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AllistairK

Many thanks for looking at my photographs. Photography, and its history, has always fascinated me and I've taken photographs for more decades than I care to remember. Since retirement a few years ago I've been able to spend much more time on both aspects of the medium and am a frequent visitor to Galleries and Exhibitions. Who knows, someday I might learn something :~}
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  • All At Sea


    Quote:Isn't that a bit cruel? Trying to drown your own shadow?Wink


    You might be right, hence the title Grin
    • 27 Oct 2019 9:15PM
  • Bug Bonanza II

    The control of light, shade, texture and such cleverly controlled Depth Of Field allows us to enjoy an evocative and inspiring series of images. Thanks for sharing.
    • 30 Aug 2019 12:48PM
  • Lancet Windows

    Great atmosphere again. Keep expecting Henry Talbot or I.K. Brunel to appear in the frame wearing one of their drainpipe top hats.

    Allistair
    • 8 Aug 2019 11:02AM
  • Bowes Museum

    B&W for me.

    Smile
    • 7 Aug 2019 6:18PM
  • Modern Towers

    Back in the time of our ( depending on our individual ages ! ) Great / Great Great / Great Great Great-you get the picture Grandparents, photographs were something new and something special. They altered perception of our world in so many different ways. Imagine, for example, you had never travelled within a few miles of home then you saw photograph of a Pyramid or a Giraffe, how would that make you feel ? I'm getting that sense of "wonder" from this series Bill so, they are just.......... Great Great Great.

    Allistair
    • 7 Aug 2019 6:08PM
  • Tulip

    Just love the careful composition. Also the perfect choice of lens aperture which results in showing luxurious texture in the petals with the sharpness then fading on the stem.
    • 16 Jan 2019 10:24PM
  • Old Calton

    Really like the way in which you have included Rock House, the cottage at the rear left, in this image. As you, and many, will know, William Henry Fox Talbot announced his Calotype process in 1839. Soon afterwards he visited his friend David Brewster who was Principal of two of the colleges at the University of St Andrews at the time. DB introduced WHFT to Dr John Adamson, a medical doctor in St Andrews to teach him the process. Among others, JA in turn taught his younger brother Robert Adamson who advanced WHFT's process and leased Rock House in Edinburgh in 1843 as one of the very first photographic studios. There he teamed up with David Octavius Hill. We know them now as Hill & Adamson and in the few short years before RA's untimely death they produced iconic images. Sorry to ramble on..............I'd better stop :~} Great and meaningful photograph.
    • 14 Sep 2018 12:31AM
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