Friday, 11 October 2013
Andrea, a fellow Islander and blogger with a thousand old film cameras, a penchant for black and white (and various photographic techniques I'd not heard of until I started reading her blog), and a wonderfully eccentric style doesn't 'do' landscapes. So when she produced one a few days ago she called it a 'Portrait of a Place'. I'm never ashamed publicly to admit it when ideas are not my own so strictly speaking I never plagiarise I simply use other peoples' ideas. Of course having now given Andrea credit for the words I will continue to use them and at some time in the future someone will read them and not realise they are not mine. Honour and morality are satisfied and I will still get some residual credit in the future.
This doesn't just apply to today's heading. There will be many more which, over the years, even I have come to believe are my own original thoughts. Of course people who know me well know that, competent though I may be in writing up an adversarial case for, for example, a ministerial meeting or a planning inquiry, any original thoughts contained therein will always have been gleaned from others who have the required talents.
This is a rather different portrait of a place that my readers see all the time but from a very different perspective. This was taken from across the valley by Dave (Spesh's hubby) on his mobile phone. My house is indicated by the arrow.