Experimenting on the beach

My Sony phone has a backlight option on its camera, which allows photos taken pointing towards the sun to be more than a blur. the photo I have chosen for this week was taken from a crouching position, looking towards the in-coming tide and the low autumn sunshine. The textures of the sand on the beach and the reflections in the pool of water add to the experimental nature of this composition.

Light, waves, textures and reflections
Light, waves, textures and reflections
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Window to water

Recently I have become fascinated by the effects of light and weather on the view of the beck near home. I took a snap to record the level of the water following some heavy rain. Then I took one at a different angle to see how they compared. It was spitting with rain at the time.

Parallel to to the bridge
Parallel to to the bridge in light rain
At an angle, light rain
At an angle, light rain

On a sunny morning I took a photo, which was clearer.

On a sunny morning
On a sunny morning

Then on a sunny afternoon there was the glare of the sun’s reflection. I took two more photos.

A sunny afternoon
A sunny afternoon
Portrait, sunny afternoon
Portrait, sunny afternoon

The bridge makes a window to the beck. The Daily Post’s photo challenge is Window.

Which photo do you like best?

Literary Heritage

This week the photo challenge from the Daily Post is Heritage.

There has been an increase in the popularity of street art in recent years. Not the art of pavement artists, whose work in chalk is washed away by heavy rain, but more permanent art on the walls of buildings.

I have made a few attempts at snapping a scene from Gulliver’s Travels. Shadows cast by neighbouring buildings usually prevent the painting from being seen at its best. However my photo taken in March this year is more evenly lit. The connection between the book and the site of this illustration is that the author, Jonathan Swift, lived in Whitehaven as a young child.

A scene from Gulliver's Travels
A scene from Gulliver’s Travels