Fear Of Heights?

April 29, 2021  •  1 Comment
The camera had to hang over the parapet of the mighty Hoover Dam and peer into its depths with no visible means of support. Luckily, I did not do the same, since I used the self-timer to take delayed exposures, after I had braced the camera on the rim attached to a monopod. Equally, since I “self-insure”, I was also gripping tightly onto the camera...
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The Camera Never Lies

April 22, 2021  •  1 Comment
This image is one of a set of three, a “Triptych” of runners on the path surrounding the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park. Taken late afternoon in the Summer, directly into the sun, it provided a beautiful “black and white” opportunity to frame a fascinating silhouette, reminiscent of Balinese shadow puppetry. However, if you v...
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Composition Rules OK?

April 15, 2021  •  1 Comment
Apart from the grafitti tag which originated in 1970’s Britain, there is a serious question to be asked concerning “rules” of composition. I am not qualified to make an academic critique of the many guidelines for framing an image, whether in photography or in other visual arts. However, having been fascinated since adolescence by the work of paint...
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Millenium Saint Paul's

April 08, 2021  •  1 Comment
Both St. Paul’s and the adjacent Millenium Bridge are architectural gems, complementing each other across 3 centuries of stylistic change. Given the important, historical lines of sight to the cathedral and the need for aesthetic sensitivity, a satisfying solution was found by building a bridge with “flat supports”, allowing a clear view of St. Pau...
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Roofs

April 01, 2021  •  1 Comment
Other people’s homes are always fascinating, so being able to observe them from the 40 th floor of my apartment was a constant joy in New York. This view extends across 5 streets from W 65 th to W 69 th streets. The image is somewhat fussy, being full of detail, but I like the effect that it has, reminding me of a completed jigsaw puzzle. This is...
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