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Photography Poetry

Near and Far

#Socs #Near #Far

View from my window

Near and Far

How Near to where i am would i want to go ?

The Local Park Perhaps ?

The Local Art Gallery ?

Off to the Lakes perhaps?

Or a remote sandy beach, someplace sunny and warm?

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Photography

Magic eye

#Camera

its really clever you know

capturing birds in flight or

excited squirrels running about the garden

batched up and processed in a single click

exception – getting the image you captured

relayed to paper – but its quicker than negatives

great device, capturing life in a click

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Photography Poetry

Sepia

#CYW #Sepia

when old photographs fade

the memories never go away

the colours take on a more heritage tone

more suited to the past

reminiscences held captive in a photograph

now reflecting its time and age,

even though you remember it like it was yesterday.

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Photography Poetry Seasons

Oh my word!

#photography

Salford, 21st January

Regular readers know i set up this website to share my scribbles and the photos and events that go with them

well, whilst i’ve been setting up Son of Hex….i received an e-mail for my photography from those wonderful chaps at Viewbug.

you can take a look at my profile on there HERE

Might have been the scene i took the other day that inspired the award, it was snowing at the time

A snowy day in Salford (Image by Inky)

Not enough for a snowman though 🙂

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Acrostic Autumn Nature Poetry Seasons

Changing colours

#Seasons #Autumn #Poetry #Nature

Acer’s changing colour scheme (Image by Inky, Camera: Sony H3311)

A Sign that winters on the way

Up in the trees, the leaves colours are changing

There hangin’ on to their branches for dear life but

Unless you haven’t noticed – greens have been swapped for

Mostly Reds and Browns, with yellows inbetween

Note though – occasional splashes of crimson – Christmas coming early ?

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Photography Poetry

Click

#Octpowrimo #Photography #Digital

I remember when

photos were stored away

on rolls of brown film

and getting the picture

required alchemy

Magic paper

bringing scenes of colour

to life onto

white backgrounds

with square borders

Trips to the chemist

a necessity

for those precious memories

of a warm summers day

to be brought to life

computer succeeds the chemist

speeding up the process

chemical symbols changed to 0s and 1s

delivered in a day

Smile!

you’ve got more pics in your hand

more memories to store

more smiles to save

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Poetry

Old & New

#SoCs #Old&New #OldandNew #Photography

When it comes to the Old and the new, i always go to the subject of photography for a comparison.

When i was little i used a Kodak Extachrome camera to take photos of Mum and Dad and my little sister it had a cartridge that looked like this

You knew what frame you were at at the film because the number in the cartridge changed each time you turned the dial. Later i’d get my hands on a Miranda 35mm camera , which had a counter on the camera.

You might get an extra frame of film from these, but you ran the risk of snapping the film – and losing your images.

Kodak brought in a new system called Advantix – and i got my hands on one of these through an offer on a cereal packet. This system gave me three formats of film to play with…”Classic”, “High Def”, and “Panoramic”. I liked the Panoramic – as i got more into my pictures

In addition the camera gave us an index shot. However despite all the whistles and bells, i had to wait for the processor to get the prints of the film. With the Advent of the Digital Camera – all this changed.

This little card could hold much more than an Advantix Cartridge could, and transferring the images was reletively easy. Holding 20 or 30 times more than my original roll of extachrome film.

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Food Fruit Poetry

BlueBerries?

#Photography #Poetry #Fruit

Blueberries ? by BFKirkham.

The picture of fruit

had changed somewhat

engaged by the air

Red strawberries, captured on film

elevated themselves up the spectrum

damsons, plums and pomegranates – were confused

For each of the fine fruit, picked from the bush

reacted on film quite differently to the eye

unless you were there – you would have called it a camera trick

instead – you put it down to the age of the film

then again – Blue Strawberry tarts ? what a sight!

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Poetry

Tank

Salford, 10th July 2020

#Airfix #Quickbuild #Model

To pass the time during lockdown – i’ve been building

A few planes and Jet Fighters to pass the time

Now, today i’ve made something a little different

Keep your eyes peeled and you may see what rolled up today

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Outdoors Photography Places Pleasures Poetry

Vista

#writephoto #vista

View from the top of this very big hill

is breathtaking (literally)

some say its a bit barmy climbing up all that way

to take a picture or admire the view – but

at the end of the day – its worth it (even better with a picnic)