Just playing. Compare with the adjacent colour (and coloured!) shot of the same old winding gears. This mono one instantly looks like an ancient archive shot.
For the Tenuous links group: the link being that Aberdeen, where this lives, is the "granite city".
Naughty naughty, a layer filter. I was playing with the different mood between this and the adjacent black & white photo of the same old winding gears. The mono one instantly looks like an ancient archive shot.
Taken just after Greenpeace activists were evicted from their occupation of Shell's Brent Spar oil platform, where they had been protesting about its dumping at sea.
I'd borrowed an Aberdeen University minibus to rescue them from Aberdeen's heliport where they'd been dumped, and get them to their press conference at a hotel.
Look carefully and it looks like this bridge only ever went to an island — not to the far side of the river! It always seemed to me like a hell of a lot of bridge just for that. Perhaps the river (the Dee in Aberdeenshire) has altered over the years, or had recently flooded when I saw this...
Canon compact zoom, Fuji print film, Epson 4490 scan.
Dave (on the left) is a bit of a legend. He throws amazing parties. For the millenium, it was decided that his house wasn't going to be big enough, so we built another one in the garden...
The ass is Jason's ;)
There's another one from this day here: www.flickr.com/photos/captain-k/111335048/
Keith's brilliant early Moggy Minor, the Hillman Minx which Dave & I rescued from a technology park where it had been dumped with collapsed suspension, and Josie, my mark one Morris 1800 with amazing handling and six red leather seats — subsequently stolen from this very spot. At least it makes an authentic 1970s housing estate setting...
Actually, only the one with the trailer was required. He called his mate along possibly to look at our collection of classic cars, or maybe just to share a laugh at our cheek – and optimism – at calling them in to bring us the Hillman Minx we found abandoned!
Each and every one of them is shouting, "Mike!"
The little red blip on the left is the coast-guard, keeping the pirates out of Aberdeen harbour...
This photo only really works when viewed at least "large": www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=100414447&size=l