Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Daughter Anna Gryce had a further success at the Lambeth Horticultural Society Show, this time at the Summer Show on 7 September 2013.

Her two exhibits in the ‘Dark and Light’ photographic class won first prize, and best exhibit in the photographic section!

sharpthorpe tunnel, bluebell railway, west sussex

‘Dark’
The train in Sharpthorne Tunnel

The original photographs were taken from a steam hauled train on the Bluebell Railway heritage line in West Sussex as the train approached Sharpthorne Tunnel between Horsted Keynes and Kingscote stations.

The image of the train in the tunnel was modified to emphasise ‘dark’. In this photograph, the red from the fire of the engine is reflected on the tunnel roof and the light from the carriages reflects off the smoke and the stone ballast of the track.

sharpthorpe tunnel, bluebell railway, west sussex

‘Light’
The train enters Sharpthorne Tunnel

The image of the train as it is about to enter the tunnel was modified to emphasise ‘light’. Here the light from the sky and the smoke from the engine merge into one.

Incidentally the wooden carriages are from the London Metropolitan Railway and date from 1900.

Anna’s previous success at the show can be seen here.

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You may remember this if you are old enough. But where would you likely find it?

And if it doesn’t ring a bell, what might paraffin be used for?

Here’s a bigger picture with some answers.

And another picture.

Here are some previous Snapshots: number one, number two, and number three.


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This giant hole constructed of stone goes somewhere.

Have you any idea what it’s for and where it is?

Here is the bigger picture with the answers.

And here is another view.

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Eyes

These eyes are in the ceiling of a well-known building.

Do you know which building and where it is?

If you know the building you might have an idea of who commissioned the eyes to be painted?

Here’s the bigger picture.

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What do you think this is?

Any idea whereabouts in England it is?

Is there something nasty in the woodshed?

Here’s the bigger picture.

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milk churns, horsted keynes, bluebell railway

Milk Churns at Horsted Keynes Station on the Bluebell Railway

Daughter Anna Gryce had great success at the Lambeth Horticultural Society Spring Show on 6 April 2013. Her exhibit in the ‘Nostalgia’ photographic class won first prize and the best in show!

The photograph was taken at Horsed Keynes railway station on the Bluebell Railway heritage line in West Sussex, and the image converted to monochrome. It elicits a bygone era when milk was brought from local farms and taken up to London by train. Hence the ‘milk train’, a train that ran very early in the morning to transport milk but which also carried passengers.

In the ‘Flowers in Spring’ class, Anna’s exhibit, a tint enhanced image of bluebells in a wood, won first prize. But it has no connection with the location of her’ Nostalgia’ entry.

In the Summer 2013 issue of the LHS newsletter, the editor said about the photos, ‘the standard has been set!’

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