Tuesday Photo Challenge – Lock.

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Lock.

A simple photo of a lock on doors securing a bank of electricity meters. The sixth shot taken with a Samyang 12mm f/2 lens I purchased used recently. It’s now part of my retro kit of three manual focus primes.

The camera and three lenses all fit in a tiny Domke bag and the whole kit weighs next to nothing. Ideal for resting my injured shoulder. It’s nice if I’m feeling like getting back to basics and shooting like I did as a photography student in the late 1970s.

Quite heavily edited in Snapseed including using the grunge tool before adding a blur and vignette around the edges of the frame. I finished off the edit with a simple white border.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Lock.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rectangles.

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rectangles.

Something a little different from me this week. As some of my regular readers may know, I fell of a ladder in early spring and spent almost two months in various hospitals and a rehab unit. I’m still having physiotherapy and have limited movement in the right shoulder although it is improving.

This is a section of the ceiling in the room I was in at the rehab unit. Having spent time in four rooms in four different hospitals I seem to think that three of them had these rectangular ceiling tiles. The only difference was the tracks crossing the ceilings and the electronics mounted in them.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Rectangles.

Friendly Friday: Bricks and Tiles.

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Bricks and Tiles.

I was thinking of things in nature that resemble bricks or tiles when I thought of this photo. It shows the scales forming the pattern on the forewing of a Magpie Moth. Some of the individual scales remind me of bricks and others remind me of overlying roof tiles.

Friendly Friday: Bricks and Tiles.

Steam Traction Engine Detail.

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the 1980s.

I had gone to the Cheshire Steam Rally early on Sunday morning. I was one of only a few people there early which meant good access to the machinery on display. I could isolate details and photograph the exhibitors polishing their machines and lighting the fire box.

This is part of the mechanism of one of the steam traction engines, the ornate paint and polished brass caught my eye.

Detail of a steam traction engine.