different perspectives, same point of view

I confess this title is not original, but borrowed from someone I worked with a good while ago, who creates cool x’mas and new year e-cards inspired by our common interest in visual analytics. Basically, you take a photo from the same point at different points in time – seasonal changes are the largest, but sometimes it’s just things that move in and out of the view, or day and night.

I really like it because it reflects what I love about travel, and is true of life in general, you can stand in the same place with the same view, and yet what you see and experience change. Or you can move around and what you experience changes but you find what lies underneath it all still remains the same.

I have at least three sets of these, I first tried it in Edinburgh several years ago, but need to find a CD reader to pick up that lot. These are a few years down the line: winter vs. autumn in Sheffield’s General Cemetery and a short walk away in Sharrow Vale, overlooking Snuff Mill.

winter in Sheffield General Cemetery – main walk autumn in Sheffield General Cemetery – main walk
These ones of the cemetery – actually now designated a park as it ran out of space a good long while ago – break the model a bit. This is the main walk, but the perspective is actually from opposite ends.
autumn in Sheffield General Cemetery - open field (over mass grave) winter in Sheffield General Cemetery – open field (over mass grave)
… and these two are from the same point, but with different orientation …

 

… and a short walk beyond the cemetery, along Porter Brook in Sharrow Vale, you come out just above Snuff Mill. Unfortunately private, so all you get is the view.
Snuff Mill after a snow fall
nighttime over Snuff Mill after a heavy snow fall
Snuff Mill in autumn
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