Ray's Photos

BCBers plug your own band, label, radio show, magazine, website here along with other stuff that might be interesting.
User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 08 Feb 2019, 18:50

In tonight's thrilling instalments, part one is floundering about in Devon and Somerset last month, while part two is out and about in late October 1987.

Image
Primeval

Image
Regret

Image
Laid
Hedgers at work

Image
The New Place

Image
Kitchen

Image
Boy vs. Tree part 1,798

Image
The Long Plantation

Image
Gated Crossing

More from then when I get some edited

...
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 08 Feb 2019, 18:51

Part Two

Image
Shelter
On Weston sea front

Image
Cleft
Just north of Weston

Image
Sunset over Exmoor

Image
Snuggled
Mangotsfield

Image
Needs Orange
Carlton Mansions

Image
Horatio and Martin
Central London

next time, whizz! Bang! Guy Fawkes night at Ed's
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 10 Feb 2019, 19:30

In Part One today, November 5 1987, and fireworks at Ed's place. In part two, the last week of January this year.

Image
Roman Candle

Image
Sparklers

Image
Sign Writing

Image
Disc

Image
Eruption

Image
Shower

Image
Pink

...
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 10 Feb 2019, 19:31

Part Two

Image
Orange
One of the less challenging colour schemes in the new house in Taunton

Image
Taking Possession
A moiety of my record, book and CD collections taken over in a symbolic gesture of ownership

Image
Hello in There

Image
Primulas
The shamefully neglected winter garden in Sandford still capable of the odd flower

Image
Scrap 1
Crediton

Image
Bandstand
Likewise

ttfn
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 12 Feb 2019, 19:05

In part one, signs of life, and not-so-life, in the Devon countryside in late January. In part two, London in November 1987, scanned from slides. Enjoy.

Or else...

Image
Standing Tall

Image
Three Graces

Image
Up and Under
Snowdrops

Image
Rush

Image
First Out

...
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 12 Feb 2019, 19:06

Part Two

Two from the Mansions to start
Image
Caligula's Hoard

Image
Cars Hiss By My Window

Central London for the rest
Image
Pub

Image
Hell and Heaven
I loved the Atlantis bookshop. Just seven short months from this date, I would let a hairdresser near my head for the last time. Bastards

Image
Let Me In
The owner of the cafe awaits admittance

Image
Slaver

Image
Slosh
Very high tide on the Thames, looking downstream from the Embankment towards Blackfriars Bridge

Next time, snow in part two and Westminster sunsets in part one
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 13 Feb 2019, 16:59

Today, in part two, it's getting to the end of January, and Devon's rather insipid version of the white hell – well, white heck – is back. Before that, though, out and about in London in November/December of 1987

Image
Bridge

Image
Clock
The Strand

Image

Image
Two Sunsets over the Thames

Image
Gormenghast

Image
Bend
From Putney, looking downriver

Next time, the last of 1987

...
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 13 Feb 2019, 16:59

Part two

Image
A Light Dust

Image
Council Chamber

Image
The Fallen

Image
Unfurling

Image
Entrance

Image
Queen of the Hill

Image
Blue Sky Kinking

that's it for today
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 15 Feb 2019, 23:01

In part one today, the last of last month: and in part two, the last of 1987.

Image
The Village

Image
Drops in the Wood

Image
The Prickly Seat

Image
The Devil in the Detail

Image
Drama in the West

Image
Tremble

Image
Delve

...
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 15 Feb 2019, 23:01

Part Two

Image
Lap Usurper
Sal, Bella and Chip, Mangotsfield

Image
Post No Bills

Image
Winter Light
Gladstone Park, London

Image
Walkers
As above

Image
Waterfront
The Avon at Bath

And that's it for the year. No knowledge of any Xmas shots - maybe this was the year that C&I were supposed to go to my mother's for Xmas, but didn't make it because we both got a nasty virus
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 16 Feb 2019, 18:43

Today, a quick dip in the bran tub of (mostly) the early 1980s, then, in Part Two, a few chilly snaps from the beginning of this month.

Begin with a few visitors to the Mansions in the early 1980s
Image
Glyn and Paul
Two friends from University days. I've known Glyn from the 68-69 academic year, half a century, my second-oldest chum. Paul, older than both of us, came to Kent as a mature student in the early 1970s. He married Frankie (whom you've seen before), and through her we got to be good friends, although we lost touch after Chip died.

