Both occasions I visited New York with my old College we took a trip to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the Upper East Side of New York City. The first time in 2005 was interesting and the building looks fantastic but the exhibits where slightly disappointing on both occasions . The photograph above was taken from the ground floor, just inside the entrance. The viewing gallery forms a gentle spiral from the ground level up to the top of the building, which can be seen around the edges of this picture. I struggled to like this picture, its very grainy and didn’t look very good in colour or black and white. In the end I used Photoshop to covert the original file to Black and White and then erased the center of the glass ceiling to bring back a touch of blue. Apart from the grain or noise produced by the low light, high ISO, compact camera situation I like this photograph, mainly for it’s interesting composition.
Sky photos always interest me and living near a busy international airport most of my life I have seen a lot of great views of nice skies with interesting plane trail patterns in the sky. This one isn’t the most interesting by a long shot but I felt that the winter branches coupled with the orange plane trail looked interesting enough to publish. It is often the case with photography that we walk past potential photo opportunities every day of our lives, if only we had walk by and seen the subject from a slightly different angle we might have seen the photo in our minds. This photo was taken back in January 2006, nearly twelve months ago (how time flies) and I was going to be ten minutes early to meet a friend so rather than hanging around outside his house till he was available I just walked slower and took my time and found this photograph by simply looking a little more at my surroundings, you never know what you might find!
My Uncle recently brought a farm in the small village of Horbling, in Lincolnshire. The house dates back from the Tudor times and is very interesting but needs a lot of restoration (currently uninhabitable). We had a large fire where we burnt a lot of the old wood and trees that have been cleared. You may or may not know but I really love fire, in a visual and photographic way of course though. It just makes for some very interesting photos like the one below. I also captured an image of what looks like a woman dancing in the flames, I might put that online one day for you.