Older than 50 years

Posted in answer to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Older than 50 years.

I have aimed to be as diverse as possible, and some of these images have appeared before:

Old books:SJudd_Misc Home_2015-07-06 6 - V2

Old letters

SJudd_Misc Home_2015-07-06 6 - Version 2

Old slate mine – ruins of quarrymen’s cottages


Ruins of tunnels on the old West Highland railway, before restoration of line





  1. Spotted the Welsh Highland line 🙂

  2. Happy Friday, Sue. The B&W adds to the sense of age. Nicely done as usual.


  3. All very nice images, Sue. You could have used a black and white photo of me of course. Much older than 50 years!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. I really like the books, and the last picture is erally beautiful.

  5. wonderful photos, Sue, they really do look very old

  6. Oh Sue, you have out done yourself this week. I adore all your photos for the challenge. 😀

  7. Perfect images for the challenge, Sue. I remember Kathleen Ferrier’s wonderful contralto voice singing, ‘Blow the Wind Southerly’.

    • Sue

      She did have the most beautiful contralto voice…she died before I was born but my parents would listen to her recordings from time to time, and I have a number of DVDs….her recording of the Abschied of Mahler’s Das Lied von Der Erde has to be one of the most moving….

  8. I’ve been missing your still lifes. These are beauties: the open book is mistress-stroke. I love the scenes too – b&w is so evocative and tunnels are always a winner. You’re a b&w expert, and no doubt a sepia one too.

    • Sue

      Thanks for your effusive praise, Meg! But I’m not a B& W expert…the tunnel image still doesn’t look quite right to me- one day I’ll have another go at it

      • Please educate me. What’s wrong with it?

      • Sue

        The sky is a bit too ‘muddy’, and there’s a puddle of water in the front tunnel which isn’t really showing up…but I may not be able to sort it. This is an old negative that was scanned in, and there may be only so much I can do with it

  9. Dom

    the tunnel ruins photo is the one I love best. Stunning!

  10. Oh, you perfectionists! (ref tunnel 🙂 ) I like the letters one.
    Selfies qualify in this instance, but no, I’m not joining in 🙂 Just needed a smile.

  11. Amy

    Great series, Sue! I love the tunnel is an awesome capture!

  12. Really love the old tunnel ruins!!

  13. I love all of these and black and white is perfect!

  14. This would be perfect for “Traces of the Past” that will be in B&W this coming Sunday. I hope you have more stuff like this ;). Kidding! I know you do 😀

  15. What a great joy to see Your gorgeous old photos. Last photo is my favorite. I have two old photos here. One is when I am sitting in a pedal car and the other shows my first camera from 1952.

    About me.

    Happy Sunday!

Over to you...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Een grens is een wens

Une photo, un poème

Déclenchez l'émotion....

Bergen Photo Walks

walking tours of historic Bergen with the photographer in mind

Robyn's art journal

photography and art.. moments and details..

Chateaux des Fleurs

Sharing a world of joy with photos and words

priorhouse blog

Photos, art - and a little bit of LIT.

Vicki A Alford - Photographer

"It’s never too late to become what you might have been."......................George Elliot


“È un’illusione che le foto si facciano con la macchina...si fanno con gli occhi, con il cuore, con la testa”. H.C. Bresson


musings of a frequent flying scientist

Rethinking Life

Art and the philosophy of life

Echoes of the Past

Exploration of the Past


From London to New York, living in an expat daze


To See a World in a Grain of Sand...

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

On the Road

Prompts for haiku and related forms

Lena Copal Fotografie

Fotografie, Natur, Abstrakt


A local guide to the Western Mediterranean

Valerie Leroy Photography

Explore Everything

Pat Callahan Photography

Photography with an Emphasis on Street and Travel

Mi objetivo es luminoso

Fotografío cosas..

Winkos: a straw bale building adventure in Poland

A journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle

%d bloggers like this: