For WordPress weekly photo challenge – scale.
I will be back with more for this challenge. I saw this gas station through the window of my bus, speeding through the night, and grabbed this hurried and blurred shot with my iPhone.
It looked oddly out of scale in the dark.
in the rain
― Jack Kerouac, The Subterraneans
Everything but pedestrian, for WordPress weekly photo challenge.
Today, I finally bought my own copy of The Americans by Robert Frank with a sublime introduction by Jack Kerouac.
The perfect blend of photography, writing and poetry.
Inspired by one of my sporadic visits to the Tate Modern.
*Shot with Fujifilm X100F with fixed 23mm (35mm full frame equivalent) lens at ISO 800, f/5.6 and 1/200s with edits applied in Lightroom CC and Analog Efex Pro 2*
…places where, if you die, you may simply die with the knowledge that your killer was in the wrong
― Lucy Wadham, The Secret Life of France
For WordPress weekly photo challenge – pedestrian
*Shot with Fujifim X100F with fixed 23mm (35mm full frame equivalent) lens at ISO 200, f/4 and 1/120s with a smidgen of editing in Lightroom CC and (my old favourite – and free – plugin) Analog Efex Pro 2*
Strangely transparent, they seemed like windows to a world beyond, but however long I peered into their depths, there was nothing I could see
― Haruki Murakami
For WordPress weekly photo challenge – Windows
There are a lot more windows here and here.
*Shot with Fujifilm X100F with 23mm (35mm fixed frame equivalent) fixed lens, ISO 200, 1/140s at f/5.6 with some added mystery applied with Affinity Photo which, along with Affinity Designer, I’m exploring as a credible Photoshop CC replacement*
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost, and what you had, and what you lost
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
I took this shot during a walk back in Salamanca before returning to Africa.
Even at the time I took the shot, I was captivated by this painting. Had the artist been there I would indeed have taken it there and then.
But, it was not to be.
There were at least three paintings, each with a dreamlike quality, each stacked against each other, seeming to peel back a layer of the beautiful city which formed a backdrop to the canvases.
And, in preparing this image, I couldn’t resist adding another layer of my own.
For WordPress weekly photo challenge – Layered.
*Made with Fujifilm X100F and 23mm (35mm full frame equivalent) fixed lens, ISO200, f/4 at 1/1500s with an extra layer of oil applied in Photoshop CC*
Waiting for you to come along
Waiting for you to hear my song
Waiting for you to come along
Waiting for you to tell me what went wrong
Waiting For The Sun – The Doors
Lizard, waiting, in Akosombo, Ghana, for WP Weekly Photo Challenge – Waiting
I think it is a male West African Rainbow lizard (‘agama agama africana’). If you know more, please do say.
*Shot with Fujufilm X100F and fixed 23mm (35mm full frame equivalent) lens at ISO 200, f/4 and 1/150s*
It’s just a question of time
Before they lay their hands on you
And make you just like the rest
– A Question of Time, Depeche Mode
Structure can be the death of us.
For WP Weekly Photo Challenge – Structure. Extract from Fashion Show II”, acrylic on canvas, 2011, by Godwin Sowah Adjei.
*shot with iPhone 6S, art on the wall, hotel in Accra, Ghana*
Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man
― Henry Adams
My photo captures a sculpture on the South Bank of the Thames in London. It caught my eye because the distorted reflection of grandiose structures that now shape the financial district, the City of London, appeared so much like the Earth as I imagine it from space.
The placing of the fantastical city on the edge of the beautiful blue earth seemed a metaphor for man’s misplaced sense of mastery of the universe.
I wonder how many passing by that day felt the same?
For WP Weekly Photo Challenge – Structure
*shot with Fujifilm X100F with fixed 23mm (35mm full frame equivalent lens) at ISO800, f/9.0 and 1/900s*
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length
― Robert Frost
This is my second interpretation of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Corner (you can see my first interpretation here).
*Shot with Fujifilm X100F with fixed 23mm (35mm full frame equivalent) at ISO800, f/4 and 1/900s from the top of The Shard in London*