I always think there’s something hauntingly beautiful about trees in winter. I’ve left this shot in colour, but it’s almost black and white. The skyscape seemed to be a fitting herald for the forecast snow. I wonder how many snowstorms that tree has faced?It's kind to share!
Black and white photography is often referred to as monochrome or in other words, one colour. However, monochrome doesn’t have to be black and white; it can be any single colour of your choice. In nature, one obvious choice is green. Here, I have used a wide lens opening (aperture) to give a shallow depth of field, so that the dock plant stands out in sharp focus against a blurred background.It's kind to share!
Ecclesiastical architecture is often both an incredible source of shape and line, and a proliferation of stunning detail. This example – an East Midlands parish church – doesn’t disappoint. It’s worth remembering that all this was designed and built long before the time of computers, of even power tools as we have them now. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, have a look at the vine detail at the bottom of the arch, each side!It's kind to share!
I only found this plant today. I’ve never seen anything quite like it before. The lower, rounded, part of the flower heads varied between about 60 and 80 millimetres, and they weren’t particularly prickly. In fact, there were no spikes on these plants at all. Shortly after I came across these flowers, I found out that they were planted for the benefit of bees and butterflies – an idea I love!It's kind to share!
Walking down a lane today after visiting a friend, I noticed several lovely flowers, including this one. I always love honeysuckle; its scent and colours are amazing. But what I loved this time especially, was the sheer concentration of shapes and lines in this view. After a busy afternoon, I enjoyed just stopping to observe something that was completely natural.It's kind to share!
I noticed this young swan in Wollaton Park today. I love the effect of broken reflections such as those in this shot. If you enlarge the picture, you’ll find interesting patterns in the swan’s feathers, too. You can even see a drop a water, falling from its beak – I couldn’t have captured that if I’d tried!It's kind to share!
I captured this image only today, and when I first viewed it, I thought I’d try a black-and-white conversion (it was almost entirely green and white, anyway) so as to emphasise shape and line. See what you think…It's kind to share!
I was just out looking for anything remotely seasonal, today. I didn’t find any holly berries, but this mass of ivy caught my eye. I always think ivy has a tremendous amount of intriguing shape and line; an interesting kind of mental refreshment, if you like.It's kind to share!
… As any good alphabet book will tell you. I know, because I had one. In all my years, I haven’t forgotten this valuable piece of information. What the alphabet books don’t tell you, however, is just how visually amazing apples are, when you look at them carefully. Marvellous in shape, outline, and patterns of marking. Just take a few moments to look at something as well-known as this, and perhaps It will convince you how blind we often are.
I’m taking the ‘Alphabet Challenge’ that has once again begun here, at Podcast.
One wet evening, when noboby else was around in this part of the park, I just stopped to capture this arrargement of shape and line.
Thousands of people walk through here, on a pleasant Saturday or Sunday. How many notice, I wonder?