I have decided it is time for something new….a belated New Year decision!

A series entitled ‘One’. Each week I shall post an image containing just one individual in shot (this may morph as time goes on, and I might allow myself a single animal/object).

I had been giving some thought as to my photographic style, and whether there were any common themes running through my images over the years. I realised that I have frequently had reasonably deserted scenes, urban or otherwise, with just one individual in the frame, often fairly distant. Hence my idea for ‘One’. I have quite a number of these, possibly almost enough for a year’s worth of post, and I shall certainly continue..

To kick the series off, I am starting with one of my first, taken in the early 1980s during travels in Italy.ย  Seen in backstreet Venice early in the morning. Scanned from a slide, cropped, and enhanced with Nik Software….

Early morning in backstreet Venice

Early morning in backstreet Venice



  1. An excellent decision and theme. I often find myself wondering what it is I am trying to achieve through my photography as I will photograph anything and everything. I really ought to narrow down a style and perfect it! I look forward to following this series. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jude xx

    • Thanks for your positive vibes, Jude! It’s almost been a leitmotif for so long, but I’ve only just recognised it… I’m encouraged by the number of ‘likes’ already. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Very interesting Sue – there is something about the picture which definitely places it in the 1980s.

    • The film captures always look different, even when converted to digital, but perhaps there is a sense of time as well as place with the buildings…

  3. Susan! A wonderful idea and theme!!

  4. Suzanne

    What a clever idea. It could lead you to some interesting places and photographs. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Love the concept ๐Ÿ™‚ I also prefer taking pictures ‘uncluttered’ by people.


    Nice work ( ONE) I have been struggling with the same issue. Keep going!

    • I most certainly will keep going! Today I am going to start going through my digital images and tag the ‘one’s ….. then there will be the slides, which is such a mammoth task I keep putting it off. But little and often(ish), Rome wasn’t built in a day!! Appreciate your encouraging comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Interesting idea! Fresh start – looking forward to more!

  8. Oh! I love the crumbling romance!

  9. Interesting concept. I look forward to seeing these.

    • Thanks, Draco…I think it could be an interesting journey! I want to try some distant shots, some moody/stylised images, some ‘character studies’. Hopefully, some of it will work out

  10. Great idea for a theme Sue. Isn’t it funny how this happens? I felt this way when I first realised that I have this obession with photographing windows and door frames, especially if they are old with peeling paint!

    This is a very evocative shot of an early morning Venice, love it. I look forward to seeing more of your new series – Sherri ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks, Sherri! I, too, have an obsession with windows and doors, the peeler the paint the better, but decided to do my real photo leitmotif, now I’ve recognised that it’s been there nearly from the start…. Thanks for your encouraging comment, look forward to talking more along the ride ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Good idea and great start, Sue. I agree with Jude ๐Ÿ™‚

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