Posted on April 4, 2015
This image was taken as part of an assignment on a ‘Beginners’ photography course I took in Abu Dhabi. The technique involves mounting a camera with a zoom lens on a tripod, setting a long exposure and then rotating the zoom while taking the picture. Obviously it works best at night, as here, and it does provide some vey arresting, Matrix-like images.
Posted on April 2, 2015
Anything to do with phones is this week’s Black & White Photo Challenge. I can’t imagine how to make a phone – of whatever vintage – interesting, although there’s a certain wry amusement to be gleaned from seeing a picture of what at first glance looks like a housebrick but on closer inspection proves to be an eighties ‘mobile’ (think Gordon Gekko).
Anyway, with modern day phones being largely generic in their external appearance, it seemed to me that what differentiates them is their personalised home page; so here is a screenshot of mine.
I would just like to point out that the background image is most definitely not a selfie.
Posted on March 28, 2015
What could be more ephemeral than a firework?
Posted in response to the latest WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.
Posted on March 27, 2015
Bathrooms aren’t the most obvious source of photographic inspiration, so I’m indebted to Cee for forcing me to use a bit of imagination for a change. This is a close-up of the rather complicated arrangement of taps (or ‘robinets’ in French) on the side of my bath.
Posted in response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photography Challenge.
Posted on March 21, 2015
Detail from a display of fresh fruit and vegetables at the Rialto market in Venice.
Posted in response to the latest WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge
Posted on March 20, 2015
Posted on March 14, 2015
This is a detail from one of the underpasses – each individually designed – that are dotted along the Corniche in Abu Dhabi.
Posted as a response to this week’s Photo Challenge.