The Ambitious Drifter

Words, Images and The Occasional Noise


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In The Right Light

Light?  A good prompt, it’s all about light isn’t it?

Late afternoon light from Capdenac station. The rusty gantry is mirrored by the autumnal trees.PSX_20200412_203005

Mystical light. Cathedrals are designed to use light to inspire. Albi, France.PSX_20200412_204143

Blinding light. This shot hasn’t been photshopped…. the brightness of the day freaked out the camera sensor. I love the result, didn’t notice the soltary figure.PSX_20200412_210657

Abstract light. This is the sun through an external shutter, projected onto the net curtains in hotel room.  Striped light! I thought immediately of Captain Beefheart’s ‘Tropical Hotdog Night’.PSX_20200412_203344

 


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Art Bites

Today’s prompt is ‘bite’.  I’d offer you a bite to eat, but we did lunch yesterday. What to do?  I have no photos of sharks, mosquitoes or lions.

Street art is full of teeth…. lots of gaping jaws.  This is a collection from the streets of Toulouse, Bristol and Newtown, Australia. They dont really bite!PSX_20200411_203024PSX_20200411_204257PSX_20200411_202821PSX_20200411_204625

 


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Exeter

I drifted into Exeter, UK, to bag yet another cathedral. It seems a bit stumpy outside but that’s because the towers are a leftover from the Norman original (1133) .  It’s quite spectacular inside, famed for its vaulted ceiling.

The organ looks like a steampunk spaceship (as do many cathedrals). There’s an amazing misericord (lean on seat for the long long services) with an elephant…. from around 1240.   Earliest depiction in the UK of such a mythical beast.

There’s a brilliant ancient door in the cathedral close. Haven’t blogged a door in ages.


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Back To The Blog

I haven’t done anything since WordPress killed off the weekly photo challenge. Not sure why they did that, it was a good showcase for some great photographers. Very few people will get to see this…. no one knows it’s up there.

Winter on Dangar Island…. a few scenes, plus a close up of the elusive Chilli Bandit.