Snow from our flat in Glasgow, 2009
Bicycles outside the library of the University of Edinburgh, 2011
Ocean City, Maryland
Hadrian's Wall, going on and away
Filed under Edinburgh, Scotland, The Now
Tagged as beach, bicycles, contemplation, Glasgow, Hadrian's Wall, Maryland, Northern England, Ocean City, peace, setting aside the clutter, snow, stone, travel, vistas
I love all these photographs. You have a wonderful eye.
Thank you! I give them a helping hand with http://pixlr.com/o-matic/ – spend way too much time on there tinkering.
I’m thinking about Gertrude Stein when I look at this collection Helen. Something about the way the roads are traveled and what that says about a culture.
That’s quite a compliment – I wish I could find something worthy to say after this. I was thinking of angles of approach when I chose the pictures – above, aslant, ahead, not anything more erudite, really.
So beautiful. Your photos give me such a lovely way to travel places in my mind.
Thank you – I hoped they were peaceful images for the weekend, for looking at over croissants and coffee.
These are so lovely. The bicycles against the fence are especially striking, with that long diagonal march of spiky posts receding into the distance, and the circular wheels against it.
Coming from you, that is huge. I just read your good news post (still catching up a bit) – congratulations on the impending move!
I love these, the connectedness of them, how there is a ghostliness of manmade constructs, yet no people to be seen. Really beautiful and haunting.
I like taking pictures when no one is around. In fact, I like to be in urban centres that are strangely deserted when the light is still good. It’s a good time to think and just breathe.
Beautiful Helen! I am especially enamoured with those snow covered cars. And your title.
Thank you! Snow is such a rare thing here, it makes everyone a little happier while it manages to lie. Very different from where you are.
I do love the emptiness and graded light, the gentle geometry. Makes me want to go back to photography but I think my ex the ego-filled photographer has stamped on that! Back to words. Do you think it is possible to savour both?
He doesn’t have to hold power over your images – and words go rather nicely with pictures, I think – on the internet at any rate. Something about a screen makes my vision slide about, while a picture can provide a little anchor sometimes.
You’re right. I need to separate mentally and let myself explore image properly again. But conditioning and influence go a long way. I do love fiddling on the screen, with my camera.
Yes, those anchors.
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