Covid 19 Day 74 4th June 2020

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Covid 19 Day 73 3rd May 2020

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 30

King’s Parade, Cambridge, 2012

I spent Sunday afternoon working on my book Take a Seat – I probably should have been finishing off some decorating, or outside gardening, especially as the weather was so good.  But I’ve been feeling increasingly unhappy with the book now that I have a dummy, it’s just rather dull and looks bitty.  J expressed reservations about including some of the older pictures on Saturday – the oldest dated from 1986.  Anyway, having slept on it I decided to make some changes.

Peter’s Hill, London, 2013

I went through the dummy and marked up all the pre 2010 pictures for removal, 23 of them.  I reviewed these again and decided to keep 10 taken between 2000 and 2010 that I felt made a strong contribution.  As I wanted to keep the total number about the same this left a gap of about a dozen pictures.  I went back to my files to identify possible substitutes.  I found 20 pictures that I might include, some making me ask myself, ‘Why didn’t I included this in the first place?’.  Once I’ve decided which to include these need to be integrated into the overall scheme; and at the same time I’m going to review the relationship between colour and monochrome images. The two pictures here will be included.

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Covid 19 Day 72 2nd June 2020

This is an exception to my rule of not writing about Covid 19 posts.  Today’s picture is Tomato from the Colour Blind Garden – Tribute to Charles Jones.  Jones (1866–1959) was a gardener at Great Ote Hall in Sussex, who photographed produce from the estate garden around 1895 to 1910.  Five hundred of his gold toned prints were found by Sean Sexton at Bermondsey Market in 1981.  Some of Jones’s photographs were to be included in Unearthed: Photography’s Roots at the Dulwich Picture Gallery – the show has been postponed because of the C19 crisis.

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Covid 19 Day 71 1st June 2020

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Covid 19 Day 70 31st May 2020

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Covid 19 Day 69 30th May

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Covid 19 Day 68 29th May

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Covid 19 Day 67 28th May

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Covid 19 Day 66 27th May 2020

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Covid 19 Day 65 26th May

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Covid 19 Day 64 25th May 2020

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Covid 19 Day 63 24th May

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Covid 19 Day 62 23rd May

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Covid 19 Day 61 22nd May

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