I missed two POTWs! I was at the Eden Festival for one of them (and I am still waiting for Jonathan to send me the photos – we shared his camera), and then last week I was at work/at Jonathan’s/knackered. But hey – my feature, my rules, I can skip a week or two if I want 😉
There almost wasn’t a POTW this week either, but I took advantage of my day off yesterday and went for a walk from Whitley Bay to Tynemouth. The walk is only a couple of miles, but it takes much longer than it should when you insist on climbing over a few hundred metres worth of rocks along the beach!
POTW June 20th – June 26th: Stairway to Heaven
Anyone who has looked at my photographs before will know that I am fascinated by the patterns made by light, metal, rocks, leaves, buildings, whatever. Quite often my eye is caught more by the shapes that objects make or the spaces in between them than by the objects themselves. I like this photograph because it feels uncomfortable and disjointed. I don’t call it uncomfortable out of any attempt to sound arty, I mean it literally – looking at it makes me feel uncomfortable. The shapes are wrong. The promenade does not line up with the horizon. The stairs lurch up out of nowhere and end abruptly. The railings are rusty orange on one side but not on the other. It’s all wrong. I like it because it’s wrong.
For those of you not yet convinced that I am utterly bonkers, have some more proof: this one looks rather like I discovered the location of Mother Nature’s genitals. I say it as I see it, okay? 😛
It also sort of looks like one of those pictures you can make by dropping coloured inks and blobs of oil into a bowl of water, then putting paper over the top.
And here’s my Moon landing photograph:
It’s not particularly colourful, but I find the patterns so eye-catching and otherworldly. Ooh look, we’re back to patterns again!
I haven’t been posting much because I’ve been so wiped out by work. I am SO tired, I’m not used to having to concentrate for such a large percentage of my day! It’s amazing how much energy it takes just to keep myself “switched on”, if that makes sense. So I hope everyone out there is okay and I will be back when I have enough brain left over to write with 😉