A photograph dating back to the early 1980s. The block of flats are in Sheffield, but which one of more than half a dozen concrete forests it is, I am not sure. The branches of the tree provide rare relief from the harsh lines of concrete.
Sunday, 22 November 2015
Another Scan from an old colour slide which dates back, I think, to 1973. The scan revealed an old, scratched, partly degraded view of little interest to anyone; so it was ideal for a little Photoshop experimentation. The results have a feel of Turner crossed with the Impressionists.
Friday, 20 November 2015
I took this picture thirty years ago. It shows the lower highway of the Tinsley Viaduct (the upper highway carries the M1 motorway) just outside Sheffield and adjacent to the Meadowhall Shopping Centre. There is something quite pleasing about the curve of the concrete.
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Strange colours over the Huddersfield Broad Canal. Perhaps it is climatic conditions in the upper atmosphere. Perhaps it is chemical residue from the waters of the canal. Perhaps it is too heavy a hand on the Photoshop filters.
Thursday, 12 November 2015
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Spain doesn't do town planning particularly well. Buildings of every type, every style and every state of repair cuddle up with each other like wartime Londoners is an air raid shelter. Cables are strung from any convenient pole or parapet, and if there is any cable left it simply gets looped around and left to dangle.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
As so often, you take a photograph in an instant. A passing impression. But when you get home and look at the image in more detail you wish you could be transported back to that same moment in time and space. To live life again. And this time, to move the camera just a little more to the right! (Puerto de Atocha Railway Station, Madrid, Spain. October 2015)
Friday, 6 November 2015
I spotted this chap in Madrid, happily texting his mate or updating his Facebook profile whilst the rest of the band were engaged in an extended chorus. The band was a military affair - all very proper, very ordered, very organised. The smartphone is in splendid contrast to all that military braid and brass buttons.