Vanishing point shadows

From time to time something catches my eye when I am out and about with my phone. I take a photo, then I notice something different about the same subject so I take another and build up a small collection.

A few years ago I became fascinated by a particular bridge. I took loads of photos, which I haven’t shared here.

More recently (after struggling to find an example of vanishing point for the Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge) I noticed the shadows of a fence along the side of a fairly long road between fields. I have decided to post some of those this week. The height of the sun (and hence the length of the shadows) varies at different times of day and seasons. 

Notice how the shadows follow the curve of the road. At the bend there is a bridge with metal railings, which cast a different shadow.

Some days are not bright enough for shadows!

Incidentally the next Blogging from A to Z Challenge is in April. Will you be taking part?

On the Hunt for Joy – Week 5 – Count Chimneys

Ceen Neuner’s On the Hunt for Joy challenge this week is to count chimneys.

There are some very interesting shapes of chimneys. It can be awkward to find a good vantage point to catch the light and distinguish between the individual chimney pots. Many of these chimneys are left over from before central heating was installed. Others may still be connected to an open grate or a wood-burning stove. Some may have been lined to keep fumes from a gas fire or boiler from entering the building. Most of my photos have been cropped. Can you spot the weather vane?

Some churches

This week I have too much choice of material to use for a blog post and too little time to do it justice. So instead of a post about one place I am gathering together some photos on a theme. We have visited all these churches in the past fortnight. It is interesting to see the difference that sunlight makes to the appearance of buildings. Sometimes it is impossible to be far enough away to fit the whole building into the shot.