Craster is in my opinion one of the most picturesque harbours in England. I have taken many photographs of rope over the years but have never worked out why! Maybe it has something to do with ageing, that being by the sea, in and out of salt water gives them a certain unique look? Whatever the reason behind this close up, I know that the texture of the rope looks great in black and white. I didn’t go to Craster with a rope photograph in mind, but as soon as the sunlight hit this pile of old ropes I knew I had to try to capture a photograph of it.
This is a detail on the back wall of Ordsall Hall in Salford. This historic house dates back over 750 years. I believe that this part of the building is some of the oldest surviving part of the present hall which was built in the 15th century. One of the things that caught my eye when I walked past this wall are the simple white flower shapes set into the timber construction. The original image out of the camera looked very flat, but when you look closely at the texture you can see a lot of the hand made imperfections in the wood. This is enhanced by the post processing to a high contrast black and white photograph.
Dry Stone Walls can be seen in many parts of rural England but probably the best area for them in the UK is the Lake District National Park. I literally took this photograph through the passenger side window of my car whilst sat in the driving seat. Obviously the car was stopped, but it seemed that the camera was at the right height and the sun was lighting up the stones to create warm colours and nice shadows to give the photograph texture.
As soon as I start focusing on a certain subject matter with my photography I notice it more and that was particularly the case on this walk. Fortunately I am only wanting to share three of my skeleton / lone tree photos and this is the final one from that day. What caught my eye was the way that the sunlight was falling on the right side of the branches. According to the Ordnance Survey Map this tree was taken near Chase Wood and Park Pale about half a mile west of Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire.