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This is supposed to be a cheer you up picture. In part inspired by Barbara Manzi-Fe I spent a little time this morning thinking about what photographs are for. Of course they have a myriad of uses, but one of their characteristics is that they often reflect the feelings and thoughts of the time they were taken. They reflect a mood.

Sometimes, they are used as propoganda; not so much to reflect a mood but so as to try to influence the mood of the viewer. This one is about the recent/current financial crisis. I have been finding the news, so full of gloom, increasingly depressing and stressful. I know it really is serious, but I do wonder whether the media are motivated to hype things up a bit to make it more news worthy.

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