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.

 

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.

Developing Your Eye I: Big and Badass

Developing Your Eye I: Big and Badass

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

The prompt for today’s shooting venture is really just big but I added badass for extra effect. Another extra of my response is the fact that I actually shot this with a real camera. Sure, on auto, because I suck, but I dragged the DSLR thing out of the depths of the closet and took it for an outing. My first in a year or so. Even more, I shot it in portrait mode, which I otherwise never use for reasons I forgot (but they must have been good). Here’s big and badass on several levels then.

 

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: 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?

 

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.

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.