Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Scrapyard: Battery Lace

Battery Lace

This old battery terminal cabling from a truck caught my eye. In other circumstances from other material it might be considered beautiful. It had indeed been put to one side since its new cannibalistic owneres obviously feel it has remaining usefulness and coud be sold. For these guys, thérefore, it has a kind of beauty which could be turned to gold. It is however a kind of utilitarian beauty which does not even warrant a clean up.

Clearly beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Scrapyard: Skip Texture

Skip Texture

Some commented on the texture and colour in the skip from yesterday's post - It's a Gas.

Here is a closer view of the side of the skip (from another angle) showing the yellow almost vanished to be replaced by a beautiful undulating rust texture.

I love capturing textures and patterns in photographs, particularly where they are items which are commonly ignored. There are many on my hard drive - perhaps I will do a textures week sometime.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Scrapyard: It's a Gas

It's a Gas

The decision for a theme this week is 'Scrapyard'. Back in February, I had a little time with nothing better to do, so I took my trusty camera off for a day out to the scrapyard. It is relatively easy to take beautiful pictures which are well received of photogenic subjects such as babies, buildings and wildlife. there is, however, a wealth of opportunity in places such as scrapyards.

These bottles form a small multicoloured family. I loved the colours and the textures in the (what was once) yellow of the skip behind.

I have added David Kapp - life kapptured to my small selection of links (two at the moment) to outstanding blogs with high quality pictures - check it out if you have not already!

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Around Buckingham: Invasion of Ivy

Overgrown Window

This overgrown window detail is a picture I like.

Technically it is not good and does not necessarily represent my best photography. It does though show a detail showing how a number of 'ordinary' buildings (i.e. not one of the normal tourist ones like public buildings) around here look.

The reason I took it is not for the building, rather the invasion of nature into the man-made structure. The building is several hundred years old, but you know nature will get it back in the end.

Tomorrow I will start a new set of photos. Not sure what yet though - perhaps trees, perhaps a random set.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Around Buckingham: Paladin Bridge

Paladin Bridge

This is the Paladin Bridge at Stowe Gardens.

There is a massive array of things to photographe there - architecture, plants & trees, wildlife, people ...

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Around Buckinham: Davey Brothers

Davey Brothers

This old workshop was once the focal point of a thriving business.

I have tried to give it the look of an old newspaper story.

Ironically, the aged picture and the run down subject work photographically, but in reality it should be one or the other!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Around Buckingham: Columns and Shadows

Columns and Shadows

These columns with their shadows provide a setting for a perspective photograph with depth.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Around Buckingham: The Church

Buckingham Church

A different angle on a much photographed subject.

I love to make some of these buildings look like they are looming over the viewer. I have taken a number of postcard style versions of this church, but I prefer this one.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Around Buckingham: The Mill

Buckingham Mill

The reflections attracted me to this old mill in Buckingham near where I live.

I am on my way to Germany this morning, hence the post at an ungodly hour! :-)

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Around Buckingham: The Old Gaol

Buckingham Gaol

This week, I am kicking off with a set around Buckingham - a towin in UK where I live.

This is the Old Gaol taken at an angle with an interesting sky.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Red Carriage

Red Carriage

I was wandering around Buckinghamshire Railway Museum in Quainton the other day and saw this carriage. I really like bold colours and simple compositions.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Red Tiled House

Red Tiled House

I took this picture whilst wandering around Celle in Germany where I am working at present. The evening light on the tiles attracted me to it.

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I am new to the world of blogging.

Not sure if it will be the right thing for me, but I am looking to put some photos up over time.


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