March 11: This probably doesn’t mean what you’re thinking! ‘Run’ means that a motor will start and run if the button is pushed and released, until the stop button is pressed. ‘Jog’ means that the motor will only operate while the button is held down. This was part of a college course practical assignment, photographed before being dismantled!
I didn’t make the linky last week, so I’m playing catch-up a bit! Here, I’m doing what should have been last week’s, plus three extra! I’ve also kept up my ‘long, hard look’ theme, that is, using a 70-300mm lens.
February 25: And these things that we take for granted, if we bother to consider them at all: we’d be in a mess without them, and the job they do, supporting overhead high-voltage cables and insulating them from the towers. Despite looking so insignificant, those on a 132,000 volt line are about the height of a man!
February 18: It’s quite arresting to actually hold a piece of paper this old. The lady to whom this letter was written was a very dear friend. Possibly, up to her death (when I was aged just ten) the greatest friend I had, outside my own family. It was many years before I realised what an amazing life she’d had.
And what a week it was! Work, finishing on a high at college for half term, and, erm, yes, some photos…
February 12: Do you ever get that sort of stale feeling? Nothing to photograph today? Well, it hit me on this particular Thursday. Now, when that happens, the best thing to do is to grab something really ordinary, and take a close look at it. Perhaps try shining light through the object, rather than just at it, as I did here. I mean, you can’t get much more ordinary than a sweet pepper, now, can you? But a true fresh look is never ordinary…
February 14: OK, so it was Valentine’s Day. Roses are red. Big deal. But crocuses are purple, as you can see. This is the same crocus as the one in ‘My Sunday Photo’ yesterday, but it’s not the same picture. That one was taken by natural light only, but I used flash for this one. You may care to compare the two, and see what you think.
And that’s it, till next week!
And here we go…
February 4: This is a piece of a very special country called England. Treat it with respect; it has cost the blood of its young men, twice in one century. Yes, I know I mention this often, but I think it sinks into me more, all the time. [sigh]
February 5: As the afternoon light was fading, I caught this memorial to a piece of local history: The Baseball Ground. Even though I don’t ‘follow the footie’ much, I think it’s fitting to remember what a heritage many teams have.
February 6: Another hobby-horse of mine…! Children who worked in the factories used to get a half-day off… so that they could go to school! Oh, and that was if you had a good boss. Take a long, hard look at the socio-economic history of Britain (if you can stand it.) It ain’t pretty…
February 7: We’ll close for the week on a happier note: if you don’t know already, this is what free range chickens look like. In fact, they are normally more spread out, it’s just that they confuse amateur photographers with farm staff who bring food!
Till next week, then, folks…!
I had a tremendous shandy of thoughts and feelings during this week. These pictures illustrate this – some literally, some figuratively or symbolically…
January 24: This plaque is on one face of the war memorial at Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. How sad, that instead of ‘growing old in peace’ the flower of Europe’s youth was slaughtered again, just twenty years later. Makes you think…
So, there we are – for another week!
Here we are again… It’s on with the show!
See you next week!
And on with another seven days we go…
January 6: Home late, cold and hungry. I’m not a fussy eater at times like this. And if it’s easy to make, and contains cheese, tomatoes, and herbs, count me in.
Note: This is my first ever published food picture!
January 9: A very brief stop on a journey, away from traffic and noise, just to clear my head. Yes, that’s a buried rail, that hasn’t seen a wagon for a long time. When man moves out, nature moves in.
So, there we are. Or were. See you next week…!
A photo a day, for a year…? I’m giving it a go!
January 2 I never tire of England’s skies. Caught at the end of the day, I was intrigued by the combination of nature with man’s activity in this view.
3 January Saturday was (unusually, for me) a working day. The street where I was working is made of of old but soundly-built houses; seeing this, I thought of the increasing challenge of the times in which me live: the management and disposal of waste. When new, this street would have have been devoid of cars and telephone lines; satellite dishes would have been a hundred years or so away! And each house would have been equipped with one small (by current standards) dustbin. Mainly for, well… dust. Quite a thought! And not, in any sense, a beautiful picture. An issue worthy of genuine effort.