Posted on November 19, 2014
Posted on November 18, 2014
A view of – a small part of – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
In ‘real’ life, of course, this would be shimmering white marble (topped with gold) against a clear blue sky.
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.