Posts tagged “Intimate Urban Landscape

Banal (Two Photographs)

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The word “banal” is more substantive and positive sounding than boring. The banal sights around us sometimes need to be captured by artists not just for historical reasons, but because we forget the complexity of modern life. The hydrant goes down a story underground to meet up with water pipes but all we see is a colourful and functional tool.


Street Glass (Two Photographs)

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I found these as they are. They made me look twice and that is my objective, to shoot photographs that make people look (often popularly called “impact”). There is a lot of “language” in photography, some is not entirely clear to everyone and I have seen several dictionaries on line, none of them complete.


Intimate Street Scapes (Two Photographs)

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Long time readers of this blog will know that I love a good walk in the city with my camera, weather permitting. There seems to be some new detail around every corner, things well worth capturing.


City Quirks (Three Photographs)

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I have had a great deal of fun taking photos like these, call them intimate urban landscapes. They lend themselves to a bit of creativity and thought. They also permit some creative editing (removing the odd poster or an out of place paint streak).


An Example (Two Photographs)

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I try to spend as little time processing as I can. Three of the many things I spend time on are the crop, the horizon (the straightening of the photo), and white balance. In this case the crop is unusual, the inclusion of the door unsettles what might have been minimalist photography. And while my intention was always to produce a black and white version I did work on the colour before the conversion to black and white (the white balance was problematic due to a cyan colour cast). The fixes I mention take time, but without the effort the results would not be to my liking.


A Daunting Defence (Two Photographs)

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Window bars can be artistic or daunting, the jail-like look of some buildings is overkill.  The mood of this photo is much enhanced, in my view, in black and white. I did play with the colour a bit in the second photo to make it more interesting.


Bikes (Three Photographs)

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I looked at these photographs, all taken on different days, and saw a theme. The bright colours bring the photos together, and with a common element make a nice collection. Difficult weather and other considerations are keeping me in the city and out of the forest but thankfully not away from my camera!