Another memory of the Kelvin Flats in Sheffield - a memory because the high rise concrete towers are long gone. But for a time, albeit a very brief time, there must have been a thrill of excitement in walking across those concrete walkways in the sky, looking down at the world below.
Monday, 23 November 2015
Sunday, 22 November 2015
Another Scan from an old colour slide which dates back, I think, to 1973. The scan revealed an old, scratched, partly degraded view of little interest to anyone; so it was ideal for a little Photoshop experimentation. The results have a feel of Turner crossed with the Impressionists.
Friday, 20 November 2015
I took this picture thirty years ago. It shows the lower highway of the Tinsley Viaduct (the upper highway carries the M1 motorway) just outside Sheffield and adjacent to the Meadowhall Shopping Centre. There is something quite pleasing about the curve of the concrete.
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Strange colours over the Huddersfield Broad Canal. Perhaps it is climatic conditions in the upper atmosphere. Perhaps it is chemical residue from the waters of the canal. Perhaps it is too heavy a hand on the Photoshop filters.
Thursday, 12 November 2015
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Spain doesn't do town planning particularly well. Buildings of every type, every style and every state of repair cuddle up with each other like wartime Londoners is an air raid shelter. Cables are strung from any convenient pole or parapet, and if there is any cable left it simply gets looped around and left to dangle.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
As so often, you take a photograph in an instant. A passing impression. But when you get home and look at the image in more detail you wish you could be transported back to that same moment in time and space. To live life again. And this time, to move the camera just a little more to the right! (Puerto de Atocha Railway Station, Madrid, Spain. October 2015)
Friday, 6 November 2015
I spotted this chap in Madrid, happily texting his mate or updating his Facebook profile whilst the rest of the band were engaged in an extended chorus. The band was a military affair - all very proper, very ordered, very organised. The smartphone is in splendid contrast to all that military braid and brass buttons.
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Monday, 2 November 2015
If you tried this kind of thing on the walls of your terraced house in Todmorden you would have the Council knocking at your door faster than you could say Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez. But this is Spain - the Plaza Mayor in Madrid - and folk come from miles around to view it. Try telling that to the chap from the Planning Department.