Well, here I am on Day 5 of the 5 day Black and White Photograph Challenge where for 5 days you share a monochrome photograph…..
Today, a theme that has run through my photography ever since I started, my photographic leitmotif if you like. Ruins…. abandoned, decay, call it what you like. Until relatively recently, I haven’t been able to create the images I wanted. In the early days, they were just a record of places I had been to. But now, I hope, I am beginning to put some mood, some atmosphere into the images.
I played about with this one (of Brighton’s old West Pier) a little in Nik Silver Efex to bring out the sky (I love the way some of the cloud seems to hover over the pier) and the pebbles on the beach. Perhaps I have been a bit vicious with the crop, but I wanted the ‘so near, yet so far’ statement.
Here are the images from the previous four days:
So, to my last invite…today I would like to nominate Mingophoto of Strassenfotografien, who has a great eye for the small details of daily life in the streets. Remember, no pressure, you do not need to take up the challenge!