Sometimes it is worthwhile to forget the broader picture and look in at some of the details. Patterns and textures present themselves if you look for them.
There’s no particular connection between the photos this week – they are all parts of buildings that simply caught my eye.
The first two portraits this week have connections to earlier posts in a different category – old machinery. They also have a connection with old boats.
Just before Christmas in 2006 we went to Prague for a spur of the moment break. It was there that I started noticing how beautiful some of the metal work in the streets was and a mini-obsession was born! Many of the streets are cobbled which adds another texture to the images. I have no idea what purpose some of them serve!
Photographing birds is notoriously difficult! I can’t stop myself from trying and, among the many duds there are occasionally the odd “keeper”. In today’s post, some are birds that I was pleased to see in our garden, others are as much for the setting as the bird itself.
These are some more of my photos of musicians crafting their music. As in previous posts, the intention is to try to capture the feel of the music as well as the artist creating it. The first five are some of the members of a “collective” of free-improvising musicians who met once a month to explore together. The final image is our son, Ed, playing on stage in Bournemouth.
Trees are magnificent complex organisms. Whether standing alone or crowded into a woodland they have a beauty that can stop you in your tracks to just wonder at them.
Having selected these images and drafted this post, I received an email from my sister, Bena. She had made friends on line with an environmental campaigner, Joannah Stutchbury, partly because they share the same unusual surname. Joannah’s mission in life was to protect the Kiambu Forest, on the outskirts of Nairobi from encroachment by developers, for which she had received several death threats. On Thursday last week she was murdered as she returned home. It is a truly shocking event that can’t be condemned strongly enough. Bena has started a petition which you can sign “here” if you would like to support the continuation of Joannah’s work.
I’m continuing here with more examples from my collection of manhole covers and other ironworks that we walk and drive over, often without noticing the design work that goes into producing a functional object. These are all examples from here in Ireland.