Wednesday, 30 November 2016

METAL COIL

Coil of metal rope wound into blue machine. (At foot of crane?)

Machine. Crane?

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

GMB BANNER

GMB Banner - Wiltshire and Swindon - before the Tolpuddle Martyr's Parade July 2016

Wiltshire and Swindon.
Preparing for the Trades Unions March, Tolpuddle, Dorset, 2016

Monday, 28 November 2016

WHITE HOUSE AND COASTGUARD AND THE STORM WHICH NEVER CAME

White house on top of hill, coast guard hut nearer beach - with black sky beyond.

Burton Bradstock. Dorset

Sunday, 27 November 2016

BENCH

Bench with sea at early sunset, Burton Bradstock, Dorset

Burton Bradstock. Dorset. November 2016

Saturday, 26 November 2016

COOT IN REEDS (OR MAYBE RUSHES)

Coot among reeds reflected in water.

Blue water.

Friday, 25 November 2016

BRIDGE SUPPORTS AND THEIR REFLECTIONS

Posts supporting bridge with their reflections, reflection of bridge and handrail.

Some bridge. Some reflection.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

POLE (OR MAYBE POST?)

A pole which holds a ribbon guide for people in a queue

With a little square.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

NEW FOREST AUTUMN

Long view of bracken-land, gorse and trees in the New Forest, Hampshire. November.

I've just about learned now that the Hampshire New Forest is not full of trees!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

SHOE

A shoe hangs from a wooden style.

Lost.

Monday, 21 November 2016

TALKING TELESCOPE

Bright blue and yellow telescope pointing out to sea with 'talking telescope' written on the side

Peace?

Sunday, 20 November 2016

FLAGS

Three Union Jacks outside the Randolph Hotel in Oxford

We are never un-seen. No CCTV but a man reads a letter in his office.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

CLIFFS

Bare cliffs after landslide on west side of west bay, Dorset.


These are the tops of cliffs on the west side of West Bay in Dorset. On the east side of the harbour, the cliffs are dramatically rippled and gold. Here they are stark and stripped and bare and grey and layered by millennia, Walk only a few steps further and the path is blocked because of landslides.

This is not always how people think of Dorset!

Friday, 18 November 2016

CRANE

This is how it came out of the camera - and is how I like it best.
This is the same photo in black and white.
In some ways, it doesn't look much different but I miss the blue-ish sheen.
When changing a photo from a grey day into black and white
 I often like to go for shapes rather than tones.
Here is the same photo with the brightness and contrast adjusted. Pretty bold, eh?



Thursday, 17 November 2016

BIKES IN AFTERNOON HAZE

Front wheels of bicycles in a row with afternoon light and wet pavement

With very little adjustment, the haze can be removed from the photo - but then the bikes would no longer be as they were; they would be without magic. A few seconds earlier - and the light behind them was so strong they were invisible. But this was how they were - slightly touched with gold.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

CURVED WALL

Wall made from large, curved rectangles of different sizes in pale stone

Ashmolean Museum. Oxford

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

YELLOW UMBRELLAS

Two huge yellow umbrellas with a gull sitting on the top of one.

31st October 2016
Five Wires Making a Stave.

Monday, 14 November 2016

BRAMBLE IN JULY

Blackberry flower with Portland Harbour beyond. Dorset

July 17th 2016
Portland beyond.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

ANOTHER EQUITY BANNER

Brightly coloured, stained-glass style banner from the Union Equity.

Waiting for the Trades Union March to start in Tolpuddle, Dorset. July 2017
Equity is the union for members of the performing arts.
For more about this series of photos - 'Save Our Steel' Man

Saturday, 12 November 2016

CLIFFS AT WEST BAY IN LATE AFTERNOON LIGHT

Golden light on gold cliffs at West Bay, Dorset.

Although it may be hard to believe, these colours are accurate. The sea is sea coloured. The pier is concrete-when-in-shade coloured. The sky is evening sky coloured. And the cliffs are the colour golden cliffs go when the sun catches them before it sets. (Dorset is rather a good place to live!)
October 31st 2016.

Yesterday's post on my other blog - Loose and Leafy - was about Golden Light in Oxford. You might like that too!

Friday, 11 November 2016

SWAN AND FLAG

White swan with reflection swims towards reflection of Union Jack - neck parallel with pole.

Union Jack.
West Bay, Dorset.

October 31st 2016.
You may also like today's post on my other blog, Loose and Leafy - Golden Light at The Ashmolean (spilling onto a wet pavement).

Thursday, 10 November 2016

PINK ROCKS AT WATCHET

Long strands of rocks and pooled water on bleak Somerset coast.

May 2016
Watchet at low tide.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

BRUSH AND TAKEAWAY

Coffee mug and yellow handed brush in blue container? machine? can't remember!

Brush and take-away.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

JACK IN THE PULPIT - JULY

Jack in the Pulpit beneath Topuddle Tree.

July 17th 2016
Arum maculatum
Nestled against the Tolpuddle Tree. (The most famous tree in England?)

Click for a National Trust video about the Tolpuddle Tree. It's a little repetitive but hang in there and you get to see not only its branches but right down inside the trunk

Monday, 7 November 2016

FUNGUS IN QUANTOCK WOOD

Small round fungus amongst moses on a rock near a path in a wood in Somerset.

August 26th
Mosses and rock.
I should have found out what this is.
But haven't.
So if you have ideas, do say.
About an inch across. So . . . not very large but very noticeable in the gloom and the green.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

EQUITY AND LEGS

Equity banner. Purple with gold faces of drama. Comedy and Tragedy.

Waiting for the Topuddle March to begin.
Equity is the Union for 'professional performers and creative practioners'.
Here, banner bearers are waiting for the 2016 Tolpuddle March to begin.
See this for more about the Tolpuddle March and Martyrs see post from 23rd October

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GMB BANNER; DORSET

BANNER - GENERAL AND MUNICIPAL WORKERS UNION - DORST

Last Sunday, I posted a photo of the GMB banner for the South of England. Here is one for Dorset, leaning against a hedge before the procession starts.

In it I think I see
Gold Hill (a steep street in Shaftesbury)
The Topuddle Tree  (a sycamore)
Chesil Beach and the Fleet 
Durdle Door and the cliffs of Purbeck
Wimborne Minster
The thatched cottages - not sure . .  there are cottages like this all over Dorset, including Topuddle. But they may also be a reference to Thomas Hardy's Cottage
The Sculpture of George Loveless

To find out more about the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival, see the first post in this series.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

A PLEASANT PLACE TO SIT AND READ

Man sitting on a red and grey cylinder. Maybe a mine? Maybe a gas cylinder? Maybe some other kind of bomb?

A mine? Or an extra large gas cylinder? Or what?
Watchet. Somerset.
May 20th 2016

Friday, 4 November 2016

CRANE

Part of a crane and its cables. Inverted black and white.

A different angle on the crane I posted last Friday. (Scroll down to see pictures posted between then and now.)


Thursday, 3 November 2016

LICHEN

Pale green lichen on the trunk of a tree with moss. Somerset.

May 20th 2016
Quantocks

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

WATCH OUT. THERE'S A CLIFF BEHIND YOU!

End of eastern cliffs at West Bay seen between block of flats and row of cottages, with boats in the foreground. Dorset

October 31st 2016
Bay.
Dorset.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

SEEDHEAD CLOCKS

Seedhead clocks in front of wooden fence.

June 20th 2016