Sometimes a bad photo is also a good photo
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2003 – I remember sneaking this photo because wanted period look of daughter and hat as a timeless tourist with this background. The pose and Paddington coat just finished it off. More of the detail came out than expected.
What’s to like?
A sort of harmony. Lines of travel, light flooding and melting – daughter’s feet dissolving in light flood,which reappears at top of head and shoots up, guided by the pointing arm, to the window spots above; upwards and out of the frame on opposite side. Water channel and arches framing folk, joining and dividing dark and light – pattern everywhere.
Purl 2, slip 1 onto loose needle or stitch pin, knit 1, knit slipped stitch
Some days I return to a previous vice. Fiddling with photos and turning them into a form of poster layout. The results are very variable, but the fun is in the doing.
It started in the 90s when we had a Mac. I’d scan in my mediocre paintings and drawings and try to make them look like ‘something’ that they weren’t in themselves. Sometime, when I find ‘em, I’ll flash the odd one, perhaps.
This morning’s offering was brought about by the sun on the roof. I immediately saw it as ribbing in a heavyweight yarn.
The roof slope is of old hand-made pantile construction (tip left). We had them relayed when the roof was renewed for us some years back, and it’s covered with mosses and lichens, giving it a varied and textured look.
Digital manipulation is great fun to do and, in this case, combines a love of knitting and crafts generally – so, being fun, well, why not share it?
- The Love of Knitting (midlifemusings.com)