December 2010 Blog Posts (7)

One year on...

I'm not a blogger and haven't ever written one... but this is special as it's the first birthday of Gary's internet voyage with the SNS Challenger so it deserves some commemoration of the anniversary from one of the 'crew' members.


The photos of Gibraltar seem to have been finished now as some of the original have no corresponding views today but I'd like to add something about what conditions might have been like for the inhabitants of this peninsular back in the time of the…


Added by Gill Chesney-Green on December 21, 2010 at 9:52pm — 3 Comments

help from my professors :)

last weekend, i went on a two-day field trip to Bataan and Pampanga- two different provinces in central Luzon, Philippines. it was for Philippine Art and Design History. lucky, our first stop was Betis Church.…


Added by Kassandra Victoria E. Velhagen on December 20, 2010 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Thinking about photo trials

I am currently contemplating some project briefs. These are intended to give participants some structure if they choose to be creatively inspired by the experience of re-phtographing the locations. In writing these project briefs, I am forced to reflect upon my own experiences of being inspired by HMS Challenger. I had already started to use my Hybrid camera by the time I had re-photograph the locations, so I was therefore already involved with looking through an old eye with a modern brain.…


Added by GaryMcLeod on December 19, 2010 at 5:46am — 5 Comments

"Photographer's Block"

Over recent weeks, I have increasingly felt that the "Sailing Log" only touches upon my personal feelings and thoughts towards the project and my role within it. When I first started out, I was very open about my thinking processes, but over time, this has been replaced with ship activity and…


Added by GaryMcLeod on December 14, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

With New Eyes

It's been a while since I have blogged in SNS and it's because I have been trying to push the envelope as to how I can expand my experience in SNS to a more creative direction. My experience in photographing the historic spots featured from HMS Challenger's collection has brought about a lot of realizations that I have always found to be musing about but never really pursued them.

I have always been haunted by old photographs. Old letters. Old journals. I have always been…


Added by Kathy Ponce on December 11, 2010 at 8:45pm — 4 Comments

Picture 46606: from the Castle of Good Hope

I visited the Castle of Good Hope today, looking to see whether any of the unofficial photos had been taken from there. Picture 46606 appears to have been taken from either the Buuren or Leerdam bastions, or on the battlements between the two bastions. This was the only point high enough for the angle of this picture - and also a logical place for a photo to be taken. I'll go through the pros and cons of each option.



Added by Eleanor Muller on December 11, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Visit to Admiralty House

I met Grant outside Admiralty House yesterday at 1pm
We were met by a very charming Sergeant Samantha Chengan and Petty Officer Medupe who work for the Navy's PRO department.
We explained to them a little about the Challenger project and showed the copies of the original photographs taken in and around Admiralty house..
We began in the garden and easily identified where the original image was taken from . We…

Added by Kim Stevens on December 8, 2010 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

Original Challenger Photos

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