14 September 2012

Star

Sheffield's evening newspaper is called "The Star". In the Letters section, they always include a "reader's photo" or "photo of the day". Remembering a conversation I had last weekend at the wedding, two days ago I decided to mail in three of my recent photographs and this afternoon I was pleasantly surprised to find they'd published a picture I took last week on the Kinder Scout plateau. Here it is. Those of you without memories like sieves may recall that I posted a different picture of this millstone outcrop last Friday.
Newsprint isn't the best medium for faithful colour reproduction. This is the original digital picture that I sent off to "The Star". It's a lot sharper.
DISCLAIMER: Regarding my photographic exploits, may I say there is no truth whatsoever in the rumour that I was in Provence, France last week scrabbling through the French undergrowth to snap saucy pictures of  the Duchess of Cambridge in a semi-naked state. I was there in search of the elusive  Pyrenean desman which is a far more interesting subject.

6 comments:

  1. For a minute I was expecting one of those readers' wives columns, but no such luck.

    You're right about photos not coming out too well on newsprint though. I sometimes have to look twice to identify some of mine when they've appeared in the freebie. They lift them from Flickr - maybe you should encourage the Star to start up a group.

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  2. ah the imfamous SHEFFIELD STARdo you remember sheffield star's editor John Highfield YP?one of my oldest sheffield pals!

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  3. SHOOTING PARROTS You mean like a pop group?
    EARL GRAY Of course I remember John Highfield. He was also a regular arts and entertainment contributor on Radio Sheffield. What does he do now? Community service?

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  4. Yeah right YP... :-) You would have us believe? Honestly though, I believe you. Well done for getting a pic published (the mother and child one I mean) - Dave

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  5. Congratulations YP. Star of the Star.

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  6. Dying moor should be open to traffic? What kind of logic is that? One minute they're dropping gravel and heather everywhere to stop the erosion and the next..... well I am sure you get the idea!!

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