Tag Archives: Northumberland

26
May

Cast Away

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“Cast Away”

Superheadz / Kodak film

“The yearning to know what cannot be known, to comprehend the incomprehensible, to touch and taste the unapproachable, arises from the image of God in the nature of man. Deep calleth unto deep, and though polluted and landlocked by the mighty disaster theologians call the Fall, the soul senses its origin and longs to return to its source.”

– Aiden Wilson Tozer

23
May

Sentinel

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“Sentinel”

Superheadz / Kodak film

It seems to me that to truly be a sentinel, you must be made of stone.

“You might try then, as I did, to find a sky so full of stars it will blind you again. Only no sky can blind you now. Even with all that iridescent magic up there, your eye will no longer linger on the light, it will no longer trace constellations. You’ll care only about the darkness and you’ll watch it for hours, for days, maybe even for years, trying in vain to believe you’re some kind of indispensable, universe-appointed sentinel, as if just by looking you could actually keep it all at bay. It will get so bad you’ll be afraid to look away, you’ll be afraid to sleep.

Then no matter where you are, in a crowded restaurant or on some desolate street or even in the comforts of your own home, you’ll watch yourself dismantle every assurance you ever lived by. You’ll stand aside as a great complexity intrudes, tearing apart, piece by piece, all of your carefully conceived denials, whether deliberate or unconscious. And then for better or worse you’ll turn, unable to resist, though try to resist you still will, fighting with everything you’ve got not to face the thing you most dread, what is now, what will be, what has always come before, the creature you truly are, the creature we all are, buried in the nameless black of a name.”

― Mark Z. Danielewski

19
May

Cold Day at Cow Green

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“Cold Day at Cow Green”

Yashica 124G / FUJI RVP100F

This is one of the most amazing places in the UK in my experience. There is a profound silence that only three miles away seems impossible with the roar of the falls at Cauldron Snout. We camped out here a few years back while walking the Pennine Way and it’s on the edge of true wilderness. It’s an amazing view to wake up to.

19
Dec

Standing by the Sea

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“Standing by the Sea”

Superheadz / Ilford HP5+ (expired)

18
Dec

Across the River

“Across the River”

Olympus 35RC / Ilford HP5+

17
Dec

Douglas

“Douglas”

Superheadz / Ilford HP5+

This is Douglas. He’s a horse obviously, and every time I walk past his field I stop for a quick convo. He never has anything to say, but he’s a great listener, and always seems to take me seriously, which is refreshing.

14
Dec

Durham Cathedral

“Durham Cathedral”

Olympus 35RC / Ilford HP5+

This shot comes from the same roll of film as yesterday’s, and it’s easy to see how the film has degraded over the months. I don’t believe the picture has suffered for it, even so.

12
Dec

The Wear

“The Wear”

Superheadz / Ilford hp5+ (expired)

10
Dec

The Winter Sun

“The Winter Sun”

Superheadz / Ilford hp5+ (expired)

As an aside, I went out yesterday with the Zorki and tried out a Jupiter 12 35mm with a viewfinder adapter and finished the film. I am going to try very hard now to finish up all my film before starting with another camera. I have to be out today so I will take the 35RC and the Halina 35X for a spin.

8
Dec

The Field

“The Field”

Superheadz / Ilford HP5+ (expired)

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