The Lozarithm Lens

By Lozarithm

Stourhead NT (Friday 21st October 2022)

I have been to Stourhead and yet my blip is not of the famous bridge view. I realise that this may be illegal and so I have included such a view as an Extra. Having driven there through torrential rain, the sun came out and the rain stopped just as I arrived and met up with my brother. Unfortunately before we were halfway around the lake, the heavens opened up once more and heavy showers accompanied the rest of our visit. Of the 74 shots that I took, 30 had to be deleted because of condensation on the lenses (hidden behind filters), including all taken between 1336 and 1341 hr. The lenses recovered during a picnic lunch at the Pantheon and the walk continued at 1425 hr. The autumn colours of the acers still looked magnificent and threw up some excellent abstract shapes, but for Blip I've chosen a shot that gives an impression of the atmosphere of the weather.

Saturday 22.10.2022 (1255 hr)

Blip #3757 (#3507 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #000
Blips/Extras In 2022 #193/265 + #084/100 Extras
Day #4594 (1095 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2899 (#2739 + 160 in archived blips)

National Trust series
Rain series
Acer series
Leaves series

Taken with Pentax K-50 (Red) and Sigma AF 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro HSM lens

Stourhead NT, 21 October 2022 (Flickr album of 41 photos)

Lozarhythm Of The Day:
The Beatles - Taxman (2022 Mix) (recorded 21 April 1966, EMI Studio 2, Abbey Rd, London)
Beatles: George Harrison (ld vcls, gtr, bass), John Lennon (har vcl), Paul McCartney (ld gtr, bass, vcl), Ringo Starr (dr, tambourine, cowbell)
I should have the new mix of Revolver  by next weekend but meanwhile from it UMC have posted up the restored version of Taxman using the new technology that Giles Martin applied to it with the assistance of Peter Jackson, as mentioned in my blip notes of 17th October.
It's Take 12 of a George Harrison song on which Paul McCartney does the lead guitar honours, but I'm not sure if Harrison exactly understood the way the tax rates of the time worked. They did fall into the 95% "Supertax" bracket, but only on a small part of their income. Taxes have become a lot more disproportionate since, but in a way that would have benefitted the Beatles and other millionaires considerably. They were also concerned that the income from their taxes was being used for military weapon manufacture, and were outspoken against the Vietnam war.
For comparison here is Take 11 as mixed for Anthology 2  in 1996.

One year ago:
The Woodland Garden

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