|Message from Paul Dudley
Thank you for visiting! ...... Don't look for profound significance in my pictures, or outstanding artistic merit. I'm just an old man with a camera, and these are simply images of places and events I've enjoyed or been moved by or for some reason have taken particular notice of. (Isn't that what cameras are for?) If they were paintings they would count as "na´ve art". They are put here to add to the sum total of human oblectation* (including mine) in the world. This total (especially mine) will increase even more if you leave a comment or message.
I have no strong feelings about copyright, except that I would appreciate thanks and acknowledgement if any images are used elsewhere. But the "originals" you would download here are mostly only 800 pixels wide; if you want real originals, you will have to ask me for them. I would like that; it would involve another small increment in the S.T.O.H.O. You won't find my email address here, but you can leave a comment, and if you are really desperate to talk to me (or to prove that you can), look through my galleries, work out roughly where I live, then find me in the appropriate telephone directory.
. . . . . . . . . . Paul Dudley
*Oblectation: In the 1940s, at Launceston High School, we sang Kipling's words "Teach us delight in simple things." People with cameras, computers or children know what Kipling meant, but I'm sure Kipling would have used the word "oblectation" instead of "delight" if only he could have fitted it in. It's a pity that the O.E.D. says it's obsolete.