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Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Oasis in Time

 Oasis in time caravan park

Engerrrland

 Even in the post-recession, post-covid, post-whatever world, there will always be an Engerrrland.

St George's flag at The Midge Inn

Before I started this project The Midge Inn had my favorite pub sign of all time. It depicted a beautifully illustrated mosquito wearing a top hat and tails with a walking cane in hand, He was bowing and doffing his hat. Sadly today, for most village and roadside pubs the future looks bleaker than ever. 

Tractor Trail

In the village of Belchford farmers and enthusiasts proudly showing off their tractors old and new with a drive past. There were about 50 tractors but unfortunately not very photographable as you only saw a few at a time as they went past. 

Belchford tractor trail

Belchford tractor trail

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Murder Scene?

 If anyone can explain this please get in touch.

In the middle of nowhere, a dead dear and magpie. Also, scattered around the scene is a large skeleton (could be a sheep), several decomposing pheasants and a single, fresh pig's trotter. What's going on?

Dear corpse


Saturday, 24 April 2021

Cobblers Corner

 Another in my occasional series about the decimation of rural life. 

Cobblers Corner garage


Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Lightning

Most farms just have a dog as a trespass deterrent.


English Electric Lightning


Monday, 15 March 2021

The Dark Side

"No trespassing, we're tired of hiding the bodies"

Pictures of my childhood playground, The Old Wood and Hags Wood.

Old Wood, Skellingthorpe

Old Wood, Skellingthorpe

Old Wood, Skellingthorpe

Old Wood, Skellingthorpe

Old Wood, Skellingthorpe


Saturday, 27 February 2021

Lycanthropic tendencies

It's a full moon, 2.30AM, I can't sleep, restlessness, night sweats, hairy palms, jeez my toe nails... time for a walk.

There are no street lights around here so it's perfect for lockdown loonies.

Technical note: I had to photoshop all of these as the iPhone renders all images as daylight so, remove yellow, add blue, balance luminance, ignore AI, voila.

Aisthorpe, full moon 2.30AM.

Aisthorpe, full moon 2.30AM.

Aisthorpe, full moon 2.30AM.

Aisthorpe, full moon 2.30AM.

Aisthorpe, full moon 2.30AM.

Aisthorpe, full moon 2.30AM.

 

Mush

Q. What happens when you put a a new smartphone in the hands of lycanthrope...

A. He tries to break it of course. I have used this example to specifically show the current limitations of technology and AI. The image below was taken by moonlight at 3.00AM on an iPhone 12 flagship. Look at what the AI has done to the areas it can not decipher - mush. Think I'll call it the 'mush filter'.






 

Monday, 18 January 2021

Falling into place

 Starting to get the hang of this iPhone photography stuff now...

Weather cocks



Drag strip starting line

Drag strip starting line

Discarded shoe

Saturday, 9 January 2021

iPhone Camera

A few casual pic's from the iPhone - not much good for open landscapes when you blow them up but quite pleased in general, especially hand-held in low light.

Nativity scene

Carving in tree bark

Kissing Gate

Mistletoe

Mistletoe

Dead tree

Private keep out sign in woods

Event markers

Lincolnshire Wolds

Old tyre and mildue

Friday, 1 January 2021