Daytrips- Manchester/Jodrell Bank
This is completely irrelevant to anything in the world, and now I am thinking about it as I am typing, it sounds really stupid, but I spent three hours, possibly more on Sunday night deciding whether or not to have my own separate website yet again. I have had websites on and off since 2006, deleted them, started them again, wrote artist statements and started them by saying 'This is the website of (whatever I was doing at the time) photographer Emma Graney' like the start of an action film rather than 'Hello, its Emma here' like our Cilla. I've had blogs that were started, kept up with and then never updated and a menagerie of other things I decided I just had to do. I have had three tumblrs over the past year and the latest one I made was just for pictures of stuff I had found written on bins.
I started to get cross and I said to myself 'Emma, stop doing all this putting your pictures in as many places as possible thing. Its too much now, uploading to this, that and the other and whatever' Originally Letterloves was about my post and pen friends but its slowly evolved into everything that goes on, which is a good thing. So the moral of my short story is that my tumblr is for things to see that I've taken out and about but I think it will probably be seasonal things, plants, shadows etc. Flickr will hold all of my work except stuff on slides and prints, I have my nice VSCO grid as I like it very much and Letterloves will be about all of the things as well as post so that's that.
I am sad that I spent so long faffing about to come to the same conclusion I always arrive at but also glad that in my slow life I am finally clearing my computer of pictures that were taken months, even years ago and they will now have a nice place to live.
In February, myself and my friend Lisa, who you met on Delemere Forest day, spent the morning in Manchester taking pictures of car parks and concrete things and we visited Emmeline Pankhursts house which was very exciting and then we spent the last bits of the afternoon at Jodrell Bank. This day is known as car park/Jodrell Bank day.
I hadn't been for years and it has a nice new cafe that serves your tea in a very big pot. It was nearly home time when we arrived so we didn't spend long there. It was very cold the day we went and I went dressed for a sunny April day not the cold windy Cheshire plains. I did find 29p in the various Manchester car parks we visited and I learnt that turquoise tights are not the correct attire with red shoes at a scientific area of interest in February.
The Lovell Telescope is beautiful and here is some brain data for you- I went to a dance thing at Jodrell Bank when I was 16 and it was called Lynx Location Apollo. The dish was lit up and I saw Republica (where are they now?) I haven't imagined this, it really happened, I was there and there's a video of it here! Thank you YouTube!
I liked the colour of these conifers in their dark winter plumage, so I thought you might like them as well.