The studio and shop of a ceramic artist, Christmas Steps, in the city centre; 10 July 2015.

To me, this image “opens out” towards the right, from between the dark triangles at upper and lower left.  I imagine that this is a result of my starting to look at the image from the left.

But my eyes cannot settle.  They are first drawn towards the leaning darknesses of the windows on the right.  But, gazing at these, the few colours remain as small pale flames in my peripheral vision – an itch that needs to be scratched –  and I cannot help but glance back left towards them; before being drawn back right to the slanting darknesses once more. 

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There are other images from Christmas Steps here and here.

Canon G11 PowerShot at 37mm (equivalent); 200 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Architectural preset and selectively restoring colour.


    • Glad it hits you, Paula – thank you! And yes, you’re right, I do have an adventurous streak, tho these days its more visual in nature than anything else. And, also, there’s me thinking I’m the only one who utters “great stuff” >>> great stuff!!!


  1. Whoa, this is dizzying! A part of me is finding it hard not to try to imagine (first) the position in which you found yourself to get this perspective, and (second) whether you achieved it intentionally. But the rest of me rests assured that you did, and that your artistic tendencies kept reasonable control of your equilibrium.


    • Oh I never have equilibrium – foreign concept, old boy, bit like brushing my teeth with a fine malt! And I love “the position in which you found yourself”! Simple fact is tho, I like to look for different perspectives – and I am amply aided in this by the totally articulated screen on my G11 PowerShot, which is and has always been a total revelation. I am of course married to my big DSLRs and, in any case, I don’t think an articulated screen would work with them, due to their weight and size, but for the much smaller Canon it is a perfect combination – and hence angles like this. A


      • I could actually understand the malt brushing, in an emergency field situation, provided that one doesn’t adulterate it with toothpaste. Meanwhile, I’m relieved that you were able to achieve your desired perspective without having to disarticulate anything musculoskeletally.

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