Ferris wheels as tourist attractions are becoming a common site in many cities around the world . This is a reflection of the one in downtown Atlanta, the distortions in the reflective glass making it look quite surrreal. Fortunately I caught the light at the right time!
Sometimes the simplest looking of shots are the most difficult to take. Not only was it -15c (5F), I was up to my knees in snow, and was also closer to the building than I would have liked. This was making it diffuclt for me to get the right Continue reading
I don’t always see things in reflections other than beautiful abstractions. However in this particular reflection, part of my Abstritecture series, I see an angry red frog. Strangely, when I was taking the photo I didn’t see it, probably because Continue reading
Most of my photos are as a result of urban exploration, walking around cities looking for suitable images. On this occasion, however, I was driving by, on my way to a meeting, and this builidng just pooped out and me and said ‘take my photo’! Continue reading
I love the way that seemingly flat glass causes reflected images to distort. In some instances the otherwise abstract reflection can resemble real objects, in the same way that clouds. In this image, I think the distortion makes the reflection look like curtains. What do you see?
Viewers often mistake this photograph, which is part of my ‘abstritecture’ series, as a painting. It may be because the distortion that the warped glass causes gives the effect of brush strokes. It may also be that they don’t necessarily recognise it as Continue reading
This image looks very simple, but was so difficult to take and process. That was because the ‘black’ windows are actually mirrored, and the only suitable place to take this photo was standing on a mound looking straight on. Continue reading
When I see a good subject to photograph, I feel I have to hurry to get the shot. That may have been the case in this image, but it was a weekend and the construction crane reflected in the glass windows was not moving Continue reading
On 4th-5th July in Horsforth near Leeds, UK, I have a small exhibition of my prints at the Horsforth Centre as part of their ‘Walk of Art’. Sad as I am, I decided to find out which of the photos was taken the furthest from there, and it turned out to be this one taken in Santiago, Chile, 7293 miles away.
Sometimes, and only sometimes, an overcast grey sky is better than clear and blue. Had it been the latter on the day I took this photo, then the reflection on the open window may have been too blue and not provided the contrast I needed between the surrounding blue which was a result of the reflective colour used in the glass.
I am sure that some think that minimal urban photography doesn’t have time constraints. After all, buildings don’t move do they? Then again, it depends where your reference. Continue reading
I often get strange looks when I am out and about taking photographs, but on this occasion it was a strange question that I got. Whilst pointing my camera at this scene in Anchorage, Alaska, a passer by asked me if I had seen an eagle. Continue reading
Before motorways and railroads, canals were the blood vessels of industry in Great Britain. They were alive with barges transporting goods and raw materials to and from thousands of factories in booming cities around the country. Continue reading
Positioning to get the right image is one of the more challenging parts of urban photography. Stand too close and lens distortion may be a problem. Stand too far away and irritating distractions such as lamp posts or trees get in the way. Continue reading
Walk around any large city these days and you are likely to find buildings faced predominantly with reflective glass. I find these buildings an excellent canvas for abstract photography, and over the last couple of years have built up a series of what I call abstritecture.