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A Colorless World Would Be Dull
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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

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Angel without Wings Award by Nameda
  • Listening to: Marah
  • Reading: Island Quest
  • Watching: Landward
  • Playing: At photography
  • Eating: A baguette
  • Drinking: Coffee
A good friend of mine moved into a hospice a few days ago. She has been battling cancer for over a year. For a longer time than anyone expected she seemed to be on top of the cancer but now it seems to be on top of her. She is far too young to be going through this and far too wonderful but I guess the same could be said about most people in this situation. She was diagnosed just before her daughter's first birthday. I saw her a couple of weeks ago on her daughter's second birthday and we talked about the first birthday party and how hard that had been. She said she hadn't expected to be here for the second one so each day to enjoy her daughter has been a bonus to her. She knows her time is coming now and is amazingly cool about it. I don't know how I would be if it was me but I know I'm not cool with it when it is her. It is so unfair. There are some people you meet in life who add something and some who take something away. Well she adds something and has done ever since I first met her. I will just make it clear that we have ever just been good friends and nothing more than that. She is the best of us though. And the world will be missing someone special when she is gone. Her daughter is surrounded by loving people who will make sure she wants for nothing but she will never have the time with her mother that she should have had. I am already heartbroken over this and have been for months. Like I said though, she is cool with this now after fighting it so hard for so long. As I always is short and should never be taken for granted. Each day is a gift and something good can always be found in each rainy day. 
I know I'm a great one for saying we should all try to live each day to it's fullest extent and fill our lives with love and kindness and all good things. Well that's because it could all be over before you know it. You may think you have years left and you may well have years left. Most of you probably will but you never know. 
Things happen in life and you can find the rug pulled from under you. If there is something you want to do or a place you want to go, just do it or just go there. When it's over, it's over. 

I went to Iceland in July because I knew it was a trip I had been putting off. I don't know why I had been putting it off but I am aware that I had been. So I went. OK. July wouldn't have been my first choice as a month to visit there (it is real peak season) but I had a few days so I went there and I can't tell you how glad I am that I did. I loved it. Everything about it. I will be going back to see more of it as I only had four days there. I stayed five nights in three different hotels. Iceland was so busy I couldn't even get three night together in one hotel so I moved around. The first hotel was a lovely little family run place with a great little restaurant and bar. The second hotel was probably a bit better than I would normally choose but it was very lovely and the people were lovely there too. I had one night there, then two further nights in the third hotel which was a bit more modern and utilitarian but comfortable and welcoming none-the-less. The landscapes of Iceland are something to see. The geology is amazing. The mountains are everywhere. I have never seen waterfalls like I saw on Iceland before. They looked great even in grey overcast weather. The first day I was there was very sunny. The next three days were more cloudy and overcast but the country is amazing and the weather just doesn't matter. There are black beaches from all the volcanic activity (I guess) which are magical. Sea stacks, caves, lava fields, hot pools, the geyser........and so much I didn't even get to see. So I will be going back. I will also be making more trips in general. Taking more time off from working. My work is getting to be too much. I am looking at ways to try and reduce it as life cannot be all about work. There must be more to life than that. There is more to life than that.

So don't let this journal bring you down. It has a sad story in it but I use this experience to ensure I never take any of my days on this planet for granted. I hope you don't either. Do the right things and make the right choices. Spread kindness and love all around you. Make your part of the world a better place if you can. Be the one who makes things better. Be the one who adds something. Don't be the one who takes something away.

And now, you beautiful people, you wonderful, creative, lovely, funny, mad, charming, friendly and loving people. Now it is time to feature some of your art. Please sit back and enjoy some from my favourites from the last couple of months. Get a drink and put your feet up. I hope you will find something to like and if you do, please try to find time to let the artist know. I'm sure they'd be delighted to hear from you.

 Perspective by Annabelle-Chabert    Untitled by IdelleX    Sheep with Shepherd by brijome    Autumn woods by SatyaSaruchi   The Raptor by Onion-chutney   

California Coast Hunter Liggett by chateaugrief         black rocks and shoreline sand by billlet-doux          Time Stopper by LiliaLaurent          Acrylic, abstract: Nebula by LewisKocher            Bei Morgengrauen - At break of dawn by AStoKo    

Okthanksbye by AlicesPlace    Where Earth Meets Sky by Metal-Bender     Sadness by EyeOfTheKat    KIss my... by 1001G    Fairies thimbles by Morgan-Lou   

Cedar Lane by Yuukon       Goodnight by 4ajka      Golden moment by Tessasa   

.o by marrgit    Solo by MilenaKalias    Medieval magic by SilverMixx    When the music is crying by dashakern    

Together till the end by dashakern         Being On The Lookout by Caillean-Photography           In Twilight II by VesnaRa14         Along the Way by BWilliamWest    

