Blasts from the Past 1: Monks, a Kitten and a Sewing Machine

I’ve found a stash of old colour prints from over 20 years ago. I wondered what they’d be like if I scanned them and reworked them in monochrome. These first ones are from a trip to the North of Thailand. I think I might do some more. I’m enjoying the memories! Continue reading Blasts from the Past 1: Monks, a Kitten and a Sewing Machine

The Doll who Wanted to Play

” I want to go out in the sunshine and play with the real boys and girls” said this little doll in a shop window. I saw this little doll in the window of a toy shop at Piece Hall in Halifax. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon there were many families with children in the square. You can see their reflections in the doll’s … Continue reading The Doll who Wanted to Play

Glassblower in Caithness Glass Factory

The Ancient Art of Glassblowing.

I found my original external hard-drive last week. It weighs over a kilogram and has its own separate lead and plug to power it. I probably bought it about 20 years ago. These images were taken in 2004 on a visit to Caithness Glass Factory. I had a SonyDSC-P10 camera with a rectangular purple memory stick, capacity 64mb. I’m using LUMINAR software to try to … Continue reading The Ancient Art of Glassblowing.

Through a Window monochrome

Through a Window.

Through a Window. “Look through any window,yeah What do you see?  Smiling faces all around, rushing through the busy town……. So sang the British group, The Hollies, in 1966 with a song that got to number 4 in our UK charts and number 32 in the American Billboard Top 40. Ah, yes….. I remember it well!  It was never one of my favourites,  but half … Continue reading Through a Window.

Cameras & Photographers monochrome Cee's Black & White Challenge

Cameras and Photographers.

Cameras and Photographers are two words which go together very well….. like chocolate doughnut and cappuccino….. like Rolliecord and Ilford…… like enthusiasts and second-hand gear….. like a selfie in front of a joke mirror… like a video camera at a street party… …all of which you can see here in this  mini-gallery of pictures inspired by  Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week : Any Kind of … Continue reading Cameras and Photographers.

Yin & Yang close up in Monochrome Cee's Black&White Challenge

Up Close for Close-ups

Up close to…… …….a couple of cats, a horse, a harpsichord, two lutes, a street photographer and a detail of a model of an Archimedes Screw. (and if that’s not an eclectic mix of monochromes, I don’t know what is!) Please click on any image to view full-size or for a slideshow:     To see more close-ups from bloggers around the world click on … Continue reading Up Close for Close-ups

Vintage Driver, car, Haworth, transport

Vintage Car, Vintage Driver.

A Perfect Pairing. I spotted this wonderful combination of vintage car with vintage driver rattling along the cobbled main street of the Yorkshire village of Haworth. Home of the famous Brontë sisters, Haworth is an undisputed literary mecca, attracting visitors from all around the world. With its historic cobbled Main Street, iconic parsonage and rolling moors, the picturesque proportions of this Airedale village exude a … Continue reading Vintage Car, Vintage Driver.