OK, I’ve not completely lost it today, even if I am posting an image of a drain. Bear with me, and let me explain.
A few weeks’ ago I was on a photo walk where a couple of the participants became really interested in drain covers. I’d been talking about how photography encourages us to look afresh at the world and notice new things, and so they started to notice those. Not a very inspiring subject, you might imagine – until you really start to notice them in detail!
There is in fact a huge variety of styles, sizes and designs. The text embossed on them can be intriguing (as in my example, what is a Class B drain cover?). The design of the grills varies. And the nature, shape and texture of the detritus that gathers in and around them can also be wide-ranging. And if you think I am completely obsessed, then just check out the sheer range of manhole covers on offer at this stock photo company’s website.