Every now and then, something just grabs you. Two things did today.
Thanks to the info from Terry at http://www.sknitter.com – her link is on the right – I saw the newest Knitty edition. And on the cover is a gorgeous shawl, Shipwrecked.
The above click came just shortly after reading about a project that has been going on in England since 2007 – the digitizing of over 20,000 (you got it, 20,000!) photographs of expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica from the 1840s to the 1920s. Not long ago I read the book, Endurance, which is about Shackelton’s wreck in the ice of Antarctica and how everyone returned alive after being stranded over a year. The current Time website has pictures of this project, as well a link to http://www.freezeframe.ac.uk/home/home, where pictures are posted.
There is something incredible about well-done black and white photos which has it all over most color photos. There is a sense of drama, as well as an ability to focus on the subject in the picture. No colors to distract, and so the eye finds shape, light, dark.