Blasts from the Past 4: Mothers and Children in the Golden Triangle.

More monochromes from old colour prints from trips to Thailand in pre-digital camera days, around 25 to 30 years ago. This series was taken in Northern Thailand in the area known as The Golden Triangle, where the borders of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong rivers All images ©HelenBushe Scanned from 7×5 colour prints and converted to monochrome … Continue reading Blasts from the Past 4: Mothers and Children in the Golden Triangle.

Maltese Monochrome: Signs

The terrace of the Gunpost Bar in Valletta is self-described in this sign as ” The Most Beautiful Spot”. Having sat there on many occasions gazing across the harbour which it “guards” I would agree. As part of the ancient fortifications of the city , dating back many centuries, it was most recently used as a Gunpost in WW2. My father was in the RAF … Continue reading Maltese Monochrome: Signs

Blasts from the Past 2: At the Burmese Border.

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 were taken in the area known as The Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. This is the border crossing from Thailand to Myanmar (Burma). The queue at the left hand side of the first … Continue reading Blasts from the Past 2: At the Burmese Border.

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 Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Mysterious and mystical, wild and windswept are the words which best describe the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in November. Lindisfarne is a tidal island, its insular status ebbing and flowing twice daily with the tide. The island is accessed via a causeway at strictly controlled times: It’s a small island, just over three miles east to west, and one-and-a-half miles north to south. The castle, … Continue reading The Holy Island of Lindisfarne