I’VE BEEN LOOKING forward to testing out Bryce 6 on my new computer and, as always
when I install a 3D landscape program, I pop in a terrain, a water plane and a cloud
plane and come up with a desert island but by coincidence an almost identical sea
stack appeared briefly on David Attenborough’sHorizon film How Many People Can the
Earth Support?, a survey that wasn’t all gloom and doom as you might expect but showed
that we’re beginning to address the problems with our customary human ingenuity.
The sea stack in the film had a frosting of snowy white sea birds nesting on it,
so the next question might be How Many Gannets Can the Sea Stack Support?, the answer
to which must run into the thousands if not tens of thousands.
The Three Nuns
Here are three characters from my Walks in Robin Hood’s Yorkshire, the Three Nuns
carved above the door of the public house of the same name near Kirklees Park, once
the site of Kirklees Priory where Robin was bled to death by the Prioress. To be
bled was a regular treatment for many ailments, particularly inflammation and I guess
that, as today, there was always a chance that the treatment would go wrong.
However all the Robin Hood ballads blame the Prioress, along with co-conspirator
Sir Roger de Doncaster.
Each character I come across in my research I feel I could devote a whole booklet
to. The nuns of Kirklees certainly have a story to tell.
Rendering a 3D scene is a time-consuming process but my new computer was able to
transform the basic wire frame 3D design view into a photo-realistic scene in a matter