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.

Illumination

If you can transport yourself back to a time before electricity and when the only reading matter allowed on a Sunday was the bible, these images might strike a chord in your imagination: These are two of the images I took for our new church website which can be found in glorious technicolor here. I thought it would be fun to see what they looked … Continue reading Illumination

monochrome, music

Music in Monochrome.

From a medieval music score to a busker in Barcelona to a Victorian Opera House……. ……….are all here in my submission this week for Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Anything related to Music. First up is a medieval music score displayed in a glass case in Palma Cathedral: Perhaps these old tunes could be sung in Buxton’s Opera House…… ……or strummed on one of these … Continue reading Music in Monochrome.