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Achilles and the tortoise

Greece, Lesbos – July 2007

The weekly LAPC (Lens Artists Photo Challenge) #182 is ‘interesting objects’. Zeno of Elea is famous for a set of paradoxes. One of them is the paradox of Achilles and the tortoise.

In the paradox of Achilles and the tortoise, Achilles is in a footrace with the tortoise. Achilles allows the tortoise a head start of 100 meters, for example. Suppose that each racer starts running at some constant speed, one faster than the other. After some finite time, Achilles will have run 100 meters, bringing him to the tortoise’s starting point. During this time, the tortoise has run a much shorter distance, say 2 meters. It will then take Achilles some further time to run that distance, by which time the tortoise will have advanced farther; and then more time still to reach this third point, while the tortoise moves ahead. Thus, whenever Achilles arrives somewhere the tortoise has been, he still has some distance to go before he can even reach the tortoise.

shot with Nikon D70, edited using Snapseed and Marksta.  Click the picture for a larger version

No One is an Island

Greece, Lesbos – July 2007

Off the west coast of Lesbos.

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend’s
Or of thine own were:
Any man’s death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee. John Donne

About the B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish. Some of them are partly retouched but most do have scratches, dust and stains
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Shot with Nikon F90 on Kodak TriX, scanned from film and edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger version

Wells next the Sea

England, Wells next the Sea – September 2021

The theme for this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge #172 is a day of my week. The photo above was one of a series I took during a morning when I visited a little village in Norfolk, Wells next the Sea. From the dock the view on the low tide coastline was amazing: boats, gulls, water, sun and clouds. It felt like a photographer heaven where there is too much to shoot in a short time. So this week I publish some of the photo’s from that morning in September.

Shot with Nikon D500, edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger version

Up the Junction

England, Wells next the Sea – September 2021

The theme for this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge #172 is a day of my week. The photo above was one of a series I took during a morning when I visited a little village in Norfolk, Wells next the Sea. From the dock the view on the low tide coastline was amazing: boats, gulls, water, sun and clouds. It felt like a photographer heaven where there is too much to shoot in a short time. So this week I publish some of the photo’s from that morning in September.

Shot with Nikon D500, edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger version

In the Balance

England, Wells next the Sea – September 2021

The theme for this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge #172 is a day of my week. The photo above was one of a series I took during a morning when I visited a little village in Norfolk, Wells next the Sea. From the dock the view on the low tide coastline was amazing: boats, gulls, water, sun and clouds. It felt like a photographer heaven where there is too much to shoot in a short time. So this week I publish some of the photo’s from that morning in September.

Shot with Nikon D500, edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger version

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