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Chocolate Shadows

Chocolate shadows?

What colour are shadows, actually?

When I was a kid, and the only cameras available used actual film – no such thing as digital cameras then, oh no – you had to shoot in bright light. Well, not strictly true – but if you didn’t have the means to buy an expensive camera and an expensive film that could be used in low light, well, you simply had to shoot in bright light. That’s why so many of us have old black and white photos in our family collections that appear to be over-exposed, burned out or with far too much contrast between the blacks and the whites. Too much contrast and you loose the detail: those subtle textures and structures that lurk in the shadows.

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All Pylon

Pylon works

Prior to Wednesday 13 May, when I was still doing my once-a-day exercise, I was still walking or cycling the same routes as I had the previous few weeks of the UK Lockdown. And, always attempting to see something new in the landscape to photograph – to offset that Groundhog Day feeling – I happened to see these chaps working on the pylons that pass through the Breamish Valley.

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