The Reach by IdelleX          stairs (UMB) by LunaFeles            Tugboat  The Essayons  Original Watercolor by richardcgreen           I am the shadow of your fear by MWeiss-Art    

the Sky is listening by foureyes    Stac Pollaidh sunset by piglet365    Autumn colors in the Rondane mountain range by Morgan-Lou    Late evening on the Lake of Menteith (Panorama) by Crannogphotographic   

Sky Flyers by Metal-Bender     Uppsala Northern Lights Panorama by linneaphoto    Sumi-e: Pemaquid Lighthouse by LewisKocher    Killer by empellina    Slowly by LovieLovetree    

It's my life... by ansdesign   The door to Wonderland by MilenaKalias    Lovetree by LovieLovetree    Fountain Of Good by yadiyada27The Shiny Golden Poppy by TeaPhotography 

Carved Beauty by eegariM    Summer Storm from Inspiration Point by artamusica   A past life by SilverMixx    Contemplation by Morgan-Lou   Nah by Nikki-vdp   

Daisies and Blue Sky by LiliaLaurent    I'll stop time for you by dashakern    The lace veil by MilenaKalias    . by invisigoth88    Immensity of nature. by jennystokes  
Ascend II by Aenea-Jones    Untitled by StonyStoneIsStoned2     the entrance to fairyland by NattiLoo    Blue Pale Fever by Lorelyne     

Raw Booze Sunrise by IdelleX     Summer sporeling by MaaykeKlaver     Little Qualicum falls by gigi50    Grosse Scheidegg, Switzerland. by pikkuinenmyy   

little adventure by ColorfulLadybug     August Moon by PassionAndTheCamera     Tavern - concept design by GrimDreamArt     A Classic Crystal Lake Sunset by SilverfoxFayre   
Viso by Annabelle-Chabert     Bodrum castle by rougealizarine   The End by Trippy4U    Budva by HannahJRNoble     Me on a train in India by bindii   

2016 10 by bindii    Blackberries by thedaydreaminggirl    2016 9 by bindii    Strings Theory - 2 by RiaRi08    Mike in blue by RiaRi08   

Barcelona by LunaFeles    Stars over the City - Downtown Denver by JeffreyDobbs    Pollination V by MaaykeKlaver    Cheminement by Annabelle-Chabert  

Regresso - Returning by FilomenaBento             Untitled by Nikoletta-Kolozs              Magic light by erynlasgalenphotoart              Nothing gold can stay by Nikonfinest    

Foggy forest by ElenaDudina     Fairy couple by AncaXBre    The sound of silence. by Pistolpete2007  

Amulet by marrgit       The wind rushing round my open heart by Morgan-Lou        Darkness and Light by BlueCaroline       Nameless by Aeternum-designs       busy bee by Ingelore   

Mylder by CleaLlyfr    Solitude I by Limeandrum    Wonderland by MoonVVhisper    . : N i g e l l a : . by Nariscuss    Orange Crush II by Cinnamoncandy    Wilted sunflowers by ClairObscur16  

25 febbraio by Yuukon    a quiet place by fotomademoiselle    Thrive Where You Grow by shouldacouldawoulda     29/52 Tales of the Drowned by VelvetRedBullet

At The Beach by lemgras330   Feeling Good by Tessasa   SunnySide Up by veeegeee    Ascend by SilverMixx   everlasting by IreneHorvath   

Ghost of the Storm by CatherineOles   Desolate by Aeternum-designs   The Alaskan Way by veeegeee     Let Your Colors Shine by yadiyada27

Thank you for taking the time to read through this far and look at the pictures :D All these artists have one thing in common. They love what they do. They are creative and they are passionate. Please let them know they are wonderful people. 
Thank you for all your support and your love. It is people who make life worth living, not things. You all make my life better. You all add to my life.
Take care all of you.......and take care of each other....always. My love to you all :heart:


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Walyco Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch :hug: It means a lot to me ! 
4ajka Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Dear Lawrence, you have again gathered remarkable, interesting, amazing photos and pictures!
Thank you very much for all the love!
You're a very kind person!.
Let this love will come back to you with our heat!
With best regards. Lara.
Hug Hug Hug 
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much dear Lara :hug:
I am glad you enjoy the pictures I have collected :)
Thank you for your love too :heart:
4ajka Featured By Owner 1 day ago
You have a big heart, my dear friend!Heart Hug :D (Big Grin) 
Onion-chutney Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you for the fave Lawrence :hug:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Always my pleasure dear Jane :hug:
Ambruno Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the watch
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure Annie :)
EyeOfTheKat Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the watch and your support! I really appreciate it! :heart:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
It is my pleasure :D
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