photography

Still going through old photos

An infuriatingly pretty sky

Ahaha I forgot I ever took this. This is Morena Baccarin at a con back in 2008. I didn’t meet her but I did photograph her from the queue! This is before cons started getting really funny about cameras being allowed anywhere near the stars.

Apple harvesting time

Kitty cat admiring, or possibly being disgusted by, all the snow

MY OLD TOY SHELF! Some of these I actually still have, lots of them I have no idea what happened to though.

BEAUTIFUL damn sunset over my old back garden

A less brightly coloured but no less appreciated sunset over Cleethorpes beach

An unimpressed fish.

The windmill at Caldecotte Lake. (I have no idea if it’s still there, I hope it is.)

London as viewed from the Tate Modern art gallery.

Another obnoxiously beautiful painterly sky.

My old neighbourhood in the snow.

Today I’m going through old photos

Here’s some I particularly like. (Most of these probably weren’t taken by me, though honestly no-one is sure anymore.)

Me getting a copy of Watchmen for my birthday in 2006. I still have it, and a couple of years after this photo was taken I got it signed by Alan Moore. I now have much more mixed feelings about Watchmen and (especially) Moore though. Ya grow.

A sky that looks like it was painted.

A sea lion at Whipsnade Zoo.

Some really colourful flamingos!

Me in my childhood bedroom, dressed up for prom. (Prom is much less of a big deal in Britain. Or it was.) That’s a Darth Maul photo signed by Ray Park in the background. Might be worth a bit less now if recent rumors are anything to go by.

Ashridge Forest and what I only just learned today is called the Bridgewater Monument.

A beautiful contrail.

Skypocalypse

Me on the Cleethorpes beachside minigolf course in 2006. It’s gone now, and I’m not surprised, because they built it on a slope

A pair of lurking lions.

This was from I’m guessing about 15 years ago. I don’t know who took it, probably my dad. It’s Willen Lake at Milton Keynes, but to me it looks like something from Lord of the Rings.

Finally, OUTSIDE

After four months of going nowhere but the occasional field I have been to Bradgate Park in Leicester! Oh thank god. It’s so nice to BE OUT.

No-one else was wearing masks… apart from this elf we found in a tree on the way there.

I took a panorama with my phone once we got there. Surprisingly there are no deer in it (they are everywhere)

See, here’s one. This deer has an expression on his face I cannot read.

More deer.

Dave took most of the above photos (only numbers 2 and 6 are mine I think) and he also took these AMAZING ones of a white deer chilling in the ruins of Lady Jane Grey’s estate. There was a wall in the way but he STILL MANAGED IT!

The Romantic/gothy side of me likes to think, maybe that’s Lady Jane’s reincarnated spirit wandering around there.

Meanwhile I took a picture of an interesting wall.

Dave then got this amazing photo of a dragonfly which are very hard to photograph-

AND THEN! WE CLIMBED! ALL THE WAY UP to Old John.

It’s much harder to get to than it looks from here, trust me.

I took this photo halfway up:

It’s worth it for the views, if your legs can take it.

Here’s some pictures I took at the top!

Here’s a couple of slightly more imposing-looking ones I took with my phone.

And then just before we left suddenly a noisy peacock flew overhead! Sadly neither of us got any photos of it in flight, but I WAS able to get close enough to it to take this:

And that was I think everything, and oh my god my legs are killing me.

Halsey among protestors shot at and gassed by police as she shares horrific account from frontline of Black Lives Matter demonstration — Quiz Category

Police officers “gassed” and “fired” at bisexual singer Halsey last weekend (May 30 and 31) as she joined protesters in Los Angeles, California, to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Thousands of demonstrators thronged the roads of the city to protest against white supremacy and police brutality after the death of George…

Halsey among protestors shot at and gassed by police as she shares horrific account from frontline of Black Lives Matter demonstration — Quiz Category

Halsey actually is half black, which I don’t think this article mentions. So those words are very powerful. As is that photograph there.

1992. KKK-robed toddler trying to play w/ the riot gear of a black state trooper. — Making Histolines

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1992. KKK-robed toddler trying to play w/ the riot gear of a black state trooper. — Making Histolines

OH, this photo. Every time I see it I have to just stop for a while. For such an iconic image, there doesn’t seem to be much information about the people in it. All I can find is this. (Anything else that looked useful is blocked in Europe.) I wonder what happened afterwards but maybe no-one will ever know.