Photography 101: Warmth

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.

Warmth

Photography 101: Landmark

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.

Landmark

Photography 101: Solitude

This image was taken in Abu Dhabi and is the exterior of the building in which I used to work. Luckily, I wasn’t a window-cleaner like this poor guy, suspended about 200 feet above the ground with an awful lot of windows to clean. I can imagine he felt rather alone.

Solitude

Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

Another picture from Dubai Mall, this time of a diver on a wall of water.

Descent

Venice: behind the mask

Carnival Mask

Some images from a recent trip to Venice. No gondolas, no Piazza San Marco and definitely no selfies.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag

This is one of the glass and steel ceilings of Dubai Mall (yes, I know it’s upside down: it just looks better this way).

Zigzag

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

Another staircase, this time from a hotel in Paris (which, fortunately, was also equipped with a lift).

staircase