Sunday, 11 September 2016

1493 : Snakes Alive

One of the photographs of the gig by Snake Davis and the Ben Crosland Trio at Jazz@The Keys, Huddersfield on Friday night. Great music at a great venue with an appreciative and enthusiastic audience.

Friday, 9 September 2016

1492 : You've Got To Admire The British Upper Class

1609A-60 : Shibden Park Lake, Halifax
You've got to admire the British upper class. If they look out of their window and consider the view of the valley and the river a little less than inspiring, they can order up a team of labourers to dam up the river and create a monumental lake. Anne Lister was one of the biggest employers of child labour in the coal mines of the Halifax area in the nineteenth century. She used the profits to change the view out of her window. You've got to admire the British upper class.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

1491 : If This Was A Sculpture

1609A-59 : Rusted Gate, Fixby
If this was a sculpture, that fine lived-in colour would be called a patina. But it is an old iron fence and therefore it is just rust. If this was a sculpture, it would be displayed in a gallery and would be full of meaning. But it is an iron fence in a field, a field full of grass.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

1490 : Rain-Dripping, Mist-Encasing, Damp-Draining Field

1609A39 : Field in Fixby - September 2016
I almost sent this in to the BBC who are always on the look-out for photographs they can use as back-drops to the Weather Forecast. Rain-dripping, mist-encasing, damp-draining field: perfect for about nine months of the year.

Monday, 5 September 2016

1489 : Worth Getting Wet For

This was the road to Brighouse on Sunday. It was wet and foggy and bleak and damp. And for some reason it was quite striking. Worth getting wet for.