Monthly Archives: February 2015

St Botolph, Hadstock, Essex

“The Church of England parish church of Saint Botolph has the oldest door still in use in Great Britain. The oldest parts of the church are thought to date from about AD 1020. Since that time the church has received … Continue reading

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Gunnar Ekelof in Hadstock

I discovered this beautifully simple cabin/hut/den while walking through Hadstock, Essex, on Wednesday. The elegantly written text in Swedish can be literally (machine) translated as: “I have written a preface to what I would have said. But I have deleted … Continue reading

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Pasty Pirate

This figure sits outside the Real Cornish Pasty Co watching the Market Square in Cambridge.  Neither pasties nor pirates have much to do with Cambridge.  As a silent figure it belongs alongside the more familiar shop mannequin and is close … Continue reading

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Travels – Norman Lewis

Previous posts have discussed ideas about how a book of travel photographs might be put together drawing on the examples of other writers and photographers, such as Chatwin and Newby. At the 2015 Cambridge Book Fair on Saturday I had … Continue reading

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Abbey Tree

Photo: Anglesey Abbey tree, February 2015

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Anglesey Abbey

I posted a colour version of this picture on Facebook; the interaction between the brown of the bronze and the green of the foliage worked well.  Conversion to black and white changes the relationship and visually blurs the distinction between … Continue reading

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Red Chair

Photo: Mowbray Road, Cambridge, February 2014

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Magic Carpet

Photo: Mowbray Road, Cambridge, February 2015

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Travels – Paris: Words and Pictures

A previous post (16th October 2014) touched on the way photographs may be presented with text. In the cases of Chatwin and Newby words and pictures provide complementary commentaries on the travellers’ experiences for the reader. From our understanding of … Continue reading

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White Glove

I have long since finished photographing gloves for my One Cold Hand project.  However, I liked the graphic qualities of this one as a piece of ephemera. Photo: Glove, Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, January 2015

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