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Photographing Light

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Photographing Light

Examples of different techniques for photographing light.

 

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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The National Debt

The National Debt

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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

The Scottish Referendum

The Scottish Referendum
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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