Posted on April 10, 2018
This week, Frank has gone with the theme of ‘Breathe’ for his Tuesday Photo Challenge at Dutch Goes The Photo!
That’s not as straightforward as it might seem at first – or at least I didn’t find it so easy. I have plenty of images that portray something or somebody in the act of breathing, but it tends to be a background activity; breathing itself is very rarely the point of the picture.
However, applying a bit of lateral thinking….this is what happens when you (or, in this case, a grandson) breathes on a thin membrane of soap stretched on a hoop.
And since Frank was inspired to produce this prompt by a Pink Floyd song, doesn’t that bubble remind you a little of an early Floyd lightshow? (A: Yes.)
Posted on February 21, 2018
Posted on January 26, 2018
While visiting the restored medieval abbey of Noirlac last year, I was struck by this almost abstract composition of a curving staircase and austere stone walls. Another homage to M C Escher and suitable for Cee’s Black & White subject of ‘Walls’ this week.
Posted on January 11, 2018
The passage of millenia has weathered the sandstone of the ancient city of Petra into some fascinating shapes and colours, including this example.
Is it just me, or is that the head of a dinosaur about to graze on that bush?
Posted on December 28, 2017
Posted on November 15, 2017
It was during my ten years in Abu Dhabi that I bought my first DSLR, reigniting my interest in ‘serious’ photography. I spent part of one evening with my new camera sitting on its tripod on the balcony of our apartment doing an exercise recommended by the teacher of one of the weekend courses I took.
The idea was to use a long exposure (eight seconds in this case), during which a zoom lens should be rotated (as smoothly as possible) to give this abstract effect:
Posted on October 25, 2017
Last year, I took a whole series of photos of our friend Terry’s immaculately maintained Triumph motorcycle – including this very rounded, yet almost abstract, image of the crossbar and headlight.