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Dangerous Orkney skies?
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Dangerous Orkney skies?

Edwin Muir's poem 'The Horses' relates to a rural community (not necessarily Orkney) in the immediate aftermath of a nuclear war. It contains the line 'A plane plunged over us into the sea'. These pics represent three attempts to illustrate that line, in connection with a 2009 exhibition based on the poem. One of the three survived the critical gaze of the 'hanging committee'. Viewers who didn't see the exhibition itself may care to guess which one was hung. (They may well feel the photographer himself should have been hung.)
If the headland in the right-hand pic looks vaguely familiar it'll be because it's Row Head, flipped sideways.
Picture added on 28 February 2012 at 18:12
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Stromness

Painted Lady butterflyMV GraemsayVariety VoyagerStromness waterfront 1878Stone Pillars above Cuween CairnBombardier Stanley Florence SpenceMarine Survey Vessel Triton alongside NLB PierMrs Stevenson, possibly EvieBF901 Brilliant on the shore in StromnessAccordian Club, Kirkwall