Street life is getting back to normal: sort of.
This ritual ends…
Distance/queuing indicators are appearing throughout the High Street
Beckenham High Street
The High Street was busy this Bank Holiday morning.
Cummings and Boris in Great Expectations
Two metres apart and 20% APR. 😦
Let’s hope both of these things will soon be a distant memory.
The new social distancing rules are being widely promoted in Old Portsmouth.
Lights, camera, action!
In the back garden. 🙂
A wasp approaches a Campanula in our back garden to collect nectar.
Fake rainbow seen the High Street today
Yesterday’s photo caused quite a stir on the Beckenham Appreciation FaceBook Group. Some people focused on it showing a crowd ignoring current social distancing rules while one disputed it’s authenticity. She said “This photo is 100% NOT outside Fee and Brown!!!. More fake news!” so quite emphatic.
Most photographers, and those interested in the subject, know that any “truth” a photo offers is subject to many caveats: point of view, framing, processing, contexts shown, associations and the viewers own values all contribute to how a person sees and reads an image.
Yet photos are not just digital pictures as they do require something to be photographed whereas a digital picture can be wholly created by a person’s imagination and skill. The lady who disputed the location of my image was wrong; the photo was taken at the location stated on the day stated and so not fake.
Today’s image is “fake” in the sense that includes a wholly digitally created rainbow but it is still a partially authentic record of Beckenham High Street on May 18 and 10.51am but it does offer the viewer a true, albeit partial, record of what took place at that location on that day and at that time in all other respects.
People outside Fee and Brown, Beckenham High Street.
Fake news in Beckenham High Street?
A socially distanced family celebration for Greg’s thirty third birthday.
Some people got used to experiencing social distancing barriers long before Covid-19 appeared.
A day of mixed messages from the media. So I took some respite at Beckenham Green.