24 July 2006

Morphing Stone PhotoG on TMA

With thanks to English Heritage and the Northumberland & Durham Rock Art Project
Finally got round to posting some PhotoG images of the morphing stone : http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/8209 thanks to English Heritage & N&DRAP for letting me use them, special mention to Joe Gibson & Paul Bryan.

4 comments:

george said...

Thanks for letting us get an idea of the PG Rich . Yet another handy tool although it has confirmed for me that my preferences are pics first with drawings(depending on the draughtsman) second and PG third.

Jan said...

Hi Rich,
Saw that amazing 3D pics on TMA and was wondering if those images show hidden features on the rock surface which could not be seen with the naked eye. It is strange but the 3D's do lack "texture" giving the motifs a kind of metallic coating.
Would you think the EH & DNRAP guys let me have some of their pics on BRAC too? Thanks!
Cheers,
Jan

rockrich said...

George, yep it can’t claim to be anything other than a useful tool. It may help to decipher some motifs, as it did the ‘Morphing Stone’, but you can’t beat good old photos & drawings in terms of aesthetics & giving a carving some soul. PhotoG just looks at the stone cold & discounts its environs, which obviously is important.

I understand the main reason for N&DRAP using photoG, is the ability to gather data in terms of carving depth measurement. It’s hoped that this will form a base dataset from which erosion levels can be determined from in the future.

Jan, I’m sure it’ll be ok, but I’ve emailed N&DRAP & EH just to make sure. I’ll send you an email when I receive an answer.

Cheers

Jan said...

Hi Rich,
Thanks a lot for asking opermission to put some of these fantastic PhotoG images to BRAC. They are in place now!
Just for the record, I've added one to your post too because I hope this Blog will be some sort of rock art history file.
Cheers,
Jan