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Imperfect beauty

I learned a new term yesterday, thanks to my good friend Scott in New York, who commented on yesterday’s image and introduced me to the Japanese phrase wabi-sabi.  According to Wikipedia, this refers to an aesthetic of beauty which is … Continue reading

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Reflecting windows

At first glance, today’s image looks very neat and symmetrical, but on careful examination it’s full of untidy disruptions to that sense of order.  One of the columns of windows sits slightly recessed from the others, carving a deeper line … Continue reading

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Textured surface

When I’m teaching new photographers, one of the things which seems to excite people most is the move from Auto to Aperture-Priority function, allowing the photographer to control the depth of field in their image.  In basic principle, it is … Continue reading

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Sunset

I promised landscape after the last few days of abstract meanderings, so here we go.  Sunset pictures are often considered to be principally about the colours, but I think that’s only part of the story – the shape of the … Continue reading

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Just noticing

As you will no doubt have spotted, things catching my eye are a regular feature of these posts.  For me, a key part of photography is “just noticing” what is around you.  That’s not to say it’s artless, as there’s … Continue reading

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Pattern in the sky

I recently caught part of a TV programme my partner was watching about the architecture of new houses.  One of the architects was explaining how he had been inspired by a photograph taken looking up at the sky through the … Continue reading

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Patterns and rust

I had the pleasure of taking two people on a night-time photo walk of London a few days ago.  One of them commented that a key challenge of photography is actually finding the time to do it; and one of … Continue reading

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