When I ripped off the ivy that was clinging to one of our wooden fences, not only did it leave behind the scars from the clinging menace, but it also revealed a hidden snail, which was probably only looking for a quiet life.
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 Except in this case the post has been replaced by what can only be described as a forked tree branch, incongruous among the concrete.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.
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).
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.
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.