Monday, 10 November 2014

Back to Colour

Trust me, this picture is in colour.  I found this one when I was searching through all my pictures trying to decide which ones would look good in black and white.  Look hard enough you can see a bit of colour in it :-)
 
Avocet at a lagoon at Teeside Nature Reserve

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Going Back in Time. Day 5 and Final Day of my B/W Photographs Challenge.

Day 5 and final day of my B/W photographs.  This picture was taken at Norden.  I thought I would use this picture, going back to the time of steam trains and black & white photography.   This picture was taken in 2012 but there is nothing in it to indicate which decade it was taken.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Queen Victoria Memorial - Charity. Day 4 of my B/W photographs

 
This is one side of the Queen Victoria memorial which faces Buckingham Palace.  It is a memorial which we are familiar with but never look close enough to understand what the memorial is about.  This side of the memorial is Charity, representing the otherside of Queen Victoria, not only she was a queen but a mother also.  One of the meanings of the word Charity in old English is 'love of humankind' in the Christian context. The figure of the queen is on the otherside.  On the left and right side of the mother and her children are angels, one representing Truth, the other Justice. Each side represents the Queen's nature but to my mind it also represents all of us, human nature is multifaceted.  Each one of us is unique.  We all have our different roles to play in this world, however big or however small, each of us play an important part in life.  Therefore, no one should be devalued, we can only devalue ourselves when we do not care.