Peter Bargh

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October 24th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 297 – Neglected tomatoes

I grew a tomato plant this year but then neglected it so never picked the baby toms. They’re still hanging on in there several months later! I took this photo of a clump using an infrared converted Pentax *ist D and 50mm f/1.4 and processed in Lightroom to give a black & white look.

January 27th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 27 – Glint of the future

The old Worksop library closed a few months back when the new two story modern one was opened. It cost 8.4m to build and has state of the art features including a self loan & return system, a cafe, an internet area and modern but almost clinical bookshelves.

When it first opened it was regularly packed. Full of noisy kids treating it like a playground, adults taking a look at what all the fuss was about and regulars just wanting to get back to their usual habits after a few months closure, between change over.

Officials apparently hoped it would bring 1000 people a day to the building – it even opens Sunday! It’s the fist in the country to do so. And they did everything to make it interesting. To me it felt wrong hearing kids screaming and shouting. I’ve always found a library a place of calm, noise free and tranquil, but here noise echoed around like a swimming baths.

I went back tonight to see how things were going and take some interior shots to combine with a set I did of the old library a few years ago.

There were no kids, the place seemed like a ghost town, an empty feeling that was nothing like those early days, the calm had returned, but it didn’t feel comfortable. Too much open space and an unlibrary like feel.

I took a few shots and left. As the automatic doors opened I saw the old 1930s library in darkness, a sad looking building, but in one of the windows was a reflection of new. And interestingly in the foreground to the left is a cross.

It became the setting for my photo of the day.

January 10th, 2011

Photo365 -Day 10 – Neglect

The ePHOTOzine weekly black & white challenge has a theme neglect. As a kid I always remember the garden shed as being a place that had areas of neglect. While my mum used most of it for potting plants there were darker areas that housed spiders and masses of thick webs.

I decided to try and recreate the feeling I had as a child of around five in who saw the world from a lower perspective presented with a mass of new information and fantasy mindset.

This is the result. It’s not a competition winner. It’s not even something that would get viewers to click on and say they like, but it’s a shot that captures a fragment of what I remember seeing in the corners of those neglected windows all those years ago.