As my penultimate blog of the week, here are five further images from The Shed gallery by other photographers, which I find beautiful, provocative, touching or inspirational. Thanks to all who took them!
My first image of the day is ‘Legless’ by Mark Thomas. It’s just a great image – both funny and witty, which isn’t easy – and I love the Man Ray ‘rayograph’ feel.
|Legless - by Mark Thomas|
My second choice is ‘Apple’ by John Stevens. I’m not usually a fan of post-production – natural light is everything for me - but this image is something different. Rather than being part of the horrible urge to make melodrama out of drama, this is more like pop art, with a Warhol feel in the great choice of colour. It’s great!
|Apple - by John Stevens|
My third choice is ‘Clearing Rain Over the Dales’ by Helen Clark. I absolutely love Helen’s set of photos, not just because they’re such great examples of landscape photography at different scales, but because the subject matter is so close to my heart – the Dales and the Lakes are very much the background to my childhood. In this shot Helen has really captured the essential feel of the Dales – the ancient land, the dilapidated stone walling, the kaleidoscopic light and particularly the ever-changing skies, where several weather fronts always seem to be colliding.
|Clearing Rain over the Dales - by Helen Clark|
Image number four is ‘Juxtaposition composition Building with Tree’ by Pete Hackett. Simple and striking, the shape and texture of the geometric man-made building is set against an organic natural form, with neither gaining dominance. It’s this equal weighting that really makes the picture.
|Juxtaposition composition Building with Tree |
- by Pete Hackett
My final image today is Sky-Scoop by Lauren Fox. What is there to say? A perfect example of when simple is best.
|Sky Scoop - by Lauren Fox|
- Caroline Collett