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Catching whispers on the Kent coast.

Now the photographic judge at the competition didn’t like this one at all. “Too much lens flare”. Knob, I thought, it’s supposed to be there, and it has meaning…

 

Catching sound waves

Catching sound waves

 

These are the sound mirrors at Denge in Kent. Designed to catch the sound of incoming aircraft before the invention of radar made them redundant.

Concrete whisper catchers

Concrete whisper catchers

 

Imagine that, a faint whisper in the skies above France and the hope to hear it on the shores of Kent. What ingenuity!

 

Parabolic beauty

Parabolic beauty

 

A curve to capture sound

A curve to capture sound

 

But how to photograph a whisper and a sound? Well I substituted one wavelength for another, and pictured light instead of sound waves. Now the judge knew these were sound mirrors, but he didn’t get the analogy. So much for the judge, they always default to cliche anyway (too much lens flare indeed…).

 

Catching the sound waves on camera...

Catching the sound waves on camera…

 

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