“Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 27 – ‘Vintage’

Hugh asks us to share our representation in photographs for “Vintage” this week.

Vintage can describe something old or old-fashioned.

Vintage adjective (HIGH QUALITY)

” of high quality and lasting value, or showing the best and most typical characteristics of a particular type of thing, especially from the past”

My photo’s selected for the theme below, a small capsule of vintage Britain seen through my eyes on a whistle-stop tour….

Bristol, home to the SS Great Britain, a monument to 19th-century engineering. Isambard Kingdom Brunel rejected using conventional paddle wheels to drive his iron ship. Instead, he gave the SS Great Britain a screw propeller…vintage engineering from circa 1842….

 

Agatha Christie’s play, The Mousetrap, now in its 64th year of West End Theatre performances, qualifies as vintage….

Christine Keeler, the iconic beauty from the 1960’s whose sultry allure caused the downfall of eminent men in London society and government. Photographed by Lewis Morley in June 1963 , a vintage silver gelatin print, on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

So, come on, who remembers these buses, I mean the green ones if you didn’t live in London! If you recall skipping up onto the platform, paying the conductor with his wind up ticket machine slung around his neck, scooting up to the back seat on the upper deck, well, you get to qualify as vintage too, be it a green or red bus!

The Penny-farthing was the first machine to be called a bicycle… definitely a vintage mode of transport. also known as “The Bone-Shaker”, for reasons which are probably fairly obvious…

A vintage example of the water-closet or modern day toilet, originally invented by Sir John Harrington at the time of Queen Elizabeth the first and not, as widely believed by Thomas Crapper

Sir Winston Churchill, portrayed in bronze at the National Portrait Gallery, London. A vintage statesman….

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Soho, vintage style. I couldn’t resist adding this picture of an older gentleman  making his dapper way along the street, the purple suit is just so eccentrically British, wonderful….

Pietro Annigoni’s serene 1969 portrait of Queen Elizabeth, now a vintage nonagenarian…..

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Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 26 – ‘Distance’

Joining back into Hugh’s weekly photo challenge after a couple of months of blogging courses and April’s A to Z challenge.

This month Hugh asks us to consider distance, focusing on an object in the distance or a scene from a distance which shows up really well in a photo.

Resisting posting yet more pictures of the iconic Dubai buildings which are the ultimate distance shots in this region, I chose instead some aerial photos, taken over Java on the flight to the island of Lombok.

My focus is on the distance scene, the patchwork of colour created by farming, irrigation, bright roofs of houses and the linear abstraction from the air.

Lastly, the striking gold mosque amidst the patchwork conurbation of Mataram, the capital of the province of West Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Barat). The province is administered from the provincial capital of Mataram in West Lombok.

Want to join the fun? Here’s what you need to do.

1. Take or choose a photo that you’ve taken which defines Distance.
2. Create a new post on your blog entitled “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 26 – ‘Distance’
3. Add the photo(s) you have taken to the post and tell us a little about what you are showing.
4. Create a pingback to Hugh’s post or leave a link to your post in the comments section on Hugh’s page so other participants can view the post.

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Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 16 – Behind

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This is one of my favourite pictures from a visit to Phu Quoc, Vietnam in 2015.

Sadly I lost the original in an Apple storage incident and this copy is all I have left now. It was shot quickly on iPhone 6, it’s not a great photo, but I just loved the beautiful, smiling girl behind the tank of seahorses.The scene is not one you come across often and there is a white seahorse in there too, too good to miss.

Seahorses are sold for snacks in areas of Vietnam. The street was full of shops selling dried fish, fungi and unknown wonders and all of them had a small tank of seahorses outside.

I finally found an English speaker who told me why they were there…. I wish I hadn’t asked!

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Want to join the fun? Here’s what you need to do.

1. Take or choose a photo that you’ve taken that shows an object, person or something that is behind something else. 
2. Create a new post on your blog entitled “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 16 – “Behind”
3. Add the photo(s) you have taken to the post and tell us a little about what you are showing.
4. Create a pingback to Hugh’s post or leave a link to your post in the comments section on Hugh’s page so that other participants can view your post.

Not sure how to create a pingback? Click here for a step by step guide on how to create one.