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Bath Stone Column

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Bath. The City of mellow stone, an air of respectability and people who want to promenade in their finest. The colour of the stone and the buildings it graces, almost makes you want to spend money. Carved columns become the norm in this Palladian playground and you can’t help but photograph them.

I really wanted to render this image in black and white and I’m sure it would have looked good, displaying subtle graduations in tone. However, it would have lost something. It would have lost the warmth. The stone captures the sun and then only slowly lets its warmth ooze back out.

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Building – It’s Complicated

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I originally called this photo Building. In Street Photography you are told to ‘have people in it’ and ‘simplify the image’. In this one, I’ve done neither. There are no people in it and it’s complicated.

There’s a lot going on; the concrete fluting, the windows in the background, the trees, both in reflection in the windows and on the street to the right and then there are the shadows.

It may not be Street Photography but you can’t say there’s no visual interest 🙂

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All Kinds of Sign

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You can walk past a sign every working day and never notice it. Normally, I’m too busy getting from A to B but with starting from scratch and trying to put myself more into photography, I’m becoming more observant. I walk slower, I look up, I look around…

I saw this sign, bearing no relation to what is currently there. It has clung on, fading as time eats at its presence. There is the cliché ‘the patina of age’ that applies here but I think the Japanese have a better one; Wabi Sabi. I read it as perfection out of imperfection and there is a great article here at Utne.com

All kinds…

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