Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Shibden Mess

 


Shibden Hall is a Grade II* listed building - you're not supposed to mess with it. I've never been all that good at sticking to rules. So I've messed it up.

Walking Snaps

 


I could write a book about walking snaps - that particular craze of the 1930s, 40s and 50s of capturing people walking along a holiday street somewhere near the seaside. For many, it was the equivalent of a studio portrait - obtained at a fraction of the cost. This particular "snap" captures my late father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edith and Raymond, in Bangor in the late 1940s.

Monday, 10 May 2021

Yesterday At The Shoulder Of Mutton

 


Yesterday I sat outside a pub and had a pint of beer (well, to be exact, I had two pints of beer). There were others sat outside the pub. We talked, we drank, we ate. What a day yesterday was! 

Saturday, 8 May 2021

A Postcard From Scammonden

 

I'm not sure where these colours came from. They certainly didn't come from Scammonden Reservoir. Whatever button I pressed on Photoshop has turned the scene into one of those rather bad 1950s postcards.

Heywood Chapel, Northowram

 


Today I am featuring a photograph of Heywood Chapel, Northowram near Halifax, which I took some fifty years ago. I have taken more recent pictures of the building and little has changed - other than there are notices in the graveyard these days telling you not to trip over uneven gravestones!

FOUND 1 : Walking With Confidence

  FOUND 1 : The joy of found photographs is that, whilst they provide a visual superstructure, you are free to construct your own backstory ...