This really is a very simple image. At first glance it looks like a glass tunnel that goes to infinity. In fact it’s one of many domed ceiling lights that can be found in older buildings, in this instance in the National Museum of Wales. It’s positioned over a grand staircase and allows light to flow into the building
Slightly abstract image here. Made up of three different textures. Concrete, water and sand. The colours and contrast have been exaggerated massively to create more impact. The shot was made looking downwards from a seaside carpark (lower left of frame) into the water (middle of frame) with the submerged boat ramp on the right side of the frame. I think though that knowing this makes the picture less interesting.
A very simple image that just shouts F R A N C E. Obviously the signage gives more than a clue but to my mind its the architecture and colours too.
This simple shot was taken almost a year ago. The weather had brought everything to a standstill. My wife couldn’t get to work, so by lunchtime we did the only thing we could and that was to dress up warm and walk to the pub. We went the scenic way (also the quickest). This pic was taken on our way to the St Julians pub. This group of trees is known locally as ‘The devils circle’. High contrast shows it off to its best.
The location of this photograph was on the edge of the Black Mountains in the Brecon National park. It’s a great place to visit in any season. The shot was composed using a fairly long telephoto lens. I love the way these lenses compress and compact the view. What struck me when looking at the scene was the sense of isolation that the cottage has. From what I could see there was no road going to it, just a small path. I’d like to think I’d be happy living in a remote place like this but I’m sure the reality would pose some real issues and problems.
I normally only post one image per blog but here I’ve included a second that is framed quite differently. It omits the steep cliff face on the right hand side of the first image and to my mind gives a different feel.
I took this photograph about nine months ago. I’d planned a photo shoot along the river Exe estuary. My original plan was to leave Newport at about 5.30am to arrive at the northern most point of the estuary (near Exeter) and work my way along the shoreline toward Exmouth. That was the plan. In reality I slept right through my alarm finally getting out of bed about 8am.
In the end I arrived about 1.30pm and gradually travelled southwards as per original plan but obviously much later in the day. As it worked out things couldn’t have gone much better. I caught an amazing ‘Golden hour” (actually more like 35 minutes). This was my final shot of the day. The light had faded very quickly but I managed to snap this shot of a solitary looking building against the late evening sky.
Although quite a few years old this building (Newport University) still looks very contemporary. The wood, welsh slate, steel and other materials really compliment each other in this fantastic design. It’s constructed on the west bank of the river Usk and very near the town centre. Well worth getting up close to. It looks fab from all sides imo.
Here’s a simple snap taken on my iPhone. I liked the shape of the building (Plymouth University) from the outside but on the inside it seemed even more impressive. The relative wide angle of the iPhone captured the scene with ease. Monochrome rather than colour seemed the obvious choice.