I am an avid Film Fan and collect DvD's and Blu-rays,
with over 1000 films in my Collection.
I also like to cycle and am a huge gadget and tech fan.
My other hobbies are computing, photography and multimedia.
I am the creator and owner of RayDvD Productions, who make documentary films, images and graphics.
I write this article on behalf of there not being a good pricing valuation of art from new and upcoming artists from all over the world . this is my view on the matter.
i hope this will give buyers and artists a better understanding when selling or going out to buy a piece of art either as an investment interiour decoration or just as a collector.
the first thing to remember is that way back in history our OLD masters like REMBRANT , VAN GOFF, etc were not selling there paintings for vast sums of money like there selling for today in fact as you may know van goff only ever sold one of his paintings in his lifetime his art at the time was frowned upon because it didnt keep in with the regular style at that time , always remember that every artist has there own unique style like van goff had, not everyone will like what your style or subjects your painting but it will last the test of time and if not immiediate one day your art and style will come into its own, someone out there maybe not today maybe not tommorrow heck maybe not even in this centuary but one day someone will come across your art who sees what you see when your painting it and gets your style, the majority of artists all pass away poor making no money from there art , its when there passed that the art increases in value. rembrant went bankrupt and when his art went up for sale to pay his creditors his paintings went for pittance if he knew now that his art went for millions of pounds ime sure hed roll about the ground either laughing or crying.
its the same today in our modern times theres hundreds of Rembrants and van goffs out there not knowing that there art one day will be cherished and loved and bought by collectors from all over the world . every piece of art is worth some money value and i believe that every piece of art out there whatever someone pays for it has always got an increased value on what that person has payed for it.
Police are investigating after a bird of prey was killed near Stirling.
The four-year-old female peregrine falcon was found dead at Cambusbarron Quarry by local raptor workers on 15 April.
Police Scotland is working with the Scottish Raptor Study Group and the RSPB to establish the circumstances.
The discovery comes after a large number of birds of prey including red kites and buzzards were found killed in Ross-shire.
Constable Malcolm O’May, Forth Valley division’s wildlife crime officer said:
“Police Scotland takes the persecution of these magnificent birds of prey very seriously and we will be doing all we can to identify the person responsible for this crime.
“We will be working with the local community and our partners in RSPB but I would ask anyone who has been in the Cambusbarron Quarry over the last few months to get in touch with us, you may hold crucial information that will assist in catching those responsible.”
So I have been regularly visiting the Swans Pond with not much to report … until today ! I biked it down as usual but found them building a nest a little bit up from where the had built one last year, but it is still close to the path so that is good for me being able to film them.
There has been a lot of rainfall the past few days here in Scotland and the rivers and ponds have high water levels in them just now, but the swans seem to have built it up nice and high so hopefully it wont get washed away like their previous nest they had built 3 years ago.
Once I had filmed them I was heading towards the Thunder-bridge to go home but my path was blocked by the Bannock burn over flowing so I had to turn back from the way I had came.
When I go to the swans nest I noticed something in the nest as , awesome ! it was an egg already, so I got out my camera and took some more video of it.
So good news for the swans and hopefully we will see some cygnets this year !
Yesterday I took a bike ride around the Carse in Stirling, so far this year there has been very few sightings of wildlife this year. Around the swans pond there have been a few ducks and of course the swans.
So cycling around the carse it was great to see first, a few hundred pink footed geese, in the far off field.Then I spotted in the distance a deer, the first I have seen this year. Then there was 2, fantastic.
I then made my way to the River Forth where I spotted a Grey Heron on the far bank in the field, another first this year. So in the one day I managed to film lots of great wildlife,