Sometimes converting images to black and white works, sometimes not. in this case I had little choice, as the steel structure was very monochrome. In fact, going back to the unedited file, I can’t tell if I ever converted it, although there may have been a slight cyan cast in the shadows.
Isn’t it funny how we remember things from our youth, and yet forget why we just went into the kitchen. As soon as I saw this image it reminded me of Gnasher, the pet dog of Dennis the Menace in the British comic strip from the Beano, Continue reading
Most of my minimalist photography is based on straight lines, and this is no exception, except that on this occasion there is a twist where the building has a curved corner. Using a slightly angled view avoids converging lines whilst emphasising the curve.
It is amazing how the camera can lie. Whilst this image depicts peace and tranquility, pointing my lens in another direction would have painted a very different picture. Right behind me were the towering buildings of lower Manhattan, a busy city street,
At the time of taking this photo, I was desperately trying to avoid the handrail and just concentrate on the framed black squares. However, in order to allow for cropping later I composed a wider shot including the rail. Continue reading
I would like to express my thanks to all the architects around the world who obviously think of us photographers when designing buildings. Why else would they come up with the elaborate facade of this city centre car park? Continue reading
Beauty can be found in seemingly the most unattractive subject. This is actually the side wall of a toilet block near a beach; imagine the looks I was getting taking this one! I resisted showing this anywhere for some time, Continue reading
The average number of shots I take per subject is typically around 4 or 5, but this is normally for still images such as walls or buildings. When moving subjects are involved, then this can increase significantly, for obvious reasons. Continue reading
Negative space is often used as a feature in many genres of photography, and particularly the minimal style. I find it fascinating that nothing can be so interesting. Somehow it draws the eye in, and adds intrigue.