Alan Burnett and his camera are off on holiday. They will return - hopefully with a good supply of photographs of the Atlantic Islands and Portugal - in three weeks time.
Tuesday, 31 July 2007
Monday, 30 July 2007
We have managed to escape much of the atrocious weather that has hit other parts of the country over recent weeks and caused widespread flooding. Thus, no photographs from me of flood waters washing down Bradley Road. However my friend Janie has come to my rescue with some shots of Port Meadow in Oxford, which is now a lake. And nothing like an impromptu lake to attract the kite-surfers.
I have no idea what this is (or was). It must have started life as one of my photographs which became the subject of an experiment in digital metamorphosis. And then it was discarded in a "Misc" folder on my computer. It is good that it is now seeing the light of day - wherever it might be.
I was on the point of abandoning the Daily Photo Blog having come to the conclusion that it was becoming a little boring. Then I was talking to my friend Arthur Giles who claimed that it was one of his favourites (we'd both had a glass or two at the time). So it is saved. And Arthur Giles is to blame. Here's an old photo from the archives of Arthur and Cathy. That will teach you.
Anywhere in the sun would be unusual this summer and Marsden in the sun is always a bit of a novelty. Here the stone walls of the Mechanics Hall are beginning to glow - hopefully in anticipation of a prolonged hot spell stretching all the way to the October Jazz Festival.