Image
Hobson Expatiates
Michael Hobson was a former student of a friend of Clive, who became a friend. The girl, Clive's eldest by his first wife Jean (whom I met when I was ten, when I started at secondary school). She was born in 1974, so I'm thinking this was 1982 or so

Image
Drawing

Image
Nick and Hazel
In the early eighties, several Aberystwythians used the Mansions as a stoned stop-over when on their way to or from Heathrow

Image
Wild Water
From Hove, looking toward Shoreham

Image
Burnham Beeches: Detail

Image
Old Timer
As above
...
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 16 Feb 2019, 18:44

Part Two
Here comes February, and look what greets us

Image
'Drive'

Image
'Glade'

Image
Sledgers
Tiny spots of colour on the horizon. look hard :)

Image
Bud and the Bughouse

Image
Transformed Woodland

Image
Triumphal Arch

we'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when...
Last edited by Rayge on 20 Feb 2019, 09:27, edited 2 times in total.
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 18 Feb 2019, 19:06

Part One, a walk in the woods at the beginning of February 2019 in Sandford, Devon. Part Two, Cricklewood and Kensal Green, January 1988.

Image

Image

Image
Syncopation

Image
Collapsing

Image
Fuck Yngwie, Here's Some Proper Shredding

Image
Enchantment

...
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 18 Feb 2019, 19:07

Part Two

Image
Tulips

Image
Oil Lamp and Candle

Image
Angular Momentum

Image
Stone and Straw
Kensal Green Necropolis

Image
Rococo Gothic
Tomb of Charles Spencer Ricketts (who he?)

Image
Falling Angel
Note the lippy...

Back tomorrow, dog willing
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 20 Feb 2019, 12:20

Sorry I didn't make it yesterday - major stress events going on in my life right now. But I have a respite. Part one today, sensibly staying indoors in January, possibly February 1988. Part Two goes out and about in Devon at a similar time this year

Image
It's a Worry
It took a long while for Sally to stop being afeart of Tallulah, who delighted in dominating her, while Pussa treated her with total disdain.

Image
New Romantic

Image
Ark

Image
Mob

Image
Clubbing
These four from the collection of Ed's daughter, Laura

Image
Fish Fire

Image
Bladder Wreck
Billy's lamp, made from camel bladders, became mine some time in the 1980s after it was damaged by bulbs that burned too hot

...
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 20 Feb 2019, 12:20

Part Two

Image
Bleak

Image
Entry

Image
Brighter
People's Park, Crediton, the following day

Image
Across the Fields

Image
On the Bank

Image
Winter Greens

I'll try to be back soon
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 21 Feb 2019, 18:25

Part One continues with more from early this month, while part two, from the bran tub, goes to West Wales some time in the very early 1980s

Image
Brightening Up

Image
The Badger Sett

Image
Quilt

Image
I Surrender
Baloo is a cross between a mastiff and an Irish wolfhound

Image
Arc

Image
Swollen

Next time, That London

...
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 21 Feb 2019, 18:27

Part Two

Image
Standing Stones
Can't remember what they're called - something to do with Taliesin, I think, and north-east of Aberystwyth

Image
Dry Valley
One for the geologically minded. As above

Image
Ready for War

Image
Good Eating

Image
Suspicion

Image
Déjeuner sur l'Herbe
This tea party may be in honour of Holly's birthday, which, despite her name, is in late spring, May I think

Image
Relic
Abandoned piece of farm machinery of uncertain function

Image
Ten Rings, Three Bangles, and a Rollie

Image
A Nice Cup of Tea
Two Views of Trish

ttfn
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 22 Feb 2019, 20:50

More disgraceful scenes and scenesters from the turn of the 1980s in Brighton and London in part one, while part two takes a swift day trip to London on the 11th of this month and doesn't get outside much.

Image
Livener

Image
Chopping
Amphetamine sulphate

Image
Billy's Dragons
Now my dragons, as it goes

Image
Lick
Most of these have been up before, maybe recently, but they're better versions

Image
Biggles Attacks!

Image
Hennaed
Frankie showing off her new hair colour on the balcony at the Mansions

Image
Little Brother
Frankie's little brother, Andrew. At the age of 55, he died of an aneurysm after being accidentally
knocked down by a bullock in his front garden. True story

Image
Sleazy Drug Den

...
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 14087
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 22 Feb 2019, 20:51

Part Two

Image
Victorian Vaulting
Mediaeval masons had their cathedrals, 19th century engineers their railway stations. The results were the same.
This is Paddington

Image
Glimpses of the Past
St Pauls seen from inside London Bridge Station

Image
Reach
The Shard

Image
Bronze Bear
Statue of Paddington on platform one of the eponymous station – I'm on my way home at this point

Image
Light Show
Apologies for the wobble - had not set the camera properly

Image
Tracery

till next time
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

Negative Capability...when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”