Posted on November 20, 2019
Many years ago, I did a weekend beginners’ photography course in Abu Dhabi. We were let loose for an hour or so to snap away at whatever took our fancy, and I came across this graffito on the floor of the compound. So I took out my wallet and posed it underneath.
I still have that wallet; and it’s still empty.
Posted on September 10, 2019
Frank’s theme this week is ‘Focus’. We’re all supposed to try and get our images pin-sharp, apparently, but sometimes a little judicious out-of-focus or bokeh seems to make the focus stand out even more.
Posted on October 24, 2018
This old tractor, seen at a nearby display of old agricultural machinery, has certainly been well driven and it’s undoubtedly colourful, so fits the brief for Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge this week.
Posted on September 12, 2018
You could argue all night about what is the photographer’s greatest friend, but I’d have to say that a red foreground object must be among the frontrunners.
Imagine how dull this picture would be without that red railing.
[Taken in Oman in about 2004 with my first ever digital camera, a plucky little Olympus 3mp compact]
Posted on September 27, 2017
This essentially unexciting window in the centre of the town of Aubusson comes to life thanks to its freshly-painted, vibrant red shutters.
Posted on September 1, 2017
The theme for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is ‘Shadows’. This is the top of a ladder which allows sailors to step down into their boats from the jetty at Saint Andrews harbour, in Scotland. The low, bright sunlight casts strong shadows on and from the freshly painted metalwork – too red not to apply some selective colour to the image.
Posted on November 2, 2016