Reflecting on Windows

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I normally try to avoid reflections in shots such as this, but on this occasion I thought the wisp of distorted clouds seems to give a slightly ethereal feel.

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City Facades

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I am in the process of building up a series called City Facades, and captured this one recently when in the USA. More of this series can be found in my sales gallery here

Shadowy Existence

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This is one of those rare images where I have re-visited a location to take further photographs. I was not happy with the first attempt. Thankfully was back in the city a year later, and actually remembered where the building was!

Simplism

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It is difficult to know how far to go with minimalism. Taking out too much detail can lead to blandness, whilst leaving in the detail can be distracting. In this image the intent was to see just how much detail I could remove to keep visual interest. For me this works, the essential part of the image being slight imperfections in the wall to compliment the simple composition.

The Big Shadow

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I often feature shadows in my images. Maybe my fascination with deep shadows is because they are a rarity here in the UK. Thankfully I get to travel to countries where the sun is not such a mysterious object in the sky.

Sihouettes and Shadows

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Although I rarely take photos of people, when I do, as in this image they are normally disguised by shadow or as a silhouette. From this spot I took in the region of 100 photos, and this is the only one where the subjects were in the right place and the shadows and silhouettes were, in my opinion, balanced just right.

Green, red, and shadow

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I include this photo as part of my Industrial Minimalism project. In reality however it is a retail store frontage with the shutters closed. I could change the name of the project to Industrial and Retail Minimalism but it doesn’t seem to have the same ring to it.

Shadow – rare UK siting

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Here in the UK we’re defintely a bit short on shadows, particularly over the last couple of months, so I thought I would post a rare sighting from last year. Needless to say, about an hour after this was taken the skies clouded over and we got the usual rain! Thankfully I travel overseas for work!

Gnasher

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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

Boring Photography

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Here is a comment I saw relating to a competition I entered recently:- “There are quite a few boring photos in the mix in this competition that dont (for me) capture any emotion or movement showcasing architecture. Taking a flat photo of a building 100 yards away is not exactly creative.”