Gallery: favourite detail photos of 2021
Increasingly as a photographer I find myself drawn to the little things. Even the most ordinary of sights, the places we pass every day, can seem more interesting if we focus on the details. And when travelling somewhere new, picking out those details can add colour and texture to a record of our travels.
For Tina’s Lens Artists challenge this week I am posting a series of galleries, each on a different theme and with a selection of my favourite images taken in the past year. Some have featured in previous posts, many have not.
My chosen themes reflect some of my favourite subjects for photography:
- Nature and landscape
- City life
I found details this year both close to home and on my travels in the UK (Shropshire, Liverpool, Yorkshire, Wiltshire) and Europe (Paris and Seville). They include both natural and man-made subjects.
My featured photo is of an Egyptian Goose in Bushey Park, west London, and was taken in March. The remaining images, below, are all in chronological order.
Swan feathers, Boston Manor Park, west London
Tree root in Cardingmill Valley, Shropshire, June 2021
Spotted in a window in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, June 2021
Pelican in St James’ Park, London, July 2021
Doors in Liverpool and in Masham, Yorkshire, August 2021
Street art in Montmartre, Paris, September 2021
In the Sacré Coeur, Paris, September 2021
Carving of a bagpipe player on a 15th century tomb in Hexham Abbey, Northumberland, September 2021
Art installation, Kew Gardens, west London, October 2021
Lichen on a log, Kew Gardens, west London, October 2021
In St Peter’s church, Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire, November 2021
Fallen bougainvillea flower, gardens of the Real Alcazar, Seville, November 2021
I’ll be rounding off with a final set of favourites, a miscellaneous selection, probably tomorrow!
Beautiful – all of them! But my favourite must be that picture of the Egyptian Goose – the colours are gorgeous and I can almost feel the textures of those feathers 😉.
Those birds are so beautiful if you study them closely even though they don’t necessarily seem so at first glance!
Oh, the Places We See
So much detail in each of these! I love your close-ups and “slices of life” in each one. Favorite? Has to be the pelican! Nice shot!
Thank you again 😊 I love photographing the pelicans there, they’re so used to people that they ignore us most of the time and just drift past serenely, giving lots of photo opps!
Oh my Sarah, you’ve taken this challenge and ran away with it. I love how you handled the white tones on the swan feathers. White is so difficult to process correctly and you did a superb job.
Thank you so much Anne 😊 I turned the swan shot into black and white which made it a bit easier to get the feathers to show up as I wanted, but I still think it could be better. I must try again with other swans in the future!
The angel in the dome of Sacré Coeur, Paris, is divinely gorgeous. You captured the image in perfect rays of light.
The light was perfect in there that day. I plan to do a whole post on it some time soon as we were able to take photos inside and make the most of it 🙂
I can hardly wait to read that post. 🙂
Uuuu, those door details! 😮 The first one is spectacular.
Sad to see the star on the tank. 🙁 The red star is a symbol of the fight against fascism. Slovenian politics wants to get rid of it now, after generations of kids born in Yugoslavia grew up with love for it. Mom had a huge red star on her shit the last time we chatted on skype. 😀
All in all, beautiful views. Who is able to spot details will never get bored.
Hihih!! On her shirt!! Please, correct! 😀 😀
Oh please, can I leave the typo?! It made me smile 😀 As to the red star, I think the image is meant to commemorate the man who stood in front of the tanks in Tiananmen Square – they had stars on them. Although he carried shopping, not a flower.
Hihih, you are naughty! And yes, I suppose you’re right.
You’ve got me started now. I’ll have to identify that door in Masham 😉
Near a tea shop on the north side of the market square, if I remember rightly 😀
Ah, near Johnny Baghdad’s, no doubt!
No, the other side I think – he’s near the church isn’t he? If you stand with your back to that corner and look diagonally across to your right you should be looking towards this 🙂
OK. Bordar House. I’ll look it out next time I go to yoga 🙂
I think you’ve dropped out of my Reader again. So annoying! Love the tank photo and the bear in the window and so many more!
Agh, I hate when that happens! Thank you for finding me again 🙂
the eternal traveller
This is a lovely collection of photos. I really like the stained glass windows.
Thank you – that was a serendipitous shot, as we’d only stopped in the village because we had time to kill ahead of a ticketed entry elsewhere!
You have a great eye for detail Sarah. It takes a leisurely stroll to look for the intricate detail.
Thanks Alison 🙂 Maybe it helps that I’m not such a fast walker these days?!
Me too 🙂
Inspired, and inspiring.
Thank you Mari 😊