In The Cellar


Every Picture Tells A Story.

It’s Eyes Wide Shut in Creepy Town. Seriously walking through a mound field.






It’s all a blur.


‘In photography, bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in out-of-focus parts of an image. Bokeh has also been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”. Differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause very different bokeh effects. Some lens designs blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce distracting or unpleasant blurring (“good” and “bad” bokeh, respectively). Photographers may deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions, accentuating their lens’s bokeh.

Bokeh is often most visible around small background highlights, such as specular reflections and light sources, which is why it is often associated with such areas. However, bokeh is not limited to highlights; blur occurs in all regions of an image which are outside the depth of field.’



And the Darkest Dark and the Prisoner.

Biko. I notice they’re not looking at the camera in the thumbnail.



The Black Hole Paradox.



Black Holes Eat Information. And a ‘faces in the cloud’ type face in the image.



‘We want information.’ And the Black Eye. Again the eyes are shielded in the pic.



And in the Cellar.

In ‘Underground Overground’ I observed that the village where I now live seems be a mirror of an underground military base – RAF Corsham – where I have all sorts of memories. There was also another RAF base close by as well – RAF Rudloe Manor. And again a similar scenario with the apartment where I previously lived.



And Alien and Skynet and No 1 Signals Unit. ‘Who Is Number 1 ?’ and living over Hellmouth. Maybe it’s just a movie.

From Wiki :

RAF Rudloe Manor is known as “Britain’s Area 51” since declassified secret files released at the National Archives indicated the site was the centre for UFO investigations in the 1950s.

The wider site continued as both a communications hub and home of various administrative units. No.1 Signals Unit was established to manage all UK terrestrial communications infrastructure for the RAF. With the launch of the UK Satellite Communications System, Skynet, in the late 1960s, the site of Controller Defence Communications Network (CDCN) was established. A spacecraft operations centre was established by 1001 Signals Unit, the spacecraft operations organisation, on a small enclave within the site, known as Hawthorn.

Here are some pics from Rudloe Manor.




And the cellar under my old apartment. Is The Prisoner simply an archetype and a self imposed reality ? Or is it more complicated ?




And there are Creepy Crawlies in the cellar.

It’s a bugs life.



From New Scientist :

Their shapes are so different that they look like five different species

But genetic studies have shown single species of nematode worm, newly discovered inside figs, can develop into five distinct forms. It is a striking example of physical divergence without genetic divergence.

“We were shocked,” says team member Erik Ragsdale of the University of Indiana. “It is remarkable and unusual.”

Young Pristionchus nematodes hitch a ride to new figs on the wasps that fertilise the figs. If you look inside the fig soon after the wasps arrive, only a small form of the nematode can be found. It has a simple tube-like mouth for feeding on microbes.

Three forms have teeth


But the offspring of these colonists can develop into five distinct forms: two that feed on microbes and three larger ones with bigger mouths equipped with rows of teeth, for catching other species of nematodes. “They have different ecological roles,” Ragsdale says.

Many animals, particularly insects, can develop into different forms depending on the environment, season or social cues – a phenomenon known as polyphenism. The white winter coats of many animals are a familiar example.

More dramatic examples include the moth Nemoria arizonaria, whose caterpillars grow to resemble oak catkins if they hatch in spring but oak twigs if they hatch later on.

Cannibal forms

In other animals including a few fish, birds, frogs and salamanders, there are distinct cannibalistic phenotypes with features such as larger mouths for eating their peers. And some arachnids have distinct forms armed with different weapons.

Some social insects do have even more than five forms – with two or more types of the soldier, worker and reproductive castes. “There is an enormous diversity of forms and tasks,” says Fred Nijhout of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, who studies insect polyphenisms and was not involved in the nematode research.

Most polyphenisms associated with different ecological roles, though, involve just two different forms. For a single species to have five different forms each with different ecological roles may be unique. “It is totally unexpected,” Nijhout says.



Time to break out.


9 thoughts on “In The Cellar

  1. Staring into the fault.

    Default: from Old French defaillir ‘to fail’ and Latin fallere ‘disappoint, deceive’.

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