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Bargains almost closed

February 12th, 2006 (01:26 am)

Amidst the self-deconstruction, memes and photographs which have characterised this LJ in recent months, I can report some positive news. I finally heard back from the editor of the forthcoming Doctor Who critical reader, who has received the first reader's report, which was generally approving of my chapter, 'Bargains of necessity?'. There were some good points made - that a new paragraph was necessary to explain at the beginning why Doctor Who and Culloden were worth comparing, add extra background to explain who Sydney Newman and Peter Watkins were or are, and contextualise the battle of Culloden, which probably won't be familiar to much of the book's target audience of media students. Otherwise I await the second report, and then on to publication, finally, towards the end of the year, after the second series of Doctor Who, sadly.

(En route to making those Wikipedia links, I ended up in a small diplomatic incident - look at some of the relevant talk pages.)


Posted by: Pellegrina (pellegrina)
Posted at: February 12th, 2006 09:43 am (UTC)

That's *very* sepia - was it dusk or did it just turn out dark? I particularly like the small huddled person at the water's edge.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: February 12th, 2006 10:53 am (UTC)

It was very much dusk, and I thought the presence of the man by the lake was serendipitous too.

Posted by: rustica (rustica)
Posted at: February 12th, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)


Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: February 12th, 2006 12:34 pm (UTC)

The sepia one was the best in terms of the way the camera processed the light. I might upload some of the others later; there are a lot of slate blues which one doesn't associate with Blenheim's Portland stone.

Posted by: Disparate Housewife (wryelle)
Posted at: February 12th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)

Thats very nice, in a melacholy sort of way! :)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: February 12th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)

I think I see it as more reflective than melancholy; but sepia does lend a kind of nostalgic distance to images.

Posted by: malaheed (malaheed)
Posted at: February 13th, 2006 07:39 am (UTC)

A good photo. Just a suggestion that you might want to crop from the left and bottom a bit as the bottom left corner is very empty and the crop might improve the impact.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: February 13th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)

Good point. I probably wouldn't want to crop too far as I like the blankness of the grass, but in terms of artistry (should I aspire to that) it does take over the image a little.

Posted by: pyotr_stolypin (pyotr_stolypin)
Posted at: February 13th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)

Lovely picture. Of course, the invention of high speed film was what made it possible to capture cloud formations in photographs (to say nothing of moving trains, just in time for the abolition of the Broad Gauge..); if I'd been asked to make a guess, I'd have said Alfred Stieglitz and "Camera Work".

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: February 13th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)

I should look this person up, evidently. This picture was taken with a very small digital camera, which has a number of functions to which I'm still acclimatizing myself.