Weekly Prompts: Aesthetically Appealing

My first thought on reading the Weekly Prompts: Aesthetically Appealing challenge was of some shots I had taken in the 1980s.

I used a high speed, very grainy film, Scotch Chrome 1000 and a variety of soft focus and diffusion filters.

The idea was to produce something different from the norm with the hope of getting calender and greetings card publisher’s interested.

 

Weekly Prompts: Aesthetically Appealing

A Fuchsia flower.

 

Weekly Prompts: Aesthetically Appealing

A Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly.

 

Weekly Prompts: Aesthetically Appealing

A Rose.

 

Tree Sparrow

Or the Eurasian Tree Sparrow as it is now sometimes known, to distinguish it from the unrelated American Tree Sparrow. Slightly smaller than the related and more widely distributed House Sparrow. The chestnut cap and black spot on the white cheek are distinguishing characteristics.

This Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the 1980s.

A few weeks ago Canadian Tire, a national chain of stores selling a range of automotive, hardware and home products, started running a T.V. ad for their Christmas decorations. It briefly featured what looked like a C.G.I. Tree Sparrow.

Surely if you are going to pay someone to C.G.I. a bird in an ad for a company such as Canadian Tire you make sure that the species is native to North America.

Throwback Thursday: Tree Sparrow

Winter Visitor

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the 1980s.

Each winter two species of Thrush visit the U.K. Fieldfare and Redwing arrive in the U.K. from northern Europe. Often traveling in flocks the first sighting each autumn is seen by some people as a sign that winter is on its way.

This is a Fieldfare and this individual had found a good food supply. It’s taken up residence in an abandoned orchard where there are lots of windfall apples in the grass.

Throwback Thursday: Fieldfare

Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Indoor Walkways, Hallways, Elevators

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Indoor Walkways, Hallways, Elevators.

This is a hallway, or maybe it’s an indoor walkway. It’s part of a former small pox hospital that I documented before the buildings were demolished. I seem to recall that there were walkways connecting some of the wards but I’m not sure if this is one of them.

Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Indoor Walkways, Hallways, Elevators