After what seems like weeks of sunshine, finally thick, grey clouds appeared and heavy rain fell. Went outside for a while to enjoy the cool breeze and splashes of rain. One of the positive things about the lockdown has been more time to enjoy my garden. What I liked here, where the little spheres of water formed in the middle of the leaf, which glistened in the light. The original was a colour picture full of vibrant greens, but I prefer this version in back and white.
How do you feel about symmetry?
The waterlily is placed on thirds in the frame, but in itself symmetrical. For myself, I find symmetry rather unsettling – like a bow tie – so I like things to be slightly different.
This is another ‘details’ picture.
I found it outside an office building in Bloomsbury, London. I suppose most of my interest is narrative- “Was it thrown or was it lost?”. Part of me wants to write a short story about it.
It rains quite often in Shanghai. Almost like clearing your throat before you move on to another subject in a conversation. On this occasion I had just acquired a “new to me” Mamiya VI dating from the early 1950s and was wandering the streets looking for pictures to try it out. One of the nice things about using digital is the almost bottomless high ISO you can get compared to with film. This was taken as the light faded to twilight – people were going home, when the heavens opened and it began to rain. Women tried various tricks to try to keep themselves dry: I was just trying to protect the bellows on the camera (bad things happen if they get wet).
I like the colours in the picture and the way you can feel that it late afternoon and will soon be evening.