   for Philippel by 1001G    Living on the water. by MaresaSinclair    Winter Amaryllis by Scooby777   feb 2019 ID by bindii 

Walking in a Winter Wonderland by Goodbye-kitty975  Doves in Ortakoy by rougealizarine   Silent Words by foureyes   lady C by foureyes  Caminhe a noite by Erdbeersternchen 

Iceberg Maar by eegariM   mystic falls  by edsterjin   Rainbow of Knowledge by Sara-Arasteh   Deep Inside by Lady-Schnaps  grungy hike  by edsterjin 

left in the dust by edsterjin     galaxy painting#2  by edsterjin     The Weeping Violin by WhimsicalBlue     Norway 2 by pillendrehr 

Golden Morning by Nilarii   Breakfast at Tiffany's by L1993     Gentle Energy by TeaPhotography     ... by only1second 

Suspense by Woman-of-DarkDesires       Visitor 10 by Metal-Bender      Spring Is Coming by Canankk       Her Forest by MrsGraves       Hands Of The Game IX by Trippy4U 

Holly White by pixiepot       4  2019 (21) by Tatyana-Sanina      Dracula by Pajunen      A time to make a wish by dashakern 

The riverbank in February by suzannerowcliffe   International DA Friends Day.... by Tigles1Artistry   Nectar Of Life by mockingbirdontree   Baby polar bear by Maria-Schreuders  

Light Show by snomanda   encontro telhado by Erdbeersternchen   Softly Softly by AlicesPlace   Parrot Tulip by LewiARTs   Cosmos by 4ajka  

Waiting For Someone We Used To Know by 33M   spring attack by Dieffi    Ashlin IV by surabhiguptaphotoart   Larissa by surabhiguptaphotoart 

La Maya II by Yggdr4zill    Kopenhagener III by RoodyN    a Heart without Colour by EbruSidar    Spring time by LucreciaMortishia 

Dear Monsters by EbruSidar   Winter's come by Yggdr4zill   Little details by SilverMixx   An Early Spring Sunset by Arte-de-Junqueiro   Feb 2019 2 by bindii 

Deviant ID by TheFoxAndTheRaven     Solitude by TheFoxAndTheRaven     Himlen Blev Sort by Yuukon     Kennicot Alaska by RoodyN 

Hands Of The Game VIII by Trippy4U   Martins Creek Falls by NaturalLightPhotos    delicate touch by ochminka    The Tree of Life by dashakern   Sundance by richardcgreen 

ID by fleur-de-Lis4444   Pride and Prejudice by Pajunen   River Down Below by Pajunen   
Winter's Touch by Limaria    King of the Forest by annewipf    Austria - Hallstatt by TheChosenPesssimist   Frozen drip by gigi50 

Hornspitze Panorama by eegariM     Stillness in the Night by AnthonyPresley    How beautiful the leaves grow old by AutumnIulia 

Mon Automne - ma saison mentale by Yggdr4zill     Find me where the wild things are by AutumnIulia     mareike by sollenafotografie      Life's a Silver Birch by snomanda 

The Splendour of Winter by lapis-lazuri   GoldSunset by IgnisFatuusII   Textures by dashakern 

Thank you so much for taking the time to look through these pictures. I hope you agree that there is some stunning art here. I am always amazed at just how much fantastic art there is to be found here. You all amaze me and inspire me on a daily basis. So if you found anything to enjoy here then my work is done .............for today at least :lol:
Take care everyone. Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Take nothing for granted for it all ends too early for many people. Spread the love and share your smile. Brighten up this dark world we find ourselves in. Only we can make a difference. So make that difference. :heart: :hug: As always much love to you all.

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kurodango12 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
Thank you for the Llama!
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for my late response to your kind approach of faving my photograph. I was away from DA for a long time. ( see my latest journal ) hope to meet you on your beautiful gallery very soon :D
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey no problem
I hope you are very happy in your new home 
Good to see you 
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yadiyada2 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
Always killing it in the landscape department dear Lawrence. :hug:
Say cheese and smile!! :camera:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey Yadi :hug:
Thank you
I've been practising while you were away :lol:

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yadiyada2 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  New Deviant
No kidding! :lmao:

Almost two years away and you had improved a ton! :lol:
J/k you have always been the best. Hands down. :bow:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
 hahaha
Love you :heart: 
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Lawrence!! Thanks so much for the subscription!! Very kind of you!! Dave
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my pleasure David :iconhatsoffplz:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again!
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