Posted on November 18, 2014
Posted on November 17, 2014
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.
Posted on November 14, 2014
Q: What lies in the blackness to which the eye is irresistibly drawn?
A: The basement. This was taken (with a Blackberry) leaning over the emergency stairwell on the 23rd floor of my old office building in Abu Dhabi.
The idea of depth – and therefore mystery – depends crucially on the sunlight shining in through the glass exterior from the right, producing the shadows on the stairs on that side and the highlights on the metalwork on the left.
Posted on November 13, 2014
Although I’m as secular as they come, I do appreciate the architecture of churches and cathedrals.
Typically, though, the interiors of these buildings are largely of grey stone and emanate anything but warmth. However, this church, in the medieval town of Chauvigny, is an exception, especially when, as in this image, natural sunlight streams through the high windows above the altar.
Posted on November 12, 2014
This certainly comes under the category of nature. Despite appearances, it’s not a cartoon octopus but actually a chrysanthemum bud, which I took in early September this year in our garden.
Thinking about looking at common things from a different perspective, I rotated the image 90 degrees clockwise, which I think makes it a bit more interesting.
Posted on November 11, 2014
Another image from Petra. This time, the famous Nabataean Treasury but from a more unusual perspective (as per the suggestions in the assignment).
I also like the juxtaposition of the carved monument and the rough stone on the right: like a particularly spectacular ‘before and after’.
I’ve posted some more abstract images from Petra here.
Posted on November 10, 2014
This bridge connects two parts of the site at Petra and is the only feasible way of reaching some of the largest rock carvings.
Madame, who has a fear of heights, was not happy having to cross over this rather ramshackle affair, especially with the shadow pointing to the bottom of the fifty-foot deep ravine that it spans.