E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image At the Allotment - January

At the Allotment - January


Hanging around

Just a bundle of empty milk containers, which will probably be used to carry water.

I thought they looked a bit more arty than functional, so are in my last few pictures with the sub title of "Allotment Art".
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This series of pictures were taken at local Allotments, which is land owned by the council that can be rented for growing plants (fruit/vegetables/flowers) for use in the home. The land is separated into measured strips, rather like the mediaeval field systems.

I do not have an allotment. I am grateful for the tenants who didn't mind me taking a few pictures.

Picture taken 16th January 2009
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At the Allotment - January


Hanging around

Just a bundle of empty milk containers, which will probably be used to carry water.

I thought they looked a bit more arty than functional, so are in my last few pictures with the sub title of "Allotment Art".
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This series of pictures were taken at local Allotments, which is land owned by the council that can be rented for growing plants (fruit/vegetables/flowers) for use in the home. The land is separated into measured strips, rather like the mediaeval field systems.

I do not have an allotment. I am grateful for the tenants who didn't mind me taking a few pictures.

Picture taken 16th January 2009
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comments (21)

Don't remember the Mediaeval Field System, a bit before my time. These bottles look as if they have seen some use already. Lovely depth to this picture
EJWilkins: A village or "Manor" used to have a common farming system, effectively with three fields, each was divided into strips. Each year one would be fallow, one would be for root vegetables and the other for above ground crops. Villagers had the right to use so many strips, as well as keeping animals on Common Land. It all came to an end with the Enclosure Movement.
nice shot again Elle, i like down to earth stuff as well, mind could neve rhave an allotment, i would kill everything
EJWilkins: You'd be surprised, one or more of the other allotment owners would be sure to help you out, and make sure you got a decent crop.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 18 Feb 2009, 01:39
They never waste anything on the allotments, pity we all weren't a bit more conservative.
EJWilkins: Yes, I think you're right
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 18 Feb 2009, 02:06
It sure beats having to bring them with you every time you go to the garden allotment, Ellie. Someone came up with a good plan!
EJWilkins: If you're having to take everything at least a mile I think you get very good at forward planning!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Feb 2009, 05:47
Always great eyes for details, I like that, some would pass it and never 'see' love it.
Wondeful composition.
EJWilkins: Yes you would see it Astrid!
Great shot, Ellie. You really did have fun on those allotments, didn't you.
EJWilkins: Oh yes, and I missed out a lot of things too
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Feb 2009, 08:03
Yes, art - but not as we know it! wink Are these the new galvanised watering cans of the 21st century, I wonder?
EJWilkins: Not really what I'd think of as "Art" Alan, but I wouldn't mind something like this would turn up at the Tate Modern!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Feb 2009, 09:31
Like an avant-garde sculpture - looks good against the dark background.
Ingrid
EJWilkins: Yes, that's what I thought - although in an art gallery I wouldn't give it the time of day!
A great eye you have Ellie! You are not missing any detail. Fine shot.
EJWilkins: Believe me Richard, there's loads and loads more to see there!
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 18 Feb 2009, 10:19
I was intrigued by the thumbnail and was suprised when the pic loaded. Well spotted Ellie.
EJWilkins: *chuckle* Yes, intrigued and then surprised - I'm surprised you didn't admit you were baffled by this picture, I'd find it hard to think of what to say if it wasn't my own photograph
I dont how you found so many pictures on an allotment..it amazing..Well done Ellie!
EJWilkins: When you think about it, if you wander round more than an acre of densely cultivated land you're bound to find all sorts of interesting, and curious, things wink
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Feb 2009, 13:37
I remember the strip system from my history classes ;o) Much more fun than dates!

Soon be time to start digging and planting the spuds!
EJWilkins: I remember drawing them, with notes! far more interesting that learning dates - which is why my History qualifications are rather dismal
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Feb 2009, 14:04
They do look quite artfully composed. Nice spot and capture again.
EJWilkins: That's it really, transpose these to an art gallery and I'm sure people would stand there and claim to "understand" some hidden meaning!
I agree with Ron, you must have had a very satisfying shoot at these allotments Ellie. this is once again an imaginative picture out of simple ingredients.
EJWilkins: It was very satisfying, but then if you wander round an acre or so of heavily cultivated land there are bound to be all sorts of things to see. wink
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2009, 15:30
Very interesting. They do make for a rather artistic composition.
EJWilkins: Not really my sort of "Art" Laurie, I have to admit that if I saw something like this in a gallery I would be totally bemused by it - but it's the sort of thing some people claim to "invent" and then get paid a small fortune for their "skills". I don't really understand why.
Love a lot of your pictures especially those from January not because your comment on my picture but you attended me on your pics - In our garden we have the same views. Thanks! Sorry for my bad english.
EJWilkins: Thank you very much. And your English is better than my non-existent Dutch. wink
This photo I would have tried to give more contrast to the white of the plastic bottles, to give " more him; dramatismo". : D
EJWilkins: Sí, usted tiene razón. Intenté esto en blanco y negro, e intentado conseguir a más contraste, pero sopló los puntos culminantes, no era tan ningún bueno. Éste era el mejor que podría hacer. Sé que no es un cuadro brillante, él era apenas algo que vi.
Nice arty shot Ellie - just the sort of stuff I look out for
EJWilkins: It's amazing what you can find if you look hard enough
Well seen Ellie: lovely original shot!
EJWilkins: Yes, who would have thought I'd end up with a picture of a collection of empty milk containers on my site! wink
And chicken wire tootongue
EJWilkins: Yep! Large gauge, suitable for fencing wink
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Feb 2009, 21:31
It remains difficult for me to associate plastic with art. Rather yesterday's chicken wire as art.

It doesn't mean that plastic can't be art - it is just difficult for me. Love your title.
EJWilkins: Me too Louis, me too. But, when you think about people (artists) who "display" rumpled beds and bags of rubbish - and "earn" a fortune from it, I do wonder who's the idiot! wink

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