Monday, 30 November 2015

1403 : More Kelvin Memories


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

1402 : Concrete Forests


A photograph dating back to the early 1980s. The block of flats are in Sheffield, but which one of more than half a dozen concrete forests it is, I am not sure. The branches of the tree provide rare relief from the harsh lines of concrete.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

1401 : Impressions Of Turner


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

1400 : The Curve Of The Concrete


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

1399 : Soot And Stone, Muck And Water


An old abandoned mill on the banks of the canal in Huddersfield. Soot and stone. Muck and water. Lost and gone.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

1398 : Climate, Chemicals Or Colour Intensity


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

1397 : Edificio Eloy Pastor



A doorwar in Monovar, Spain. I have no idea what attracted me to it, but something did.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

1396 : Looped Around And Left To Dangle


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

1395 : A Little More To The Right


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

1394 : Military Braid And Mobile Phones


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

1393 : Human Statues Of The World Unite


Puerta de Sol in Madrid. The centre of the city. Folk from there about think of it as the centre of the universe. And some kind of gravitational force seems to attract human statues from all over the continent to its pavements.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

1392 : Lines And Angles


Full of lines and angles, light and dark, in and out. (Madrid, Spain, October 2015)

Monday, 2 November 2015

1391 : Do Not Try This At Home


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.