Striking Structures and Textures

Striking Structures and Textures

I know. This looks like a totally random gallery I threw together when drunk. There’s however a hidden idea! All Most of these pictures have textures, patterns and structures in them, which are quite simple and straightforward and striking. That doesn’t really explain anything. So just take my word for it.

 

Developing Your Eye I: Monochrome Architecture

Developing Your Eye I: Monochrome Architecture

Part of WordPress’s photography course Developing Your Eye I.

The final task in this photo non-challenge is to paint architecture black and white. That’s a bit too obvious. So let’s twist it a little, pick a non-architecture and add some grunge. Now, much better.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian.

I carry my umbrella like a fierce shield bearer. I’ll pierce you with its spike when it comes to it.

 

 

Street Life in a Gritty City

Street Life in a Gritty City

Everything around me seems to be ugly, so I make it into an advantage. You couldn’t shoot this in civilisation. Here’s pretty much a proof that things are falling apart and everyone is dead.

Weekly Photo Challenge: (More) Windows

Weekly Photo Challenge: (More) Windows

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows.

 

 

Urban Grunge: Ugly and Pretty

Urban Grunge: Ugly and Pretty

   Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders.
—Carl Sandburg, “Chicago”

The other day I ventured on a business trip. It was good but the best thing about it was when it ended. It involved getting up at 3:45 am. I normally go to bed at 4:00 am. Yes. As far as my as my zombie condition allowed, I busied myself taking photos from trains and buses. I’m a firm believer in the ugly being pretty when it comes to it.

The Noise in the House in the Night

The Noise in the House in the Night

I’m waiting for my bedtime and not really up to anything. So I penned a poem (so-called). I was just listening.


In the middle of the night (but not midnight)
The laptop is humming
The old heater is crackling (but not heating
properly)
The cat isn’t purring (she doesn’t care
she should
for my poem)

A scream in the street
A door banging somewhere
More screaming coming
From seemingly everywhere
(A drunk domestic?)

The toilet flushing
Upstairs
The ancient floor creaking
Above my head

The house is unwell

Developing Your Eye I: Solitude Sucks

Developing Your Eye I: Solitude Sucks

Part of WordPress’s photography course Developing Your Eye I.

Yeah, I’m seriously interpreting the photo prompt solitude with a picture of three people. The couple was making out (the bastards stopped just before I snapped them) and the woman sitting at the bench was looking at them with apparent envy. Because solitude sucks. Sometimes.

Developing Your Eye I: Only Connect

Developing Your Eye I: Only Connect

Part of WordPress’s photography course Developing Your Eye I.

Today’s obvious photo prompt asks to connect. I did so on several levels. I shot a horror snap of railway tracks, railway being the literal means of connection. The snap was taken very early in the morning, which represents the connection between night and day. So clever, right? And no, of course I didn’t bother to get up at an impossible hour only for the sake of shooting a premeditated photo. I had to be up anyway and the snap was just opportune. Or random, to be more exact.

Only connect!

Live in fragments no longer.

—E. M. Forster

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows.

 

Still falls the Rain—

Dark as the world of man, black as our loss—

—Edith Sitwell