Gary Liggett

Gary Liggett

Posted on 02/07/2014


Photo taken on November 22, 2013


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Sceaduwe.

Sceaduwe.
Shade and shadow are not only related in meaning; historically they are the same word. In Old English, the ancestor of Modern English spoken a thousand years ago, nouns were inflected; that is, they had different forms depending on how they were used in a sentence. One of the inflected forms of the Old English noun sceadu, translatable as either "shade" or "shadow," was sceaduwe; this form was used when the word was preceded by a preposition (as in in sceaduwe, "in the shade, in shadow"). As time went on these two forms of the same word were interpreted as two separate words. The same thing happened to other Old English words, too: our mead and meadow come from two different case-forms of the same Old English word for "meadow."

Houghton Ensign [6x9cms]
Ross 10,5 cm lens
Fomapan 400
Fibre-Based Print, hand toned with watercolour.

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[esc27], Wolfgang Moersch, Graham Vasey, Falling Thru The Lens ... Goodbye... and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


18 comments - The latest ones
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Lovely use of the light and excellent rich tones.
Have a great weekend.
4 years ago.
Gary Liggett has replied to Dave Hilditch
Thank you very much, Dave. I hope you have a lovely weekend too!
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great capture.
4 years ago.
Gary Liggett has replied to Don Sutherland
Thank you very much, Don.
4 years ago.
[esc27]
[esc27]
this lens looks very Sharp! Great job.
4 years ago.
Gary Liggett has replied to [esc27]
This is one of my favourite lenses. The sharpness of subtle, without being clinically sharp or too contrasty. Thank you. :-)
4 years ago.
Falling Thru The Lens ... Goodbye...
Falling Thru The Len…
Beautiful qualities of darkness ... wonderful composition and textures; a tactile quality ... so inviting to wander here.
4 years ago.
Gary Liggett has replied to Falling Thru The Len…
Thank you very much indeed, Jacki! Yes, this is one of my favourite places; especially to wander with a camera! :-)
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o taken in autumn but it has the feeling of the effects
of a hot summer ... with the light and shadow ... when the
ground gets parched and dry ... and a relief to see water
flowing ... too much flowing now ... yesterday on a trip
to the Cotswolds ... much flooding and there seems
no end in sight ... and yes I know you love trees as
indeed I do too ... and to see them stood in the water
as they are for such long periods ... its going to be
devastating ... I hope some will recover, but how
can they ..and the hedgerows ... this is terrible for
nature ... the creatures will have perished in the fields
I dare not think of the long term effects of all of this.
Enjoy your weekend ... the wind is high but no rain
at the moment .. but no doubt it will bring more of
our wonderful old trees crashing sadly oOo
4 years ago.
Gary Liggett has replied to beverleyplaya
I feel deeply saddened by the loss of trees and wildlife too, Bev. Of course, the farmers are struggling with crops and livestock too. But then it will recover and rejuvenate, hopefully, over the coming months. I am not too depressed, because I am a keen watcher of wildlife. They generally have better instincts than their human counterparts, and have moved to higher ground - I have seen this with a badger set I follow. Of course, the same cannot be said for trees...
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Gary Liggett
I was concerned about the Badger sets and rabbit warrens ... and am not seeing
the rabbits around the areas where normally I would in Stratford ... but food will be
short for foxes and I guess this is a consequence and we are seeing an increase
in the hawks in the garden ... nature redresses yes ... but sadly the trees cannot
be replaced to their former glory and it saddens me also very much !
4 years ago.
Gary Liggett has replied to beverleyplaya
I think we might be misunderstanding each other, Bev? I care passionately about the natural world, as I am sure you do, too. I have observed a number of Badger sets over the past few months. Generally, they are build in safe places. In one case, one of the feeding stations was flooded out completely. Like you, I feared the worst. However, they next evening they were all there chomping away! With regard to the Trees, we shall have to put our faith in the lap of the Universe. I am always deeply saddened when trees as lost. What matters most, in those situations, is to ensure they are replaced.
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Gary Liggett
o0o we are singing from the same hymn book ;-) oOo
4 years ago.
Gary Liggett has replied to beverleyplaya
So pleased to hear it, Bev, and relieved I hadn't inadvertently offended you. It is lovely, too, to know we share a caring passion about our fellow travellers, whether they be animal, vegetable or mineral. :-) x
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Lovely looking place
4 years ago.
Gary Liggett has replied to Fantasyfan
Thank you very much indeed. :-)
4 years ago.
Penny
Penny
Gloriously peaceful :)
4 years ago.
Gary Liggett has replied to Penny
It most certainly is, Penny! I began writing the words for this book yesterday!
4 years ago.