Monday, September 29, 2008 

The banks of the River Hull (HDR treatment)

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Saturday, September 27, 2008 

A carbuncle or a rose?

This wind turbine appeared, out of the blue not far from my home a few days ago. It's grey and green at the same time. Personally, I don't have a problem with it despite it being ruddy enormous. It makes a good photo op and it's producing electricity without chucking out carbon dioxide. Mind you, I'm glad I don't live underneath it!

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Saturday, September 06, 2008 

The rain seems to have stopped.

The weather has been atrocious this last few days, wet (very), and windy. This morning at around 7.00am I popped into the local garage for a loaf of bread and some milk, and for once my specs were not rain spattered. There were several rabbits idly going about their business on the local roundabout, oblivious of the early morning traffic. However, no sign of the fox I saw last Friday night.

Anyway, while I'm at it here's a little experiment using an image from the last few days, a black and white HDR treatment. I was not happy at all with my previous attempts at processing the RAW file. This is quite nice, it does have a bygone feel about it though, which is apt I think given the subject matter.

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Thursday, September 04, 2008 

Maritime decay - Victoria Dock, Hull

Weather wise, the last few days have been appalling, wet and windy, no good for a photographer, especially someone badly in need of inspiration such as myself. I had hoped to visit the East Yorkshire coast, weather permitting I'll do that next week.

In the meantime I spent most of this afternoon in Hull's 'Maritime Quarter', what's left of it. I took these images of Victoria Dock, or rather what used to be the dock. Most of it has been 'gentrified' by developers, and a good job they seem to have done. Housing predominates, the locks and most of the original docks are still there, but they're used differently.

These images are of what's left of the old quays, rotting away as wood does. In amongst this are railway lines, twisted, rusting that were apart of the now long since disused docks. They may be an eyesore, a danger even. I guess there isn't the money to either preserve, or demolish the structures? Anyway, while they exist, they are a tangible reminder of Hull's once thriving maritime history.

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