Experiment

I am very pleased with my still new-ish new camera, a Panasonic Lumix TZ330. The more use it gets, the more functions it reveals. Reading manuals has never been a strong point. I find appropriating technology is a much better way to learn.

There are subtle differences in the settings in these photographs which are unlikely to be noticed by anyone. But it made me realize that experiments can be small, almost imperceptible changes. Isn’t that partly how history if formed?

Where exactly is the written history of the sea, of the sky, of the concrete infrastructure, of the seaweed and the lichen? There’s too much about ‘the great men’. They tend to be men, they tend to not be so great.

In the bigger scheme of things, the sky, the sea, the lichen, the concrete should have more weight and importance. But nonentity personalities and types demand attention. This in itself is an expression and reflection of class society and class oppression. The inflated and inconsequential things get too much coverage. Sea levels are more important than Ian Duncan Smith.

The ruling class at the moment are the ongoing victors of earlier class struggles. They write the history in their own image. It creates a lot of fear.

The writing of history, and the volume of that writing, tells a great deal.

A slow meander, and stopping to look at things closely, was a good bookend to the working week.

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