Saturday, 25 April 2009

They will rise!

I have had this theory for a while, that may seem like madness to some of you out there, but once you start to think about it I am sure you will become a believer too.

Have you ever noticed the increasing number of cones that seem to be hanging around these days? Now don't get me wrong, I know they have been around for years, but I swear their numbers are increasing. This worries me slightly as I believe there may be more to their population explosion than meets the eye.

I reckon at some point in the future, maybe not soon, and hopefully not within my lifetime, they will rise up and take over this world and make it their own. It will be similar to that episode in Dr Who when the shop dummies come to life. Nobody really notices the increasing numbers until it is too late, but sadly I am not sure the lovely Dr will be around to save us.

These "cones" hang around in large groups often lining the streets blocking our way forcing us to go in a direction "they" want.  Sometimes they are even in large enough numbers to make cars and trucks drive the opposite way down the motorway, or squeeze them into one lane in order to slow them, down often for hours.

It is not just the "Gangs" that you should be worried about though, the single ones are all still part of the same army, they are just lone assassins keeping watch often in suburban and deserted areas. 

How are they going to take over this world I hear you cry, they are just cones! Well I reckon that they are slowly gathering information about the infrastructure of cities, which is why they are always around building sites and road works. They take over the minds of construction workers and get driven and placed where ever they like. They take over the fragile minds of students and those influenced by alcohol and get taken indoors where they can link up with TV's, radios and computers. They force people to place them on top of statues so they can Lord over us. As I said previously I do not know when this will happen or quite how, but I will monitor their progress.

Obviously like any war there are casualties, and many can be found in rivers, squashed by trucks etc, but they are always replaced, the numbers never go down. Think about it and keep your eyes open!

All photographs by Caroline Harvey

Wednesday, 15 April 2009


Clouds rolling in 

The thought of an Easter break in Siurana in Spain was too good to miss. Climbing in the warmth of Spring sunshine on great limestone. Yippee!

Sunny, well not so much. 

Rain, buckets of the stuff.

Seeping rock, overflowing rivers, minor land slides. We had it all, and that was only in the first few days.

Misty, misty


The above photo is an actual photo of the mist over Siurana valley. Crags what crags!

Found them!

There was some climbing to be had under the roofs at the Village crags, but only a 15m traverse along the bottom. It kept us amused for a wee while and at least we were sort of climbing.

Look we can stay dry here

We did get some climbing done between down pours but had to use alternative means to keep ourselves amused. So we walked on some of the many trails, skimmed stones in the river and played with our rental car.

Seat Ibiza with the big 2 person boot

Andrea skimming stones

Blue sky. Go, go go.

The sun did come out at times and it was great, but by then most of our crew had bailed and gone home and psyche was kind of low. That said I climbed quite well and was pleased that I managed to lead a 7a route called Malvasia at sector El Duc near Arboli. I did not manage to climb it in one push but only had two shots, so hopefully next time.

Less zoom or longer arms required.

All photographs by Caroline Harvey

Wednesday, 1 April 2009


These are the final images I chose for my reportage project at college. I decided to choose my friend Hazel for this project as she had a good story to tell. Check out her blog if you would like to know more.

These images are scans of black and white Ilford HP5 film 400 iso. My final printed images were also selenium toned.

All photographs by Caroline Harvey