First in Dorset. Now West Yorkshire - Mostly Halifax . . . Getting to know the place.
Good one for B&W. Really brings out the texture.
This is great perspective, I love how the wall fades away in both directions.
Even the sky adds to this shot. Great angle Lucy.
Great texture in the bricks and a dynamic sky.
Love it--such a dramatic shot. Great in B&W. Mickie :)
Hello Scott, Woody and Chuck, Carver, LauraX and Forgetmenot.So glad you like the drama and textures of an old brick wall. When I had taken this photo, I turned round to find a retired engineer waiting to ask why I was photographing it. When I said I had become fascinated by the bricks in this particular town, he told me lots about its history. Sometimes passers by find it odd when I'm taking a photo of something very ordinary. It's quite exciting when someone stops who appreciates the skill and artistry that has gone into the creation of what might otherwise seem mundane in an urban environment.Lucy
Your viewpoint gives the wall a massive, lasting quality.Unusual to have such a pleasant encounter - most people seem to think photographers are mad!
Hello Dragonstar. So glad you like the photo of the wall. It was, indeed, a very solid one.I agree it was good to have a conversation with a passer by who had a genuine interest in the subject matter.When I was taking this picturehttp://messageinamilkbottle.blogspot.com/2011/04/car-park.htmla few moments earlier, someone asked if I was gathering photographic evidence of weeds in the carpark so I could complain to the council - and there was me thinking they are pretty!Generally, people are disappointed when they stop to see what I am doing. (And, yes, often think I am mad and sort of shuffle away in confusion!) They rarely see the point of looking at anything in particular unless there is something unusual about it - like the presence of a rare insect or beautiful butterfly . . or reason for complaint! The 'is-ness' of things, the individual beauty of ordinary objects eludes most of us most of the time.Lucy
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