Friday, March 28, 2008

Michael Maier, Atalanta Fugiens - More Emblems

Raining and windy here this morning. I have a bit of time so I have uploaded some more of Michael Maiers emblems from Atalanta Fugiens that I have found, as usual they were right under my nose where I couldn't see them. They are in no particular order and are emblem XII, emblem XIV, emblem XXIV and emblem XXVI and all have some further notes attatched to them. They have been scanned from printed sources so may not be brilliant in quality but hopefully are good enough.

Cheers for now.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Storm On Monday

Huge great storms around the coast on Monday so lots of really big wave action and cameras out in force. It was nice for a change to see one of these big storms in the daylight as I tend to see them in the evening usually. The local earth around here turns the water a delightful blood red colour and lots of very interesting shapes were emerging from the waves. The cliffs above were taking a real battering and the picture with the boats and cliffs in wasn't as empty of people as it appears as I was taking these between the never ending stream of cars that were driving up to the end here and having to reverse and turn round again, there was also a large crowd of people at this end running backwards and forwards, mind you it was quite a sight for a Monday morning.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Bath and Glastonbury

I would just like to register that I really don't want a ticket to go to the Glastonbury Festival. These photographs were taken up in Bath on the canal where I was staying for a bit with a friend who has a really splendid narrowboat and is also a thoroughly nice chap. It certainly was the first time that I have seen a record deck on a boat but when you have that many interesting records it does seem worth it. I took these at about eight in the morning and it was much colder than it appears in these photo's. As I was taking them I could feel my hands freezing or going numb, i'm not sure of the right expression. We don't seem to get as many frosts in this part of the world as we used to so I try to make a bit of an effort to get out and take photographs when the conditions are right. At the moment I am learning how to use my new DSLR camera, which does seem pretty straightforward and I am enjoying immensely having apertures to play with again. It really was a painful process parting with the money for this camera as I hate to be a good consumer and avoid buying new things as much as I possibly can so at least I managed to get hold of a second hand one which I feel better about. As anyone who knows me can testify it is difficult to get me to part with money under most circumstances. Rumours of a big storm coming on Monday night so time to batten things down and take lots of precautions and then go out recklessly into it to see what happening; I just can't resist a good storm and have very fond memories of the 1987 storm which I experienced in Bournemouth, the only disadvantage being the number of trees that were wiped out. According to millibar this one could be a whopper but we wait and see.