Monthly Archives: October 2014

Travel – Slides

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The search for pictures for my book continues: I have spent the last few days going through files of transparencies dating back to the 1990s. The first impression was how rich and satisfying the colours are; and how much pleasure … Continue reading

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Light 6

A rather more conventional play of light and shade. Photo: Light 6, October 2014

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Grantchester

Grantchester that you don’t see on ITV’s ‘Grantchaster’. Photo: Grantchester Meadows, October 2014

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Shadow on Grass

Photo: Light 5, October 2014

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Travel – At Home (Light)

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Blaise Pascal took a jaundiced view of travel, he argued: ‘All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone’, Pensees (mid-17th century). Xavier de Maistre seems to have taken him at his word and … Continue reading

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Travel – What’s New?

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In the 170 years since the publication of the first photographically illustrated book, Fox Talbot’s The Pencil of Nature, thousands of photographers have captured millions of subjects in a myriad of different ways. Even leaving aside Photoshop, as the available … Continue reading

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Travel – Delight

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Without getting lost in the labyrinth of the traveller versus tourist dichotomy, there are many reasons for travel, from the utilitarian demands of business through experiences that broaden the mind to the packaged delivery to indulgent laziness on a sunny … Continue reading

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Travel – Humour

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The previous posts about my proposed book of travel photographs do sound a bit worthy, not to say unduly serious. Travel often involves both humour and sheer delight. How might humour be expressed and captured? Most frequently and obviously through: … Continue reading

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Travel – A Narrative

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I have said that the travel book should ‘try to establish a narrative’, without giving much thought to what that means. Narrative relates to the idea of a story, an account of incidents or events, perhaps with a beginning, middle … Continue reading

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Travel – Enigma and Uncertainty

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I suggested that my proposed travel book should ‘reflect the enigmatic and uncertain moments of travel.’ An enigma is something or someone hard to understand or explain, a puzzle. Travel, by presenting new places and cultures, has the potential to … Continue reading

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