Photographing sunset at Kippford.


"The process of coming forth, issuing from concealment, obscurity or confinement."

Oxford English Dictionary (1971)

Our perceptions have to be able to cope with the new. Everything is new to us at some stage. However, our perceptual systems, while busily seeking to accommodate the new, don't let on. This clandestine activity is simply exposed by research on visual illusions, but maybe more simply, although fleetingly, the picture above helps you detect these subconscious movements. Hopefully you had slight puzzlement before you comprehended the image. This move from the unknown to the known forms the bases of all knowledge. The verbal umbrella, used for many processes that shelter this move into personal and public consciousness is 'emergence'. What could we see before the pump came out of concealment?


Just south of Quan Hóa, in Thanh Hóa Province, northern Vietnam, the main road crosses the River Mã on the Na Sài Bridge - delightfully in Vietnam bridges have names. Looking down from the bridge, to the river bank below, this was the view. Maybe a green pipe catches one's eye, and leads towards the water which the clouds make obscure - looking closer shows the chair on which sits a pump


Saturday 1st June 2019

Murphy on duty

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