Lines, details and shadows

You don’t need to use a dSLR to take photos which are good enough (referring to quality not taste) to put on social media.
You can use a compact camera or your phone (provided it has a camera!) and the results will be postable (PetaPixel - relative sensor sizes).

You will need to look around, though.


The photo above was taken at a pedestrian crossing. I noticed the stones first of all, and wanting to use their tiny shadows to best effect, I took the shot looking down. That was when I saw that the yellow markings added a splash of muted colour to the dull concrete and cement. Don’t be in too much of a hurry, take your time to see.


I took this shot a couple of minutes later. The shadow of the tree caught my eye and, with the fortunate positioning of the sun at this time of year and that time of day, the buildings across the street added their own geometry. Again, the muted colours add enough interest to enliven the image.

Obviously, you will need time to take photos, so allow an extra five minutes to your journey to work. Even better, use photography to get more exercise, go for a walk around and see what you can find. Keep your eyes open. Look up, down, all around - don’t forget to look behind you!

St George

Lleida 2012-11-27 at 15-55-57 - Version 2

After a short break (hours went missing from my days), I’m back with a little reflection on 23rd April in Catalonia.

What’s wrong with this photo?

Foragers at dawn

A family of ‘giants’ foraging in the pre-dawn light.
The same square as ‘Mother & Child - Plaça Blas Infante, Lleida.

For Oscar

Leaf and star
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Lord Darlington, Act III, Lady Windermere’s Fan.