Posted on January 21, 2022
This rather stark, quasi-abstract image obviously requires some explanation. It’s a skyscape of course, but the cables are what carry the electricity from the nearest substation – about three miles away – to the outlying hamlets, including Tranquility Base.
These cables are strung from a long line of concrete posts that run all the way along the side of the road. Except in this case the post has been replaced by what can only be described as a forked tree branch, incongruous among the concrete. I suppose they know what they’re doing.
The chemtrail of the plane passing overhead is important in adding depth and context to the image.
CMMC 19 January 2022
Posted on September 17, 2021
Patterns of reflections and diffraction from a half-full (or should that be half-empty?) glass of water sitting on our dining table.
Posted on June 30, 2021
Posted on May 19, 2021
This abstract tapestry hangs in the Museum of Tapestry in the town of Aubusson. Predominantly black and white(ish), it’s leavened by a few splashes of colour.
Posted on April 15, 2021
It’s colour week for Cee’s Midweek Challenge this week and the chosen colour is light or neon green.
Handily, another of the panes of stained glass in the suncatcher that I featured a couple of weeks ago here fits the bill, and is a pleasingly abstract image (which reminds me a little of a slide under a microscope).
Posted on October 18, 2019
Cee’s theme for hew Black & White Challenge this week is ‘Walkways, Hallways and Elevators’. This may be stretching a point, but this complex geometric pattern of wood inlay is on the floor of what could be described as a hallway in the Chateau at Azay-Le-Ferron. It’s impressive enough in real life but is even more striking in monochrome.
Posted on October 15, 2019
A very interesting challenge from Frank this week. He invites us to go to our back catalog(ue) and take a new look at an old image – probably something we could all benefit from doing more often.
This is part of the exterior of a hotel on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The original – reproduced in the smaller photo below – is pretty ho-hum: no doubt why I’ve never done anything with it. However, after some cropping and ‘popping’ in Lightroom post-processing it becomes a more striking abstract geometric composition.
Posted on September 11, 2019
Posted on September 3, 2019
Posted on March 5, 2019
This image is multi-tasking as my entry this week for both Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge with the theme of ‘Round’ and Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, where the subject is “Patterns‘.
It is a photograph of one of the magnificent crystal chandeliers in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, captured by setting my camera’s auto-timer and laying it on the floor of the prayer hall, pointing up at the ceiling.