Architecture

Modern With Trees (Two Photographs)

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The title is a satire of some of the titles of photographs I see in museums. They either say too much or too little. With respect to the photos, the first is of a giant tea kettle with a small conifer that is supposed to rotate, but hasn’t since the kettle was put up. The second is of a commercial building also with shiny bits that back onto a park. In both cases I chose camera angles that I thought would make these shots have the most impact.


Straight Lines (Three Photographs)

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These are more in my post boxes and numbers series. The issue I wanted to raise is that with all the fancy transform and upright tools in editing programs, they only go so far. One thing about most buildings is that if you look closely enough there are no straight lines. I do battle with this every time and there are always anomalies, sometimes interesting in and of themselves, but often just plain annoying. Worth giving the problem a good go and get as much right as possible. But I would not warp reality to fix it.


Brutal Urban Landscape (Two Photographs)

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These are somewhat abstract but the subject is brutal urban landscape or just plain brutalism, with just a hint of the natural. How they sell this architecture is sometimes confounding, though I am sure it helps with snow removal. My take on the scene was to make use of the lines and shadows, it was a way I thought that would make this scene interesting.


Numbers (Three Photographs)

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I took these in chrome colour setting in my Fuji camera, and I processed them in adobe standard colour. This resulted in this almost pastel colour scheme. It’s colour that I think gives a cold day character. I have used this numbers theme before and it seems a useful and interesting way to look for things to shoot. It gives a different perspective to the urban landscape, scenes not normally considered photogenic.


Abandoned? (Two Photographs)

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This building has been like this for some time, though I think its days are numbered. It’s on a major artery and I stood back as far as I could. Waited for a pause in the street and pedestrian traffic to get a clean shot. I doubt I am alone in a fascination with a building that looks half abandoned and cracking in the middle. It’s opposite a photography store so the chances are its been used for a backdrop many times. To some degree photographers are responsible one way another to document things and before it goes I wanted a shot of this building that has long intrigued me.


Bird Houses (Three Photographs)

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I found these on a walk with my camera. Simple and straightforward. The colours were great but the subject melted a little into the background. So I added contrast and bit of saturation, which also helped the black and white photo.


Building in Snow (Two Photographs)

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The first of these is in colour and then I went monochrome. Snow as usual was a touch blue, the building too green and a few odd things in windows all fixed in post-processing. The end result is a moody shot on a moody day.