Developing Your Eye I: Water(ish)

Developing Your Eye I: Water(ish)

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

The next subject to shoot in this challenge is water. Since I couldn’t be bothered, I shot a manhole whose dents retained some rain water (and a lot of dirt). Admit it though: doesn’t the manhole look sort of picturesque?

 

Developing Your Eye I: Street Life (Death)

Developing Your Eye I: Street Life (Death)

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

Prompt two of this photo challenge discriminates against challenged people who can’t or won’t go out. I can but I won’t. I did though. Especially to fulfil this task, I left the flat and shot the nearest random street, which is the subject keyword for today.

 

Photo Gallery: Filtered and Faded

Photo Gallery: Filtered and Faded

My love of filters is almost as great as my lack of photo skills. I’ve just discovered a new faded-effect filter in Snapseed, the app I use for editing my seedy snaps. So now I slap the filter indiscriminately on everything. That’s how good I am.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered.

Developing Your Eye II: Urban Landscape

Developing Your Eye II: Urban Landscape

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

The protagonist of today’s photo should be the setting. I didn’t manage to get the street cleared for me to take a people-free photo, so don’t mind the pedestrians.

Photo Gallery: Graffiti and Grunge

Photo Gallery: Graffiti and Grunge

I have nothing nice to take pictures of. So I take pictures of not-nice. Which is nice.

Photo Gallery: Streets, Cars and People

Photo Gallery: Streets, Cars and People

I went out and found: pretty much nothing. Apart from a few streets, a surprising number of cars and some people. I shot them all.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting.

In railway halls, on pavements near the traffic,
They beg, their eyes made big by empty staring
And only measuring Time, like the blank clock.
—Stephen Spender

 

Photo Gallery: Supermarket

Photo Gallery: Supermarket

No  subject is too low to deserve a photo. Every moment is a potential occasion for photography. That’s at least what I’m telling myself because I have no life and hence nothing to take pictures of. To prove to myself that anything goes, I did a photo shoot in Tesco.

What I Hated the Least Today 191/365: Lost

What I Hated the Least Today 191/365: Lost

Bridges
Bridges

I’ve run out of my Ginkgo Biloba and I’m lost. I suspect that the memory pills might have been actually working. I hate to admit it (I always hate admitting things). Since I’ve stopped taking them, I’m constantly finding myself lost.

Yesterday I got on the wrong tram. In a city where I’ve lived for quite a while and which has exactly eight tram lines. Not much space for confusion here (but I’m resourceful). I saw my mistake on the next stop, duly got off and back I went on another tram in the opposite direction. (The right tram, this time.)

Today I thought I’d take a shortcut on my way home from a yoga class. I did get home but it was the opposite of a shortcut (a longcut?). It would’ve been a shortcut if I could fly over buildings (but I didn’t have my broom) and walk over water (but I’m clearly no Jesus). Well, at least I’ve seen a part of the town where I wouldn’t normally wander.

They say that not all who wander are lost. I strongly disagree. I am lost whenever I wander. Otherwise I wouldn’t wander. I’ll probably want to restock on brain pills. Unless I forget where I was going or get lost on the way. Or unless I forget. Full stop.