Posted on May 19, 2017
This wrought iron balcony dates from about 1740 and is now on display in the Chateau des Ducs museum in Nantes. The pattern is complex enough on its own but the shadows add a further dimension.
Posted on April 7, 2017
This image of a ladder with its strong shadow is a good subject for monochrome treatment. Photograph taken at Taronga Zoo, Sydney.
Posted on February 9, 2017
Posted on November 30, 2016
While on holiday in Australia a few years ago, I chanced on a lizard soaking up the sun on the back of a bench in the grounds of a hotel in the Hunter Valley. With these talons, there was no way it was about to fall off.
Nikon D300 with 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens at 55mm. 1/640 sec at f5.6 ISO 200. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.
Macro Moments Week 21
Posted on September 22, 2016
More from St-Germain-de-Confolens this week. I should explain that the village’s main (effectively only) street runs more or less north to south alongside the Charente river. In practical terms that means that on sunny afternoons the shadows can be quite harsh. However, I think the doors are still worth looking at.
This door’s obviously still in use:
Unlike this one, opposite, of a closed-down restaurant…
…which echoes the colours of the building that houses the Post Office. The modern door doesn’t have a lot to say for itself, but I like the strong geometric shape of the security grilles:
Finally, my favourite of this week’s bunch – gloriously decrepit, with the finishing touch of a rose growing next to it:
Thursday Doors 22 September 2016
Posted on August 20, 2016
Posted on August 12, 2016
At a fête des fleurs in Magnac-Laval earlier this year, I couldn’t help noticing the shadow thrown by the back of this old chair, which presumably began life (quite a long time ago) somewhere on the Paris Metro. The weatherbeaten textures suit monochrome quite well.