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That Political Look (Two Photographs)

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There is a restaurant with two statues on the roof that I believe are meant to represent the Blues Brothers. I was walking by and it looked like an East German politician giving a speech. After many masks, Luminar’s A.I, Sky Enhancer, Photolemur and a bunch of other tricks in my software package I got the mood I was after.

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Wall Art (Two Photographs)

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If someone created this it would be called art but it’s probably all natural. So much the better, weather generated art. Infrastructure aging not gracefully perhaps but certainly in an interesting way. Just for the record I will give it dignity and call it wall art.


Shadows (Two Photographs)

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Shadows are under appreciated in photography. When I see a photograph with great shadows it’s the one thing that is almost never discussed. I think this is because there is noise in shadows and photographers choose not to focus on noise. Here is a photograph that but for shadows there would be no photograph.


Brutalism or Compromise (Three Photographs)

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Brutalist architecture, like art nouveau or Bauhaus are loved by some hated by others. I am sure cost is a reason why glass and concrete are so widely used and more complex approaches are history.  Of these the standing pipe is a favourite of mine, the brutal windows are simply a bad example of modern architecture, and the wall etching too mechanical to be real art and just a distraction from glass and steel construction.


Shapes and Forms (Two Photographs)

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My eye is caught by interesting shapes and forms. Often the best way of capturing the idea is in Black and White because there are fewer distractions from the essential elements of the photograph. An added bonus is to be able to affect the tonality of the photo with colour filters.


Doors (Three Photographs)

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On my walks I cannot resist doors, few of which end up meriting processing but a few stand out for their creativity, style texture etc. My fascination probably lies more with the quirky designs than what might be behind the doors.


Antique Finds (Two Photographs)

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I took these shots with my Fuji XT-2 at an antique fair in an old barn. I have seen quite a few photographs like these, especially kitchenware in museum collectionssimple, detailed and concentrating on shape and form.