Photography 101: Triumph

My grandson triumphantly raises his arms as his bowling ball heads down the lane for a strike. As a point of information, this is the boy who was taking a peek at his brother here. Oh, and the plaster cast came about after he jumped out of a tree. As any self-respecting six-year old would, obviously.

Photography 101: Double

These popped up together earlier this year in a window box that had been sewn with an unspecified seed mixture. Respecting the brief for today’s challenge, the image has been rotated 90° anti-clockwise into a landscape view, which certainly looks more compelling than the ‘as shot’ portrait mode (look at it sideways and you’ll see what I mean).  

Photography 101: Edge

The weir on the Vienne river at Confolens provides a clear edge itself, as well as linking the two banks (also edges).

Photography 101: Glass

No visit to Venice would be complete without a trip to to the island of Murano to see the glassblowers at work. This is how it all begins.

Photography 101: Treasure

Today’s image is a close-up detail of one of the exhibits at the International Quilt Show in Dubai in 2012, showing a camel train laden with treasure. Quilters’ work, often incredibly detailed and painstaking, is itself something to be treasured.

Photography 101: Landscape

The Arabian peninsula isn’t just endless sand dunes. This is a view of the Hajar Mountains in Oman, although the photograph was taken from Hatta, which is in the emirate of Dubai (so Dubai isn’t just skyscrapers and traffic jams either).

Photography 101: Swarm

Not exactly a swarm, or a particularly technically adept photograph, but an interesting story. The two men in the microlight are researching the habits of these geese. For about two weeks, weather permitting, they would fly over our house early in the morning. As time went on, they attracted more and more birds to fly along with them. Haven’t seen them for a while:…

Photography 101: Moment

My grandson laughs at his own reflection while his twin brother takes a peek.  

Photography 101: Architecture

A view of – a small part of – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. In ‘real’ life, of course, this would be shimmering white marble (topped with gold) against a clear blue sky.

Photography 101: Colo(u)r

This photograph was taken earlier this summer at an exhibition of old agricultural equipment in the nearby village of Lesterps. It shows the engine casing of a very well cared-for old tractor. I haven’t post-processed the image in any way, apart from a crop for reasons of aesthetic balance. It really is this colo(u)r.