Archive for the 'Photography' Category

The Reader

[link] Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The_Reader

A scene in an Oxford churchyard. Reminded me of those appalling photographs of the charred remains of Iraqi soldiers incinerated while retreating at the end of the Gulf War.

How do you do?

[link] Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

How do you do2

Strange creature encountered on a Norfolk beach.

Lucky House (not)

[link] Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Daffs

[link] Monday, March 24th, 2014

Daffs, originally uploaded by jjn1.

Blast Ranger

[link] Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Blast Ranger, originally uploaded by jjn1.

St John’s Point panorama

[link] Sunday, March 16th, 2014

St John’s Point panorama, originally uploaded by jjn1.

St John’s Point, Co. Donegal, one day last week. Larger size better.

Ivory towers in late afternoon light

[link] Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Ivory towers in late afternoon light, originally uploaded by jjn1.

Having written the heading I suddenly wondered where the term “ivory towers” comes from. Wikipedia says it has a Biblical origin (from the Song of Solomon) but,

From the 19th century it has been used to designate a world or atmosphere where intellectuals engage in pursuits that are disconnected from the practical concerns of everyday life. As such, it usually carries pejorative connotations of a willful disconnect from the everyday world; esoteric, over-specialized, or even useless research; and academic elitism, if not outright condescension. In American English usage it is also used as shorthand for academia or the university, particularly departments of the humanities.

The snot-green sea

[link] Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The snot-green sea, originally uploaded by jjn1.

West Cork, Saturday last.

Last Post

[link] Monday, March 10th, 2014

Last Post, originally uploaded by jjn1.

Glandore, Co Cork.

Anger management

[link] Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Anger management, originally uploaded by jjn1.

Seen in Killybegs, Co. Donegal, this afternoon. Note the sunny weather.