Sir George Pollock, the distinguished photographer, has a website with many different types of abstract photograph and all grouped under the heading “Photographing Light”.
One of his early types was the Vitrograph, an abstract colour photograph using coloured light shone through rough pieces of glass. I was really impressed by them, to the extent that I bought one, entitled “Nebula”, an act which seriously stretched my pocket.
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We are hearing quite a lot at the moment about budget deficits and the national debt, and doubtless this will intensify in the next few months. Our politicians have a habit of confusing the two and economists insist on expressing them as a percentage of GDP, so we can miss out on knowing what the magnitude of the debt really is. Continue reading
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Found in a box of old books was this newspaper cutting. It was yellow and fragile, but with no indication of which newspaper nor of the date, but there is a strong indication of that in the caption comparing the locomotive with a modern peripatetic baked-potato venture. Continue reading
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The Scottish Referendum
Not long ago I called in at a small antique shop where I usually scanned the books pretty quickly and there was an old book, front cover missing , back broken, the whole thing just about hanging together in four parts. A quick look suggested it was about the history of Europe so on the spur of the moment I bought it, and for a song. Continue reading