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Welcome to the Website of Alan Burnett: writer, blogger, collector of old photographs, and devotee of all things pointless and inconsequential.

LATEST BLOG POSTS …..

Election Day

It’s Election Day. Good luck to all the candidates out there – well, to the ones who believe in compassion and fairness, at least – and, in particular, my best wishes

Bluebells And Whisky

My continuing research into the creative impact of fine single malt whisky on Photoshop filters resulted in this bluebell wood last night. Whilst I quite like the effect, I am still

The Burnett Family

This is the only photograph I have of my grandparents and their four children. It must have been taken in 1917, when my father, Albert (in the sailor suit), was just

Trunk To Trunk

A walk in the woods around Artmitage Bridge yesterday suddenly brought us to a clearing and a massive stone mill chimney, fighting for light and life in the midst of the

Limited Intelligence

One can’t avoid being impressed by how well Artificial Intelligence (AI) copes with the automated colourisation of old black and white photographs. Take, for example, this photograph of a back street

A Study In Greys

A Study In Greys is by the British artist Walter Hayward-Young (1868-1920) who was also known by the pseudonym, “Jotter”. During his artistic career he turned his hand to many different

Kaleidoscopic Calderdale

A beautiful Spring day and a beautiful Spring walk through the Cromwell Woods that stretch from Southowram down towards Brookfoot and the Calder Valley. For some reason, I kept seeing patterns

Arsenic And Old HAlifax

It’s time for another helping of mindless rants from some self-obsessed old fool with too much time on his hands. Now, I know what you’re thinking – it will be something

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