Gog Hill in Elland, one of oldest roads in the town, now in a sad and sorry state. The little houses that clung to the hillside are long gone although the mill at the bottom remains.
Friday, 9 October 2020
As a child, all I wanted to do each Autumn was to kick the leaves that littered the pavements. As an adult - if that is not a claim too far - all I want to do is to pick the leaves up, take them home, and scan them! The colours are like something from a kid's paint pot. Once scanned and magnified, you have an image that might be a photograph of the sun's surface, or it might be a fallen leaf on a fast-track to death.
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
You wouldn't want to cross this woman! Granted, she pre-dates photographic smiles, being part of an era where a fixed expression was the best guard against a blurred image. However, you get the feeling that she doesn't do smiles. Smile or no smile, it's a grand image: a fine example of the photographers' art from 130 years or so ago. It comes from the German studio of Emil Buhler who was active as a studio photographer in the last two decades of the nineteenth century.
Monday, 5 October 2020
This is a rather strange image which does its best to defy categorisation. It started as a bit of moss on top of a wall, which was then captured through a microscope. The resulting image had a bucket-full of colours digitally poured over it. The shapes and patterns that emerged are quite satisfying in a daft sort of way. There is no great meaning, however: it is just an image.
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