Lost Shoes on the Mountain

Lost Shoes on the Mountain

Just as I got to near the top of Snowdon I spotted this pair of what seemed to be abandoned walking boots next to this rock. There wasn’t anybody around, but now when I look at this picture I have to wonder if there was a person sat on the other side of this large rock. If not I wonder how they got there and who in their right mind decided now was a good time for a spot of walking bare foot back down the mountain side?

Colourful Beach Huts

Colourful Beach Huts

This is a close=up view of the back of the brightly painted wooden beach huts at Whitby. I love the four different, bright colours that these huts are painted. It is more of a patterned photograph, but it reminds me of childhood summers by the coast (although I don’t recall ever visiting the town of Whitby before). I chose to zoom in and focus on the blue hut and let the ones in the distance blur out of focus.

Trio of Scooters

Trio of Scooters

I was very close to not lifting my camera to my eye to capture the above photograph. It was the bright red of the middle scooter that made me want to record this image, as I knew I would turn the rest of the picture black and white in Photoshop to focus attention towards the centre bike. The much more modern looking, larger scooter on the right put me off, I still feel it would have been better it all the scooters were the same, but this obviously was out of my control.

Street Lamp

This street lamp and shadow were photographed in Rome, but I had seen something similar done before in a competition with the set subject of shadows. The author of the shot I saw had used a lamp on the side of a building like this one and then used Photoshop to paint in the light bulb to make it appear turned on. However I was very lucky with the above capture. This is as I found it, ornate shadow cast across the smooth render of an old Italian building in late afternoon with the light switched on. I couldn’t believe my luck!

Messy Graffiti Tags

Messy Graffiti Tags

Street Art is something I always keep an eye open for when walking around a new city with my camera. However, I am of the opinion that graffiti tags are less art and more vandalism. The above photograph illustrates this perfectly. The door handle almost disappears with this mess of coloured text scribbled all over it. Graffiti is one of the greatest urban and contemporary art forms, yet tagging like this just ruins the city landscape in my opinion.